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Indoor pool
In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, free cots/infant beds
In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, free cots/infant beds
In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, free cots/infant beds

Guest reviews

4.2 out of 5 Very good
974 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Pool
Free WiFi
Pet Friendly
Spa
Restaurant
Gym

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided

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Explore the area

Popular LocationGrassmarket5 min walk
Popular LocationThe Hub10 min walk
Popular LocationEdinburgh Castle11 min walk
AirportEdinburgh (EDI)35 min drive

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  • Superior Room, 1 Queen Bed with Sofa bed

    4.5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 28 sq m
    • Sleeps 4
    More detailsSuperior Room, 1 Queen Bed with Sofa bed
  • Superior Room, 2 Single Beds

    4.7/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 28 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsSuperior Room, 2 Single Beds
  • Executive Room, 1 Queen Bed with Sofa bed

    4/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 28 sq m
    • Sleeps 4
    More detailsExecutive Room, 1 Queen Bed with Sofa bed
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed with Sofa bed

    4.5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 25 sq m
    • Sleeps 4
    More detailsStandard Room, 1 Queen Bed with Sofa bed
  • Executive Room, 1 Queen Bed, View

    4.5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 28 sq m
    • Sleeps 3
    More detailsExecutive Room, 1 Queen Bed, View

About this area

Edinburgh

Located in Edinburgh's Old Town neighbourhood, Novotel Edinburgh Centre is in the city centre. Grassmarket and Princes Street are worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Princes Street Gardens and Calton Hill. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at Murrayfield Stadium or Musselburgh Racecourse. Our guests appreciate the hotel's central location.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Grassmarket - 5 min walk
  • Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) - 8 min walk
  • National Museum of Scotland - 9 min walk
  • The Hub - 10 min walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 11 min walk

Getting around

  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station - 15 min walk
  • AirportEdinburgh (EDI) - 35 min drive

Restaurants

  • The TAP Bar & Kitchen — 1 min walk
  • Timberyard - 3 min walk
  • The Fat Pony - 3 min walk
  • Le Café Bleu - 4 min walk
  • Dragonfly - 4 min walk

About this property

Novotel Edinburgh Centre

4-star Edinburgh hotel in Old Town, walk to Grassmarket
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hotel has an indoor pool and a fitness centre. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, a bar/lounge, a sauna and a conference centre are on-site. All 180 rooms provide conveniences such as all-in-one washer and dryer and sofa beds, plus complimentary wireless Internet access and TVs with digital channels. 24-hour room service, coffee/tea makers and in-room massages are among the other amenities available to guests.
Novotel Edinburgh Centre offers 180 forms of accommodation with all-in-one washer/dryers and laptop-compatible safes. Digital televisions are provided. Bathrooms include a shower, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers.

This Edinburgh hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and in-room massages can be requested.

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

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, dinner and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Self parking: GBP 22 per night
  • Limited parking spaces
  • Parking height restrictions apply

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast available for a fee daily: GBP 13.95 per person
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • Fitness centre
  • Indoor pool
  • Sauna

Family friendly

  • All-in-one washer and dryer
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Indoor pool
  • Sofa bed

Conveniences

  • Lift

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • Arabic
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Hungarian
  • Italian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Business services

  • Business centre
  • Computer station
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference centre (786 square feet of space)

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel

More

  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Linens
  • Sofa bed

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • 32-inch TV
  • Digital channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker

More

  • 4G smartphone data speed
  • All-in-one washer and dryer
  • Chef
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Electrical adapters/chargers
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • In-room massage
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-compatible safe
  • Local maps
  • Phone
  • Restaurant dining guide
  • Smartphone
  • Smartphone data usage (limited)

Policies

Check-in

Check-in between 2 PM and midnight

Check-out

Check-out before noon
Late check-out subject to availability

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 10.00 per pet, per night

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 cots (infant beds)

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: GBP 13.95 per person (approximately)
  • Self-parking fee: GBP 22 per night
  • Nearby parking fee: GBP 18.00 per day
  • Pet fee: GBP 10.00 per pet, per night
  • Late check-out fee: GBP 10 (subject to availability)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be 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

We should mention

Pool access available from 7 AM to 10 PM
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
Parking height restrictions apply

Property is also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Novotel Edinburgh Centre and receive a full refund?
Yes, Novotel Edinburgh Centre offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Novotel Edinburgh Centre cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Does Novotel Edinburgh Centre have a pool?
Yes, this property has an indoor pool. Pool access is from 7 AM to 10 PM.
Is Novotel Edinburgh Centre pet-friendly?
Yes, pets are allowed at this property. There's a fee of GBP 10.00 per pet, per night.
How much is parking at Novotel Edinburgh Centre?
Self-parking is available for GBP 22 per night. Limited spots are available.
What time is check-in at Novotel Edinburgh Centre?
Check-in is from 2 PM to midnight.
What time is check-out at Novotel Edinburgh Centre?
Checkout is at noon. Late checkout is available for GBP 10 (subject to availability).
Where is Novotel Edinburgh Centre located?
Located in Old Town, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of The Meadows, Grassmarket and Royal Mile. University of Edinburgh and Usher Hall are also within 10 minutes. Edinburgh Haymarket Station is 15 minutes by foot and Edinburgh Waverley Station is 17 minutes.
4.2
Very good
974 reviews
5 - Excellent
439
4 - Good
407
3 - Okay
78
2 - Poor
31
1 - Terrible
19

4.3/5

Cleanliness

4.3/5

Staff & service

4.0/5

Amenities

4.3/5

Property conditions & facilities

1/5 Terrible

Travelled with family
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Sad face IconDisliked: Staff & service, amenities
Breakfast was charged but no food was available to eat. We came downstairs to eat at our allocated timeslot and no food was available. We had to book elsewhere for our breakfast for the 2 day stay. We were also woken at 8am from the cleaners!
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2020

2/5 Poor

Travelled with family and small children
Sad face IconDisliked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Very disappointing experience. Check in was a shambles. Queue of 10 people waiting to check in and only one member of staff available to do this, who halfway through went off to deliver some room service orders...same in the bar when ordering food, chaotic. Not enough staff to provide a good enough service unfortunately. Due to Covid there’s no housekeeping, so no emptying bins, removing glasses or providing clean towels unless specifically asking. Parking is a let down. The parking garage is a bin store and never seems to have available spaces. 3 cars came in at the same time and took an hour to get out due to the narrow one way ramp as an exit. Good location though.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2020

3/5 Okay

Travelled with family and small children
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Sad face IconDisliked: Amenities
Hotel was ok , clean and had reasonable facilities , however we emailed a few times to check that the pool was open , only to find when we arrived it was closed , this was not stated at anytime during the booking process so we had a very disappointed 7 year old, fridge in room did not work either
Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2020

2/5 Poor

Travelled with family
Sad face IconDisliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Disappointing stay at Novotel. Staff/ check was all ok. However rooms were not cleaned although house keeping was requested. Breakfast was not appropriate as there was no hot meal substitute for Vegetarians. Swimming pool was not available and was not advised at time of booking. Overall not value for our money.
Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2020

3/5 Okay

Travelled with family
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I needed more toilet paper and contacted the “24/7” reception via WhatsApp as they requested at 7pm and they immediately sent an automated response, but nothing came so at 10 am the following morning, I sent another request, same response, I mentioned it to reception on my way out saying I had messaged them twice and was assured it would be seen to, however when I came back in the early evening, nothing had been done. I then had to come down to reception in person and complain in order to get anything done.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2020

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