Travelodge London Farringdon

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

10-42 King's Cross Road, London, WC1X 9QN, United Kingdom

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Satisfaction Terrible
Excellent
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Very Good
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169
Average
28%
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Poor
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Costs 21% less but rated 32% lower than other 3 star hotels

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Good For Couples
  • Families23
  • Couples29
  • Solo25
  • Business16

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Travelodge Farringdon blues

by A TripAdvisor Member

Friendly, accomodating and courteous staff was found at the nearby TRAVELODGE ISLINGTON HOTEL....not at the TRAVELODGE FARRINGDON. No phones, dreary ambiance in the living-lobby/bar areas. One certainly gets what he pays for. It would have certainly been worth the extra pounds for the TRAVELODGE ISLINGTON (further down the street) which is where we prefered to spend most of our liesure/down time. We learned from our mistake.

good at hotel good price

by A TripAdvisor Member

Just came back from a week long trip to London. Stayed at travelodge farringdon. The hotel is nice but small and clean. You can hear almost everything from the street, cars/people. But your in the city that's what your going to get .I'm from NYC so i'm use to it. Bring a wash cloth, they only have hand towels for you to wash with. Some of the staff was very nice, stayed at other high price and stars hotels and got nothing but nasty staff. Check in was at 3pm but arrived at 11am, no problem getting a room. very close to the tub. Our room key stop working the night before check out but staff was kind and admitted there mistake. The food at the bar/café was OK and at a good price. you only get five channel on the TV. But guess what Your in London! I would most likely stay at this hotel again.

excellent value - ideal location

by A TripAdvisor Member

booked 2 rooms a while ago. 2 in one room and 3 in another room. £45 per night for the 29th and 30th april. £50 for the 1st may. shared out between the group is was £22.50 and £17 per night each which is superb value.

both rooms were very clean. toilet/bath/shower/sink basin all very clean. plenty of hot water at all times. soap was provided and replaced each day.

the beds were very comfortable. coffee/tea facilities in the room were excellent and when asked for some extra tea sachets, we had no problem and actually given more than expected along with milk.

tv was fine, all 5 channels worked with good reception. rooms were located on 1st floor and 5th floor and the lift was fine, may be a little on the slow side but that is just been picky really.

staff were helpful at the desk and check in on the 29th took 5 mins which is excellent service.

cleaning staff cleaned the rooms every day and made the beds etc to a very impressive standard.

about 5-10 mins walk from kings cross underground, this travelodge was superb value.

all round very good value at a very good price and i would recommend anyone to use the farringdon travelodge.

thanks

Poor All Round

by TripAdvisor Member AlwaysReady2Go

Stayed one night on 12 April 2005 because it was near to area I had to be at for business next day and it was a 'last minute' booking so didn't have time to search out all options.

The Farringdon Travelodge is a very brisk 10 minute walk from King's Cross station (passing two other Travelodges in the process - could be confusing for visitors). Not particularly convenient for visitors although it is located directly opposite a new-ish Holiday Inn and taxis availble from there.

Check-in at 6pm was relatively quick and easy - given small 5th floor room at very end of corridor.

Room was located on main road side and even with window closed it was very noisy. As a result, managed very little sleep during night.

Decor slightly faded and furniture had seen much better days - wardrobe space small and had no door. One drawer also screwed shut and unusuable. However room appeared quite clean.

TV had no alarm function and only 5 terrestrial channels available (no satellite or pay TV).

Bathroom was also quite clean although exceptionally small (and a bit of a squeeze to get door closed). Extractor fan quite noisy. No toiletries provided (except for small soap bar).

Only one lift working and it was very slow.

Restaurant/bar area stark and functional and lacks any sort of atmosphere.

The hotel looks like it is going through some sort of refurbishment or upgrade programme at present so the current internet rate of £50 per night plus £6 for hot breakfast may well be reflective of the state the accomodation is in.

Would prefer to stay elsewhere next time I'm in London on business.

four nights at the Travelodge

by A TripAdvisor Member

We arrived at 8 a.m. and when we checked in at the front desk we were told they do not store your luggage. So we waited around two hours until a room was available, before we could go sightseeing. The room was larger than we expected, but due to traffic noise throughout the night we got very little sleep the whole time we were there. The free breakfast was fine, and the staff at the front desk was pleasant.

What you see is what you get

by TripAdvisor Member Leddin

Location combined with price...pretty good. Others said it was noisy. We faced the main road and didn't find noise a problem. Breakfast was extra but well stocked with bacon, suasage, eggs, toast etc. Most of the residents were in their 20's- 30's from Europe. Front desk folks friendly. 4th and 5th floors currently being renovated. We'll stay there again. Check and compare internet and direct to get a good price

Not Bad, Not Great - Don't stay there when it is hot!

by TripAdvisor Member Adomoose

A group of five of us stayed at this hotel 18-21 June. Here is what we found:

Room:
Clean and modern. We had a double room and a triple room which had a double bed and a single bed which was big enough.
One big problem - There is no aircon and the window only opens about 5 inches at the top. In the middle of summer (and a heat wave like we experienced) you cannot breath in the room. In fact at night, it was cooler outside than inside. Some guests in other rooms were actually unscrewing the windows to get some air in the room. The hotel refused to unlock the security looks on the window to allow the windows to open more.

