Travelodge, King’s Cross Royal Scot, London

Well. my Mother and I were looking for a central hotel in London, England to allow us to visit family and friends in the big smoke on a budget. The Travelodge, King’s Cross Royal Scot, London provided it.

This is not the best hotel in London, it is not even the best Travelodge in London nor the best budget hotel in London. It is all a bit shabby. However it was generally clean and the majority of the staff were British. All the staff were friendly and helpful but not pro-active.
The hotel is enormous and there is only one bank of elevators. Only 2 out of 3 of the elevators worked all weekend.

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We were there over a rugby weekend and the hotel was very busy, so breakfast on Saturday was a bit of a scrum! The breakfast buffet is adequate but not sensational. The evening menu in the hotel restaurant is excellent so the evening meals were very varied and tasty.

We were in a twin room. The beds were very narrow but the mattresses were comfortable. If my husband had been there his shoulders would have been broader than the beds and he would have been longer than the bed! There was no chair in the room, but when I asked for one I was told that the hotel did not offer a chair in the room but if I wanted one I could take one from the breakfast room on the first floor as that was not being used, so the problem was solved by me doing the furniture moving. Our room was not cleaned until after 3pm on Sunday.  It felt as if there was either not enough staff or the staff were not well trained or perhaps both.

Did this hotel serve its purpose for us? Yes, but not with any flourish! Would I use this hotel again? Yes, but not with my mother or husband!  They are much fussier than I am!  It is not great, but it is a budget hotel in a budget chain. It is central and is clean and functional. I won’t avoid it but don’t rate it highly.

Valerie Penny

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