Hi again Dog Pals & your Humans,
Hum took me to Manchester recently and we stayed at the dog friendly Travelodge Manchester Ancoats. @TravelodgeUK
Now some folks say that Travelodge Hotels are good in they accept dogs but they don’t see them as really dog friendly. Well let me dispute that with The Travelodge Manchester Ancoats!
When we arrived, the staff were waiting for me to visit – ‘Oh this is the little dog’ they said! ‘We have so been looking forward to meeting you!’
I got lots of cuddles and a bowl of water and nothing was too much trouble.
Hum and I particularly want to thank the manager Julian and reception staff Shona and Tracey.
Julian has only been there a short time but he is making that particular Travelodge special. He is SO welcoming and makes you feel as though you are the most important person (or dog) in the hotel. He is genuinely interested in all his guests and makes a point of meeting and greeting each and every one of them! He has added flowers to the reception desk which is lovely and helps you with any enquiry.
Dogs are not allowed in the restaurant at Travelodge Hotels but I was allowed to sit in the little bar area so Hum could enjoy drinkies and chats with her son Jack who she was visiting and this was where Tracey came in to play. She was also super friendly and looked after us both exceptionally well!
Shona was also special as she made sure we were put into a nice quiet room with not too much through-traffic to disturb me; told us how to get to different places and was all round super helpful and kind!.
The rooms are pretty much standard in Travelodge Hotels – not luxurious but comfortable and mostly of a similar format. Hum likes the practicality of the rooms – always a power point near a desk/dressing table and a big mirror with good lighting for her to do her hair and make-up stuff.
The beds are big and very comfortable; the pillows good and tea and coffee making facilities are provided.
Hum has more issues with the bathrooms in Travelodge Hotels (this applies to all of them – not just Ancoats). She can understand there being no face flannel or luxurious toiletries in a budget hotel but why oh why is there no bath mat? The floor gets so wet!
Travelodge Hotels also don’t provide anything for dogs so you need to bring your own kit. I always bring my blankie anyway and Hum has a bag for me with treats and travel bowls so we was just fine.
We slept very well at Travelodge Manchester Ancoats. Shona offered to look after me and Hum got me some breakfast from the buffet to sample. The sausages have definitely improved since the last time we stayed in a Travelodge!
In the morning we found a nice walk by the canal close to the hotel where I could get of lead to play and explore. There are a few green areas nearby – just ask the friendly reception staff!
This Hotel is ideally situated just at the edge of the Northern Quarter in Manchester which is packed full of dog friendly bars and cafes which I will tell you about in a separate article.
Until then, if you are staying in Manchester, I can highly recommend Travelodge Manchester Ancoats – we will certainly return. Great location but most importantly, fantastic staff. If you do take your Humans there, please say ‘Hi’ to my new friends.