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A bargain hotel in central London
Travelodge London Kings Cross Royal Scot
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Travelodge London Kings Cross Royal Scot
Advantages: Central London, cheap, nice looking cafe
Disadvantages: Small room, bathroom not nice
My sister moved to London a while ago and my Mum and I thought it would be nice to visit for a couple of days to spend some girly, family time together. We managed to get really cheap train tickets and hoped that we could find a bargain hotel to match. We were lucky enough to come across a Travelodge in the Kings Cross area which was priced at £29 a night. We snapped it up as it seemed too good to be true; it was booked for a Monday night about 6 weeks before Christmas.
We got the train to London Liverpool Street and got the tube to King's Cross. We decided that we would walk to the hotel as it was raining and roads were gridlocked so we figured it would probably be just as quick to walk! I put the postcode into the sat nav on my phone and it said it would take 12 minutes, which was pretty accurate. The Travelodge is well positioned for transport links and it just over the road from a convenience store.
When we walked in, we couldn't believe that it was a Travelodge. It had a fairly grand entrance and was really bright and open. The reception area was to the right and there was a lovely looking café/bar to the right hand side. The reception staff were friendly and checked us in quickly and easily, showing us how to get to our room.
We had to get the lift to the second floor and then walked around a maze of corridors before FINALLY getting to our room. It felt a little like being in a cabin on a ship as it was really tiny! There were twin beds with little space inbetween, a TV and wardrobe (as standard in Travelodges). The hotel was obviously laid out in a circular format and so our window looked out on the central bit where all of the other rooms looked as well!
The bathroom was tiny, and the tiles in the bath/shower were pretty grubby. I did have a shower and there wasn't a lot of power and the shower head kept falling down. There were plenty of nice, fluffy towels provided but there was no showergel/shampoo or anything similar.
The bedroom was clean and I found the bed to be fairly comfortable (although it might just be because I'd spent a whole day walking around London and was shattered!). The tea and coffee in the room was a godsend and I think we used everything we had - just a shame there were no biscuits!
Overall, my Mum and I were pretty happy with our stay at the Travelodge King's Cross Royal Scot. It only cost us £29 in total for one night and it was such a bargain for that price. Yes, the room was small, but it was adequate for what we needed it for. We spent most of our time out and about and only really used the room for sleeping in. We both had a good night's sleep and enjoyed the refreshments in the room. The hotel was incredibly well situated for getting to most places in central London due to the great links with King's Cross. We didn't use the café/bar but it really did look lovely and I think I would do so if staying here again.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a bargain place to stay in the capital. I would also happily stay here again. It's not luxury, but you just can't go wrong for £29.
Summary: Not luxury, but you can't go wrong for £29!
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