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Central location but not the best Premier Inn has to offer overall
Premier Inn (Bristol City Centre Haymarket)
Member Name: Ninski1
Premier Inn (Bristol City Centre Haymarket)
Advantages: Good location
Disadvantages: Bit dated poor parking
I stayed at the Bristol Haymarket Premier Inn for 3 nights with my husband and two year old son for 3 days in March 2012. We have stayed at many Premier Inns over the years all over the UK and find each one to be of varying quality. The location of the Haymarket Premier Inn is excellent in terms of it being a central location within Bristol City Centre; it is located on a very busy roundabout and is 17 storeys high.
The parking is on a first come first serve basis with a few spaces available just around the corner at a very reasonable £8 per 24 hours, there is an over spill car park also available at Rupert Street, with concessions available if you have you ticket validated at reception prior to leaving, we only used the overspill once, it was expensive even with the concession of 15%, at £16 for 24 hours.
Check in time was 2pm, we arrived at 13:20pm, so had to wait which is unusual as we have turned up early in other Premier Inns and have been allowed into our room. The Reception area is spacious with two checking inn desks, and three self service check in areas, there is also a small table and two chairs, Coast Coffee, food and drinks vending machines. While we waited we went into the attached Beefeater Bar/Restaurant which is where breakfast is served. We did not have breakfast this time so I cannot comment on its quality. The Bar was OK and the staff friendly, many of the tables were not cleared, however there were quiet a few people enjoying drinks.
So 2pm arrived and we checked in this was done my being shown how to use the self service machines, we were asked if we had stayed before and then told our room number, where the lifts were and about parking arrangements. The rooms, car park and entrance to the hotel are all accessed via key cards. There are lifts and stairs to all floors. One of the lifts was being refurbished during our stay, but this did not cause any problems.
The room was quiet small for a family room, it was on the second floor, had a double and single bed, small table and an arm chair, high backed chair for use at the vanity table and an area for making tea/coffee and a wardrobe. Extra pillows were also available. The bathroom was clean but had a musty smell, I assume as there is no ventilation or window to open to allow any air flow. There were plenty of towels and there is also a shower gel dispenser in case you forget to bring your own.
The kettle is bolted to a small shelf and next to it were three mugs, two glass, three sachets of coffee, three tea bags, some UHT milk and a variety of sugars. The kettle took an age to come to the boil and the whole thing was hot to touch even the handle, which was a bit tricky at times.
The room has a heating/air conditioner control panel on the wall outside the bathroom which is easy to use. The room was cleaned each afternoon and all the teas etc replaced, if they had been used. There was also a TV in the room offering Freeview channels, which worked well. There is also a telephone and free wi-fi for 30 minutes, not sure of the rates if you go over as we did not use it.
Overall, the room was adequate. The view out of the window was of the road network, but we were not bothered by this. We slept well, were not disturbed by road noise or other guests and generally enjoyed out stay. We paid approximately £120 for the three nights, this did not include breakfast.
Summary: Not the best Premier Inn but adequate for our stay
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