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Novotel Edinburgh Centre

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Cheney, Washington
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Reviewed 10 July 2014

We stayed in this property June 21st and 22nd. The hotel is modern, clean and comfortable. Breakfast was good but my issue was security and the staff knowledge. Both extremely important. We were visiting home from USA and my mother stayed one night while we booked two night to sight see. They did not change names on the room as... More 

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Craig M, General Manager at Novotel Edinburgh Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We treat all of our comments with the utmost seriousness and we will be investigating this matter accordingly. Kind regards, More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2014

The Novotel is a modern hotel with good facilities. It is less than a 30 minute walk from Waverley Rail Station. It is close to Grassmarket with many pubs and restaurants. The Novotel bar prices are a complete rip off. Wi-Fi is free but signal is very weak

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Craig M, General Manager at Novotel Edinburgh Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Kind regards, More 

Surrey, U.K.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2014

Whilst we have used Novotel in the past the modern style is not usually our preferred choice. On this ocassion our criteria were that we wanted a hotel for just a 1 night stay in Edinburgh that was ideal as a base to walk from but that could offer parking. The Novotel looked to fit the bill and we were... More 

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Craig M, General Manager at Novotel Edinburgh Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving your thoughts. I appreciate your positive feedback on hotel rooms, staff and the location. I have taken note of your concern about baby swimming classes in our pool and apologise for your disappointment. I will discuss your concern my team and hope to find the solution. Once again I appreciate you sharing your experience and look... More 

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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2014

Myself and my husband were in Edinburgh for three nights. From the moment we entered the hotel till we left , service was great. The staff are very welcoming and helped us to get around Edinburgh by ourselves. Food in the restaurant was great and room was clean.

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Craig M, General Manager at Novotel Edinburgh Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your great feedback. The whole hotel staff is looking forward to welcome you again! Kind regards More 

Lincoln, Nebraska
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2014 via mobile

We stayed here in mid June for vacation and to pick up a Trafalger tour. We stayed for 5 days. The location is a short walk from Grassmarket (5 min.) and about 15 min. walk to the Royal Mile. Room was clean and quiet. The wireless is poor but I was supposed to be on vacation! The thing that really... More 

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Craig M, General Manager at Novotel Edinburgh Centre, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your positiv review, I am delighted that you enjoyed your visit to the Novotel Edinburgh Centre.I will share your feedback with our team. I look forward to welcome you again. Kind regards More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2014

Lovely hotel located about a twenty minute walk from Princess Street or a short taxi ride at a cost of approx £6. Nice clean hotel and good sized bedrooms. Good choice at the breakfast buffet. Would revisit and recommend Only negative was there was no handbasin in the seperate toilet in the room.

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Craig M, General Manager at Novotel Edinburgh Centre, responded to this review

Many thanks for posting your comments. We appreciate all feedback very much and the team and I look forward to welcoming you back at Novotel Edinburgh Centre. Kind regards More 

Bristol England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2014

I could not get into my usual favourite so I plumped for the Novotel and I enjoyed my stay. Lauriston Place is just behind the Grassmarket so is a little further away from the centre of the city but Edinburgh is such a wonderful city that it is good to stay at a different location and explore. If you are... More 

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Craig M, General Manager at Novotel Edinburgh Centre, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind review. It is much appreciated and I can assure you that my team will be delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay. I look forward to welcoming you back again very soon. Kind regards, More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 27 June 2014

Great hotel. Clean, tidy rooms with ultra comfy beds. Very little outside noise heard from room above road. Staff at check in and meals etc are incredibly friendly and helpful, providing an outstanding service. Pool and jacuzzi etc are great although changing rooms are very small and lack privacy. Location is great - only a short walk to the extremely... More 

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Craig M, General Manager at Novotel Edinburgh Centre, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great feedback, I will share it with my team. We looking forward to welcome you again in our hotel. Kind regards, More 

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109 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2014

Modern business hotel conveniently located in the heart of the city and right behind Edinburgh castle. Not cheap / not expensive. Comfortable, well-designed bedrooms. Well above average breakfast served and with plenty of choice. One minor complaint: coffee sachets in bedroom could do with upgrading to better quality.

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Craig M, General Manager at Novotel Edinburgh Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments and compliments – I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay and I look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards, More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 June 2014 via mobile

Friendly check in. Corporate rate of £71 so extremely good value for room and breakfast. Bed was firm but comfortable for my taste. Funky clean bathroom with ok toiletries. Very convenient location. Didn't have chance to try the leisure facilities. Buffet breakfast plentiful and tasty

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Craig M, General Manager at Novotel Edinburgh Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive feedback, we looking forward to see you again, perhaps than you have the time to enjoy our leisure facilities. Kind regards, More 

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Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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The Novotel Edinburgh Centre is an AA rated 4 star hotel in the centre of Edinburgh. Perfect for a holiday in the Scottish capital, close to Edinburgh Castle and the lively Grassmarket Area, 10 min walk from Princes Street shopping and the Royal Mile. The famous Arthurs Seat is 15 min walk away and Edinburgh International Airport 15 min drive. Relax with friends or family and enjoy Elements Restaurant and Bar, 24 hour room service, indoor pool, sauna, steam room, gym and whirlpool. Limited pay parking. Complimentary WiFi available. ... more   less 

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Address: 80 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh EH3 9DE, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town
Price Range: $98 - $309 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Novotel Edinburgh Centre 4*
Number of rooms: 180
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Also Known As:
Novotel Edinburgh Centre Hotel Edinburgh
Accor Edinburgh Centre
Edinburgh Novotel
Novotel Edinburgh Centre Scotland
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#9 Green Hotel in Edinburgh
#40 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
#52 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
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