Travelodge Manchester Central

Star Travel Rating

3/5

Review type

Accommodation

Location

Date of travel

Dec, 2014

Product name

Product country

Product city

Travelled with

Solo

Reasons for trip

Business

It was to be my last visit to Manchester as a working woman. Due to the popularity of the city’s Christmas markets, my normal choice of hotels were all over my limit and so I headed by cab to the Travel Lodge to drop off my bag before going into the office.

On arrival, the conversation went like this:

Hello, I have a reservation for two nights . Our check-in time is 2pm.

Yes I know this, I just want to drop off my bag.

You can’t leave bags with us, but you could do an early check in for £10.

Will I get the same room and is it available now?

Yes.

So actually, I’m just having to pay an extra £10.

Having reluctantly handed over my credit card, I found my room on the 6th floor which was surprisingly spacious. And although I was told it had a river view, the murky Manchester weather meant I couldn’t see too far.

The double bed was comfy and there were plenty of pillows and tea and coffee making facilities were available, but there were no biscuits. The bathroom was a good size and spotlessly clean but the only toiletries were pump action, shower gel/shampoo and soap.

The next morning, I lathered my hair and realised I’d not see the hair dryer. I looked for the phone to ask where it was, but couldn’t find a phone. I got dressed to go to reception to be told they were only available on demand. Luckily the receptionist found one for me.

That night, I decided to bagsy a dryer when I came back from dinner but everyone must have had the same idea as none were available.

The next day I went to work with damp hair realising that I’m not actually a budget hotel girl – although as I’ll be a pensioner in the New Year, maybe that’s all I’ll be able to afford!

Helen Jackson

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