“ Address: Anchor Road / A4 / Bristol / Avon / BS1 5TT / United Kingdom / Tel: 0871 984 6223 „
Bristol central Date of stay: 3rd September 2009 Number of nights: 1 Number of guests: 2 Cost: £29.99 Reason for stay: We were seeing Dave Gorman at Colston hall in Bristol. We needed a hotel that was central, with parking facilities. Location: The hotel is situated on Anchor Road which is a very busy road in Bristol. However the hotel is within walking distance of Bristol town centre, hippodrome, Colston hall and all of the pubs/clubs. Parking: When i booked the hotel on the website is stated that 24 hours parking was £6. When we arrived this had been changed to £7.50. Yes it was my fault for not checking the website again before we left. But i was annoyed that they now state 24 hours is actually 3pm untill 12 noon the next day! How is that 24 hours exactly? What a rip off! Originally we were going to arrive at 3pm and thought we could spend the next day in Bristol as we would have parking until 3pm but no we only had it until 12 noon. Helpful... The parking is underground and very secure. There are 2 machines to buy your ticket from, make sure you bring the right money as it doesn't take notes or give change. You can however ring and pay by credit card too. Reception: We were greeted by a bit of a miserable Blonde woman. She looked like there was somewhere else she would definitely much rather be. She gave us our key card, asked if we wanted breakfast and sent us on our way! Not the most pleasant of greetings i have to say. The reception area was very clean, with a few overpriced vending machines, a wifi computer and a few sofas. There are 2 lifts to all floors. Behind the reception desk there is a bar. The room: We have stayed in loads of travelodge hotels in the past and i have to say the room in Bristol was the smallest we have ever come across. It was very claustrophobic and we barely had room to move around the bed. There was a small amount of hanging space with 1 hanger (very helpful), a tiny dressing table and chair and a flat screen tv with remote control. The bed was very uncomfortable, i felt like i was sleeping on the floor and the duvet was so thin we were freezing at night. The thing that annoyed me was there was no nets at the window which is unusual. We were only on the first floor and everyone could see into our room from neighbouring buildings and the people on the street. So if we wanted some privacy we had to use the black out curtains which made it even more claustrophobic The bathroom had a shower (no bath), toilet and sink. It was clean and well equipped. I cant moan about not having a bath because i never use baths in hotels anyway but it may annoy others who enjoy a long soak. The room had the usual kettle, sticky mugs and some tea/coffee etc. Generally the room was clean enough just tiny! Check out: No one was around, we put our key card in the pot and away we went. Other facilities: We didn't use any other facilities but they do offer wifi which i think is over priced. There was a bar offering breakfast (£7.50 eat as much as you like) and basic evening food. We didn't use the bar but we did walk through it and it seemed clean and comfortable. My overall opinion: The hotel is in a good central location and is fine for visiting Bristol. But if you like a hotel with a few home comforts and friendly staff this hotel probably isn't for you. If we visit Bristol again we would probably look elsewhere but for the price, travelodge is so hard to beat.