I checked for London in August, and saw some 29-pound rooms that are in very central locations.
The main caveat I would have about Travelodge UK is that you cannot check in early, and you cannot store your luggage after checkout. If you can live with these two restrictions, then it should be fine if you are okay with standard, budget (but ensuite) rooms. I know pointofnoreturn had a positive report about Travelodge UK.
Post by pointofnoreturn on Nov 17, 2007 8:53:31 GMT -5
I've always liked Travelodge. You just need to be very flexible and prepared. We knew about the 3 PM check-in and always planned our arrival around that. If we were to arrive in a city earlier than 3 PM, it doesn't hurt to look for bag storage places (i.e. train stations, backpacking hostels, etc).
Post by pointofnoreturn on Dec 3, 2007 12:19:01 GMT -5
It's hard to tell what's good and what's not. My advice for you would be to look for the cheap Super Saver rates on Travelodge.co.uk and compare the reviews on Trip Advisor (by plugging in the name of the Travelodge branch).
I stayed at the Farringdon one in London - 2 mins bus ride from Kings Cross (bus stop is right outside) and there were plenty of restaurants around albeit these were in the Kings Cross district.
If you see one in London with a good rate, you can put in Google maps and see where it's located. You do want to make sure to be close to good transit lines. Or you can post the name of the one you are considering.
If you want the very best located one, I'd say it's Travelodge Covent Garden, but naturally it's often very difficult to get good rates there. When are you going to London?