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Scenery? - Not Quite - Travelodge Wembley
Member Name: hotrock4
Date: 16/02/10, updated on 14/09/11 (102 review reads)
Advantages: Close to tubes and buses, Cheap
Disadvantages: Surrounding area
Not long back we needed to stay in London for 2 nights and really needed something cheap, but also somewhere conveniant to just dump the car and use public transport rather than worrying about the congestion charge.
We opted to stay at Travelodge Wembley for £48 per night for the Friday and Saturday and £5 a day to park the car. The hotel is located on London's north circular so is very easy to get to and find in the first place.
The only problem with this is the surroundings are pretty much an industrial estate consisiting of a huge factory opposite the travelodge the otherside of the north circular which most of the rooms seem to overlook. The one time I did open the window it smelt of kebabs and it did so every time we left the hotel. On the same side as the Travelodge there are a few sofa shops however most of the units seemed to be empty and nearly derilict until you get closer to the tube station.
The tube station is a 10-15 minute walk from the Travelodge and is a fairly easy walk. There are bus stations close to the hotel with a bridge also near-by to catch buses the opposite way on the north circular. The hotel tahnkfully had a secure car park as we spotted quite a few cars with broken windows close by, even in the hotel car park there was glass on the floor from g broken car windows.
Despite the external surroundings on entering the Travelodge you are greeted with a bright airy reception with a few low tables and comfy chairs about. To the right of this is the bar area with a TV this also doubles as the restaurant. There is also a coffee machine and internet facilities here.
On entering the hotel we were greeted politely and after producing our reservation paperwork were allocated our room quickly. We were on the 6th floor which wasn't a problem thanks to the super fast elevators.
What did disappoint me was the fact that we could still hear the noise from the road with the windows shut on the 6th floor very clearly indeed.
On entering our room we were greeted with a clean fairly sized room for the price, with a double bed, TV, Tea and Coffee facilities, En-suite shower a desk and good amounts of storage for clothes.
The only problem with the room was a few little bits such as the tap on the shower was broken and needed gentle persuasion to work and the sink plug once shut would not open again. However I'm not one to let little bits like that spoil a stay.
Overall I found the hotel average, the customer service excellent, and was not at all impressed with the surroundings. Although I feel the price we paid was more than fair.
Summary: Could find better for not a lot more but not as conveniant.
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