To be turned out of your bed by a fire alarm is bad enough, especially at gone 11pm.
But it’s really taking the biscuit when it happens again at 8am the following morning, when you were intending on having a lie-in to make up for last nights disruption.
Last night it was someone smoking, they obviously ignored the signs in all the corridors, lifts and rooms that said “No Smoking”, but I don’t think they were expecting the full Travelodge fury of a £200 fine and being kicked out of the hotel.
With that having taken place so publically, you would have thought that nobody would have risked anything setting the smoke alarms off again.
But no, this morning off go the alarms, and the reason – someone burning their breakfast.
This would be just about reasonable if it had been in the cafe bar, but no, they were attempting to cook breakfast in their room.
Travelodge is a hotel chain, not self-catering apartments.
All the duty manager could do was shake their head, expect signs shortly letting you know that you can’t cook in the lifts, corridors or rooms of any Travelodge hotel.