"The hotel anf staff were really nice but we left disappointed. The spa facilities were closed for refurbishment, there was no mention on booking and t ... " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 22 Jan 2018

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Hotel Description

Our customers tell us they enjoy Novotel Edinburgh Centre's central location. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Grassmarket. Features include free WiFi in public areas, plus an indoor pool and a restaurant. This 4-star hotel has 180 rooms. All rooms offer free WiFi and sofa beds.

  • All rooms offer sofa beds, 24-hour room service and digital TV
  • Free WiFi
  • Grab something to eat at the restaurant or stop for a drink at the bar/lounge
  • Full breakfast served daily for a fee
  • Self-parking available for a fee
  • Take a swim in the indoor pool
  • Services include dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services and tour or ticket assistance
  • On-site recreation includes a fitness centre and a sauna
  • Guests speak favourably about the area's walkability and the proximity to shopping
  • Within a 10-minute walk of Grassmarket and Royal Lyceum Theatre
  • Pets welcome for a fee

Superior Room

Bed Count 2 Single Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Executive Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Superior Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Executive Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Novotel Edinburgh Centre ratings based on 31 verified reviews

Review Summary
3.7 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Novotel Edinburgh Centre

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 28 Apr 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

6 Jun 2019 by AZUNGI

Dear Guest It was an absolute pleasure having you here! Thank you for being so kind and for choosing us during your visit to Edinburgh! Best Regards A. ZUNGI

3 out of 5

Posted by on 10 Jan 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 29 Dec 2018

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3 out of 5
The room was clean and functional, with a good central location. However, the hotel lacked in service (delays in responding to issues, staff disorganised and lacking in training, took hours to find an alternative pillow) and the breakfast buffet was of poor quality.

Posted by on 18 Dec 2018

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3 out of 5

Spa facilities closed

The hotel anf staff were really nice but we left disappointed. The spa facilities were closed for refurbishment, there was no mention on booking and this was main reason for chosing this hotel so we could relax and enjoy the facilities. Would have chosen different hotel if we were informed really frustrated and disappointed

Posted by , from manchester on 22 Jan 2018

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4 out of 5

Really nice hotel with Spa across from Castle

Pros: Quality, service, location and parking
Cons: Evening meal was a big disappointment.
Ideally situated modern Hotel with swimming pool/gym/spa across from Edinburgh castle with great parking, Ideally located for shops, restaurants and Castle. Everything perfect apart from evening meal 2 x penne carbonara warm and watery/milk for £12 each, Dessert sorbets turned out to be ice cream at £6.00 each on the first night, wasnt expecting much different for breakfast due to the evening meal but WOW great breakfast all freshly cooked and huge selection from all cooked cereals fruits yogurts juices cheeses and breads etc. The breakfast truly made up for the previous evening. I would highly recommend this hotel and will definitely choose to stay here again however evening meals I would chose to dine outwith in many other restaurants locally instead.

Posted by , from Aberdeenshire on 23 Oct 2017

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3 out of 5
Fantastic location and excellent staff. The first room we were given was not great, carpet very dirty and smelt badly of cigarette smoke. Staff changed our room without hesitation. Our second room was ok but feel it didn't meet our expectations. Breakfast was very good.

Posted by on 15 Feb 2017

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4 out of 5

Great location. All you need for a great price.

Clean , friendly staff. Family room a little short on space , but overall a pleasant stay and would definitely book again

Posted by , from Carlisle , UK on 2 Aug 2016

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4 out of 5

Short Break

Very well appointed and comfortable room - fridge/safe and other usual facilities - excellent HD plasma TV. The hotel has a very modern/minimalist decor and seating. Brilliant location - but if you are looking for a uniquely Scottish experience or a party hotel, this is not it. Would go back again and would recommend.

Posted by on 22 May 2015

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5 out of 5

Great trip with my husband

Lovely hotel would def go again great location lovely pool and facilities

Posted by on 31 Mar 2015

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Property Features

Novotel Edinburgh Centre offers its guests an indoor pool, a sauna, and a fitness centre. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. Event space at this hotel measures 786 square feet (73 square metres) and includes conference centres. Tour or ticket assistance, multilingual staff, and concierge services are also featured at the business-friendly Novotel Edinburgh Centre. Limited parking is available for a fee and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. This 4-star Edinburgh hotel is smoke free.

  • 180 guestrooms or units
  • 786 sq ft of conference space
  • 73 sq. m of conference space
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Conference centre
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Computer for guest use
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Indoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Sofa bed
  • Free cots/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge) , Parking (limited spaces) , Offsite parking discounted rates available


  • Airport: Edinburgh (EDI) (12.1 km / 7.5 mi)
  • Train station: Edinburgh Haymarket Station (1.3 km / 0.8 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Novotel Edinburgh Centre offers 180 forms of accommodation with a safe and coffee/tea makers. Digital televisions are provided. Bathrooms include a shower, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. This Edinburgh hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Pull-out sofa bed
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Television
  • Digital channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a full breakfast daily.

The TAP Bar & Kitchen – This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. A children's menu is available.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an indoor pool, a sauna and a fitness centre.


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets: GBP 10.00 per pet, per night


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Parking height restrictions apply


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: GBP 13.95 for adults and GBP 0.00 for children (approximately)
  • Self-parking fee: GBP 22 per night
  • Nearby parking fee: GBP 18.00 per 24 hours
  • Pet fee: GBP 10.00 per pet, per night
  • Late check-out fee: GBP 10 (subject to availability)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Novotel Edinburgh Centre Hotel
  • Novotel Edinburgh Centre
  • Accor Edinburgh Centre
  • Edinburgh Novotel
  • Novotel Edinburgh Centre Scotland
  • Novotel Edinburgh Centre Hotel Edinburgh

You should know

  • Pool access available from 7 AM to 10 PM.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.