“ Address: A303 Podimore / Podimore Services / Yeovil / Somerset / BA22 8JG / England / Tel: 0871 984 6059 „
For me Travelodge means basic but acceptable accommodation at a low price, and this is what we got at Travelodge Podimore.
We spent two nights in a clean Room 14 with two children. The spacious double bed had been made, but we had to make the children's beds ourselves. (The duvets were already in the covers which made this quick and easy.) There was a reasonable amount of storage space, all on open shelves.
Some oddities about the room: (1) though coffee and the works were provided, there was no kettle! (2) The TV worked fine, no cable, just the standard channels; but there was no remote. (3) The sofa bed was comfortable, but the infant pull-out bed was hard and did not offer an easy night's sleep. (4) It was next to a boiler room: there were pumping noises which might disturb some people's sleep.
The bathroom, like the room itself, was clean. The bath itself is not a large one but there was plenty of fast-flowing hot water.
The bedmaking and tidying service during the day was of a good standard.
This Travelodge has no restaurant and therefore does not provide breakfast; this is because there is a Little Chef on the same site, together with a Burger King and a filling station with shop. None of these offered very good value, and it is worth considering whether what is saved on the price of accommodation is partly lost on expensive breakfasts. There are vending machines in the hotel lobby - again, not cheap.
The Travelodge is easily accessible, being just off the roundabout where the A303 and the A37 meet. However, it is a bit misleading that it calls itself 'Yeovil Podimore' - it is quite a drive from Yeovil. If using a satnav, keep a lookout: our satnav took us into the village of Podimore half a mile further on.