|Facilities | Rating | Reviews|
|Road:||M1 between J25 and J26|
MAP AND DIRECTIONS
|Address:||Moto Hospitality Ltd|
Trowell Motorway Services Area
|Telephone number:||0115 932 0291|
|Signposted from the road?||Yes|
|Previous operators:||Mecca Leisure, Granada|
|Services type:||Two sites located between junctions, connected by an internal bridge.|
|Visit Trowell Northbound/Moto's official website|
Visit Trowell Southbound/Moto's official website
Trowell has a history of being slated but Moto have worked hard to brighten it up a bit. The northbound and southbound sites are very different, with northbound having had an extension. The car park is very small and finding spaces can sometimes be difficult.
Catering: Burger King, Costa, Greggs, West Cornwall Pasty Co., Costa Express, Krispy Kreme
Shops: Fone Bitz, M&S Simply Food, WHSmith, Top Gift
Main Amenities: Ecotricity electric vehicle charging point, Full Hou$e, Lucky Coin, Picnic Tables, Showers, Multi Faith Room
Forecourt: BP, Shop, Costa Express, Krispy Kreme, Air1 AdBlue
northbound only: Greggs
southbound only: Costa
First two hours free for all vehicles, after which cars must pay £15 and HGVs, caravans and motorhomes £22, or £23.50 to include a £10 food voucher.
Prices are paid using PayByPhone - more details. The location code is 2471 (northbound) and 2472 (southbound).
The fees are strictly enforced by CP Plus.
Trivia and History
Use with care. Outdated surveys have been included for interest only.
In 2015, May 2012 and August 2011, Visit England rated the services as 3 stars.
In 2006, Holiday Which? gave Trowell a rock-bottom 1/5 in their survey. It didn't come last though, Cullompton on the M5 did.
In 2005 and again in 2006, the services won a five-star loo award.
In 1991, a Which? survey rated the services as "average".
A 1978 government review described the services as "spotless and impressive".
In 1977 Egon Ronay made a rare positive comment about the services, describing the food as "almost good on occasion". It was the only place which he said was trying to provide a "comfortable, restful, pleasant restaurant", and appreciated the "extensive" menu. The café was not as good was the waitress service, but was still clean with prompt service.
|Donington Park (11 miles)||Services on the M1||Tibshelf (14 miles)|
|Donington Park (11 miles)||Moto services||
Woolley Edge (51 miles)|
Doncaster (North) (54 miles)
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