In the past couple of years I have come to use Daysinn motels when ever I travel as I always found them good value, clean, reliable and the inclusive wifi a bonus.
So when booking a last minute break I opted for another - mistake in choosing this particular one.
Arrived 15.05 to find a notice on receptions saying sorry not at desk ring bell for attention which I duly did, after 15 minutes I called only to get an answer phone, so took case to car walked dog and came back only to find still no one there at about 16.oo hrs the Macdonalds manager from the motorway services appeared - he sorted me getting checked in out but I had to wait a further 25 mins for his staff to come across the motorway to do it. So basically the hotel was unmanned and left unlocked for all and sundry to wander in not good for security as room door locks not best in world either.
Then had to return to reception to book dog in as no notes left for the macdonalds staff covering on how to do that, I was irritated to say the least that they said I had not paid for room, I forwarded the email from expedia to prove that expedia had taken the money.
The room smelt damp, and the vinyl in bathroom was bubbly in places and felt like damp or water under it as felt damp to walk on.
Yes it is cheap but under the brand of DaysInn I expected better that hostel standards.
The building was previously a travel inn so lacked the sound proofing of the Daysinn at Leicester or Wetherby or Coventry all of which you cannot hear the associated Motorway when in the rooms whereas Watfordgap it is intrusive to say the least and he double glazing does little to reduce the noise of conversations outside either
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Days Inn Watford Gap is situated on SOUTHBOUND if you are following a sat nav this will take you to Northbound, if you are are Northbound then please drive round the back of the lorry park and go through the NO ENTRY road turn right, and it's your first right after going over the motorway bridge back down the no entry road on southbound. We do not sell Alcohol anywhere on site ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Days Inn Watford Gap Hotel Northampton