I have stayed at many "Choice Hotel" franchises due to company policy, first time at an econo lodge, I chose the Executive Suite, This term is very loosely used. Definitely wouldn't stay again at one.
The room it self was clean and I can't deny that.. but seriously, no soap? all the liquid "soaps" and
"shampoo" are through the hand pumped gadgets that you find in toilets. Probably to save money, which is understandable but a bar of soap would be great.
Be ware of the split system air con/heater. I have , in previous reviews talked about loud units but this one takes the cake, extremely loud.
On the positive side , electric blankets are supplied and work well.
An issue I had was that one of the windows wouldn't close, thankfully there was a fly screen but still brought in a cool draft.
There is no table or chairs in the room but a long bench (similar to a pub) with wooden stools to sit in . Again, for someone who uses the room for work, it doesn't help at all.
The room heats up with the jet engine split system but the heat doesn't pass through to the bathroom as its behind the split system.
The tv - looks like a 26" , not complaining, did the job, clear reception.
Water pressure - Not too bad but can't adjust the shower head. I would not be staying here in winter, due to the high ceilings , the heat goes straight up.
The rooms have a date smell, quite musty. Again , i must stress that it was clean (to the naked eye)
This room is bearable for 1 night. This is my second and I can't wait to get out.
The door has a chain lock which is currently hanging off ,so no security really.
Distance - very short drive to the cbd and a wonderful lake , could be walking distance.
Service - Is ok, check in was fine but had a continental breakfast and was totally ignored by the waitress. Didn't even acknowledge me , could have walked in off the street.
Overall, if you really need a night to stay somewhere. Stay here, but its very dated though clean.
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