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Days out? - Days Inn!
Days Inn Hotel (Warwick)
Member Name: lisajo
Days Inn Hotel (Warwick)
Advantages: Good price, comfortable, welcoming and friendly with good surrounding facilities and road links
Days Inn are an International brand, with hotels all over the world from Venzuela to Pakistan to Kuwait.
I recently stayed at the Days Inn at Warwick, M40, both the southbound and northbound. One night at the south bound on the way to our destination and then a week later at the northbound hotel.
This review will cover both the southbound and the northbound hotels, which I must say were EXACTLY the same.
~ SITUATION AND LOCAL AMENITIES~
Both situated between Junctions 12 and 13 of the M40, Warwick, Warwickshire. They are located at the Welcome Break Service Area and are tucked away behind the fuel station and the Welcome Break, which houses a Cafe Primo coffee shop, a Burger King, KFC and a WHSmiths that I noticed.
~ HOTEL FACILITIES ~
Days Inn boast great facilities for both the family customer and the business sector, with Broadbrand WiFi and meeting rooms available, housetrained pets accepted, smoking and non-smoking rooms and disabled rooms and facilties (which I have not used so can not review).
~ BOOKING & COST ~
I had booked both of our rooms on laterooms.com on the day of each stay. On that website and also on the Days Inn website is a facility for any special requests, which is where I typed in 'please supply travel cot for baby'. Sure enough the cot was there, ready and waiting for our tired little boy. I found that the cost of the room was cheaper on laterooms.com than on the Days Inns own website. For the southbound trip (a Friday) we paid £38 for a family room. For the Northbound trip (a Thursday) we paid £30 for the same sized room. Usually when booking direct with Days Inn, expect to pay upwards of £45 for a family room.
~ OUR EXPERIENCE ~
When we arrived we where greeted, I paid for the room (after only making the reservation over the net), we were given a key card and were sent off to our room, which was on the ground floor.
The room was of a very good size, with a huge bed (King I reckon), a 4-seater sofa, work top / desk area which held the television, hairdryer and kettle with plenty of space for working if that is what you are there for. There was also a travel cot set up in one corner as requested. The bathroom was well equipped with a bath, over-bath shower toilet and bede. There were two 'pumps' in the bathroom containing hand soap and a shower gel/shampoo mix. They were a little difficult to use, very stiff!
Other little bits provided in the rooms were the usual tea, coffee, UHT milk and sugar, but as a nice added extra we also got a small packet of chocolate bourbons and a couple of sachets of hot chocolate. Mmmmm. There was also a very handy note pad and pen for our use... which we did (and still do now - lol)
There was an information leaflet in our rooms telling us about the available additional TV options (such as films, at a premium), the availabilty of extra towels and an iron at reception and about the breakfast available. We did not eat breakfast here but it was priced at £4.95 for a continental breakfast which seemed fairly good value. In the bathroom was a small notice stating that if you had forgotten any essentials such as toothbrush, toothpaste, haircomb for your stay then ask at the reception and they would be more than happy to provide these with compliments. I thought this was a nice touch.
We had a very comfortable stay (at both sides of the M40, on both occasions) and were made to feel very welcome by the helpful friendly staff. The bed was firm and very luxourious, if a little high and the extra added touches in our room were great.
We found that there was no road noise, despite being situated on a busy motorway, being set back on the complex really helped.
Check-in time is from 2pm an check out is 11am.
~ OVERALL ~
We would definitely stay at either of these hotels again and would happily 'test' any of the other locations under the Days Inn umbrella - Cayman Islands would be nice!
The rooms, facilities and whole experience was great value for money, although I would always shop around before booking directly with Days Inn.
** Days Inn also offer Wyndham Rewards, which is a reward scheme for free travel. Check out www.daysinn.com for more details.
Summary: Book through a comparison website and happy days!
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