Travelodge London Marylebone
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We arrived at our hotel to find disappointment that the TV didn't work properly so we headed off to theatreland, it was a bit tricky as all the roads look the same in London but we found Her's Majesty Theatre in the end thank to a map. We had a bit of time to spare so we headed to the comedy store club,
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TravelPod Member ReviewsTravelodge London Marylebone
Fab location and staff seems okay. Woke up by external noise in the early morning. Television sound did not work but was able to use a free wifi from a pub.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Travelodge London Marylebone
Not a bad place to stay
Stayed here over Thanksgiving '05. I'm planning another trip to London this year and actually hoped my travel site (Orbitz) would have listed this hotel as an option. I would have stayed here again.
The room was a good size - as was the bathroom - wtih comfortable furnishings. It was clean and well presented. The breakfast room was good - excellent service - even down to the toast rack! How English is that!
The clincher for me, though, was the proximity to Marylebone station - straight across the street!
If value for money is important, coupled to ease of public transport - it would be hard to overlook this property.
Cheap and cheerful
It's quite a bargain for a central London stopover. I was a little concerned at the signs hinting at a refurbishment taking place, but I had nothing to worry about.
I had a single room which was small, but certainly not too small for one, and it felt very clean. There wasn't too much noise coming in from outside, and the room was completely blacked out when the curtains were closed - quite an achievement for central London! And I had two pillows!
I would definitely consider this hotel in the future.
Me and my other half stayed at this hotel for one night on (Bank Holiday) Monday 28th August as we were in London to see Guys and Dolls. We arrived at Marylebone station and were pleasantly suprised at how close the hotel was to the station. We also arrived over an hour before check in, but the front desk were happy to check us in early.
I stayed for one night at the Travelodge Marylebone on Thursday 10 August. I had booked months in advance on the internet and received a very good deal £26 for one night. As I had spent nearly £350 on Madonna tickets, I needed a cheap place to stay. I did not expect much for my money and I would say this expectation was fulfilled.
My wife and I spent 4 nights at the Travelodge Marylebone during the second week in August. When we travel we use the room as a base to store our things and to sleep. The rest of the time we are out enjoying London. The staff were quite helpful. We arrived at 10 am from Toronto and they stored our bags. Thanks very much. The location was excellent. Marylebone Station is fantastic. It is not too busy, great places to grab a quick meal, Marks & Spencer market for nightime snack or a sandwich and pop. The hotel is across the street. We walked to Baker Street Station to catch the Big Bus Company Tour (excellent-DaVinci walking tour great). We took the Tube to home a couple of times, but we also had no problem walking from Piccadilly Circus (30 min stroll). The room was OK. Our bed needed to be replaced but so do most beds in England. (We also stayed in Bath, near Rye and Gatwick) The hot water tap to the shower would not work. Therefore we had cool showers. I'm sure if we complained they would have moved us, but the cool showers felt great after a hot day of walking. We made sure to get the saver deal offerred on the Travelodge website. Considering we paid 104 pounds for 4 nights in London we were extremely happy. No phone in the room - (felt in different about that). TV was limited to BBC 1-5 - again didn't bother us. Overall this place is a great value if you have the deal - so book early.
Home from home
My husband and I have just returned back from a break in London. We stayed at the Travelodge Marylebone for two nights. I must say, the staff at the hotel were fantastic, nothing was too much trouble. The rooms were comfortable, the breakfast was great and only £6.50. We shall definately return.
If you just want a place to stay with no frills, this is place to go. The location is great, but could get noisy at night with pedestrians and cars on the streets. The bed in our room needs to be replaced. Other than that, we got what we payed for.
Stayed at this hotel for 3 nights over the bank holiday weekend on a special room rate advertised on the Travelodge website. The website did warn that this hotel was being refurbished at the moment and asked for understanding during the process, which seems reasonable.
Our on-going home improvements mean we often stay in hotels in our home town. The standard here is more what one would expect in the various shabby 3 star independent hotels and B&Bs that shame London, not somewhere that is part of an international chain, no matter how unglamorous. Whilst I understand Travelodge (who have taken this hotel over from Ramada) take a no-frills approach, it needn't be so run-down and depressing. The rate they advertise at the desk is £75 per room, and this is what I paid when booking via the Travelodge website, although I believe they offer discounts when booking ahead. The building is charmless 70s/80s design about 6 storeys high. I wouldn't imagine the desk staff would be very helpful in giving tourist information, on check-in the attitude was minimum-wage perfunctory at best. Also, you must pay when checking in, not checking out. I didn't find it dirty but it was very sad, scruffy and faded. The rooms do not have an iron or hairdryer although these can be requested by going to the reception desk. No phone in the room. No air-con, no double-glazing, so noisy with traffic. Lumpy, soft bed. Buffet breakfast was advertised at £6.50 which sounds way too cheap for London, we didn't have it so can't comment. On the plus side, the towels were very large and nice, the white sheets were perfectly clean (if not we would have left) and the bathroom had been cleaned well but was very scruffy, with a mismatched shower attachment and broken bath panel. Location is good, the adjacent Marylebone train station is olde world charming, with good connections and the underground station just steps away. The station also has a small Marks and Spencer food store (open until 10pm) which is great for snacks as well a newsagents, and other handy shops. Just across the street is the incredibly beautiful 5* Landmark Hotel (fabulous for afternoon tea in the atrium iwth piano music or for a nicer hotel room for £350 and upwards!). A little further south the charming Marylebone High Street for shopping, which then leads down to famous Oxford Street.
Just don't do it..
The nature of my job/company means I stay in Travelodges, Travel Inns and Express by Holiday Inn every week.
In 20 years this is the worst one by a distance.
Travelodge have recently taken over this location from Ramada, I was gobsmacked when the receptionist informed me that they had already finished most of the refurbishments!!
I would hate to have seen the place before.
The smallest, dirtiest room (316) I have ever stayed in.
Mattress must have been over 10 years old. Toilet seat broken. TV aerial fixed in to the socket using tape. Window wouldn't close. The list goes on.