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Cheap,cheerful and easygoing.
Travelodge (Chester Central)
Member Name: Ddraigcoch
Travelodge (Chester Central)
Advantages: Stay out as late as you want
Disadvantages: You wont feel spoilt but your pocket will be intact
Right at the heart of Chester centre is this cheap and cheerful travelodge.Nothing sparkling,but clean.
I booked this a few months ago as I have never been away with my husband on our own,since becoming parents 8 years ago.We still would normally not be able to afford it,but Money saving expert let me know there was a sale on pre booked travelodge rooms.
Great I thought,have not been to Chester in over 15 years.The charm and history of the place always make me feel at awe.
The booking was done on line and paid easily with my credit card.I recieved a confirmation email which was very reassuring.
Travelodge in Chester is fantastically positioned for the City center ,whether it be for shopping or pub crawling.They don't however have their own parking facilities which irritated me,as on going to a new place ,one does not know where there is parking availability.
However ,one phonecall to the staff at Travelodge,and they were kind enough to inform me ,there is a multistorey carpark over the road on Pepper Street.
Silly me did not think to find out how much it would cost to park all day and night.Or even if I could leave my car all night.Innitiative told me if an overnight stay travelodge said their clientel used it,then obviously that must be the case.
I still did not know the cost till I went to collect the car.It is on a paper card system,where you recieve a card on entering ,and before you drive off,take your card to a machine.It is £9.50 for upto 24 hours parking.Which is still brilliant,as you are that close to the centre,a single road infact,that no taxi fayres need paying.
On booking in,which you can not do until 3pm,which always annoys me.We were recieved by a friendly lady at reception.Explained about the card for opening our room and other doors,and that the reception is unmanned after 11pm and the card is used to get into the building after then.
There is a lift as soon as you get through the first locked door.Which is great because being pregnant,4 hours of shopping had given me a cramp,and im lazy!!!
We were on the top floor,which still was not that far away.
Entering the room,all the linen was white,and it was pure white.Bit plain,but fantastic for knowing you have spotless bedding.
The room had a self controlled airconditioning and heating system,which I found great.
A few coat hangers and a dressing table with a travelsize kettle,a few sachets of coffee,teabags,sugar and milk.A waste paper bin and a chair.Thats it for the room.They also have a flatscreen small tv with minimum channels.
All seemed well,clean room,clean shower ensuite,pokey but good.And then I noticed no promised towels.Two minutes after going to reception,husband appeared with two fluffy white towels.So some people might moan,I did not see it as the end of the world.
However,I am a grump if I dont get my sleep,and when we came back to the room,other half tipsy,me exhausted and sober.I could have screamed when the din coming from outside and the walk back made me realise we were next to the very loud music playing pubs.
I could have cried,I was just grateful I had not taken the children,they would not have slept through that.
As far as I am concerned ,you get what you pay for,and I will certainly use them again.But at least I will know to ask for a room away from the side of the building.
There is an array of shopping,pubs and cafes in the local area.Although I noticed a severe lack of Indian and Chinese restaurants,which dissapointed me.
This gets one star removed because there was a lack of warning that the evenings become very noisy.
Summary: Great clean place to put your head down after a night in the City.
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