Stayed as business user for 3 nights and found the overall experience very poor. The hotel itself is pretty non-descript and more like a motel/hostel than a hotel. They even still use a big chunky key attached to a big chunky key fob to open the room doors, which is something I haven't seen in a hotel for a long time.
The room I stayed in was very dated, stuffy and terrible reception for both phone signal and 3G. Even the Travelodge WIFI (£3 for 24 hours) was poor and dropped off regularly. Nice to note that if I wished to query this, I'd have to ring a premium rate number (providing I could get a signal of course) to Virgin Media, the provider.
The bed and bedding was decent as usual and would have contributed to a decent nights sleep if it wasn't for the constant distant humm of the M3 traffic I had to endure through the open windows (only the restricted 4 inch opening 'for my safety') which were open to let some much needed air in the room.
I didn't use the Toby Carvery right next door to the hotel, but heard mixed reviews from colleagues who did.
I was disapointed to find out that there was no link between the hotel and the Toby chain for a breakfast despite the two buildings appearing to be linked physically. The bed 'and breakfast' option was a 'breakfast box' for the princely sum of £5.95 for a box of cornflakes, milk, muffin and one other item which I think was a carton of orange juice or similar.
Another gripe was the fact that - at least during my visit - the hotel seemed to have some kind of deal with various contractors staying over (Sky and other communications or building companies), which is fine until you find yourself boxed in the car park in a morning due to the amount of contractor vans taking up most of the parking spaces on the one-way exit system.
Overall a visit I wouldn't recommend, especially considering the amount of other hotels (including other Travel lodges) in the area from which to choose from which also seem closer to all the amenities in Frimley, Camberley, Farnborough etc. As stated above, it was the overall feel of the hotel - like stepping back a decade or two.
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