Dundee Central Travel Lodge @TravelodgeUK @SI_Spectrum
I’m staying here for the Dundee Blues Bonanza. The Blues are fantastic and it’s been grand catching up with friends and family as well.
Now I’ve stayed in hotels all around the world from basic to 5 star. However this hotel brings a whole new meaning to the word “basic”.
Severe shortage of TV remotes here. I was told by the reception that apparently the locals steal them. Is there some sort of shortage of TV remotes in Dundee that the locals have to resort to clandestine night time operations, sneaking into hotels to liberate TV remotes from characterless hotel rooms in order to give them a loving home?
I feel like I’m back in the dark ages with an old fashioned cathode ray TV set & no remote control in my room.
There’s also a severe lack of power outlets in your room, charging your gadgets is embarrassingly painful. In this day and age when you travel with your gadgets. They are power hungry, and when there’s two of you staying in the room, both with gadgets needing charged….. Its warfare. Its argument city. Fighting & jostling to secure the right to use the two solitary power points.
*This is a reason why people get divorced*
I’m tempted to go out and buy a four-gang, which I know deep down in my heart will actually play a greater part in securing world peace.
Now, assuming that I can actually charge my devices from the two solitary power points in my room I find the login screen for access to wifi…….
You expect me to pay HOW MUCH for Wifi?
SERIOUSLY?! Spectrum. Travelodge. You ought to be ashamed, yes, that’s right. *ASHAMED* of yourselves for charging that much for Wifi.
Who in their right minds would pay such an extortionate amount for wifi when they are plenty of free access points all around the city?!
That’s just pure, unadulterated GREED. What’s next? Charging me for the air I breathe or for toilet rolls? Wifi isn’t a luxury you know, it’s a necessity in this day and age. The sooner you realise that, and stop charging extortionate amounts for wifi the better the universe will be. Cosmic Karma Travelodge & Spectrum. That’s all I’m saying.
Budget hotels don’t need to be flashy, they just need to get the basics right. And I’m afraid that you aren’t hitting the mark here. Whilst this may have been an acceptable standard in the 1990’s, the bar has since been raised. Expectations are a wee bit higher than they were back in the 20th century.
A 21st century traveler has needs, needs that I’m sad to say are not being catered for by your understanding of my power requirements or your business model for charging extortionate amounts for wifi access.
Dundee Central Travelodge seems to be stuck in the 70’s. This isn’t retro chic. It’s depressingly sub-standard at best.