Travelodge Manchester Central
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TravelPod Member ReviewsTravelodge Manchester Central
Have to love a Travelodge. You can stay pretty much anywhere and know what you will be getting before you walk in the door. We had a family room this visit. One king sized bed, two roll-aways. Freshly laundered sheets, a heater, kettle, some mugs and instant coffee, tea bags and individual sachets of milk. One pillow / one towel per person.. No frills, but a good price.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Travelodge Manchester Central
We stayed here between Christmas and New Year as travelodge were offering rooms for £10 per night.
Overall we enjoyed the experience and are thinking of planning another trip back to Manchester.
The hotel is perfectly situated, 10 minutes walk from the main shopping centre in Manchester (you have to go on the big wheel!) and lots of good resaurants only 5 minutes walk away. However it's far enough from the main streets for there to be no noise.
The room we had was basic and you could tell it was an older travelodge however unlike some in the travelodge chain it was spotlessly clean. The shower has to be the best shower I've experienced, anywhere! Make a change from the usual travelodge 2 drips a minute..
The car park is underneath the hotel and has quite a few spaces but given the size of the hotel it fills up very quickly. It's also impossibly tight, it required a 3-point turn to just get around a corner, never mind get into a space, and my car is tiny. Thankfully parking is free. There is also an NCP about 2 minutes walk away.
My only gripe is that they didn't deliver breakfast bags after 7.30am which meant answering the door then going back to sleep!
Overall an excellent trip and I will definitely be back.
What more could you ask for? Bang in the middle of the city, cheap room (£45 family) with lots of space, and very helpful staff... even following us to the room to show us how to use the tv ! ...
Great place to stay if you fancy a night in Manchester - it is basic, but after a night out, all you really need is a clean place to sleep it off... this fits the bill perfectly.
Check in early..or your room is gone!
We had booked a room some five weeks before our stay on the Travelodge web site. The room was reserved using a credit card. However, when we arrived at 8pm the reception was busy and we were running late for a party. We decided that we would check in later as we had already paid for the room. On checking in we were told that there were no rooms left. I pointed out that we had already paid and the receptionist said they had oversold 15 rooms for that night.(other guests were arriving anfd were told the same thing). After 90 mins we got into our room..which had suddenly become available.. the other guests who were knocked back were offered refunds or taxis to other hotels. I felt sorry for the reception staff who were put into an impossible position by their company overbooking the hotel and they should be congratulated for their diplomatic skills.
The room was ok as this is a budget hotel..but bring your own toiletries.
I just hope that the overbooking policy is not standard throughout the Travelodge chain...I will take extreme care before I risk booking another room.
Manchester Central Travelodge Much Improved
I stayed in the Manchester Central Travelodge last night, with my husband & 2 teenage sons. It is definately much improved, since the last time I stayed there 12 months ago. It has been refurbished & the reception/bar area is now bright, clean & spacious. There were 3 receptionists, who were fast & pleasant in dealing with a long queue of guests checking in. - Rather than one, understandable, harrassed young girl, last year. The room was large and spacious. Last year, the room I stayed in was badly in need of an upgrade, especially in the bathroom, where the grouting was very grimey - but very clean this time. Please be aware that Manchester is an extremely vibrant, dinamic city & the downside of this is that there is no respite from the noise of traffic from any of the city centre hotels. Weigh this up, however, from the fact that this hotel is minutes away from the best shopping in Europe, the coolest bars, including the "Living Room" & a great Italian Restaurant next door but one, & this hotel is an excellent choice. This was enhanced only by the fact that I only paid £26 for a family room.
My experience with the travel lodge was not pleasant.
Its pretty basic but i guess thats why it's so cheap.
The staff there are horrible! Especially one woman who gave us the 3rd degree when we asked for more pillows, accusing us of having other people in our room, more than allocated.
Horrible. Don't go there.
I didn't expect much, but it still let me down!
I stayed for one night at the Travelodge, Blackfriars Street, Deansgate. The first issue was that I went to book it at 14.55 and was told that I had to wait until 15.00. Myself and about 30 other guests were crammed into the very hot reception, standing, waiting until it hit 15.00 exactly and booked us in. This 'jobsworth' attitude did not start the day well.
The excuse was that they'd not had the keys back from the housekeeper, however they use swipe cards and set them for the room at booking in time.
We made our way up to the 6th floor (one of the two lifts were out of order) to find that we couldn't get into our room as the key wasn't working. We trecked back down again, had an apology and given the same keys, but re-swiped while the chap said they were new (not true). They didn't work again when we went back up.
