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  • Top Tips for watching the Rugby World Cup in Cardiff

    Cardiff Millennium Stadium

    With only two days to go to the start of the 2015 Rugby World Cup excitement is building to a fever pitch.

    Cardiff, Wales’ Capital City, is hosting eight matches and you can’t get much closer to the action that staying at Sleeperz Hotel Cardiff, right opposite the Millennium – soon to be renamed Principality – Stadium.

    Given that we are less than a meaty drop goal or well struck conversion from one of the official venues, we’ve decided to publish a few top tips to help you enjoy the rugger.

    Wales 19 - 9 England

    No Ticket – but still want to enjoy the Rugby World Cup Party?

    There are 15 official fan zones spread across the 11 host cities of England and Wales where people can go and watch the matches for free and enjoy a big party.

    Cardiff’s fan-zone is one of the largest and is located at the Cardiff Arms Park on Westgate Street, right next to the Millennium Stadium.

    It can take up to 10,000 people, you don’t need a ticket and you can watch the matches on a giant video screen.

    As well as the rugby there’ll be stacks of family friendly entertainment including: street theatre performers, DJs and music, S4C Regional Choirs, Haka Day Out and Fijian Fire Eating.

    Food and drink stalls will also be on site as well as rugby activities such as a Kicking Cage, 3d Scrum, Batak Response Test and Speed Pass.

    Cardiff Arms Park Rugby ground

    Cardiff Arms Park minus 10,000 passionate rugby fans

    Which matches will be shown in the Fan-Zone?

    For a full rundown of the 2015 RWC fixtures click here

    For matches shown in Cardiff fan-zone click here

    Getting to Cardiff

    Transport links to and from Cardiff are good and Sleeperz Hotel Cardiff is the closest hotel to Cardiff Rail Station. There are also regular buses into the city from Cardiff Airport.

    For all your transport needs, check out this handy guide to travelling to Cardiff.

    Sleeperz Hotel Cardiff

    Sleeperz Hotel cardiff – a jinky little run from the rail station for RWC 2015 fans

    Where to go for a pre-match drink in Cardiff?

    Who better than iconic Welsh brewer Brains to tell us where you should head for a pre-match pint.

    Check out Brains’ guide to the best match day watering holes here

    When is the opening ceremony?

    The opening ceremony of the 2015 Rugby World Cup is taking place on Friday September 18 before the first fixture played between England and Fiji at Twickenham.

    It will start at 6.45pm and finish at 7.25pm and will be aired on ITV with commentary from John Inverdale and Rugby greats like Jonny Wilkinson and Sir Clive Woodward.

    For more helpful information about getting around Cardiff try:

  • Grab a brew on Sleeperz at our Macmillan #coffeemorning

    This month Sleeperz Hotel Newcastle is joining Macmillan’s campaign to hold the World’s biggest coffee morning and raise vital funds for the fight against cancer.

    MacMillan is an amazing charity that provides a range of services to cancer sufferers, including funding specialist cancer care nurses, and it’s teamed up with retail giant Marks & Spencer for its 2015 coffee morning campaign.

    Sleeperz Hotel Newcastle is holding a free coffee morning on Wednesday September 23rd from 09:30 to 11:30, with free cake, hot and cold drinks and a chance to meet lots of lovely people.

    worlds biggest coffee morning

    Join us for a brew and raise money for Macmillan

    Come along and join us for a brew?

    If you’re a local business in Newcastle or simply hanging out in the city that day, we’d love to have a coffee and a natter and do some good for Macmillan along the way.

    You can register for our free coffee morning by clicking this link

    Here’s a great video all about Macmillan’s brilliant campaign


  • Cardiff’s Summer of Festival Fun

    Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff Bay

    Summer is Festival season in the UK.

    That doesn’t have to mean pitching a tent, filling your wellies with cider and joining 100,000 other revellers in a mud-bath waiting for a group of ageing rock gods to take to the stage.

    There is a whole other Festival universe waiting for you in the Welsh Capital of Cardiff as the city gets set for four months of events and fun that make up the Cardiff Festival.

    Tafwyl 2015

    From June through September, Cardiff transforms itself into one giant party celebrating the best in music, sports, arts, food and drink.

    Sleeperz Hotel Cardiff is situated right in the heart of the city’s shopping and cultural district and there is no better place to base yourself for events during Cardiff Festival.

