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Re: Premier Inn vs Travelodge

Post by leon » Mon Jul 01, 2013 9:52 pm

Ouch thats cheap.
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Re: Premier Inn vs Travelodge

Post by humblebee » Tue Jul 02, 2013 9:42 am

I have developed an unfortunate brand loyalty to Premier Inn because of their bottomless breakfast with veggie sausages and their cunning use of purple to suggest relaxation and a good night's sleep.

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Re: Premier Inn vs Travelodge

Post by matt_crisp » Tue Jul 02, 2013 11:28 am

with the Travel Lodge what's the general consensus on when to check in? I cant go on Friday, just doing the Saturday and Sunday but obviously gates opening and checking in are very different times. Do we ditch the wheels at the lodge early doors, make our way to the site then check in at midnight OR drive directly to the site, not drink at first then drive to the travel lodge after 3pm to check in, which would of course mean losing an hour of fun? leaving the car at the lodge in the morning and checking in after the festival seems to make most sense, its not like they'll give the rooms away to just anybody is it!

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Re: Premier Inn vs Travelodge

Post by darvé » Tue Jul 02, 2013 11:52 am

matt_crisp wrote:with the Travel Lodge what's the general consensus on when to check in? I cant go on Friday, just doing the Saturday and Sunday but obviously gates opening and checking in are very different times. Do we ditch the wheels at the lodge early doors, make our way to the site then check in at midnight OR drive directly to the site, not drink at first then drive to the travel lodge after 3pm to check in, which would of course mean losing an hour of fun? leaving the car at the lodge in the morning and checking in after the festival seems to make most sense, its not like they'll give the rooms away to just anybody is it!
Can you not pay an extra £10 for a 12 o'clock check in?

I'm sure if you've paid and turned up around 11:45 you could check in and still make the 12:30 Butterly to Swanwick express.

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Post by ShaunBrilldream » Tue Jul 02, 2013 3:17 pm

humblebee wrote:I have developed an unfortunate brand loyalty to Premier Inn because of their bottomless breakfast with veggie sausages and their cunning use of purple to suggest relaxation and a good night's sleep.
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Re: Premier Inn vs Travelodge

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Re: Premier Inn vs Travelodge

Post by Cloudy Cat » Tue Jul 02, 2013 7:06 pm

We're staying at the Premier Inn right next to the M1. There's an outlet centre nearby to cater for the wife's consumer passions.

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Re: Premier Inn vs Travelodge

Post by stolenwine » Wed Jul 03, 2013 12:23 am

we're in the travelodge, even though i MUCH prefer the premier inn cleanliness-wise and generally (i like that there's a sainsbury's so close by and also that you can walk back from the festival!) BUT travelodge was just too cheap to resist this year. i hope i don't regret switching back! and i also hope i don't get another cold shower like the last time i stayed there.

edit: i'm sure i'm gonna regret this when i can't get a taxi back and am stuck waiting somewhere for 45 minutes til a cab arrives :\
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Re: Premier Inn vs Travelodge

Post by timahall » Wed Jul 03, 2013 11:55 am

Travelodge for us this year.

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Re: Premier Inn vs Travelodge

Post by jayen_aitch » Mon Jul 08, 2013 8:14 pm

Premier Inn for me, looking forward to seeing you all again.

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Re: Premier Inn vs Travelodge

Post by matt_crisp » Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:18 pm

so the lodge just phoned me up, they're over booked by ten rooms this weekend so my two rooms will probably be sourced out elsewhere.....what a fucking joke! I booked the rooms in February! maybe January....anyway, it takes the piss, whet are they going to put us now, surely everywhere within striking distance is fully booked! they can't say where they'll send me or if rooms will be at the same place, they'd better compensate me for this, it's bloody inconvenient, or breaks the contact I surely have with them and it's surely going to cost money in extra travel....I'm typing this on my phone and I'mpissed of so I'm going to stop now, but I'm not happy, we booked in march to ensure a got a room.........

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Re: Premier Inn vs Travelodge

Post by matt_crisp » Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:19 pm

it want march it was February..or January
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Re: Premier Inn vs Travelodge

Post by islandhopper » Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:23 pm

Afraid Travelodge are pretty notorious for that. They deliberately overbook and some people don't even find out they don't have a room until they get there late at night. It's really shitty though - hope you manage to sort out something reasonable.

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Re: Premier Inn vs Travelodge

Post by Trev » Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:25 pm

Woah, that's shit Matt.

I'd be furious if it happened to me (goes looking for my premier inn booking confirmation).

Edit - seems I booked the Premier Inn back in September 2012. That was forward planning.
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Re: Premier Inn vs Travelodge

Post by matt_crisp » Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:32 pm

I'm furious, with travel lodge you pay in advance! I need a lawyer!

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Re: Premier Inn vs Travelodge

Post by matt_crisp » Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:33 pm

I was joking about the lawyer... so annoying though, how dare they

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Re: Premier Inn vs Travelodge

Post by matt_crisp » Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:55 pm

islandhopper wrote:Afraid Travelodge are pretty notorious for that. They deliberately overbook and some people don't even find out they don't have a room until they get there late at night. It's really shitty though - hope you manage to sort out something reasonable.

out of interest do you know what happened to the people who didn't find out til the night, did they sleep in the foyer or were they forced to rock and roll all night and party every day...in Alfreton? maybe they'll upgrade us to somewhere really swanky with breakfast laid on and a personal driver.

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Re: Premier Inn vs Travelodge

Post by Murray » Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:41 pm

matt_crisp wrote:
islandhopper wrote:Afraid Travelodge are pretty notorious for that. They deliberately overbook and some people don't even find out they don't have a room until they get there late at night. It's really shitty though - hope you manage to sort out something reasonable.

out of interest do you know what happened to the people who didn't find out til the night, did they sleep in the foyer or were they forced to rock and roll all night and party every day...in Alfreton? maybe they'll upgrade us to somewhere really swanky with breakfast laid on and a personal driver.
I need to cancel my room at the Premier Inn as I'm due to be in The Travelodge (yeah, it's complicated and involves hedging bets and economics). I can see if I can transfer the booking to you if that will help? But whereas the Lodge is approx £99, the Prem is approx £240...

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Re: Premier Inn vs Travelodge

Post by islandhopper » Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:44 pm

matt_crisp wrote:
islandhopper wrote:Afraid Travelodge are pretty notorious for that. They deliberately overbook and some people don't even find out they don't have a room until they get there late at night. It's really shitty though - hope you manage to sort out something reasonable.

out of interest do you know what happened to the people who didn't find out til the night, did they sleep in the foyer or were they forced to rock and roll all night and party every day...in Alfreton? maybe they'll upgrade us to somewhere really swanky with breakfast laid on and a personal driver.
I've only read things about it in the press and I seem to recall Kid canaveral spoke about it happening to them on twitter one day. Basically I think you get told to go to whatever Travelodge with a spare room is nearest.

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Re: Premier Inn vs Travelodge

Post by stolenwine » Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:15 pm

WHAT. holy shit. ok, i'm in panic mode now. fuck. are they allowed to do that and not even tell you in advance? we're taking a much later train so won't get there for ages. GAAAAAH. i really hope that doesn't happen to us.

that's so shit that they've done that to you, matt. i hope they pay for the cabs etc. because that's just totally shit and out of order. hope something works out somehow :(
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