Travelodge officially opens its second hotel in the heart of Walton-on-Thames town centre

This new hotel opening cements Travelodge position as the town’s biggest hotel brand

Walton-on-Thames Central Travelodge

Travelodge has officially opened its second hotel in the heart of Walton-on-Thames town centre and is now the town’s biggest hotel brand.

This opening now boosts Travelodge’s portfolio to 592 hotels across the UK, Ireland and Spain and this includes 18 hotels across Surrey. It has created 15 new jobs within the community and offers rooms from £29. To book visit

Walton-on-Thames Central Travelodge is situated at Church Street, Walton-on-Thames.

The 72-room hotel is part of a regeneration programme which has involved converting a redundant office block into a new mixed use scheme incorporating a Travelodge hotel above a Marks & Spencer Foodhall.  

The hotel has been styled in the company’s contemporary brand design, which has been created by business and leisure customers. It offers SuperRooms, family, double and accessible rooms starting from £29. Rooms can be booked at

Walton-on-Thames Central Travelodge is the group’s first hotel in Surrey to feature SuperRooms – the company’s premium economy room concept – which dials up the comfort factor and is designed for customers who want the choice of a more premium room. This class of room is designed around the ‘premium economy’ concept familiar to airline users. It dials up the comfort factor for business and leisure customers who want the extra choice of a more premium room.

The stylish SuperRoom has everything that you would expect from Travelodge but with lots of additional creature comforts. It has been styled in a modern residential décor scheme, creating a home from home feel. It features a dream-light colour scheme which includes tones of calming blue, warm beige and tranquil taupe, as well as blackout curtains, creating a relaxing atmosphere for a restful night’s sleep.

The hotel also features the company’s signature rooms which feature the bespoke luxurious king-size Travelodge Dreamer bed which is produced by Sleepeezee who hold a Royal Warrant from HRH The Prince of Wales. The Travelodge Dreamer bed sits within a mood lighting surround and has spacious bedside shelves featuring his & hers charging ports. In addition all family rooms will include two individual beds for children.

The rooms will also feature a modern en-suite bathroom, power shower, comfort cooling, to enable you to personalise the temperature of your room, a 32 inch Freeview TV, complementary in-room tea & coffee making facilities and access to Wifi.

Walton-on-Thames Central Travelodge is managed by Pemba Sherpa, who joined Travelodge in 2014 as Assistant Hotel Manager after a career as security officer for a security firm.

Pemba Sherpa, Hotel Manager, Walton-on-Thames Central Travelodge said: “We are delighted to open a second hotel in Walton-on-Thames and become the town’s biggest budget hotel chain. With year on year growth in visitor numbers coming to our historic town, there has been a real shortage of good quality and great value accommodation. Our new hotel will now help fill this gap which is great news for the local economy as research shows that our customers will spend on average double their room rate with local businesses during their stay, which can equate to an annual multi-million pound boost for the local economy.”           

“I am delighted to have built a great team, the majority of my team members are parents, as Travelodge is dedicated to supporting working parents, by offering flexible working hours around the school run; so that they can work, climb the career ladder and raise their family. I am looking forward to developing my team so that they can become our hotel managers of the future. In the meantime, we are getting geared up for a busy February half term break and the Easter holidays.”   

Travelodge exchanges contracts to open a fourth hotel in Norwich

Travelodge, the UK’s first budget hotel chain, which operates 592 hotels across the UK, Ireland and Spain has announced it has exchanged contracts for a fourth hotel in Norwich.

The proposed 91-room hotel is located in the heart of the city centre on the corner of Guildhall Hill and Dove Street, on the site of the city’s former famous department store, Chamberlin & Sons.

This hotel will be the group’s third hotel in Norwich city centre and eighth in Norfolk.

This development will be funded and delivered by a UK Pension Fund and represents an investment into the city of approximately £8–10 million and will create around 25 new jobs within the local community. Development work is expected to start in the latter part of the year.          


Tony O’Brien, Travelodge, Development Director said: “We are delighted to be adding a fourth Travelodge to our Norwich hotel portfolio, in a prime location in Norwich city centre. The hotel will be built in a fantastic spot, on the site of the famous, former department store, Chamberlin & Sons, near to all of the central shops and attractions and will be a great place for our business and leisure customers to stay.

“Norwich is growing at pace, but there is a desperate need for good quality and great value accommodation, to meet the growing demand from business and leisure visitors visiting the area. This new development will strengthen our offering across the city centre and ensure we have Travelodge hotels close to all major attractions and Universities in the city.”   

“We have great experience of converting redundant retail space into a Travelodge hotel and most-recently redeveloped a former British Homes Store into a Travelodge Plus hotel on the High Street in the heart of St Albans. This type of development is a win-win solution for all parties, as it brings redundant space back into economic use, encourages inward investment, creates new jobs, generates Business Rates income for the Council and attracts new business and leisure visitors to the area. It is also good news for the local economy, as Travelodge’s research shows that our customers will spend, on average, double their room rate in the local bars, restaurants, cafés, shops and attractions during their stay, which equates to a mufti-million boost to local businesses.”

“Travelodge opened 17 new hotels in 2021 and we are keen to open many more across the whole of Great Britain. This new deal in Norwich confirms our appetite and we are delighted to be working with a major Pension Fund to deliver this project.”

John Walker of property consultants Ward Hill Walker said: “This is very good news for Norwich. The upper floors of the building were converted into offices very many years ago and they have lain empty in recent times. The new Travelodge makes superb and appropriate use of a very high profile and underutilised building, in the heart of the city.

“The whole of the block will be brought into use to create a landmark hotel facility with superb views of Norwich. It will bring hundreds of visitors right into the city centre.

“This will be excellent news for the retail and leisure sectors in the city and help

fill the shortage of hotel beds in central Norwich. The city has strong year-round occupancy levels, with annualised occupancy higher than that of the wider UK regional market”.

Samuel Turner an Associate at Carter Jonas LLP Said: “This is the third hotel we have acquired on behalf of Travelodge in Norwich, which will provide them with full coverage of Norwich City centre. This acquisition is part of Travelodge’s expansion plans for further hotels across Norfolk. We have recently launched requirements for hotels in Cromer, Dereham, Diss, Fakenham, Great Yarmouth, Holt, Hunstanton, Norwich Airport and Swaffham.”

Travelodge currently operates three hotels in Norwich at the following locations:

  1. Travelodge Norwich Central, Queens Road
  2. Travelodge Norwich Central Riverside, St Vedast Street
  3. Travelodge Norwich Cringleford