|The kids making themselves at home|
Last weekend we decided to take up an offer to go and stay in the brand new Cambridge Travelodge on Newmarket Road. Cambridge is one of our all time favourite cities to go and visit and we thought this might be good fun. And it was. We visited the Sedgewick Museum and marvelled at the dinosaurs and fossils. We then took the kids to the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology where I used to work and where the staff commented on how amazing it was that the children were making notes and drawing things *proud mummy* and finally we went to the Fitzwilliam Museum and looked at some paintings and armour.
Cambridge is a wonderful place to take the children and it also has a lot of fab bookshops and places to eat so you cant really go wrong. Travelodge are known for being exceptionally reasonably priced and since they had their makeover they seem to have moved into the modern age. The hotel room was smart, clean and functional. However, it was missing some things which I consider essential; a hairdryer, shower gel and enough towels to go around for a start. Since the staff seemed rather busy we didn’t bother them by asking them for towels and things which I guess we could have done. Needless to say the staff were all polite and helpful whenever we did require assistance.
|Eating in the lounge area|
Considering it was freshers week at the university that week the hotel was nice and quiet and really well located close to The Grafton Centre part of town and with parking underneath which is a massive bonus in Cambridge. We also liked the views over the allotments which were lovely considering we were in the middle of the town.
The cooked breakfast was very nice, although the husband commented that he would have liked to have seen a bit more choice as there were no hash browns or mushrooms. I like to have porridge and this wasn’t an option either which was a shame.
Overall the hotel was great and we would stay there again, its given me a new perspective on staying at Travelodge and we have booked one for our trip to Sheffield later this year. If you are looking for a great budget option for a stay with the family then Travelodge certainly provide the ideal solution.