The hotel is a 3-4 mins walk from Lister Platz tram/bus station, which is 2 stops from the main train station. Or a 20-25 min walk from Hauptbahnhof through a mainly pedestrianised street lined with little stores, bakeries, & banks, leading on to the city centre, where lie the attractions & restaurants. Or a 30 min walk in the other direction to the Congress/Zoo through the beautiful Eilenriede park, or a couple of stops on the bus/tram.
My room was spacious, with coat rack, luggage rack, 2 single wardrobes, desk, small table with 2 chairs, large TV, mini fridge, & temperature control. The hotel details stated that my booking included a room safe, bathrobe, & complimentary newspaper - none of these were in the room, but it was later hinted might have been provided on request. Wireless internet connection was available in the room for a fee, but there was also a single computer in the lobby with free internet. Although the room requested was a non-smoking one, there was a distinct odor of cigarette in the corridor. The comfortable bathroom included only an average shower gel & shampoo-conditioner, which was very disappointing for a big chain like Novotel. Even smaller 4-star hotels provide better quality toiletries, & include decent body lotion. In these days of carry-on bag airline restrictions, these do matter more to short-trip travellers. Daily housekeeping kept the room very clean & tidy.
The hotel has its own restaurant, & breakfast was available for 16 euros - neither of which I sampled. My advice - do not rely on the reception or room wake-up calls & use your own alarm clock. These failed me 2 mornings out of 3, at great cost, as I was there for a 3-day conference. All I got was an apology – again, poor response from a chain like this.
There are hotels closer to the city centre or the Congress than this one, which would be more convenient.
- Also Known As:
- Hannover Novotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Novotel Hannover is a fascinating 4 star hotel constructed within the shell of the former Bahlsen biscuit factory. Historic charm meets architectural innovation in this hotel located within walking distance of the main train station and the underground. Warm colours and bright design characterise our 206 spacious rooms, suites and 12 modular meeting rooms. Enjoy our spa area with jacuzzi and beauty treatments or savour international cuisine in our restaurant with winter garden. ... more less
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