The reasons I use Travelodge hotels – Plus a giveaway for a night’s stay in a Travelodge*

I’ve been asked to write this sponsored about the benefits of staying in a Travelodge* which is a really easy thing for me to write as Travelodge have been my absolute go-to in hotels ever since I was old enough to need to find places to stay.

I’ve been using Travelodge hotels since I was in my late teens – A good friend and I used to travel around the country, from time to time, to follow a band that we loved and who we used to hang out with after their gigs. It was a fantastic time for so many reasons and Travelodge became a bit of a no brainer from then on in. We were students so we didn’t have a lot of money and a lot of the time we weren’t booking with a lot of advance planning; we needed somewhere affordable and easy to book at short notice.

When we first started our adventures we used to check out a variety of places to stay but it soon became apparent that Travelodge was always the best option – It was cheap, it was easy, we could book with plenty of advance timing or last minute and there’s hotels absolutely everywhere. When you’re staying in a big town, or city, it’s not like you only have one place you can stay, you can spend a bit of time working out which are the closest to where you want to be and then see which of those is the cheapest – That was always how we worked it out anyway (though we were often happy to be a bit further away to save some more money. Sometimes the places we stayed in weren’t the most up-to-date but they were never bad and we were never unhappy with our stay.
These less up-to-date rooms are less and less likely to happen now that Travelodge are refurbishing 500 hotels across the UK! Earlier this year I had two events to attend in London, the premier of Divergent on one day and then the Makeup Revolution launch the next day; obviously we needed somewhere to stay. I didn’t even consider anywhere else, Travelodge was the obvious choice and in somewhere like London there are So many to pick from.
I went for the London Central Warterloo hotel because it was not too far from where we needed to be but it was also a lot cheaper than those that were a bit closer. We were pleasantly surprised by our room, which I now know were refurbished a few years ago, it was a lot like the one above but without the sofa and with more space next to the bed as the desk was next to it (I didn’t get pics even though we planned to).

The room was big, it was really clean, it was airy, and nicely fitted out. The bathroom was a nice size and, again, really clean. The thing that I loved the most was the huge, super comfortable mattress – I kid you not it was the most comfy mattress that I’ve ever slept on! We have a new mattress at home and we were sensible, going for a firm one, but I just Wish that we had something as comfy and squishy as the one we had in that Travelodge room.

So imagine that 500 hotels across the UK are going to be even better than the one that I stayed in recently… well you can guess where I’ll be going the next time I need to stay away from home. They’re basic, they’re simple but they do the job and they do it really well.

I’ve been really lucky to be able to offer you the opportunity to stay in a Travelodge of your choice, within the UK, for one night. Maybe you want to have a weekend away with your other half, maybe you want a shopping trip in London or celebrate a special occasion – This is the chance to have somewhere to stay for a night whilst you have a bit of time away from home!

To enter you need to use the Rafflecopter widget below:

– You must be 18 or over to enter the giveaway

– The Giveaway is open within the UK only
– The stay cannot be redeemed from 15/12/14 to 05/01/15 or  from 13/02/15 to 16/02/15
– The booking depends upon availability in the hotel of your choice for the night of your choice
– The stay must be redeemed within 6 months of the end of the giveaway (by 12/05/15)
– The winner will be picked via Rafflecopter
– I will need to pass on the winner’s details to the company in order for them to sort out your prize.
– The winner will have 28 days to respond to my email informing them of the win, if they do not respond another winner will be drawn.
– The giveaway runs until midnight on 11th November 2014

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  1. Emma Walters October 13, 2014 / 10:23 am

    would be a wonderful break for me & my OH. Only had 1 night away without the boys since my 3 year old was born so definitely ready for a rest 🙂

  2. Mellissa Williams October 13, 2014 / 11:14 am

    I stayed at the one in Cardiff central Queen street recently and thought it was great so may use it there again

  3. Liz Burton October 13, 2014 / 12:46 pm

    I fancy a stay in central London then get up early on Sunday morning to explore and take photos while nobody else is up!

