London – Havering (Borough of) – Romford – Travelodge Romford Quadrant

At just over £20 for a night’s stay, I wasn’t entirely hopeful about what this Travelodge might offer. The exterior doesn’t look the most exciting for a hotel either.

My first impressions weren’t great with the state of this carpet.

But, appearances can be deceptive. The staff member at reception was warm and personable, with plenty of information being provided. The room, which was a little smaller than some other Travelodges, was clean and comfortable. There were also no noise issues either internally or externally.

And, some significant credit should go to Travelodge for their Samsung air conditioning unit. Sometimes hotels have the same heating/cooling throughout, they pump warm air through in winter and cold air through in summer. It’s usually insufficient and gives the individual no ability to choose how warm they want their room. In other hotels the air conditioning is either limited or just doesn’t work. However, here, it worked very effectively and allowed me to get the room to my preferred temperature of cold.

Some work was probably needed on the state of the old windows.

All told, this stay represented excellent value for money, I was very impressed. It’s also in the centre of Romford for anyone who wants to treat themselves to a day there (I’m sure that there are some) and it’s easy to get to central London using TFL trains.