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Travelodge Hotels (UK) Reviews

Updated 17 March 2019
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Travelodge Hotels (UK) CEO Peter Gowers
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  • "Minimum wage - However opportunities to progress up the ladder" (in 29 reviews)

  • "At times can be hard to find a good work life balance" (in 11 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Absolutely love It!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Member Bar/Cafe in Dundee, Scotland
    Current Employee - Team Member Bar/Cafe in Dundee, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Travelodge Hotels (UK) part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I've been working at the Travelodge @ Dundee Strathmore Avenue for four months (today). I'm very happy at the time of writing as I've just passed my probationary period. I'm a full time student and this job has allowed me to earn some much needed money and fits around university. However it's more than a job to me, and I love going to work. It's been very rewarding to work for Travelodge in the short time I've been there - I've learnt a lot and have felt supported doing so. I have a mental health disability and asperges and my manager has been absolutely fantastic in supporting me and understanding my limits. I've not had the same experience at other places I've worked at. I regularly feel valued with the way the company uses its reward and recognition system which makes us all feel valuable. I feel very comfortable going to my manager about anything that I might be struggling with. This role is a customer facing role and people who apply for a role here should be comfortable with talking to a range of different people, with many different personalities. I am a student at the moment, and I may choose to go off upon graduating in a few years and persue what I'm currently training to be, however I also know that working for Travelodge isn't just a job, it has career prospects, and the aspire course certainly appeals to me.

    Cons

    Sometimes can be a little difficult to obtain a good work life balance - but I suppose you have to be able to manage your time effectively.

    Travelodge Hotels (UK) Response

    14 Feb 2019 – Resourcing and Talent Team

    Thank you for sharing your experience. It's so lovely to read your comments. We know lots of our team think working at Travelodge whilst your a student is great as we have a variety of shifts that... More


  2. "A pleasure to work for!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Front Desk Receptionist in Brentwood, England
    Current Employee - Front Desk Receptionist in Brentwood, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Travelodge Hotels (UK) part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great communication, great managers. Flexible and all training given. You can also continue to train and work your way up into management whilst working.

    Cons

    I have only been here a few months but I don’t have any cons for working dor this company.

  3. "Great Progression Opertunities"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Hotel Manager in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Current Employee - Hotel Manager in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Travelodge Hotels (UK) full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Career opportunities if you put in the hard work

    Cons

    Alot is expected of a manager who gets little control of any decisions made to the hotel


  4. "Night Receptionist"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Night Receptionist in Telford, England
    Current Employee - Night Receptionist in Telford, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Travelodge Hotels (UK) part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people you work with and the benefits you can get from working here!

    Cons

    No cons working at travelodge

    Advice to Management

    No advice needed, Telford Central management is really good, one of them kind of managers that you can be yourself around, be honest with and talk to about anything.. Alex Wreford is absolutely amazing at her job!


  5. "Excellent place to work"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Member in Acton, London, England
    Current Employee - Team Member in Acton, London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Travelodge Hotels (UK) full-time

    Pros

    Good management
    Comfortable work place
    Interaction with guest

    Cons

    No fixes hours/ less hours
    Minimum wages

    Advice to Management

    Management is Doing great job to help employees grow in the field.


  6. "Hospitality Revenue Management"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Revenue Transformation Manager in Thame, England
    Current Employee - Revenue Transformation Manager in Thame, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Travelodge Hotels (UK) full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Travelodge Head office offers great progressive structure and flexible working hours. The team is very welcoming and working culture is superb.

    Cons

    The location is tricky to commute to from many places. I wouldn't say there are any other cons apart from this.


  7. "It's ok"

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    Current Employee - Housekeeping Team Member in Richmond, London, England
    Current Employee - Housekeeping Team Member in Richmond, London, England
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Travelodge Hotels (UK) part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It works round my children and girls I work with are lovely and have my back if I need help.

    Cons

    The down side is the pay and hours you are not always getting the hours you want. Also the time Frame you are given to clean the rooms and make sure it's up to the standard they want and the time frame seems to be getting shorted and shorted every couple of months you really need a rocket up your back side to keep in time frame witch I find very silly and unfair on the housekeeping team with what is expected from them in 9 mins for stay over and 17 mins for departure

  8. "Travelodge housekeeper"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Housekeeper in Glastonbury, England
    Former Employee - Housekeeper in Glastonbury, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Travelodge Hotels (UK) part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The pay way very good. Short working days were nice. Management was very understanding about my health problems and didn't make me feel guilty for having sick days. Regular breaks were allowed.

    Cons

    Full time hours were not available. Management employed many non English speaking/ poor English speaking people this made it very to communicate effectively and sometimes made tasks at work harder.

    Travelodge Hotels (UK) Response

    21 Feb 2019 – Resourcing and Talent Team

    Thank you for your review and feedback. It's great to hear that you felt supported in your role.


  9. "Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Travelodge Hotels (UK) full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The hotel team is supportive

    Cons

    Salary, company values, lack of care and investment


  10. "Good place to work as a student."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Member in Dundee, Scotland
    Former Employee - Team Member in Dundee, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Travelodge Hotels (UK) part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Flexible working hours to suit students when possible.
    - Monthly reward and recognition.
    - Progression opportunities.

    Cons

    - Some early 7am starts