Faultless location and check-in. The castle view from the room was spectacular - there was nothing about the facilities in the room to be negative about. The swimming pool is bijou. As part of our package, an evening meal was provided. Oh dear - considering that I would say at least 70% of the residents in the hotel were tourists, the fare on offer did not raise the status of Scottish Cuisine. The selection of starters were good and fresh, the mains ( salmon - beautifully cook, credit where credit's due), Chicken, (rather paley waley and not appetising) and a mound of pasta slathered with tomato sauce and a months supply of olives, was indigestible. Vegetables were ...er....not good.
Dessert choice - well words fail me as for their quality, or rather lack of. It could have been so much more, for very little more. ( happy to supply suggestions on request if the hotel want to contact me), but a good evening meal would have been a very good selling point.
And so to bed....the mattress had all the comfort of a marble slab...
Breakfast was ok - the croissants were world class. Where did they come from? - no joke they were magnificent.
Check out was smooth, and staff fantastic. Would I stay again? - I would love to, but only if I could be promised a comfortable bed. Here's hoping....
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Novotel Edinburgh Centre Hotel Edinburgh
- Accor Edinburgh Centre
- Edinburgh Novotel
- Novotel Edinburgh Centre Scotland