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Novotel London Blackfriars
Ranked #178 of 1,067 Hotels in London
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Just Excellent...”
Reviewed 1 December 2013 via mobile

This was a perfect hotel for out short London stay. The hotel is quite new so everything is in good shape, rooms are well equipped and very clean. We were on the 11th floor with an excellent view across to The Shard and beyond. Great pool - and with fish! Excellent breakfast buffet. Professional staff. Absolutely nothing to fault.

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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ErolUray, Manager at Novotel London Blackfriars, responded to this review, 3 December 2013
I am delighted to hear that you had such an excellent stay with us and that our hotel was perfect for your short visit to London. I appreciate your fantastic review and rating.

It is great to read your comments about our clean bedrooms, the great pool and our professional staff.
I am particularly satisfied to see your comments about our excellent breakfast buffet.

We are looking forward to welcome you back to our hotel for your next visit.

Kind regards
Erol Uray
Rooms Division Manager
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2013 via mobile

The hotel is located in a good location. Room is cosy and bed is very comfortable. Hotel has good restaurant and good variety for breakfast buffet. Staff are friendly and helpful.

1 minute walk to tube station and restaurants, English pups are on walkable distance.

Over all a good hotel for business travellers. Hotel provides free wifi in room and lounge. A will manage hotel with excellent service.

Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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ErolUray, Manager at Novotel London Blackfriars, responded to this review, 1 December 2013
Thank you very much for your kind review following your stay with us.

It is much appreciated and I can assure you that my team will be delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay.

I look forward to welcoming you back again very soon.

Kind regards
Erol Uray
Rooms Division Manager
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England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2013

I stayed here with my daughter for a short break. We were checked in quickly and given a twin bedded room on the fourth floor. The room had no view but we were not there much so this wasn't missed. The room itself was well appointed, well lit and the bathroom was nice, the toiletries are minimal though and not very good quality. The beds were a bit disappointing, quite soft mattresses and which dip in the middle, not our cup of tea. The spa is nice, room service meal , lovely, the breakfast was fine, the restaurant is nice and airy. All in all a nice stay.

Room Tip: We did ask for a high floor but were told all the twin bedded rooms are on the fourth floor which se...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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ErolUray, Manager at Novotel London Blackfriars, responded to this review, 29 November 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent visit to our hotel.

I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay and we have noted your comments about the beds. I can confirm that all our twin bedded rooms are located on the 4th floor.

We are looking forward to welcome you back for your next visit to London.

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Erol Uray
Rooms Division Manager
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2013 via mobile

Clean and comfy room. Decent shower, good free internet speed, great location and efficient staff. Breakfast was £16 so I didn't bother with it.

Tourists can walk to Westminster from the hotel in ten minutes or there's Southwark tube station a two minute walk away or Waterloo in five.

At approx £200/night it's about par for its class and location. Recommended.

Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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ErolUray, Manager at Novotel London Blackfriars, responded to this review, 29 November 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review and I am delighted that you enjoyed your visit.

I look forward to seeing you again in the near future for another visit to our hotel.

Kind regards
Erol Uray
Rooms Division Manager
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Short Hills, New Jersey, United States
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2013

Stayed at this hotel for 3 nights last week. Accommodations were very good, hotel common areas and rooms were spotless and relatively new. Rooms a small but it is Europe! I did not use the pool and gym in the lower level but they looked very nice and might have had I had more time or small children. The location was good, between 2 tube stations and very close to the Tate Modern in the SouthWark section, a short taxi ride to the busy areas like Soho, Convent Garden and the West End. (we walked a few times) Not a lot of nearby nightlife but the neighborhood is fine.

My only minor complaint would be about a few of the the staff, who from time to time were a little lackluster. We were not happy with the location of our room and at first were told that nothing could be done. Not until we realized that the dressing mirror was missing (this was a deal breaker) and made a fuss were we moved. Other times a request in the restaurant was met with a blank stare or completely forgotten, but I really can't say it was anything major and I did find some of the front desk people (and bartenders) to be quite helpful and nice. This is not a luxury hotel, but is Very respectable, well run, very clean and a good value.

Room Tip: Not first floor you could be over restaurant kitchen.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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ErolUray, Manager at Novotel London Blackfriars, responded to this review, 29 November 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent visit to our hotel.

I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay and we have noted your comments about your request for a room move, which we have since addressed.

I sincerely hope we will be able to welcome you back for your next visit to London.

Kind regards
Erol Uray
Rooms Division Manager
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Oxford
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 November 2013

As usual, Novotel delivers a great service from check in to check out, top marks all round and great service from the lady behind reception with a super personality sorry I can not remember your name!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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ErolUray, Manager at Novotel London Blackfriars, responded to this review, 29 November 2013
I am extremely satisfied to read your fantastic review about your stay with us and that it was a true pleasure for you.

It is great that you have been given a great service from the check in and check out and I appreciate your comment about our staff at the reception.

We are looking forward to welcome you back for your next visit to London.

Kind regards
Erol Uray
Rooms Division Manager
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Torino, Italia
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107 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2013

Sometimes it happens that you stay in a hotel and you can't find any problem, even with the most critical approach. That is the case of this Novotel, recently open very close to another one and to the Ibis in the same block, in London Southbank area. The hotel is a perfect starting point to visit Central London, being very close to the Jubilee Tube Station and not far from the center even walking. Rooms are spacious and very comfortable, with a modern style and a marvelous glass separating bedroom and toilet (glass that can be darkened to preserve the privacy...). The only drawback is that prices are not very cheap, even if in line with the price level in Central London.

Room Tip: Higher floors rooms are better
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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ErolUray, Manager at Novotel London Blackfriars, responded to this review, 29 November 2013
Thank you very much for your kind review.

It is much appreciated and I can assure you that my team will be delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay.

I look forward to welcoming you back again very soon.

Kind regards,
Erol Uray
Rooms Division Manager
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Property: Novotel London Blackfriars
Address: 46 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8NZ, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > London > London Bridge
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #178 of 1,067 Hotels in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Novotel London Blackfriars 4*
Number of rooms: 182
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Novotel London Blackfriars is a beautifully designed contemporary and exciting hotel in a vibrant area of London, whether you are staying for business or pleasure. The city is a short hop over the river Thames. You'll be minutes away from London's famous South Bank - take a stroll down the river and you'll find some of the capital's most famous Landmarks, including the London Eye, Tate Modern, the Shard and Shakespeare's Globe. Look out for the state-of-the-art facilities at Novotel. ... more   less 
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