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Our London Hotel experience
Travelodge London Covent Garden
Member Name: katyj10
Travelodge London Covent Garden
Advantages: Good location
Disadvantages: Bed was really uncomfortable
This is a review of the hotel we stayed in for two nights whilst we stayed in London. Location wise, it was easy to find and we paid around £120 (with a bit of cash back) for two nights, breakfast and a late checkout (2pm) on our last day to save lugging the bags around London.
when we arrived we had to queue for around 15 minutes to check ina nd get the room key. Once that was done, we found we were in the main building (some rooms are round the corner) and so went up in the lift to the fifth floor.
The room was clean and not too small, with a double bed that was on wheels so travelled a bit(!) and was soft and squishy so we found that you both rolled into the middle but for two nights you can put up with it. (Think I am just too used to my home comforts).
The window opened up a couple of inches and we had an interesting view of some flats but if you looked hard you could see Nelson and the London Eye.
The bathroom was quite small but clean. You got two plastic water cups that I though looked a bit cheap. (water fountain style) and there was a bar of soap and no other toiletries. Towels wise you got a hand towel and two bath sheets plus a floor towel but I suppose you could have asked for more.
There was a kettle and tea and coffee (four drinks worth) and one spare pillow, a flat screen TV with a few extra channels but not all of freeview.
To be honest we had a lot planned so as long as it was clean, I was happy and it was.
**All you can eat brekky**
Breakfast was £7.50 for all you could eat and I was a bit disappointed with it. whilst there was plenty of choice, the cooked breakfast was definitely budget and consisted of tinned mushrooms (we saw a member of staff with the giant tin); tined tomatoes; scrambled eggs that tasted watery and not like eggs, sausage and bacon. There was a toaster and plenty of thin sliced bread; fruit was grapefruit or mandarin oranges (tinned); croissant or blueberry muffins but no jam, just honey or marmalade which I don't like. There was also a wide variety of mini boxed Cereals and a fridge with some yoghurts in it. Now I've written out all that I sound a bit hard to please... you could also have juice and tea and coffee.
We were back in the room on the second day when the housekeeping service called so we just swapped our towels and got some more tea and coffee which we were happy with. A housekeeper (senior) knocked on the door half an hour later to see if we were satisfied so I guess they check up on the rooms that don't get cleaned!
You can order room service or eat tea in the restaurant but we didn't bother as we wanted to eat out. The prices seemed reasonable though at around the £7 - £8 mark.
It was a bit basic, the bed a little uncomfortable but overall OK and whilst we have stayed in better hotels, we have also stayed in worse! Location-wise it was perfect, we could walk to the theatre where we went to see 'We will rock you' (see my previous review!).
Summary: No frills but fine for a short break
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