Premier Inn vs Travelodge

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Re: Premier Inn vs Travelodge

Post by Dan Pop-o-matic » Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:56

a fog of ideas wrote:You'll not be able to compete with that... move Indietracks?
If you move Indietracks to the last weekend in June it'll be my birthday on the Sunday. Just sayin'

(I know this will never happen. Something awesome always in Sheffo on my birthday anyway).

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Re: Premier Inn vs Travelodge

Post by Andy... » Fri Aug 02, 2013 11:14

a fog of ideas wrote:You'll not be able to compete with that... move Indietracks?
I think we've clashed with it pretty much every year, except last year. They have camping on their site included in their ticket price, so I'm not sure they're booking lots of the rooms. Did anyone see lots of rock and blues fans at the hotels this year?

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Re: Premier Inn vs Travelodge

Post by a layer of chips » Fri Aug 02, 2013 11:16

There was quite a few in Sainsburys, looking all hot and bothered.

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Re: Premier Inn vs Travelodge

Post by linus » Fri Aug 02, 2013 11:24

there seemed to be a lot less indietracksterinos (as nobody calls them) at the premier inn this year and a lot more non-indietracksterinos (or pentrich rock and blues old-school weekenderenderers, as they insist on being referred to)

my mate caroline on reception clearly prefers the indietracks crowd though... less mess

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Re: Premier Inn vs Travelodge

Post by PontiacB » Sat Aug 10, 2013 12:45

Looks like the Premier Inn is accepting bookings (assuming I've got the right weekend!). £297 for 3 nights with the ability to cancel or a tenner or so cheaper for the non-refundable deal. Sure that's a fair bit more than I paid this year.

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Re: Premier Inn vs Travelodge

Post by linus » Sat Aug 10, 2013 13:47

is it the last weekend of july again?

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Re: Premier Inn vs Travelodge

Post by linus » Sat Aug 10, 2013 13:48

PontiacB wrote:Looks like the Premier Inn is accepting bookings (assuming I've got the right weekend!). £297 for 3 nights with the ability to cancel or a tenner or so cheaper for the non-refundable deal. Sure that's a fair bit more than I paid this year.
I'm confused about the non-refundable bit... are they making you pay in advance this time around?

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Re: Premier Inn vs Travelodge

Post by PontiacB » Sat Aug 10, 2013 13:54

The £297 you can cancel up till 1pm on the day of arrival ( which is what I've gone for) and pay when you get there. It was about a tenner cheaper if you took then on-refundable saver rate.
My wife cant believe I'm in Portugal on holiday and my main interest is sorting out next years Indietracks hotel.

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Re: Premier Inn vs Travelodge

Post by PontiacB » Sat Aug 10, 2013 13:55

.. And I've taken a stab on it being the last weekend in July, if not can always cancel.

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Re: Premier Inn vs Travelodge

Post by Trev » Sat Aug 10, 2013 17:57

PI can get fucked with another price hike. Seriously this might stop me coming along. Might have to get dirty at a TL.

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Re: Premier Inn vs Travelodge

Post by bulgariandisco » Sat Aug 10, 2013 18:33

They can bugger off at that price.

I'll camp or borrow my brothers motor home and park in a lay by near Butterley. It sleeps 4 so let's say £50 each for anyone who wants to join me. £60 if you want to share the double with me!

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Re: Premier Inn vs Travelodge

Post by linus » Sat Aug 10, 2013 18:42

it's ridiculous considering the weekend before is only £156 and the weekend after is £158

they've pretty much doubled the price

and it's something like £50/60 up on what we paid this year

I've booked a room (nothing to pay, can cancel) but I feel a right chump for doing so (to put it mildly)

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Re: Premier Inn vs Travelodge

Post by Icebat » Sat Aug 10, 2013 20:05

£99 per night? Blimey. I'm almost tempted to go Travelodge again, despite the hassle with them this year.

How early does the Premier Inn normally sell out?

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Re: Premier Inn vs Travelodge

Post by linus » Sat Aug 10, 2013 20:26

for this year's, it was pretty early (by which I mean around march, maybe, this year) but I was checking back over previous bookings and in 2011 we booked in june about three week's before the festival took place... it was £141 (£70.50 each) for three nights... them were the days

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Re: Premier Inn vs Travelodge

Post by Icebat » Sat Aug 10, 2013 20:34

Oh, that should be alright then, I just wanted to wait and see how cheap TL was before I booked anything. It was only £30 per night on average this year, so if it's roughly the same again it'll be £200 cheaper than PI for the weekend.

I guess I should just make sure I can go on Friday, since apparently it was only the ones arriving on Saturday that were screwed by Travelodge this year. Unless they mess up even more next year, which wouldn't surprise me...

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Re: Premier Inn vs Travelodge

Post by PontiacB » Sat Aug 10, 2013 20:37

There's no doubt they've got us - problem for me is the location is a big attraction for my wife compared to the Travelodge, I couldn't sell that to her. It's a massive jump in price though and I can't help feeling that I'd rather my cash went to the organisers.
I'm Travelodging it for the great escape in Brighton by myself, but there has always been a big difference between my PI experiences and the TL ones, so to be honest I'd pay whatever they asked for indietracks as I'd enjoy it a bundle more than a week in Portugal in a posh hotel. So unfortunately they know there are plenty of mugs like me that will pay the price.

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Re: Premier Inn vs Travelodge

Post by islandhopper » Sat Aug 10, 2013 21:13

The receptionist at the PI told us that it had sold out by Christmas last year. Still trying to work out what to do this time round.

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Re: Premier Inn vs Travelodge

Post by linus » Sat Aug 10, 2013 22:40

I've booked it but sent a complaint- I'll be looking elsewhere/considering my options over the next few months

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Re: Premier Inn vs Travelodge

Post by a layer of chips » Sun Aug 11, 2013 11:00

You could get a taxi to and from Nottingham each day for half of that, couldn't you?

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Re: Premier Inn vs Travelodge

Post by linus » Sun Aug 11, 2013 13:13

yeh, we could, and I did wonder but that did prove to be a pain in the arse doing that the first couple of years and as PontiacB said you could get away for a week in the sun for less but it's Indietracks, innit?- I'd miss the social thing too (hanging out/bumping into folk before and after), unless everyone came back to Nottingham of a night

there's a lot of time between now and then, something'll crop up

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