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“Dont expect a Palace”
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Travellers Inn
Ranked #5 of 6 Hotels in Oldbury
Reviewed 25 August 2013

Stayed here for a two night weekend while visiting Family., Price was£42.50a night which included aContinental Breakfast,hotelhas a Gym,A chinese resteraunt and a normal resteraunt. Situated just off the M5at Jct 2,next door to McDonalds and not far from a Large Asda Store.

Rooms are nothing special in fact the bedroom itself was rathere smalland the Double bed was probably the smallest Double ive ever slept in at a hotel. On arrival there was no Kettle in the room, Chair for the dressing Table/Desk was missing and so was a bedside light but overall wasnt too bad.

As stated by previous posters you get what you pay for, however as this was booked on a Late room I was fairly happy but certainly wouldntpay the Price that was supposedto be the normal fee

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 August 2013

I have read the reviews and thought I would add mine from the perspective of a person who stayed there due to having to work in the area for a couple of days. .The majority of gripes appear to be from people who were staying there as a couple/family/sightseeing/break etc and I would imagine if I was in their boat I would too possibly find something to complain about or perhaps even read trip advisor before booking it!!! yes its next to flyover, yes its full of those dirty workmen types ( you know the ones that have to work away occasionally), yes service at time is slow, however to put it into perspective I found it to be clean, I found the food of a good standard the breakfast piping hot and cooked fresh,the majority of guests were workmen and from what I saw were all treated like family, the bar prices cheap and all the staff really friendly, It is a family run hotel and is obviously getting busier as its reputation as an ideal base for workmen grows( these are people that will return on a regular basis) so hopefully the staff nos will increase.
In a nutshell if you are looking for a base if you are working in the area, want some hot grub when you finish and a couple of beers and a welcoming feel then the Travellers Inn is an ideal choice, however if you are wanting a romantic break etc then book somewhere else!

Room Tip: Ask for a room at the front as all the rooms overlooking Macdonalds are subjected to the local boy r...
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 4 August 2013

The asian owner on check in did try to help but didn't seem to have a clue, i think they have just taken over, our room was a joke but fair play he changed it for us but it was even worse but we just wanted to unpack and get some food after our long journey oh what a joke , two hours we waited but still no food , our waitress on the other , i think her name was jo the only one that seemed to have a clue kept us calm as my wife wanted to leave ,food came and was ok but im afraid there were to many problems for my simple life.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Reviewed 25 July 2013 via mobile

Position is on a very busy dual carriageway, nearly underneath a flyover.
Lack of staff at all times meant a wait for everything. We had dinner in the evening and although the food was good when it arrived, it took an hour for a first course to arrive, and in all took 2 and a half hours to serve a three course meal... Which was also delivered piece meal a plate at a time not altogether.
Staff ok but slow. Wifi was not working, was only fixed when threatened to remove all three of us on a weeks booking and find somewhere else, but it did get fixed I suppose.

Nice gym on site and rooms clean, but at night very noisy due to doors banging shut and inconsiderate men talking loudly in the corridors, not to mention the traffic noise, so it was impossible to have a window open.

I guess for £39 a night you get what you pay for.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Thank Janicenewman
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Reviewed 6 July 2013

Whether it is the shear heat that is keeping me awake, in a room bathed in a green light from the industrious emergency light, or the poor slumped bed and cheap bedding. For one thing, I beg for forgiveness. Whatever it was I did wrong, please don't allow my family and me to ever make the mistake of staying here ever again.

Stifling hot, pitch black, corridors adjoin rooms crammed with cheap, flimsy beds and a smattering of flat pack furniture, enough to furnish a single room perhaps. Lighting that clusters in a point of the room that waits until it feels it is safe enough to reveal the contents of the room. Peeling paint and worn looks don't add to the charm. The evidence of being located in an industrial estate scattered around its car park.

Beware. The reception staff are delightful. No matter how nice they are, run!!! There are three Premier Inns nearby. Take safe harbour at one of these before making the same mistake we made, checking in.

Room Tip: One not adjoined to this 'hotel!'
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank cranialscratch
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Reviewed 12 June 2013

I had the misfortune to book this place for 4 days in May when all the other hotels were booked up.
The reception is like a drop in alcoholic centre, the restaurant is so awful ( waited one hour for food ) I went across the car park and had the first MCDonalds in about 10 years.
The rooms are awful, sheets horrible and grey. Threadbare carpet .
Basically its is a doss house for workmen which is fine, but I was expecting something approaching a travel lodge.
On the plus ( yes there is one ), its got a great fitness centre.

Room Tip: Avoid it like the plague
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  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled on business
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1  Thank Jamesbythesea
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Reviewed 20 May 2013

The Pro's

1/ Good convenient location for Birmingham / NEC
2/ Free WiFi and parking

The Con's

1/ Room dirty, the floor hadn't been hoovered - really dissapointing!! Especially after the first room we got allocated stunk of cigarettes so had to get moved.
2/ Room was far too hot, no climate controls, I ended up sleeping on the window sill for the first time in my life.
3/ Booked a double room yet it was two single beds pushed together with the annoying gap down the middle.
4/ No bedside table so everything had to go on the floor

5/ Breakfast; served 8 - 11, went down at 10.30, got the dregs left in the coffee jar, a bowl of cereal, toast and was told there was no croissants left. At 10.45 i asked if another coffee was going to be put on to which i was told no, its too late and breakfast had stopped being served. A few people had gone to the coffee jar to find it empty, how hard is it to put a simple coffee on to keep guests happy!?

Be all and end all - i will not use this hotel again. It has the potential to be really good, with what looked like a modern onsite gym, but unfortunately, they lacked the bare basics!!!

Room Tip: Top floor seemed much quieter than the 2nd were we was originally checked in to.
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  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled on business
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1  Thank LeeLad82
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Additional Information about Travellers Inn

Address: 999 Wolverhampton Road, Oldbury, Sandwell B69 4RJ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > West Midlands > Sandwell > Oldbury
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 6 Hotels in Oldbury
Price Range: £40 - £68 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Travellers Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 69
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Whether in the Birmingham area for business or leisure, guests find an ideal base at The Travellers Inn with its well-appointed accommodations and location just off Junction 2 of M5. We are within convenient distance of Wolverhampton, Dudley and Sandwell. At the hotel, our guests can enjoy complimentary use of our gym, free parking and free Wi-Fi in all areas. All our 69 rooms have power showers, LCD TV with Freeview, ironing facilities, hairdryer, and tea- and coffee-making facilities. To start off the day, you can sample the hearty full English breakfast served each morning. Our in-house Grill restaurant, which is open only in the evenings, serves an array of delectable dishes in a modern setting whilst our bar offers variety of drinks in a relaxed atmosphere. The Travellers Inn can host functions, meetings and events for up to 40 delegates at our conference room. Within a five-minute walk from the hotel, you can find a supermarket, two pubs and two restaurants. For recreation in the area, you can drive 15 minutes to watch sporting and entertainment events at Barclaycard Arena. The National SEA LIFE Centre and Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery can also be reached within 20 minutes by car. Birmingham city centre and Birmingham New Street Rail Station are only seven miles away, about 20 minutes by car, whilst The Sandwell & Dudley Station is about a mile and a half away. The Birmingham Airport is 23 miles away via motorway and 30 minutes by car from The Travellers Inn. ... more   less 
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