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Cheap, basic and easy
Travelodge (Aberdeen Central)
Member Name: rockinrach08
Travelodge (Aberdeen Central)
Date: 17/05/11, updated on 22/08/13 (52 review reads)
Advantages: good location, good price, clean and basic room, good internet speeds
Disadvantages: heater was poor at heating room, food service could have been better
I've stayed at quite a few Travelodges across the country and while it is largely the same across the board this review does have a focus on the Aberdeen Central hotel of this chain. As with most of my reasons for staying at Travelodges, it was for a gig, the rooms are generally good quality and cheap.
-- Location --
The hotel is situated very centrally in Aberdeen and from the train station, it takes about five to ten minutes to walk it. It is very easy to find (even for me who could get lost in her own home). As well as being near to the train station you have shops at your door step, places to eat and great transport links to throughout the city through the many bus stops.
-- The room --
The room, as with all Travelodge rooms, was basic. But it has everything you need, especially if you are only staying for the night and it is clean. We had a family room which has a double bed and a pull out sofa bed (which my friend assures me is comfortable). It also has desk area, a tv and storage area (as well as towels, bedding and linen provided). The bed was very comfortable and I got a good nights sleep. I have never had an issue with any travelodge bed. There were also no issues with the en-suite bathroom.
The tv has freeview though don't expect all the channels. It was okay for us as we didn't spend that much time in the room.
One issue we did have with the room was the heater. We were quite chilly so tried to warm up the room a little. Now its a big room and you only get one small heater to try and warm up the place. It was quite useless in actual fact. But we didn't have much longer to stay in the room.
-- Other Services: Wi-Fi, late night food and breakfast --
We had a 24hr wi-fi voucher which proved quite valuable. I was quite impressed with the speed of the internet, don't expect to be able to treat it just like the internet at home it was pretty good. A 24hr voucher cost just £10 which is a bargain compared some. If it keeps the internet speeds at that level then I'd be prepared to pay it again.
We took the hotel up on its offer of late night food being served until 'late'. We ordered a bowl of chips each when we got back after the gig (and a drink each) to take back to our room. We were told the chips would be 5 minutes but they took nearly half an hour. It wasn't great service and they completely forgot about us. A few others were complaining at the quality of service and it was by no means busy.
We also had the breakfast voucher for an 'all you can eat'. Which would be good if there was a wider selection of foods. You have your basic fried breakfast and continental breakfast options. As a vegetarian the fried option was out. But I ate as much cereal, croissants and toast as I could, washed down by a couple of mugs of Twinnings Earl Grey. Not quite sure it was worth the price ticket but it filled us up well.
-- Booking and Price --
Travelodge rooms start at £19 for a double room. You must book at least 21 days in advance to get this offer though. Booking is done through the travelodge website and it is quite an easy and straightforward process. Just search for where you want a hotel and follow on from there. A very easy process. Never had a problem with a booking before.
-- Overall --
I would definitely recommend it if you are needing a cheap place to stay in Aberdeen. It is basic but it has everything you really need. Its clean and comfortable. Perhaps leave out the breakfast option, you could probably find cheaper options elsewhere.
Summary: Would recommend this hotel.
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