Travelodge Aberdeen Central
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... br> speaking of, when I got back, they let me have a snack (kind of) before we took off for a quickie walk (felt guilty about leaving them) and a play session in the yard. i think we'll hit up the north side this evening barring these nasty looking clouds don't let loose.
do you know what I find disturbing? noting a pile this morning to pick up later and it's no longer there when I come back with the shovel. which run and tug had the snack?
... so that won't be happening again.
been walking/ pulled along (spotty) quite a bit but yesterday was toned down due to rain. today we made up for it with a bit more exercise. started with a trip down to the river for some splash and dash. the dogs splashed than dashed. they come back but God it can be freaky when you can't see them. I think it's b/c they out number me three to one. but who can leave one behind when off walking? it seems ...
... Footdee area near the mouth of the river where fisherman once had a settlement. The 850 year old lighthouse from 1150AD was spectacular. Nev's cold was bad so we went to a medical centre and then the A and E department of the hospital to get him checked out. It was busy due to a local holiday so he had to make an appointment for 9.40 pm. We had tea with Roly and Joyce and talked sociology with Joyce as Roly went to his computer LINUX nerds ...
... meal! It was sooooo yummy! We then headed to church. Sara taught Daisha sheets class because he was in the states and I hung out with the older kids talking about their upcoming trip. After church I headed with billy to the football pitch and enjoyed a great football game! It was a close enjoyable match! But when I got home I was exhausted and went to ...
... after a lovely quiet few days with mah besties and lots of avocado. (yeah I am kinda addicted to peas and avocados. My fave is avocado and chicken and cucumber on toast with mayo and pepper....makes up for my new found like-come-love of miniature caramel waffles...which I am holding to a very stern limit!) I am looking forward to another very relaxing week full of reading, cleaning up people other than me, and sleep...and organising my Tax and my trip.
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Good Hotel If On Supersaver Rate
Well me and my girlfriend have stayed here nice twice.. and have found it to be a nice enough hotel.
its right in the centre of union street.. so pefect for shopping and going out.
The room is of good size for 2 people. Just your run of the mill travelodge. Basically good cleanliness.. reasonably modern look and easy to check in
I would add though that its more worth the stay if you get the cheap 26 quid a night deal .... id be reluctant to pay 46 pound a night.. as there are a few other hotels on offer for near that price that are off higher quality
Overall Good stay :)
The worst place I have stayed in, in my life!!!
To start the room stank of smoke (a family non-smoking room), The room was filthy, the windows looked like they had not been cleaned in months (we had to wipe them with toilet paper just to see out), The door had been punched in one side (huge hole) and kicked on the other(another huge hole)!
The bed looked like it had been slept in, It comprised of a fitted sheet and a smelly duvet cover which honestly was as if it was weeks old (not been changed).
When we complained to management we were given a can of air freshener and told there were no more rooms! Good luck to any one who stays her!!
No Frills Travelodge
Travelodges!!! As cheap as they may seem they are not worth it unless you want one night and are going out so only need somewhere to kip. They are more "no frills" than easyjet!
Ive paid £60 per night to stay in Travelodge (Aberdeen,side of Union St), there is no channel 5, tiny bar of soap, no phone access to reception as they expect you to keep going down to them,one toilet roll!!,takes 10 mins to switch taps off as they are that knackered and view is a brick wall, not even a soddin biscuit with your tea and coffee!
No frills is ok when you are paying £20 not £60! Its £25 in an average bed and breakfast and I assure you that would be money better spent!
On the plus side, the bed is really comfy and you get extra pillows but that is the only nice thing I can say about the place.
So next time your thinkin of booking a Travelodge, unless its the only option in that area at a reasonable price try somewhere else!
Oh and one last thing, they don't even do mayonnaise!! What's that all about and what am I supposed to eat on my chips!!
The hotel is situated in the heart of Aberdeen. Apart from this fact it has nothing going for it.
The double glazing units are of very poor quality and the rooms are very noisy.
The hotel was previously a department store and has no regulated heating or ventilation system (HVAC)in any of the rooms. This in effect means if it is to hot in the room the only option you have is to open the window and it becomes very noisy indeed from the traffic below. The only method of heating the room is a small electric heater attached to the wall.
The hotel itself is very gruby. In the room I stayed in the toilet bowl and sink were cracked.Breakfast is extra and very basic.
The staff were helpfull and you got the feeling they are very used to the comments about the noise in the rooms and the lack of a ventilation system.
I am glad I only had one night there and would not comtemplate staying in this hotel ever again.
