Last weekend was a special weekend as I attended the annual conference BritMums Live but what made it special is my daughter Megan came along too.
You may remember we have recently set up Folgaria News where we chat about what’s going on in TWO languages, English and Italian. We’ve been writing since April and decided the best thing for Megan, a newbie to blogging, was to visit the conference and learn as much as she could.
Her verdict: LOVED it! She’s written all about it on Folgaria News – and then I translated it all ;)
As her plane wasn’t leaving until early Sunday morning we decided to spend the night in London and treat ourselves to a little one on one time. We were invited to stay at the Travelodge London Covent Garden as a stopover and here’s our thoughts.
Location location location
Travelodge Covent Garden is the perfect choice for a hotel within walking distance of the centre. It sits at the top of Drury Lane and is walking distance to the Travelodge London High Holborn which we ended up staying in as the two are connected. You have all the theatres on your doorstep, Covent Garden at the end of the road and London stretching out ready for exploring.
What are the rooms like?
We were given a double room on the 9th floor, I was pleased to see the door through to the lift and rooms was only accessible by a room key card meaning only guests could access them.
Our room was large, clean and pleasantly furnished, the bed was comfortable and the bathroom had a great shower (bath too but I am a shower person). There were tea/coffee making facilities and a television too but no phone so we weren’t able to book a wake up call – sign of the times eh with mobile phones being so popular?
We were on the 9th floor and I was hoping for a cracking view, it would have been fantastic if that building in front didn’t look so derelict, never mind, look past that and I could see for miles as the sun began it’s descent over London.
Cannot be faulted, an extremely easy and pleasant check in where the receptionist Alin chose to accompany us to the High Holborn Travelodge to allow us a room with a view, the staff on the desk at Travelodge went to great lengths to try and secure us a taxi for 5 am the following day which wasn’t an easy task I was surprised to discover. In fact the taxi didn’t turn up, through no fault of Travelodge but luckily there were black cabs going past frequently so we managed to get to Liverpool Street Station on time for the bus to Stansted.
Breakfast is not included in the room price but for £7.95 you can help yourself to an Eat All You Want Buffet offering a cooked breakfast, cereals, juice, toast and more. The restaurant area is calm and spacious and very inviting, I’d advise to consider this option as it is an excellent way to fill up for a busy day sightseeing ahead.
A quick look on Travelodge is showing prices for £169 for a double room, there are a few other Travelodges dotted around the city of London and I can assure you a clean, comfortable stay should you choose this option.