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Wellington Somerset Travelodge | Family Room Review

Sunday, 7 May 2017


A few weeks ago we traveled down to Somerset, to spend a few days at Butlin's Minehead. We didn't want our holiday to end there though. So we decided to book a couple of nights stay at the Wellington Somerset Travelodge.

Situated on an industrial estate at the edge of the Blackdown Hills AONB, and close to the M5, the Wellington Somerset Travelodge is in a great location. It was a perfect base for us, as the M5 made getting anywhere so easy - but it was also far enough from the main roads, that it wasn't noisy or busy.




Arriving around 7pm (there's a large free carpark out the front), we were greeted by a lovely gentlemen who checked us in really quickly. We had a family room (room for two adults and two children, or three adults), and were located on the ground floor.

All Family rooms include:

  • A kingsize Travelodge Dreamer Bed (medium / firm support with hypo-allergenic fillings) with a 10.5 duvet and 4 plump pillows
  • One or two additional pull-out beds
  • Shower over the bath, as well as hand, hair and body wash
  • A TV with up to 17 channels
  • A set of fresh white towels for each guest
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Hair dryers and irons are available on request
  • Cots are available at some hotels, but they dependent on availability!



The room was a brilliant size, and despite there being four of us in there (two adults, and two children) we didn't feel on top of each other at all. The two pull out beds were right next to each other, but the littles seemed to really enjoy this, and they slept snuggled up together both nights!

I will be honest and say the rooms aren't anything too special - but the beds were clean and comfy and the room had all the basic amenities, so it just what we needed after busy days out. The only negative we did find with the room though was with the bathroom. It seemed to have an odd smell in it throughout the whole of our stay - a definite negative to rooms without windows!




During our previous stay at a Travelodge (you can read my review of the Southampton Central hotel here), there was a full breakfast included. Unfortunately the Wellington Somerset Hotel doesn't have these facilities, which was a little disappointing. 

They did mention this on check in though, and told us about the breakfast boxes they offer instead. There are two options (Good Morning and Rise & Shine), which both offer a selection of cold breakfast treats. The boxes are £4.95 each, which is definitely far too much, but they were filling and tasty.

If you fancy something cooked though, there is a lovely pub / restaurant located right next to Travelodge. We had an evening meal here one night and we were really impressed! The food was good and reasonably priced, and they had a fantastic children's play zone which kept the littles amused the whole evening.


Wi-Fi is available free for 30 minutes per day, or you can pay £3 for 24 hours access. This was really strong though (we were streaming Netflix without anything buffering), and I do think it's good value for money.

Overall we really enjoyed our stay at the Wellington Somerset Travelodge. It was perfect base for a few nights away, and in a lovely location. I did worry about how the littles would be with us all sleeping in a row, but it was actually no trouble at all! I managed to film a quick room tour which you can view below...



Disclosure - We recieved our stay free of charge, in exchange for our review. However all opinions are honest and my own.

7 comments :

  1. This looks just what you need when you're exploring as a family - clean, warm and comfortable. I would have been disappointed by the breakfast though! x

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  2. I like Travelodges. You know what you're getting every time

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  3. A cooked breakfast is what makes a holiday stay! I thought all travel lodges offer this so its good to know as we are hopefully staying in one soon :)

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  4. A great review, we often stay in travelodges so would definitely check this one out if we were in the area.

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  5. I have to admit that we usually favour the other "budget hotel" option, but this one looks fab! The room looks a great size though and the restaurant sounds great for little ones.

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  6. Travel lodge is always great value for money especially if you are travelling as a family on a tight budget but you need something reasonable for the night.

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  7. I didn't even lnow they did family rooms. The breakfast boxes are a great idea x

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