Travelodge Covent Garden Hotel London

Travelodge Covent Garden

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The Travelodge Covent Garden Hotel - Comment

The Travelodge Covent Garden Hotel in the West end of London is possibly the best location possible for the visitor wanting easy access to attractions and theatres. There are 2 buildings, the Drury Lane one being the oldest as it was the Drury Lane Moat House and the recently constructed High Holborn building which is the better choice. Underneath the hotel is a car park with subsidised rates.
There have been client complaints here about poor reception service with long queues and a lack of toiletries, towels and room service. You must remember that this is a new breed of no frills hotel and in order to keep the rates low they do not overstaff or overfill the rooms with towels and toiletries hence keeping the price down. I deliberately did not say "keep the price low" as rates are edging up to the hundred pounds a night level like many other overpriced London hotels. I would have to say that if you require a more traditional level of hotel facilities then look towards South Kensington where you have an upmarket, slightly less busier environment but can access Covent Garden within 10 minutes by tube.

Hotel Assist Verdict

Value for money hotelValue for money hotelValue for money hotel Value for Money - Depends on which building you are allocated. On arrival try to get a room in the new building. Overall, the Travelodge Covent Garden offers a great "no frills" place to stay if you are staying only one of two nights and are either visiting a local theatre or you have a couple of kids. There are reports of disturbed sleep, this is a noisy and busy area so on arrival, ask for a high floor. One annoying issue is that there is no baggage storage.
If it were me, I would look at South Kensington, especially for longer stays where facilities and the surrounding areas are then more important. However, given the high occurence of aweful "family room" type London hotels at under £100/night I think I would stick to the Travelodge.



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10 Drury Lane, High Holborn, London WC2B 5RE
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Where is it?
The Travelodge Covent Garden is in central London just a few hundred metres north of Covent Garden on Drury Lane. Consequently this means it is a good choice for the many theatres in the area. The River Thames is only 800m to the south and Oxford Street is just 500m away. There are 3 underground stations within a 10 minute walk, these are Covent Garden, Holborn and Tottenham Court Road. The Piccadilly line runs from inside Heathrow Airport direct to Covent Garden station with no changes required. The hotel consists of 2 buildings, the High Holborn side being the newest and the older Drury Lane side previously known as the Drury Lane Moat House.

Rest and Sleep
The Hotel offers more than 160 bedrooms all with a private bathroom and there are a number of family rooms which can accommodate up to 3 adults and a child by using the roll out sofa bed. There are no rooms that can accommodate 4 adults.
The bedrooms are simply furnished with wardrobe, room safe, in room movies, electronic room key, coffee maker, Internet access via laptop connection and a television.

  • A single room has one single bed and can accommodate a maximum of 1 person.
  • A double room has 1 double bed and can sleep a maximum of 2 people.
  • A twin room has 2 single beds and can sleep a maximum of 2 people.
  • A family room offers a double bed, a single sofa bed and pull out single bed. They can sleep up to 3 adults or a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children under 16).

Eat and Drink
Breakfast can be taken if required in the restaurant and as with all Travelodges is at an additional cost. Children under the age of 16 years eat free of charge when accommpanied by adults also eating. Breakfast is buffet style and you can eat as much as you like. There is a bar cafe for light refreshments and drinks including wines, lagers, beers, soft drinks and spirits. The menu has such items as ciabatta, pizza, fish, lasagna and salad, desserts and a variety of accompanying side dishes.

Nearby facilities
The area around the hotel offers everything that you may require from shops to restaurants. Eating in this area offers hundreds of choices because of all the theatres and offices in the area so from budget to haute cuisine, you have many choices.
There are many theatres within a few minutes walk including:

  • Shaftesbury Theatre - 120m
  • Dominion Theatre - 450m
  • Theatre Royal Drury Lane - 420m
  • Aldwych Theatre - 500m
  • Royal Opera House - 320m
  • Cambridge Theatre - 350m
  • Savoy Theatre - 750m
  • Adelphi theatre - 650m
  • Her Majesty's Theatre - 1000m

From Drury lane where the Travelodge is situated, many London attractions are walkable. These include Covent Garden, the British Museum, Trafalgar Square, Oxford Street, London Eye, Leicester Square and the British Museum.

Travel around London

  • Piccadilly Circus - 2 stops
  • South Kensington - 4 stops
  • Westminster / London Eye - 2 stops (11 mins)
  • Natural History Museum - 4 stops
  • Kings Cross - 3 stops
  • Heathrow Airport - 20 stops (50 mins)

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