Travelodge London Kew Bridge
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Good Location, Very Good Room, Friendly Staff
This is a fairly new Travelodge and I was very, very pleased with it. This was my first ever stay in a Travelodge and I was really pleasantly surprised, I usually stay in 3 or 4 star hotels which often give you a room half the size of this one. For the fantastic bargain of £10.00 for one night I had a very comfortable double bed, a full bathroom, a sofa, a writing desk, extra pillows and extra duvet in the room, a TV with regular channels plus pay movies and in a very good location to boot. Also included free was a kettle with coffee (normal & decaf), tea, sugar and milk, this is something that often isn't supplied in so-called 4 star hotels these days.
The Travelodge is on the far eastern end of Brentford High Street in a residential area with new upmarket apartment buildings around it along with some Victorian buildings. The view from the front is the Thames, from the back are tower blocks (some distance away) and new apartment buildings. The location was very quiet with only aircraft passing overhead from Heathrow making the slightest bit of noise (which stops at night). I passed through Brentford on the way there and although not run-down it didn't seem that appealing to spend the evening in. However, that is not a problem as you are a short (10 min or so) stroll from Kew just over the River Thames. Kew is a world away from Brentford, it is essentially a Surrey-type village with quaint medieval & Victorian houses, a number of good restaurants, a cricket pitch, village green, duck pond & a couple of very nice and old worlde pubs (no chavs at all, mainly well-to-do types). Also very close is Kew Gardens with its fantastic tropical greenhouses, which are a must-see. Close by the hotel is the Kew Bridge Steam Museum, I went there but it would only kill an hour or so for the non-steam enthusiast. There was a musical museum next to the hotel but this has now closed down and is due to relocate elsewhere in 2007. Although there are no shops or banks that close by (they seem to be about 0.5-1 mile away in Brentford), there is a petrol station a very short walk away towards Kew, which has a shop & an ATM outside.
The Travelodge has paid parking at £5 per 24 hours, I arrived a few hours in advance of the 3pm check-in and parked there at midday (it is not pay and display, you pay in reception when checking in) and the receptionist was happy for me to do this. The reception sells sandwiches, confectionary, drinks, fruit, snacks, tea, coffee and booze - 1/3 bottles of red & white wine and cans of beer. There is also a vending machine with snacks & emergency toothbrush & toothpaste kits etc. The hotel is very secure; to use the lift you have to insert your room-card so there seems to be no chance of intruders getting in. The area around the hotel seemed safe, like I said though I would recommend turning left out of the hotel and heading for Kew rather than going into Brentford, which I hear is a little bit Chavvie. The room was spotless, very clean, no problem with the cleanliness at all. The bedding was perfectly clean & fresh. The front-desk person was very friendly as was housekeeping. The breakfast bag at £4, which includes a Croissant butter & jam, Coffee, Banana, Cornflakes with Milk & fresh orange juice was also another bargain & dropped outside my door at the requested time of 9am.
All in all extremely pleasant stay, I thoroughly recommend the Travelodge Kew Bridge.
Very basic accommodation
The room was only £26 for a Saturday night but we had to plead for 2 pillows each and they were taken from another room. Room was not clean, toilet stained and I am not sure what was in the bath drain as the water was very slow to drain. Carpet full of hairs(not ours) and the bed was one of the worst we have ever slept in. Still the location is excellent for Kew.
Fantastic hotel! Book rooms on the travelodge website for rooms as low as £10! Perfect location for visiting London. Stayed there on numerous occaisions and will definetley return. Friendly staff, clean, happy...
Another successful stay..
Stayed for four nights at this Travelodge. Not much more to add to my previous review - everything was much the same. My only complaint was so very rowdy guests decided to make a lot of noise on the Saturday night. There was no way to ring reception from your room phone that I could see, and with a gang of very young, drunk guys running up and down the corridor with bottles of alcohol, I was not comfortable leaving my room to go to reception to complain.
