What an immensely depressing place to stay … so why did I. Well, travelling in by plane, the road in to Cork is nose to tail traffic late afternoon so I saw the TL and figured, that will do, it will be fine. Pay the 69 Euro, which needless to say excludes breakfast at Eddie Rockets, the adjoining business partner premises. The room, yes is clean but thoroughly unwelcoming and bleak. Drab colours, dull lighting, plain magnolia walls and not a single Monet print in site. The bottom of the range portable TV with its fuzzy picture is there for your sole pleasure, and a redeeming point, a nice new kettle. I decided to have a bath as the room was fairly cold, to warm up. Laying in small bath gave me time to contemplate whether I should use the miniscule tablet of soap now, or save if for the morning as a treat … These will be the sort of decisions you will enjoy making in the stimulating environment of Cell 202. Now warmed up, and 1/3 of my soap reserve remaining for the morning, I flick on my Laptop in hope of connecting to the outside world and some form of tangible life. Excellent news, there is the bitbuzz WIFI signal available. At check in I asked the Czech Republic receptionist if WIFI was inclusive as I like to select my hotel that provides this, at an inclusive rate to avoid rip off’s. She was unsure, but thought so. Despite normal Eastern European hotel staff efficiency, she was wrong. You will need to fork out a ridiculous 12 Euro a day charge for the pleasure of collecting your email no doubt junk mail too. At least the bed is large and comfortable, so if that is all that matters to you, travel no further. But, add together the dismal room, zero entertainment facilities, the cost of Eddie Rockets breakfast and WIFI you are happily nudging 100 Euro for the night. FOR THAT you could have driven just a few miles in to Carrigaline, and stayed at the very plush Carrigaline Court Hotel which is where I will be tomorrow … nice pool, sauna, restaurant, WIFI … etc. I hope a 1000 of you read this and choose not to stay, until they provide us more than a glorified prison cell for the evening. Travelodge Cork is simply a lazy choice, take it and pay, and be miserable.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Travelodge Cork Hotel is just 1 mile from Cork Airport and a 5 minute drive to Cork City, the southern Capital of Ireland. Travelodge is an ideal base for visiting Cork City, Kinsale, West Cork, Beara Peninsula, Kenmare, Killarney or the Ring of Kerry. Local shops and services are available close by and it's only a leisurely walk to some local traditional pubs in the evening ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Travelodge Cork Airport Hotel Cork
- Travel Lodge Cork