Every family can tremble as the costs mount up for those much-needed breaks but if you’re not looking for luxury and are happy to bed down in basic but extremely convenient locations, Travelodge is definitely worth taking a look at. Often thought of as merely a respite from motorway breakdowns in the driving rain (and indeed they are), while keeping costs low, they’ve spruced up their menus and lots of their lodges now have bars and restaurants to keep the grown-ups entertained in the evenings.
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With over 530 hotels located around the UK, Ireland and even Spain, if you’re planning a city break for a whirlwind tour of all the sites, a longer stay or a hotel en-route to your next destination, on the coast or near an airport or motorway, make sure you check out what Travelodge has to offer and splurge your cash on the fun to be had out of doors, saving your pennies on the accommodation. The buildings tend to be fuss free, there to perform a function rather than concerned about aesthetics. But that works to your advantage, keeping the costs low.
They’ll be able to provide family rooms, which are comfortable, functional and clean with warm welcoming beds, essential for young and old alike after a long day on the road. You can all crash on to a comfy king size bed with four plump pillows (perfect for pillow fights!) and a cosy duvet to snuggle under, forgetting all your woes. There are pull out beds or a sofa bed for the kids, so you can all stay together.
In this day and age everyone wants to stay connected, so most of the rooms offer WiFi and early check-in and late check-out to make it even easier for travelling families. You pay for the room when there are 2 adults so kids under 16 go free.
You can refuel at breakfast time, giving free rein to your kids and their plates as they’ll eat for free with each paying adult. Kids will love piling up their plates with all manner of things before heading out for whatever the day has got in store.