Bargain Room at Travelodge Helensburgh

Written by Karen Bryan

In early January 2018, Travelodge ran a 50% off Friday and Saturday nights promotion.

It was a bit frustrating, as several of the Travelodges at which I tried to book a room displayed a message saying that all the available codes had already been used at that hotel.

I also observed that Sundays nights were generally quite a bit cheaper than Friday nights.

With some perseverance, I managed to book at room at Travelodge Helensburgh Seafront for only £17.50 for the night, on the flexible rate for a stay on the last Sunday night in February 2018.

I could have paid a couple of pounds less for the room, if I’d opted for the non-refundable saver rate. But I decided that I wanted to have the option to cancel free of charge up to the day of arrival, in case the weather was bad.

We arrived at the Travelodge Helensburgh Seafront soon after the check in time of 3pm. There were plenty of spaces in the free car park, which is shared with the adjacent pub.

I was delighted that we had been allocated a room with a view over the Firth of Clyde.

I have to say that it was one of the best Travelodge rooms in which I’ve stayed. In addition to the lovely view, the room was a fair size. Some Travelodge rooms can be a bit pokey. There were two chairs in the room, versus the usual one. The desk had plenty of space on which to work.

On the downside, we could still hear the passing traffic when the double glazed window was closed and the sink in the bathroom was on the small side.

I’ll certainly be on the look for future Travelodge promotions, as £17.50 for a room a the Travelodge Helensburgh was a great bargain.