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cheap no frills hotel
Travelodge Stoke Talke
Member Name: samm65
Travelodge Stoke Talke
Stayed here for 2 nights over the October half term, got a cheap offer for £19 a night.
We chose this one as it was near both Trentham and Alton Towers, both of which we were planning to visit.
This Travelodge is simple to find, you come off junction 16 on the M6, travel onto the A500 towards Stoke and take the 2nd turning onto the A34 towards Newcastle and its just there with a Little Chef also on the site, so really easy to spot and no problems accessing it so great from that point of view.
The hotel itself needs a good vacuum! I even commented each time i walked through reception that it needed one but we never saw any signs that anyone vacuumed here.
On saying that however our room was surprisingly clean and tidy and the bathroom spotless. There were some musty smells walking through one end of the corridoor but we only went that way once and never noticed it anywhere else nor was in musty in our room.
The room was your general Travelodge, double bed, sofa bed with pull out, chair, desk/dressing table, tea and coffee making facilities and a tv.
It was a reasonable base for Alton Towers, we left early to get there for opening and it took about 40 minutes without rushing or anything so a reasonably easy drive. I would be tempted to a closer Travelodge or something if going solely for Alton Towers however, maybe something in Uttoxeter but as we were going to Trentham Monkey Forest this was ideal for both places.
We didnt eat in the hotel and had breakfast at Alton Towers the first morning and at the Little Chef the second morning.
The hotel has parking spaces but there is a charge for this after the first 2 hwhich are free. the charge is £3 for 24 hours so not so bad unless you have a Blue Badge then they have limited spaces which are free.
The hotel offers early check in and late check out but they charge £10 for that, when we checked in it was 2pm - Check in is at 3. We asked if our room was ready we were told it would be ready at 3 but if we paid £10 it was ready now...needless to say we declined and went and found a nice place for lunch instead.
The staff were pleasant and helpful and offered advice on local places to eat and also information about the Outlet Mall nearby.
Overall not the best Travelodge but reasonable and we would go back on a cheap deal.
THIS REVIEW WAS PREVIOUSLY POSTED BY MYSELF ON QYPE UNDER THE NAME SUNLINESAM
Summary: good location for a cheap getaway
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