Alfreton Travelodge

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Re: Alfreton Travelodge

Post by islandhopper » Mon Jun 27, 2011 23:48

I'm packing plenty of these

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Re: Alfreton Travelodge

Post by SophieC » Tue Jun 28, 2011 10:12

i'm a travelodge person myself this year. making my debut after camping broke something deep, deep down inside of me last year.

travelodge. you'd expect it to be travellodge really eh? it will be a novelty not having a cheeseburger for breakfast everyday i admit.
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Re: Alfreton Travelodge

Post by String Bean Jen » Tue Jun 28, 2011 14:09

Eddie wrote: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.
sweepingthenation wrote:I'm making my Travelodge debut this year. I might play dirty and take vaccum packed freeze-dried food. And eat it raw.
I don't like this total ignoring of the Little Chef! Sure, after the third day the Olympic breakfast starts to look tired, but it is still a thrill to roll out of bed and come downstairs to breakfast with a bunch of fellow Indietracksers. I also like one of the servers that works there - middle aged woman, blond, glasses. Last year she remembered me from the previous year due to my green wellies and rainbow dress! I hope she's there again this year. She's very friendly.

I've just gone off my lunch looking at those candwiches. o_O
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Re: Alfreton Travelodge

Post by jayen_aitch » Tue Jun 28, 2011 21:37

It almost makes me wish I did breakfast.

We just got our train tickets booked. Yey.

For the first time ever we will also be there on the Friday night. Ooooh.

I am a bit worried about the not having a car thing for the first time this year, but there we go.

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Re: Alfreton Travelodge

Post by islandhopper » Tue Jun 28, 2011 22:50

Taxi club

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Re: Alfreton Travelodge

Post by mkgleeds » Tue Jun 28, 2011 22:53

islandhopper wrote:Taxi club
That would be useful - how do we get half a dozen taxis at Butterly station at midnight.

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Re: Alfreton Travelodge

Post by Eddie » Tue Jun 28, 2011 23:52

String Bean Jen wrote: I don't like this total ignoring of the Little Chef! Sure, after the third day the Olympic breakfast starts to look tired, but it is still a thrill to roll out of bed and come downstairs to breakfast with a bunch of fellow Indietracksers.
I was going to try the fabled Olympic breakfast last year. Then I saw the price, almost had an aneurysm and toddled off to Tesco.

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Re: Alfreton Travelodge

Post by a layer of chips » Wed Jun 29, 2011 07:57

That's the problem with Little Chef, isn't it? It's crazy expensive.

Oh, and the food's fucking dreadful too. I always forget that bit.

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Re: Alfreton Travelodge

Post by String Bean Jen » Wed Jun 29, 2011 14:18

Isn't it like £6 for a full breakfast or am I making that up? I know the veggie breakfast is cheaper than the OLYMPIC breakfast. I counter that anyway with a nice fruit smoothie and herbal tea from that delicious coffee stand at the 'tracks.

The taxi situation at Butterley at 12:15am isn't that bad. I think the longest I've had to wait for the one we've ordered is 15 minutes.
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Re: Alfreton Travelodge

Post by sweepingthenation » Wed Jun 29, 2011 15:18

£7.50! http://littlechef.co.uk/menu/breakfast

Two quid for a small bowl of Kellog's, five quid if you want side orders? I might as well smuggle my own in. Except the room doesn't have a fridge and I'd be left with the small cartons of UHT milk, and I'd rather drink raw sewage.

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Re: Alfreton Travelodge

Post by Rocker » Wed Jul 06, 2011 12:57

For those worried about the cost of their Travelodge breakfast here's a tip - always order an extra keema nan in the curry house at Alfreton the night before, then you are covered for any eventuality. This is also my ideal hangover cure.
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Re: Alfreton Travelodge

Post by mkgleeds » Wed Jul 06, 2011 18:53

Or stay up late enough on Sat that by the time you get up on Sun AM you can go straight to the pub on the way back into Alfreton for the £5 Sunday Carvery.

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Re: Alfreton Travelodge

Post by duanne99 » Wed Jul 13, 2011 10:23

Its looking increaingly inlikely that I can make it too the festival this year - So reluctantly I am offering the family room I have booked for friday thru to monday ......... I booked them ages ago so they worked out quite cheap (£120 ish ) if anyone is interested please let me know via pm - Thanks
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Re: Alfreton Travelodge

Post by roundbitsofplastic » Wed Jul 13, 2011 11:09

Oh No! I'm sorry to hear you can't make it :-(

Hope sombody takes you up on your offer, I'm sure they will.
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Re: Alfreton Travelodge

Post by SophieC » Sat Jul 23, 2011 20:44

due to being an old man and the associated heavy grooming needs i'm staying at the travelodge this year. can a travelodge veteran tell me what the deal with getting back at night is? i'd happily be in bed by 10 every night, but having a young trophy wife she's eager to sample the various discos. so, what time is the last train back to butterly? and is it feasible to dick around and then order up a taxi to take us back to the campsite later on?
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Re: Alfreton Travelodge

Post by jayen_aitch » Sat Jul 23, 2011 21:14

Yey. Jamie, welcome to the travelodge party.

It's our first year without the benefit of a car, but I understand the taxis are plentiful. I hope that's right.

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Re: Alfreton Travelodge

Post by islandhopper » Sat Jul 23, 2011 23:41

Yeah, I'm hoping people are going to want to share taxis.

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Re: Alfreton Travelodge

Post by jayen_aitch » Sun Jul 24, 2011 11:09

islandhopper wrote:Yeah, I'm hoping people are going to want to share taxis.
That sounds like a very good idea.

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Re: Alfreton Travelodge

Post by Cabanaucanada » Mon Jul 25, 2011 18:04

islandhopper wrote:Yeah, I'm hoping people are going to want to share taxis.
Don't worry :)

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Re: Alfreton Travelodge

Post by String Bean Jen » Mon Jul 25, 2011 23:25

JamieC wrote:due to being an old man and the associated heavy grooming needs i'm staying at the travelodge this year. can a travelodge veteran tell me what the deal with getting back at night is? i'd happily be in bed by 10 every night, but having a young trophy wife she's eager to sample the various discos. so, what time is the last train back to butterly? and is it feasible to dick around and then order up a taxi to take us back to the campsite later on?
Jamie, at Butterley Station they nicely put up the numbers of local taxi companies (though you can program 'em in your phone earlier in the day when you take a taxi from the hotel, of course). So when you're a bit drunk and lost in the dark after having got off the wee train, just look to the printed numbers on the station doors. We all do it. And then we fight for taxis as they arrive one by one! Or share courteously.
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