I stopped here a while ago, I have to admit I had always written this travelodge off due to the distance back into London, however I was stopping with a few others and they had used this particular Travelodge before and wanted to stop there again.
The travelodge is located not far from the main docklands and literally 2 minutes walk from East India Tube Stop on the Docklands Light Railway line. The area is a little bit more of a business district however it is quiet and a fairly nice area. I think handy to note that this stop is an accessible stop and is serviced by a lift, handy if you have accessibility issues, large cases or buggies with you.
The hotel itself looks very new from the outside and inside was in very good condition, everything was nice and clean.
The room was the standard look Travelodge room and in good condition the same as the entrance and lobby of the hotel.
There was not very much noteworthy to say about the hotel, there was a flatscreen TV, Double bed, Tea and Coffee making facilities, desk with mirror and a double bed. I think the best thing for me about this hotel was the lack of noise! I barely heard another guest inside and even with the windows open it was really nice and quiet, so I slept really well.
Breakfast the next day was a bit of a let down, the beans and eggs were really dried out and in the whole time we were in there we did not see a member of staff to talk to them about it.
I have given it a score on the hotels merit's however due to the distance I do not think I would use it again, we did taxi back one night when we decided to go out in central London and the taxi was around £40. Not to bad when there was a few of us but if there had just been a couple it would have been too much.
We stayed at Travelodge Docklands in April when I was running the London Marathon. I chose this hotel because it was one of the cheapest in London and was fairly close to Greenwich, with good tube links. However, although it was the cheapest, it wasn't cheap compared to other Travelodges - probably because it was the Marathon weekend and everywhere hitched up their prices. I booked online and got a rate of £55.70 for the first night and £99.50 for the second night. Breakfast was extra - as is usual with Travelodges.
It is easy to get to by tube - the nearest station is East India on the DLR. You have to go over the footbridge over the A1261 though - don't make the mistake of going down the steps first!
It's then a short walk of just a couple of minutes pretty much straight ahead and it's just round a corner. As I had printed out all the booking confirmations - I simply had to show them to the reception staff to get our keys.
The room was of a reasonable standard for a Travelodge - basic and functional. There was a kettle and a television and the bed was fairly comfortable.
We had ordered breakfast and it was served downstairs in the large restaurant/bar. There was certainly plenty of room - there were lots of tables and the food was excellent and plentiful. There was also a large flat screen television in the breakfast room.
I went to register at the Expo on the Saturday and came back before they had finished serving breakfast. I asked if it was OK if I grabbed a coffee and was told "OK, although we're not really supposed to!" by the waitress, with a wink.
A good one as Travelodges go. I just wish I'd booked a third night - getting back to Euston after just having run 26.2 miles is no fun!
(This review has previously been posted on ciao.co.uk)
On our way back from holiday on the Norfolk Broads, we broke up the journey with an overnight stay at the London Docklands Travelodge.
We booked online a week or so beforehand. It was a struggle to use their newer website (possibly my security settings or Firefox arguing with it), but I entered our card details so many times I was quite frightened! Eventually we had the good sense to try their old website, to which they have a link on their front page. This version of the site was a breeze to use and the booking went through first time. We paid 15p extra to have the booking confirmed by text, and this came through a few minutes after completing the online order.
We booked a family room, with breakfast for two adults (children eat free, currently) and early arrival (which meant we would be able to get our room anytime from noon). We were planning to arrive in time to spend the afternoon sight-seeing in London, so wanted to get in, parked and away again as soon as possible. London Docklands is outside the congestion charge, which was part of the reasoning behind our choice of hotel. Parking cost an additional £5 for 24 hours. We'd seen that a station for the Docklands Light Rail service was within walking distance of the hotel, so it seemed like a good base of operations for us.
We paid around £65 for room, 2 adult breakfasts and early arrival. If you book well in advance, you may find better offers, but we were quite happy with the price.
