Monday, 13 October 2014

The reasons I use Travelodge hotels - Plus a giveaway for a night's stay in a Travelodge*

I've been asked to write 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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This is a sponsored post - Everything I've said is honest and based upon my experiences. The giveaway prize will be honoured by the company*

102 comments:

  1. 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 :)

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

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

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  4. to go to a gig in london or nottingham

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  5. Newcastle

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  6. 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.

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

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

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

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

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  11. I would love to go to London for our 1st Year Wedding Anniversary :) thank you for the giveaway x

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

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  13. I would use it as a treat for myself and my hubby to have a child free night ;)

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  14. 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

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

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

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  17. I would go on a date night with hubby to Bath

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

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  19. 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

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  20. i would take my little girl on an adventure to edinburgh

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  21. A night in London to see a show

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

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  23. Would go to London with my other half and go sightseeing

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  24. A trip to London for my partners birthday :)

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

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  26. A very well deserved night away with my partner.

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  27. London for a nice trip away with my other half :)

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  28. London so I could take my girls to Winter Wonderland.

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

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

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

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  32. London to see the sights.

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

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  34. Anywhere, just for a break from the kids.

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  35. Bath - to visit my daughter at university

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

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  37. A night near the airport ready for my next holiday

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  38. It'll be Christmas shopping with Mother for me

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  39. 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!

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

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  41. I would take my partner to see a show in London for his birthday :)

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

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

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  44. I'd find somewhere I've never been before - Gloucester maybe, or Oxford

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  45. laura jayne bates15 October 2014 at 22:21

    myne and husbands anniversary

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  46. A night in london to do some shopping around Christmas time would be great!! xx

    emily x ♥ | emily's beauty blog

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

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  48. I would go to Bath and do some sight seeing

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

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

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  51. 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

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

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

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

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  55. would love to go to london and see a show

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

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  57. Id like to go and visit some friends in Leeds for a night out :)

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

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

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  60. I would stay near the seaside and have a trip with my little boy :-)

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  61. Maybe Brighton or London for our one year wedding anniversary!

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  62. A city break - theres always something happening. Suzanne McC

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

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

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

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

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

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  68. Manchester to see some fab friends

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  69. I would treat my partner to a night away x

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

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

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  72. A nice shopping trip in London

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  73. I would stay in Bournemouth

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  74. 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!

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

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

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  77. 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!

    Ashleigh

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  78. London or Birmingham to visit friends

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

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  80. I'd stay in London and go for afternoon tea :)

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  81. 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.

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  82. football match weekend

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

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

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

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  86. I would use it to take my two grandsons to London

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

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  88. 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
    www.kitsch-n-sync.com

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  89. 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!

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

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  91. 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.

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  92. We would belatedly celebrate our anniversary without the children

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

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

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  95. I'd love to go to Cardiff as I have never been to Wales and really want to go to the Dr Who Experience ;)

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

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  97. I would visit the capital & do some sightseeing

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