OK so the hotel rooms aren't bad except that the shower drain was at a rate of about half the flow rate and as it was a wet room, wasn't long before the floor was flooded. But this is nothing compared to the reception I received. Reception is small and right next door to the restaurant. I arrived about 8.30pm tired and hungry only to find that there was a live music event happening in the combined/restaurant bar that was so loud that I had trouble getting the receptionist to hear me never mind understand me. As I said I had not eaten since lunchtime and expected to use the hotel BUT this is the only restaurant and absolutely no way of getting away from the NOISE to eat in peace & quiet. Left with having to find somewhere to eat (not a lot of choice in this part of London) and went to the pub across the road which fortunately was still serving food (kitchen closes at 9pm). No way would I expect this from a supposedly top hotel chain - one more visit as i ahve already booked later this month but then never again. Also don't understand why breakfast is much more expensive than teh Novotel Paddington which is much nicer 9both food and ambience) - could it be they know that there are not many options in this part of London and taking the michael?
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- 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. ... more less
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