Travelodge Great Yarmouth Hotel
7 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
In the top three of worst hotels - Dirty Rooms!!
"Not only did we find a toy from a previous occupant on the floor (the size of a child's fist - what else had the cleaners missed?), the sofa bed was extremely dirty and badly stained. I did consider turning the mattress/cushion over but the staining was so bad it had gone through to the other side. On complaining to reception we did get our room swapped to one that was cleaner (not spotless as you would hope, but better than the first). The hotel was full though so someone would have ended up in the filthy first room. It seems you have to arrive at this particular Travelodge early to ensure being able to swap and change enough times to get the best pickings by way of the room. I do however feel very sorry for the poor people who arrived last and got the short straw. Sorry whoever you are! I have stayed in Travelodges before, but not for many years. I was surprised and disappointed to see how low their standards have dropped. I was advised by their staff that in order to offer cheap rooms, they have had to make many cuts (and in my opinion, cut a lot of corners). There are no bathmats, hairdryers, curtains and the extra beds in family rooms are unmade. Allegedly you can borrow a hairdryer from reception but we asked on about six occasions over a three hour period and constantly got the same answer - we haven't got any. We had to ask for extra towels to have as many as we had people and the same with the pillows. The pillows are very flat and uninspiring and the duvets have seen better days. The beds range from rock hard to soft and spongy. The sofa beds are very narrow and if you have a room that sleeps four, one person is on a mattress on the floor. Also there is no lift. Although there is only a ground and first floor, if you have a baby and luggage a first floor room is a lot of huff, puff and struggle to get to. To say that staying in this hotel was a horrible experience makes it sound much better than it was. "
- Travel date: 31st May 2011
Ok for a short stay.
"We spent 2 nights at this Travelodge. The bed was comfy. The bathroom was clean. Being used to the older style Travelodge rooms we found the new style one very lacking in storage. Only a very small area was available with 6 hangers for clothes. The bedside shelf is no more in the new style room, replaced by a completely useless niche just big enough for a Gideon's Bible in an upright position. The wall lights were very poor (one was damaged) and not suitable for reading as the spotlight was far too small to illuminate a page. The key cards were not working properly and we had to wait at reception be let back into our room each time we went out, which was a pain. This was rectified by the second day but we felt rather trapped in our room on the first night. The bathroom fan was making a noise all night which kept us awake. The bathroom light continually flickered. The room's carpet was not vacuumed during our second day there. We paid full flexible room rate for the 2 nights and felt a little cheated as we have had better stays at other Travelodges for a lot less. OK for a couple of nights if you can manage with your possessions stored away in your bags or on the floor. Best for single travelers on a budget."
- Travel date: 12th September 2009
Newish, Comfortable Travelodge a Mile from the Sea
"My wife and I stayed overnight here to attend a sporting event. We booked just the night before travel so it was the full (refundable) price of Â£65. We advised the staff we would arrive late on the Friday night and worried unnecessarily about limited parking. In fact, there was plenty. As we had already said we were coming, we had already been checked in by the staff and no formalities were necessary except to be given the cardkey to our room. The room was typical Travelodge, simple, almost new and quite clean and tidy. A bit short on milk for coffee but Reception gave me an armful of little milk tubs to carry back to our room. There is a sweets/chocolate vending machine in Reception. Room heating is by an effective electric convector heater on the wall. The TV is smallish and flat-screen, also high up on the wall with no trailing cables so completely out of the way. Bath a bit small with no lock on bathroom door. Plenty of towels. Given that we were participating in a sporting event we had our own food with us as breakfast did not start in the adjoining cafe off Reception until 0800hrs at the weekend. This cafe was therefore not sampled but it looked clean and tidy and fairly quiet. The Travelodge is situated on a new industrial estate which is quiet and nicely landscaped with shrubs and grassy areas. It is easy to find being only about 200 m from the main Gt Yarmouth to Lowestoft road at the southern end of Gorleston-on-Sea. Huge sandy beach about 20 mins walk away at Gorleston. Overall one of the best Travelodges I have stayed at over the years."