Now we don't have sat-nav, so we used an online routeplanner to work out how to get there and printed it out in advance. This worked reasonably well to get us to the location, although failed us in the last half-mile. For we could see the Travelodge, but couldn't work out how to get to it! The routeplanner went a bit astray, so we ended up circling a roundabout and going up and down some roads in slightly panic-stricken style. Eventually we got to the road the Travelodge is on, where a security guard jovially sent us in. There were a number of spaces to choose from, so we parked in the shade and gratefully got out of the car. We'd done well, arriving at about 12.30 just as we'd hoped.
Booking in was easy: we had our print-out of our order. The receptionist checked our room was ready and then did our key-cards. She also explained about the parking, where you have to display both a receipt (that she gave us) from the hotel and a ticket from the car-park itself on your dashboard. You pay your £5 in the car-park. This meant the Other Half went out and sorted that while we waited in the lobby. In the lobby, there are several vending machines selling sweets and drinks. We bought some sweets, and they were about the price you'd expect for London x hotel x vending machine!
Our room was number 100, on the first floor. There were stairs up or a lift. Accessibility for those with low mobility seemed good.
The room was a nice, spacious and light. Travelodge accommodation is basic rather than luxurious, but it was clean and tidy. They hadn't made up the children's beds, which I had been expecting, perhaps wrongly. However, it was a simple matter to pull out the mattress beneath the sofa and remove the top cushion to create a second bed on top of the sofa. There was a bit of a stain on the lower mattress, which was off-putting. We made up the beds so if we were late returning, the children could go straight to sleep.
The en-suite was clean and roomy with bath & integrated shower. It had a shower-curtain (which I personally loathe in hotels - urgh! But that's my neurosis). The water pressure was good for showers and there was plenty of hot water.
Our window looked out onto a street and had restricted opening for safety reasons. We were provided with some towels, but not that many for a family of four, and a pillow each. There was a kettle and tea & coffee bits and pieces supplied, although weirdly only 3 cups.
The telly was large but didn't have a remote control. Wah. I don't know if that's a normal Travelodge deprivation or whether our room had lost its remote. Still, I'm not going to moan about walking a couple of feet to change channels (or have I just?! Haha.)
We headed out after a quick change and went to sample the many delights of London. The DLR station is called East India and is within about five minutes walking distance of the hotel. There's a statue, some ponds and fountains to pass by and a walkway over a major road, which were quite attractive. The station is accessible for wheelchairs and those with low mobility via a lift. By two pm we were at the top of the Monument near Tower Bridge.
When we returned to our room, we had eaten in central London and were pretty tired, so didn't try the attached bar-cafe for an evening meal or drinks. It does meals until 10pm and is open until 1am, and you can take some meals and drinks to your room.
The night's sleep was, well, a varied experience. For the Other Half and the children, it was not bad at all, although our room was far too hot. We turned off the radiators, but we all had to sleep on top or half-out of the covers. In the morning, when I went into the bathroom, I could feel heat radiating through the mirror and wall. Presumably the hot water pipes go through behind.
Unlike the rest of the family, I slept alright for the first couple of hours and then was woken by a hideous noise like someone vacuuming outside our room. Or turning a hovercraft on and off. I could have dealt with it if it had been a constant noise, but it was erratic. Sometimes it went on for minutes, sometimes it would blast for a few seconds, stop and then begin again. I counted fifty successive flurries and pauses, then it did a long drawn out one, then back to the wheezes. Argh!
I checked it wasn't coming from our bathroom, wandered the corridor and landing semi-demented, and eventually descended to talk to the hotel staff. It was unfortunate timing as someone was trying to check in and the hotel's system seemed to be running slowly. When I finally got to talk to the receptionist, he was decent but ultimately unable to do a thing: he couldn't do anything about the noise, saying it was an automatic system (I am grateful it wasn't some fellow in the cupboard turning a fan on and off just to drive me into mania, of course) to which he had no access. And the hotel was fully booked, at least for family rooms, so no way of moving us (even had I wanted that, given the rest of the family were fast asleep). It comes to something when you are actively waiting for London traffic noise to build and opening the window further hoping it will lull you to sleep! I was so so so tired. The bed was hard as well.
