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Novotel London Blackfriars
Ranked #181 of 1,088 Hotels in London
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2014

Checked in London for 5 nights with Novotel London Blackfriars. To be honest, it has great access to Southwark underground for Jubilee line, as well as nearby there is a fruit stall, restaurants, and Tesco Express.

We booked two Executive rooms and we're allocated to the rooms that meet our special instructions. We've had the opportunity to look at both different room views. My room in particular has the view facing the busy road. Surprisingly I hear no noise during my stay. Rooms are very clean. There are complimentary still water every day (if you have your room make up) as well as Nespresso machine available for our use.

Being a traveller that has to make last minute decision in booking reservations, I am relieved that there are two Macs available with 20-minute free access to internet as well as free printing services in lounge for Novotel guests only. Staff are helpful when I had trouble printing my itinerary.

Take note that:
1. Self check-in is required, so do not be surprised if you're asked to fill in the check-in form manually. Alternatively, you could go to the express check-in kiosk (machine) to get that sorted out.
2. There are no concierge services, you'll have to bring your luggages up to your room. No worries, there are elevators.
2. Executive rooms are sufficient for two in London standards but it could be smaller in size if you are not choosing an executive room. However, the bed, duvet and pillows are very comfortable.
3. There are no connecting rooms. You could request both rooms to be next to or opposite to each other.
4. Have yet to try the breakfast offer in Novotel, but I believe there is a cafe nearby that offers great breakfast as well. Try Bankside cafe within walking distance.
5. If you like facing the city/busy road, consider rooms with even numbers. Otherwise, odd numbers for quieter rooms (may not offer best views).
6. Make sure all cards work.

Overall it was a pleasant stay and I would come back should I visit to London again. Btw, if you could, go for Executive rooms. It makes some difference.

Room Tip: Do consider rooms 1118 and 1119 if you're choosing executive rooms with 4 people.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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ErolUray, Manager at Novotel London Blackfriars, responded to this review, 21 June 2014
Thank you very much for taking the time to let us know about your stay with us.

I am happy to see you had a good stay with us and that you found our perfect location convenient for your stay in London.

We look forward welcoming you in the future.

Yours Sincerely,

Erol Uray
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2014 via mobile

I like staying here, 10 minute walk to St Paul's, 5 minutes to Tate Modern. Rooms are nice, clean, fresh, price is reasonable, bar area quite lively. Despite being newish, some of their tech is broken already. But mostly it's fine. There's a table top video game setup near the bar area, and a games console. Good for kids of all ages. Staff very friendly and helpful. Nice place to be.

Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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ErolUray, Manager at Novotel London Blackfriars, responded to this review, 21 June 2014
Thank you very much for taking the time to let us know about your stay with us.

I am happy to see you had a good stay with us

We look forward welcoming you in the future.

Yours Sincerely,

Erol Uray
Rooms Division Manager
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2014

We stayed here as part of a weekend break in London and were pleasantly surprised. Never having stayted in a Novotel we were unsure of how it would be. The hotel staff were helpful and courteous, the room very comfortable and spacious and the spa facilities really excellent. We had a swim on the Saturday morning and had the entire pool to ourselves.
The only niggle would be we had a room at the back of the hotel which didn't get much light. We didn't have the breakfast so can't comment on the food service but would certainly stay here again. Overall a very pleasant hotel.

Room Tip: Rooms at the back of the hotel get very little light.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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ErolUray, Manager at Novotel London Blackfriars, responded to this review, 21 June 2014
Thank you very much for you feedback and kind comments.

I am happy to hear that you had a great stay with us and took advantage of our perfect location and that you found our staff to be helpful at all times

We look forward welcoming you in the future.

Yours Sincerely

Erol Uray

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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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #181 of 1,088 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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