Novotel Edinburgh Centre
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Arrived Edinburgh yesterday, weather dismal in Windermere most of the time. Blue skIes appeared this am and the day is warm, so far. Off to see the castle soon. Cya
Fabulous day in Edinburgh, great weather,fantastic old city. Heaps of tourists. Scottish show to come. xx
THURSDAY 31st MAY 2012 SCOTLAND The amazing run of fine weather we have had has finally come to an end with us awaking to pouring rain, low cloud and cold temps! Perth looked very miserable from the vantage point of our fifth floor windows and for the first time we had to crank up the hot water powered heaters! Can't grizzle because we have had the …
The next stop on my series of short trips this summer was Edinburgh. This being August this was of course for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the biggest arts event in the world, and the Edinburgh International Book Festival. So if you are after the Edinburgh of the castle, tartan, Holyrood and whisky look elsewhere, though of course you are always …
Today was amazing! We got up early to meet our tour bus on High Street (having found another way to get there than up and down Victoria Street). Because of the Pope's visit, there the tour company (Rabbie's Trail Blazers) had to do a little shuffling pick up locations, but that done, we were well ensconced with our FANTASTIC driver Roland for the …
Next day we bundled up and headed off to the train station again (another nice cabbie!) for our ride to Edinburgh. We were there a little early so I went to the train information window and got our itineraries through Inverness printed out so we knew which trains to catch and the schedule. We climbed onboard a VERY crowded train. It was standing …
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Historical Traveler Reviews Novotel Edinburgh Centre
We stayed at the Novotel purely for the fact that it was a new hotel providing leisure facilities, that was a short walk form all the sights.
I went to this hotel in November 2004 and was really impressed with the hotel. I was travelling with my boyfriend and friend so there were three of us, to make it cheaper we shared a room and they put in a sleeper bed for my friend, which was just like a normal bed. The rooms are spacious, clean and modern, the toilet was just as superb, with the toilet being seperate from the bathroom - perfect for the 3 of us!
We stayed here with a couple of friends for two nights over the Easter holiday period. I had checked it out on tripadvisor and the results showed it as a good place to stay. It's a 10-15 minute walk to Princes Street which takes you past the rear of the castle. Location suited us well.
was really impressed with the novotel on the whole. our room was on the fifth floor and we were very lucky to see the castle from our room. Our room was very big - 2 long hall ways in it and windows across the length. the room was very clean. Fitness area was nice - a small pool but enough for a quick dip. One gripe is the parking - we couldn't get into the car park that charges £6 per exit which means that as we didn't use our car for 2 days, this is all it would have cost. Instead we were shown to another car park that cost us over £20 for the two days.
Apart from the little gripe, it's a very modern hotel and one you'll really like - we booked on expedia and found this the cheapest.
A good deal
A good choice for a weekend away and would be OK for business travellers as well.
Rooms fairly compact but smart and functional modern design.
Best thing about the hotel is its indoor pool, sauna and steam room plus gym. This made it a great place for a winter break - when the weather got too bad for wandering around the city it was great to go back to the hotel and relax in the pool.
Location pretty good too - about 3 minutes' walk from the Grassmarket where there is a good choice of bars and restaurants, including "Le Petit Paris", which serves some really fantastic food.
Excellent value for money
Stayed at this hotel for one night Saturday 6th March 2005. Booked 2 rooms, one twin for 2 people and one double for 2 people with a 13 year old child who went free including breakfast. If any criticism it would be having to queue for a table for breakfast at 10am.
They have a small underground cark park which we were lucky enough to get in for £6.
Lesuire facilities were very good but you had to go to reception and fill in forms before you could use them.
Having stayed in several 4* hotels in Edinburgh this is one of the best for value for money and would stay there again.
Girls weekend away!
We spent 2 nights at this hotel in January 2005. We stayed in a twin room, which had fantastic facilities, was very modern, the shower was powerful, the room was very clean and we each had a 4ft bed each which was appreciated. We would stay in this hotel again if we came back to Edinburgh. The location of the hotel meant that all the wonderful food we ate in Edinburgh was walked off with little guilt felt!!
I stay away in Hotels on business quite a lot and can say without hesitation that I could not fault this hotel.
Just back from a fantastic break in Edinburgh. Stayed at the new Novotel, what a great place deluxe bedrooms, restaurant and bar but the best of all is the swimming pool that can be seen from the hotel lobby, watch out other Edinburgh hotels you have competition big style.
Sited near the grassmarket, this new hotel is fine for that area. Princes St is 15-20 mins away. Decor is nice, rooms clean and modern..has small pool and a steam room. The staff appear to be french, although this is not a bad thing. Breakfast is usual self service so eat as much as you like- it's nice! No problems encountered.