Choosing the Right Neolodge for Your Pet and Your Wallet
NEOLODGE - Neolodges. The wonderful (and sometimes not so wonderful) places where
your Neopet can stay when you're gone for a long period of time. You're about
to set them up in a place to stay when you see the dropdown list of your options.
Your brain is fizzled, so you say, "Well, I'll get back to that." Therefore you
move on, seeing the list of upgrades. Your brain circuits are now fried. What
do you do? What to choose? Well, perhaps this guide will help. Here is all the
information you'll need to pick a hotel.
Starting with the most, erm, cost efficient.
Have your pets ever said, "I'd rather fall into a pit of rabid cockroaches than
do that"? Well, here's their chance! At a cheap 5 Neopoints per night, your
pet can stay in a one-star hotel equipped with all of the best creepy-crawlies.
Here they serve only the finest fried boots (yes, the lucky green ones, muahahaha),
boiled bugs, and grilled filet of rotten tomatoes. It's a pretty good thing
Cockroach Towers is conveniently located right next to the hospital.
"They crawled all over me at night…I ran out screaming bloody murder…never again."
"Bugs! Can't get enough of 'em! Wonderful buffet!" -Joe Skeith
"Not enough asparagus"-Number 6
Located in scenic Scratching Woods just north of Neopia Central, this one star
spot is a must [not] see. Fleapit Motel is not a place to keep your furrier
pets for obvious reasons. Even so, it is rather cheap at 10 Neopoints per night.
Erm, well, I can't see the food under all of what the waiter is calling pepper.
"They sting, they bite, they itch, argh! *gnaw, gnaw*" -Bobbie Lupetis
"I don't see what everyone is bothered about. I don't feel anything. But the
hotel is pretty cruddy anyways." -Stan Grarrl
"Where is the asparagus?"-Number 6
Ah, yes. Found in a dingy spot where little grass grows, you might stumble upon
the Cheap Hotel. Slightly better than Cockroach and Fleapit with it's two, yes,
two star rating and 20 Neopoints per night, there are cracks in the walls, leaks
in the ceiling, and the carpet desperately needs to be changed. And there's
a nasty smell when you first enter.
Well, the menu is written on old pieces of rope. I think it says something about
gourmet toenail soup…
"If I were to take a wrecking ball and hit the building with it, you wouldn't
see any difference." -Constructor Dan Zaffy
"Disgusting place. Filled with fungus. I love it." -Gnash Krawk
Mountain Lodge Due to the lack of mountains in Neopia Central, this hotel
was built on top of a tree, with lush painted mountain views inside. There are
only a few rooms, but they are still nice. It is set at three stars and 30 Neopoints
Grilled food is cooked over an open fire, and it tastes much better than fried
boots. Their specialty dessert is roasted marshmallows. You can pick between
medium-rare, medium, well done, and blackened crisp.
"Beautiful landscapes, nice food, but the pine scented air fresheners throw
me off a little" -Misty Unidale
"Well, the entire place is made of wood…what about termites? They might come
to eat us in our sleep! I shall then release my Plastic Butter Knife of Doom
upon them!" -Paranoia Kyrra
"Where is my ASPARAGUS?!?!" -Number 6
Ye Olde Ship Inn
For a refreshing vacation, Ye Olde Ship Inn is perfect. It is overlooking the
ocean, and young Neopets can spend hours watching the tide ebb and flow. Perfect
for the sailing type. Only 40 Neopoints per night for this wondrous three-star
A stylish Marina bar that serves mainly fish and other seafood, but with specialty
sauces and spices. The main drink served is grog, and it is advised you stay
away from it unless you have a strong stomach.
"Arr, I be a right ole happy bloke round these here parts…not bad fer bein built
by landlubbers, arr." -Cap'n Dread
"I love the location; the sea breeze, the ocean's spray, the nearby smoothie
shop-this is the life." -Nagru Lupanders
"Arr, where be my asparagus?"-Number 6
A usually vacant hotel, as the music in the lobby frightens most away instantly.
If you are the owner of a more sophisticated Neopet, they can stay here and
enjoy their favorite operas in the adjoining opera house. This four-star hotel
is quite a deal at 50 Neopoints per night.
Quite fancy, once again, filled with that wonderful/awful (circle one) music.
Many gourmet foods are available.
"Ah, yes, wonderful service, and my little Fifi was quite happy in her petpet
suite. I must come again and see Pant Devil of the Opera once more."
"Why did my owner stick me in this dump? Why can't it be, Hotel Twisted Roses?
