Since my flight to Tel Aviv was departing from London Luton early in the morning, I needed somewhere to stay in London the night before. I’m from Manchester, and it’s simply not possible to get to the airport that early by train. So I needed to find a hotel in London that would be convenient and provide easy access to the airport.
The Travelodge in Covent Garden was in an ideal spot on the Piccadilly Line, so I could take the tube straight to St. Pancras and then catch the train to Luton Airport Parkway. It also meant I could meet up with my friends from Traverse Events who happened to be running a pub crawl through Covent Garden to visit some of London’s historic pubs!
Travelodge is commencing a £57 million refurbishment programme to its hotels during Spring 2013, and I had the opportunity to stay in one of the new Travelodge rooms in Covent Garden. New additions to the room include a super-comfy king-size bed, a stylish white contemporary en-suite bathroom with a power shower, stain & water resistant carpet in a dark shade of blue, a larger desk area, new reading lights and a phone charging socket built into the bed frame. The room also includes artwork above the bed to make it more pleasing to the eye.
So what did I make of it?
The room was simple and but spacious and had everything I needed. I thought it was well designed, with plenty of plug sockets all over the room for charging my electronics! There was a plug socket built into the bed frame (perfect for charging my phone at night), one below the main mirror (ideal for drying my hair), and one above the desk (where I could plug my laptop in).
I appreciated the tea and coffee making facilities so I could make a hot cup of tea when I woke up! It was also nice to be able to operate all the main lights from the switches next to the bed. The only thing I would have liked in this room, was free Wi-Fi. There is Wi-Fi, but you have to pay for it.
This is a BEAST of a bed! And oh so comfy!
I did NOT want to get up for my flight in the morning!
The new Travelodge room features a king sized “Travelodge Dreamer Bed”, which boasts a 952 pocket spring mattress. Each individual spring is designed to follow the natural contour of your body in order to provide the correct amount of support and ensure you get a good night’s sleep. For extra comfort, the bed is dressed with a quilted mattress topper and ‘bounce back’ duvet and pillows. I definitely slept well, and I couldn’t get over how many big comfy pillows there were!
The bathroom is contemporary and minimalistic, with a good power shower. Water pressure is always important in a hotel room!
The following morning I helped myself to food from the buffet before heading to the airport. I had a full-English breakfast, a bowl of grapefruit, fruit juice, and coffee. As hotel breakfasts go, it was pretty good!
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