    Cardiff has it all this Summer, from the opening test match in The 2015 Ashes to Cardiff International Food and Drink Festival, bands battling it out in the Big Gig, extreme water sports at White Water Fest and the Welsh Proms 2015.

    Featured Events in Cardiff Festival

    Cardiff International Food and Drink Festival, July 10-12

    If you have adventurous taste buds and want to explore the culinary globe, from frankfurters to frittatas, then this is the festival for you.

    Taking place in Mermaid Quay at Cardiff Bay, you’ll find a huge outdoor foodie fest – with a Farmer’s Market, Producer’s Fayre, pop-up-kitchens, street food, food theatre and thousands of salivating hungry folks.

    Cardiff Bay Beach
    Cardiff Bay is an amazing place to visit for eating out, shopping, people watching and the nearby Doctor Who Experience visitor attraction.

    Cardiff’s captivating waterfront is easily reached on foot, or by short bus ride, from Sleeperz Hotel Cardiff. In the summer time it’s home to a pop-up beach perfect for making sand castles or chilling out in a deck chair with a sea view.

    Cardiff Bay Beach is in Roald Dahl Plass and runs from 27th July to September 6th, 2015.

    The Beach Event

    Cardiff Carnival, August 8th

    Wales’ biggest and brightest carnival is now in its 26th year and transforms the capital city into a riot of sound, colour and flamboyance.

    Carnival runs from 10:30am to 5:30pm and is completely free. Check out the carnival website here

    White Water Fest

    White Water Fest on September 5 will give people the chance to try out a range of water-sports for the first time, including canoeing, kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding.

    Other highlights over the summer include The Everyman Open Air Theatre Festival which runs from June 25 – August 1 in Sophia Gardens.

    Alongside these great events, visitors to Cardiff can also enjoy a host of world class sport from speedway to international Rugby and Cricket, and some of the biggest acts in music performing at The Motorpoint Arena.

    Don’t pitch your tent and grimace at pongy porta-loos, grab yourself a festival experience you can actually remember in Cardiff.

    Sleeperz Hotel Cardiff is one of a select group of budget hotels in Cardiff city centre, near the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff Castle and St David’s Place shopping centre.

    For the best prices at Sleeperz Hotel Cardiff, book online at

  • Revealed: The true cost of UK City Breaks

    Sleeperz Hotel Newcastle

    Finding the right hotel stay is no different from buying a new phone, the pair of shoes you have to have – or rail tickets to see your friends or watch your favourite football team.

    We all want to find the thing we need at the right time for the right price.

    When we opened hotels in Cardiff, Newcastle and Edinburgh, Sleeperz created a new concept in hotel stays – chic & cheap – a budget stay with oodles of style and a flair for design.

    Seven years on from opening our first hotel we still pride ourselves on offering value for money.

    Our friends at Sainsbury’s Bank Money Matters recently got in touch to ask if we would share some great information they’d pulled together about the true cost of UK City breaks.

    Check out this great infographic for a city-by-city breakdown of everything from taxi fares to how much a cappuccino will set you back.

    What you will notice is that some of the best-value city breaks are to be had in Sleeperz cities, with rooms in Newcastle and Cardiff available on average for under £100 and a standard three course meal costing under £40 in both cities.

    So what are you waiting for?

    Grab a deal and spend your weekend in a Sleeperz city.

    Book direct at for the best rates.

  • 15 of the Best British Events in 2015

    Light Night Edinburghs Christmas

    With the New Year still young, we decided to serve up our guide to 15 of the best British events in 2015.

    With hotels in Cardiff, Newcastle and Edinburgh, Sleeperz Hotels has some of Britain’s best cities well and truly covered – and without any exaggeration – this year is going to be seriously eventful, so let’s get cracking.

    1. The Rugby World Cup

    With Rugby’s greatest tournament hosted by England in 2015, there’s no better time to marvel at six weeks of thunderous tackles and super-human scrummaging by the planet’s ultimate Rugby warriors.


    All Blacks

    Fixtures are taking place in two Sleeperz cities, with matches at St James’ Park Newcastle and The Millennium Stadium, Cardiff – so take your pick.

