Page 13 of 13

Re: Alfreton Travelodge

Posted: Sun May 13, 2012 09:00
by matt_crisp
due to a combination of stupidity on my part and other people plannig my life without telling me I now can't go to Indietracks this year.The upshot of this is that I have a booking at the Travelodge for the Saturday and Sunday night that I can't use. i got the bog standard cheap rate so can't get a refund, but it might as well be used by someone. as i say it's only for the Saturday and Sunday night (i was never going to be able to get there for the Friday night but now i can't get there for any night - familes eh, can't live eith em, can't kill em but if anyone wants it let me know. oh it's a family room so that sleeps what, 3?

Re: Alfreton Travelodge

Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 21:02
by sweepingthenation
Oddly, Alfreton Travelodge has been mentioned in the jubilee concert Guardian liveblog. I was there yesterday, as the Little Chef seemed an appropriate lunch stopoff point between Wakefield and Nottingham. Quite busy. And yet somehow also sad, as there wasn't a single friendly indiepop face to be seen.

Re: Alfreton Travelodge

Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 14:19
by stolenwine
so, i'm SUPER DUMB. i'm booked into the premier inn with 2 others. the problem is, premier inn only allows 2 people max per room.

so now we're kind of fucked. does anyone wanna swap a travelodge room for a premier inn one? it's a double room. let me know if so!

Re: Alfreton Travelodge

Posted: Wed Jan 01, 2014 11:30
by sweepingthenation
Just remembered something I've been meaning to mention for weeks.

I popped into Alfreton Travelodge recently for a Little Chef Sunday lunch (not especially, I was passing on the way back home), and the little atrium bit between the hotel reception and the restaurant has been renovated.

It's been turned into a Burger King kiosk.

Re: Alfreton Travelodge

Posted: Fri Jul 04, 2014 20:24
by duanne99
Just been allowed out to play by the other half lol - but have left it way to late to find reasonably close/priced accomodation - please pm me if for any reason a room comes available - cheers folks

Re: Alfreton Travelodge

Posted: Sat Jul 05, 2014 09:19
by moopind
stolenwine wrote:so, i'm SUPER DUMB. i'm booked into the premier inn with 2 others. the problem is, premier inn only allows 2 people max per room.

so now we're kind of fucked. does anyone wanna swap a travelodge room for a premier inn one? it's a double room. let me know if so!
Which nights have you booked for? We have Fri, Sat, Sun at Travelodge for 2, see? Would happily exchange.

Re: Alfreton Travelodge

Posted: Sun Jul 06, 2014 07:37
by moopind
moopind wrote:
stolenwine wrote:so, i'm SUPER DUMB. i'm booked into the premier inn with 2 others. the problem is, premier inn only allows 2 people max per room.

so now we're kind of fucked. does anyone wanna swap a travelodge room for a premier inn one? it's a double room. let me know if so!
Which nights have you booked for? We have Fri, Sat, Sun at Travelodge for 2, see? Would happily exchange.
I do know it isn't 2012. I am just in denial (silly me).

Re: Alfreton Travelodge

Posted: Wed Nov 26, 2014 18:07
by jayen_aitch
After a false start where I thought I had booked it, and then some weeks later realised the booking never went through, I am now all booked into the travelodge for 2015 (Indietracks, not all of 2015).

Having heard so many tales last year of how amazing the refurb is - with sequins on every wall, beds which can convey you to and from indietracks as well, and a bellhop cat- I am greatly looking forward to this. Obviously all those tales were true.

Re: Alfreton Travelodge

Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 20:31
by jayen_aitch
As it turns out, I shall be alone in my family sized travel room, so if anyone wants/needs to split the cost of a room, and hang out with me, send me a message and maybe that will work.

Re: Alfreton Travelodge

Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 12:12
by jayen_aitch
Due to lack of interest, I am instead going to reassemble all the furniture in the room into a fort/den, because this is a rare opportunity to do that which won't result in being told off. Possibly. As long as I use the do not disturb sign, it should be great.

Re: Alfreton Travelodge

Posted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:43
by humblebee
So I've done camping, I've done Ripley Premier Inn, I've done self-catering cottage things, and now I'm doing Alfreton Travelodge. Anyone else? Tell me everything I need to know!

Re: Alfreton Travelodge

Posted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 13:56
by ParisPopfest
humblebee wrote:
Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:43
So I've done camping, I've done Ripley Premier Inn, I've done self-catering cottage things, and now I'm doing Alfreton Travelodge. Anyone else? Tell me everything I need to know!

Avoid Little Chef, it's really slow. :(

Re: Alfreton Travelodge

Posted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 15:28
by humblebee
ParisPopfest wrote:
Mon Jul 03, 2017 13:56
Avoid Little Chef, it's really slow. :(
Really? That was my whole reason for going to Alfreton :)

Re: Alfreton Travelodge

Posted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 16:03
by ParisPopfest
The food isn't that great, it's expensive and the service is extremely slow (even for a cup of coffee). Luckily, there's a Burger King inside the hotel.

Re: Alfreton Travelodge

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 18:18
by linus
I'll crack the whip, Pete, they'll be tardiness on my watch

Re: Alfreton Travelodge

Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:12
by humblebee
What about the curry house in Alfreton that Rocker used to go to every night? Is that still a thing?

I mean with the curry offering on site at the festival, we could have curry for breakfast, dinner, tea and supper. Living the dream.

Re: Alfreton Travelodge

Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 17:34
by robbiez666
humblebee wrote:
Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:43
So I've done camping, I've done Ripley Premier Inn, I've done self-catering cottage things, and now I'm doing Alfreton Travelodge. Anyone else? Tell me everything I need to know!
It's a pleasant walk to and from Midland Station.

Whilst by no means world class customer service, the Little Chef is ok, if slightly slow.

Travelodge party.

Re: Alfreton Travelodge

Posted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 18:16
by linus
I was rather impressed with the Alfreton Travelodge, it is indeed a pleasant walk (45 mins at a leisurely pace, we reckoned) to Butterley Station providing the weather was good, which it was when we did it Saturday morning. My room was a good size, the bed was proper comfy, the shower was perfectly fine. Friendly staff. The Little Chef was pretty good I thought, the speed of service seemed reasonable when we ate, they need to up their service a bit in terms of offering second cups of tea and coffee or whatever.

Getting a taxi from Butterley at the end of the night was a bit of a bugger though, especially on Sunday. Still wonder why there isn't a cab firm enterprising enough to lay on a shuttle service between the station and the Travelodge, two or three cabs running back and forth would clean up between 11.30 and 12.30.

The very good Indian restaurant in Alfreton is called Sanams, it's at 50 King St, Alfreton DE55 7DD, for future reference. Even having the waiter spill almost a whole pint of lager over me didn't dampen my enthusiasm. That was a nice way to end Saturday night (the food and company, rather than having beer liberally poured over my crotch, but having said that...)

Re: Alfreton Travelodge

Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:26
by humblebee
I can see why people say Little Chef is slow - but because I went on Monday it didn't really matter much.

Travelodge party was great! Wish I hadn't been so poorly.

Re: Alfreton Travelodge

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 19:39
by sweepingthenation
BREAKING NEWS: Little Chef has closed! Luckily it's been replaced by some sort of in-house thing that looks like it does a good range of breakfasts for what may actually be slightly cheaper.