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“I wish I could give this hotel NEGATIVE stars - filthy, filthy, filthy!”

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Winnipeg Thriftlodge
Ranked #60 of 63 Hotels in Winnipeg
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“I wish I could give this hotel NEGATIVE stars - filthy, filthy, filthy!”
Reviewed 27 March 2012

Arrived and made the mistake of handing over money before checking the room out first. Upon entering our room the smell of urine and chlorine was overwhelming and there was a huge stain on the floor next to our bed. The bed looked like it had been made by a toddler and the toilet seat was left up as if someone had just used it! We stayed literally 30 seconds in the room before deciding to get the hell out of there as we both felt nauseous from the crappy air quality and smell of urine. We explained that the smell was likely to set off my partner's asthma and they seemed totally uncaring, told us 'well there's a hospital down the road'. Before promising us a refund they did a room check and went completely off at us for touching the bed (pulling back a corner of the covers to check for any stains such as on the floor!!) and accused us of using the bathroom even though the seat was up when we came in. The little blond gremlin of a manager turned into an absolute b**** and said we would get no refund because we touched the bed. After a huge argument and over an HOUR later we managed to get our money back minus some ridiculous reservation fee despite only being in the room for 30 seconds and we did not reserve in advance. The management are absolute morons - when refunding us seemed unable cope with even the most basic mathematics, in fact we calculated our own refund after they tried to charge tax for our non-existent stay. Then, to top it off, they accused us of stealing money they had left on the counter. We told them to check the security cameras, which they eventually did but not before stating they we were 'con artists' and didn't even apologize when the security cameras showed THEY had simply misplaced the money on the desk below. Amoebas are more intelligent than the management at this hotel and far less rude! NEVER EVER GO THERE!!

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2012

"Thrift" is in the name of the hotel for a reason. The room was clean and older. There seemed to be a lot of shady people hanging around the hotel (people yelling profanity, etc.) however, by 10 or 11 at night it quieted down. The pool at the hotel is great with some fun slides. Staff at the hotel has to let you into the pool, which is weird, but other than that it's nice.

Don't expect amazing customer service or pristine rooms and this hotel won't let you down. I saved 15% off the online price by booking through the travelodge website. I saved about 100 buck compared to other hotels in Winnipeg, so the downfalls of the hotel were definitely easy to swallow considering the reduced price.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 February 2012

The service is very poor. The front desk is very rude especially the Asian guy who is assign to work. The place is messy. Rooms smells like [--] . If you wanna go in Winnipeg, don't ever try to put this Hotel in your mind cause you would be disappointed that this kind of hotel still exist in Canada. Some lights are not working at all. Even if you first get inside the hotel, you could smell like pee in the entrance area. No shampoo in the washroom.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 17 June 2010

All I can say is 'stay away' from this property if you expect any kind of customer service.

Stayed June 2010, travelled on business
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Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2010

We went to this hotel not knowing what to expect, it used to be a great place when we were in college back in the 70's .
We saw the sign that they just put in a waterpark so we thought we would give it a try for our grandson's birthday party.
We were totally amazed at the waterpark and how clean the hotel was. From the moment we walked in we felt welcomed and made to feel very important.
The pool area has 2 great slides , that not only the young children enjoyed but our adult children and even us the grandparents had too much fun.
The pool was warm enough for my 3 month old niece and yes the kiddie pool and umbrella were great. The hottubs were wonderful and everything ,clean clean clean.

Then we used the party room that fit all 45 of us to have pizza and drinks. They even have it decorated so you don't need to bring anything in.
The food in the restaurant was a great variety and also had a buffet if you wanted that.
The rooms were very clean and comfortable.

I have already recommended this place to many of my friends and relatives for future parties.
Thanks Mary and staff for making this such a great birthday for our grandson.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Winnipeg Thriftlodge

Property: Winnipeg Thriftlodge
Address: 1400 Notre Dame Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 3G5, Canada
Region: Canada > Manitoba > Winnipeg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Casino Hotel in Winnipeg
Price range (per night): ₹ 4,392 - ₹ 7,428
Hotel Class:2 star — Winnipeg Thriftlodge 2*
Number of rooms: 72
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Great people. Nice rooms. Affordable rates. We offer rooms with 1 queen size bed or 2 double size beds. Close to many attractions and shopping centers. Our indoor water park is a family favorite, also available for birthday parties, with water slides, and hot tubs, and sauna. Our cafe/restaurant is great for coffee, or a completely delicious dinner. Also, the bar and lounge offer great entertainment. We look forward to seeing you ! ... more   less 
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