Sometime ago me and OH went to Brighton for the weekend. We stayed at Brighton’s Travelodge on Preston Road. We arrived in the afternoon by car and it turned out Travelodge on Preston Road does not provide parking for every guest. Parking by the hotel is on a first come first serve basis so if you arrive early you may be lucky and get a parking spot, unfortunately for us by the time we got there it was already full and every guest we met complained of lack of spaces on the parking. After a while of driving around we parked on Dyke Road Drive right behind the hotel for a 5 pounds for 24 hours (which is a good value I believe!). Incredibly nice reception staff gave us the key to our double room (really spacious!) with king size bed and en-suite.
I’m really impressed with Travelodge’s new king size bed with super comfortable dreamer mattress, so much we even consider buying one for us (we need smaller bed since our is queen size and it’s waaaay to big). The room was clean, with spotless bathroom, fresh towels, kettle, coffee and tea, wardrobe and decent size desk with TV and free WiFi for 30 minutes. After taking shower we headed to town and in 20 minutes (walking) we were by the seaside. I really wanted to eat a good fish so we went to Harry Ramsden’s famous fish and chips restaurant where I had the most amazing fish in batter with chips (Cod cooked in Harry’s secret batter recipe!)
After dinner we went for a stroll down the beach then went back to the hotel to rest. Our room was situated at the back of the hotel so there was no traffic noises so we left window open for the whole night. In the morning we went downstairs to grab a breakfast and as usual in hotels we were offered breakfast buffet with selection of cereals, English breakfast, yogurts, jams, fresh fruits, marmite, nutella and two types of bread + coffee, tea and juices.
Exploring Brighton town part 2. It’s a beautiful town full of attractions to suit every budget! We opted for a walk around and ended up on Foodies Festival held on the other side of Brighton, I couldn’t miss going for a little shopping spree. We found a lovely shop with Middle Eastern food and small French bakery serving delicious pastry and savoury tarts (I’m not surprise it was packed with customers!) although I cannot remember the name now but I’ll be visiting this place again next time I’m in Brighton. It was a pleasant stay and I will be happy to return to Travelodge if we decide to stay in Brighton again!
Disclosure: I was offered 2 nights with complimentary breakfast in Travelodge Hotel in Brighton but as always all opinions in this post are my own.