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Brilliant Stop Over Hotel
Member Name: lyndsey1989
Advantages: Cheap, clean, modern
Disadvantages: None really
We stayed here last weekend. We were looking for somewhere to stay that was relatively close to Alton Towers but not too expensive. We paid £38.00 for two nights here which we felt was a bargain, it is a 30 minute drive from Alton Towers so not too bad.
Newcastle-under-Lyme Travelodge has a central location, because of this the website does warn that you may experience some exterior noise during your stay (it is right on a dual carriageway).
When we arrived we found the place easy to find, we programmed the sat nav to the postcode and it said it had reached our destination before we actually had but we just went straight over the next roundabout and it was easy to see.
There was plenty of parking, we didn't arrive until about 10:30 at night so we were a bit worried about getting a space but the car park was only about half full. The car park is also shared with a Lidl's supermarket.
We were quite surprised when we went into the Travelodge as reception was on the first floor, therefore we had to get a lift up. Reception was well signposted and easy to find. Check in was simple, the girl told us how to get to our room and gave us our card. She also offered us breakfast at £7.50 per person but we didn't want this.
Getting into our room was easy, we had booked a family room and this was very nice and clean. The Travelodge only opened this summer so everything was quite new and fresh. One problem we did have was the duvet covers, one of them had a hole in so we asked for another and this was sorted out quickly and efficiently with no problems.
The family room consists of a double bed, a sofa and a pull out bed. We had a 12 year old and a 10 year old with us. The 10 year old always sleeps on the pull out but this is quite small so give it a couple of years and I really don't think she will be able to fit on it! There was no wardrobe but there was a space to hang clothes, there was also a small desk with tea and coffee making facilities on. There was a small flat screen tv fixed to the wall and the place looked very modern.
The bathroom was modern and clean, there was a bath and shower and it had a funky red brick tile design on the wall which the kids thought was cool. There was no lock on the bathroom door though which was a bit annoying over the course of the weekend!
Then with it being quite late I wanted to get the kids to bed ready for the next day. My partner decided he would like a beer from the bar so he went down to get one. One problem we had here was that the door card must be inserted in order for the room to have electric, therefore he couldn't take it with him as we would be sat in the dark but then he couldn't get back into the third floor either! Therefore he had to send a text when he was coming back up for someone to let him in - something that was quite annoying. He paid £4.10 for a pint of Magners so prices here are high.
We then all settled down for some sleep. My first night here was not good - just as I was finally drifting off at about 2am the people next door came in and started making a load of noise! However, I did finally get to sleep about 4 and slept through until 7. There is a blackout blind in the room which I found to be great and the noise outside isn't too bad. As you can tell I am a very light sleeper and we were facing out onto the road but the noise wasn't loud enough to keep me awake.
We were up and out early the next morning and did not return until around 9:30. When we got to the third floor the key card wouldn't open the door, a quick visit to reception sorted this and we were soon in the room. The second night I had a much better nights sleep!
Again we were up and out early, there was nobody to hand our key card to on the way out so I just left it on the desk - I haven't heard anything so they must have got it!
I would certainly visit this Travelodge again, for the price we paid (£38.00 for 2 adults and 2 kids for 2 nights) it was an absolute bargain. It was clean and just what we were after. We only wanted the Travelodge for sleeping in and it was perfect for this. The staff we did come into contact to were polite and friendly so thumbs up!
For more details:
Travelodge Newcastle-under-Lyme Central Hotel
Newcastle Under Lyme
Tel: 0871 984 6446
Fax: 01782 629889
Thanks for reading my review
Summary: Great for a stop over
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