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64 out of 100

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Pet-friendly

Novotel London Blackfriars

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8.7

Good (9,429 ratings)

London, United Kingdom - 

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490 m Tate Modern

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980 m St. Paul's Cathedral

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1.12 km London Eye

Hotel Overview

Novotel London Blackfriars is highly regarded by guests for its modern facilities and excellent location, offering comfort and convenience in the heart of London. However, some areas for improvement have been noted by visitors.

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Hotel highlights

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Location

Property

  1. Excellent Location: Central and convenient for exploring London.
  2. Modern Facilities: Guests appreciate the contemporary design and amenities.
  3. Friendly Staff: The hotel is praised for its welcoming and helpful personnel.
  4. Good Value: Many find it offers great value for the amenities and location provided.
  5. Swimming Pool: The addition of a swimming pool is frequently mentioned as a plus.
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Area for improvement

  1. Room Size: Some guests find the rooms smaller than expected.
  2. Breakfast Quality: A few visitors are disappointed with the breakfast options and quality.
  3. Noise Levels: Noise from the surrounding area can sometimes be an issue for guests.
  4. WiFi Performance: Occasional complaints about the reliability and speed of the WiFi service.
  5. Room Service: Delays and mixed experiences with room service have been reported.

Amenities

Extra beds/cribs

Soundproof rooms

Toys/Games

Breakfast available

Breakfast available

Pool

Pet friendly

Pet friendly

Free WiFi

Free WiFi

Air conditioning

Air conditioning

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Score icon8.7

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Total 9,429 Reviews

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RateScore is average rating from most popular providers

Blended Web Rating

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agoda

200 Reviews

8.2 / 10

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booking

3,062 Reviews

8.2 / 10

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expedia

1,003 Reviews

8.8 / 10

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google

1,693 Reviews

4.4 / 5

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tripadvisor

3,471 Reviews

4.5 / 5

Reviews

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Words are aggregated from hotel reviews across the web and listed by the most mentions.

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Service was mentioned 505 times

11% Negative85% Positive

Reviews based on Service

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Harshvardhan Sharma3 months ago
5/5Google icon

We had a really pleasant stay here. The location is great. It's right next to the tube station and a short walk to the London Eye, Borough Market and some other attractions. Our room was bright, spacious and clean. I must add though that some of the upholstery is showing its age. Most of the staff, including housekeeping, was great. Denisa(?), at the reception, in particular, was really welcoming and helpful.

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Adam Kloss2 months ago
3/5Google icon

Stayed twice, with wife & 3 kids in adjoining rooms. Nice comfy rooms; food is not good and expensive; service is not the best, felt the staff could have been friendlier and the pool booking rules are a bit silly; still have old covid stuff up & feels like the hotel needs a bit of tlc; wifi is hit & miss which is a huge minus for me. Overall, for what we paid & what our budget was, I felt like it was fair value for money, comfy rooms, and well placed for west end etc.

Hotel Quality

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General Info

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Total number of rooms 182

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Number of floors 13

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Number of buildings/towers 1

WiFi Quality

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Ping, ms

Idle

10

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157

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80

Wifi Speed Is Good For

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web browsing

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HD online movies

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group video calls

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online streaming

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4K online movies

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online gaming

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Location Area Map

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What's nearby

Tate Modern

490 m

St. Paul's Cathedral

980 m

London Eye

1.12 km

The Shard

1.19 km

London Bridge

1.33 km

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Getting around

Southwark Underground Station

280 m

London Waterloo East Station

420 m

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Airports Nearby

Heathrow Airport (LHR)

26 km

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Restaurants

Doggetts Coat & Badge

210 m

FCB Coffee

420 m

Seabird

Nearby

Art Yard Bar & Kitchen

140 m

Albie

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Street View

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Daytime safety

65 out of 100

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Nighttime safety

39 out of 100

Unsafe

London safety index

Safety

Crime

64

Overall Safety Index

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An average rating of the six safety categories

64 out of 100

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Women safety

Risky

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Likelihood of inappropriate behavior against women.

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59

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Physical safety

Safe

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Likelihood of injury due to harmful intent.

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68

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Property safety

Safe

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Likelihood of theft.

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61

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Political safety

Safe

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Potential for infringement of political rights or political unrest.

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76

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LGBTQ safety

Safe

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Likelihood of harm or discrimination against LGBTQ persons or groups and level of caution required at location.

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71

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Medical safety

Risky

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Likelihood of illness or disease, assessment of water and air quality, and access to reliable medical care.

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50

54

Overall Crime index

Moderate

An average rating of the crime categories

54 out of 100

Property crime severity

Moderate

58

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Mugging or robbery  57/100

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Car theft  43/100

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Car break-ins  50/100

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Home break-ins  48/100

Violent crime severity

Moderate

57

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Physical attacks  54/100

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Racism or religion motivated attacks  40/100

Other crime severity

High

63

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Insult or harassment in public  54/100

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Corruption or bribery  38/100

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Drug problem  62/100

Prices Around Property

Average Daily Costs Per Person

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Bottle of water 1.5L

$0.6 - $2.3

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Coffee

$2.9 - $7.6

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Beer 0.5L

$1.2 - $3.5

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Meal, inexpensive restaurant

$16.2 - $38.2

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Public transport, one-way ticket

$2.3 - $5.8

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Taxi 1km (normal tariff)

$1.3 - $3.5

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Meal for 2 people, mid-range restaurant, three-course

$57.9 - $162

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Bottle of mid-range wine

$8.1 - $17.4

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McMeal at McDonalds

$8.1 - $11.6

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Coke/Pepsi 0.33L

$1.5 - $3.5

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Public transport, monthly pass

$138.9 - $309

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Gasoline (1 liter)

$1.7 - $2.2

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Mobile phone monthly plan

$11.6 - $35.9

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Fitness club, monthly fee

$28.9 - $115.7

Weather In London

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Air Quality

Unhealthy (For Sensitive Groups)

PM2.512

PM1023

63

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Limited risk for sensitive individuals. Not recommended to do outdoor activities.

Drinkable Water Quality

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Fair

Water may have some problems, not recommended for daily consumption.

Traffic around property

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Moderate

Traffic is moving at a steady pace, smooth driving without significant delays.

House Rules

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Check in after 15:00

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Check out until 12:00

Children welcome

Pets welcome (restrictions apply)

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