We like Novotels for the fact that most can accommodate two parents and two children comfortably in the same room. This was convenient as it is just off the A4 motorway between Metz and Strasbourg (if you're using a satnav type in Route de Carling (as the route nationale address takes you to the other side of town...) - it is literally almost immediately there on the St Avold side of the A4 motorway as you exit. We got a very good price too - £51 a night for the 4 of us, without breakfast.
This is one of the rather more old fashioned Novotels - they still have keys to the doors, and though the rooms have been spruced up a bit, they are not the ultramodern kind you find in some cities (cf Novotel Lugano, for example).
On the positive side, the service at the desk was very good, check in quick, and our problems dealt with to our satisfaction.
However, our kids' mattresses were incredibly lumpy - protruding springs in what was anyway a think mattress - I'd advise people to check them when they arrive in the room rather than leave it to discover that when everyone is undressed and ready for bed. Our kids both had a bad night's sleep. Novotel has offered to give us some bonus A Club points to make up for this as we didn't deal with it when we discovered the problem...
There are few places to eat locally, and the restaurant here was OK, but a little pricey for what it was.
We would come back and stay here - it's such a convenient location - but I'd check the mattresses as soon as I got in the room, and check out alternative places to eat locally.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Novotel Saint Avold is at the edge of a forest, amongst calm green surroundings, 2 km from the town centre and 23 km from Saarbruck airport. Nestled away close to the main route linking Metz, Strasbourg and Frankfurt, the hotel serves as the ideal stopover whether travelling on business or leisure. Comfortable modern rooms, contemporary cuisine offered indoors or al fresco together with 5 private modular meeting rooms make this place the preferred choice for your next conference or private function. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Novotel Saint Avold Hotel St-Avold
- Novotel St Avold
- St-Avold Novotel