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Re: Alfreton Travelodge

Post by Blank Frack » Sun Mar 06, 2011 2:48 am

Yay! My room is booked. Now I just need an Indietracks ticket and I'll be ready for swinging people around in the carpark.
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Re: Alfreton Travelodge

Post by stolenwine » Mon Mar 07, 2011 12:52 am

Blank Frack wrote:Yay! My room is booked. Now I just need an Indietracks ticket and I'll be ready for swinging people around in the carpark.
hurrah! i'm gonna have to stop by the carpark just to partake in this again ;)
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Re: Alfreton Travelodge

Post by Colin » Fri Mar 11, 2011 1:59 pm

Travelodge n00b here - is the Alfreton 'lodge a walkable distance from the festival site or do people get taxis?

If the latter, I figure it might be worth driving up the road to Mansfield where they're doing £19 rooms. I don't know that I need to drink so badly that it's worth an extra £90 on hotels, plus taxi fares.

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Re: Alfreton Travelodge

Post by String Bean Jen » Fri Mar 11, 2011 2:11 pm

Colin wrote:Travelodge n00b here - is the Alfreton 'lodge a walkable distance from the festival site or do people get taxis?

If the latter, I figure it might be worth driving up the road to Mansfield where they're doing £19 rooms. I don't know that I need to drink so badly that it's worth an extra £90 on hotels, plus taxi fares.
Hello Travelodge n00b! No, it's not really walkable - at least at night - due to dark country roads and lanes, even though it's just over 2 miles. You could take a leisurely stroll during the day, I'm sure. Taxis each way end up being @ £10 total which is nice 'n' easy to split when you share taxis. That's the good thing about this Travelodge - it's all Indietracks folk so there are always friends and randoms to split taxi costs with going to and coming from the festival.

The Mansfield Premier Inn looks to be @ 6 miles from Butterley Railway Station so the taxi costs will be considerably more and there *might* be fewer people to split taxi costs with but then again, if you can get a £19 room, the cost might work in your favour.
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Re: Alfreton Travelodge

Post by Colin » Fri Mar 11, 2011 2:16 pm

Thanks Jennifer. I'm probably driving down from Glasgow so if I was staying at Mansfield I'd stay off the sauce and just drive there at the end of each day.

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Re: Alfreton Travelodge

Post by Eddie » Fri Mar 11, 2011 2:18 pm

Reading this, I'm pondering running my own Travelodge taxi service this year.

I'll have a car with a few spare seats in so should be able to ferry a few people back and forth.

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Re: Alfreton Travelodge

Post by nik » Fri Mar 11, 2011 3:24 pm

Just to let you know that if you book each night individually, you can get the slightly discounted sale rooms.

So, I just booked a family room from Friday to Monday for £112...which is pretty good I think.
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Re: Alfreton Travelodge

Post by Colin » Fri Mar 11, 2011 3:38 pm

nik wrote:Just to let you know that if you book each night individually, you can get the slightly discounted sale rooms.

So, I just booked a family room from Friday to Monday for £112...which is pretty good I think.
Thanks for the heads up. These are the rates I'm currently seeing for individual nights:

Fri 29th - £35.75
Sat 30th - £48.95
Sun 31st - £23.50

Giving a total of about £108 (compared to £147 when booking all three nights together).

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Re: Alfreton Travelodge

Post by nik » Fri Mar 11, 2011 4:12 pm

yeah, those are the ones I got...but I paid the £1.50 per night refund insurance thing. In case I die.
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Re: Alfreton Travelodge

Post by mkgleeds » Fri Mar 11, 2011 5:11 pm

Colin wrote:Travelodge n00b here - is the Alfreton 'lodge a walkable distance from the festival site or do people get taxis?

If the latter, I figure it might be worth driving up the road to Mansfield where they're doing £19 rooms. I don't know that I need to drink so badly that it's worth an extra £90 on hotels, plus taxi fares.
Have walked it before when the taxi wait was too long - but takes about 30 mins.
Taxi is only a couple of quid each if shared.

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Re: Alfreton Travelodge

Post by Eddie » Fri Mar 11, 2011 5:34 pm

Colin wrote:
nik wrote:Just to let you know that if you book each night individually, you can get the slightly discounted sale rooms.

So, I just booked a family room from Friday to Monday for £112...which is pretty good I think.
Thanks for the heads up. These are the rates I'm currently seeing for individual nights:

Fri 29th - £35.75
Sat 30th - £48.95
Sun 31st - £23.50

Giving a total of about £108 (compared to £147 when booking all three nights together).
A quick warning about doing things this way: the desk will sometimes make it awkward for you if you do.

When we went to End of the Road last year, I'd booked the room in a similar way, and upon check-in was told that I'd basically need to check-out and check back in again each day, as they may need to move rooms around based on whatever else was booked. This didn't actually happen in the end, but I still had to check with the desk each day to confirm we were staying in the same room again that night.

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Re: Alfreton Travelodge

Post by The Sad Witch » Fri Mar 11, 2011 6:19 pm

Eddie wrote:
A quick warning about doing things this way: the desk will sometimes make it awkward for you if you do.

When we went to End of the Road last year, I'd booked the room in a similar way, and upon check-in was told that I'd basically need to check-out and check back in again each day, as they may need to move rooms around based on whatever else was booked. This didn't actually happen in the end, but I still had to check with the desk each day to confirm we were staying in the same room again that night.
What a pain! they have been really good about this in previous years at Alfreton and don't make us check in/out every day with the saver rooms. I should think this would create a lot of work over the weekend considering they will probably be fully booked! I would say go for the saver rates, its a considerable amount of beer money.
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Re: Alfreton Travelodge

Post by Colin » Fri Mar 11, 2011 7:24 pm

Eddie wrote:
A quick warning about doing things this way: the desk will sometimes make it awkward for you if you do.
I kinda thought they might do that. Personally I wouldn't mind changing room each day to save £40 but that maybe says more about my tight-fistedness than anything else...

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Re: Alfreton Travelodge

Post by mattfineday » Thu Mar 24, 2011 3:54 pm

I'm so excited to go to my FIRST EVER indietracks. Blush! Just booked rooms here. Can't wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Alfreton Travelodge

Post by The Boy and the Cloud » Sun May 29, 2011 12:23 pm

anyone have room for a swede in their room?

if you do, please drop me line at krister dot bladh @ gmail
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Re: Alfreton Travelodge

Post by Blank Frack » Sun May 29, 2011 1:04 pm

The Boy and the Cloud wrote:anyone have room for a swede in their room?

if you do, please drop me line at krister dot bladh @ gmail
just sent you a FB message :)
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Re: Alfreton Travelodge

Post by islandhopper » Mon Jun 27, 2011 8:19 pm

Who's in the Travelodge / Little Chef crew then? Don't let that Ripley lot have all the fun / breakfasts.

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Re: Alfreton Travelodge

Post by mkgleeds » Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:17 pm

islandhopper wrote:Who's in the Travelodge / Little Chef crew then? Don't let that Ripley lot have all the fun / breakfasts.
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Re: Alfreton Travelodge

Post by Eddie » Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:25 pm

I'm at the Travelodge, but I'm fickle when it comes to breakfast. Did a Tesco/Sainsburys combination last year. Pondering braving the Wetherspoons this year.

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Re: Alfreton Travelodge

Post by sweepingthenation » Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:38 pm

I'm making my Travelodge debut this year. I might play dirty and take vaccum packed freeze-dried food. And eat it raw.

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