Novotel Hotel Stay | Blackfriars, London

As a blogger who lives two hours from London, there are many times during the year I need to stay in a hotel. When the lovely people at Novotel* offered to accommodate both Amelia & I for the Cosmopolitan Blog Awards, I was very grateful for a place to rest my head. I knew it would be a wonderful stay from reading the TripAdvisor reviews (4 and half stars!) however, this truly exceeded my expectations.

Located on Blackfriars Road, Novotel is close to London Waterloo Station, The Thames River, London Eye and Tate Modern. I was in a Superior Room on the 10th floor and had great views of London. I used Uber to drop me off and my driver could pull up right outside too.

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Lets be honest, a hotel room in most places does exactly what it says on the tin, but it's the little details that leave the biggest impression on me. For example, plug sockets with little shelves next to the beds = WIN. Perfect for charging my phone. Thank you Novotel.

Secondly, they have Bluetooth speakers!? I couldn't believe it! I had a room to myself so as you can imagine, there was something a bit nice about blasting Bieber around my room whilst I did my make up for the awards (not too loudly, obviously). Free Wifi is also a massive bonus for me, the signal strength worked great in my room and was so easy to connect.

The bed. Oh the bed. It was HEAVEN. Feather pillows and crisp white bedding. I was almost glad I didn't have to share the luxury however, there is plenty of room for two and it's unbelievably comfy.

The 'coolest' feature which I didn't feel the need to use was the glass screen that separates the room from the bathroom, it becomes transparent or opaque at the touch of a button!

Finally, the bathroom was gorgeous, especially the rainfall shower and super bright lights! I loved the the design and how the doors blended into the walls when you had them open too.

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Also good to know..

- Self check in / check out
- USB charging ports
- Flat screen 32" TV
- Safe
- Minibar
- Fridge (which Amelia & I successful fitted a bottle of champagne standing up right in!!)
- 'Smart' pillows for extra comfort
- Room service available (the club sandwiches are delicious)
- Pets are allowed!

I didn't eat dinner at the restaurant but I did come down to experience breakfast which was included in our stay. Amelia did the opposite and had hers set up as a room service however, I'm fussy and like to pick what I fancy that morning (especially as I had a hangover).
The food was amazing, full English Breakfast, pancakes and all! The manager came down to check all his staff and guests were happy which didn't go unnoticed either.

Final thoughts
The hotel also has an indoor heated swimming pool, fitness centre and sauna however, I didn't have time to experience these. The customer service in reception was fantastic however, and the area was extremely clean and tidy. To use the lifts in the hotel you had to tap your room key before entering the floor you required, which made me feel safer.

Overall my stay at Novotel Blackfriars was fabulous. Priced from £150 a night, I can honestly say that I'll be staying again in future. I really enjoyed it and couldn't fault a single thing!!

ps. I filmed a little 'hotel room tour' in this vlog too!
*Complimentary stay in return for an honest review.


  1. I've just started watching your vlogs and I feel like I know you, you're so lovely and genuine! Congrats on your awards!

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  2. I think this will definitely have to go on my list of places to stay in London! x

  3. Next time I go to London, I NEED to stay here

    Lauren x |