Travel Lodge Farringdon London Hotel

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Rooms: 211

10-42 Kings Cross Road - London - England - WC1X 9LN - United Kingdom Hotel Website | 44 08701911774
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1/10
Dirty room, theft, terrible food need I go on
Submitted by: Sarah in 22/02/11
  • Age Group: 1825
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Business Traveller
If you want a clean, secure room dont stay here.
Appreciate value for money but not when things go missing from your room, the food being inedible and having changed room 7 times between the 2 of us before finally having a restless night as previous rooms had dirt, mould, damp, smell and even one room having blood stained marks. A total disgrace, with no responsibility or accountability amoungst staff.
8/10
Good value for money in London
Submitted by: Mike in 05/12/10
  • Age Group: 5160
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Budget Traveller
if you're looking for something reasonable close to central london for a night, this is the place! I got a reasonable single room that was comfy. yes, you can hear some rumble from traffic (but not as much as up the road at travelodge royal scot)and from the trains but not enough to disturb your sleep. reception staff were helpful, as was the barman. lifts were not good but stairs work ok. it's a good 10 mins walk from kings x underground but you don't feel 'at risk' on the walk late at night because the convenience stores seem to be open 24 hrs! a local cafe (italian run)is just a couple of mins walk away and does a good breakfast. if you're worried that this hotel is not central enough, i got from leicester square tube to my room in 25 mins.
8/10
You get exactly what it says on the tin.
Submitted by: Lew in 28/05/09
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I have just returned from a London break having stayed at the Farringdon Travel Lodge.
Having made use of their Saver deals I must say that I didn't get 4 or 5 star accomodation - but they didn't promise me that. I didn't get 4 or 5 star treatment, but they didn't promise me that either.
What I did get was a basic, cheap and efficient service just like I was promised.
Yes, traffic noise is a problem there but that was the only problem that I found with the place, probably because I went for the cheapest accomodation and didn't expect top class accomodation. In other words , if you want the comforts of a Rolls Royce, don't go in for a mini and expect the same style and performance.
You only get what you pay for.
This hotel did exactly what I paid it for and as a bonus I found that the reception staff were friendly, polite and very helpful.
I would certainly use Travel Lodges in future if I needed cheap and easy to book accomadation.
3/10
A rip off by anyone's standards
Submitted by: Jerry in 21/01/09
  • Age Group: 41 - 50
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Business Traveller
The beds in this hotel are the worst I have experienced. Two single mattresses stuck together. Very uncomfortable. A rip off by anyone's standards. The parking is offloaded to a shark company and you stand a good chance of having your vehicle broken into by the local scag heads. The bar is unfriendly, the traffic noise from the main road is horrendous. Would you really want to stay here if you had a choice?
2/10
Organisational catastrophe
Submitted by: John in 30/10/08
  • Age Group: 41 - 50
  • From: Germany
  • Traveller type: Budget Traveller
Bringing a group of 8 people who had never been to London before is not so easy, but having to cope with the poor organisation of the hotel when you get there only increases the problems. The electronic room key cards only worked half the time (our fault because we put them near our credit cards or similar). The breakfast room was poorly laid out and at only after it had been opened 30 minutes, there was almost nothing left. There is nowhere to store luggage, but if you pay ten pounds, they will find a place for you. The rooms are clean, but very noisy. Will not book a group there again.
1/10
Food
Submitted by: Michael Forsell in 14/11/06
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Terrible food I'm afraid, good service.
8/10
Excellent value for money
Submitted by: Fran in 23/08/06
  • Age Group: 41 - 50
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Family Traveller
Stayed here with my disabled sister-in-law and three kids aged 19,10 and 8 in August 2006.
Handy to public transport, bus 63 outside the front door.
Had read a review saying that the hotel wasn't that great and was really very pleasantly surprised. Booked 2 rooms, a double and a triple - paying supersaver price of £26 per room per night!
Bright airy rooms - clean with ensuite facilities. There was a TV and coffee and tea making facilities. All rooms had clean towels and soap.
We also paid for the £6.50 as much as you can eat breakfast. Children aged 10 and under ate free and I thought this was very good value for a full English breakfast!
Staff seemed reasonably pleasant and the reception staff were curteous.
We took a taxi to the London Eye costing £8.00 which wasn't bad for the 5 of us!!
Really felt that we had a most pleasant stay here and would reccommend the hotel to anyone particularly if you are lucky enough to take advantage of the supersaver deal!!!!!

Historical Traveller Reviews of Travel Lodge Farringdon London Hotel

2 thumbs down- Stay somewhere else

from A TripAdvisor Member
NOISY, NOISY, NOISY. Don't stay here if you want a good nite's sleep. This hotel is located on a very busy street - lots of buses, trucks and cars at all hours of the day and night. Also, lots of noise from the hallway. The doors slam hard when they close. Our room was stuffy so we had to open the window to ventilate the room. Short on towels. Elevators are so SLOW you will miss your appointments waiting to get down to the lobby. Only one elevator was working so it was shared with guests and workers. Front desk staff was not friendly or helpful. I inquired about receiving some theatre tickets and they didn't know where to look for the mail and didn't seem to have a central location for guest information. The front desk refused to take postcards for mailing. The coffee machine was broken one morning for breakfast. There is no hairdryer or phone in the rooms even though the website states that there is phone and hairdryer.
The location is not great for sightseeing. Stay somewhere else.

