10 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Absolutely Great - and Excellent Value
"Hastings Travelodge was our first experience of a Travelodge stay - and we were VERY impressed. We booked it on the website and it was Â£36 because we took our dog. The cost for a dog is Â£10 per *stay* (not night) and that is fair enough. When we arrived we had been allocated a room on the first floor but there is no lift and our dog is very lame. We were immediately given a ground floor room. It was a large room, light and airy and extremely clean. The bathroom was excellent. The towels were white and fluffy. We didn't eat in the hotel but it looked and smelt good. Travelodge does exactly what it says it will do - provides a clean large room with large comfy bed and no frills at all. For the price we paid we can live with that! We will DEFINITELY use Travelodge again (we stayed in 3 others I shall write reviews for) and would recommend them to ANYONE. We stayed 2 nights at the Hilton in Brighton and the bed was smaller and less comfortable than ANY of the ones we had in Travelodges!"
- Travel date: 26th June 2007
A pleasant stay , loved the privacy disabled friendly
"booked in for three nights as whilst we were visiting our daughter in Hastings I couldnt manage to climb the stairs ,as I am disabled . I t served the purpose and WE GOT A LOVELY NIGHTS SLEEP on a comfortable clean bed.The staff were very helpful and were not in your face all the time .They were there if you needed them and kept us supplied with tea coffee etc.we would certainly be staying there again when we revisit in the future.A HELPFUL COMMENT would be that the musty smell in the bedroom be traced and the locks on the window be checked out asap. otherwise a very pleasant stay THANK YOU ALL"
- Travel date: 28th May 2007
Great staff but hotel in need of TLC
"We stayed for 1 night at Travelodge Hastings on a Saver rate of Â£26 from the Travelodge website. We had visited another Travelodge on a similar deal before so we were looking forward to comfortable accomodation which was excellent value. However, this hotel wasn't quite what we expected. We had heard that Travelodge had recently taken over the hotel having refurbished it. The reception and useful bar/restaurant area at the front of the hotel had clearly been renovated and looked modern and smart. However, Travelodge clearly had not quite got around to improving some of the rooms yet. When we got to our room, we were concerned that the door did not seem to close and lock properly. It was quite loose and only had a chain as an extra security lock. Inside the room, the furniture appeared to have also been acquired from the previous hotel. This was very dated and made the room quite dark. The bathroom door was a strange sliding door system more suited to a cupboard. Also it is not very good if you want a bit of privacy because when shut, the door has a massive gap down the side. However, the double bed was very comfortable although there was no sofa bed which is usually found in Travelodge rooms. Despite our disappointment with the room, we could not have asked for more helpful, friendly and polite staff, who are a credit to the hotel. Hopefully the refurbishment of the hotel will be completed sometime soon, to make the accomodation as good value and comfortable as other Travelodges we have stayed in."
- Travel date: 23rd March 2007
"Must of caught them on a off day, arrived at 3pm and our room was not ready, they gave us another room which was a smoking room and smelt of smoke, so we waited for our original room to be finished, got the room about 4pm. The room was clean and very basic, TV with the basic 4 channels, king size bed, no view. Receptions was book in and collect keys, nothing was explained, if you have never been to a travelodge you would not have been impressed. If you like a long sleep, look out here, you could hear the cleaners out and about at 8am. Location not to bad, about 10 min walk to the sea and about 20 min walk to Hastings town centre. For the price, only paid Â£15 you canât go wrong."
