Make it a stay and get more out of your shopping trip

A JOURNEY home in traffic after a shopping expedition is not always the best way to finish a day so why not treat yourself to a stay at the smart new Travelodge just a few minutes walk around the lake at intu Lakeside?
NICKI?DIXON did just that. Here’s her review.
AFTER a long evening wander around the shopping centre, it was a nice feeling to know I didn’t have the long journey home and that my bed for the night was just a few minutes away.
This very smart looking Travelodge opened in July and sits perched above Alexandra Lake, across the water from the intu Lakeside shopping centre.
It still has that new carpet smell about it and the decor is fresh, clean and modern with lovely bright colours on the floors, walls and chairs.
The reception is on the first floor via stairs or a lift and staff were very welcoming, offering information about the restaurant and breakfast times.
My room overlooked the lake but obviously rooms on the other side of the corridor will overlook the car park. It was a lovely clean room and a very comfortable bed with crisp white sheets and plenty of pillows.
The bathroom was small but perfectly fine for an overnight stay and the shower was lovely, hot and powerful.The shower gel and hand wash dispensers were full and the fluffy white towels nicely sized.
Breakfast is served buffet style and includes all you’d expect from cereals and toast to a hot full English with vegetarian options too (the veggie sausages were delicious).
I’d highly recommend a stay here and will definitely be back.
Prices vary and the more time you book in advance, the cheaper it will be. There are saver options and cancellation options and you can check prices and availability at www.travelodge.co.uk

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