Monday, 25 February 2019

24 Hours in New Brighton



Last month, my husband Phil and I were invited to go and explore New Brighton Wallasey for twenty-four hours to stay with and review the Travelodge Hotel*. We had a great time sight-seeing and trying out a few local food restaurants, here is what we got up to...



| ABOUT OUR JOURNEY | Driving to New Brighton was easy, even though I have a massive fear of the Kings Way Tunnel and Queens WayTunnel, I put my headphones on and listened to some Bon Jovi and within five minutes we were out of it. I was so happy that my anxiety didn't kick in halfway in the tunnel and that I didn't have a massive "omg I can't breathe I'm about to die" attack. We picked to drive through the Queens Way Tunnel to get to New Brighton Wallasey as it's just a straight drive with no turns and twists in it, plus the cars are all one way instead of both ways on view. The only problem we had with driving was getting home when our car stumbled on a massive hill, but thankfully we got over it no problem, I didn't realise how many hills were in New Brighton. Once we got there, we parked our car in the free site parking and made our way to the hotel which was about a thirty-second walk.



| OUR AFTERNOON | Our check-in for the hotel wasn't until three pm so we decided to go and grab some lunch, we stopped off at the Seahorse Hungry Horse Restaurant* which wasn't far from the Travelodge* Hotel, and when I stay it wasn't far I mean it was practically next door to the hotel. The staff in the Seahorse Hungry Horse Restaurant* were so welcoming, friendly and pleasant, it was so lovely to go into after being outside in the freezing cold. Phil decided to order a Vegetarian cheesy melt wrap with melted cheese and caramelised red onion chutney, it came with chunky chips and a side salad and a glass of Pepsi, I went for a children's meal (as I can never finish an adults meal) of vegan hot dog, fries and beans with a warm cup of tea. The food was beautiful. It came so quickly too, within ten minutes of ordering it (just enough time for my cup of tea to cool down) and was so lovely presented and yummy. I would really recommend you check out the Seahorse Hungry Horse Restaurant* if you're ever about New Brighton Wallasey, they even had booths with TVs and £2 teddy bear and toy pick up arcade games to keep kids entertained.




| ABOUT TRAVELODGE | Travelodge Hotel in Wallasey New Brighton* is located on the stunning seafront waterfront within the trendy Kings Parade Marine Point development. You can catch a movie, walk along the sandy beach, go laser questing or play some bowling at Riverside Bowl nearby or play some tennis in Marine Park. If you fancy a change from the seaside, it's easy to get into the action of central Liverpool, just across the river Mersey, or check out the many shops, galleries and museums in neighbouring Birkenhead. All rooms in the Travelodge* Hotel are pet-friendly and feature a comfy king size bed with four plump pillows and a cosy duvet, they even do hotel rooms that are fully kitted out for people with disabilities. Guests can also enjoy a wide variety of food and drink choices within easy walking distance from the hotel.

| ABOUT OUR ROOM | When we got to the Travelodge Hotel in Wallasey New Brighton* we were welcomed by a bubbly friendly woman who told us all about a breakfast menu available, she gave us our key card and told us how to get to our room. We went up the lift to the second floor and found our hotel room so quickly and easily. Once we got into our room we were so happy that the heater had been left on low for us so the room was lovely and toasty warm. The first thing we stopped was the view and how beautiful the Liverpool waterfront looked across the River Mersey even when the weather was freezing and dull. The room was very clean and smelt lovely. The room included a big double bed, a heater, a spacious desk, a kettle and small tea tray, a mirror, wardrobe space, Freeview TV and en-suite bathroom with a toilet, wash basin and a shower. The tea tray was VERY SMALL, we had two tea bags, two coffees, two decaf coffees, six sugars, and four semi-skinned milk pots - not great for us veggie vegans! We slept so wonderfully in the big double bed which was really comfortable and warm.