    For more:

    1. Lumiere, Durham – 12-15 November, 2015

    According to the United Nations, 2015 is the World’s Year of Light because it commemorates 100-years since Einstein discovered his Theory of General Relativity proving that light is deflected by gravity.

    What better way to celebrate than to go to Lumiere, Britain’s biggest outdoor festival of light-based art, in historic Durham City – only 12 minutes on the train from our Newcastle Hotel.

    1. Edinburgh Fringe – 7th – 31st August 2015

    The largest arts festival in the world had to be right up there in our 15 of the best British events for 2015. The Fringe takes over Scotland’s capital for three weeks and becomes the nation’s cultural heartbeat and engine room, whether you are into stand-up comedy, street performance or theatre – there is something to suit all tastes, ages and audiences.

    Street performers at Edinburgh Festival

    Edinburgh Fringe – the largest arts festival in the world

    4-7. TERRIFICLY TASTY Food and Drink Festivals

    Now, 2015 is also Scotland’s Year of Food and Drink so we have picked some scrummy foodie events for you at number 4 through 7 in our 15 best British events.

    1. EAT! IN Festival

    NewcastleGateshead’s impressive EAT festival is back again with a winter warming indoor version, EAT! IN, this February celebrating fine food, pristine produce and the comfort a great meal can bring to everyone’s world.

    1. Cake Fest Edinburgh

    Edinburgh has so many amazing spaces, places and buildings. This wonderfully wacky event brings together foodies who want to make their favourite Edinburgh buildings and locations out of CAKE. It is happening in the splendid Royal Botanic Gardens.

    1. Edinburgh International Science Festival, Gastrofest

    Now, this might sound like a Science seminar but trust us it isn’t. Part of this year’s Edinburgh International Science Festival is GastroFest, a daring look at how science and gastronomy simmer together to create spectacular food and drink. More Heston Blumenthal than Albert Einstein.

    1. Cardiff International Food and Drink Festival

    It goes without saying that Cardiff is in Wales not Scotland, but, just in-case you can’t make it that far North we didn’t want the foodies among you to be left out – so here is Cardiff’s annual food extravaganza taking place at the height of Summer, YUM!

    Spectacular Sports

    Numbers 8 through 10 are all about spectacular sport. The Rugby World Cup is undoubtedly the highlight of 2015 but for cricket, cycling and speedway fans there is something special being served up in Sleeperz cities.

    1. Tour of Britain Cycling, Edinburgh, September 6-13, 2015

    Although it won’t be confirmed until Spring, Edinburgh is hotly tipped to host a stage in this year’s Tour of Britain cycling race – so if you would like to see streamlined physiques and flashing wheels along Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, keep an eye out for race details here.

    Tour of Britain

    1. England vs Australia The Ashes 2015 – Cardiff, 8-12th July 2015

    After England were whitewashed 5-0 in the last series ‘Down Under,’ Alistair Cook’s men will be seeking revenge on home soil this Summer. You can get your tickets here and of course stay with us just a slogged boundary away at Sleeperz Hotels. Tickets are moving fast so book up quick.

    Australia v England (2nd Test, Adelaide Oval, 2013/14)

    1. Speedway World Championships, Cardiff, Millennium Stadium, 4th July 2015

    The 4th July might be Independence Day in the United States but the Mother Country is proudly hosting the FIM British Speedway Grand Prix at nearby Millennium Stadium. If you love high octane motorsports it doesn’t get better than this.

    Wonderful Winter Events

    As we start to reach the end of our 15 of the best British events in 2015, naturally our attention turns to some of the great festivals and experiences you can have in Winter time.

    1. Enchanted Parks, Saltwell Park, Gateshead

    Part of NewcastleGateshead’s Winter Festival, Enchanted Parks is an after-dark adventure of light-based art, interactive entertainment and storytelling. Saltwell Park is transformed into a captivating nocturnal landscape which fills audiences, young and old, with amazement and awe.

    Enchanted Parks usually runs from late November into December, so look out here for details of the 2015 event being revealed.

    Enchanted Parks 2010

    1. Sparks in the Park, Cardiff, November 5th 2015 (TBC)

    One of the 10 biggest fireworks displays in the UK, Sparks in the Park is Cardiff’s annual fireworks display and takes place in the city’s Cooper’s Field in front of around 15,000 people on Bonfire Night. Sparks in the Park has been run by Cardiff Round Table since 1981 and raises huge sums of money for worthwhile charities as well as being a superb spectacle.

