This hotel is tucked away behind a BP garage on the A591 - Be prepared to stab the brakes on and watch for cars behind you as you make the hairpin bend into the car park! Coming from the North requires an illegal U-turn and a long wait for a suitable gap so as not to instigate a messy pile-up on this race-track of a road.
We spent 4 nights here with our 2 dogs. Firstly I think it's worth being positive about this chain's attitude to dogs. Also, the beds are gorgeous and the room was clean and modern. Now the problems...
Noise... I said NOISE!!! Yes it is convenient being close to the A591 but means having the windows closed all the time. We were lucky(?) in having pretty cool weather in June. If you had a hot day you would probably melt in these rooms (where the windows only open a crack on the 1st floor for "safety" reasons). Travelodge are too mean to put in aircon of course but will lend you a fan if you ask nicely.
KEYS which do not work... Long story short, we had both cardkeys reprogrammed several times
over the four days. One staffer admitted that the system was unreliable!
Crap TV - obviously TL policy to get as much use out of their kit as possible, thus analogue TV sets still in use long after everyone else is on Freeview or Sky... no sport, no news channels, no BBC3 or BBC4 and only 2 radio channels (both sport).
Other irritations include... no mini-fridge, no shaving light in bathroom, fierce car park lights seem to be trained on the building!
In summary then, avoid in hot weather but otherwise ok, ish.
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- Also Known As:
- Travelodge Kendal Hotel Kendal
- Travel Lodge Kendal
- Kendal Travelodge
- Kendal Travel Lodge
- Travelodge Kendal Lake District