I stayed at this guest house while in Romford on my own, so not out to impress anyone. Just needed somewhere cheap & cheerful near the town centre.
This place has no breakfast room, so if you book room & breakfast they have an arrangement with a local cafe for the breakfast. I went for the room only option, so can't comment on the breakfast. The rooms seem to be mainly booked for people working in the area during the week, as a result it may be difficult to get a booking for short durations. Also the car park fills up in the evenings, so it may be worth arriving mid-afternoon if you need a parking space. But the place goes quiet at the weekend.
The guest house is easy enough to find from junctions 28 & 29 from the M25, I followed the directions given on their website (turn right after the second set of traffic lights), but I also checked the route on google earth, so I suggest doing the same if you're not familiar with Romford.
Check in was quick, I rang the bell, got led to the 'office', filled out a form, paid, collected the keys & was shown to my room. The room was small, but well equipped. Two single beds, so would probably have been a bit cramped for two people, but it's just somewhere to sleep. There was a shower room with WC & washbasin, a small wardrobe, TV with set top box & remotes, 'fridge, kettle, toaster, tea tray, electric heater, iron & ironing board, & a drop-leaf table fixed to the wall. Mirror & shaving point. Tea, coffee, sugar, milk & biscuits provided & topped up daily. As I was staying room only, I took my own cereal, milk & sugar with me, no problems storing my own stuff in the 'fridge. Also some pot noodles, useful as I arrived early afternoon. Wifi signal is poor, I had problems getting on line, and the connection kept dropping out. But the other rooms may have had a better signal, and it was free after all. Probably worth making a 'cantenna'. The room was double glazed, but traffic noise still got through from the main road nearby. This did ease off late at night. The building is quite small, so the sound of slamming doors travels well. Bed was comfortable enough, with an extra blanket supplied if needed.
There are no restaurants nearby, you need to head into the town centre to eat in the evening. But if you cross over the main road into North Street, there are several cafes open during the day, and some take-aways if you want to take something to eat back to your room in the evening.
Overall, a good place to stay if you're looking for somewhere cheap but functional in Romford.
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