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Travelodge London City Road
Member Name: CheekyCharlie08
Travelodge London City Road
Advantages: Comfy room; Clean hotel; Good location for looking round London
Disadvantages: Crap food; Can't leave your luggage at reception like in other Travelodges
Last Friday my mate phoned dead early in the morning to ask what I was doing, I said nothing and told her how bored I was so she asked if I fancied getting away for the weekend. Pennies were a bit short so when she said London I nearly dropped to the floor in shock until she said she had found a bargain room in a Travelodge for £50 for 3 nights.... that was Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights and that's a wicked price for a long weekend so I told her to book it while I quickly packed my case.
I know Travelodge isn't exactly a 5 star hotel but I've stayed in quite a few and they've all been pretty decent and with this one being in London I thought it would be a cut above the rest.
The first thing we realised when we got there was that there was no parking for the hotel, you have to leave your car in a council run car park on Finsbury Square and walk back to the hotel. This wouldn't have been a bother if it was just me but my mate has got a spine problem and can't walk far, she's got a blue badge so pulled up outside the hotel so we could drop the cases in and not have to lug them the length of City Road. Unfortunately when I got them to reception I was told that I couldn't leave my cases unattended because of security, that done my head in to start with but then I thought that being London security is obviously madly tight.
We had a family room even though there was only the 2 of us, it was deffo a nice big room but I don't think there would be room for a family of 4 which is how many these family rooms are supposed to hold. There was 1 double bed and 2 singles which pulled out, there was also an option for a cot as well which we didn't need. Because of my mates back problem and because she paid for the room I let her have the double bed because of it being higher off the floor, the singles were mega comfy anyway with thick soft mattresses and enough bedding to keep me warm even though it was a bit cold over the weekend.
The bar cafe at this Travelodge is naff, we had a breakfast buffet one morning and the food was nearly all cold and didn't taste very fresh. It had cost £7.50 and I couldn't believe the amount of people I heard moaning about the food, it's one of them where you can keep going up to help yourself but one plate of rubbery scrambled eggs and cold sausage was plenty enough for me!
My mate had a burger in there one night and she said that it tasted nice but she didn't think it was very good quality..... she said the burger bun was starting to go hard as well and that put her off.
I'd recommend this Travelodge if you can get a cheap room like we did, don't bother with the bar cafe because it's madly over priced and once you get outside the hotel there are loads of different places to eat that are cheaper with better food.
The location is wicked because everything we wanted to see in London was within a couple of miles from the hotel. It's in the congestion charge zone so once my mate put her car in the car park it kind of stayed there and we went to see stuff on the bus or walked.
Recommended...... except for the food!!!
Summary: We Had A Wicked Weekend In London But Went For Breakfast Elsewhere!!!
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