Our second stay at this Travelodge but probably our last! The first in October 2019 was to attend a function in Ipswich so we barely noticed the deficiencies of the room.
On this occasion we booked late on Saturday evening because our daughter had given birth earlier that day & we wanted to surprise her with a visit.
We drove up from London arriving late and were greeted pleasantly by the night staff. But the room we were allocated was not really prepared for two guests – despite it being a family room (i.e. for 3 people) there were only 2 towels - one hand towel and one bath towel! The lack of a bath mat meant that when stepping out of the bath/shower extreme care had to be taken not to slip on the smooth bathroom floor.
And despite the single purpose of this hotel being to provide somewhere to sleep, the bed was so exceptionally hard we both spent an almost entirely sleepless night! At least there was the option of the additional single bed to move to but that was as bad as the double - unyielding and deeply uncomfortable!
On top of this the lack of towels meant that only one of us could bathe in the morning whilst the niggardly provision of tea & coffee resulted in our leaving the property feeling we had been deeply ill-served.
I have stayed in some poor hotels in Europe & the UK but this was pretty close to being the worst. Only the F1 hotels in France beat this but at least they offer a decent breakfast - something not available here.
Very basic hotel and an Isolated Travel Lodge. Abandoned Little Chef next door. No dinning or bar. However the room price reflected this. Sat Nav is incorrect, takes you to a Lay-by on the A14. Look for the Travel Lodge itself in Google Maps.
Although we arrived late, we had a friendly greeting at reception. The room was clean and comfortable and in addition to having a good night's sleep, I appreciated the fact that we had until midday to checkout and did not feel rushed.
Big room, comfortable bed, virtually no noise from the A14 (despite being only about 100 yards away), plenty of hot water, friendly and welcoming staff. Conveniently located close to a junction, about 15 minutes from Bury St Edmunds. Not that I got much chance, but ther is some nice countryside east of there out to the coast.
Stopped for two nights nice clean and quite room, no problems would recommend, tucked away from the main road, good value for money and friendly service, good parking, close to the local town for food and drink outlets