    1. NewcastleGateshead Winter Festival 2015

    The capital of the ‘Geordie Nation’ is a great place to take a Winter city break and Sleeperz Hotel Newcastle is a two minute walk from the Central Station right in the heart of ‘The Toon.’

    NewcastleGateshead’s Winter Festival ensures there is always something special to see and experience in November and December – from Christmas Markets, outdoor ice rinks, Pantomime at Theatre Royal, Enchanted Parks and the rocking New Year’s Eve Winter Carnival.

    Keep an eye on:

    Newcastle Winter Festival

    Norse themed Winter Festival in Newcastle – credit

    1. Cardiff Winter Wonderland 2015 (dates TBC)

    The Welsh Capital is host to seven weeks of family fun each Winter, with attractions including outdoor ice skating, fun fairs, an Alpine Village with a traditional German Bierkeller, street performances, pop-up food stalls and lots of great music.

    All the fun of the fair

    You couldn’t be closer to the action if you are staying at Sleeperz Hotel Cardiff.

    1. Hogmanay, Edinburgh, December 30th to January 1, 2016

    There are certain iconic cities in the world where New Year’s Eve celebrations go into the stratosphere and Hogmanay in Edinburgh is one of those select destinations. The city’s thriving Prince’s Street becomes a throng of merry making revellers all there for the explosive fireworks display illuminating the skyline above Edinburgh Castle.

    Best to book early to get both a room and tickets to access Prince’s Street. At the same time you’ll find a city that knows how to enjoy a proper rendition of ‘Auld Lang Syne.’

    Fireworks over Edinburgh

    Well, there you have it – 15 of the Best British events in 2015.

    If that tickles your fancy and you want to book early, you’ll get the best deals booking direct at, including our special offers and promotions – like our #freefiver campaign.

    Book direct with us and we’ll give you £5 back to spend in the hotel on food and drink.

  • Sleeperz wear Xmas woollies for Save The Children

    Today is Save The Children’s Christmas Jumper Day and staff at all our hotels in Edinburgh, Cardiff and Newcastle are styling their festive knits and making the world a better place by wearing a woolly.

    Christmas Jumpers have made a comeback in recent years.

    Once unwanted gifts that an uncool Auntie might have sent from afar to a teenage nephew, they are now an essential retro fashion item for the festive season. Save The Children teamed up with supermarket giant ASDA to launch this national campaign and 6% from every sale of a Christmas Jumper in their stores is going to help their work with disadvantaged children and young people at risk.

    The campaign is a great idea and they want as many people as possible, from individuals to businesses and multi-national companies to get on-board and back it, by wearing a woolly or just donating online via its webpage

    Sleeperz Hotels backing #Christmas Jumper Day

    Our hotel staff are all wearing Christmas Jumpers today, check out our piccies here, from the biggest boss to our Operations whizz and marketing guru, they are all making the world better with a sweater.

    Penguins, elves, reindeers and Santa's - Sleeperz Hotels wear a woolly for Save The Children

    Penguins, elves, reindeers and Santa’s – Sleeperz Hotels wear a woolly for Save The Children


    Sleeperz Hotels Save The Children Christmas Jumper Day

    Cracking cause – Christmas Jumper Day for Save The Children at Sleeperz Hotel Newcastle


    Sleeperz is just one of many businesses to be on the Woolly Wonderboard – which makes it easy for your friends and followers to donate a quick £2 using their mobile phones.


    If you like what we are doing today supporting SAVE THE CHILDREN then you can text TEAMSLEEPERZ to 70050 to donate £2, less than the price of a cup of coffee in a high street chain.

    Go on wear woolly make the world better with a sweater!

  • Claim your free money today with Sleeperz Hotels

    Money and coins piled up

    More famous quotes have been written about money than almost any other topic in the history of mankind.

    From the Beatles to Nelson Mandela and George Bernard Shaw, anyone who has ever been anyone has had an opinion on money – from those who think it’s the root of all evil to those who say it makes the world go round.

    William Shakespeare offered sound financial advice in his play Hamlet published sometime between 1599 and 1602, when he wrote “neither a lender nor a borrower be” (Act 1 Scene III).

