More about Travelodge City Road
We stayed at Travelodge City Road for 2 nights at the beginning of the new year. We had manged to secure a family room at the excellent rate of £26 per night.
The hotel was in good condition, as it should be since it only opened in Oct 07. The family room seemed a little smaller than in older travelodges but still sufficient for our requirements.
As in line with other Travelodges the facilities were pretty basic, Kettle, TV provided but not much else. However, as we only used the room to rest after pounding the streets of London this was ldeal. We were situated on the third floor and did experience some of the noise from outside as others have mentioned but again we didn't find it a major problem.
The hotel is located in the city district which does mean catching two tubes if coming back from the West End, but the journey only takes approx 15 min even with the change. There are two local underground stations, Old Street and Moorgate both approx 5 min walk back to the hotel. We used Moorgate more often as Old Street was quite intimidating late at night.
Overall, at the value rate of £26 this is an ideal base for visiting Londons many attractions. Good, clean and basic rooms, excellent value
I stayed here for 3 nights from the 19th November.
The hotel was brilliant, no troubles at all.
The room and bathroom were brand new, modern and clean.
I had a decent view from the room. The only noise were from the buses on the road outside the room but didnt cause too much bother.
I didnt have breakfast at the hotel but there were plenty of places either just across the road or 5 minutes walk away, the pret a mangers were plentiful and very nice as was the starbucks.
There are also nice restaurants across the road and many within walking distance.
Liverpool Street was a 10 minutes walk away and there is lots to do there.
There are also a few big shops just up the road from the hotel eg, New Look, M&S and Next encase you have forgotten anything.
Would stay here again.
Reasonable Value at the £19.00 Saver rate
Location: 2 min walk from Old Street and Moorgate tubes. Liverpool Street is 5 min walk away so handy for the city and easy access to Kings Cross, West end and Waterloo Buses 21 43 76 141 and 214 all stop outside.
Stayed here on two different occasions in December as was visiting parents over Christmas and could not stay all the time at home. Managed to get £19.00 Saver rates on all room stays and on both sets of stays was given different rooms.
Travelodge refer to the City Road hotel as their new style Travelodge and to be honest I was wondering what was different from the old style Travelodge? Ah yes, the quilt cover is the main difference. White as opposed to blue chequered and the room benefits now from the ubiquitous Flat Screen TV, although with the same limited number of TV channels I might add as found in all other Travelodges. Standard rooms which I was allocated on the 1st stay are quite small with no bath in the bathroom (shower only) and If I am honest the whole thing now has the feel more than ever of a Hospital room. Still at least the room was quiet!
2nd Stay a few days later and was given a Family room, a little bit bigger, a lot bigger bathroom and a nicer experience in all.
Plus points are that the staff are friendly, vending machines on site and at £19.00 per night this is good value.
Negative points: Well its a Travelodge so I don't expect the Ritz, but the place is brand new yet it looks like every other Travelodge and very 70's in the communal areas. Also No Air Conditioning, which even the ETAP brand manages on a cheaper per night room rate.
If paying £19.00 a night as I have said is good value, £29.00 yes possibly also good value, £39.00/£49.00 Saver I'd start looking at cheapest rates at the nearby Express by Holiday Inn which includes free Breakfast and is a superior product but pay the full rack rate of £105.00 no thanks, not when there are much better options in the area such as the Hoxton, Express By Holiday Inn City and Crowne Plaza Shoreditch for not much more
Far better than the usual Travelodge
Great value for central London. Well located for the City, being a stone's thrown north of Finsbury Square.
This is apparently the first hotel to showcase Travelodge's latest room design, and it's actually very good - far better than their usual standard. The room was very comfortable indeed, brand new and surprisingly large. (Then again, most Travelodges are good when they've just opened - it's only once they've been open for a year or so that they start to feel tatty and tired).
Only one gripe - they refuse to store guests' luggage, so if you have suitcases and aren't travelling on to your next destination immediately after checking out, you're a bit stuck.
Best of the Travelodge
I stayed here for 3 nights between Christmas and New Year 2007.
I booked the room via the website paying a total of £101 for the 3 nights.
The hotel has recently opened so i was hoping the hotel would better be than other Travelodge’s I’ve stayed in. It was.
The double room was a lot bigger than other hotels I’ve stayed in, plenty of space for the sofa and make up table. The bathroom is good to, everything was really clean and there was always hot water for baths and when using the power shower.
