Hotel in Detail:The Travelodge London Central Bank offers modern accommodation aimed squarely at the budget sector. Tucked away in a small court dad off St Swithins Lane in the City of London. Travelodge was one of the original budget chains Travelodge are one of the main players at providing the basics for a hotel stay with the benefit of reduced rates over full service hotels. The Travelodge Bank offers a choice of self check–in via touchscreen or traditional check–in by a staff member.
The hotel offers single and double rooms decorated in soft pastel shades. Each guest room has a television, tea– and coffee–making facilities wireless internet access. Each room has a bathroom with a shower and toiletries. Beds have a duvet and soft pillows.
Hairdryers, extra towels, irons and cots are available on request from the hotel reception.
Adjacent to a restaurant and bar.
No onsite parking. Help with luggage storage for short periods. Security keys mean only guests have access to the main areas of the hotel.
A takeaway breakfast can be ordered via reception from a local restaurant.
First opened June 2013.
Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube & Railway Station: London Cannon Street 211 yards (192 metres), DLR Station: Tower Gateway 0.7 miles (1.1 km), Motorway: M1 Junction 1 7.3 miles (11.7 km). This hotel boasts 8 tube stations with a half mile radius (0.8 km). The Travelodge London Central Bank enjoys a great location for the City of London being almost adjacent to the Cannon Street Station with connections for most the overground and the underground systems. The hotel sits in a small side street. This is one of the major stations serving London with connections to all over the UK. Only slightly further away is Bank Station where you can connect with the DLR system for the Docklands/Canary Wharf area and several tube lines. If you are heading off to or from Stansted Airport then you can catch the Stansted Express from Liverpool Street Station which is a 10 minutes walk from the hotel. Indeed within half a mile are no less than 10 train stations so transport links can rightly be rated as excellent as you are also served by several bus routes. While clearly a great choice for true budget options close to the City of London, the main business and financial district, it is also well placed for combining with a sightseeing visit. Just 300 yards (274 metres) from the banks of the River Thames (and its river bus service) which offers dedicated walking areas and many bars and restaurants dotted along its banks. While there are quite a lot of stores, shops, bars and restaurants close to the hotel many do shut over the weekend when the area is much quieter. Within 0.6 miles (1.0 km) of the Travelodge Central Bank is the Bank of England Museum, Monument, Clink Prison Museum, Golden Hinde Replica Ship, Vinopolis City of Wine, Southwark Cathedral, Shakespeares Globe, London Dungeon, St Pauls Cathedral, Royal Armouries and Fusiliers Museum, Museum of London, Bramah Tea and Coffee Museum, HMS Belfast, Barbican, Tate Modern and The Tower of London. You should still note that the hotel is to the east of the main central areas and West End, which is 2 miles (3.2 km) away.
Check-in: 12.00 (noon)
Check-out: 15.00 (3 pm)
Parking:There is no parking onsite.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 70% by past guests. The London average is 80% and the average for 2 star hotels is 69%. Therefore while the hotel is below the overall London average you should note that this hotel is above average for its sector (star rating) . Travelodge Hotels across the chain average 77% so this hotel is below the average guest rating for Travelodge hotels.
Milesfaster ranking: 749th from 866 London hotels, 31st of 43 Travelodge Hotels, and 43rd of 70 two star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: Also close by and a similar hotel (1.9 miles, 3.0 km) would be the 2 star Wardonia Hotel, whose lowest rates start at about £76 and which has a 73% guest satisfaction rating.If you are looking for something a bit cheaper then take a look at the Arriva Hotel. 1.7 miles from here (2.7 km), has been rated at 67% by past guests and has rates from around £43.
Looking for something near by with a solid past guest score? In that case the 3 Star Premier Inn Southwark Borough Market seems like it might fit the bill. The Premier Inn Southwark Borough Market is only 0.4 miles (0.6 km) away. A highly rated hotel with a guest score of 90%.
Local hotels analysed:The fifty closest hotels from here (19 - 23 St Swithin's Lane, EC4 postcode) that we have data for cover a 0.8 miles (1.3 km) radius. The 50 consist of 15 five star hotels (average rating 90%), 21 four star hotels (average rating 86%), 13 three star hotels (average rating 85%) and 1 two star hotel (rated 70%). Top 2 star hotel is Travelodge Central Bank (this hotel) at 70%. Of these hotels the highest rated is Cheval Three Quays Tower of London (5 star) at 99%.
Base Rates: See how the area stacks up for low rates using base rates. We use published base rates but note these do not reflect special offers or short term discounts so remain a rough guide. We have calculated the average base rate for all the 50 nearby hotels at £135 per night. The low end of the scale shows rates from £49 at Travelodge Central Bank (2 Star, 70%) to a high of £450 at Four Seasons Hotel Trinity Square (5 Star, 98%). Rate averages for each star rating: Five Star average: £194, Four Star average: £122, Three Star average: £98 and Two Star average: £0.
We use a proprietary algorithm to rank hotels based on user reviews but adjusting for contributing factors. We rank Travelodge Central Bank 50th of 50 nearby hotels and 1st (last) for the 1 two star hotels in the area. In terms of lowest starting rates this hotel is 1st of 50 (1st of 1 two star hotels.). Analysing both the base rates and overall rating for the hotel we rank it 26th of 45 for sheer value for money (South Place Hotel was top).
More hotels from this chainIf you prefer to stay with the Travelodge chain these are your closest alternative choices:
Travelodge Liverpool Street: is 0.6 miles (0.9 km) away, has a guest satisfaction score of 70% and rates start from about £63.
Travelodge Central Tower Bridge: is 0.7 miles (1.1 km) from here, earns a customer rating of 80% and base rates begin at about £51.
Travelodge Central City Road: 0.7 miles (1.1 km), rated at 80% and with rates from around £63.
Travelodge Southwark Hotel: 0.8 miles (1.3 km), rated at 80% and with rates from around £81.