Morning came and I was really looking forward to getting home to my bed. I'm not usually a poor sleeper, so I was quite surprised I'd had such trouble.
Breakfast in the bar-cafe was a help-yourself buffet-style arrangement. It was a lovely cool room to enter after the heat of upstairs, with nice decor and tables. You're given your plate and cutlery and pick what you'd like. They provided scrambled eggs, sausages, bacon, beans and fried tomatoes for cooked breakfast lovers, while you can toast your own bread, croissants, etc. There's also coffee, tea and juice to drink. There were cereals, yoghurts and fruit as well. On our first passing, the beans had almost run out, but we went back when the containers were replenished. The sausages were quite nice, and the scrambled egg just avoided rubberiness. All in all, it was a good basic breakfast.
Booking out is a simple matter of turning in your room key-cards and we left at about half-nine.
I can't say I exactly enjoyed my stay at the Travelodge, due to the noise of the ventilation system near our room and the uncomfortable heat. It was a good place to stay location-wise and at the price, 'though. Perhaps in other rooms, the noise wouldn't be as bad.
We stayed at The Travelodge Docklands Hotel for two nights in August this year.
We were looking for a good base from which to explore London, with parking facilities at a reasonable price! No mean feat I can tell you!
I had originally discounted the Docklands Travelodge as I feared it may be too far from the centre and booked it as a last resort.
We paid £55.00 per night for a family room via the Travelodge website, this was a flexible rate and could be cancelled or amended up until 12.00pm on the day of arrival (you never know when something could go wrong!). There were two adults and one child in my party, the room could however accommodate an additional child.
We opted for a buffet breakfast each morning at a cost of £6.50 per adult (£7.50 if booked on arrival). Two children eat free with each paying adult, so it seemed quite reasonable.
We found the hotel easily with the Sat Nav. The street on which the Travelodge stands is accessed via a barrier, you can then gain entry to it's car park. There was an attendant on duty when we arrived - he helped when we had some trouble with the parking meter! Parking is charged at £5.00 for 24 hours (residents).
Check in is from 3pm. We arrived an hour or so earlier, I did hope that they would allow us to check in earlier, we were tired after a long drive - but unfortunately not, we were directed to the cafe bar, adjacent to reception. We managed to consume over priced coffee, soft drinks and a couple of lagers whilst we were waiting.
We found the room to be pretty much as we expected, quite basic, a little worn through excessive use but clean and spacious spacious. There was a double bed and a pull out bed for my son. This was not made up.
Sadly there was no air conditioning and the windows did not open fully (I imagine a security measure).
Our view wasn't the greatest, we were over looking the car park and overlooked by office blocks opposite - we managed to remember to keep the curtains closed until we were fully dressed in the morning!
We slept well on both nights, I managed to open the windows slightly more and prop them open with bottles of water - it improved the air circulation somewhat! The shower was great, very powerful and hot.
Breakfast is served in the cafe bar, we arrived at approximately 9am and had to queue for around 15 minutes, I must admit I didn't expect it to be so busy.
Once inside we helped ourselves to cereal, toast, muffins and hot food (scrambled eggs, tomatoes, beans, sausages and bacon - there was nothing on offer for vegetarians eg. veggie sausages, my partner is a veggie), juice, tea and coffee.
Handy tip - grab a juice glass on arrival - they disappear quite quickly and when replenished were boiling hot!
All in all the breakfast was quite good value for money, definitely enough to set you up for the day. We did stroll out with a muffin each in order to ward off any mid morning hunger pangs!
