Novotel London City South Hotel

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Novotel London City South Hotel

4 star

Rooms: 182

53-61 Southwark Bridge Road - London - England - SE1 9HH - United Kingdom Hotel Website | | 44 02070890400
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Good quality business hotel

from A TripAdvisor Member
I stayed in the Novotel City South 2 times in December whilst working weekends in London.

It is basically a very nice, well run hotel, which caters for business travellers very well. I found that the hotel was well run, everything was really efficient and the food was pretty good for a hotel chain.

Definitely worth a stay especially if you are a business traveller. If you want lots of character try elsewhere.

Standard Chain Hotel

from BrianW01
Nice hotel although nothing spectacular. Much the same as any other large chain hotel.

great hotel

from juliejos
Have just come back from a weekend break at this hotel. More expensive than our usual accomodation, but well worth it. Staff very helpful and friendly, rooms excellent( perhaps a little stingy with the towels), breakfast really did set you up for the day. Within easy walking distance of major attractions (London Eye, Tower Bridge, Tate Modern). Would definitely stay there again.

A good location in central London and great value for money

from BexC
This was the second time that we'd stayed in the area, last time we stayed at the equally good Southwark Rose hotel next door, however the Novotel B&B weekend package of £89 a night was better value.

Good location, very close to London Bridge or Southwark tube station.

We were welcomed to the hotel by friendly reception staff and check-in was very quick. Our room was on the 6th floor which was nice and quiet and was a good size with a comfy bed. The bathroom was of better quality than some that I've seen in significantly more expensive hotels, with a fantastic walk-in power-shower, a good deep bath with an additional hand-held shower, a large sink and a full-length mirror. All very nice. As mentioned by a previous reviewer, the toilet is separate from the main bathroom and does not include a sink which is a little strange but nothing major.

The breakfast was good, not the best I've had in a hotel, but definitely not the worst and was great value as included in the rate. Hot buffet: Sausages, bacon, hash browns, scrambled eggs, mushrooms, tomatoes, and baked beans. Cold buffet: toast, rolls, mini pastries (about 4 varieties), yoghurt, cereals, fruit, cheese, and 3 kinds of fruit juices. There was always plenty of each item left, despite breakfast being served until 11.30am.

The hotel bar is really nice, though quiet most of the time and there is an internet cafe and games console in the foyer although I'm not sure how much these cost.

Check-out is a leisurely 12pm and on Sunday’s you can check-out at 5pm for no additional cost. All in all, a very pleasant stay. Would definitely stay here again, especially at the current internet rates.

Really great hotel

from blommer79
What you see on pictures is what you get. A bright room with a very comfortable bed.

The breakfast is amazing : fresh fruits, fresh fruit juices, pastries, eggs, beans, sausages,...

The staff is very friendly: they gave me a room before the official checking and an adaptator plug (I forgot mine).

The area is very calm. The hotel is close to the tate modern, to restaurants (wagamama, nando, the anchor..) along the thames, to the borough market.

Five minutes walking to the london brigde station (choose the high borough street/southwark exit)

ok novetel

from daftman
Stayed here in jan , rooms were ok but a bit on the small size .we asked for a family room as our daughter was staying with us,and their was just enought room to pull out the sofa.good location though.The hotel is a four star and gave a exellent rate.Would stay here again but not with family in the same room.Have stayed in better in london and a hell of a lot worse!

Great Hotel

from Mikey55
Just had a two night break at this hotel. Very comfortable room that was bright and very clean. Very well designed bathroom and great shower. As mentioned in other reviews the bed was really comfortable. Always a bonus! Tea/coffee biscuits, iron and ironing board all very well incorporated in the well designed room.
Our deal included a cooked breakfast. All the usual things. A big choice of cereals, fruit pastries etc. Kept us going all day!
Very friendly staff. A real gem of a place tucked beside Southwark Bridge.
If you arrive via London Bridge Station you would be best (if walking) to exit via the underground entrance.

