Novotel London City South
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We've had a whirlwind stay in London as our last stop on this adventure. We enjoyed a lunch in a basement "townie" pub where the fish and chips were fantastic (see pic) and the beer was excellent . . .so excellent we stayed for several hours. Then a quick nap and off to the Royal Drury Lane Theatre for the smash West End hit “Charlie and the …
I just got oof the airport once again. Now I'm here in London, England. I can already see Big Ben from the window of the car I'm driving. I'm actually really excited to be here, the closest I've ever been to England is by watching it on television which isn't better than the real thing. I've been told that British food was the worst because they …
... crumpets (which weren't what we thought they'd be; they were flat, round things only a bit thicker than a small pancake that looked to have been fried on just one side, which left bubble holes on the other side, which turned out to be handy for jam!). They also served scrambled and fried eggs, hash browns, ham/bacon, sausage, fried tomatoes, and baked beans (I passed on those). And limitless O.J. Yay! Carol enjoyed some English tea, too.
... roundabout way that it took a while for all the tourists in the audience to realise she was having a go at us!
32. Spent my last night in London with one of my oldest friends, Adam. Such a lovely evening of chats and reminiscences.
33. Being 33 has been one of the greatest years of my life, filled with high adventure and excitement
34. I turned 34!
On another note, this blog won’t be updated for about six weeks ...
... is so amazing....such a cool sight! We also got to see the London eye up close and the kids really loved that!
The Thames River cruise took us all the way to Greenwich. It ended up being a 2 1/2 hour river cruise but it was SO BEAUTIFUL!!! The weather here is absolutely amazing - 70 and sunny every day! They say they haven't had weather like this in 5 years! We are very lucky!!!
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Novotel London City South
Good with one niggle
I have stayed at this hotel several times.
I would agree with all the positives listed by other reviewers but my 'niggle' is that the toilet is completely separate to the bathroom, and there is no sink in the small toilet room. Thus you have to walk through the rest of the room to get to the 'bathroom' to wash one's hands, itself a little unhygenic.
This problem is worse when sharing a room with another. I have been left in the unsatisfactory position of being unable to wash my hands immediately after using the toilet for a "number 2". Meanwhile you have to be wary of what you touch in the room.
A nice hotel, but a poor design feature.
Stayed here on a short weekend break. Booked online via the Novotel website.
Excellent friendly hotel
Just had a wonderful stay at this hotel, staff were very friendly and courteous towards ourselves and our children. There was a Playstation 2 in reception which the children thought was great!
The rooms were fine very clean and the bath and shower were great. Room service was very quick and the breakfast in the morning was fantastic which was full English or continental.
The hotel was only a short walk from London Bridge station and in a quiet area.
I would thoroughly recommend this hotel especially if you are travelling with children and thought it was great value for money.
The Novotel London City South is a modern hotel on the Southbank of London, in Southwark (full adress 53-61 Southwark Bridge Road). Stayed there for three nights in May. It's fantastic value for money, especially considering the general bad quality (and cost) of hotels in London. It's basically a 4-star hotel with budget hotel rates!
Big city gem
By booking online we got a terrific hotel and ended up with the best out of three we stayed in in London and Paris. The modern design of the room means that it seems larger than it is and it is very attractive -- plus we got Walker shortbreads left in the room every day. The location is terrific -- walking distance to all the South Bank attractions.
I booked this hotel at their own website after finding a great deal. The hotel is prodominately used by business people during the week so they have a fantastic offer on the weekend called the great getaway deal. We paid 89 pounds a night for 3 of us with full buffet breakfast. This would have to be the cleanest hotel i have ever stayed in. The rooms were of a good size and very modern. The bathrooms were luxurious and so very clean. The shower is to die for, I have never experienced such a wonderful shower and I have never seen a bath so deep, a great way to relax after a long day sightseeing. The staff were extemely helpful and friendly. The breakfast was delicious with a good selection of food. The location of the hotel is ideal for the traveller. It is within walking distance to many of the attractions of London and with it being just off the river front it was lovely to be able to go wonder on a night. Also a few steps from the hotel is the bus stop for the sightseeing bus which we found to be very good. All in all our stay at the novotel city south was a definate highlight of our round the world trip and I cannot reccomend it enough to anyone wanting to spend a few days in London.
I stayed in the Marriott at Canary Wharf on business for 5 days before checking in to the Novotel London City South hotel for the vacation portion of my trip.
Stayed here for the weekend and it proved a really success for our family. Location, south of the river, is great if you want a quiet stay but within easy access of the sights. It is a couple of minutes walk to the embankment and 5 mins from the tube / London Bridge.
A great place
We stayed 3 nights and loved it. The location is perfect - a few steps from the embankment near the Tate Modern. Rooms are big, well designed and tasteful. Breakfast terrific. Minor problems were the shower glass door failed to keep the water inside the recess at times and the aircon dripped onto the bathroom floor which they tried but failed to rectify twice - although they cleaned up and replaced towels promptly at each complaint. Good beds. There is a great $$ deal if you stay 2+ nights incl breakfast. The staff were extremely helpful, making bookings, giving advice etc.
A Great Hotel
This new generation Novotel is by far my favourite hotel in London. Friendly staff, very clean, modern, superb beds and bathrooms. I have stayed here 12 times over the past 12 months and enjoyed every visit. Parking is expensive though at between £15-20 per day and internet access a little steep at £16 per day.