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Travelodge, London Marylebone
Travelodge London Marylebone
Member Name: dreamer87
Travelodge London Marylebone
Disadvantages: Very dated, dirty and expensive for what it is
I am writing this review after stopping at this hotel on Friday 8th November 2013. We were actually in London for the night for a charity event, Fashion For The Brave which was held at The Dorchester Hotel in aid of The Household Cavalry Foundation.
My partner was a guest speaker at the event as he lost his brother in Afghanistan in 2008 aged just 21. Due to being a guest speaker the charity arranged for our stay and booked us into this Travelodge as it was the best location for The Dorchester.
We arrived Friday evening and made our way to our rooms on the first floor. We needed up in room 113 which was right next to the exit stairwell and would later proceed to keeping my partner awake all night because of other noisy guests coming and going!
We arrived, quickly dumped our bags and started to get ready as we only had an hour before we had to leave to get to The Dorchester. I had a nose round the room and couldn't believe it had cost £90 per room! It was a double room but the room was so dated. The carpet was lifting up at the sides by the wall, the floor tiles in the bathroom were coming up, there was mold in the grouting in the bathroom tiles, the toilet roll holder had snapped off the wall and it had a very grubby / worn appearance. We did have a kettle and enough tea / coffee for one drink each. Strangely there was only decaf instead coffee provided which was a little disappointing when I had a monster hangover the next day!
I usually stay in Covent Garden Travelodge which I have always booked in the sale for around £40 a night, this is still dated but a lot cleaner than the Marylebone equivalent. I was shocked they could charge £90 a night for this dirty, sparse room.
We had a swift drink in the bar before we left for the event and my red wine wasn't too bad but the bar wasn't anything special. The seating was all stained and worn and the whole place was in need of a refurb.
Overall we had an amazing night in London but this was due to the event itself and not our stay in the Travelodge. I wouldn't pay to stay here again and it is a shame as its quite a handy central location. Other members of our party stayed further down the corridor and said the same thing, they we also kept awake by the noisy guests.
Summary: Not a good example from Travelodge
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