'Uxbridge may not be everyone's desired destination,' admits Garri, 'but it is the setting of Europe's first hotel constructed from shipping containers.' A clever and cost-effective way of building, the end result looks little different from any other modern Travelodge. In the comfort stakes, the company has upped its game and you get a lot of bang for your buck.
Where Colham House, Bakers Road, Uxbridge Middlesex, UB8 1RG (0871 984 6373; www.travelodge.co.uk)
How much doubles currently from £12, room only. Standard rates start from £45 per room