Drury Lane, London
Reviewed by Howard Davis
I arrived at 9pm to check in at the hotel in Drury Lane only to be advised that my room was in the sister hotel across the road in High Holborn. I was not very happy as it was pouring with rain but it was only a very short walk across a busy main road without a crossing. On arrival was allocated a room on the 13th Floor (top floor) of the hotel. As the room was high up there was very little traffic noise, which you may experience if your room was lower down. This should be considered when booking as both hotels are on busy roads. The check in staff at both hotels were very friendly and helpful.
The room was spacious, modern and spotlessly clean. In the room was a flat screen TV and tea and coffee making facilities. There was also WIFI for those who need it. In reception area were vending machines with snacks, drinks and some toiletries. Each hotel has its own restaurant and bar which are open until quite late. The lighting in the room was also very good if you wanted to read or prefer for a meeting etc.
Following a very comfortable night’s sleep I enjoyed a very good breakfast in the restaurant. It was very busy and had to wait a few minutes for a table. As it was during school holidays there were a lot of families with children staying and also a coach party of mainly young people. There seemed to be a number of disabled people staying so I take it the facilities are good for the disabled with good wheelchair access throughout.
The real beauty of both hotels and what makes the Travelodge Drury Lane so popular has to be its location. It is situated within a short walk of Covent Garden with all its shops. It is also close to most theatres which again are with walking distance. If you wish to explore further afield you are near to Covent Garden and Holborn Tube Stations and on the main bus route. On the evening I stayed both hotels were almost fully booked.
If coming by car you should be aware that there is no free parking at either hotel but you can use the nearby NCP car park at half price which is £18.50 for an overnight. You are also in the congestion charge zone which is currently £10 up to 6pm so if you arrive before 6pm you will have to pay for 2 days congestion charges.
To sum up I enjoyed a most pleasant and comfortable stay at the Travelodge. Whether you have a business meeting in central London or you are going to the theatre. Whether on a shopping spree or site seeing trip it is worth considering to stay at the Travelodge Drury Lane.
For more information or to book a room visit www.travelodge.co.uk