Bikes in Room - UK Hotels - Which?

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Possibly planning a short Travelodge tour in a week or two. I say Travelodge because I know they let you take your bike into your room.

I was wondering if any of the other budget chains also allow you (preferably by policy, not goodwill) to do this.

Premier Inn, Best Western, etc?
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Premier Inn allows you to take your bike into your room. The one at Elgin asked me to put it in a store room which was also fine.
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Almost all Premier Inns will - they have a page on their website telling how bike friendly they are. Sometimes the staff on reception will apologise that they don’t have a secure lock up and you’ll ‘have’ to take your bike up to your room!
The only ones we’ve been in which didn’t allow bikes into the room were Fort William - maybe most bikes are too muddy? - and Glasgow Buchanan Galleries - a tower block with only 2 small lifts. Both had secure locking stores instead apparently. As it happened we were just enquiring.
If you are ever in Glasgow I would recommend the City Centre South or Charing Cross PIs instead.
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I’ve stayed in numerous UK hotels covering a range of budgets and never had a problem with any around keeping a bike in our room.

Only place, worldwide, I have ever had a minor issue was at a hotel in Los Gigantes, Tenerife. They didn’t want bikes in rooms but, after a short discussion, let us use a seldom utilised storage room just off the main foyer.
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Premier Inn have a policy
We’re proud to say that every one of our hotels are bike friendly. Whether you want to keep your bike in your room or have it stored away safely, the choice is yours.
https://www.premierinn.com/gb/en/why/bike-friendly.html
Though when we had this subject a few weeks ago, someone pointed out it didn't apply to the Premier Inn Hub chain.

I used to think Travelodge also had a policy, after having no issue with twenty or so in the last few years, then last year one in Oxford was reluctant to let me bring it inside. I emailed a complaint, only to be told it was at the managers discretion and advising I ring before booking.
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Thanks for the replies. I'll expand my search.

Trying to plot a route I keep finding one hotel that is silly money.

It's hardly a replacement for my normal 5 to 6 months on the road, but will make a welcome change from day rides.
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simonhill wrote: 2 Jun 2021, 8:05am Thanks for the replies. I'll expand my search.

Trying to plot a route I keep finding one hotel that is silly money.

It's hardly a replacement for my normal 5 to 6 months on the road, but will make a welcome change from day rides.
Friday and Saturday nights can be busy and expensive, and in some locations also noisy, I try and avoid them. I have a four night tour coming up at the end of the month, the Sun night in Edinburgh is £32, I thought I might add the Sat night but that was £142!
Some YHA's are offering private rooms and they don't hike the price at weekends, I have one for £36 (Inc CUK discount)
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PH wrote:
simonhill wrote: 2 Jun 2021, 8:05am Thanks for the replies. I'll expand my search.

Trying to plot a route I keep finding one hotel that is silly money.

It's hardly a replacement for my normal 5 to 6 months on the road, but will make a welcome change from day rides.
Friday and Saturday nights can be busy and expensive, and in some locations also noisy, I try and avoid them. I have a four night tour coming up at the end of the month, the Sun night in Edinburgh is £32, I thought I might add the Sat night but that was £142!
Some YHA's are offering private rooms and they don't hike the price at weekends, I have one for £36 (Inc CUK discount)
Caveat emptor, I'd booked a holiday using YHAs, unfortunately they canned it - apparently they have a group booking system and an individual booking system, a group had fully booked the hostel so we had a booking but no room.

To sort this you have to go online and arrange alternative dates or cancel. They then have the cheek to charge you a cancellation fee.

Will join the cheaper HI in future, still like to stay in well run DJH and Danhostel.
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When I am considering a tour, I ask on cycle.travel's linked hotel booking broker whether hotels accept bikes in rooms or offer other secure parking. The answer is made public on the linked page.

Do any of the booking sites let you search for bike parking yet? I sometimes ask in feedback forms for it to be added, but that is shouting into wells.
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Airbnb. Many houses have garages or secure gardens. Shameless plug, we do AirBnb in Warminster and have secure storage.
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Last week, all in Premier Inns.

Home - Witney - Stratford upon Avon - Hereford - Oswestry - Shrewsbury - Redditch - home.

No problems. Staff don't even bat an eyelid. I did wait outside for a few minutes in Oswestry as I ridden 2 hours in rain and dripped by the front door.

I always say, just walk in with your bike like it's a normal everyday occurrence.

I think they all have an attached restaurant to one degree or another. And a lot also had supermarkets within walking distance for cheaper evening food and breakfast provisions every day.
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