Saturday, 21 March 2015

Travelodge York Central | Lifestyle, Travel & My Motherhood Diary

I was very lucky to be offered a two night stay at a Travelodge hotel, so I had to pick York right? I've only ever been once before and didn't have much time to explore (plus all my photos were deleted!), so a couple of days there sounded ideal; and what better than to head over on Mother's Day? 

We stayed in Travelodge York Central, not to be confused with Travelodge York Central Micklegate, which did confuse me a lot! Ours was a beautiful building at the side of the river, and based on Picadilly was a five minute walk from all the shops and the centre. The highlight of my trip! 

The hotel staff were very accommodating as I asked for a couple of things; as I was taking my mum I asked for them to switch the room to a twin, and for a travel cot in the room as Dexter would be travelling with us. The staff were extremely attentive and went out of their way to make us feel comfortable, at home, and organise my changes. Something which I have had experience of at other Travelodges I've stayed at previously. 

The room was very clean, all linen was provided and the travel cot was set up on arrival. The bathroom was a large size (but this could be down to the fact the twin rooms offer disabled access) and had both a bath and a shower. This was perfect for a relaxing pampering bath with my Lush and Yorkshire Soap Co. goodies! 

The hotel itself was also very family friendly, there are two lifts to all floors and the door are very easy to open and close. This can be tricky when handling a buggy and a suitcase!
You are provided with 30 minutes free WIFI access however, it's charged at £3 daily with packages for longer stays. This was my only issue however, if you are looking for a cheap, quality stay you can expect to be paying for extras like this. 

A double room at Travelodge starts at £29, and they have some wonderful offers on for Easter and spring breaks at the moment. We stayed Sunday to Tuesday which would have cost £90* for two nights in a double room for two adults and one child. 

Travelodge also offer breakfast in a box, you can choose from two options: Good Morning and Rise and Shine. The Good morning box contains a bottle of orange juice, a pot of cereal with milk, muffin and Nutrigrain bar whereas the Rise and Shine box contains a bottle of orange, muffin, Eat Natural bar, and a yoghurt. Both cost £4.50* and are great for breakfast on the go. They did also sell extras on their menu (albeit small) and we also picked up a portion of porridge for Dexter costing £1.95*. On the Tuesday morning however, we did opt for a hearty full English breakfast at the Wetherspoons downstairs as we would be travelling back and missing lunch.
We had a wonderful stay at Travelodge York Central, and would like to say a big thank you for letting us stay with them for our two-night City break.

*Two-night stay and breakfast at Travelodge was provided for review purposes however, opinions are all my own.


  1. £29 a night is a cracking deal in such a beautiful city :)

    Ally x

    1. I know! I'm going to have a few more city breaks when Wen comes home for the summer x

  2. My beautiful hometown! I can't believe you have only been to York once. I hope you had a wonderful time exploring and saw lots of places. Did you do any of my recommendations at all? You were really close to York Castle Museum here as well.
    Might have a look and see what deals they have during Easter as Mr C & I have a week off and just need a cheap getaway somewhere. So glad you enjoyed!
    Bee xxx

    1. I didn't know you were from York! It's such a beautiful place, definitely on my list for the summer. We didn't have chance to do much as we only had one day, but we did pop into a few shops :) x

  3. Wow, looks like you had loads of fun =]