We got a good deal through Expedia, Travelodge/Premier Inn rates. Corridors and rooms are like an up market colourful Premier Inn, very comfortable and clean with everything you could possibly need. Good facilities in the lobby. Pub has happy hour until about 7pm. Reception staff almost non existent (self registration), however ANNIE more than made up for the lack of front of house staff, she was a breath of fresh air, a friendly Geordie welcome is a delight everyone should experience when visiting this part of the country. Set your sat nav otherwise you will never find the hotel. Current road improvements likely to last another 18 months make peak time travel a nightmare which is difficult for all but locals to avoid.