Travelodge London Docklands
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Timeka's plane was due to go at midday, so we got up early, she finished her packing and we left to hotel at 8am. Tony and I rode with her as far as South Kensington, then she continued on to Heathrow alone. Her trip went well, and they even took her luggage a few kilograms over without complaint.
Tony and I headed first to the …
All healthy again. We tried to get going pretty early, and caught the trains back in to Harrods, thought he trip took so long (an hour and a half) that we had less than an hour to shop before racing back to Barking to meet Matt, who was taking the car off our hands. We were late back, despite me sending Timeka and Tony ahead while I did the tax …
... ended up leaving instead and going down to Trafalgar Square, and to our regular, the Chandos! After a drink there we said goodbye to Jess, who was heading off to work, then convinced JL he had said one more (which he hadn't) and went to The Moon Under Water at Leicester Square, which turned out to be next door to the cinemas from the other night, for our next drink. We tried to convince JL for one more, but failed, so we said goodbye to him, then Hinn, Darren and I ...
... leaving Egerton and we were arriving in London. We drove over Tower Bridge, very exciting and then into Bermondsey where the task of parking the car began. Very kindly someone in the flats had offered us their parking space to use for a small fee, we knew it was a small space and small it was, around a tight narrow corner and with virtually no turning room. Ro almost lost it, which is saying something but with Josh’s patience and careful guidance Ro managed to park, only took ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Travelodge London Docklands
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.
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!
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.
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:
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.