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Travelodge Skeeby Review

So Travelodge I’m sure most of you will have stayed in one before at some point in your lives, well I have only stayed in them once before and this weekend was my second experience.

My first experience of Travelodge was so bad it put us off using them again, the first time the rooms where dirty with bathrooms looking like they had never been cleaned, loud sex from the room next door at 9pm and no working heating.

Well on a journey up to Scotland we needed a mid stop off point to break the journey up and first choice is normally premier inn but this time Travelodge location was better, so booked up and for £31 thought can’t go wrong.

The lodge at Skeeby looks fine from the outside but inside tells another story, I think all Travelodge buildings are like an old premier inn that was forgotten about and never maintained.

Holes in the wall, cut off wires to the towel rail and a welcome telling us not to expect too much from our stay.

The room was alright and to be fair for £31 I would not turn it down again but looking at our return home journey they wanted £103 for the same room which is crazy, I don’t know why Travelodge don’t seem to look after the upkeep of their buildings and rooms when they still wish to charge over a hundred pounds on weekend nights.

If I was paying over a hundred I would expect a few luxuries from my stay like on site restaurant or bar etc.

I can safely say I won’t be looking to book with a Travelodge again in the future and would never recommend them either, premier inn on the other hand have never let me down so far and still offer great priced rooms with advanced bookings.

If anyone from Travelodge reads this I would love to hear some views and reasons on the lack of upkeep on the rooms.

Winelodge Hotel Lowestoft Review

So thought a night away was in order as its been a while and I do like to travel and explore all places so wanted to try the East coast of England.

While looking for cheap last minute hotel deals I kept getting results for a new place I had never seen Winelodge hotel rooms.

These rooms where next to the Winelodge bar / nightclub or behind the Winelodge bar / canteen.

Generally I like to stay in a premier inn as often had the best experiences with these and never really been let down but I’m all up for trying new places.

So in Lowestoft there are 2 Winelodge locations looking very similar to a Wetherspoon’s pub was my first thought but images of the room’s looked nice and prices decent.

It said there was 50 parking spaces outside the main location you could park at and yep no problem got a space although I would guess more like 20-30 spaces looking at it.

Bar all looked nice and all was modern and tidy, was told we where down the road at the second location which was literally 1 minute walk down the road at a smaller Winelodge bar and canteen.

The rooms where round the back and it felt a little like you where waking into the kitchen or bins area going up to find the room.

Rooms where nice and modern and simple though so no complaints with a nice size shower.

The sink on the other hand hmm had a shelf right above it and was so small you could not really use it mainly due to the shelf location.

Bed was comfy and nice had good tv and tea coffee Ect so all good there.

Main problem was its location on one of the hottest weeks for years had to shut all the windows as noise coming from the street woke us up a fair few times as its right on a roundabout and side road.

Had food and drinks in both locations very similar indeed to Wetherspoon’s with the drinks just being a little more on the expensive side.

I will say breakfast was very good and the chef at the bar and canteen deserves a pay rise as he seemed to have to run it all by himself while we where there and was nice bloke making a nice breakfast.

Overall I don’t think I would stay again at a Winelodge due to the noise situation and I wonder what it would’ve been like staying at the nightclub rooms up the road.

Overall if your looking for just a cheap room you can get them for around £50 with breakfast but I think for a little more the premier inn is a little more professional and higher quality.

The Pineapple Mai Tai cocktail was tasty though!

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