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Address: Mill Farm / Lutterworth / LE17 4BP / Leicestershire / England

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      12.08.2009 14:40
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      A great budget hotel for a quick stop off

      I stayed at Travelodge Lutterworth in the middle of July, despite my recent VERY bad experience at Travelodge Wembley. On this occasion I stayed with my partner and our son who required a cot.

      I had booked this room about 4 weeks prior to the stay and got a Family Room for the bargain price of £19.

      Travelodge Lutterworth is located just off a by-pass and borders an industrial estate and has a Pub Restaurant (The Elms) just next door. When I had telephoned ahead to ensure that they had a cot available for our son I also asked about local places to eat and was told about the Pub so had already thought ahead about where to eat.

      On arrival we were given our room keycard and proceeded to the room. The room was on the ground floor and faced out to the car-park and alongside the disabled access ramp at the front of the hotel. Sadly this meant that if we wanted to vent the room, which we did as it was a warm period, we got more than usual traffic noise and also caught snippets of peoples conversations as they passed by (which of course, also meant they could hear us!!!).

      The room had all the usual Travelodge facilities, kettle with provided tea, coffee, sugar and milk, mugs and plastic cups. A television which terrestrial TV and an adequate, clean bathroom with the obligatory solitary complimentary bar of soap!!

      The huge double (or perhaps it was kingsize) bed was very comfortable, being firm and supportive of my back. And yes, I did thoroughly inspect the mattress before using it (check out my Travelodge Wembley review as to why!) and it was in great nick!!

      The cot provided for Jake was a put-you-up travel cot, which was clean and more than adequate. There was ample clean towels and linen available in the room.

      I managed to borrow an iron from reception as there were a couple of items of clothes I wanted to press and the staff were very helpful and willing with this request.

      The reception area at the hotel houses a vending machine and a rack with a selection of 'things to do' leaflets and a small seating area and wall mounted television.

      The only gripe I had with this particular stay was the location of our room. I was expecting road noise, which we did get but not in abundance, but the noise and chatter from other guests passing by our room was a bit much. It also meant that in order to have any privacy we had to have the curtains shut, which was a shame.

      **The Pub Next Door**
      We did eat at The Elms the follow day before heading home and enjoyed a very reasonably price carvery (3.99 for small plate, 5.99 for a large plate). We had one large and one small plate just to see the difference and there was really very little difference in the amounts of meat provided - a very decent portion - and the veg was all pile high eat as much as you like. If we were to eat there again we would go for the small plate option.

      All in all, a reasonable nights sleep for a very decent price. I would happily stay here again. In fact, we are next month for the bargain price of £9. I spoke with the receptionist on the way out about the noise and she has happily reserved a room for us the opposite side of the building.

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