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“2 night stay attending Wimbledon”

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Travelodge London Balham
Ranked #346 of 1,063 Hotels in London
East Ayrshire, United Kingdom
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“2 night stay attending Wimbledon”
Reviewed 4 July 2014

Balham Travelodge was fine for our purposes. Clean, tidy and very well positioned within Balham. We were there to attend Wimbledon. We arrived from Gatwick Airport and managed to get there via Southern Train without any problems. Travelodge is right next to the train station. Shops, restaurants and bars are on the doorstep. Only downside I would say is the room does not have air conditioning. During the night was really unbearable due to this. Something to consider if you feel it would be a problem for you. Would definitely stay again though, but not in the height of summer.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 July 2014

Stayed at this Travelodge as we were in London for 5 days, primarily for Wimbledon- we had tickets for two separate days. Great location, next door to the tube and overground railways so easy to get all over London but particularly Wimbledon which was a short rail trip to Clapham Junction and the number 39 bus heading towards Putney which stops almost outside the ground- much nearer than Southfields tube station which we have used before. Great value price here too- £60 per night, we paid twice that for last year's Wimbledon at an inferior hotel. Loved the area too, plenty of places to eat out and a Sainsbury's and Waitrose within a stones' throw for those Wimbledon picnic items! Only minor niggle, as others have stated, the rooms are very hot and there is no air con, however we did have a fan which was much appreciated. All in all a great trip, and we will definitely stay here agagin.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Doncaster, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 July 2014

Stayed here for 2 nights with my mum
Room small and basic and couldn't find a hair dryer which travelodge say is provided
Disappointed that there were no refreshment facilities available at this hotel, there was a vending machine in reception but it wouldn't accept anyone's money
Not enough tea and coffee provided in the rooms either
Once again a theme within the newly refurbished travelodge a no air con or windows so no ventilation at all in these rooms which is very clostraphobic
However the rooms were of a good standard and were clean
Didn't see much of ballam as we were using the hotel as a base to go to wimbledon the hotel is right next to the underground and a noisy railway
Cheap hotel you get what you pay for I guess but a must for travelodge must be air con too hot in the summer months

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

Hotel well positioned next door to tube station but rooms do not have opening windows or any way of venting outside air into rooms. We assumed this must be a common complaint as there was an electric fan in the room which we had to leave on all night from fear of suffocating !

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 July 2014 via mobile

Balham Travelodge was launched a matter of months ago yet it has no air conditioning AND the windows don't open. It was so hot and stuffy I thought I was going to suffocate. I woke up in my bed damp and frightened.

I completed the feedback form that Travelodge emailed me but I have heard nothing from them. I stay in Travelodges because they are generally comfortable, if basic, for the price. No longer. I will simply pay more for a good night's sleep.

I would suggest staying at this Travelodge only in an absolute emergency; it really was most unpleasant. However, on the plus side, the transport links are excellent - the trains are so close you can hear them thunder in to the station even while in the shower.

Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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TravelodgeUK, Amy from Customer Services at Travelodge London Balham, responded to this review, 4 July 2014
Thank you for your feedback MassiveGlove. Regrettably this particular hotel does not provide air conditioning however we do want our guests to have a comfortable stay with us during the warmer summer months therefore we do offer fans at reception for our guests to borrow, these are subject to availability however we are in the process on ensuring all hotels are fully stocked with fans. We can confirm that the feedback forms which get sent to our customers does not get responded to, this is however a great way for us to understand the improvements needed. Please can you give us some more detail of your stay so we can address your concerns. To help us contact you please can you visit our website and select the Contact Us button to give us more detail and be sure to indicate you have left a TripAdvisor review when submitting your details.
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Bishops Castle, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

Great location next to Balham Station so really convenient for travel.Trains and underground are every few minutes in to central London. New room and great price.Excellent local restuarants and shopping.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Carlisle
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

Room was clean and would have been comfortable but it was far too hot.
Was lent a fan by reception but this didn't help much.
Not able to open window / no air con made it an uncomfortable stay
Sticker saying window shut for safety but there are may Windows that can be opened with safety features.
Partner described it as like being on a boat.


  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Travelodge London Balham
Address: 177 Balham High Road, London SW12 9BX, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Clapham / Battersea 
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