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“Well appointed hotel in a good location”
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Novotel Hannover
Ranked #1 of 161 Hotels in Hannover
Certificate of Excellence
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Well appointed hotel in a good location”
Reviewed February 24, 2013

This hotel is a few minutes walk from a tram stop which is just 2 stops from the main station, so very easy to get to. The public areas are good - reception is very friendly, a pleasant bar area and restaurant, and even an area with games consoles to play.

The room was very well appointed - with a comfortable bed, lots of technology including connections to connect devices to the TV - i.e. HDMI, USB charger etc, and lots of sockets. I didn't use the wifi, however colleagues who did mentioned the slow speed. The bathroom is fairly small but very stylish, and was provided with just shampoo and shower gel. No shower cap though!

I ate in the restaurant for breakfast and dinner. Breakfast was a good choice of cooked, continental, cereals etc. Dinner was OK, but to be honest I wouldn't bother ordering the burger. An enormous thing, far too big for most people, felt such a waste of food, and pretty average tasting!

I would stay again, but it wouldn't necessarily be my first choice as there are a number of hotels right in the centre that are just as nice.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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Melegnano, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed January 4, 2013

REally close to the town center and to a lot of nice restaurants, is well served also by the public transportation. Nice modern room and good breackfast and restaurant.
The only missing thing to be at the top is an higher internet connection velocity in the rooms.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed January 2, 2013

Excellent hotel!
If you are travelling as a family then this hotel is definately for you. We always choose Novotel whenever we travel. It is obvious that they are really trying hard to make it easier for parents. (we have three 3-year olds!). The hotel on Podbielskistrasse is at a great location close to restaurants and the shopping strip. The hotel is clean, excellent staff and well equiped for children. There is a very small playroom in the lobby which helps during check in, highchairs, small toys are given to the kids at reception, childrens menu, 2nd room half price for families.

When I booked I had sent an additional request note to the hotel explaining that our kids would fall off the beds and travel cots were too small. I figured that the note would be forgotten. Upon arrival Christopher, the gentleman at reception said "hello, we have been concidering your request and we have thought of two solutions etc.." I was surprised. They turned the sofas into beds and pushed them againgst the double beds. Fantastic!

Christopher Suhr (spelling?) helped us with so many things (excellent at his job/ customer service!). He arranged zoo tickets, recommended restaurants, checked stores opening times etc...Overall, a fantastic time there. Upon departure, we ordered packed lunches for the kids for the drive home. Nice "happy meal" kind of boxes with sandwiches, fruit, yougart, apple juice and some candies. Love Novotel!! Only negative is that the internet isn't free (9 euros for 24 hrs) and terribly slow. Can't use skype, open larger website files.

Room Tip: 308 &309 family rooms
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 31, 2012

Very comfortable rooms, great shower, good quality breakfast. I would stay here more often BUT the internet on which I rely is hopeless. Very poor connection, erratic speed when you can connect and consistently being kicked.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed December 13, 2012

I have stayed at this hotel three times for business during the past 5 months so this review is based on those stays.

As a business traveller there are three things that should always 'work' at an inner-city hotel; Internet, room service and breakfast;

Internet: It just doesn't work here. You either cannot connect or you get kicked off at least twice an hour. This happened three times, in three different rooms - even in the lobby.

Room service: You never want, or expect staff to enter your room twice a day, without knocking first. For some reason at this hotel, staff seem not to have been trained do this, so they just enter. In other words, forget privacy.

Breakfast: Breakfast here very nice - and I find it to be the one of the best in Hannover.

Despite the nice breakfast, I have decided not to come back here, and in-stead choose another hotel for my next stay in Hannover.

Room Tip: Forget Internet access and room privacy.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed December 3, 2012

Very well placed hotel within walking distance of the Hauptbahnhof. All mod cons in the rooms - kettle, microwave etc. Spacious and clean too. The downside of the central location was the noise from the revellers coming out of bars and clubs until 5 or 6 in the morning! So although bed was comfortable, sleep quality not so good. V good breakfast. Would recommend definitely - v good value for money.

Room Tip: Rooms not backing on to the main road across from the station may be quieter.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Novotel Hannover
Address: Podbielskistr. 21/23 | Near Lister Platz, 30163, Hannover, Lower Saxony, Germany
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Location: Germany > Lower Saxony > Hannover
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Hannover
#3 Business Hotel in Hannover
#4 Family Hotel in Hannover
#4 Romantic Hotel in Hannover
#14 Best Value Hotel in Hannover
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Novotel Hannover 4*
Number of rooms: 205
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Novotel Hannover is a fascinating 4 star hotel constructed within the shell of the former Bahlsen biscuit factory. Historic charm meets architectural innovation in this hotel located within walking distance of the main train station and the underground. Warm colours and bright design characterise our 206 spacious rooms, suites and 12 modular meeting rooms. Enjoy our spa area with jacuzzi and beauty treatments or savour international cuisine in our restaurant with winter garden. ... more   less 
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