- Travel date: 6th February 2007
Tired hotel - budget price - only if you have to
"Stayed in family room at this hotel in Jan. We arrived and the first things that you notice on entering the hotel is the dark gloomy appearance of the reception and an odd musty/disinfectant smell. Reception staff quick and attentive - booking made online and everything OK - Â£49 for a family room, not a bad price. BUT remember everything is the basics - besides the room and towels you get nothing. Don't think they get many bookings in Jan as the room windows were opened (obviously to try and freshen the room up and get rid of the musty smell), but in Jan. this just made for a very cold welcome! Everything was clean, but bedside fitted cabinet was broken off and had been removed (but not repaired). Toilet leaked when flushed, making floor wet. Spent as little time in hotel as possible - gloomy and smelly - just didn't feel clean (although nothing specifically horrid). Some reviews suggest that this is close to the beach - IT'S NOT! We weren't that interested in this, so not a problem; but I wouldn't fancy the walk with little ones - especially the hill back. Went to breakfast early, friendly and helpful staff. Serve your self, cooked: sausage, bacon, mushrooms, beans, hash browns. Buffet: Juice, yougut, cereals, bread/toast, butter jam. Tea and Coffee from machine. Two little ones eat free with a paying adult - good value. All in all for Â£49 we had a room and breakfast. It served its purpose of somewhere to stay for a night. Would definately look elsewhere first with this as the backstop. Come one Travelodge - a refurbish!"
- Travel date: 17th January 2007
A great place to stay
"Just returned from a short break staying at the Travelodge in Hastings. We booked a Family room to sleep two adults and two children. The room was large, clean and comfortable, with a king size bed and a large sofa that pulled out to make two singles. Check the Travelodge website for Saver and Supersaver bargains. There was plenty of Tea & Coffee available in the room. The accommdation was basic but clean. The staff were amongst some of the most friendly I have ever come across, very helpful and cheerful. We paid for Buffet Breakfasts in the bar/dining room, the food was well cooked with a large variety and under 10's ate free, saving a fortune. Drinks in the Bar are also reasonably priced. This Hotel is ideal for anyone on a budget. It is close to the town ,about a 15-20 minute walk up a hill. There is a shorter route, but that hill is steeper! The only slight moan is that our room which was in the lower ground floor smelt a bit damp and musty, but overall, we had a great time."
- Travel date: 15th October 2006
Near the seafront and clean
"Travelodge Hastings - Stayed in room 108 (big room) paid Â£26 per night There was lots of parking. The hotel was very clean. Breakfast was very good, but they did run out rather quickly so get there early. The hotel is very close to the beach. Cross the road and turn left down the hill then at the first road turn right, walk down this hill and then turn left and then right and you are at Hastings pier. The beach is made up of stones, there isnât any sand, but it was still nice to relax on. We went to the Harbour. We drove as it would have taken to long to walk. Face the pier and turn left and drive along the seafront until you see loads of fishing boats. There was a museum and underwater place. I didnât go in as they were closed, but we did walk around the boats and took some interesting photos."
- Travel date: 2nd September 2006
Not a bad option
"Travelodge took over an existing hotel and renovated it. It's not bad, fairly modern, although some of the room furnishings they retained have seen better days and it's a shame they did not replace them during refurbishment. Still, it's clean, with functional, well-equipped rooms and offers the usual Travelodge value for money, a far better choice than the majority of tatty hotels/b&bs the town has to offer. It's a short, fairly steep, uphill (coming back) walk from the town/beaches and offers good off-road car parking in a fairly quiet residential area. The staff are very helpful and the hotel has a adequate bar/dining room for those rainy nights when you don't fancy a walk into town."
- Travel date: 14th August 2006
Now called Travelodge Hastings
"Noticed when driving through Hastings at Christmas that this hotel has been taken over by Travelodge. The location is great and a short downhill walk into town centre - also adjacent sports centre, Clambers Play Centre, Hastings Museum etc etc. The Premier Travel Inn is good but much further out of town - not a problem if you have a car."
- Travel date: 21st January 2006
Renovated and expanded
"Arrived in the first snowstorm Hastings has had in eight years so getting from the train station required a half mile walk. Rooms clean and bright. Staff helpful. Breakfast buffet OK but less costly at many spots in the town. We had one of the Travelodge inexpensive specials, but even at normal rate of 45 pounds recommend this spot, especially if you are driving, for you can leave the car and walk into town where parking is sparse."
- Travel date: 18th January 2006
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