Not bad

from VA_Girl
I just got back from London, and my friend and I stayed for four nights in the Travelodge Farringdon. The room was nothing fancy, but it was clean and comfortable. I'd recommend doing what I did, which is bring your own blanket and sleep on top of the provided comforter because the mattresses are not really that comfortable... but I was fine sleeping on top of the comforter. It can be a bit noisy at night, so if you're a light sleeper I'd suggest earplugs. The bathroom wasn't huge, but it was big enough. The TV only gets 4 channels... but are you really in London to watch TV?

Don't try to check in early, because they won't let you. They also have no place to store your luggage until your room is ready. We did have a little trouble checking in, but that was our travel agent's fault. Our reservation was supposed to have been switched from another hotel, but the travel agency neglected to actually make the switch, so the Travelodge did not have record of a reservation for us. However, the staff on duty were very helpful in allowing us to use the phone to contact the travel agency.

The hotel is a little far from any underground stations, but it's only a 10-15 minute walk. Overall, we had a nice stay and I definitely think the hotel was fine for what we paid.

Noisy!

from LHathaway
Stayed here at the weekend and had a couple of fairly bad nights' sleep! We heard noise from other rooms (walls are very thin!) and other guests coming and going. I appreciate that the hotel can't control the behaviour af all guests but the doors seem to be designed to slam at maximum volume as soon as you let them go, so the most considerate person can't help but make a noise!
Was also only supplied with 2 towels, despite it being a family room that sleeps 3 adults. This always happens in Travelodges and is very annoying.
In general I like Travelodges; they are cheap and convenient. But I'll be giving this one a miss in the future!

OK Hotel, Poor location

from danrover
I stayed here for 3 nights, and the rooms were quite new and modern, but make sure you ask for a double room, because orginally I was allocated a single room, and walked into to find a shoe box room, with hardly any room to swing a bat! The double room was quite roomy, but the bathrooms are still quite small compared to some travelodges I've stayed in before. The room was nice and clean though, but the traffic and noise outside is quite loud at times, so not to good if your a light sleeper. Also you can feel the trains go past as well.

The travelodge is location in between Farrington Station and Kings Cross, so it was a bit out of the way for me. Especially if you need to commute to the centre of london everyday.

Not a bad place to stay, and probably be even better when the refurbishment is complete.

no heating (dec) - no tea/coffee facilities - brown water from shower/taps etc....

from A TripAdvisor Member
Not a good experience. Hotel just opened after refurb - heating broken -unable to have bath/shower due to water being brown! - no tea/coffee facilities - television unviewable - no info available as to breakfast arrangements - told if wanted english would need to go to Travelodge Islington - staff tried to be as helpful as they could (gave extra duvets to keep warm) but difficult to communicate. We only paid £25 for a double room and lived to tell the tale but if we had taken our 7 year old with us it would not have been so good. It is a shame Travelodge do not seem to have got their act together as these problems should have been relatively easy to overcome and it would then have been a good base to visit london.

Value for money

from A TripAdvisor Member
Great value for money. tube station short 10 minute (if that) walk away. clean rooms with daily maid service. lifts brand new !! friendly staff. A pleasant 2 nights stay. After reading some of the reviews on here I was wondering whether or not these people stayed at the same place. As for the comment about the tube station being 20 mins walk away I can only think they walked to the wong tube station - next time they should ask the friendly staff directions.

very, very bad

from A TripAdvisor Member
No air conditioning, The only air conditioning depending on the wether.
dirty, untidy, bad service (when any); a complete conlection of noises in and outdoor.
No minibar. The adverts cointain false information.
Please don't go.

Great for the price

from phil_not_2004
I must admit the only reason for choosing the London Ryan was the rate especially the internet rate for a single.

The room was well cleaned and more than adeqate for a short break.

On reading some of the comments on here I realy feel I must respond. I have stayed at 5 star establishments with frosty staff. I have also stayed at £15 a night B and Bs with cramped rooms and horrible bedding.

The London Ryan is in my opinion a middle of the road 3 star hotel offering accomodation in central London at a bargain price, cheaper in my case than the Regent Palace without bathroom for a room that was pleasent, again something that the Regent Palace is not.

you get what you apy for

from sscott5555
The hotel is ok. It is a bit out of the way. A good 40 mins from the center of London and the tube is a 20 min walk. The staff are young and inexperienced. .....don't ask them for advice. It is clean but a bit run down but considering the price it is fine, Breakfast was ok.

great location, no problems

from A TripAdvisor Member
After reading the above reviews, I was expecting the hotel to be less than average. However, I spent 4 nights there and had no problems. The room was clean, the staff was friendly and helpful. As far as the location, the bus, metro and train stations were within a 10 minute walk. The bus stop was practically outside the front door. The neighborhood was NOT bad at all. There were plenty of good restaurants within walking distance. I expected to have alot of traffic noise, and there was not. I would definitely stay there again.

Top Local Tips for London

Flag A BLACK CAB in the street If your flagging a cab, SOOOO many men in cars stop their car and ask where your going, and they dont have any signs on their cars, so their not registered taxi drivers and will charge what they want, but they do claim to be a cab driver, but dont go in their cabs, only use black cabs.

Booking your Room Book your hotel though the Travelodge website. www.travelodge.co.uk

Great day out Visit the food market at London Bridge (south of river, opposite the station) on Fridays and Saturdays. Plenty of stalls selling everything from Burgers, greek food , cider etc. Also stalls selling flowers and plants. There are loads of bars and cafes including a micro brewer. You can then walk along the thames bank and visit the Tate, have a drink by the waterside etc

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Other names for Travel Lodge Farringdon London Hotel

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  • Address: 10-42 Kings Cross Road - London - England - WC1X 9LN - United Kingdom
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