Stayed overnight whilst attending a convention at the Excel. Usual Novotel set up and facilities. Comfortable, clean room, decent bar area and usual decent breakfast selection. Main benefit is its proximity to the Excel. It may not be the cheapest (depends when you book) but it is only a two minute walk from the Excel entrance. Didn't have too much contact with the staff but seemed polite and efficient. Perhaps it's a good sign that I didn't need to? Bars, cafes restaurants and a small Tesco within 5 minutes walk. Would use it again if visiting the Excel.