Excellent Hotel

from Piccasso
Despite glowing reviews on here, we were still pleasantly surprised. I can't praise the hotel highly enough. The rooms were of a reasonable size, bright, airy, functional and very clean. The staff couldn't have been more attentive and friendly and would not have been out of place in any 5 star hotel. Breakfast was a pleasant relaxed affair with Continental or Full English on offer. The beds were superb and the hotel was situated in a very quiet area, so a great night's sleep was guaranteed. My compliments to Novotel, we will definitely be back.

A really nice hotel

from A TripAdvisor Member
I've just had 2 weeks at the Novotel London City South, and I can recommend it whole-heartedly.

I found the staff to be very friendly and polite, the rooms were modern, clean, well designed and spacious. The bathroom was particularly nice, with some quite expensive looking touches, and the shower was nice and powerful. The bed was very large and very comfortable. The room temperature was fine, and was very quiet. Facilities in the room were everything I would expect, and the iron/ironing board was particularly handy. In my first week's stay I even had a view of the city from the 5th floor, which was nice.

I ordered a continental breakfast in my room each day, by leaving a note on my door the night before. This arrived on time each morning, and was of a good standard. The only (very) minor gripe I have, is that the newspaper which I had ordered didnt arrive the first two mornings of my second week - but as they gave me a (different) paper with my breakfast, that didnt really matter.

The best thing of all about this hotel was the location. Surely the South Bank is the most pleasant part of London, with the picturesque riverside walk being a real joy. St Pauls Cathedral, the London Eye, the wobbly bridge are all within easy walking distance, but best of all, only 2 minutes away is Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. Anyone who has the time to spare MUST see a play there, paying £5 to stand in the yard - it's fantastic!

Very Nice Family Friendly Hotel

from Kirk0
Used this website to pick a hotel for the end of a recent family vacation in the United Kingdom. It was a great finish to our vacation. Booked the hotel over the phone with the hotel directly ... got a very good rate for the weekend which included tax and breakfast. A bit more expensive for the 1 weekday of our stay (we were there for 4 nights).

Breakfast was very good ... full english plus many other options. Kids are free.

Room was small, but did not feel too small. Split of toilet and the shower/bath was a good idea, especially for a family. Provided 1 queen bed and 1 pull-out sofa bed, which was fine for our family (2 adults, 2 children under 5). Room had A/C, but was not really needed when we were in London. Overall a good room layout.

Staff was very friendly and helpful. No problems. Minor problem with the information provided on a taxi to Gatwick when we left ... rate was not fixed as I was led to believe, but negogiated a fixed rate with the driver no problem before we left.

Location was ok ... safe and close to London Bridge subway station. Also a few minutes from the Thames riverside walk. Also close to the George Pub, which is a nice National Trust property.

Top Local Tips for London

A must see! I'm definitly a big fan of Windsor Castle! Its about a 30 minute train ride from London's Padington station. It was the best part of my 4 day trip to London. Its in a very charming town (I think its called Eton).

Face washers - Clocks & power boards Always take your own face/body washer or a scrunchie as NO hotels in UK/Europe have face/body washers also maybe a small illuminated travelling clock which saves trying to look at your watch or mobile phone should you wish to through the night as again there are none in the hotels . The one item we have found invaluable on our past trips is a power board for all the numerous electrical charges etc. Saves on adapters as you only require the one adapter we take a board with 6 outlets & find it is more than adequate for our all cameras, phones etc

Bankside/Southwark This is a brilliant area for a short break - lots to do including Tate Modern, Shakespeare's Globe, St Paul's Cathedral, the Millennium Bridge, Tower Bridge, Borough Market, Vinopolis, the Golden Hinde and more and all within walking distance.

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  • Address: 53-61 Southwark Bridge Road - London - England - SE1 9HH - United Kingdom
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