Last week we had the pleasure of staying at the Travelodge London City Airport. Better still, we got an absolute bargain by London hotel standards, we paid £95.00 for two nights. What made our stay even more of a bargain was that we stayed over World Travel Market weekend which means the hotel was full and rooms were selling at a premium.
How did we bag this Travelodge bargain?
One thing I’ve learned as a travel blogger is to book early and that’s exactly what I did here. As soon as I had the dates for World Travel Market I booked the hotel, which was about 6 months in advance. Doing it that way easily saved me £100 over the two nights.
Where is the Travelodge City Airport hotel?
The hotel is a 10-minute walk from London City Airport and just across the river from the Excel centre which is where World Travel Market was held. You can actually walk to the Excel from the Travelodge, we didn’t because I was unsure about the access using a wheelchair, we got an Uber WAV instead which cost £6.
What is Travelodge London City Airport like?
Truth is, it’s a Travelodge so it’s much the same as most of them. The only difference to the other Travelodge’s I’ve stayed in is that it’s a hive of activity 24 hours a day because of its proximity to London City Airport.
It was clean, the staff were friendly and all public areas were accessible in a wheelchair.
Can you eat in the hotel?
Yes, you can, we ate there two nights and breakfast. They have a set meal deal which is cheaper than eating anywhere else in London.
We had two decent meals which included a main meal, pudding and drink for £12.95 each, there is also a £9.95 option.
Breakfast was an all you can eat buffet, again very tasty, freshly cooked and reasonable value at £7.95.
What’s the room like?
As expected the room was basic but functional. It’s hard to big the rooms up, they look like most Travelodge rooms, have the basics including TV, tea and coffee and the wet room was more than adequate.
Would we stay at Travelodge City Airport again?
In short, yes we would stay at the Travelodge London City Airport. I can’t think of any reason why we wouldn’t because although it’s much like any other Travelodge we’ve stayed in, it did everything we needed it to do. We felt comfortable there, ate well, slept well and saved money.
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