Typical Travelodge - on the good side: room design/layout ok, comfortable bed and pillows.
On the poor side: curtains need to be thicker, complete lack of shelves or drawers to put clothes in; no power point near the bed to charge phone which most people must use as their alarm clocks these days, shower cubicle very narrow, no shelf in the shower for toiletries. When the rooms are going, on some nights, for well over £100, this isn't good enough.
Even for a city centre location and on the 6th floor it wasn't a quiet place.
Of greatest concern to me however is that their housekeeping checks appear to be decidedly lacking. Part way through my stay here I noticed a "feminine hygiene product" stuck over the smoke detector, presumably there to enable a previous occupant to smoke in the room without setting the alarm off.
I advised the receptionist of this on my departure. The next day the manager called me to explain that the room had been inspected and I was told the item wasn't there at times when I clearly know that it was (photographic evidence).
When I told the manager that her records must be wrong or have been done lackadaisically, she started to hint that I must have put the item there. As a single male, travelling alone, who does not smoke and who has never bought such an item in his life, I would have no reason or ability to do this.
So I'm afraid that Travelodge will never get any more money from me.
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Thank you for your review gd1210. We do expect our housekeeping staff to be diligent when cleaning a room and if they believe that an item from a previous guest has been used to tamper with the fire detection system this will be removed and the incident is logged. We are concerned to learn about this as we aim to provide a safe environment for our guests when possible and understand the safety implications of a fire detection system being tampered with. Travelodge have a strict policy and any customer found smoking or tampering with our fire system will be fined. We would like to take this opportunity to investigate the concerns that you have raised, please use the contact us button on our website to provide us with more information which will allow us to offer a resolution.
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