Aberdeen Budgies... too noisy!
The noise of the Aberdeen Seagulls is reknown. So why have ill fitting windows which won't close? I had a limited amount of sleep for my stay. There was no remote for the TV and the bath took 10 mins to empty. The rooms are getting tidier but the whole place needs a refit. The smell in the lifts and the corridors are bad, though the room itself was ok.
Stayed at the Bridge St. Travelodge for 3 nights in August. Family room for 4 cost £210 which seemed reasonable. Room overlooked Union St which meant lots of rowdy drunks till 1 - 2 in the mornings. Room looked shabby and run down. No sockets by the bedside. Hot and cold taps which didn't turn off fully. Filthy windows covered in seagull droppings. Had to ask for towels to be changed daily. Insufficient supplies of coffee, milk. Staff were extremely friendly, which helped matters. A great location for nearby hotels, bars, shops and eateries. If you are content with basic, barrack block style accommodation, this is for you.
Very very basic - a bit run down
I stayed here for one night in May. I thought it was a bit dodge when I entered the building. You enter a hallway and have to get the lift up to reception. Staff are friendly. I didn't check out the food etc so can comment on that. The double room was large but seemed a bit run down or needed a bit of updating. As I was only staying for a night I travelled light and didn't take any shampoo/shower gel with me as I thought this would be supplied but it was'nt (only a small bar of soap!) so I had to go out and buy a few bits! We were given a room at the back of the hotel because we were told it is noisy at the front so I least we were looked after there. This hotel is located on Union St so you are right in the heart of everything which is good. I'd reccommend this hotel if you are not fussy at all. We paid £60 for a double room which did not include breakfast. I would stay here again if I couldn't get another hotel in the centre. I would recommend the Holiday Inn Express on Chapel St which is a lot better, brighter and more modern with all mod cons etc. We got a double room there for £49 which also included breakfast!
Perfect Central Base for a night out in Aberdeen
I think the Travelodge is a great base for a night out. I live in London and come up frequently to have a night out with friends. Check in is very simple - hand over your card and sign - done! Rooms clean and tidy - en suite has soap but no other products. There were loads of towels and 2 plastic cups wrapped for hygiene. There was coffee and tea facilities with china mugs. The bed was very comfy and there were extra pillows in the wardrobe if you needed them. The bath is not very deep so no chance of a real soak but that's not really what you go to a Travelodge for is it? The TV had satellite channels and also radio stations which is great for listening to music while getting ready. The phone takes credit cards which gets rid of the need for any time wasted on check out. The bar opens at 6pm and as far as I can see, will serve you drink any time you like from then onwards. The door is locked late at night so you must ring the bell and let them know which room number you are in and what your surname is. The door is next to the side entrance for the Trinity Centre so optimum place for shopping! There were plenty of sockets for phone chargers etc. and a really large mirror and table for putting on make-up. I did not personally find it noisy and I was there on a Saturday night but I would imagine if you are there for a quiet break to go elsewhere such as the Marcliffe at Pitfodels or Norwood Hall hotel. If you want a no hassle base for a night out central to bars and shops and easy check-out then this is the hotel for you. There is a soft drinks vending machine in the hall and a restaurant serving evening meals from 6. They do an all you can eat buffet breakfast for about 6 pounds too but that is your choice and you pay for it separately. What I personally do is once I have checked in, I head down to Marks and Spencers, buy a bottle of Champagne, some orange juice, some crisps and a chicken pasta salad and get a plastic fork to go with it. I then drink the Champagne while getting ready, go out and when I come back, I drink the orange juice and have the crisps and salad - top way to spend an evening when you get the munchies. No need to queue at the nasty pizza place across the road.
I stayed here for one night and was kept awake into the wee small hours by
1: the noise from Union Street. Traffic noise, drunk people and the noise from the traffic lights beeping when the green man is on (!).
2: drunk people stumbling down the corridor and banging on my room door several times during the night.
3: the phone in the room ringing randomly during the night.
I was there for a night out and went to bed at two or three in the morning and was still kept awake for hours by the above.
The next day, there was sick down the corridor outside our room.
We couldn't get out of there fast enough and would NEVER go back. Not worth the hassle!
NOISE, NOISE NOISE!!!
I stayed one night at this travel lodge and got NO SLEEP AT ALL. I moved rooms three times but could still here the noise from Union Street. The rooms are in need of a makeover and the furniture is shabby ( one of the rooms even had a broken chair in it - how safe is that!). The elevator smelt of vomit and urine. I would never recommend this travel lodge to anyone.