There aren't many hotels to choose from in Watford. This hotel is average and there are no frills about it. It was somewhat expensive for what you get. I generally stay in hostels and cheap hotels, so my expectations arent high but a good bed is a MUST in a hotel, no matter what.
I opted first for the cheaper, single-bed room. The room itsself was better than I expected from the hotel pictures. It was quiet as well and was not immediately next.
HOWEVER it was a disappointment because of the very lumpy bed (see pictures). I had just come from a 14hour trip spanding 2 days, had a business dinner that evening and was looking forward to a good nights rest afterwards.
When I got back at 10.30pm I had heard others from my group had a nice room/bed and decided to ask for a top matress which would easily deal with the lumpy bed problem (so why dont they simply invest in one & save themselves from bad reviews?).
The reception told me they didnt have top matresses and that the room was cheap BECAUSE of the bed. Really. Since they dont mention this in their room description ;-) I said this was no excuse on their part and that I had not experienced bad beds in a Best western before. I was then told each was owned separately- thats no excuse either.
I took the option given to me to upgrade 2 levels up for 10pounds as rooms on the next level were not available. I thankfully was told that I could keep the single room and not have to move all my stuff since it was so late. Which was VERY thankful for so this is why I am still positive about my stay. The breakfast is also good for only 7pounds at the time of this review.
The new room, a delux suite was still average with older dark-wood furniture but clean and tidy. Like I said, dont expect luxury but if you are happy with reasonable service, good breakfast and clean, tidy ammenities, this is the place.
It is only 5min. walk to the center where there are many shops, restaurants, bars and public transport.
Transport from London: I took the metropolitan line to Watford with my oyster card for 4.50pounds (sat.) from London Victoria which takes just over an hour. Remember that if you have luggage, there are many steps going up/down on the underground & often there are no lifts. In peak hour this is very challenging but I had a few nice gentlemen help me with my 15kg trolley (no doubt wishing they hadn't afterwards:-)
I walked from Watford station but I would otherwise recommend a taxi to the hotel :-) Watford High street station is on the other side, approx. same distance so a taxi would be recommended as well if you have luggage. less