We decided to book here as we were going to the NEC the day after and after reading reviews we decided it would be ideal.
When we got there we entered the car park and took our stuff to our room.
We were on the 4th floor, road side. The room was very minimal, which was expected for the cost.
But I did assumed there would be a couple of small complimentary toiletries.. Which there wasn't.
We then had to go to the supermarket to buy toiletries, which meant paying £2 for 20 minutes in the car park, just so that we could leave!
On returning to the room later that evening, we settled to watch TV, which was supposed to be Freeview - we only managed to get about 4 channels.
During the night, the room was so hot that I couldn't sleep, there wasn't any air conditioning so I had to settle with the window open, which meant I could hear all the passing airport traffic and the cars on the bypass outside.
It was a tough decision.. Stay awake from the heat of the room or the noise outside?
We'd paid for breakfast.. It was okay, nothing impressive. I ended up having a bowl of cereal for £6.95 because the food didn't appeal to me.
On checking out, we asked how far the NEC was from the hotel.. It is not within walking distance! The entire reason I paid for this hotel was thinking it was closer than it was.
We then tried to pay for our car park ticket with debit card - the machine wasn't working so the woman on reception told us to pay for our ticket in the opposite, long stay car park. We went to do this but our ticket had been blocked. The woman on reception told us we had to buy a new one at no extra cost, so we did.
On trying to leave the car park we entered our ticket and the machine said 'wrong car park'.
Even though we'd been told we would be able to leave the short stay car park on buying this ticket from the long stay car park, we couldn't. We then had to ring the car park company on the machine to let us out.
Then it was a 10 minute drive to the NEC.
If you aren't expecting much, it's okay. But being a big company like Travelodge, I expected more.
Needless to say if I ever need to stay in Birmingham again, I won't opt for this one.
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