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“Handy for The City and at a reasonable price” 3 of 5 stars
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Travelodge London Tower Bridge
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1 Goodmans Yard | Lloyds Court Business Centre, London E1 8AT, England   |  
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“Handy for The City and at a reasonable price”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This one night stay (for business purposes) is fading a little in the memory a month later but here goes.

This was the first time I had used Travelodge; there is a certain blandness about the brand that had previously put me off. It was better than I expected.

But it didn’t get off to a good start as the reservations system kept crashing on me and multiplying my room requests. At one time I had four bookings for one room for one night.

The building is well situated for the (financial) City of London and is within a short walking distance of Tower Hill Underground station and the Tower Gateway Docklands Light Railway station as well as bus services on Aldgate and Whitechapel High Street to various parts of the City and West End (though it is a long way to the West End by bus, especially during rush hour).

There are bars and sandwich shops nearby, especially on The Minories, though you really have to venture up to Whitechapel High Street, a few hundred metres away, to access restaurants and you shouldn’t expect them to be Mayfair standard. This is the edge of The City but not really in it. And it’s ever so slightly edgy. There were City of London Police warnings outside the hotel about plain clothes officer patrols in the area, suggesting crime may be rife. The cash-strapped British police don’t so that sort of thing without good reason.

For tourists there are some key attractions (the Tower, Tower Bridge etc) very close by but most of the places on the typical ‘must visit’ itinerary aren’t. I took a five minute stroll to see the World War 1 poppies at the Tower but they’d just pulled up the last one. The dead grass seemed to be at least equally as poignant to me.

The building itself is odd. It doesn’t look as if it was designed purposefully as a hotel but I couldn’t work out quite what it was before. It could have been an office block or even a multi-storey car park. Whatever, the windows are small and grimy and the external view is further obscured by vertical concrete columns. But the rooms are very well soundproofed, minimising both internal and external noise virtually to zero.

The double bed (booked as a single) was very comfortable indeed. No problem there. Lighting, tea & coffee making facility, television etc were all quite adequate though choice of TV channels was limited. I was surprised to find no clock in the room; nor a trouser press (a relatively small investment that fewer hotels seem to make these days, you’re expected to lug an ironing board around instead). The décor was quite adequate for the price in my room.

The shower worked well (I was in a room without a bath) but the head wasn’t detachable. I find that irksome.

All the staff members were pleasant and helpful and sounded like they really meant it. You can get a meal (really a glorified snack) until quite late, and there is room service; neither is expensive. There are copious amounts of water available in the café area which several people (including me and colleagues) used extensively for business purposes. The wi-fi connection was good.

The check-out can be extended until 2pm for a nominal amount, which could be useful for people with late afternoon or evening flights.

I do have one security concern. Having been locked out of the corridor to my room on the morning of departure, for no good reason (I had to be let in via a master electronic key) I then realised you can access that corridor from the street outside without having to pass the reception area. On two occasions guests held the door to the corridor open for me as they were leaving, so I didn’t need to use the key. That’s how criminals get in. (I hope none read this).

Overall, I think this hotel is quite good value for money, less than GB£100 a night on the edge of the city of London and if you’re on business and on a budget it’s ideal. For tourists, it’s handy for some major sites but a long way from others, so it depends very much on your preferences.

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  • Stayed September 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for 3 nights at end of November . Great room great location right near tube and the central attractions . Pub next too it is nice for a few drinks before bed. Reasonable rates too for location. Breakfast was ok could do too be more on offer but was fine for us. Would recommend!

Stayed December 2014, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decided to book Travelodge for a short break to London for Christmas .. Was very satisfied with the Tower Bridge hotel. Brilliant staff who were helpful, polite and interested. We did have 2 evening meals in the restaurant, the food was good hot tasty and reasonably priced. The staff cared that we were satisfied and made sure without becoming intrusive. The chap on the bar made it his business to 'remember' us which was very kind. The location is perfect for Tower and Thames, London Bridge and St Paul's also Bus 15 ( usually a Route-master) direct to Trafalgar Square every 15 mins. Room prices extremely reasonable for location - shared with my sister... extra coffee and milk on request, beds comfortable, whilst we were directly beside the DLR didn't hear it at all and slept well. Good security with access keys and staff were more than happy to print off e-tickets required for a visit to Winter Wonderland booked whilst we were there. Staff on duty 13th - 19th December 2014 you are a credit to your employer .. Thank you.

Stayed December 2014, traveled with family
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm a regular stayer at this hotel and this visit was of the usual good standard. The express check-in wasn't working but the reception staff worked us though very quickly.

I have a room on the 5th Floor, relatively quiet. The beds are so comfortable at this hotel, I sleep better here than I do at home!

Pricewise, I booked three months in advance for the very busy xmas party period and paid around £50 less than the walk-in rate - well worth it considering I could cancel up to arrival.

There's 30 mins free room wifi but I got a pretty good 3G signal on the Three Network.

Location wise, 5 min easy walk to Tower Hill tube which is on the Circle and District Line.

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  • Stayed December 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location in a great area of London. Easy tube links and friendly staff and a 24 hr bar ..priceless :)
Had to ask for twin room as none advertised, was given disabled room.. Better then sharing a bed with my mate but the single beds are really really small.

  • Stayed December 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked this hotel for a weekend break with my partner to celebrate her birthday. The hotel is in a great location for sightseeing around London with Tower Hill tube just around the corner and bus stop outside with service to Covent Garden every 10 minutes. There's enough pub/restaurants within 5 minutes walk to keep you occupied if you don't want to head into the West End at night. This is a Travelodge so don't expect the Hilton but the rooms are clean and comfy and the staff friendly and helpful. I suppose in summer with the windows open the railway side of the hotel could be a bit noisy but this wasn't an issue in our case. Will definitely go back

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The room was nice and clean with a desk, tv, a kettle and tea and coffee.
The bed was comfortable and I got a good nights sleep.
The bathroom was nice and clean too and I enjoyed using the shower. It is a good size, good pressure and easy to use.
The breakfast is not included in the price of your hotel room and is under £8. It is pretty good. The sausages were the nicest thing on the breakfast. The scrambled egg needed a bit of salt for flavour, but I am fussy about my scrambled egg and have come across few places that have do scrambled egg that I would say is very good.
The hotel is in a brilliant location. It is a 5 minute walk from the Tower of London and Tower Bridge and about a 30 minute walk to St. Paul's Cathedral, Tate Modern and The Globe.
It is very close to the financial district and if you are there during the week the pubs and restaurants will be open. The restaurants and pubs/bars in the financial district close at the weekend.
There is no car park at the hotel, but there are car parks nearby.
It is very close to the tube too.
The staff were friendly and polite.
I enjoyed my stay here and would stay here again.

Stayed December 2014, traveled as a couple
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Address: 1 Goodmans Yard | Lloyds Court Business Centre, London E1 8AT, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > London
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#222 Family Hotel in London
#322 Romantic Hotel in London
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Hotel Class:3 star — Travelodge London Tower Bridge 3*
Number of rooms: 182
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