    Free Money at Sleeperz Hotels

    The good news for you is you don’t have to be either if you stay at Sleeperz Hotels, because from now until Christmas Day 2014, we are giving away free money, that’s right, you aren’t seeing things – free money – £5 to be precise.

    All you need to do to claim your free £5 is book your next stay at a Sleeperz Hotel in Cardiff or Newcastle direct at our website

    In return, we’ll give you a voucher worth £5 that you can spend on food and drink or use as partial payment on larger purchases.

    Five Ideas for spending your Free Money

    To provide you with some inspiration we’ve come up with Five Fun ways to spend your free Fiver at our great value city centre hotels in Cardiff and Newcastle.

    1.     Pour a Peroni 

    Savour the cool crisp taste of Italy’s finest premium lager – Nastro Azzuro Peroni – available on draught (in Newcastle, and bottled in Cardiff) in our lounge style bars and the perfect way to start a relaxing weekend break or ease the stresses of a business trip (£4.25).

     2.     Dig into delicious dips

    Enjoy the perfect starter with tasty Houmous, Olives and Sun-dried tomatoes with pitta bread and mixed leaf salad (£4.95) or nibble on nachos with melted cheese, jalapeno peppers, guacamole, salsa and sour cream for one (£4.45) (£7.95 for two people sharing).

    Peroni Beer and light bites at Sleeperz Hotels

    Cool crisp peroni and a platter of houmous, olives and sundried tomatoes – just two great ways to spend your free £5

     3. Relax and unwind with a Merlot Reserva

    Our Veramonte Merlot Reserva from the Casablanca Valley, Chile is a rich, chocolaty and full bodied Merlot with cherry and plum aromas and a glass costs a perfect £5.

    A glass of wine in front of a roaring fire at Sleeperz Hotel Cardiff

    Our full bodied and flavoursome Merlot is best taken in front of a warming fire at Sleeperz Hotel Cardiff

    4.     Dabble with dessert

    From cheese and biscuits to New York style cheesecake and chocolate fudge cake, all our desserts are priced at less than £5 – so go on – indulgence yourself on us.

     5.     Bank on having a great breakfast

    With the option to use your free £5 voucher as partial payment why not treat yourself to anything you’d like from our breakfast buffet priced £6.95. For only £1.95 extra you can start your day with a classic hot cooked breakfast or mix-and-match continental style with fruit and juices, pastries, cereals, muffins, a delicious deli board and a full selection of bean to cup coffee and wide selection of traditional and herbal teas.

    For more ideas about what to do with your free money, check out our menus at Sleeperz Newcastle and Sleeperz Cardiff.

    If that’s not enough to get you booking direct at our website today, here are two quotes from one of America’s greatest Presidents which just might persuade you to get a good night’s sleep with Sleeperz and save some money while you’re at it.

    Famous Money Quotes

    “Early to bed, early to rise, keeps you healthy, wealthy and wise.” – Benjamin Franklin


    “A penny saved is a penny earned.” – Benjamin Franklin

  • Holiday on two Wheels – Cycling Holidays with Sleeperz Hotels

    Mountain Biking by Mark Turner

    Cycling has never been more popular in the UK.

    Everywhere you look people are taking to the road to enjoy life on two wheels, inspired by the achievements of GB Cycling and Team Sky, especially Britain’s Tour de France winners Sir Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome.

    Whether you are a serious competitor or a weekend MAMIL (middle aged man in lycra) combining a city break with cycling is a great way to unwind and enjoy some relaxing time on the bike.

    cycling holidays family

    Cycling is great fun for the family and a healthy way to explore a new city!

    Sleeperz Hotels has smart and stylish budget hotels in two of Britain’s best cities, Cardiff and Newcastle, and there are no shortage of places to ride in both places.

    Watch for out for the new Sleeperz Hotel Dundee opening in 2016 – part of a £1bn waterfront development next to the first satellite of the V&A Museum outside London.

    Here’s our handy guide to cycling city breaks with Sleeperz Hotels!


    Cardiff Bay Cycling Trail
    One of the best and safest places to cycle in Cardiff is the easy traffic-free circular trail that runs around Cardiff Bay and across to the seaside town of Penarth via Pont Y Werin.

    Its perfect for families and new or returning cyclists and is quite a gentle circuit at only 6.2 miles on tarmac trail.

