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“Try this one only if you are partying , and beware of overbooking policy.” 2 of 5 stars
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Travelodge Watford Central
23-25 Market Steet, Watford WD18 0PA, England   |  
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Ranked #8 of 14 Hotels in Watford
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“Try this one only if you are partying , and beware of overbooking policy.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Where do I start? Rang (premium rate line) ahead of visit to request our rooms were together as we were travelling with our Daughter. Our rooms were sandwiched between a corridor of young revelers determined to party both before leaving and on returning to the hotel on both nights of our stay! I understand this is normal for the Watford Central Hotel as it is ' a party destination'.
The rooms themselves were really good for a change. They were clean and well equiped, and the beds were very comfotable. WOuld have been good to be able to use them to sleep but as we were woken both nights with continuous noise and at one point a fight lack of sleep was a bit of an issue.
Breakfast is £7:99 for all you can eat. Thats fine if you actually want more than cereal and toast but no other option exists.
THe worst part of this stay was that despite 6 rooms being booked in the same unusual surname for the Saturday night my brother was bounced and had to go to Hemel Hempstead for the night. He had been told his room number by the manager before we left for a family wedding but was unable to check in as it was before 12md.
When we returned at 22:00 there was suddenly an issue with the room he was to occupy ie a leak and no other room was available. This was a lie (admitted later by staff) as they had allocated the room to someone else.
Apparently this is a policy of the Head Office booking reservations as people often don't show up. The fact that he had paid in advance and the hotel was aware he had arrived made no difference. It is their policy to bump single males first - he is 60 by the way!
Very unhappy and evern more so as we never heard from the Manager as promised - a case of NFI - we have your money you takes your choice.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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TravelodgeUK, Guest Relations Manager at Travelodge Watford Central, responded to this review, April 10, 2013
Dear BorntotravelUK,

Thank you for your post. We aim to provide a high level of service at all times, and I am sorry to learn of your disappointment on this occasion.

Your feedback is important to us, and we would like to fully investigate your concerns. To assist us with this, please can you visit our main Travelodge website and use the new ‘Contact Us’ form, to provide us with full details of your issues.
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

Me and my partner stayed here for 2 nights last week. Both nights cost £69.00 and we had a very pleasant stay. Check in was quick and easy and staff seemed friendly. I was quite wary after looking at the previous reviews on here but I was quite surprised when we got to our room. The hotel is currently having a full refurbishment and luckily we received one of the new rooms. Very large room with a huge bed, plenty of pillows (I had packed spare) and clean towels. The room also has a kettle, some tea, coffee, milk which you can ask for more at reception. The bathroom was lovely, small but included a bath which is unusual for a standard room at most travelodges. We had a room on the first floor which meant that we didnt hear any noise from outside however, our room was next to a corridor door which was very loud everytime a guest went past it as it slammed shut, this was quite annoying at night. The room was cleaned the next day with new towels put out and beds made for our last night. On our first evening we had a meal in the hotel bar, we were the only ones in there, and staff didn't take much notice of us (too busy on their phone with a friend sitting at the bar) food was decent, just had a curry, Prices are resonable but nearby are a chinese, pizza and a huge shopping mall. I was aware that parking was expensive after reading reviews and this is true, the hotel does not provide their own parking. The nearest car park is next door which cost us just over £20 each night. We did ask at reception where the cheapest parking was and she informed us that it is cheaper at Watford Junction station, from friday to monday is just £9.40! but it is at least a 10-15min walk.

Overall we had a lovely stay and I would definitely choose this hotel again.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 23-25 Market Steet, Watford WD18 0PA, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Hertfordshire > Watford
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #8 of 14 Hotels in Watford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 170
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