With regard to location, the Travelodge is ideally situated. The man at reception was very helpful and provided all the information we needed in respect of transport. In less than five minutes you can reach East India Docklands Light Railway (DLR) station - passing some quite pleasant scenery. The DLR provides access directly into central London, it takes around 20 minutes. The journey into and out of London proved a daily highlight for my six year old son.
The cost of a zone 1- 4 travel card was £14.60 (two adults, 1 child). This was off peak, surprisingly off peak is classed as any travel after 9.30am, so this worked out well for us.
I would certainly stay in this hotel again next time we visit London, for the price it can not be beaten.
The only downside apparent during our stay was the lack of a working lift!
As our room was on the first floor this wan't a problem, had we stayed in one of the upper rooms I wouldn't have been very happy.
I went to London this week, as a friend of mine bought me WWE Smackdown tickets for the O2 arena, and as I am unable to drive at the moment, I decided to get the train to London, and stay in a travellodge. I decided to stay at the Docklands as it was near to the Canning Town station - one tube stop away from the O2 - and was a decent price.
I booked the room I needed online for £56 nice and easily, and all details I needed were emailed to me. The email explained that the hotel was a 10 minute walk away from Canning Town Station, but it was actually a 5 - 10 minute Taxi ride away, and to walk would be a very confusing thing, it really is not easy to find, unless you know exactly where you are going.
When I arrived at the hotel with my partner, I went straight to reception, no queuing needed, and I was checked in very quickly and given two key cards for my room. The woman on the reception desk was very polite and friendly, and gave us every bit of information we could need for our stay. The room itself was on the ground floor, as I requested when booking, and was perfectly clean and tidy when we entered it. The room was actually quite spacious, and decorated in neautral colors.
There was a double bed, with a bedside table on both sides, a small built in wardrobe for hanging clothes in, a kettle, 2 cups, some tea and coffee and milk and sugar, 2 tea spoons, a TV and an information card. There was plenty of lighting, including two lamps on the wall by the bed, with switches just above the bed side table to enable you to turn the lights off while in the bed. There was a window too, with small blue curtains for privacy. The bed had nice fresh, white linen, although the duvet was a bit thin for my liking, but I would happily sleep in a giant bag of cotton wool!
The bathroom was surprisingly large, with 2 medium towels and 2 large, bath towels. There was also 2 toilet rolls, 2 plastic cups, a bar of soap and a shaving plug. There was a bath with a shower in it, so you can choose whether to have a bath or a shower, and there was a white shower curtain too. The shower itself was actually quite a nice shower. It had the perfect amount of water force for me, and this is variable by twisting a knob, as is the temperature.
There is a large mirror in the hotel room, and the bathroom, plus a full length mirror on the back of the hotel room door. There is also an electric heater on the wall, which I found very simple to use, and it gave out a great amount of heat in quite a quick time. The TV was simple to use, and has a remote control. There are 5 channels, the usual terrestial ones, and also a couple of radio channels too. Should you need them, you can ask reception for things like hairdryers, irons, ironing boards, more towels etc, although I am unsure if there is a cost for these.
There are extra cost options available should you want them, including wireless internet access, breakfast buffet and room service food. The internet access costs £5 for an hour or £10 for 24 hours, which I think is very, very expensive!! The breakfast buffet is £7.50 per person, and the food for room service is stupidly high costing too! If you can avoid it, do not buy food from the Travellodge itself. This is the only thing that lets the hotel down!
The Travellodge in the London Docklands is actually a really nice place. It is clean and tidy and the staff are very helpful and polite. I could have asked for nothing better from my room, and I didn't have to check out until 12pm. Check in is from 3pm, but reception is open 24 hours, so you can check in anytime you need to.
I am giving the hotel a 4 out of 5, due to the high cost of food and internet access, but I can not fault the hotel for service, or anything else for that matter, so if you ever need a place to stay near the Docklands London, I think this is the place for you.
I stayed here on 29 December for a Miley Cyrus concert with my daughter and my partner. I booked this hotel as it seemed to be the closest to the o2 arena. We booked last minute through Travel Republic and got a great deal, £50 for the night including a buffet breakfast. If I'd booked direct with Travelodge it would have cost double, so I was really pleased.
