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Novotel Edinburgh Centre

80 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, EH3 9DE

+44 131 656 3500

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based on 3,719 reviews


Value for money

The Novotel Edinburgh Centre is a 4-star property that lives up to its name, sitting right in the heart of Scotland’s capital city. Part of the Old Town, it is minutes from major attractions and destinations including the Royal Lyceum and the Edinburgh International Conference Centre, making it a good option for business or leisure travelers alike. The Novotel Edinburgh Centre boasts many amenities that include pet-friendly policies, a currency exchange desk, and concierge services. You can check-in online and find plenty of free and paid parking, and then there are the leisure options. Enjoy the use of the indoor pool facility, the modern fitness center, and the wellness facilities. There are business services and meeting rooms, too. The 180 smoke-free rooms range from standard to suites, and yet all feature large and private bathrooms with signature toiletries. The décor is low-key and modern, with a sitting area in each room as well as a workspace, free Wi-Fi, and a high-end entertainment system. There are hot beverage stations in every room, too. Dining in the hotel includes the signature international restaurant that serves three meals daily, as well as the hotel bar. Nearby are many restaurants and cafes, including Castle Terrace, Passorn, and Timberyard. The Novotel Edinburgh Centre is truly a city-center property and puts you just 10 minutes, on foot, from such famous spots as the University of Edinburgh, Greyfriars Walk, the Royal Mile, the King’s Theater, and Grassmarket, among many other sites. It is only 25 minutes from the airport, as well.

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  • Indoor pool
  • Fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Coffee machine
  • Business center
  • Flat-screen TV

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • Face masks for guests available
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Physical distancing rules
  • Property is cleaned by professional cleaning companies
  • Process in place to check health of guests
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • 24-hour security
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized
  • Delivered food is securely covered
  • Guests can opt-out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • First-aid kit
  • Thermometers for guests provided by property
  • Safe

Accessibility and suitability

  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Hypoallergenic pillow
  • No smoking
  • Lowered sink
  • Non-feather pillow
  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Increased accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Elevator
  • Shower chair
  • Accessible by elevator
  • Adapted bath
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator

Services and conveniences

  • Business center
  • Wake-up service
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange on-site
  • Hammam (Turkish bath)
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Room service
  • Key access
  • Key card access
  • Express check-out
  • 24hr front desk
  • Conference rooms
  • Ticket service
  • Safety deposit box
  • Bottle of water


  • Internet
  • Fan
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Air-conditioned
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Adapter
  • Body soap
  • Trash cans
  • Conditioner


  • Electric kettle
  • Packed lunches
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
  • Minibar
  • Snack bar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee machine


  • Family rooms
  • Interconnected room(s) available
  • Landmark view
  • Newspapers
  • Storage available
  • Seating area
  • Slippers
  • Sofa
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Soundproofing
  • Telephone
  • Carpeted


  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Private bathroom
  • Raised toilet
  • Shower
  • Shower cap
  • Bathtub
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Walk-in shower

Pool and spa

  • Heated pool
  • Hot tub
  • Indoor pool
  • Pool towels
  • Steam room
  • Sauna

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Radio
  • TV


  • Ironing service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry service
  • Iron and ironing board


  • Socket near the bed
  • Sofa bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Wardrobe or closet


  • Computer use available
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Laptop safe
  • Desk

Family friendly

  • Babysitting or child care
  • Cribs available
  • Kids meals
  • Children's television networks

Parking and transportation

  • Parking
  • Private parking

Things to do

  • Gift shop


  • Fitness center

Places of interest near Novotel Edinburgh Centre

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80 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, EH3 9DE


Princes Street Gardens0.5 mi
Edinburgh Waverley Station0.6 mi
The Royal Mile0.6 mi

Restaurants and Cafés

Dragonfly0.1 mi
Fusion Gourmet0.1 mi
Star Sea Chinese Restaurant0.1 mi
Piccolino0.1 mi

Traveler Reviews

GreatBased on 3719 verified guest reviews

Pros +
  • Great staff and lovely pool. (in 282 reviews)
  • Clean and spacious room. (in 237 reviews)
  • Breakfast was generous and delicious (in 215 reviews)
Cons -
  • Over exaggerated dirty pool. (in 45 reviews)
  • See threw shower & toilet doors (in 35 reviews)
  • Steam room not working. (in 12 reviews)

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Check in/Check out

Check in anytime after 2:00 PM, check out anytime before 12:00 PM


Cancellation/prepayment policies vary by room type and provider.

Frequently asked questions

  • In Edinburgh, 4 star hotels have average nightly rates of $204. Novotel Edinburgh Centre is $80 cheaper than the city average at just $124/night.

  • If there is no traffic, the 6.7 mi drive between Edinburgh Turnhouse and Novotel Edinburgh Centre should only take about 20min. If your hotel is in a more metropolitan area, you may see the driving time increase due to traffic.

  • If you intend on renting a car to travel from Edinburgh Turnhouse to the hotel, you will have peace of mind knowing that Novotel Edinburgh Centre offers parking on site. Car rentals in the area typically go for $16/day for a base model rental. If you’re looking for a simple travel option from Edinburgh Turnhouse to Novotel Edinburgh Centre, consider calling a taxi or rideshare service to take you to the hotel as well as around the city during your visit.

  • Pets are allowed at Novotel Edinburgh Centre.

  • Yes, Novotel Edinburgh Centre does have a restaurant where you can sit down to eat or take food to go. There are also many other quality food options in Edinburgh for those looking for something different. If you are staying at Novotel Edinburgh Centre, you are more than welcome to order food through the hotel’s room service menu.

  • Yes, Novotel Edinburgh Centre has a pool that customers can use. Typically, hotel pools have restrictions based on the time of day so be sure to speak to the front desk before using the pool.

  • Novotel Edinburgh Centre is just 0.5 mi away from Edinburgh city center. The closest landmark to the center of Edinburgh is National Library Of Scotland, which is very accessible to Novotel Edinburgh Centre guests.

  • The best contact number for Novotel Edinburgh Centre is +44 131 656 3500.

  • Yes, Novotel Edinburgh Centre has Wi-Fi available to hotel guests.

  • There is a fitness center available to Novotel Edinburgh Centre guests.

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