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Novotel London Blackfriars

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46 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8NZ England
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 11/16/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 11/16/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#185 of 1,154 hotels in London
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In line with local government restrictions, our restaurant, bar and leisure facilities will be closed from Thursday, November 5th 2020 in our hotel. We will accept only reservations for business purpose only until further notice. Novotel London Blackfriars is a beautifully designed contemporary and exciting hotel in a vibrant area of London, whether you are staying for business or pleasure. Located just minutes away from the City and London's famous Southbank, you will be within walking distance of Waterloo Station and some of the capital's most famous landmarks, including the London Eye, Tate Modern and St Pauls Cathedral. You can unwind in our Jamboree Foodfest & Bar, which celebrate flavours from around the world.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Kids stay free
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Wifi
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Kid-friendly buffet
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
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Laptop safe
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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Grade: 100 out of 100
167Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
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Saragreen79 wrote a review Nov 6
12 contributions2 helpful votes
We booked novotel blackfriars for my husband's 50th birthday. We were greeted with a surprise upgrade with drinks vouchers! They also decorated the room and left a very nice card. At breakfast my husband got a surprise slice of cheesecake. All the staff were lovely even with the second lockdown looming. We will definitely book again when we're back in London.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Babaye Traore, Guest Services / Front Office at Novotel London Blackfriars
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Saragreen, we very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Novotel London Blackfriars. We are more than happy to know that you enjoyed the surprise for your husband's birthday! It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Sincerely, Giuseppe M. Assistant Front Office Manager
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U9376RTrichard wrote a review Nov 2
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We stayed here for 3 nights and enjoyed the hotel very much. The hotel is ideally situated for all attractions. The hotel was very clean and we stayed on the 8th floor so had a wonderful view of the Shard. We didnt get chance to use the pool but it looked nice. The bar area was very relaxing and the food looked good. The guy on front reception was very helpful. Would use this hotel again.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Response from Babaye Traore, Guest Services / Front Office at Novotel London Blackfriars
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear valued guest, thank you for taking the time to write a review on Tripadvisor following your recent stay at the Novotel London Blackfriars. I was delighted to hear that you overall enjoyed your stay with us and in particular found rooms, location and staff to be excellent. It's always a pleasure to read that my team is trying to go the extra mile to please our guests. Thank you once again for sharing your feedback and we very much look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the near future. Kind regards, Giuseppe M. Assistant Front Office Manager
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Katie wrote a review Nov 2
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Special thank you to Babaye T for making our stay more enjoyable. A clever way of communication through WhatsApp to the reception team was very useful and reduced the amount of contact we had with people in the hotel. Our executive room with a view of the shard was beautiful, the room was spotless and so comfortable. The team went the extra mile to give me a birthday card and plate with balloons and petals in the room as well. Really thoughtful touch. Location is great, lots of bars and restaurants in the area and a tube station just a 2 minute walk. We had a fantastic stay and will definitely recommend this hotel to anyone staying in London. We look forward to coming back after lockdown.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Charline Decobert, Other at Novotel London Blackfriars
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review and for rating us 5/5 ! I'm thrilled to hear that the team went the extra mile to make your stay memorable for your birthday. Rest assured that I will share your kind words with them and especially with Babaye. We look forward to welcoming you back ! Kind regards, Charline Decobert, Operations Manager
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ahoysissy wrote a review Nov 1
london97 contributions31 helpful votes
We spent two nights here in October and loved it. Very central and good walking or cheap cab distance to the Thames and other attractions. It was a birthday celebration and our bed was decorated with sweets, balloons and confetti (cheap and cheesy but a cute touch!), and a birthday card. The room was excellent value for money- at a time when London was very quiet with few tourists it was great to have a room with a big balcony overlooking The Shard. This room would normally be very expensive but we got it at a good price. Our suite had clearly been newly refurbished. There’s not a lot of character but it’s all about the view and cleanliness. Shower was huge. Would’ve been useful having more hooks in the bathroom to hang things like wet towels and costumes on to dry. Service was excellent. All the staff were friendly and attentive. My only complaint is the pool which isn’t big and despite bookings being in slots, it was overcrowded (I use that term loosely- it wasn’t jam-packed but there was no possibility of distancing). It’s not guarded so young kids were jumping in the pool (not allowed), taking over the little spa pool (also not allowed) and having swimming lessons (the official lessons took over a whole lane of the 3 lane pool, the unofficial lessons took over most of it). So it’s not a pool to go and have a relaxing swim in, unless you manage to time it well and get it to yourself. The bar and restaurant is enjoyable and there’s happy hour too. We didn’t eat there but drinks are good and not at high-end London prices. There are restaurants close by to the hotel but getting a cab more central is cheap and easy to do. Or if it’s a clear day, it’s a nice walk to the Thames-side that takes about 15/ 20 mins. I’d definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Babaye Traore, Guest Services / Front Office at Novotel London Blackfriars
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear ahoysissy, Thank you for taking the time to leave a 5 Stars review and for your kind words. We were so pleased to hear that your visit exceeded your expectations, and you were well looked after by our attentive team. Customer service is at the very heart of everything we do at The Novotel London Blackfriars, and to read your comments is truly rewarding. I will ensure your positive words are shared with all my colleagues. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Blackfriars Novotel on many future occasions! With kindest regards, Traore Babaye - Guest Services Manager.
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Catherine N wrote a review Oct 2020
34 contributions33 helpful votes
We had a great time at the hotel. The staff we really friendly and helpful, the room was clean and had a good view of the Shard, and the breakfast was enormous. The thing that made the hotel really stand out from others was the swimming pool (you need to prebook a slot). If you need somewhere to stay in London I would recommend this - great value, good location and really nice staff.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Babaye Traore, Guest Services / Front Office at Novotel London Blackfriars
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Catherine N, Thank you very much for your recent stay at the Novotel London Blackfriars. We are truly flattered and grateful for your glowing praise following your very recent stay with us. I will make sure to share your feedback with our entire team! We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you once again in the very near future. Sincerely, Babaye Traore - Guest Services Manager.
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$166 - $370 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Novotel London Blackfriars
Which popular attractions are close to Novotel London Blackfriars?
Nearby attractions include Electric Playbox (0.07 miles), The Old Vic (0.3 miles), and The Grid (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Novotel London Blackfriars?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Novotel London Blackfriars?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Novotel London Blackfriars?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Novotel London Blackfriars?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pieminister, Laughing Gravy Bar & Restaurant, and Tibita.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Novotel London Blackfriars?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Novotel London Blackfriars?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Novotel London Blackfriars offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Novotel London Blackfriars?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Churchill War Rooms (1.1 miles), Tower of London (1.3 miles), and Houses of Parliament (0.9 miles).
Is Novotel London Blackfriars accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.