I've read a few reviews on other sites regarding this hotel and was a bit aprrehenisve as the reviews were less than favourable.
I need not have worried. The hotel was a 10 minute drive from the arena, very easy to get to. We checked into the hotel quite late, it was around midnight, and I thought that it may have been a problem. No worries, the staff were great, really helpful and quite upbeat (strange considering it was so late). We paid £5.00 to park the car in the hotel car park for 24 hours, which I considered a bargain in London. A security guard patrolled the car park all night.
Our room was on the 4th floor, all corridors had to be accessed by room keys so felt very safe and secure. The room was basic, but very clean and comfortable, just what you'd expect from a Travelodge. We booked a family room, but found that there was no extra bedding for the second fold away bed. We went to reception and reported this, and within 10 minutes someone arrived with ample bedding.
We had a sound night sleep even though the hotel is on a busy road. The buffet breakfast the follwing morning was of a high standard with plenty of choice, including scrambled egg, bacon, sausage as well as toast, cereal and pastries. It was very busy, but we didn't wait long for a seat.
Check out was easy too, hand in the key card and we were off. Altogether a very pleasant stay, would return and definately recommend to anyone wanting a hotel close to the o2 arena.
Last June (2008) my husband and I were off to London for the weekend to celebrate our wedding anniversary but we were trying to do it on a budget. I immediately went and checked the Travelodge website for deals as I have always found their hotels to be of a good standard and you know exactly what you will get because of their uniform nature of rooms and facilities.
As I was booking a few weeks in advance I was able to get this room for £45 which, on a saturday night in London, is very reasonable indeed. I used to live in London so the fact that this particular hotel is in the 'business' district of Docklands and not in the more touristy West End did not bother me at all, the DLR goes almost straight past the hotel and I knew that parking would be considerably easier on this side of town.
The hotel itself is fairly easy to navigate to, we used a sat nav but didnt really need to. There is a large car park right outside the hotel (one of the benefits of its location near to convention centres), you have to pay to use it but for residents of the hotel it is a flat fee of £5 per night which you pay on check in.
The DLR station is literally a two minute walk from the hotel, you can actually see the line from the hotel, the station (East India) was always quiet when we used it (we assumed because it was the weekend and the DLR is primarily used by commuters on weekdays). This means its pretty easy to get in and out of town although it will take about 25 mins and you will probably change at Bank.
The rooms are standard travelodge but thats great if you just want a place to sleep, the hotel has a bar / cafe which serves a good breakfast and when we returned to the hotel at around midnight they were still serving alcohol so presumably have a fairly late licence.
If you are looking for a bed for the night in London, dont be put off by the less central location of this Travelodge, for your money you get very good value and its easier than you think to get into town, add to this the convenience of the parking facilities and its a great place all round.
A couple of months ago, we had an opportunity to exhibit at Excel on the Docklands for a 3 day weekend. The exhibition itself is a whole other story, but as we were going to be at the exhibition from 8am till 10.30pm even though we are both London based the idea of a 40 minute drive either way just didn't appeal. After a full day of promoting, talking and selling a drive is the last thing we wanted, so we decided to find a cheap local hotel. After a quick hunt on the internet for a cheap, basic and local hotel we found the Travelodge in Docklands. Complete with a hotel car park, it appeared to be the perfect solution, what could possibly go wrong!
