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Address: 202 - 206 Union Street, Southwark, London SE1 0LH. Tel: 0871 984 6352

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      05.05.2010 09:45
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      5/5!

      I recently stayed in this travelodge with my boyfriend during a weekend in London. We only stayed for one night here and it was pretty fine.

      We chose this (and only stayed for one night) because it was on a deal for £29 for the night. For pretty much central london on a Friday night, I thought this was a pretty good deal! If I wanted to stay the saturday though, it would have cost (I think) £80 and to be honest, I didn't really want to pay that much when I paid so much less than that the night before!

      The location of the hotel was brilliant. It is in Southwark, so just south of the river and about 1.5 miles from covent garden and a stones throw from the Strand. It is about a 200m walk from Southwark tube station on the Jubilee line, and Waterloo station is also really close. Over this weekend, the Jubilee line was closed so on the Saturday morning we had to walk to Waterloo and it really didn't take long.

      We were able to check in to the Travelodge at 2pm which wasn't bad, and if I recall correctly, we had to be out by 11 or 12. The don't store luggage but checking in and checking out were both very easy and the staff on reception were very nice.

      The £29 we paid did not include breakfast but we could have added it on, or ordered it to the room as room service. We peeked into the breakfast room in the morning and it looked pretty good, seemed nice enough and I think it cost about £6 or £7 each. They had allsorts like cereal, juices, toast, eggs, croissants etc. If you don't want to have this, there are loads ofplaces like starbucks at Waterloo and there are lots of little shops like cost cutter very nearby to the hotel. There are also tea and coffee making facilities in the hotel rooms which is good and included in the room rate.

      The room was nice and clean, the bed had a proper duvet, which is important for me in hotel rooms. There was only one extra pillow but I am sure if we had gone to reception they would have found us another one. The TV was fine, had an ok assortment of channels.

      The aircon machine was good, it worked well and was remote activated so easy to control from the bed etc. The bathroom was nice and clean, they don't give toilettries but there was a small bar of soap, and lots of tiolet roll and enough towels etc.

      The view from the window was onto a train track and there were frequent trains rumbling past. I live in a noisy place at home so this didn't bother me but my boyfriend (who normally lives in a sleepy town) also wasn't bothered by it. Just maybe watch for this if you have little children.

      Basically It was a fine hotel, cheap as chips if you book at the right time, and I would reccomend it to anyone looking for a cheap London break.

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