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“Good hotel, renovated rooms, but no air conditioning”
Review of Novotel Hannover

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Novotel Hannover
Ranked #1 of 161 Hotels in Hannover
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Modena, Italy
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115 reviews
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“Good hotel, renovated rooms, but no air conditioning”
Reviewed 26 July 2013

Location is good enough, a few steps from the Lister Meile pedestrian/shopping street that takes you to the railway station (2km) and then the city centre with all the best shopping, the beautiful Rathaus, the lake etc.
You just turn right exiting the hotel.
If you do not like walking, there is a metro station at Lister Platz, at the beginning of the pedestrian street.
If you arrive by car, there is a ample underground car park, with direct lift access to the lobby.

My "superior" rooms (I was in two of them) were good, recently renovated in the updated Novotel style, with large flat TV, minibar, electronic safe, good bathroom with either walk-in shower or tub+shower, bathrobe, slippers.
There are rooms on the road (but the large/multiple windows do insulate well enough) and other rooms on the back which are quieter even with windows open.

I think the hotel is comfortable BUT... there is no air conditioning in the rooms.

So if outside temperature is really hot as this summer, be prepared to high temperatures in the rooms.

I changed two rooms and then checked out.

Outside of the hottest period of the year, this is for sure a very good choice.

If outside temperature is high, it depends whether you are used to air conditioning or not.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
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Koelpinsee, Germany
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Reviewed 27 June 2013

I have been to Hotels in Hannover many times, and Novotel is a very good choice.
Location, close to transportation for the Exhibition ground and 2 move around in general. Rooms are nice and clean and the staff was very welcoming. I even used the laundry express service and it was quick and not too expensive. The are many good choices for conducting business sessions.
The only two "black spots" i have found were the limits of the parking and the fact coffee at breakfast was relatively cold.,,,,

Room Tip: low floor. I hate waiting for an elevator at exhibition time....
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled on business
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 27 June 2013

It can be tough getting a room in Hannover because of all the conferences that take place in the city. My usual first choice is the delightful and quirky Sheraton Pelikan but it wasn't to be had next week. I had stayed in the Novotel years before and decided to try it again. It was clean, efficient, modern in a relaxed way, and offered a genuinely good breakfast. Free internet was offered with my rate: on checking in, I was asked how many devices I would be using and was username/password for all the devices for the length of my stay. (Each was good for 24 hours.) The hotel's location is central is this very easy to navigate to city with plenty of good and reasonably priced restaurants at hand. What the hotel lacks in personality is easily made up for by its clean efficiency and genuinely pleasant and helpful staff. I have to return to Hannover tomorrow and just booked a room at the Novotel.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled on business
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 19 June 2013

Very good hotel, nice stop on our way to Amsterdam. However staff should pro-actively offer all the information automatically - wifi connection/password wasn't offered automatically, I need to ask for the breakfasts, when they are served, no information about other hotel facilities and - last but not least - it wasn't possible to pay the hotel right after arrival.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 11 June 2013 via mobile

Great looking Novotel! Rooms were very modern with a great layout. The staff that checked us in were very helpful and gave us a map and information on the trams. There are tram stops nearby and very easy to get around on. Take a tram to the centre and then trams out to the gardens or town hall. There is a pizza joint nearby otherwise dinner in town. Hannover is just lovely and we enjoyed our stay. It was about 10 euros to the train station. Lots of taxis available, easy ro walk around and not overcrowded.

  • Stayed June 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 June 2013

Used this hotel several times .

Typical Germanic efficiency .All areas are clean and well maintained.Rooms are ok ,a little soulless but as a one or two night stay over it is fair value.

Common areas bar and restaurant are all well run ,staff very courteous and helpful.

all in all it is an good value base but for a leisure break I would head to one of the more central hotels with a little more character.

Station very close and an easy run from the airport

Room Tip: my guess is all rooms are pretty identical,clean functional but a little cookie cutter
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled on business
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Property: Novotel Hannover
Address: Podbielskistr. 21/23 | Near Lister Platz, 30163, Hannover, Lower Saxony, Germany
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Region: Germany > Lower Saxony > Hannover
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Hannover
#3 Business Hotel in Hannover
#4 Family Hotel in Hannover
#4 Romantic Hotel in Hannover
#13 Best Value Hotel in Hannover
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Novotel Hannover 4*
Number of rooms: 205
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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