We woke up the next morning, by watching the sunrise over the Liverpool Waterfront which was so beautiful to do - it was a perfect way to start the day ad so relaxing so I would totally recommend doing this once in your life to everyone. The only two negative points I have to make about our room is that I think the window ledge could do with re-painting as it was very scratched off and not nice looking, however, it had been cleaned, and the bathroom bin could do with replacing as it was a bit rusty. Otherwise, the room was perfect for us and I would recommend everyone checking out the Travelodge Hotel in Wallasey New Brighton* in they're ever looking for a place to stay over in Wallasey. 


| ABOUT OUR NIGHT | I really, really wish our night had gone better. It didn't go the way we planned at all. My anxiety kicked in with full force and I had a massive anxiety attack in the hotel room where I felt like I couldn't breathe and couldn't stop crying. Thankfully, Phil took control and put that week's episode of Dancing on Ice on the TV, ordered an extra big duvet and just kept me as calm as possible, it helped a little and I am so grateful to have a husband who can do these things for me so quickly. We ended up staying in the hotel room that night, watching TV (thankfully the TV had Freeview built in and the X-Men 2 movie was on E4) and we ordered in some food from a local pizza restaurant called Prezzo which was facing the hotel. We shared a pizza, garlic bread and vegan chocolate cheesecake dessert with drinks. Sadly, we wouldn't order from this place again as our total bill came to just on £30 and the food wasn't worth the money.




| ABOUT BREAKFAST | For breakfast the next day we decided to go and explore Caffe Cream, I'd heard so many people talk about this place in the past that I really wanted to go and try their food for myself. I ordered a small vegetarian breakfast which included one veggie sausage pattie, one vegan hash brown, tomatoes (which said they were going to be grilled but came as tinned), baked beans, mushrooms, one fried egg (which I gave to Phil as I don't eat eggs), one piece of door stop toast and one vegan black pudding - which I had never tried before! Phil decided to go for the classic vegetarian breakfast which should have come with two veggie sausages (he only got one), one hash brown, two vegan black puddings (he only got one), tomatoes (which were again tinned not grilled), mushrooms, two fried eggs, two pieces of doorstop toast and sliced avocado (which wasn't even on the plate). Phil had a bottle of pure orange juice and I had a coffee latte for drinks. Although the food order wasn't exactly what we were expecting as things were a little different from what it said on the menu, the food came out quickly and hot, it tasted amazing and was soo filling - exactly what you need to start the day with. Even though we had a tiny bit of trouble, I would highly recommend Caffe Cream to everyone - it's such a wonderful clean place with friendly staff, amazingly beautiful views and a great music playlist which played music by The Calling, Ed Sheeran and Jason Marz whilst we were in there - I adored it!


| ABOUT OUR EXPERIENCE | Over all, we had a wonderful experience and loved every minute of it (well apart from my total anxiety meltdown and the freezing cold weather outside). We can't wait to return again in the sunny summertime and explore a little bit more, we will for sure be checking in with Travelodge* and have our lunch and breakfast at these amazing restaurants again.


Thank you so much to Travelodge* for putting us up overnight in their hotel in Wallasey New Brighton in return for a blog post review, we had an amazing time and we cannot wait to book a room ourselves and return soon. Also, I'd like to say a massive thank you to the Seahorse Hungry Horse Restaurant* for our yummy lunchtime meal in return for a mention on this blog post.

Have you ever stayed at a Travelodge Hotel? What was your experience like? I'd love to know so please leave me a comment below. I'd love to travel more this year so if you have any recommendations of cities or hotels in the UK please get in touch with me so I can check them out.

With love, Alisha Valerie. x

20 comments:

  1. Looks like you had a lovely time. I love a good view of the sea, it's so calming.

    Jenny
    http://www.jennyinneverland.com

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  2. I'd love to visit Brighton x

    www.ofbeautyandnothingness.co.uk

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  3. This looks lovely! I'm glad you had a nice time. I've never been to Brighton myself! x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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  4. Looks like a lovely trip! I'd love to visit one day x

    Tiffany x www.foodandotherloves.co.uk

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  5. Oooh it sounds like a wonderful trip! Shame about the milk on the tea tray!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

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  6. My partner and I stayed in a Travelodge on a mini break to Paignton and it was really lovely! Comfy beds and plenty of room with a seaview room for such an affordable price, we loved it!
    Alice Xx

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  7. Looks like it was great! I love being by the sea. X https://thepursuitofloveandhappiness.com/2019/02/28/february-review/

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  8. Love this post! I also have one about Brighton!

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  9. That looks such a lovely hotel! I've stayed in a couple of Travelodges when I've been filming somewhere and they've been brill! The beds are super cosy! It would be great to be given the chance to review a hotel one day. Haha! I'm so sorry that your anxiety was a pain but glad that you had Super Hubby there! <3

    Daisy xoxo | TheDeeWhoLived

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  10. i absolutely love brighton! i have not been down there for over year and this post is making me want to book a weekend away now!
    Rosie

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