- Travel date: 25th May 2009
Great value for money
"We attended a wedding in Gorleston with a reception at the Burrage Centre, James Paget hospital. The Travelodge was a 10 minute walk from the reception, so on our daughter's recommendation, we booked 2 nights here for just under Â£100.00. This is a fairly new Travelodge and has a Toby Carvery immediately next door. Too handy to bother looking for anywhere else to eat in the evening, as that would involve driving. Our room was quiet, unfussy, clean and perfectly adequate for our needs. Fitted with carpet and good lighting and mirrors; comfy bed with duvet; well lit bathroom with shower over the bath and clean soft towels; all that is needed to make tea & coffee although I took my own and a few chocolate biscuits! I should have noted another reviewer's comment about the lack of a lift and booked a ground floor as hubby doesn't do stairs too well. I also missed a room safe, which is something we are used to abroad, but of course this would add to the cost. My biggest gripe is that we noticed at least three dogs staying with their respective owners and that I'm afraid really does not go down well with us at all!! We had breakfast, which was really very good considering all the staff are multi - skilled. It seems they all muck in together be it the reception or bar or cooking sausages or nipping off to a supermarket on Sunday morning as they had run out of baked beans. No, I am not joking! Well done to ALL the staff. Everyone who dealt with us was friendly, cheerful and very helpful with directions. Keep up the good standards you already have as the constant wear and tear may well start to take effect."
- Travel date: 21st October 2008
Perfect for a seaside stay
"A nice new travelodge situated on the A12 a few miles from Yarmouth. Stayed for 1 night, and facilites were as to be expected from a travelodge, although being a newly built hotel there was flat screen TVs and the whole place seemed very clean, light and spacious. Location wise was fine for us with a car, as the plan was just to set up base near to Yarmouth and enjoy a couple of days on the seafront. Parking wise on Yarmouth seafront was Â£1 per hour in a car park, or on-street parking at Â£2.50 for under 4 hours, and Â£4 for over 4 hours. As far as parking at the travelodge was concerned, there was plenty of space both when we checked in at 3pm, and when we arrived back in the evening. Check in was fine without problems. The only slight negatives was a bit of noise in the morning from other guests leaving, and no biscuits in the room! Not an earth-shattering negative I know, but would it be so hard for Travelodge to provide a cheap packet of 2 biscuits to have with a cup of tea in the morning? Breakfast was served 7-10am and seemed to be a buffet, although we didnt wake up in time to try it! I would recommend this hotel as a stop off for a short break in Great Yarmouth if you have a car. Without your own transport, it will be a bit far out from the Seafront and tourist activites. It does what you would expect of a travelodge, and if you could get a good early booking deal that are frequently available on their website, I would recommend taking a few days out to Yarmouth (if just to see the beautifully terrible Louis Tassuads waxworks!)"
- Travel date: 21st September 2008
Spacious & Clean
"A nice clean spacious basic room, as you'd expect from a Travelodge. It's about 20 minute stroll from Gorleston seafront and nicely based just outside Great Yarmouth (3.5 miles). One thing we would point out though is that despite it being a new hotel (2007) there is NO lift which can present a problem. We booked a family room with a travel cot and called the day before our arrival to confirm our booking requirements. However, we were given a 2nd floor room which became a bit of a trial having to carry a 4 month old baby and buggy and luggage/shopping upstairs every time. On the up side, the staff were very polite and friendly, the room was cleaned daily and a travel cot was brought up to us within 5 minutes of us contacting reception."
- Travel date: 18th August 2008
Really Good Quality Travelodge
"This hotel is brand new, has flat screen TVs and is a quiet location with local pub. Good spot if using local golf course and good road link into Gt Yarmouth No local amenities within walking distance so a car is essential"
- Travel date: 8th August 2008
Top traveller tips for Travelodge Great Yarmouth Hotel
"Stay somewhere else. This Travelodge is not worth the risk!"
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