Novotel Edinburgh Centre

4.0 star property
4-star hotel with indoor pool, near Edinburgh Castle

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Novotel Edinburgh Centre

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In-room safe, desk, soundproofing, iron/ironing board
Sports facility
In-room safe, desk, soundproofing, iron/ironing board
Bar (on property)

Overview of Novotel Edinburgh Centre


Very good

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Pet-friendly
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Gym
80 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH3 9DE
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Indoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Fitness centre
  • Sauna
  • Self parking
  • 24-hour room service
  • Conference centre
  • Business centre
  • Meeting rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Coffee/tea maker

Room options

Superior Room, 1 Queen Bed with Sofa bed

  • 28 sq m
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Queen Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed

Standard Room, 2 Single Beds

  • 22 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Single Beds

Executive Room, 1 Queen Bed with Sofa bed

  • 28 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed and 1 Single Sofa Bed

Standard Room, 1 Double Bed with Sofa bed

  • 25 sq m
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Double Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed

Executive Room, Castle View 1 Queen Bed with Sofa bed

  • 28 sq m
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Queen Bed and 1 Single Sofa Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Old Town Edinburgh
  • University of Edinburgh - 8 min walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 13 min walk
  • Princes Street - 14 min walk
  • George Street - 16 min walk
  • Royal Mile - 17 min walk
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre - 26 min walk
  • Murrayfield Stadium - 35 min walk
  • Grassmarket - 1 min drive
  • National Museum of Scotland - 2 min drive
  • Edinburgh International Conference Centre - 2 min drive

Getting around

  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI) - 25 min drive
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station - 15 min walk
  • Edinburgh (ZXE-Edinburgh Waverly Train Station) - 19 min walk
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station - 19 min walk
  • Princes Street Tram Stop - 16 min walk
  • Haymarket Tram Station - 17 min walk
  • St Andrew Square Tram Stop - 22 min walk


  • The Blue Blazer - 4 min walk
  • Lovecrumbs - 3 min walk
  • Cloisters - 5 min walk
  • Brauhaus - 2 min walk
  • Dragonfly - 4 min walk

About this property

Novotel Edinburgh Centre

When you stay at Novotel Edinburgh Centre, you'll be within a 15-minute walk of Edinburgh Castle and Princes Street. Guests can take a dip in the indoor pool or grab a bite to eat at The TAP Bar & Kitchen, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. This upmarket hotel also features a bar/lounge, a fitness centre and a sauna. Fellow travellers say good things about the pool.


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

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
Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
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
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, dinner and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 180 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until midnight
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • Up to 2 children (15 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding


  • Pets allowed*
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • On-site self-parking (GBP 22 per night)
  • On-site parking is limited
  • Height restrictions apply for on-site parking
  • Off-site parking nearby (GBP 17 per day; discounts available)

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast (surcharge) on weekend mornings 7:00 AM–11:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service
  • Snack bar/deli

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for free (see details)
  • Children's menu

Working away

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


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


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Fitness centre
  • An indoor pool
  • Sauna


  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Low-height worktop and sink
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • Bathroom emergency pull cord

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 55-inch TV
  • Digital TV channels

Home comfort

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Smartphone with 4G data speed, limited data usage
  • Phone
  • Electrical adapters/chargers


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


The TAP Bar & Kitchen – This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. A children's menu is available.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately GBP 19 per person
  • Late checkout can be arranged for an extra charge of GBP 10 (subject to availability)


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 10.00 per pet, per night


  • Self-parking costs GBP 22 per night
  • Parking is available off-site and costs GBP 17 per day (0.3 mi away)
  • Parking height restrictions apply

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool access available from 7 AM to 10 PM

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guest room doors are sealed after cleaning.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast and dinner, and also through room service.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business or profession.
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ+ friendly).
This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

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

Does Novotel Edinburgh Centre offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Novotel Edinburgh Centre does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Novotel Edinburgh Centre?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Novotel Edinburgh Centre?
Yes, there's an indoor pool. Guests have pool access from 7 AM to 10 PM.
Are pets allowed at Novotel Edinburgh Centre?
Yes, pets are welcome. There's a charge of GBP 10.00 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.
Is parking offered on site at Novotel Edinburgh Centre?
Yes. Self-parking costs GBP 22 per night. Parking spaces may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Novotel Edinburgh Centre?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is noon. Late check-out is available for a charge of GBP 10 (subject to availability). Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Novotel Edinburgh Centre and nearby?
Novotel Edinburgh Centre has an indoor pool and a sauna, as well as a fitness centre.
Are there restaurants at or near Novotel Edinburgh Centre?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant, The TAP Bar & Kitchen.
What's the area around Novotel Edinburgh Centre like?
Novotel Edinburgh Centre is in Old Town Edinburgh, a short 13-minute walk from Edinburgh Castle and 14 minutes' walk from Princes Street.



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8/10 Very good

Louise, 1-night family trip
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6/10 Good

Tourist Trap
Very disappointing for the money - breakfast was poor (limited choice). Very much a tourist trap.
Graham, 1-night business trip
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8/10 Very good

Christine, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Most enjoyable.
Enjoyed the stay. Hotel was clean, breakfast was good and the reception staff were very helpful and friendly - much appreciated. You use your door key to operate the lift and I thought that was a good idea for security purposes. Two things: a handrail on the two steps to the bar would be helpful for creaky knees and poor eyesight and, secondly, being forewarned that only credit/debit card payments are taken, no cash - this is prevalent in Edinburgh. I would go again.
4-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Amazing staff. The hotel is clean and fresh, a very good select for breakfast. Only 5 the old town
Ishrat, 2-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Lovely Hotel
My family and I had a lovely time at Edinburgh staying in this hotel. We had a room with the street view also with a sneak peal of the Castle which I thought was nice . It was close to the city center making it easy for us to go places without having to take taxis or buses. It was Alonso close to many restaurants just in case you want to grab something quickly. The only thing I didn’t like was the fact that the pool was not supervised at all, I think it’s dangerous and at least a camera should placed there. Overall, was a lovely place.
Gloria, 4-night family trip
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6/10 Good

Not worth
Location is not very convenience (distance to town Centre). Toilet is separated with shower and sink. Room is small and hot. The hair dryer is not powerful enough. The room fare is expensive. The only good thing is the bed is very comfortable.
Mei Ling, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

John, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Julie, 1-night family trip
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4/10 Fair

No better than budget
Hotel isn’t really much of an upgrade on your average budget hotel. We had a premium room at £300 a night and it was anything but premium. Bedside sockets didn’t work, shower was blocked. Save yourself the money and book a Premier Inn
Ben, 1-night trip
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