However, someone eventually did and someone from reception came up and was quite firm. Another complaint and they were out - no question. That did seem to silence them, but this was heading for 2.30 am, nearly two hours after it all began.
However, such noise and disruption can happen in any hotel (and others I've stayed in) so it should not really be a black mark on this hotel as such. I do question the wisdom of Travelodge not having a clearly marked way to call reception from your room phone in case of an emergency. However, the receptionist was extremely apologetic the next morning when I mentioned it to her.
Everything else I said stands - basic accomodation, clean and comfortable, friendly staff, good transport links, selection of reasonably priced snack/soft drinks etc. Would stay there again.
Excellent family hotel
I have just returned from a two night stay at the Travelodge kew bridge. We were delighted with the hotel and thought it was fantastic value for money. Ideal if you want to bring kids to London and not break the bank.
The staff at reception were friendly and there is a good range of snacks and drinks available to purchase also a nice seating area. However this is the extent of the facilities available. There is a mcdonalds just down the road and also a nice friendly bar called captain morgans across the street and down to the left. our room was spacious and bright , spotlessly clean and a well equipped bathroom. Good transport links available from Heathrow take the picadilly line to south ealing tube station , cross the road and get the 65 bus which will drop u right outside the travelodge ask the driver to let u know where to get off. There is excellent train service from Kewbrige station to London Waterloo every 15 mins approx. Station is out door of hotel and left approx 5 mins walk.
Handy for Kew Gardens
We stayed at this Travelodge on 3rd July 2005, the day after Live8.
We arrived at 11am and after parking in the secure basement car-park we were lucky enough to be checked in immediately and given a room on the fourth floor.
The girl on reception was lovely, as was the housekeeper who had prepared our room.
The object of our trip was to visit the Chihuly exhibit at Kew Gardens. The walk to Kew was about 20 minutes - not bad at all.
It was very noticeable that few shops in the vicinity were open, for drinks/food etc. (It being Sunday). In fact there was very little going on in the immediate area around the Travelodge, full-stop.
The weather was reasonably warm during our stay, but the room itself was absolutely boiling. We had trouble sleeping, it was so hot. Even with the window open there was no reprieve. (Why do Travelodge windows have child-safety locks on them that only permit a 2cm gap?) We ended up having to drape wet towels over us, in order to sleep.
Another little gripe about Travelodges is how noisy the doors are. All the doors slam shut very loudly.
Having only paid £26 for the room I shouldn't really grumble. It was fine. It met our needs perfectly. And at that price I'd return, for sure.
DO note stay here!!!!
My wife and had a horrible 4 night stay here last week.
Upon arrival, the staff was surly and rude, there were no towels in the room, there was a kettly base, but no kettle and the TV was broken. Asking for towels was a huge issue for the rude staff, and I had to fix the TV myself as they said they were too busy. They could not find a kettle, or were too lazy to do so.
The icing on the cake was when the we were woken up at 3:30am our last night there by a family who had been issued a key to our room, as the Travelodge staff had somehow forgotten we were staying there. Upon confronting the front desk about this, they found it quite funny. We had to call the head office to have our money refunded.
Overall, a disgraceful hotel and no one should stay here!
I had slated the Travelodge at Gatwick, so in fairness I should say this one is excellent. Clean, well furnished and outstanding value [for London] at £45 per night with a £5 parking charge (although we could have parked free in the adjacent street, the car park was very secure). It's a very short drive to the A4, M4 and North/South Circular.
For visitors with car
As with most of the Travelodge chain, totally adequate accomodation at reasonable cost. If you have a car, its not too difficult to find all day parking near South Ealing tube station which is on the Piccadilly Line.
Very good no-frills hotel
This is a typical no-frills hotel, clean, decent size, TV and a bonus is a free car park. The surrounding area is pleasant enough for London, safe but few eating places. Handy for the 20 minute train journey into London.
Ideal if you don't plan on staying in your hotel all day.
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