Travelodge trials travelpods

Travelodge has unveiled its Travelpod with new features in response to findings from the initial Travelpod trials in 2006.

The modified Travelpod (mobile hotel room) is 40% bigger than the initial prototype. It has been styled in the hotel company’s contemporary room design, incorporating a red, white and blue colour scheme and has the following new features:

Air conditioning


Flat screen TV

DVD player with a collection of DVD’s

Ambient lighting which includes bedside lights and a illuminated headboard

Tea / coffee making facilities

Washroom with bio-degradable toilet and washbasin with running water facilities

In addition, the furnishings are made from recyclable timber and lighting has been designed to use low wattage bulbs. The room comes complete with a luxury double bed, bedside lights, duvet, pillows, fully carpeted floor, window blinds, dressing table with light, mirror and chair.

The palatial pod is sealed in a 6 metre (length) by 2.4 metre (width) x 2.6 metre (height) clear poly-carbonate glass box but inside, the features replicate the conventional Travelodge hotel room just recently re-designed.


Leigh McCarron, Travelodge’s Director of Sleep said: “The Travelpod is a ground breaker in outdoor accommodation. We ran some tests on the original Travelpod concept last year and those findings have been used to develop this second generation model for customer trials”. 

The new Travelpod will be tested over the next couple of months and the general public will have the opportunity to participate in trials by entering a prize draw at

The Travelpod is the ultimate accessory for lovers of outdoor entertainment. It’s the world’s first mobile hotel room that can be transported to any out door event such as a music festival, sporting event or any other major outdoor event. 

See attachment for an image of the second generation Travelodge.