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Old Trafford Lodge
Ranked #11 of 16 Hotels in Trafford
Lincolnshire
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166 reviews
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Reviewed 27 June 2014

This was our umpteenth stay at the Old Trafford Lodge over many years. For cricket lovers, it is its location that is its main selling point. Right on the cricket ground itself and with half its rooms overlooking the playing area, it is the ideal place to watch a match. All the rooms at the back (those facing the ground) have private balconies with a table and several chairs for half a dozen or so spectators. Guests can invite visitors to watch from their balcony provided that the guests have purchased entry tickets to Lancashire County Cricket Club.

The rooms, either double or twin, are a comfortable size with en-suite hand basin, a WC and a shower, a flat-screen TV and tea/coffee making facilities. There is no air-conditioning so be aware that your room can get stuffy. Breakfast is taken in an extended bar area on the ground floor next to Reception. It is an adequate continental meal with tea or coffee, a variety of cereals, small cakes, bread for toast making, rolls, jams & marmalade, fruit, etc. The bread rolls on offer during our most recent visit were as tough as old boots! They looked appetising but were not the nice freshly-baked crusty variety that we were expecting.

This same area can be used by guests in the evening for their takeaway meals. Plates and cutlery are all there for the use of diners. A variety of takeaway menus are on a rack in the reception area. Just choose what type of meal you fancy and ring your order through. Wait in reception on one of the comfortable settees for your order to arrive and hey-presto! Salford Quays is not too far away and there are also some nice restaurants in that area.

There was a problem with car parking on our most recent visit. Half of the large car park at LCCC had been cordoned off with metal barriers for some unexplained reason. This was the half immediately in front of The Lodge. Arriving at 2.00pm on the Sunday, we circled the remaining parking area to eventually find the last empty space. It was some distance from the entrance to The Lodge so we had to haul our luggage quite a long way. Luckily it was a fine day. If it had been raining, the distance would have been more of a problem.

LCCC has now introduced parking ticket machines at the entrance to the Cricket Club. Guests must press a button on the machine and take a ticket. This has to be validated at Reception in The Lodge otherwise you will have to pay to park your car. It is a bit of a hassle if you want to go out before breakfast to buy a newspaper and then return within a few minutes.

The metal barriers were removed at lunchtime on our second day at The Lodge. This opened up far more parking spaces for guests so no more long walks dragging luggage.

The rooms now need a little attention because they are starting to look tired. The patio doors in our room would not lock so I did report this to Reception on our first evening there. Nothing was done about it before we checked out on the Wednesday. Some fresh paint and new curtains would make a difference, too.

The Lodge is an ideal location when watching cricket at Old Trafford. We will certainly return sometime in the future.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 June 2014

This was our first visit to the old Trafford lodge, my wife is an ardent cricket fan so this was an ideal day out.
On arrival the lodge looks quite impressive and checking in was a breeze, the reception staff were both helpful and very pleasant, the bar area is only very small and although it wasn't very busy when we arrived would imagine seating would be at a premium when busy. The bar staff again were very helpful and pleasant.
As has been said by other reviewers the rooms are a little tired but are clean and we were here to watch the cricket so didn't have any room issues.
Our room was number 25 on the first floor and from the balcony we had a perfect view of the whole ground, but would warn any travellers to check their room does have a good view as some of the balconies were restricted viewing.
When booking an executive room you also get match day tickets so can take advantage of the entertainment and seating within the ground.
Overall a great cricketing day out and something we would definitely do again.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 June 2014

on arrival parking and entrance is quite impressive. Reception is small and wasnt the most helpful when we arrived which was around 8pm, no real restaurant just a bar offering snacks or pizza, we did have a room facing the cricket ground with a balcony which was impressive, however the room itself was quite dated, the wifi didnt work very well. The shower in my room didnt work at all not hot water what so ever, when I spoke to the receptionist in the morning they did offer to let me try another room to shower, however had already had a cold on and was ready for work. No offer of a refund or discount. Breakfast was also very limited and there isnt much space. I wouldnt recommend this hotel if planning on spending any time in the room or hotel, for us like I said we turned up after 8pm and was out again by 8am so ideal for just sleeping.

Room Tip: Ask for a room facing the cricket pitch, the car park and main road at the front are not the best...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Bristol
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Reviewed 3 June 2014

Negative Points
Debit card left in suitcase - details stolen and used! Manager unconcerned and unapologetic.
Cricket ground being updated so lots of noise/dust from the work under taken
Make sure you ask for a view of the cricket ground not the car park
Rooms need updating and deep cleaning.
TV remote controls did not work
Some Plus points
Comfortable & Spacious rooms
Nice breakfast laid on
Secured car park
Handy location for metro link tram to take you into the centre

Room Tip: Get a room with view of cricket ground not facing the car park and noisy road.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 June 2014 via mobile

The handle for the balcony was loose, the glass for the shower was loose and coming away from the seal in addition to the shower popping open. I reported this to a member of staff when I arrived who said OK. The next morning I was asked "how was my stay" I informed them that my sleep was disturbed by others in the corridor and also due to hard pillows and bed, the state of the room and the issues I previously reported and the reply was "OK" there was no apology. I paid for the executive suite but it was basic and not worth the extra money.

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bridlington
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Reviewed 30 May 2014

Quite possibly the best continental breakfast buffet out there and the staff did everything to make sure you enjoy it .the sliced ham and cheese were excellent along with fresh basket of breads and real ground coffee Good hotel no complaints at all. Quality towels and toiletries comfy deep mattresses flat screen TV and hospitality tray

  • Stayed May 2014
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Stayed here last year in April or May for a football match at Old Trafford and the location is perfect. Not a far walk at all. Hotel room was clean and comfortable. We had a view of the cricket ground which was lovely. Bar is great and you can order a takeaway and eat it in the seating area. Breakfast was ok, just what you needed really. Would stay here again when visiting Manchester.

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Additional Information about Old Trafford Lodge

Property: Old Trafford Lodge
Address: LCCC Talbot Road | (at Lancashire County Cricket Club), Trafford M16 0PX, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Greater Manchester > Trafford
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Trafford
#5 Family Hotel in Trafford
#5 Romantic Hotel in Trafford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Old Trafford Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 68
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Old Trafford Lodge in ideally located in the Lancashire County Cricket Club, with the Metro link providing easy access to the City centre and the Salford Quays. With 36 Executive bedrooms overlooking the famous Old Trafford pitch, where else can you relax on your own balcony at the end of your working day and enjoy the unique experience of watching County Cricket from your bedroom window? ... more   less 
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