Fulham Travelodge is easily reached from Fulham Broadway Underground Station, a clean, fairly modern looking station complete with lifts. (Turn right on leaving the station and head for the church).
The hotel is above Iceland Frozen Foods. There is a push button door opener on the right hand wall, complete with a key card lock for after 8.00pm. Entry is into a Spartan looking space with stairs and two lifts. It is covered by CCTV although I didn’t see any notices stating this, they must have been there by law.
The lifts are fairly fast, and intended for up to eight people, though that would be a lot less if they had luggage. Reception was on the first floor and manned by every time I passed. The staff were polite and helpful and check in was swift and easy.
My room was a family room on the third floor and mostly very quiet. I was pleased to see that there was another security key card door between the lobby and the rooms. You needed to put the key card in a wall slot for electricity. The room was spacious and bright with white bedding, although I noticed that the duvet covers were coming apart slightly at the seams, it all looked very clean and fresh.
A full length mirror was on the right, next was an electric wall heater that, once switched on at the wall, was operated by a press button and a sliding temperature control. Even when on full the room became quite cold and I was glad I’d packed my mini hot water bottle and chunky cardigan. Next came a wall mounted flat screen TV while a desk/dressing table was in the corner complete with mirror and light over; kettle and tea making facilities, bottle opener and a fairly heavy plastic chair.
The west facing double glazed window could be opened, although it had a restraint to stop it being opened too far. had a roller blind and net curtain and looked out onto an attractive roof garden with wooden planters containing plants such as bamboo. I also saw some fire escape stairs so imagine that it may have also been an assembly point.
The sofa bed was under the window, and a shelf with clothing rail attached was in the corner. Next came 5 foot wide bed with a Hypnos mattress, I’m not sure if the base was Hypnos or not. I think it was a simple platform in blue to tone in with the carpet. I liked the headboard which had a recessed shelf complete with reading lights on a flexible stem either side, although sadly one of the stems was broken meaning you couldn’t direct it very well. Ambient lighting shining up the wall from the top of the headboard for its full length. A piece of calm and unobtrusive artwork was on the fourth wall and two ceiling lights completed the lighting.
The bathroom was fairly compact but well designed, and decorated in white, grey and red with slip resistant flooring. There was a very useful ledge behind the w.c. and wash basin as well as a large mirror. The bath had a fixed power shower over (turn the tap towards you for the shower and towards to wall for a bath) and a handy grab handle attached to the wall. Unusually there was even a hook attached to the back of the door.
The one drawback to the room was a creaking headboard/bed base. The first night it was so bad, with the bed next door doing the same thing like an echo, that after an hour or so I gave up trying to sleep and made up the sofa bed, which aside from being a tad firm, was mercifully quiet.
North End Road has all kinds of shops, e.g. supermarkets, ethnic grocers, charity shops, chemists, market stalls and restaurants. McDonalds is almost next door with KFC a bit further on, but I took advice from this site and went to Get Fresh a bit further along the road which was brilliant with great breakfasts, great coffee and fantastic cakes as well as lunches etc. It looked to be great for families tucking into breakfast on their way to the tube, and as a woman alone I felt totally relaxed and comfortable, which isn’t always the case when eating out in major cities.
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