I have long since wanted to visit the Cotswolds and 2 weekends back, I was able to put myself at rest.
The weather for the weekend was as usual forecasted to be horrible but then the following weekend was worse.
We were offered an opportunity to review the Travelodge (which is a budget hotel) , in particular their newly refurbished rooms and the Travelodge Burford suited everyone to boot. We were given 2 nights stay at the hotel.
This was our first ever family holiday together and we were not going to let the weather get us down.
So, we picked the children up from school and headed off for the weekend to Burford in the Cotswolds.
The Travelodge, Burford is literally down the road (or should I say up the hill?) from the town centre and is very convenient if you are visiting places like Bourton-on-the-Water, Stow-on-the-Wold and obviously Burford.
When I was making arrangements to visit, I thought the picture of the Travelodge was charming and we could not wait to visit.
From home (just out of London), it took us about 1 hour 40 minutes to reach Burford.
On arrival, the hotel was as charming as it looked. We were met by the Manager who was really sweet and helpful as she checked us into quiet rooms. Not so sure if the children were quiet though as they were extremely excited. This was Ethan’s first time at a hotel and he wanted to know where the living room was.
Our rooms were of a decent size and we had one family room and a double room as due to health and safety reasons, you cannot have more than 4 people share a room. Although having said that, we could have all stayed quite comfortably in the family room as it contained a king size bed and two single beds.
There were facilities to make coffee or tea as there was a kettle and tea bags and creamers. Adequate provisions were available to hang clothes and coats. The bathrooms were clean and of a good size too. There is also a television in each room.
The Travelodge has recently refurbished their rooms and put in super-comfortable mattresses on their ‘Dreamer beds’. They were a dream to sleep on. Now I am not the kind to put towels, hangers etc from hotels into my bag but I can tell you, I was tempted to take the mattress for my own bed! Of course, the sheer size of it stopped me!
We were also provided with breakfast the first day and since the hotel does not have a Cafe Bar, we had the choice of a Breakfast Box or a few other hot meals. We ordered Breakfast boxes for the children and Hubs and I ordered the mozzarella and tomato Panini.
The Breakfast box contained – a muffin, yogurt, a cereal bar and orange juice and was more than adequate for the children.
Our Paninis were served hot and were quite delicious.
As mentioned we stayed there 2 nights so after going out for the day and returning to the hotel, I was most pleased to see that the tea bags, sugar and creamers had been replenished and the beds turned down and the room cleaned.
It was a comfort to come back to that as the weather had not really been that great during the latter half of the day.
The Travelodge Burford is really great if you want to visit the Cotswolds. There are many places to visit around there like the Cotswold Wildlife Park, Birdland and the beautiful, little towns that are all easily accessible. There are pubs and restaurants very near with a Little Chef restaurant right next door.
Besides the rooms, I absolutely loved the service provided by the staff at the Travelodge, Burford. The manager was friendly and ready to help with ideas of places to eat, visit etc. It was a very homely feeling and great to visit with children.
In fact, we loved it so much that we are planning to visit again in the summer.
I think the Travelodge is a budget hotel that offers great value for money.
Travelodge is currently undergoing a £77 million refurbishment programme across all of its hotels and to date, 210 hotels have been totally redesigned. So, why not try out the new Travelodge room and experience the Travelodge Dreamer bed which is deemed as the Rolls Royce of beds. Most city centre Travelodge hotels have been refurbished, locations include London, Manchester, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Birmingham and Cardiff.
There is also a Spring offer of 400,000 rooms for £25 or less which runs across stays from 1st March to 30th April (excluding Central London).
Disclosure: We were provided with 2 nights’ stay at the Travelodge, Burford for an honest review. All ideas and opinions are completely our own.