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#1 Tommy The C5t

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Posted 17 August 2010 - 05:32 PM

Last night I booked my accommodation in Cardiff for the start of the Super League XVI, well I wouldn't want to miss Bradford vs Leeds.

Anyhow just by going on the Travelodge website as I use these more than any other hotel chain, the price for a night at Cardiff Central, Cardiff Atlantic Wharf and Cardiff M4 is a shocking £110 per night because they know the big event is on and that people will pay it.

If you were to book the same three hotels on the Friday night you can get a room for £39, yet come Saturday and Sunday it's £110 which I find disgusting.

I've had to book at Caerphilly Travelodge which is some 7 miles away from the Millenium Stadium because I won't pay over the odds and for the three nights stay I've got it down to £140 or £46 per night.

My message is to any other Rugby League supporters coming down for this to do the same although I suspect Caerphilly will soon be fully booked at them prices.





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Posted 17 August 2010 - 06:59 PM

QUOTE (Tommy The C5t @ Aug 17 2010, 06:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Last night I booked my accommodation in Cardiff for the start of the Super League XVI, well I wouldn't want to miss Bradford vs Leeds.

Anyhow just by going on the Travelodge website as I use these more than any other hotel chain, the price for a night at Cardiff Central, Cardiff Atlantic Wharf and Cardiff M4 is a shocking £110 per night because they know the big event is on and that people will pay it.

If you were to book the same three hotels on the Friday night you can get a room for £39, yet come Saturday and Sunday it's £110 which I find disgusting.

I've had to book at Caerphilly Travelodge which is some 7 miles away from the Millenium Stadium because I won't pay over the odds and for the three nights stay I've got it down to £140 or £46 per night.

My message is to any other Rugby League supporters coming down for this to do the same although I suspect Caerphilly will soon be fully booked at them prices.

Best thing to do is to stay in Bristol - all the benefits of the big city with the nightlife and not very far to Cardiff on the train.
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#3 Tommy The C5t

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Posted 17 August 2010 - 07:08 PM

QUOTE (MrPosh @ Aug 17 2010, 07:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Best thing to do is to stay in Bristol - all the benefits of the big city with the nightlife and not very far to Cardiff on the train.


I looked at Bristol but it was still going to be £49 per night and £16 return on the train with a journey time of 50 minutes.

Caerphilly return to Cardiff is £4 and only takes 15 minutes.



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Posted 17 August 2010 - 07:45 PM

Wasn't this the complaint last time we were in Cardiff? (Not that I went, you understand ph34r.gif )

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Posted 17 August 2010 - 07:49 PM

Prices go up due to demand!!!!

At least hotels around Wembley decribe it as "Events" tariff.

Its simple, you need, they have it, you pay for it.

5h1t but true.

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Posted 17 August 2010 - 07:50 PM

QUOTE (tonyXIII @ Aug 17 2010, 08:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wasn't this the complaint last time we were in Cardiff? (Not that I went, you understand ph34r.gif )


The last time I was in Cardiff I spent a night in the cell mate (think Gansongate) which I'm not proud of and totally regret as my friend who I was with didn't wait around and went home on the train.

We haven't spoke since.

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Posted 17 August 2010 - 08:18 PM

QUOTE (1976PMJwires @ Aug 17 2010, 08:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Prices go up due to demand!!!!

At least hotels around Wembley decribe it as "Events" tariff.

Its simple, you need, they have it, you pay for it.

5h1t but true.

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Posted 17 August 2010 - 09:12 PM

Whilst still expensive I've spent large chunks of time working just outside of Cardiff over the last two years or so and can recommend the apartments in Cardiff Bay, there's a good selection on Late Rooms.

For example the Capital Apartments have a two double bed place at £250 a night, which split 4 ways starts to look a little more reasonable! Plus, whilst they say you can only have 4 in, if a couple of your mates don't mind sleeping in the lounge and your discrete you'll probably get away with it!

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Posted 17 August 2010 - 09:19 PM

QUOTE (Tommy The C5t @ Aug 17 2010, 06:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
How do they get away with it?

People are willing to pay

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#10 Cliffy Lyons

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Posted 17 August 2010 - 09:40 PM

A bloody disgrace as usual ! Well done Mick on shaf*ing those tight taffs !!




#11 MrPosh

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Posted 17 August 2010 - 09:45 PM



Mick in Caerphilly.
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Posted 18 August 2010 - 07:16 AM

QUOTE (Tommy The C5t @ Aug 17 2010, 08:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The last time I was in Cardiff I spent a night in the cell mate (think Gansongate) which I'm not proud of and totally regret as my friend who I was with didn't wait around and went home on the train.

We haven't spoke since.

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#13 1976PMJwires

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 07:19 AM

QUOTE (MrPosh @ Aug 17 2010, 10:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>


Mick in Caerphilly.



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#14 Kenilworth Tiger

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 07:54 AM

Bridgend is the answer

I think it cost about £5 return on the train and we got a room for £49 - about £6 in taxi to the train station
Now then, it's a race between Sandie....and Fairburn....and the little man is in........yeees he's in.

I, just like those Castleford supporters felt that the ball should have gone to David Plange but he put the bit betwen his teeth...and it was a try

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 08:02 AM

It is always worth also trying the smaller b&bs around Cardiff, last time we stayed in Barry which was fine for the amount of time we spent there. Plus its not far by bus/trains

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 08:06 AM

what are the prices on a normal weekend at those travelodges?

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 08:30 AM

ill be staying in the same hotel i think!.. caerphilly is only a short train ride from cardiff. stayed there for the previous MM's in cardiff. even in a cab it wouldnt cost more than a tenner.

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 08:33 AM

I will never ever ever tire of this.....


Edited by Kenilworth Tiger, 18 August 2010 - 08:33 AM.

Now then, it's a race between Sandie....and Fairburn....and the little man is in........yeees he's in.

I, just like those Castleford supporters felt that the ball should have gone to David Plange but he put the bit betwen his teeth...and it was a try

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 08:34 AM

QUOTE (EastLondonMike @ Aug 18 2010, 09:30 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
ill be staying in the same hotel i think!.. caerphilly is only a short train ride from cardiff. stayed there for the previous MM's in cardiff. even in a cab it wouldnt cost more than a tenner.


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#20 EastLondonMike

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 08:39 AM

yeah i know mate.. im on first name terms with most of the B+B owners in southville and bedmo!.. but the missus has fam living in caerphilly also!..

gonna be down in briz for the KRS jam though, in october..

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