Novotel London Greenwich
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Just when I thought that a Cap and Gown ceremony in the thick of a great economic bloodletting was going to force me into travel hibernation, the gods of wonder and wander have again set me loose on the world. I will admit that the premise for this here journey is, in fact, 2 important weddings that have 2 important traits in common: they are 2 …
... make the 30 minute arm breaking journey home filled with grocery bags on the tube. On my way I was stopped and asked for directions three times and felt at home as I could answer all of their questions and remembered being in their shoes. I walked into CAPA and was greeted by one of the Directors with whom I was meeting for coffee. I ended up staying and gabbing with some of the staff and then was treated to coffee (my glorious first Eggnog Latte of the season) and stayed for ...
... express, which was working this time! ( last time I was supposed to use it it was closed!) The weather was glorious, clear, sunny and mild. It was a beautiful trip into the city I love gazing at the rows and rows of tenement houses with their cute chimneys and little yards. I was really starting to realise I was in England. This sensation also came home to me even more when I got off the train at Victoria station. The ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Novotel London Greenwich
Excellent hotel for a family visiting London
We stayed here for 3 nights midweek at £89 per room per night. We were on the third floor in a biggish room with super king size bed and double sofa bed, which split it two - our daughter had this to sleep in. The beds were very comfy and the room was quiet. We had breakfast in the hotel one morning, kids eat free. Buffet style / above average. Located right next to the DLR, it is ideal for sightseeing in the city. We purhased a 3 day zone 1&2 ticket (kids under 11 travel free when accompanied by and adult), we tended to change at Canary Wharf to get into the London sights. We had dinner once in London and the other two nights in Greenwich. The Indian restuarant in the main street and the Vietnam restuarant, both were exellent. Check out the various websites for offers on the main tourist attractions. Would stay here again when visiting London and would also recommend to my friends.
Good Deal & Convenient Location
We booked this room for a one night stay on priceline(-) the hotel was $85 US. We were pleastantly suprised to see the hotel was in a great location. It is a 2 minute walk from the Greenwich DLR stop, and literally right next door to the train station. The rooms were very nice, and we actually liked the fact that the toilet was in a separate room from the shower. Our room was a little smokey, but we did not notice any noise from the pub. By the way, the pub is a good time, and I would recommend you stop in for a drink. There are plenty of restaurants within walking distance to the hotel. I would stay here again simply for the ease of transportation, especially if you are flying out the next day.
Very nice rooms
Pleasant modern and spacious rooms, good beds. Toilets oddly placed away from bathrooms. Showers work properly (unusually for English hotels even today!) and bathrooms are well appointed. Ask for a room at the back and high up, they offer nice views over an old part of Greenwich. Front rooms are noisy from traffic especially at weekends from the busy pub next door. Fri and Sat evenings sometimes feature very bad pub singers in the restaurant so bring earplugs if ears are sensitive and you just want a quiet night. The underground car park is often full though and there is nowhere else safe to park for miles. Even when it's not full, it is very cramped so take a small car!
Restaurant is good too!
Just spent a really nice weekend here. Biggish rooms and well appointed bathrooms with separate shower and toilets. Funny they don't give you a shower cap or flannel though. Also no typical 4 star robes, slippers, choice of teas, shoe horn and sewing kits. As I always travel with all this it was not a problem but be prepared!
There were lots of wedding guests and groups of women friends staying and it has a really nice safe atmosphere including a secure parking garage underneath.
The restaurant was the real surprise. Lovely food, well prepared and served by friendly efficient staff. Lots of places nearby if you don't want to pay their prices though and so much to see in Greenwich.
Will go Again!!!
My husband and I stayed here in Feb for a nice weekend away but which was local to our home.
I had read the reviews and wondered whether it would live up to expectations.
The staff were very friendly especially the staff of the Elements restaurant. The food was rich and very enjoyable. The only downside was it was a little expensive £86.00 for 2 of us.
We would definately stay here again, in fact I am already thinking about it for next month.
Fantastic! Highly recommended!
We stayed here for the weekend, when attending a friend's party in Greenwich. We could not fault it. the rooms were clean, modern and well decorated, lovely bathroom with separate WC. Although right next to the station there was no external noise.
The breakfast was varied and delicious and staff were attentive and helpful.
Although a bit of a way from the central London sights, we were so impressed that we will definitely stay here again and catch the train in.
Couldn't fault it. Excellent staff.
We have stayed in many a chain hotel including Novotels in France. This one is without doubt the best of the lot. Location was ideal for our purpose and the hotel being new undoubtedly helped us enjoy our weekend stay. Perhaps not everyone wants to be in SE7 but the main difference was in the excellent attitude of the staff, a welcome change from most of the hotels in which we have stayed and an example for the rest of the UK hotel industry!
We will be going back. Let's hope Novotel Greenwich can maintain standards.
New, 3-star hotel; Novotel's "New Generation"?
My wife and I stayed here six nights over a 2-week period in September 2005. The hotel opened in Spring 2005, so had a very new feel to it, which was nice. It is clear that accountants and engineers, rather than decorators, have the upper hand on the design of Novotel's advertised New Generation hotel. The rooms were pretty compact, with IKEA-type built-in furnishings. In other words, corners were cut. For example, the hallway from the entry door into the room was very narrow, which made luggage-handling unnecesarily tough. The advertised "sofa" was really smaller than a love-seat. There were no ice-containers in the room or at the front desk, apparently so the junior-sized ice machines down the hall could easily service one plastic glass at a time. Room lighting was below average. The toilet was in a separate room by the entry door, a full 15 steps from the lavatory in the bath! While I would stay here again because of convenience to friends in Greenwich, I would be hesitant to recommend this place after it ages a while.
Haven in an ideal location
Two weeks ago I spent 3 nights at this hotel and was very impressed. The hotel has only been open since March 2005 and is still smart and gleaming. The staff were incredibly helpful, friendly and personable. My bedroom was a haven of tranquillity with a large comfortable bed, very good bathroom (bath AND shower cubicle) and a totally separate WC. There is secure, underground parking with direct access to the hotel and the food in the restaurant was of a very high quality. The hotel is right next to Greenwich Station, served by Docklands Light Railway; a very easy and convenient way to connect with the London Underground. Construction work is currently being carried out on the station forecourt, but this did not cause any problems. As a resident of France, I am accustomed to regarding the Novotel brand as a mid-range overnight stop alternative. Stay at Novotel Greenwich and be converted!
Spacious, Clean, Comfortable
We live in London but needed a place to stay between leases. We stayed at the Britannia International for a week and then the Novotel Greenwich. The hotel just opened in March 2005, so of course it is spotless. Most importantly, the bed is comfortable and the shower is fantastic. A nice convenience for 2 people is that the toilet is separate from the shower/bath/sink area (with tub and shower separate). There is also a double sleeper sofa, high speed internet access and a desk. For London, a double room here is quite large. There is a small wardrobe as well.
The hotel staff is very friendly and helpful. The fitness centre has 2 bicycles, treadmill, stairmaster rowing machine, bench press, lockers, changing areas and showers. There is also a restaurant and bar with some nice selections.
Be warned that if you are coming here on holiday it is a bit out of the way for most of the attractions. With the Cutty Sark, Greenwich Market, the Royal Naval Academy and observatory, there is a lot to see within walking distance. But be sure to check on Transport for London's website to make sure that the DLR won't be down for engineering works. You can take the DLR (the station is around the corner from the hotel) and change to the Jubilee, Circle & District or Central lines to get to other attractions, but expect up to 45 minutes to get to the west end.