Novotel Edinburgh Centre

80 Lauriston Place Edinburgh EH3 9DE United Kingdom
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    Novotel Edinburgh Centre

    Novotel Edinburgh Centre

    Edinburgh, 0.4 miles to City center

    82 / 100 (4494 reviews)


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About Novotel Edinburgh Centre

A four star hotel in the centre of Edinburgh, the Novotel Edinburgh Centre caters to organizations with multiple meeting spaces, holiday travellers and families with their Family & Novotel package.

With three types of room on offer, guests can select from the Superior Room, Executive Room or the Suite. All have free Wi-Fi while executive rooms enjoy coffee pod machine.

Guests seeking to relax and re-energise can use the InBalance wellness centre with indoor swimming pool, spa, sauna, steam bath and fitness centre.

Elements Restaurant serves contemporary international dishes and old favourites, with all meals available in entrée or main size. Alternatively Elements Bar serves light meals and beverages from 11am. All courses are available through room service.

Central to Downtown and the Royal Mile, Novotel Edinburgh Centre is close to Princes Street and the Edinburgh Castle.


80 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, EH3 9DE, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(131)6192801 | Fax: +44(131)6563510 | Official Homepage

Suitable for

  • Business People,
  • Large Groups,
  • Families

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in the rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities
  • 24-hour reception
  • Business center
  • Concierge
  • Conference rooms
  • Deck chairs / Sun loungers
  • Doctor on-site
  • Elevator
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel safe
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • PC with internet
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • WiFi in Lobby
Room facilities
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi in the rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in the rooms
Wellness / Spa
  • Sauna
  • Whirlpool / Jacuzzi
  • Wheelchair accessible
For Children
  • Kids' playground
Sport facilities
  • Golf Course
    (within 3 miles)

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 12:00

Review Highlights
Positive Reviews
  • Very Central
    As the name suggests, the Novotel Edinburgh Centre is central to the heart of the city With some rooms having a view of the Castle, it’s a 15 minute walk to the Royal Mile or ...
  • Witness the Fitness
    The fitness and wellness centre offers something extra to guests of the Novotel Edinburgh Centre Many found the facilities relaxing at the end of the day It's definitely worth ...
  • Friendly Attentive Staff
    Many guests have found all the staff at the Edinburgh Centre, whether concierge, housekeeping or the Restaurant to be friendly with Scottish charm, and attentive to your needs...
  • Comfy Bed
    Important to any hotel stay is your night’s sleep to prepare you for the next day, and many guests found the hotel’s beds extremely comfortable...
Negative Reviews
  • Dirty Room
    While many guests have complimented the hotel on its cleanliness, others have complained that the rooms, in particularly the carpets, were dirty, while bathrooms were poorly ...
  • Noisy Nights
    One of Novotel Edinburgh Centre’s perks is its proximity to the city however some guests found the hotel could be noisy at night, whether from outside their windows, other guests ...
  • Limited Guest Parking
    The hotel does have a visitors’ car park however space is limited Many guests arriving by car have had to seek parking off site, and often paying to do so Parking for guests is at ...
  • Expensive Breakfast
    Elements Restaurant serves a hot breakfast each morning but many guests found it was over-priced for the mid-range quality on offer...
Rating Overview
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Test Score

out of 100
Excellent Result from 20 Quality Tests
75% recommend this hotel (15 out of 20 testers)
90% say the hotel is suitable for business travellers
80% say the hotel is suitable for families

Good To Know

  • There are lots of museums and attractions in the area
  • The bathroom decor has a unique and individual style
  • There aren't so many snacks in the minibar
  • The loungers by the pool are uncomfortable

Results in detail (Data is based on the average of all hotels on trivago)

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81/100 Excellent
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Sleep quality
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82 out of 100 based on 4494 reviews
Military Tattoo

Military Tattoo

The Edinburgh Military Tattoo is a pageant held annually over three weeks in August. The display takes place on the Esplanade of Edinburgh Castle and is part of the wider Edinburgh festival which runs at the same time. First established in 1950, the show has grown to become a major event: tickets are a sell-out and it is televised internationally. The show is a military presentation in which massed piped bands and precision marching are a major part, but also includes other displays such as dancers, gymnasts, singers and motorbikes. Each year one of the arms of the forces takes the lead role. A consistent feature since it began is the lone piper high on the castle battlements picked out by a spotlight while all else is in darkness. In recent years the piper has played on the top of the Scottish National War Memorial. The participants are not always Scottish or even from the UK. The first overseas regiment took part in 1952 and since then more than 30 countries have been represented. There is a nightly performance Monday to Friday and two on Saturday. It is the Tattoo’s boast that no show has ever been cancelled because of the weather.



This venue is located in the centre of Edinburgh opposite the Usher Hall and close to the main tourist attractions. The Atrium restaurant was opened in 1993 and is owned by Andrew and Lisa Radford. Local produce is used to prepare the menu which includes meat, fish and vegetarian dishes. The wine menu has been voted 'The Best in Scotland' by the AA guide on two different occasions. Corporate events and private functions for up to 200 people can be organised including your choice of entertainment. The Atrium is also available for weddings, from the ceremony right through to the evening reception. The normal opening hours are: Monday - Friday 12pm - 2pm and 6pm - 10pm. Saturday 6pm - 10pm

Camera Obscura and World of Illusions

Camera Obscura and World of Illusions

The Outlook Tower on Edinburghs Royal Mile contains a Camera Obscura which has been in operation for over 150 years. The Camera projects a live moving image of the city onto a table in a dimmed room in front of the audience. The Tower also contains an exhibition of photographs of Edinburgh past and present and a collection of 3D holograms. There are views across the city and Edinburgh Castle from the rooftop terrace.