As with many chains of hotels these days booking via the internet is heavily promoted. With Travelodge, this appears to pretty much be the only option, at least if you have located them via the internet, any form of telephone number or booking direct with the hotel is pretty hidden. Only a tiny mention of the direct number appears, which of course infact is not direct but a high rate number linking to a central database starting with 0870. An added incentive is given by discounts while booking online, via what Travelodge refer to as 'web rate'. For this reason, combined with the fact that we were already on the internet with no specific extra requirements, we booked on line. A simple process of finding either the area or the name of the hotel and inputting your required dates, brings up the availability in the hotel. Generally I've found that two options are given at this point, either a double room or a family room, the cost of which are either the same or an extra £2 for the family room. In the same box as the availability details appears the option to 'book this room'. By clicking on the link a new box appears to confirm the dates, type of room, cost and number of people. The process then continues in the normal fashion with a request to enter your card details etc. Once completed, an invoice is sent to your email address and you are ready to go. One thing I would say to watch for though, as this is what caught us off guard is this receipt does not have the address of the hotel anywhere on it. Stupidly, we assumed it would and printed the receipt realising our mistake when it was too late and we couldn't find the hotel. So make sure that you don't make this assumption and simply write down the address directly from the website either at the point of application or before you leave. The penalty for not taking the address down is a rather fruitless search without aid or (well and) a call to a high rate line to ask for directions!!!!
Travelodge charge per room as apose to per person, which is a definite plus if you are part of a family. We paid £26.00 per night, which is incredibly cheap for anywhere in the country, let alone the Docklands! On the website it states that this is a special web rate and that the normal price is £50 per night. But as I haven't tried booking direct I'm not sure if anyone ever really gets charged the full rate. I've checked back a few times and this price appears to be pretty consistent regardless of the day of the week you are wanting to stay. The price does vary slightly, my guess is according to how booked the hotel is or expected to be. For example if you look to book at Christmas the price goes up to £40 per night, and if you book for the next day it can vary in price.
So as I mentioned, we were visiting Travelodge purely for its close proximity to the Excel centre. The Docklands Travelodge is in fact located just over a mile away from Excel just off of East India Dock Road, for those of you who know Telehouse, it is directly opposite there. For that reason on arrival you are bizarrely faced with a security barrier, therefore before you can even approach the hotel and their property you need to speak into a microphone and state that you are visiting Travelodge. I'm sure the extra security measures are there to ensure that those visiting the street are monitored for Telehouse (which houses most of the servers for the UK internet) rather than something put in place by Travelodge! But none the less, although slightly inconvenient it doesn't have huge effect on your approach to Travelodge. Once outside of the Trvelodge, you then face another barrier which leads into the car park, again something I found strange for a hotel! But I found out what this is for later on, those of you who have used Travelodge before may well already know!!!
Well, to be frank I didn't expect much for that cost. Wanting somewhere clean, basic but the real reason we chose the Travelodge was due to its promise of a car park. When we arrived however the car park was well, more than full. Cars were spilling out everywhere, parked up verges, double parking, blocking each other in, a mad house!! We couldn't find a space at all, but as we were arriving there at gone 11, I'm sure that everyone who was staying in the hotel had already beaten us. As you cant park on the road outside, we had to dump the car blocking the road to ask what to do in reception. The receptionist told us to simply park behind where we can, blocking whichever cars were parked in the spaces and come back in.
Personally, this is not something I felt particularly comfortable with, as if a car wants to leave in the night or early morning we were almost certainly going to be called to move the car. But at that time of the night with limited options, this was all we could settle for!
After a simple process of telling the receptionist our name, the keys were handed over and we were directed to our room. Its possible to have either a smoking or non smoking room, we chose non smoking but mistakenly left the stairs at the wrong floor and wondered along the smoking floor to find our room. Now I'm a smoker, but I can only advise at all costs do not opt for a smoking room. The smell emanating out of that floor was the most awful smell I have smelt in a long time, stale smoke times 50 is the only way I can describe it. Don't do it!!!!
So once we found the right floor and the right room, the door is opened with the generally used card devise as apose to an actual key. The electricity is not linked to the card, so you can turn the lights on without fixing the card into a further devise.
The room itself was spotlessly clean, with the window open which I thought was a nice touch. The room itself was completely tired, all appearing to have had one too many people stay in the room!
