Travelodge budget-luxe hotel upgrades 2023: two Bristol locations given major redesign and how to book

Travelodge has transformed 65 of its hotels in a “budget-luxe” upgrade for 2023 - including two Bristol locations.

Travelodge has announced it has successfully completed the first phase of its budget-luxe hotel upgrade roll-out programme - including at two of its hotels in Bristol. Over the last 36 weeks, 65 Travelodge hotels in popular staycation and business destinations across the UK have undergone a complete transformation as part of a multi-million pound investment.

Bristol Central and Bristol Mitchell Lane are two of the 65 sites to benefit from the changes, which feature a “budget-luxe” design made up of a number of sustainable initiatives, including carpet made from recycled fishing nets and plastic bottles, low energy lighting installed throughout the hotel with motion sensing controls - as well as aerated showers and taps in the en-suite bathrooms.

Other key features of the new rooms include:

  • A spacious desk and desk chair
  • A statement armchair
  • Blackout curtains to create a dark space for a good night’s sleep
  • Complimentary tea and coffee making facilities 
  • A TV with Freeview 
  • LED lighting in the room and bathroom 
  • Complimentary WiFi for 30 minutes or £3 for 24 hours                             

This move is Travelodge’s “largest brand transformation to date” and the group intends to roll out this new design across its estate in a phased roll-out programme. The budget hotel giant said it would maintain its “great value prices” despite the revamp.

Karen Broughton, Travelodge chief sales and marketing Officer said: “We are delighted to have upgraded 65 of our Travelodge hotels across the UK to our new budget-luxe design in just 36 weeks. This refit is our most radical transformation to date and is a complete overhaul of the existing design.

“Our in-house refit team have been working around the clock during the last nine months and have literally upgraded around two Travelodge hotels per week, which is no mean feat. The first phase of our budget-luxe hotel upgrade programme has been a huge success and with our three new-build budget-luxe hotels, the new concept has been well received by our business and leisure customers.

“With more of us choosing to stay in budget hotels than any other hotel type, thoughtful, stylish design and homely touches like our budget-luxe concept really matter in today’s world when staying away for business or leisure. It is our intention to upgrade all of our hotel portfolio  to the new budget-luxe format.

“In addition all new build Travelodge hotels will also feature our budget-luxe design. We will be launching the next phase of our budget luxe hotel upgrade this spring.”

Pictured is a new ‘budget-luxe’ Travelodge reception area.
Pictured is a new ‘budget-luxe’ Travelodge reception area.
Pictured is a new ‘budget-luxe’ Travelodge reception area.

The new Travelodge budget-luxe design includes an “elegant” reception which is the hub of the hotel, plus a contemporary designed restaurant called the Bar Café.

Full list of Travelodge hotels transformed in ‘budget-luxe’ upgrade

  • Fort William
  • Edinburgh Central Queen Street
  • Edinburgh Central Rose Street
  • Maidenhead Central
  • Bristol Central
  • Bristol Mitchell Lane
  • Langley
  • Cambridge Central
  • Cambridge Newmarket Road
  • Cheshire Oaks
  • Newquay Seafront
  • St Austell
  • Wadebridge
  • Plymouth Central
  • Christchurch
  • Brighton
  • Southend-on-Sea
  • London Bethnal Green
  • London Central Bank
  • London Central City Road
  • London Central Kings Cross
  • London Central Southwark
  • London Central Tower Bridge
  • London Chessington Tolworth
  • London City Airport
  • London Cricklewood
  • London Ealing
  • London Edmonton
  • London Excel
  • London Greenwich High Road
  • London Hackney
  • London Ilford Gants Hill
  • London Kingston upon Thames
  • London Raynes Park
  • London Stratford
  • London Vauxhall
  • London Wembley High Road
  • Manchester Piccadilly
  • Manchester Salford Quays
  • Eastleigh Central
  • Portsmouth
  • Ringwood
  • Southampton Central
  • Stoney Cross Lyndhurst
  • Hemel Hempstead
  • Ramsgate Seafront
  • Liverpool Central The Strand
  • Wallasey New Brighton
  • Thame
  • Wincanton
  • Newcastle-under-Lyme
  • Tamworth
  • Camberley Central
  • Chertsey
  • Egham
  • Redhill
  • Woking Central
  • The Regent Hotel Leamington Spa
  • Rugby Central
  • Birmingham Central Bull Ring
  • Birmingham Central Moor Street
  • York Central

To find your nearest Travelodge or book a room, visit the Travelodge website.