Wednesday 5 November 2014

Our Weekend in a Travelodge

I love visiting London with my family, and we find it much easier to stay up there as travelling up and down with small children can be very stressful!  Our trips are usually action packed and this weekend was no different.  Because of this, we need somewhere quite basic to stay,  a space to lay our heads after a day exploring the city and somewhere quite central to limit the amount of time we spend carrying a buggy down the underground stairs.

We recently stayed at the Travelodge London Central on City Road in one of their family rooms, and it fulfilled our needs completely. We caught the bus once we arrived in London and the stop was right outside the hotel.

Check in was easy and our room was set up ready for us, a comfy double bed for myself, a small single for Dylan and a travel cot for Archie that looked pretty new.  The room was basic and spotless, but had everything we needed - space to hang our clothes, a Tv (with cbeebies), a kettle with teabags and a bathroom with an actual bath.  Having a bath is so much easier when you have children that are terrified of a shower!

I had to do the usual trick which most parents will have done on many occasions, of hiding in the bathroom whilst the children fall asleep but the room was light and the boys shattered so it wasn't so bad! We all found our beds really comfy, and the pillows were nice and thick which I needed as I am used to sleeping with one supporting my growing bump.

There is free wifi, but it is limited to 30 minutes in every 24 hours.  Purchasing more was really easy, and could be done through paypal for only £3 for 24 hours so I did this to entertain myself in the evening.

My sister came to join us on our stay and the room was equally comfortable with the four of us, the bed big enough for four people snuggling, breakfast biscuits and some Octonauts when the little ones woke up.

We tried the breakfast one morning, as it costs only £7.65 for an adult and kids eat free.  It was a basic breakfast buffet, nothing particularly exciting, but great value when you take children and something for everyone.  I enjoyed scrambled egg on toast whilst the boys wanted cereal and blueberry muffins.  

All in all, our stay was easy and relaxed, with the nearest tube station being only 5 minutes down the road, and a bus stop on the doorstep.  The only issue we had was checking out as only one of the three lifts was working and we had to wait over half an hour on the third floor waiting to get down to reception.  The staff were not helpful with this, and didn't offer an apology which was a bit of a shame, but until then we had found them very polite.

I would recommend the London Central Travelodge for staying with a young family as the location was perfect for our trips to London Zoo, Leicester Square and elsewhere and the rooms comfortable.

Disclaimer:  Our room was paid for in exchange for this honest review.

1 comment:

  1. That bed looks a bit shabby but when you spend time together everything is great!


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