A while ago, we went to London – it was my first trip, and we had a night at another hotel, and two nights at the London Docklands Travelodge. Mummy and the others had stayed there a few years ago, before I was born, and were very excited to be going back.
Now, Mummy hadn’t intended driving through the very centre of London – yes, past Buckingham Palace, down The Mall, across Trafalgar Square and past The Tower of London – but it was a brilliant unofficial sight seeing tour! AND it was the afternoon of The Queens Summer Garden Party!
London Docklands Travelodge is where it suggests – The Docklands area. For us, and the direction we enter London from (the M4) it is right across London. Mummy suggests driving via City Road (the old ring road) to get there. We drove this route when leaving and it was much less congested.
Our Sat Nav took us straight there with no problems – but as you first see the Travelodge it is not very clear how to drive to it – there is a road turning off the main road with a barrier which is closed. It looks like it is private and not for general entry. Note that this IS the way in. As you drive up to the barrier it will lift for you.
We are very familiar with Travelodge, and this is a firm favourite.
It is modern, with plenty of parking, in a brilliant location less than a 5 minute walk from the East India Docklands Light Railway which links you to The Underground Tube system. So you can leave your car, and explore London easily from here.
This Travelodge has had a recent refurbishment, and our family room had lots of room, the usual TV, Tea and Coffee stuff, bathroom and storage. It was very clean and perfect for us. It also had a super comfy Kingsize Dreamer bed and two pull out beds. Towels are provided as is Hand wash and Hair and Body wash.
This Travelodge has a Bar Cafe where you can have a drink, evening meal or breakfast. You can also order certain food 24 hours to take to your room. We recommend the pizza!
Breakfast was as we would expect. Hot cooked items including bacon, sausages, scrambled eggs and tomato, as well as cereals, yoghurts, fruit, croissants and toast. Kids eat free when an adult buys a breakfast for £7.65, which gives brilliant value for money. There is unlimited tea and coffee too (much to Mummy’s delight!)
For value for money – especially for a family – and for the location, you cannot beat this hotel. Don’t be out off by the possible drive through Central London – we loved the sightseeing – and if Mummy can do it anyone can!
We highly recommend this Travelodge, as with them all the price varies and is generally cheaper the earlier you book on line.
We would definitely stay here next time we visit London.
We were kindly given two nights at this Travelodge in exchange for our honest review.
Great value for money.
Clean, bright room.
Free WiFi only for 30 mins, then you have to pay.