Travelodge London Docklands
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... London for a while and I knew that I was no longer able to call myself a student there or to call it my temporary home. I was merely a visitor at that point; I filled out my landing card with the intent to only be there for two days, I purchased a visitor Oyster card for travel (I had to return my permanent one when the program ended), and I took a bus to a hostel rather than my home stay. When the hostel receptionist handed me a map ...
... through with no one checking, nothing like the telly. (Note from Graham: at the Dubai waiting area I went for a **** and the urinals were full so I went into a cubical. There were 2 dunnys , one for using and one for butt flushing. Sorry can't spell bidae.) Finally!!! We are in England P.s. Yayyyy NSW one up. Cop the Millsy ya *******. (Still luv ya) Love to u all keep an eye out for part 2 coming soon. Oxoxox Tiff and ...
... than Buckingham Palace with about 100
people so good posy for me (us).
The State Apartments were open today and it was a stunning walk with audio guide through this part of the castle. No photos though, The furnishings and fittings and collections are stunning, Ceramics, artworks, weaponry. So much better than Kensington palace in the UK or the Austrian /Viennese palaces in Europe.
These state ...
... the bridge from the eye, to meet my ol' workmate Grunta, Grant Lawson, and his lovely wife Anna for dinner at Yo Sushi. Great dinner, great conversation and catch up, they've just come back from skiing in Chamonix and before that New York which is where Anna went to university, they're well travelled and have brilliant jobs. She works for RBS, working with the FTSE100 customers, big time, it's a job she loves, and London life suits them. It is an absolutely fantastic city. ...
... famous Hampton Court maze. Some guide books say it could take up to 30-35 minutes to solve it. Thanks to the twp PhD team leaders we did it in about 6-7 minutes. The maze is actually much smaller than I thought it was our how it appears in pictures.
The weather started out well but it got quite cool and rainy as the day went on. There was only one idiot Canadian wandering around in shorts.
All in all it was a great day.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Travelodge London Docklands
Fantastic option for just £10 a night!
I am new to London and had booked 9 days in a supersaver room (£10) while looking for an apartment. Despite some of the rather horrific reviews - the hotel was quite a nice surprise.
The room was absolutely clean and the bed was quite comfortable. The TV, en suite and free coffee/tea etc were just as displayed on the official website. The housekeeping service was also quite excellent and the staff were also polite and helpful. The best part however was clearly the East India DLR station which is less than a 5 minute walk away. You can also walk about 3 minutes and hop on to bus number 277 to go to Canary Wharf. The hotel has a restaurant which is quite alright for the occasional meal but the nearby market has lots of options.
For £10 a night I couldn't ask for anything better! This was just perfect!
Terrible customer service
Stayed in this hotel on a saturday night in order to visit the Boat Show in ExCel Centre .
Arrived at midday to be told that we could not check in until 3pm . We knew this but when we asked where we could store our bags we were informed in a very rude manner that "we don't store bags".
We had to check out by 12 midday on Sunday - again they refused in a very rude manner to store our bags so we could visit the show again on Sunday .
The overall attitude was : "Get Lost" .
This hotel obviously doesn't rely on repeat business .
My family and I stayed here after seeing the £10 per night offer and were prepared for the worst! However, we were pleasantly surprised, easily accessible to central London (by car) 1/2 hour away from Bluewater shopping centre. All you need for a bed for the night, clean and comfortable rooms. Only complaint is noisy as next to A13!! Staff very helpful and polite.
Terrible hotel - I managed to get a room for 1 night on a special offer of £10.
We got stuck in traffic in Central London and then it took 2 hours to find the hotel from the Docklands. The directions were not the best and no one knew where the hotel was!
Finally arrived at the hotel at 1.45am to be told the bar was closed, no room service, no vending machines so we couldn't get a drink anywhere. I explained we had driven for 7 hours but they didn't seem bothered!
My room was too warm, overlook a main road so I couldnt open my window.
Would not stop here again!
Quite acceptable - good food!
Room was clean and comfortable but a couple of problems with housekeeping. We had our 11 year old son with us, but there was no bedding for the sofa-bed. Asked for some and eventually a duvet and sheet appeared - no pillow. Asked for a pillow - was told didn't know if they could spare one because the hotel was very full!! I was about to get VERY annoyed, but then a pillow turned up, so disaster averted.
Great if you want to do London on a budget - easy walking distance to DLR station and free parking (outside congestion zone). Only problem is, there's nothing around but office blocks, so nowhere to eat out. We were concerned that the hotel food would be poor and overpriced, but it was GREAT and very reasonable. We actually chose to go back to the hotel and eat there on our second night, so apart from probs with housekeeping, would recommend it. Would definitely stay there again.
OK, but only if you get a good price
This hotel is great if you can get a good price, but at full price (£60) it's just not worth it. I am not complaining too much this time, as I got a good price, but here are a few of the issues I experienced:
1. On arrival, the door key system was broken so we had to be let into our room manually by a member of staff
2. The TV video system was also offline so we could not watch any movies, even after it allowing us to enter and verify our credit card details!
3. Make sure to ask for a room overlooking the car park, as any rooms overlooking the (very busy) main road will cause you sleepless nights
4. All there is in the bathroom is a bar of soap, so bring your own showering items. Also, no bath
5. Very uncomfortable pillows and you could feel the springs through the bed
However, this hotel is in a handy location for business travellers working at Canary Wharf (15mins) or the City (25mins).
By all means ask for a room overlooking the parking lot
The hotel be can easily reached by DLR, even late at night. Room was so big that it was half empty. The bathroom was satisfactory. So far so good but... we were unlucky to get a room overlooking the A13 which means heavy traffic 24hrs a day! This doesn't have to be a problem if the hotel is sufficiently isolated. Alas this was not the case, even worse, the window didn't close properly. We couldn't get another room because "everything was full". If you get one of their low rates, it's a fairly good hotel to stay but by all means ask for a room facing the parking lot!
Great for a budget break
My daughter and I stayed here for a couple of days just after Christmas. It was perfect for what we wanted- somewhere just outside the congestion zone, free parking and close to public transport for the centre of London. You don't stay in a Travelodge if you want bells and whistles, but the room was clean and comfortable and the food in the Bar cafe was more than satisfactory. We just needed a base from which to expolore and it fitted the bill perfectly!
Hmm... bad. but was better
This is my third time here. Liked it the first two times I came here due to the ease of getting here avoiding the nightmare of london traffic and free parking. Recently, it felt much more attractive because it falls outside the congestion zone but was extremely disappointed the rooms were poorly maintained and the bathrooms were dirty.
I know that we don't stay in travelodge for the comforts but there is one more reason why I wont stay there again.
They've started charging us for parking. And it is expensive!
It was ok...
Stayed here for a wkd as was looking for a budget break. The hotel itself took just under an hour to reach from St Pancras/Euston on the tube, although we were thus able to view the attractions of the business district and the Millenium Dome en route. The room itself was small but comfortable and suited our needs, although the hotel itself lacked any from of atmosphere and the staff bordered on rude! I would recommend staying here as long as you dont mind being away from the main city centre.