It is very rare with this blog that I take things for myself. It was started to keep a record of the kids and run giveaways for the followers I have been lucky enough to gain over the last few years. Every now and then something comes up that is too good to say no to, and in this case it involved funny little yellow things – yes Minions!
We were given the chance to go and stay at the Travelodge in the city for the night, but not just any room – a room that had been invaded by Minions to celebrate the release of Despicable Me 3 in cinemas. While all the kids love the Despicable Me films it is my 5 year old Floyd who is completely obsessed by the little yellow creatures – he thinks they are the most hilarious things on the planet. Naughty like him perhaps???
Travelodge went all out with their Minions Takeover. The beddings, complete with Minions doona covers, rugs, pillows, towels and a set of pyjamas for the kids. A little table and chair that Miss 2 claimed quickly as her own. Minions decorated the walls, Minions cereal, plates, bowls, drinks bottles and cutlery were on the table and the bathroom – Minions toothbrushes, toothpaste, mouthwash and shampoo and conditioner. There was Minions everywhere!
We were given an inter-connecting room for our overnight stay. The rooms are a great size, and have your usual amenities – TV, fridge etc. They also had a microwave which I loved – my two youngest still have their milk bottles at night and being able to heat that up without issue was handy. I took the kids to see Despicable Me 3 at Hoyts Entertainment Quarter – this was a short can ride from the hotel. It got the thumbs up from them all. Miss 2 sat through the entire film without moving, and the other kids have said it is the best one yet.
Travelodge Sydney is in a great spot to explore the city and its sights – ours was a quick overnight stay as it was midweek, keep it on your list if you are looking for somewhere well located, comfortable and affordable on your next visit here.
Despicable Me 3 takeover includes:
5-story high projection of a minion on Travelodge Sydney Hotel
Family room at Travelodge Sydney getting a Minion-make-over from 8 June – 22 June, complete with themed bedding, toothbrushes and toiletries (even walls adorned with movie characters!)
Guests at Travelodge Sydney to be treated to a plush Minion to take home plus a hamper, including bespoke Minion macarons from Zumbo
For travellers who book on a Tuesday, they will receive 20% off a night at any Travelodge Hotel (available until the end of June) and will also a receive a minion pack, including a family pass to Despicable Me 3, a sticker sheet, a toy and the famous minion goggles!! People booking on Travelodge Choosedays can also choose from a 2-for-1 breakfast or late check out.
Selected Travelodge Hotels will also host a ‘Find My Minion’ Treasure Hunt where the film’s resident mad scientist, Gru, has instructed the kids to find his lost Minions in their hotel rooms. These recovered Minions can be taken to reception to redeem a Despicable Me 3 prize pack, including a family movie pass and Blu-Ray.
To book your next stay or find out more see www.travelodge.com.au
Note: We were guests at Travelodge Sydney, our stay was gifted to us in exchange for social media posts and this blog post. We had an amazing time and are grateful for the opportunity.