I've never written a review for a booking site before but felt I had to after a horrible stay at the Swinton. The reviews on another site were generally good and it looked okay from the photos, but the reality was very different. Myself and my colleague stayed here for one night as we needed to be in London for work and the location was convenient, and I'm glad it was just the one night!
The moment we stepped through the front door it was uncomfortably hot and looked run down and not very welcoming and, after using the manky lift, we squeezed into our awful room. The smell of damp/mustiness was overwhelming and the room was cramped and shabby and unbearably stuffy. There was no shampoo, shower gel etc provided and the metal (why??) shelf in the tiny bathroom was absolutely encrusted with rust. The double bed was small and the mattress was like a rock so needless to say we both slept terribly.
The whole place reminded me of run down council flats that have seen better days and was in dire need of some TLC. Breakfast was also a disappointment with chewy croissants and no hot food.
I find it crazy that you can get a nice clean, comfortable and spacious Travelodge room for the same price as we paid for this dive (if you book early enough).
On the plus side, the room was clean despite the shabbiness (particularly the shower) and the staff were friendly, but this wasn't enough to make me ever want to stay again!
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