Travel Inn London County Hall Hotel

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Travel Inn London County Hall Hotel

1 star

Rooms: 313

Riverside Building County Hall - London - England - SE1 7PB - United Kingdom Hotel Website | | 44 08702383300
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Wonderful Place to Stay in London

from A TripAdvisor Member
The Travel Inn County Hall was a great place to stay during our recent trip to London. The location couldn't be better, the rates are reasonable and the rooms are quite nice. The breakfast each morning was very good and the dinner meal was delicious.
We would recommend The Travel Inn to anyone.
We will stay there again on our next trip to London.

Great for Families

from A TripAdvisor Member
The Travel Inn County Hall was a perfect place to stay for a family of 4. The room rates were reasonable and the location was great. We had a family room with a double bed, a single bed and a trundle bed. The room was ample for the four of us. We ordered the breakfast for the 2 adults and the kids (10 and under) ate free! The room is no-frills, but it is clean and quiet! We had no problems or lines in checking in on a Sunday afternoon. We were able to leave our luggage free of charge because we were taking a late train to Scotland. You can leave your luggage free of charge until 9 pm on the day of check out. The Travel Inn is next to the Westminster Bridge and a short walk to Westminster Abbey and Parliament across the bridge. The London Eye is next door, Waterloo station is a few blocks away, and Trafalgar Square is a short distance away across the Hungerford Bridge. One night, we walked down the river walk all the way to the Globe Theater. With the weak dollar, everything is expensive. We found ourselves eating just twice a day--a hearty breakfast at the Travel Inn restaurant and then a hearty late lunch/early dinner. We then bought snacks and drinks to munch on throughout the day. For the price and location, I would definitely recommend the Travel Inn to families!

Travel Inn

from dollychops
I think many people who have written reviews on the Travel Inn County Hall (possibly American visitors) are not familiar with the TravelInn concept - yes, they are Motels!, yes, they are basic!, yes, they are cheap!

This Travel Inn is arguably the best, cheapest, most well positioned accommodation in London you will find.

If you want London on a budget in an excellent location then choose this one. And if you are not entirely satisfied with your stay they will refund your money!! - can't say fairer than that.

Good Value

from A TripAdvisor Member
Our family (kids 11 & 8) spent 3 nights here. As a base for seeing London sights it proved to be excellent value. We paid ?115 per night for B&B and also had entrance to 2 London Attractions included as part of our Capital Weekend Break. We did the London Eye and Madame Tussauds which saved us approx ?100 - excellent value!! The room was basic but all we needed and although we were only on the 2nd floor had no problem with traffic noise. We tended to use Embankment Underground Station rather than Westminster to avoid the crowds on Westminster Bridge. I'd recommend this Travel Inn to any Family.

Good Location - Would stay here again

from A TripAdvisor Member
My husband and I stayed here for our first trip to London. Our room was on the third floor facing the street and we had no problems with noise. Its clean and simple, more than enough space. Nothing fancy, but well run and worth the price paid. Everything in our room worked perfectly fine and the room was clean every day when we got back from sightseeing. I know there are lots of different classes of hotels. People that expect super fancy digs and to be waited on hand-and-foot should not stay here. This is a budget hotel for people that dont need a lot of hotel services. I asked for a top sheet and a hair dryer when I checked in and that was the last time I talked to the front desk until I checked out. We couldnt have asked for a better location. We got settled in our room, then went straight to the London Eye, which is steps from the door. The hotel is just about the same distance between the Waterloo and Westminster stations. We found the Westminster station easier to get to - just across the bridge and a much prettier walk with Parliament and Big Ben right there in front of you. We were able to walk to Westminster Abbey and through the park to Buckingham Palace in no time.Non-Hotel Related Info: I recommend buying a Visitor Travelcard (www.ticket-on-line.com) online before you go. Its good for all tube, bus, DLR and National Railway travel in the London area and you cant purchase it once you get to London. I also recommend asking one of the bus drivers for a Central London Bus Guide. Its a very detailed map for streets and bus info/tube stops. We didnt get one until the middle of our stay and it was a huge help for finding our way around. We used Rays car service (www.london-transfers.com) to get to and from the airport - a recommendation I found on this website. Both drivers were punctual, friendly, and helpful. Our driver that picked us up at the airport took us on the scenic route to our hotel and showed us all the highlights along the way. When we were on the tube, I noticed travelers being squished and pushed around while trying to keep track of their luggage, I was glad we splurged on that part of our journey.

Good value, clean rooms, great location

from lenwilcox
Nice, clean rooms -- not big, but not too small either. The restaurant is good enough, but not spectacular. The best part was the location - a short walk and you're looking at the Thames, Westminster Bridge, Big Ben, and Parlaiment. The street felt safe and was quiet enough. Ask for a high floor, streetside. There isn't much of a view but if you open the window at night you'll be serenaded by Big Ben. Restaurants and bars are across the street, as well as a nicely run mini-mart. All in all, especially considering how expensive London is to visit, this hotel is a good value.Len Wilcox

Great location

from DebandKath1088
Great location, right next to the London Eye. Quick access to 2 tube stops for easy getting around the city. Room was clean and comfortable and staff accomodating. In the morning Starbucks and a bagel shop are right across the street, but nice evening meals in the neighborhood are harder to come by.

