I chose this based on the price and location. I didn't realise until my arrival that the rooms have no toilets - you have to share toilets and showers out in the corridor. The shared toilets are disgusting - they are supposedly self cleaning but both that I tried stank of urine, had wet floors, and did not look clean at all. There are also no toilet seats, so if you are a woman it is very awkward. The shared showers mean that you meet semi-naked people with wet hair dressed only in towels in the corridors. The budget price seemed to attract students and stag/hen parties, both nights the corridor outside my door was full of shouting people, banging doors, and parties apparently going on in rooms, and my door was not soundproof whatsoever so it was extremely noisy until late into the night (thankfully I had earplugs but even those didn't block it all out). The room itself was extremely basic, with a bunk bed over top of a double bed, a sink, and a small desk and chair, and a television which only received the terrestrial channels. There is only one light positioned as part of the bed frame between the bed and sink, so the room is gloomy at night and there is no comfortable place to read unless you actually get into bed. There is one small window with a springloaded blind, so your choice is to be exposed to the world or plunged into gloom. As a single woman traveller, I felt very uncomfortable coming and going from my room, I never saw any staff in the Formule 1 and there is no reception - you check in at the Ibis across the parking lot. There was litter in the hallways on the second day.
I disagree that this is value for money - the Travelodge was advertising rooms from £29 per night in Coventry station, I wish I had stayed there and had a safer room in a staffed hotel and my own bathroom. The only good thing I can say about this hotel is that the continental breakfast served over in the Ibis was actually quite nice, with fresh baguettes and pastries, and a small selection of meats and cheese.
- Also Known As:
- Formule 1 Coventry City Hotel Coventry
- Formule 1 Hotel Coventry