    The trail is a great way to see everything on offer in Cardiff Bay. You can explore vibrant waterfronts cafes, bars, restaurants, famous visitor attractions like The Dr Who Experience or important cultural and heritage sites, such as the Norwegian Church where children’s author Roald Dahl was baptised and the Millennium Centre (national home of Welsh Arts and theatre – from opera to ballet and contemporary dance).

    Cycling Cardiff Bay Trail

    The Cardiff Bay Cycle Trail is a must when you are staying with us – photo Best of Wales

    Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff Bay

    The Millennium Centre Cardiff Bay

    For the more energetic among you stop off at Cardiff Bay’s new International Sports Village, where you can try all sorts of things from whitewater rafting to kayaking and wind surfing.

    You may just want to relax and unwind as you cycle across the Barrage taking in the coastal views across the Bay and over to the delightful town of Penarth. If you have young children the playground half way across the barrage offers a great pit stop for a picnic or ice-cream.

    For maps and further route information click here

    Cycle the Taff Trail

    Another great option for cycling in Cardiff is the Taff Trail. This 55-mile (93km) trail connects Cardiff with the famous Brecon Beacons National Park – where the SAS (Special Air Service) hold their selection process for soldiers hoping to join Britain’s most decorated elite military force.

    Depending on your fitness you may wish to tackle the whole route or simply dip in and out of the 8-mile stretch through Cardiff that winds through beautiful green spaces, parks, alongside the River and passes by unmissable landmarks and visitor attractions.

    If you cycle the Taff Trail in Cardiff you’ll start at Cardiff Bay – Europe’s largest waterfront development  – and then cycle through the city centre to Tongwynlais.

    Many of Cardiff’s premier attractions including Cardiff Castle, Castell Coch, Llandaff Cathedral, the Millennium Stadium and the Millennium Centre are located in the Taff Corridor.

    Cardiff Castle

    Cardiff Castle is one of Wales’ most important historical monuments


    If you are travelling by air or rail to Cardiff and simply can’t bring your own bike then there are a great selection of places to hire bikes or book an organised cycle tour.

    Cardiff Pedal Power is a charity that encourages adults and childrens from all backgrounds to get cycling and it operates bike hire services suitable for all abilities and needs, including toddler trailers, tandems and novelty hires (go-karts and pedal cars).

    Hire prices start from £7 an hour to £20 a day for an adult mountain bike, prices vary for children and concessions, please check its website for full details.

    If you’d prefer to join a cycle tour and freewheel along with an expert guide, then Cardiff Cycle Tours operates 3-hour guided tours around Cardiff Bay and the Taff Corridor for £20 per person, check website for times and details.


    While Newcastle is well known for its nightlife and the effervescent Geordies, known for being among the friendliest people in Britain, a quick explore reveals a thriving cycling scene and a host of fun routes to discover unlikely and interesting places.

    We’ve teamed up with Cycle Hub, a brilliant social enterprise and Newcastle’s #1 cycling café, to bring you the lowdown on how to get the most from a two-wheeled break on the Tyne.

    Cycle Hub – the best two-wheeled hangout in town


    Look out at the end of this blog-post for a chance to win a 2-night Cycling City Break in Newcastle with some great goodies and bike hire from the folks at Cycle Hub.

    Not too long ago, Newcastle’s Quayside was a place of industrial endeavour, grease and grime, where the iconic Swan Hunter shipyard was the main cog in the city’s economy.

    Now, a cultural renaissance and dedicated regeneration has transformed the banks of the Tyne into a perfect place to cycle and explore one of the finest cityscapes in Britain.

    Sights like the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, a restored flour mill turned Turner Prize host art gallery, the “winking eye” Millennium Bridge and Sage Gateshead – the futuristic silver music concert hall – make NewcastleGateshead a vibrant and inspiring place to ride.

    Tyne Bridge Newcastle

    Tyne Bridge Newcastle

    Cycle Hub has mapped out a series of brilliant routes for every ability level, from the 16 mile Tyne Bridges Trail, gentle Parks and Posh Shops tootle, to the gruelling Hell of the North East 62-mile road trail.

    The famous C2C (Coast to Coast) cycle route dissects Newcastle and there is an excellent section where you can ride from the city centre to the gorgeous seaside town of Tynemouth, with its trendy bars, arty café’s, local chocolatier and yummy bakeries.