We had a good time but ...

from A TripAdvisor Member
As previous writers have noted, this is not a fancy hotel. The location is good (close to Westminster, walking distance to Trafalgar Square and Covent Garden), price is fairly reasonable, but the accomodations are nothing fancy. The neighborhood gets pretty quiet after working hours.
You won't find lots of pubs but it's safe and fairly quiet.

I stayed here with my parents and brother in late October. The rooms were fine: clean and in good repair. We had to ask for that extra sheet but had no problems with the hotel staff. They were friendly and generally helpful. Yes, the bars of soap were tiny but I always bring my own. They don't provide wash clothes. We bought some at Boots.

Check-in early. The lines only grow longer as the afternoon wears on.

A few things to note:

-- The restaurant at the hotel is ok, but there are better places to eat. They no longer do a continental breakfast, just the full English breakfast for 6.5 pounds ... about $10 US. We had coffee and a pastry most mornings at the Starbucks across the street. We ate one evening meal here. It was OK but we didn't come back.

-- There aren't many other amenities here. But, so what? You're here to see London, not the hotel. Don't expect ice and soda machines like you find in the states. The rooms are bigger than many in London but they aren't huge. If you're on the courtyard, be prepared for some noise as workers bang garbage cans and dump glass early in the morning. It didn't bother us but it might bother others. Bring ear plugs if you're sensitive to noise.

-- We had booked a twin room for two. The "twin" was a double bed and a couch that converted to a twin-size bed at night. Not exactly what we expected but it worked. If you want two double beds or a king, go to the Marriott next door (and be prepared for a really BIG bill!).

-- There's a great mini-mart across the street (everything from hard liquor to juice, fruit, ice cream ... they get alot into a small space; very friendly). Also a bagel deli and a restaurant with a Mideastern slant to the menu (didn't eat at either). We did eat at Ned's Noodle Box (chow mein, ramen, won ton soup, etc.). It was great, inexpensive and they have a liquor license. Down the street is a branch of Yo Sushi (didn't eat there but looks good) and, soon to open, an Italian restaurant with an eat-in or take-away menu that looked promising.
There's also Studio C on the corner by Westminster Bridge (indifferent food and drinks), a McDonald's and a cafe at the London Eye. The Chinese restaurant on the Thames side of the building is expensive and portions are small. It has a great setting with magnificent view but you pay for it.

-- There are more restaurants on York Road, including an outpost of All Bar One that had a promising menu but was crowded and smokey at night.
We had drinks there one afternoon but didn't return to eat (fussy Americans ... can't stand a little smoke). There are also places on the other side of Waterloo Station (including the Old Vic Theatre) but we didn't get there.

-- Don't miss the London Eye. Yes, it's pricey (11 pounds ... about $17) but the view is great. Go early on a weekday morning and it won't be too crowded.

-- Tube connections aren't too bad: Waterloo is just a few blocks away; Westminster station is just across the Thames.

London is a great city. Enjoy!

No better value for the same pricr

from dascreenname
you cannot get a better price for such a location.Ask for a high (5th or 6th floor) and nice view.Me and my wife were just over the LondonEye entrance, above the Thames.Sure, you can get better treatment (the Marriot is in the same building) . But at what price ....?Overall: good, clean, kind people and fantastic place for the price.

Location, location ... and not much else

from A TripAdvisor Member
The location of the hotel was fantastic. Everything else was bad at best. Upon arrival, it took over 35 minutes to get checked in. During this time a staff member anounced to his office mates, when asked to help out, that he was going on break. Several hotel employees were rude and uninformative. The windows were filthy, this wasn't so bad though as the view looked out onto an ugly industrial courtyard.

If you want to sleep past seven a.m., be sure that you have ear plugs as the courtyard is loud as is the street side. The windows only open literally 2-3 inches so if it is musty or hot in your room (both in our case) you should plan on staying out late and waking early (which this hotel can assist with).

The cherry on top for us was the dishonesty of the employees. We were unable to meet with a friend who lived in London and had a gift of two bottles of wine from a local vineyard for him and his wife. We left it at the front desk when we checked out and the desk clerk wrote a large note and left the gift in the manager's office. Several hours later when our friend stopped at the hotel to pick up our gift to him, he was informed that there was no such gift left for anyone. I hope the Travel Inn employee(s) enjoyed our gift. I was apalled to find this out. My wife called and spoke to the manager and was told that we needed to have a claim check for any such thing. We explained that we were not told of that policyand that we knew the name of the employee we gave the gift to. He didn't seem to care. I believe we found the culprit.

Other than that, our stay was fantastic. London is a wonderful city and our trip outside of the hotel was nothing like our experience in the hotel.

Top Local Tips for London

Nearby to the Travel Inn Near to the Travel Inn (as you walk out of the exit, walk down the road to the right towards Westminster bridge) is Ned's Noodle Bar on the left hand side of the road. This has deals before 5pm weekdays (and Sats I think) and 3-5 on Sunday for freshly made noodles with your choice of meat and sauce along with spring rolls and a drink for under £5! Bargain - and great food too!

No deposit reqiuired You dont pay in full until you arrive and can cancel up to near your date of travel

Going Underground! Use the tube!!!!! Its quick, cheap and safe. Cars are a no no due to the dreaded congestion charge!!!!

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