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Discussion in 'Stafford Chat' started by joshua, Jan 22, 2020.
That Premier or Travelodge?
You must be a better customer than me
Premier - the places vary from month to month
Did a non flexible room for the wards annual piss up last Christmas, The venue in Manchester we were going to cancelled on us, not enough had booked that evening.
So just because I wasn't prepared lose the £64 I'd paid. Myself, along with 11 others had to go and try and make something of the evening.
I won't be doing that again in a hurry.
Seems to be doing pretty well tbh.
Tomorrow night is available for £55. The Holiday Inn up at Junc 13 is the same price.
Tomorrow night in the Vine Hotel is £52.
I've never stayed in The Vine, is it nice?
The Smithfield apartments in Hanley managed to get a score of 92%
Without even being built yet
Reviews - utter bollocks
My parents used to stay at the Vine when they visited me at uni, it was always ok if I recall. I started once at the swan many moons ago and I remember it being very warm.
Many years ago, whilst researching something for someone prompted by a post 'pon here, there was a front page story in the Staffordshire Advertiser about a couple of German chaps who were staying in the Vine during the World Cup in '66.
That was pretty much the beginning and the end of the story - there were a couple of German chaps staying at the Vine whilst they enjoyed the first round of matches of the '66 World Cup. West Germany's group matches were at Villa Park. Stafford was close enough to it. That's why they were staying here. Maybe it was a slow news week.
We were treated to a stay in The Swan a few years ago by hubbys works for his long service award. Had to sleep with the light on all night because I was scared of ghosts
Used to be a well used bus station down the side road by the Grot (Top of the World/Couture) in the early 70's . A free few minutes of mad passion within staggering distance in those days (as I was told .......)
I had a memorable night there some years (pre Mrs T) ago.
PAH !!! …. when I had my old Volvo Estate I could (and did) sleep in the back of that for nowt. (Mind you, the traffic passing me off the hard shoulder of the M6 was a bit effing noisy.)
I've been tempted do this, shove an airbed in the back of the car and drive to the coast, only problem I can forsee is a loo. At my age I get up a couple of times during the night to spend a penny or two.
Calls for careful siting. Fortunately if you're doing that up in Snowdonia, or the Lakes, the only danger you face is peeing on your foot while worrying about all the strange night noises coming out of the woods. I can't do it anymore, my old Volvo went to Valhalla, and sleeping in a Ford Fiesta is definitely a second choice to faffing about on Booking.com. (Or other similar websites.)
I once joked about how I bet they offer hourly rates. Didn’t actually think they would...
When you’re blackout drunk after clubbing with whatever D-lister they’ve managed to rope into an event, and nobody else will admit you, I guess £75 is fairly appealing?
I've only been drunk that bad once, my 16th birthday. Mum told me go to bed,
We spent a week down in Newquay, and a few nights in Weston Super Mare on the way back in the first summer we met in 1979. Slept in my Vauxhall Viva , and a quick strip wash in the sinks of the public loos inbetween people using them It was either pay for B&B's or enjoy night times out , so the pillows and blankets in the back of my car won! Still got the photos of our makeshift hotel room
Aren't you driving a Viva again now?
Time for a reenactment....
Same colour , but this newer version is a hell of a lot smaller... I like my comfort these days (Still wondering how , previous to my old Viva, we managed to spend nights in my little black 1963 mini )
That design didn't last long, I actually preferred that one, seemed to keep the character of the building at least , not a fan of the new designs released this morning, but it may change again.