  4. Lynsey Buchanan October 13, 2014 / 5:25 pm


  5. Sophie Mae October 13, 2014 / 5:32 pm

    this would be an amazing win for myself and my OH, havent had the chance or money to have a night in a Hotel. Would love it, it'd be exciting.

  6. jodie crossley October 13, 2014 / 5:43 pm

    would love to go to london to celebrate our 8 year anniversary with my boyfriend

  7. Tracy Hughes October 13, 2014 / 5:43 pm

    I study away from home so stay in hotels, this would give me a free night!

  8. Emma Nixon October 13, 2014 / 5:51 pm

    It would be nice to get away. I would combine it with a shopping / afternoon tea trip. Maybe in London

  9. Jennifer C October 13, 2014 / 6:03 pm

    I've got some upcoming concerts in Manchester and London that I need to stay overnight for, so this prize would be perfect!

  10. Elizabeth Briggs October 13, 2014 / 6:38 pm

    I would love to go to London for our 1st Year Wedding Anniversary 🙂 thank you for the giveaway x

  11. Lorraine October 13, 2014 / 6:50 pm

    One near Windsor, we have only passed through quickly and it looks a lovely town. Like to see more ~

  12. corinne henson October 13, 2014 / 6:51 pm

    I would use it as a treat for myself and my hubby to have a child free night 😉

  13. rozsarg October 13, 2014 / 7:09 pm

    I would go to London, there is so much to see and do in a day that an overnight stay in a travelodge would give me more time and freedom to explore this Ancient city

  14. Jen English October 13, 2014 / 7:09 pm

    I would use it as a surprise night away for hubby and myself. We love to visit different places we've never been before

  15. olivia280177 October 13, 2014 / 7:12 pm

    Probably London – loads to do there, and they're normally too pricey there when I have looked

  16. jenniwren12 October 13, 2014 / 7:21 pm

    I would go on a date night with hubby to Bath

  17. jo October 13, 2014 / 7:27 pm

    I would choose one in London I would love to take my girls there

  18. Sam Bailey October 13, 2014 / 7:37 pm

    Nov 23rd this year is my 40th birthday and it falls on a sunday., im hoping to get away somewhere with my newish fella as on that weekend we will have been together 8 months….. so of course its still all roses and romance lol

  19. Vicky Hallnewman October 13, 2014 / 8:18 pm

    i would take my little girl on an adventure to edinburgh

  20. Anonymous October 13, 2014 / 8:32 pm

    A night in London to see a show

  21. Felicity Kelly October 13, 2014 / 8:43 pm

    I would use it to stay near a theme park with my family

  22. Zoe G October 13, 2014 / 8:44 pm

    Would go to London with my other half and go sightseeing

  23. Leanne Mckenna October 13, 2014 / 9:00 pm

    A trip to London for my partners birthday 🙂

  24. Lisa Everaert October 13, 2014 / 9:15 pm

    I would head to london for a night out with my partner. Theatre, dinner, dance and relaxation xx

  25. Vicki90 October 13, 2014 / 10:10 pm

    London for a nice trip away with my other half 🙂

  26. Leanne Lunn October 13, 2014 / 10:10 pm

    London so I could take my girls to Winter Wonderland.

  27. Victoria R Morrison October 13, 2014 / 10:24 pm

    I would take my boyfriend away for a surprise break – we have always wanted to visit Edinburgh!

  28. katie skeoch October 13, 2014 / 10:31 pm

    I would use it for the airport to have a lovely relaxing night before we fly out on our next break x

  29. Kat Lucas October 14, 2014 / 12:12 am

    I would use it to go to London for the Christmas in the Park

  30. Anonymous October 14, 2014 / 12:00 pm

    London to see the sights.

  31. jadring October 14, 2014 / 12:52 pm

    I'd have a nice night away with my husband away from the children and spend some quality time together

  32. Anonymous October 14, 2014 / 1:52 pm

    Anywhere, just for a break from the kids.

  33. Kap24 October 14, 2014 / 2:28 pm

    Bath – to visit my daughter at university

  34. Anonymous October 14, 2014 / 3:08 pm

    I`d like to go to London and see a show, and have an overnight stay.