At least that's decent music. Pssh." -Cole Ixid
"Stop the music and GIVE ME MY ASPARAGUS"-Number 6
Your pets are treated like kings and queens here, and their petpets like princes
and princesses. Upon entering a crown made from the finest plastic is placed
upon your head. The rooms are large and luxurious. The only thing keeping this
80 Neopoint per night four-star hotel out of the five star league is the plastic
crowns, which need to be made of gold for the hotel to receive an upgrade.
Lush greens, all the meat a band of Grarrls and Skeiths could ask for, and fancy
napkins. What more could one ask for at dinnertime? For it to be free. Fair
warning; being treated like royalty really isn't as cheap as 80 Neopoints per
"Wow…I never knew people were so nice to me sometimes…all for 80 Neopoints a
night!" -Evil Baby Eyrie*
"Best nights of my life were at the Royal Neopian!" -Teg Techy*
"In the name of dung…where is my asparagus?" -Number 6
*Reviews 1 and 2 were paid advertisements from the Royal Neopian, all rights
reserved blah blah blah etc.
Is your pet's head always in the clouds? Literally? Figuratively? Either way,
the Faerie Castle is the perfect place to book for them. All architecture is
created from cloudlike substances, giving you the real feel of a cloud. Pets
are given one free bottled faerie for each night they stay in this five-star
hotel, which costs 100 Neopoints per night.
Most available foods are faerie bubbles, fire faerie pizza, faerie this, faerie
that, shall we move along?
"A true bliss, what a wonderful experience, and I have more abilities now, too."-Fae
"Ooo…I like the squishy clouds everywhere, and the pillows are so soft…"-Lea
"Only missing one thing…my ASPARAGUS"-Number 6
Here you will be treated like a President; unfortunately, because there are
no Presidents in Neopia, most Neopets don't even know what a President is. But
whatever a president is, they are certainly treated well according to this hotel
(Hey, I rhyme! Well, hotel! Okay, shutting up). The cost is 200 Neopoints per
night in this five star hotel.
Filled with some of Neopias finest food, and home to Neopia's largest chocolate
gallery. Great tourist attraction.
"The service is wonderful, and the chocolate gallery made my waistline expand
just looking at it!" -Martha Usul
"Nice decorations, not to elaborate and yet pleasing to the eye. What was
this review for again?" -Anonymous (Heck, I would be anonymous too, if I had
left that review. Hey, I rhyme again!)
"Do presidents get asparagus?"-Number 6
A hotel for the richest Neopians. The AstroVilla is the most elite of the five-star
group, but at the price of 500 Neopoints per night. If you want to stay here,
start saving your money.
The AstroVilla restaurant serves only gourmet foods, making it a great place
to stay for food club enthusiasts.
"The stay was great, and I'm glad it was, cause I'm broke now."-Ken Kacheeky
"Oh, it was wonderful, darling. Absolutely to die for." -Winnie Wocky
"Are you trying to tell me none of these hotels have asparagus? NOOO!!!" -Number
Alright, from those little tidbits, hopefully you can choose the hotel that
is right for your Neopets, whether your decision is based on theme, price, or
stars. Now you have the upgrades to worry about. Don't go running around like
a Lenny with it's head cut off, though, I'm here to help.
Each upgrade costs 5 Neopoints per night. Not all that bad, but the price
can become pretty steep if you go overboard. Now, here are the options and what
Two of the options are the restaurant and burger bar. There really isn't a
point in selecting both, so look to your pet and their personality. If they
shun fancy dining, head for the burger bar and vice versa. I prefer the restaurant,
as it had all of the foods of the burger bar and more.
The next group of similar upgrades are the fitness center, swimming pool,
and tennis courts. Have your pet pick their favorite one, or perhaps two. All
three are unnecessary.
The next group consists of the en-suite bath, Jacuzzi/spa, grooming, and sauna.
Grooming is a must for all pets, even the clean ones. As for the bath, Jacuzzi/spa,
and sauna, only one is really necessary, they're close enough to being the same
Then there is the option for the Neopian Times Delivery. Go for it! Who could
possibly miss out on their favorite Neopian newspaper?
The final group only has two upgrades in it; maid service, and laundry facilities.
Neat and organized pets will not need maid service, and the messy ones will
learn to clean by themselves. As for laundry facilities, who wants to do the
laundry over the holidays? Just pack enough clothing for your pets.
Now, after reading this article, I hope you have a better understanding of
the hotels to pick the one that is right for you and your pets. Have fun on
Author's Note: I really hope you got something out of this, I know I did-I
can spell restaurant now!
Disclaimer: The only information in this article that was actually true was
the names, stars, prices, and the fact that I learned how to spell restaurant.