We stayed here for two nights while visiting family. We chose it for the price, the pool and the location - it is slightly off the main tourist drag but near interesting areas of Tollcross and the University, with lots of bars and restaurants a short walk away. I liked our room which had a great view of the castle (worth asking for one), and I liked the slightly unusual layout of the room - there was room for both people to have a bit of space - there is a desk right up at one end, round the corner from the bed and sofa.I didnt find the bed very comfortable, it was quite hard, but my partner thought it was fine.
The pool is nice but very small - best to pick a time when you have it to yourself. We had dinner in the restaurant as it was part of our deal and were pleasantly surprised by the interesting menu and good food. But it would be a shame not to venture out to somewhere in the surrounding area to eat as well.The breakfast was OK but not worth the £13.95 price if it isnt in your deal and you have time to pop down the road to a cafe instead.
The staff were really friendly and helpful.
I would go back, especially if they upgrade the beds!
- 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