Finally someone agreed to come up with us, but their attitude was very patronising "You Put the card in the door like this" (puts in card) "And take it out like this and ooh look!......ah....it's not working"
I did point out to him that believe it or not, I have used swipe keys before. Finally they sorted out a new room, but by now it was over 3/4 hours after we'd first arrived. We went out in the afternoon and came back to find the keys not working again and then we had them changed twice more as well. Not very good.
In total it took one room change and 6 sets of keys before we actually could get in and out of our own hotel room and plenty of time wasted.
The rooms are more basic than I expected with stains on the Sofa-Bed (nice) threadbare greyish towels and you even have to pay £6 up front if you want to watch even Terrestrial TV!!!!
My advice? Don't bother. The staff are rude and the amenities are non-existent. I didn't expect much as it was a budget hotel, but even so I didn't expect it to be that bad!
Get what you pay for!
I was not happy with this hotel at all. First they did not supply any soap, face cloths or tissues in the rooms. Second, the hallways in the morning were littered after the evening I guess. The lift was also dirty. The worst was the phone system. You could only use a credit card to make a call and at first it would not accept mine. The font desk told me that they have problems with America credit cards! I later got accepted only to find that my pre- paid phone card was not a free call. You could only buy full meals at the hotel, no just a coffee or a snack and everything was pay ahead. I can now see why. I only see 3 reviews on this board and they are good reviews I wonder if mine will be posted? As speaking to people at the Hotel there were a lot of unsatisfied customers.
Barbara, in the USA.
Not bad for price
I stayed at this Manchester central Travelodge on two occasions in June 2005. The first I stayed for one night and had a 25 pounds room deal I found online. Two friends also had the same deal, stayed in seperate rooms, and the interesting thing was, we each had a noticebale fault in our rooms. For me, the bathroom would not close, for my friend the shaver was broken and the radiator failed to work in my other friends room. So, I think that any rooms they give out for this price will have some kind of fault. That is fine though if you are willing to have the cheaper price in return. We had breakfast the next morning and it was terrible -nothing like as shown in the breakfast brochure (for example, it showed fried eggs, yet only scrambled eggs were on offer, and it was all badly cooked).
My next visit a week later we paid full price for a room and it was much better. The only downside for me is that I wish these hotels would provide a hairdryer. That night, we ate in the restaurant and it was even more awful than the breakfast. There was one guy working both the bar and serving food -and everyone's orders were mixed up. At one point the chef came out to each table to check the orders. One man had ordered a burger, yet something else comepetely different was delivered to him after waiting 45 mins. I would never eat at this place again! We also had wrong food brought to our table that was badly cooked. Otherwise I will always stay at this hotel for Manchester when I visit as it's affordable for me, and has a great location. I would be dubious about using the restaurant though!
Basic but cheap
OK, so for ten pounds a night, you don't expect much (a truly amazing internet special offer price - even the receptionist was surprised). The location's good, if you want to be in the centre of Manchester. The hotel itself is utterly charmless; our room was large and basic, albeit not quite as clean as it might have been (stained cover on the sofa).
Gotta love Britain. This place is reasobale value until the negative sides kick in. You can't check in until 3pm - no negotiation and then they charge £2 to leave a suitcase there until the room is 'ready'. And this is at 1pm. Plus the charge 25p per minute for INCOMING calls. Genius. The world's most complicated system to make outgoing calls as well. The rooms are characterless but very clean and the location is central but a good 15 minute walk from either Victoria Station or Picadilly.
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Another early start today (when is it not?)
We repacked the van, and then left it in the Travelodge car-park while we walked past the canals - who knew Manchester had canals. They don't rival Venice in any way, but I suppose people must like to walk past them when its summertime...it took us about 30 minutes to walk to Granada Studios for …
as soon as i got to Manchester i quickly just chuck my bags in the room and left straight away no time to lose in Manchester because this place i was so excited about because i just wanted to meet new people here because i love there accent here so i jumped on my phone and looked up some pubs/clubs to meet some new people and i found a place called Revolucion De Cuba its a huge flagship branch of the Mancunian rum bar/club that's chained boats,live music ...
... to be allowed to visit the engine shed with lots of pits to fall down and trip hazards. And lots of engines in seriously large bits. Good job I have my iPad filled with heaps of books!! We have booked into a little cottage in the village of Tideswell in the Peak District. We plan on doing lots of day trips from this fairly central spot. On the agenda (I believe) are railways and trains ... There were already a few 'whoops' of delight from the drivers seat as we passed various ...
We started off the day with another great English breakfast. What is great is that every place has a lot of veggie options so eggs, veggie sausage, grilled tomatoes and beans. Yum. Then we walked over to Harvard House which Harvard University now owns. No real connection to Shakespeare other than that the house is from that era and his parents and the owners of this house were friends. Then we well ...
... The final flight of an historic cold war supersonic British Vulcan bomber happened to occur during our lunch as the cherry on top.
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