11 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Got a room at the Travelodge Dundee and...
"Got a room at the Travelodge Dundee and as you might expect from a Travelodge it was very clean smart and very well presented and laid out, the staff were all very friendly and helpful. Me and the wife had a family room which was very spacious and the bathroom was exceptionally clean. The hotel is very well situated centrally in Dundee so not far to go to Dundee town centre.
The hotel has safe free parking so no worries there. We never had an evening meal there but wish we had after tasting the breakfast which was lovely, the menu was varied also. Overall I would most certainly stay at this hotel again if we are ever in that neck of the woods again."
- Travel date: Mon 27th of August 2007
Super spacious and very clean hotel and...
"Super spacious and very clean hotel and accommodation. staff all friendly and helpful. We had a family room; double and 2 singles so suitable for 2 adults and 2 children.
Centrally situated and free car parking available, so ideal for exploring Dundee and surrounding area. There is lots to see and do in Dundee itself. Superb value for money (Â£26 per room per night on special offer).
The offer was on a room only basis, but you can pay extra for breakfast/snacks or eat out, which gives flexibility. We will definitely visit again."
- Travel date: Sat 7th of July 2007
Noise from Fat Sam's Night Club!
"I agree with other correspondents that the noise at night around this hotel is terrible. It comes from the busy road and especially from Fat Sam's Night Club across the road.
In January at least the standard Travelodge electric heater just wasn't powerful enough to heat a much larger than usual Travelodge room."
- Travel date: Mon 14th of May 2007
Street Noise and poor parking
"The rooms are large and clean but there a few issues that really bring the score down. The hotel sits at a very busy intersection and close to the road. Basically the car noise never stops if you have a room facing these streets. There are also several local bars and when they close at 2AM there was loud hooting and hollering for at least another hour near our windows after that.
The other issue is parking. Its not at all clear were the parking lot is. You have to go down a back street and turn into an area where there's construction going on. And there's only about 20 spaces. When we got there all the spaces were taken up by cars owned by the construction workers. At 5PM the lot was nearly empty when the workers left. The hotel manager really needs to do something about that since free parking isnt easily found in this area.
All in all I cant recommend this hotel."
- Travel date: Thu 3rd of May 2007
Good location but noisy
"Like other eviews, this is a converted building near the heart of the city.
The rooms are large and comfortable, with good hot showers etc. Midday check out is also good.
Negatively, the main road at the front, 24 hour garage, and proximity of night clubs mean it is very noisy.
The night we stayed someone smashed a fire break glass at 2.30am meaning we all had to get up and vacate while it was repaied and the alarms were re-set.
All in all a bit like being a student again - but I guess Â£26 is as cheap as you'll find an ensuite double room for a night."
- Travel date: Mon 19th of February 2007
Get a room at the back of hotel!
"Stayed here overnight at a weekend, got a cheap deal for Â£26. All was fine until noisy revellers started arriving at the 24 hour garage across the road just after midnight and didn't stop screaming and shouting until 4.30am!! This was then followed by a car alarm for about 15 minutes. Would have checked out there and then had we not had a few drinks the night before. Finally got to sleep at 5am, woke at 8am and drove straight home. Couldn't get out of there quick enough! Rooms, facilities, staff all fine, just don't stay in a room at the front of the hotel.................... Wouldn't stay here again, purely due to the extreme noise."
- Travel date: Wed 27th of December 2006
"We only stayed at Dundee for the night on our Scotland tour.
The hotel is brand new, it's located 5 minutes on foot from the city center and has it's own parking lot which is very convinient for a hotel in the center.
The Indian at the front desk was extremely friendly.
We got the room for 26 pounds which was a great value.
Noise-wise we heard nothing, even though we had a room facing the street, but I guess there are people who are more sensible to this than we are.
What can I say? If you know Travelodge rooms this is as good as it gets, if you don't- look at the photo, they are all like this but this one is brand new. Absolute recommendation."
- Travel date: Thu 9th of November 2006
great location but....
"just spent two nights at this travelodge.....its a converted wharehouse right in the centre of dundee...central for everything...rooms usual travledge standard but unlike most travelodges since it is in the centre of town there is no little chef to hand ..the foyer has a range of sandwiches and drinks and a few machines but thats all.....but in less than ainutes walk you have the pick of eateries in the town centre. THE DOWN side is that there are a couple of pubs and nightclubs within a stones throw of the front of the building so it is rather noisy in thw eee hours after pub/club closing.. just make sure your room is to the back and youll be fine...
other than that at 26 pounds a night I am not complaining at all..there is an adequate carpark at the back of the hotel that isnty hard to find at all...."
- Travel date: Wed 18th of October 2006
Brand new, city centre
"I have stayed here twice, once very early in 2006 when it had just opened. It's a converted warehouse (or similar) so has very high ceilings and a much different "feel" to the bog standard. It is modern and clean, and the rooms are large. Internal noise is not a problem.
The second time, I stayed in a disabled room and the shower was defined by a curtain in the middle of the bathroom, so would be very easy for wheelchair users. There is a lift to every floor.
The reception area had vending machines for food and drinks, and a seating area. The car parking is large, and accessible if you know where you're going; approach from the large roundabout and it's fine. I phoned for directions before my first visit and had no problems.
I would agree with another reviewer's comments about the street noise; it is located very close to some night clubs and it's a university town so every night is the same! It depends on what reason you are staying here. Quiet it ain't, but it's very interesting and made a good change from the normal seedy, worn-out Travelodges you can sometime get."
- Travel date: Sat 5th of August 2006
very nice room but....
"The room was very OK: spacious and bright: huge windows! Clean and good bathroom.
A special attention for the desk employee: she was very friendly and made us feel very welcome.
There is only one BUT: the opposite street is very noisy! There are some bars and the (very young) party-animals made a terrible noise untill 3 a.m.
So ask a room at the backside of the hotel.
I paid only 29 pounds so had an excellent value for money."
- Travel date: Wed 2nd of August 2006
Big big big
"Car park not the easiest to find, no signs up at all.
Receptionist not the happiest, helpful enough, but a smile would have been nice.
A massive place this...I have never seen such wide corridors, very unusual.
Rooms are very big, and extremely high ceilings. All nice & fresh, basic, but it's only costing you Â£46 per night.
TV just got 5 channels.
Could have done with an extra towel in the bathroom.
Very central - would recommend and stay again."
- Travel date: Fri 5th of May 2006