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Historical Traveler Reviews Novotel London Tower Bridge
We stayed at this property on the 20th December for 4 nights. We had a room that accommodated our travelling party of 2 adults and 2 children and it was adequate in this regard. Where this property excels is the fantastic restaurant which serves a great breakfast and beautiful meals throughout the day. The hotel is nearly opposite the Tower of London and 3 minutes from the Tube and the Bus. There are not a lot of restaurants nearby, however there are pubs and the hotel restaurant. We would definitely stay here again.
Great base to explore Central London
We stayed here for 3 nights from 28 Dec 2004 in a good size room (for 2 adults + 1 under 16 yrs). Great location very close to Tower Hill Tube station and not far from the Tower of London and Tower Bridge.
Hotel is quite modern in decor and has a nice feel to the place. I requested a high floor, non-smoking room overlooking the courtyard (as recommended by another reviewer) in an email to the hotel prior to arrival, and that's exactly what we got. It was a good choice as the room also had a view over the Tower and Bridge, as well as being very clean and having air con. Service was very good - no problem with a request for extra pillows, and the staff in the restaurant are very attentive.
The breakfasts are excellent. Good choice and quality of hot and cold dishes.
My only slight critism would be the slow service in the Samuel Pepys Bar. At times when the bar was busy there was only 1 waitress, and I could see several people complaining about not being served.
Overall, a very good hotel at a very good Internet room rate. We will look no further when staying in London again.
Staff Very Accomodating
We spent three nights at the Novotel Tower Bridge, and while the rooms seemed small for a family of four, I have to say the space was utilized to the max. It was my first stay in a Novotel, with cheaper materials for the desk and bathroom. This hotel is only a few years old, and already there were cracks in the wall and shower stall. The staff was very helpful and answered our seemingly endless questions. The location is good; a short walk to the tube, a roman wall across the street, and the Tower of London just a stone's throw away. The only negative is the hotel was unbearably hot, and the room a/c seemed a bit anemic, but overall, a good value for a family of four. Ask for a room facing the courtyard on a high floor to avoid street noise.
Loved the upgrade but glad we didn't pay it's price.
Good location and an attractive lobby, etc. We got a great deal on an internet booking, and to our pleasant surprise were upgraded to a suite, as the hotel was heavily booked. While the suite was spacious and modernly decorated, we were surprised and disappointed at the scratchy polyester sheets, and the lack of any toiletries in the bathrooms. The suite's lounge area was very impressive, but I was left feeling glad that we'd only paid £70, not the full suite price of around £200!
Staff were very pleasant.
Not up to scratch
Over priced. My Whiskey glass tasted of Pernod, and a portion of fries tasted of fish. Expected better for the money.
Special Internet rates
Excellent in every way. Huge room, low price, great view, great food, Great staff.
There's a playstation in the foyer for the children, a tv and bar for you big kids!!
There were myself, husband and we had our daughter and a friend with us. The room was spacious enough for us all to lounge in. Will go back to this hotel next time we visit London
Great hotel, excellent value
Spent 3 nights at this hotel with my husband, 15 year old daughter and 7 year old son from the 27th July 2004. It's just across the road from the Tower of London. Tower Bridge is within easy walking distance and the nearest Tube station is a 2-minute walk away. Our family room had a double bed and two very substantial single 'camp' beds. Even with our luggage in there was plenty of space. We were more than pleased. There was a hairdryer, hospitality tray, mini safe, tv and even a playstation (though this was an extra charge). The modern en-suite was bright and clean. The staff were very friendly and helpful. We stayed on a bed and breakfast basis and the breakfast was more than adequate with plenty of choice. We would definitely recommend this hotel and plan a return visit later in the year.
Nice place - well located
Our family spent 9 days at the London Novotel Tower Bridge and were very pleased with the accommodations. The family room was a bit smaller than we had hoped it would be, but fairly large when compared to the typical European hotel room.
We loved the location -- a two-minute walk from the Tower of London and the Tower Bridge tube station and a mere 5 minute tube ride to Victoria Station. On many evenings, we walked from central London back to the hotel and felt very safe and comfortable.
The hotel was immaculate and quiet, and the complimentary hot breakfast was excellent -- it included fresh pastries, scrambled eggs & sausages, and a wide variety of cereals and fruit. We highly recommend the Novotel Tower Bridge.
Fine for business or leisure
Stayed at the Novotel Tower Bridge for one night last week on business.
It seems primarily a business hotel to me. Let's just say all 30 people in the hotel pub at midnight seemed to be guys in suits. Also definitely seemed a business crowd during the day. But I'd see this hotel as fine for leisure given its reasonably central location and proximity to Tower Bridge and tube stop.
My room was great. Nice view with a window that opened so I could get some fresh air. Quiet with the window shut. Clean, and well appointed.
Service was another matter. Staff were all very nice, but just not fully competent. I needed some photocopies which they were happy to do for a small fee. But, the copies were of horrible quality with extraneous marks - basically unusable. They didn't charge me but offered no alternative. I was told when I booked the room that there was internet connectivity in each room - in fact there is none - which I found out when I checked in. Room service delivered an incomplete order. When I called back they brought up one of the two missing items.
I gave up on the other item.
Company paid for the room so I'm not sure how the rates are for this hotel, but I would stay here again despite the spotty service.
Great Hotel in London w/Great Weekend rates/specials
Stayed here 11/2003. 1st time in London. Great hotel. Had heard that all London hotels were incredibly small, so I was concerned when I was able to book a weekend special rate at 75GBP for my family of 4--which included a full English breakfast buffet (bookeed on ACCOR's site). This was the only decent hotel that I found that would fit my family of 4 in a single room. The room size was fine [referred to as "Superior Room with 1 double bed and 2 single beds for 2 adult(s) and 2 child(ren)" on their site]. 2nd bed was a couch that converted to trundle beds (same size as other bed/real bed with real mattresses--not a sub- standard "sofabed" type mattress). Room size was big enough so that we could order late night (11pm) room service and eat it comforably. Great, clean bath and toilet. Don't think you'll find such a quality hotel at this rate anywhere in London. Location is Pepys Street--which is right at Tower of London Tube station (seconds, not minutes away). Very convenient (about 10 mins to central London on Tube). Bought 3 day Tube passes and saw lots of London via the Tube (tip: 2 lines run there--take the "circle" line trains, if possible, as they seem to be more reliable/faster). I would stay at this hotel again if I went to London. Note: Stayed at Gatwick Rennaissance for 1 night after returning from our London-to-Spain leg of our trip. Not advertised: London Gatwick Renanissance has family rooms (1 big bed and a 2nd room with 2 singles)--which are a bargain (includes breakfast for 2) at 101GBP per night (this was for a Friday night--so might have been a weekend rate). Rooms are on the Club Floor (non-smoking, too). Have to call the hotel directly to book--and do it as far in advance as possible, as these family rooms book up fast.