After spending our first three nights in London at 73 Suites in Bayswater, we decided to spend a couple of nights in the Covent Garden area. It’s a great part of London and also within walking distance of the River Thames and many other attractions. It’s also where one of our favorite veggie restaurants is located – Food For Thought.
Our room was on the 9th floor and looked like it had been recently renovated. Everything was clean and fresh, with the room having a slightly minimalist feel, which is just what we like. This is the perfect place to stay if you’re planning to visit the numerous attractions of central London.
The shower and bathroom looked brand new and the brick effect in the shower gave the bathroom a bit of a WOW effect.
Even though the bathroom was fairly small, as is the case with most London hotel rooms, it was perfectly laid out to make the most of the space. We particularly liked the shelf area, as this is something that most hotels overlook.
In the corner of the room there was a small desk and chair. This area also had a kettle and two cups, plus free tea and coffee. It’s the prefect area to do a little work. There is a double socket next to the desk, so it’s a good place to charge your phones, tablets and laptops.
The room didn’t have a wardrobe, but had a shelf and some hangers. This is perfect for a few nights stay. Wardrobes tend to make rooms look smaller, so this is a great idea to give the feeling of more space.
The room also had a wall-mounted TV, but we didn’t use this. There was also a long mirror on the wall.
We were very impressed with he wifi speed. When I tested it, it showed over 23 Mbps download and over 26 Mbps upload. There have been very few hotels that we’ve stayed at that have had such impressive wifi speeds, especially the upload speed. The wifi at Travelodge is free for 30 minutes, but costs £3 per day or £10 per week if you want to use it for longer.
Breakfast is an all you can eat buffet that costs £7.65, or £6.65 if booked in advance. It’s mostly English breakfast type food, with bacon, sausages, scrambled eggs, beans and fried tomatoes. There is also toast, a range of cereals, fresh fruit and hot and cold drinks. Breakfast seemed to be very popular with most guests.
The bar area is open 24 hours a day and serves drinks and hot meals. This was also surprisingly popular with hotel guests.
This is perhaps the best reason to stay here. Covent Garden is a very popular area of London and a mecca for tourists. There are numerous theaters in the area, including the New London Theatre, which is only around 100 meters from the hotel, which is on Drury Lane. You’ll be spoiled for choice as far as food goes, as there are a very large amount of very high-quality restaurants dotted all around the area, including one of our favorite vegetarian places, Food For Thought.
The hotel is only a few minutes’ walk from both Holborn and Covent Garden Underground stations, so it’s very easy to get to and from other parts of the capital.
I’ve stayed in many Travelodge hotels around the country and they’ve all been pretty good. But the Covent Garden Travelodge is definitely the best one that I’ve stayed at. We’ll be back to stay again next time we’re in London. I’d highly recommend staying there.
How To Book A Room At Covent Garden Travelodge
You can book this hotel on the Travelodge website. Prices are very reasonable for this area, with a double room costing from around £69 per night. Prices vary so check them using the link above. Book early to get the best prices.