Service:
Service isn't great. They just don't seem to know what they are doing. We checked in at 1pm and waited until 2pm for our rooms to be ready. They then gave us a double for the triple room booked (how do you fit 3 people into a double bed?). They fixed the room problem relatively quick though. Everyday we only received two towels in the triple room which was a hastle.

Location:
The hotel is about 10 minutes walk from Kings Cross station and 15 minutes from Russell Sq & Farringdon station. You do feel like you are in a residential area, although the road is quiet busy, but nothing too bad. You actually pass two Travelodges (Kings Cross & Islington) to get to this hotel from Kings Cross so it might be best to stay at one of the other two so that you are closer to transport.

Overall:
It wasn't too bad, and the price is good so if you are on a budget and get a special rate like we did then it is a decent place to stay. My only advice would be - don't stay there in the middle of summer!

Appears promises are broken

by TripAdvisor Member ARegularVacationer

We stayed there in September 2004 and frankly found the hotel awful. Dirty, mould growing in the bathroom, many things broken, and the smallest double bed ever seen - not even 4 feet wide! We arrived late and were told they didn't have another room when we complained, and the Receptionist checked with the skeleton night staff at Travelodge HQ (where the rooms are allocated). As the Holiday Inn across the road also could not take us - we were forced to endure a noisy night alternatively trying the bed or the chair. When we presented the central Travelodge management (hotel staff aren't authorised to refund themselves or even change rooms) with the photographs we took of the room they gave us our money back and gave us a compliementary stay at another hotel. They also said the hotel was closing the next week for refurbishment. It therefore seems sad that this year's visitors seem to be reporting much the same problems - so only parts must have been refurbished or none at all!

A few other points:
The number of Travelodges on Kings Cross Road is confusing- this one is the furthest from the Underground stations being half way between Farringdon and Kings Cross but the trains run at the back of the hotel.
The bus stop is convenient - it was right outside our window we could shake hands with the passengers on the top deck of the bus.
The road is a main truck route to the London Markets and the main Mail sorting and delivery office is nearly opposite meaning there is heavy traffic on the road all night.
The hotel has changed hands frequently - there were four different, mainly defunct, hotel brand names on items in the room.

If you wish a budget lodge standard room in London - it appears that Premier Travel Inns provide a more consistent standard and also a satisfaction guarantee! Managers are also able to sort out matters themselves - well they actually have managers.

What do you expect?

by TripAdvisor Member dublindec

As with all these chains of budget hotels - Jurys, Holiday Inn, IBIS, Travelodge, you get what you pay for and you know exactly what the hotel will be like before you even set foot in the place.

They are in their nature hotel chains so that every Traveldoge for instance is built on the same style and standard as the previous one.

The facts as I saw it, with regards to this hotel is:

1. Room is comfy with great bed, tv (5 channels), good shower and all standard room facilities. One missing is air con, and in London which can get quite stuffy in the Summer, this may be an issue
2. Hotel is approx 10-15min walk from Kings Cross Tube station and as in other reviews you do pass 2 other Travelodges en route.
3. Breakfast is well worth it and is something to definitely take advantage of.
4. Staff wouldnt be overly friendly and wouldnt go out of their way to help.
5. Bar downstairs in the lobby is fine but nothing special
6. Dont use the lift as it is incredibly slow. Best bet is to take the stairs and get to your room quicker with a little work out!

All in all, travelodges are rooms and hotels that you should know what to expect from, therein taking the surprise away from booking the room.

This room and hotel would be summed up from me, by saying that, it was what I expected which corresponded with not overly high expectations. The hotel and room were fine! Just dont be expecting the 5 Star Hilton!

Forum Posts

Train..London to Dusseldorf

by ozca

We will be arriving in London Farringdon from Gatwick Airport first week of May, staying overnight, and would like to know if any members have done the trip to Dusseldorf by train, preferably the overnight train and cost ?

I have done a few searches on www.bahn.de and it seems that there are several train changes along the route to Dusseldorf.

Any information would be appreciated.

Bill

RE: Train..London to Dusseldorf

by film

That would be taking the Eurostar to Brussels and then going via Aachen and Cologne. It is about 2hours 35min London - Brussels, that part is simple.

Looks like you can get an all in one ticket.

http://www.seat61.com/Germany.htm#Dortmund

RE: RE: RE: Train..London to Dusseldorf

by ozca

Thanks Film.

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 Travelodge London Farringdon

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Address: 10-42 King's Cross Road, London, WC1X 9QN, United Kingdom