  35. Anonymous October 14, 2014 / 4:00 pm

    A night near the airport ready for my next holiday

  36. Carrie October 14, 2014 / 4:38 pm

    It'll be Christmas shopping with Mother for me

  37. Janet Roskell October 14, 2014 / 4:44 pm

    I have always wanted to take my kids sight seeing there as they have never been to London before, we could go and wave at the queen and get our photos taken at platform 9 3/4 and see big ben and camden market shopping and so so much more!

  38. Anonymous October 14, 2014 / 5:01 pm

    It would be great to use it as a treat for myself and my other half.

  39. Natalie White October 14, 2014 / 6:48 pm

    I would take my partner to see a show in London for his birthday 🙂

  40. Stephanie Whitehouse October 15, 2014 / 8:58 am

    It's ages since we've been to Belsay Hall in Northumberland, so I 'd go there

  41. sarahlouisa October 15, 2014 / 3:42 pm

    I would take my Mum to London as she's never visited there before and it's a great city!

  42. M Allen October 15, 2014 / 9:10 pm

    I'd find somewhere I've never been before – Gloucester maybe, or Oxford

  43. laura jayne bates October 15, 2014 / 9:21 pm

    myne and husbands anniversary

  44. Lucy Bishop October 25, 2014 / 10:36 am

    I'd choose one in wales near my best friend and her 5 children so we could visit x

  45. Mary Chez October 25, 2014 / 1:13 pm

    I would go to Bath and do some sight seeing

  46. AliceMegan October 25, 2014 / 3:38 pm

    I'd go to London to the Harry Potter studio tour

  47. julie roo October 26, 2014 / 12:12 pm

    A bit of grown up time, a gig (or live band pub), a meal somewhere unchildfriendly, and a late night.

  48. Laura Side Street October 26, 2014 / 11:09 pm

    I would love to go away with my partner one more time before our next baby arrives – maybe Manchester or Bath or even London

    Laura x

  49. Liam Bishop October 27, 2014 / 11:30 am

    With my wife, a trip to London to have a break with just the two of us to do London-y things!

  50. Saetana October 27, 2014 / 3:48 pm

    I'd take my husband for a mini break in Bath for his 50th birthday ;o)

  51. Saetana October 27, 2014 / 3:49 pm

    Just an addition to my previous comment: my Rafflecopter entries are in my real name NIKKI HAYES

  52. clair downham October 27, 2014 / 6:54 pm

    would love to go to london and see a show

  53. freckleface October 29, 2014 / 9:08 pm

    I would love to go to London for a weekend of exploring.

  54. Melissa Breckon November 2, 2014 / 2:14 pm

    Id like to go and visit some friends in Leeds for a night out 🙂

  55. Solange November 2, 2014 / 7:26 pm

    I would use it as a surprise night away for my boyfriend and me

  56. Linda Hobbis November 3, 2014 / 12:53 pm

    I'd go to the Bath Waterside hotel with the kids – we love Bath – and we'd go to Dyrham Park too.

  57. Rebecca Taylor November 3, 2014 / 2:48 pm

    I would stay near the seaside and have a trip with my little boy 🙂

  58. eleanor73 November 4, 2014 / 2:46 pm

    Maybe Brighton or London for our one year wedding anniversary!

  59. Anonymous November 4, 2014 / 6:24 pm

    A city break – theres always something happening. Suzanne McC

  60. debbie godbolt November 4, 2014 / 11:27 pm

    hi i would love to win to stay near my children live an spend some quality time with them x

  61. Ness (@jibberjabberuk) November 5, 2014 / 10:43 am

    We'd probably go up to the Lake District. We stayed in a Travelodge in Barrow before.

  62. Kim Newsome November 5, 2014 / 11:33 am

    We are flying to Vegas in May to get married, and will need to stay in a hotel near Heathrow the night before!

  63. Lynsey S November 5, 2014 / 4:13 pm

    I'd take hubby away for the night, doesn't matter where as long as we are away without the kids and together

  64. Ruthy November 5, 2014 / 4:46 pm

    I'd treat myself to a night away..and not worry about work the next day!

