Myself and my two daughters stayed in this Travelodge on the night of 26th September as we had to catch an early flight from Birmingham airport and I found it did the job very well.
The young lady on Reception was very helpful when I checked in. The Reception Area is clean and welcoming and there is a large bar and restaurant area.
The room was extremely clean, comfortable and a decent size. There are tea and coffee making facilities in the room and we had an view of the airport runway. There is a bath and shower, plenty of towels but like most Travelodges, just a small bar of soap so you have to ask for extra toiletries, probably at a charge, I don't know. There is also a TV mounted on the wall with a decent number of channels.
Food and drink
We preordered dinner during our stay. The food was fine, similar to what you might get in Wetherspoons but we were hungry after travelling and it did the job. You pay £9.95 for two courses and a drink. The big complaint that I have is that it took a long time for our second course to arrive, after our first course plates were cleared (over an hour) and we had to remind staff twice about this! We got so fed up of waiting that we were about to leave when it arrived. This was not great as we had to check out of the hotel at 3am to get a flight so needed to get to bed. I felt that we very much got forgotten, staff that we reminded were too busy chatting behind the bar and the restaurant was not even that busy at the time. They stopped serving dinner at 10pm. There is a bar in the hotel, staff there were very friendly and you can take wine or drinks up to your room. I am not sure about the concept of Room Service here but I would suspect as it is a Travelodge and not a five star hotel you would have to carry things yourself back to your room, as I did with our bottle of wine.
Transfer to the airport
The Travelodge is definitely not within walking distance to the airport. I got a taxi from Birmingham International train station which cost £7. However, the transfer to the airport I found was handled very efficiently by the hotel. I prebooked a taxi when I checked in for 3am. They advised me this would cost £6, which it did. When we checked out the taxi was there waiting and he even had our room number as reference, so I felt the whole process there was very slick. I would advise prebooking when you check in. There are no problems getting transport to the airport but no shuttle bus.
This is good enough for a stay before a flight, it was cheap but very good to be honest. I just felt some of the restaurant staff could have been a bit more efficient. The room is clean and comfortable and Reception staff helped a lot. I would recommend it as an airport stay.
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