There was also a flat screen TV which is always good.
Walk from Old Street tube station is about 5mins at the most, you want exit 4 or 5 at the tube station.
The next time i stay in London i will try to stay at this hotel again, for the cost, comfort, location it’s a great hotel.
Not bad but dont do the breakfast
Famly of 4 in 2 rooms on first floor..on city road side we knew it would be noisy and it was, buses run late and start early best described as a perma rush hour.
However we did get some sleep.
Good view down city road from my room which was a good size on the corner front.
Rooms are clean and fresh as would be expected for such a new building.
We payed £19 each for the rooms for 2 nights and as such it was good value.........
Now the horror story
The breakfast is a shambles they charge £7.50 for dirty tables food which is cold poor quality or mostly not available.
I asked for a knife 3 times and waited 20 mins for one to be washed it arrived smeared in egg..........complained and had full refund of breakfast for family of 4....not a nice experience the breakfast is a no go area ..plenty of other places near by.
Very cheap but not too cheerful
I will start off on a positive note. This hotel is cheap. Therefore, because of this I should make some allowances but after reading an article in a newspaper over the weekend where it stated that this was the new flagship of the chain I gasped. Apparently, there has been £60 million spent on this hotel. I’d like to know where? Ok it has flat screen TV’s in every room but I would have preferred a working radiator!
As we arrived at the hotel at 11am, we asked if there was a storage area for our cases until the 3pm check-in time. The receptionist snapped that for security reasons they do not offer this service but for £10 we could check-in early (a sneaky way of getting more money out of you). So we paid up.
The rooms are very minimalist but not in a good way. A double bed with a just to say covering quilt, 2 small side tables and an all in one unit across the other side which held the “Flat Screen TV”, a few coat hangers, and the tea and coffee facilities. I’d like to say that the cups looked like they’d been there quite some time as they were filthy. To my horror there were no curtains just a thin white blind. My friend tried to open the blind and almost cut her finger open. Very cheap secondary glazing has been put in. The windows looked very dirty so we closed the blind again. In the bathroom you have 2 small plastic cups that had obviously been used and not replaced. There was a massive space under the window where normally you’d find the sofa bed. We went back downstairs and asked why we didn’t have one. This was only available in the family rooms. I must have just been lucky when I’ve stayed in them before then. When I asked if we could move to a room with one in she snapped that I’d already checked in so couldn’t possibly move now!!
After spending the afternoon in central London we returned and asked if reception would book us a taxi, to be told for security reasons they can’t do that so I asked if they could just give me a number, once again for security reasons this was not possible and we should just go and stand in the road and flag one down. Novotel Greenwich did this the night before without batting an eyelid (Which incidentally I would highly recommend as the difference in quality and staff attentiveness was incomparable).
Returning back at the hotel late evening we found our room to be freezing. I tried to get the tiny radiator to work but to no avail so we put on jumpers over our pyjamas before getting into bed. I maybe could have gone down and asked at reception but assumed that for security reasons they couldn’t possibly fix our radiator. That would have been the last straw.
As we checked out the gentleman did ask if we’d enjoyed our stay but by that time I just couldn’t be bothered so just told him to fix the radiator.
Considering this hotel has only been open since October it is looking very shabby indeed. Maybe they need to throw a few more million at it. I don’t know maybe we stayed at some other grotty hotel in City road that had a big sign outside claiming to be a travelodge!!
People will now say well what do you expect for the price? My reply is - Think I’ll stick to Premier Inn’s in future. I have stayed in a number of Travelodges before with no problems, but I have to say this is the worst.
It's a travelodge, so you know what you're getting- a basic room at a good price.
This is the best travelodge i've stayed at- brand new hotel, good central location, spotlessly clean, quiet, flat screen TV, kettle, and
quite a large room. And all for £19, in central London!!!
Would definately stay again, but would not pay the full room price (£109), but if you plan ahead and keep checking the Travelodge website
you should be able to get a good deal.
Great value hotel
We stayed at the City Road Travelodge for one night between Christmas and New Year so that we could catch the Eurostar the following morning.
At £20 for one night it represented excellent value. We had a nasty moment when reception staff told us there were no family rooms available, but we were happy enough with two doubles next to each other.
It's under ten minutes' walk to Moorgate tube and the area seemed fine, (although quiet in late December!)
I would definitely stay again if the same room rate was available.