‘When British couple David and Jean Davidson checked into a modest hotel room, the prospect of not having to cook or clean for themselves was so appealing, they decided to stay – for 22 years.
The pair first stayed at a roadside Travelodge in 1985 while visiting an elderly aunt who was ill in Staffordshire, England.
When the aunt died four months later, the Davidsons moved out of their flat in Sheffield and moved into the Travelodge in Newark, Nottinghamshire.
In 1997, they made their home in another of the chain’s hotels in Grantham, Lincolnshire, where they are still living.
Mr Davidson, 79, said the hotel’s staff were “like family now”.’