  65. Anonymous November 5, 2014 / 9:57 pm

    I would treat my partner to a night away x

  66. Sheila Reeves November 7, 2014 / 5:41 pm

    I'd use it to go and see my son in Yorkshire

  67. Hi Samantha Sugden here November 7, 2014 / 6:28 pm

    I would use it to spent a night in London as I am looking at staying in London in January

  68. Anna Laird November 8, 2014 / 1:20 pm

    A nice shopping trip in London

  69. Anonymous November 8, 2014 / 4:12 pm

    I would stay in Bournemouth

  70. Anonymous November 8, 2014 / 4:45 pm

    I would use it to spend a very rare night away just me and hubby (hopefully one of my lovely family members would have our 3 kids!) We wouldn't mind where we stayed as we would just enjoy exploring the local area together, like we used to do before we were parrents!

  71. Angiemb76 November 8, 2014 / 4:54 pm

    It would have to be a trip to London. not been for a few years and miss it so much x

  72. fizzycat November 8, 2014 / 5:24 pm

    A day in Manchester and a night at travelodge to see the Christmas markets!

  73. mummy24 November 8, 2014 / 5:33 pm

    I would use it for a wee overnight stay with the kids and my husband! Not sure where yet – we would find someplace that had something fun to do nearby!


  74. Anonymous November 8, 2014 / 6:37 pm

    London or Birmingham to visit friends

  75. Natalie Holland November 8, 2014 / 7:16 pm

    I moved to York around 5 years ago – I'd love to go to London and visit my best friends!

  76. Sarah November 8, 2014 / 11:58 pm

    I'd stay in London and go for afternoon tea 🙂

  77. Sally Ann Savo November 9, 2014 / 12:29 am

    I would visit one of my best friends in Cardiff (I'm from London). It'll be great to stay over there without having to leave at a certain time.

  78. Anonymous November 9, 2014 / 8:59 am

    football match weekend

  79. Zowee Moore November 9, 2014 / 12:41 pm

    I would use this fab prize to go late night christmas shopping with my partner in either Plymouth or Exeter 🙂

  80. Kristy Brown November 9, 2014 / 2:42 pm

    I would use mine to visit my godson as it's a 7hr trek there

  81. Bubbles17 November 9, 2014 / 4:19 pm

    I would take my children for a day out and then stay overnight somewhere to make it really fun for them.

  82. domesticated November 9, 2014 / 4:54 pm

    I would use it to take my two grandsons to London

  83. Dale Askew November 9, 2014 / 6:15 pm

    I'd take my mum on a weekend break to Glasgow, she's never been to Scotland

  84. Jenifer - Kitsch N Sync November 10, 2014 / 8:26 am

    My boyfriend & I went to the gadget show in Birmingham once and stayed for his birthday, he was only mentioning the other day he'd like to be able to go again as we had a lovely weekend, so I'd surprise him and book that! 🙂

    Jen xx

  85. Kate O'Neill November 10, 2014 / 10:06 am

    I'd go to Manchester to see my brother – his place is too small for me to stay at his, so a night in a Travelodge would be perfect!

  86. Linda Macdonald November 10, 2014 / 12:23 pm

    I'd love to go to Edinburgh in the Spring.

  87. Robyn Logan Clarke November 11, 2014 / 9:53 am

    We would use it to go and see my grandmother in Darlington, she's been very down lately and we would love to surprise her with a visit.

  88. Lynsey S November 11, 2014 / 1:50 pm

    We would belatedly celebrate our anniversary without the children

  89. EmJai Harris November 11, 2014 / 5:02 pm

    I would go and visit friends in Wales and stay overnight.

  90. Paula Maher November 11, 2014 / 8:32 pm

    I'd head to Manchester to visit my son who's in Uni there.

  91. Gemma Hooper November 11, 2014 / 11:04 pm

    I'd love to go to Cardiff as I have never been to Wales and really want to go to the Dr Who Experience 😉

  92. Tara Watkins November 11, 2014 / 11:49 pm

    Id love a weekend away with the kids, havent been able to afford one in a long time

  93. Jo Jones November 22, 2014 / 8:42 pm

    I would visit the capital & do some sightseeing

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