The room had a TV, kettle, bed, storage cupboard, mirror and a couple of bedside cabinets with a door leading to the bathroom. The bathroom again was basic, shower over the bath, WC, two towels and wash hand basin but once again very clean. My boyfriend at this point decided to use the toilet and this was where the true cracks appeared. While washing his hands he discovered that not only were the taps loose and impossible to turn off but the sink itself was coming away from the wall!! At this point I didn't know the instability of the wash hand basin as for once my boyfriend has chosen to close the door (probably the excitement of being in a hotel!). But after what he later told me was a struggle of holding the wash hand basin to stop it coming off the wall, while simultaneously trying to turn the loose tap off the whole thing failed and the tap stayed on!
Wanting a bit of assistance from me, he tried to open the bathroom door, only to find that the door handle came off in his hand after using the normal low force anyone would. Sitting on the bed, I heard a faint cry coming out of the bathroom and after pinning ear to door in an attempt to hear what he was saying over the sound of water, I realised he was trapped inside! The door opened inwards so the only way in was to throw myself against the door in a comedy sketch fashion. After 5 to 10 mins (that seemed like eternity) the door released and he was out!!! By then the hot tap had became so hot that we tried everything to get the thing to turn off, the whole bathroom was humid and steamy, more akin to a sauna than a bathroom after someone has simply washed their hands. Four hands proved better than two and eventually we turned it off with the aid of towels to stop the tap or sink burning our skin! We spent the rest of our stay washing our hands in the bath and leaving the bathroom door wide open. So my advice is definitely do not close the bathroom door in here unless you are completely confident that the knob wont come off!
Besides the room the only other facility on offer is a small bar/ restaurant / breakfast room. Strangely considering they offer smoking rooms, this is non smoking. We had a few drinks in here to laugh off our experience so far and the day in general! And the next day had breakfast, which is not included in the price of the room. £5.50 per breakfast is charged there and then. The breakfast is fine, self service and the food is hot and plentiful, just what we needed when about to face another day. But when choosing your hotel factor this into the price and the room starts to go up in price to match some of its competitors.
Again a simple process, hand over the key and you are done. For us we felt that we should mention all of the rooms problems, not because we wanted to get any money off, but because we were sure that the room would be used again that night and would hate to see someone else getting stuck inside. Who knows if they fixed the problems as the room turn over is so fast, but at least we did our bit!
While stood at reception we noticed that there was a notice up regarding charges for the car park, £50 for loosing your ticket and an hourly charge. Neither of which was mentioned on the website (if it were it must be very discrete) or when we booked in and had to literally abandon our car! Personally I find paying for a car park when you are already a guest pretty outrageous and the fact that we were not made aware and there was no space even worse! We of course could not find our ticket anywhere and after checking in the car were resigned to paying £50, that was until we noticed that the in barrier was lodged in the up position while maintenance men headed back into the main building. Feeling like rebels we took this as an opportunity to leave, and didn't pay for the parking, well in our case £50 fine. I don't feel any guilt about this, as this is something we should have been made aware of, but be warned if you do go to this hotel there is a charge and don't loose your ticket as you may not find an out like we did.
Overall I would say its an example of getting what you pay for in life! The cleanliness was up to standard, but the hotel really needs a bit of love and care applied here and there. I think I've made my opinion on the car parking situation clear so I wont mention that again! Overall I would say the hotel is fit for purpose, no frills, well located and clean. Just don't close the bathroom door EVER!!!
Located outside the London Congestion Zone, off the A13 at the East India Dock Road, 1 mile from Canary Warf, the Excel congress centre and 4 miles from central London including shopping restaurants tourist attractions. The nearest underground station is Canning Town. The Travelodge Docklands Hotel is a modern style construction that consists of comfortable standard accommodation equipped with up to date facilities. You can enjoy drinks and snacks at the bar cafe on premises, ideal for a relaxing break. For your dining experience there are a variety of restaurants in the vicinity.