I felt the need to write after hearing so many negative reviews. I stayed just around the corner from here at the Farringdon Travelodge and reviewed that also (check my reviews) and similarly found the Great British publics opinions and views unrealistic and frustratingly annoying.
Firstly, let me advise you what you’re looking at – a budget hotel. There is a clue there. (Budget). For all those that have complained about fingerprints, carpet tears, or marks on the wall – you need to ask yourself, how much you are paying, and what do you expect to get for your money. Seriously, they aren’t going to roll the red carpet out upon your arrival, and there are going to be imperfections, but come on, take a second look – in the grand scheme of things, is it really that bad?
Also, if those with a strong negative opinion could be kind enough to simply use a spell checker, and check their grammar (or lack of it) before posting, it would aid us all. (I am referring to 'thinigimayjig's review; i had to give up a quarter of the way in as it didn't make any sense).
So, anyway, the hotel. It is fairly substantial size-wise. The area is not "off the beaten track" it is on a fairly main road 10 mins from Kings Cross. I was walking by myself and there were plenty of people around and about including kids, females, joggers, cyclists, etc...
When I walked in, there was a friendly young gentleman who checked me in, gave me my keycard, and told me where I needed to go. I was on the 6th floor facing the rear. When I entered the room, the first thing that hit me was the heat. It was a red hot day, and with there being no air conditioning in the room, I knew it was going to be warm. I don't much like having the window open at the best of times as i don't like hearing other people or noises outside, but i needed it open just to get a bit of air.
The room itself was small, but tidy and it also felt very safe. I am a very light sleeper, so I always place earplugs in my ears. I certainly didn’t hear any noise at all through the night, but prior to getting my head down you get members of the public chatting loudly and banging and slamming doors (probably those that complain about the hotel and other loud people, in the first place!) The bed was a bit soft for me, and as someone else mentioned, the bible had gone walkabouts. There were bits of mould in the bathroom, and a crack in the sink, but it could have been so much worse. Little things like this do not bother me in the slightest.
This is a typical Travelodge hotel. I would only recommend staying here for one night (maybe two) at a time. This isn’t a negative against Travelodge – it’s more of a fact and what I have noticed about how their hotels are setup for their guests. If you are staying for several nights sightseeing, I would struggle to recommend it, but for us business types that need a low cost place to rest your head for a single night, I cannot fault it.
Top floor seemed quieter. Rear facing too.
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