11 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
"We stayed here for 3 nights at Â£29 a night. We were lucky in that we had a rear facing room but I did hear noise from Mcdonalds while outside. Revving engines and loud music. Morrisons is next door as is a bus stop to go into Berwick. This was handy as when you go to a strange town you have no idea on the parking situation. It cost Â£1.10 in and the same return. Berwick is a lovely interesting town with plenty to see and do.From the travelodge we visited Holy Island and it is a beautiful place. We ate in a pub called The Meadows which was in walking distance of the travelodge and we had a lovely meal at a reasonable price. The restaurant is next to Morrisons on the next roundabout and we walked through Morrisons car park but had to cock our leg over a small fence. Worth it thought.
We found the staff to be very helpful and really friendly.If you need anything just ask."
- Travel date: Sun 15th of March 2009
Fine, just typical travel lodge!
"Fine, just a typical Travel Lodge in a typical Travel Lodge location. The staff were a little straight faced with nothing to really smile about. House keeping was done by a young lady and a young Cocker Spaniel puppy-nice if you a dog lover, not good if you cantt stand the the sight nor smell of dogs.
McDonalds next door is easy to grab a cheap bite to eat for breakfast as the ithe Morrison supermarket 5 mins walk away which has a cafe.
To sum up-just a nother Travel Lodge, great for a night but you wouldnt make a holiday of it."
- Travel date: Wed 2nd of July 2008
Not for the family
"We booked a family room some weeks ahead of our stay but when we arrived, the children's beds were not made up. In fact there was no bedding or towels or mugs, drinks etc for the children. It was simply a room for two people. The receptionist offered to get us bedding packs when we returned from going out for food, but bridled at the suggestion that she should make up the beds.
The design of the room, ie the overlong desk/table supporting the TV etc, makes it impossible to tuck the second bed away and you'll be lucky to get through the night without tripping over a bed at some point.
There was no noise from the MacDonalds, but as the temperature was below zero ...
As has been said before, food facilities are non existent. We drove into Berwick and had an excellent Italian by the new road bridge. Judging by the number of restaurants we found in Berwick, there has to be a market for a reasonable chain - Harvester etc - restaurant on the hotel site. We waited until Newcastle for breakfast - can recommend the Kingston Park Tesco!"
- Travel date: Thu 10th of April 2008
A very satisfactory stay
"I stayed at this Travelodge on Thursday 8th November. Having read the previous reviews I requested and was given a quiet room: upstairs rear-facing at the far end of the corridor by the fire-exit.
The hallways and the room itself were in good decorative order. The curtains appeared to be new and everything/everywhere was very clean.
I was not disturbed by noise from cars or people using the fast-food restaurant in front of the Travelodge.
The lady who checked me in was friendly and helpful, ditto the girl who was on Reception the next morning when I left.
I'd recommend this Travelodge."
- Travel date: Sun 18th of November 2007
Smarter than the average Travelodge but noisy
"Generally we find Travelodges OK as a last resort, but this one was actually quite good with the exception of the noise coming from the fast food place next to it."
- Travel date: Sun 11th of November 2007
Good Travelodge spoilt by the proximity of McDonalds
"I endorse LancashireBramble's comments.
The Travelodge itself is fine, and strategcially well placed, It's fairly new, in good condition with good staff. There is no lift.
However the McDonalds right in front with a drive-through attracts youngsters on noisy motorbikes and cars with loud stereos late into the night. This is a nuisance.
Morrison's is very handy for anything you might need, including fuel.
We ate in Magna's, an award winning Indian Restaurant in the middle of old Berwick. The meal was well below par, and the staff knew it. The service was OK but the meals lacked basic ingredients like cardamom and coriander. Avoid this restaurant unless you like the blandest of Indian food."
- Travel date: Mon 27th of August 2007
My husband and I stayed at this lodge to...
"My husband and I stayed at this lodge to break up our drive from Aberdeen to Peterborough plus to have a look around Berwick.
The hotel was basic but clean we paid Â£59.00 for the room only overnight stay bit pricey. Was offered to buy a breakfast pack canât quite remember the cost but it was roughly Â£4.00, which was cereal bars and dried fruit pack not that interesting.
Right, the major downside to this lodge is McDonalds drive through so close to the lodge, that when it closes at night you have young lads in fast noisy cars, mopeds and motorbikes hanging around the car park revving their bore exhausts and testing their sound systems in competition so if you are a light sleeper god help you as Iâm a heavy sleeper went to bed around 10pm didnât get to sleep till gone 2am cause of the noise.
If you are looking for a relaxing stay after a long drive around Scotland or from the South then I would think twice about staying here.
I would also advise that if you want a decent breakfast drive or walk around to Morrisonâs as McDonalds gets way to busy and you will queue for ages unless youâre lucky. Evening meals look for somewhere better than Weatherspoons chain as the food there was dry, overcooked and crispy dishes."
- Travel date: Mon 11th of June 2007
hotel ok but poor location
"The travel lodge its self was fine - standard chain ensuite room, clean, warm etc.
But in my opinion it was in a bad location. It was on a new looking retail type park on the edge on the outskirts of Bewick with only a Macdonalds and a Morrisons supermarket. It was next to a housing estate. There was no where decent to eat or go for a drink at night. The travel lodge did not have it's own bar/restaurant.
The area did not feel safe at all - we walked to a pub nearby for evening meal called the Meadows - they had signs above the dining tables saying "Thieves will be prosecuted" The food was good though!
On returning we found the travel lodge car park being used by teenagers hanging out in their cars, playing loud music and generally being quite intimidating"
- Travel date: Mon 2nd of April 2007
"Stayed here Sat. March 11th, en route to the Highlands. Its an ideal location, quite near the town,with Morrison's handy for a decent meal and shopping. However its a windy old place is Berwick,so wrap up well if you're going soon."
- Travel date: Sun 18th of March 2007
To far from the town centre
"Ita a tavel lodge same as every other one clean and you know what you are getting. Unless you have a car forget it. We got a taxi into town and another one back so that was an extra unexpected Â£8
We went to a place called Doollaly on Bridge Street which is in the old part of town for something to eat, very nice atmosphere and lovely food.
We then went to Barrels ale house for a couple of Beers which was brilliant.
Next time we are in Berwick we are going to stay in 56 Bridge Street the budget B&B to save the taxi hassle to get back to the lodge"
- Travel date: Sat 13th of May 2006
Basic but nice
"Stayed at Travelodge end April/Beginning of May 06. Hotel is just as you would expect for a travelodge. Very basic. However, it was very clean and well secure. The staff were very friendly and helpful, nothing too much trouble.
It is situated literally a stone's throw from a McDonalds drive thru (didnt cause us any problems, but some might not like it!) and also from a large Morrisons store, which we found handy to go and grab some snacks as and when needed. Also a petrol station situated at the Morrisons store.
It is situated just about 3/4 mile outside of Berwick, but was easy to find, and it was easy to get to.
If you just want a basic stay in/around the Berwick area, this could be a good one to go for."
- Travel date: Mon 1st of May 2006