    If you do bring your own bike with you to Newcastle, Sleeperz Hotel Newcastle has safe and secure cycle storage and bicycle parking facilities.

    Win a Cycling Break for Two with Sleeperz Hotels and Cycle Hub

    Sleeperz Hotels and Cycle Hub have teamed up to offer two lucky winners a two-night city break in Newcastle (B&B), cycle hire for two days and lunch at the Cycle Hub Café on one of the days.

    All you have to do to win this prize is log onto our Facebook page,, like our page, share our competition post and then write a cool caption for our cycling picture.

    The best caption for the picture will be chosen as the winner!

    The winner of the competition will be selected at random by Sleeperz Hotels Newcastle. No employee, or relative of any Sleeperz Hotels employee, is permitted to enter this contest.

    The closing date of the competition is September 15th 2014.

    The competition prize is valid for one year until September 15, 2015 and can be redeemed, subject to availability, at a time of your choosing via arrangement direct with the hotel.

    By entering this comeptition you agree to allow Sleeperz Hotels Ltd to contact you for future marketing purposes with e-mail communications. Your data will not be shared with any other third party and will only be used by Sleeperz Hotels Ltd to notify you of upcoming news and special offers.


  • Infographic: A year in the life of Cityroomz Edinburgh

    Infographic Cityroomz Edinburgh

    This month Cityroomz Edinburgh celebrated its first birthday and we decided to reveal some of the more unusual facts about life in the hotel in this brilliant infographic.

    In only 12 months Cityroomz has become a go-to destination for travelers seeking stylish but affordable accommodation in the heart of Edinburgh.

    Just recently we welcomed The Budget Traveller, Kash Bhattachyra to stay with us and he had some great things to say about the hotel, look out for news of his review here at the blog and if you like this please SHARE it with your friends!


    Infographic Cityroomz Edinburgh

    Cityroomz Edinburgh – One Year in numbers and pictures



  • Win a City Break with Cityroomz Edinburgh

    bedroom at cityroomz edinburgh

    Win a city break at Cityroomz Edinburgh

    Cityroomz Edinburgh celebrates its first birthday this month and is giving two lucky people the chance to win a two night city break in Scotland’s Capital.

    Opened in May 2013, Cityroomz Edinburgh is a rooms-based premium budget hotel close to world famous Prince’s Street and a short walk from Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Mile.

    Cityroomz Edinburgh is the first of a new breed of budget hotel created by parent company Sleeperz Hotels – the founders of compact budget lifestyle hotels in the UK – and delivers convenience and comfort at great value prices in the heart of Edinburgh.

    Cityroomz Edinburgh bedroom

    The newest budget hotel in Edinburgh – Cityroomz Edinburgh

    The lucky winners will enjoy a bright, stylish and contemporary urban hotel stay in one of the UK’s most popular cities, close to world famous tourist attractions, cultural venues, designer shopping and vibrant bars and restaurants.

    Cityroomz Hotel Edinburgh has 72 rooms and offers a fresh continental breakfast (£4.95).

    Rates starting at £49 per night, including free and fast wi-fi, flat screen TV’s, tea and coffee making facilities and custom made bespoke mattresses, microfiber pillows and premium quality duvets.

    Sleeperz Hotels specialises in building design-led premium budget hotels in city centres close to mainline rail stations. It currently also operates successful hotels in Cardiff and Newcastle. It is set to open its third Sleeperz Hotel in Dundee in 2016.

    For more about Sleeperz Hotels and its sister brand Cityroomz, visit: and Sleeperz Hotels:

    How to Win the hotel stay

    All you have to do to win this great city break is log onto our Facebook Page,  then like it, SHARE IT onto your timeline and write a creative caption for the COMPETITION PHOTOGRAPH. You can’t miss the competition it will be pinned to the top of our Facebook page.

    The best caption will win a 2-night break with breakfast for two people.

     The competition closes at Midnight on May 31, 2014, and the winner will be chosen by Cityroomz General Manager. The winning entrant will be contacted directly through Facebook with news that they’ve won and instructions on how to claim their prize. Terms and Conditions apply r.e availability for claiming the prize (the break is available Sun-Thursday until May 31st 2015).