“ Travelodge Watford Central Hotel / 23-25 Market Steet / Watford WD18 0PH / Tel: 0870 191 1820 / Fax: 01923 213502. „
This Travelodge located in the centre of Watford hasn't been open that long and offers residents the opportunity to stay in the centre for a reasonable price. I've stayed in quite a few travelodges across the UK & I would say this is one of the more upmarket ones in comparison to some of the others, it's clean, modern & even has a bar serving drinks & light snacks.
I've noticed though whichever Travellodge you stay in, the rooms look totally identical even down to the colours the walls are painted. So it's difficult to compare them really but the room I stayed in here was relatively clean & tidy. There was also wifi which I found quite useful.
Although the place itself doesn't have its own car park, there is a multi storey one which is walking distance away. However this is charged by the hour so the price can quickly build up. You can stay for a 24 hour period for around £15 so if you are bringing a car, the room may not work out so cheap after all.
Overall this Travellodge offers a decent priced room in the Centre of Watford, rooms tend to be clean & tidy but don't expect any luxuries. They sometimes do special deals where you can pick up rooms here for as low as £29 which makes them a real bargain.
Been there 4 times. BIG rooms, quite comfortable beds, decent bathroom. However, sparse decor, quite chilly, awful TV considering the Jury's inn down the road has Freeview. Staff good. You don't need a keycard to get up to the rooms, which makes it good if you want to suprise a boyfriend! Or if you're a prostitute, which is what I know this hotel for (not personally, haha).
My one problem staying there was the last time - I found a "brown stain" on the sheets. The reception staff were as shocked as I was. Offered to change my room, very polite and apologetic. I chose to leave because I was quite grossed out.
Otherwise, for the price I'd say it's not a lot for what you pay for, but it's a good location next to an alright priced carpark and only about two seconds from the wonderful tourist attractions that Watford offers.
A bargain break.
We booked one of the £19 offer rooms in October due to visiting friends and family in the area.
The website booking is very straight forward and allows you to view other hotels close by to get the best location and price for your needs. The room booking is pre paid by credit or debit card and is not refundable, if you are in doubt over your dates and do not want to lose the money then do not book, as there is no way you will get your money back from the hotel. The hotel website states the hotel may be noisy over weekends but we did not experience and noise issues.
This hotel is in a central location behind shops like Gap, Primark and Next and coffee bars such as Costa a McDonalds, and The large Harlequin Shopping Centre. The hotel is about a five minute walk to Watford Station, which can get you into London in about 45 minutes.
There is a multi storey car park right next door, which we found competitively priced and quite secure during our stay. Though it is only open from 7am until 11pm, so if you are a late arrival or needing an early start it may not be ideal.
Reception was quick, polite and efficient and all our booking details, for a family room and breakfast for one morning were correct.
The hotel is clean and comfortable and fairly new, the decor and furnishings are not tired or damaged. There are 2 lifts to the various floors, and vending machines in the lobby area are a good idea for snacks drinks and water incase you need anything late at night, otherwise there are plenty of shops and a large Tesco within 5 minutes drive of the hotel.
The family room, while basic, served us well, it was clean, comfortable and well thought out, there were extra pillows available and tea and coffee making facilities in the room.
The bathroom had a powerful shower and plenty of towels. There are very few amenities such as shower gel conditioner etc, but as we always bring our own this is not an issue and for the price you exepct the minimum.
Our stay was very good and as all we required was a bed for the night at a reasonable price this really is unbeatable.
Breakfast exceeded my expectation, we booked online and our children were free ages (5 and 3) our breakfast was £6.95 each and consisted of a variety of cereal, hot items such as sausage, scrambled eggs, beans and fried bread, pastries, toast, jam, yogurt and fruit, with orange juice tea and coffee to drink. There was a plentiful supply and the dining area was clean and bright.
Checkout was straightforward and the staff were friendly and informative. Overall for the price I do not believe this can be beaten.