By Gemma Ireland.

Highly convenient for any trip to County Durham, the Travelodge Northbound and Southbound hotels are positioned along the A1, mere miles from the bustling of Newcastle City Centre and the thriving shopping complex of the Metro Centre.

TRAVELODGE 2013 ROOM

Each room comes complete with new design.

I recently stayed at the Travelodge in Washington, which was located on the A1 North. There was very little fuss in regards to finding the venue, as the location was clearly signposted.

The staff were friendly and welcoming upon arrival, and I enjoyed a great night’s sleep in a comfortable bed, complete with new room design. On my way home, I had the pleasure of staying in the hotel’s sister venue, which was located on the A1 South, four miles from Beamish Museum.

The budget accommodation was in good condition, as both hotels had been recently refurbished, with a sky blue theme that emitted a fresh and clean feel. I was extremely happy with my stay and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend either.