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Premier Inn (Harrogate)
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Premier Inn (Harrogate)
Advantages: Good Location & Nice Rooms.
Premier Inn have over 500 hotels across the UK and as such they are pride themselves on offering affordable accommodation throughout the country. They also offer the Good Night Guarantee, as they're so confidant if you don't get a good night's sleep they'll give you your money back - slightly ludicrous and not sure how you'd ever prove you'd had a bad night's sleep other than by marching down to the reception desk every hour! In the past couple of years I've stayed at a few Premier Inns and have never had any problems. They're quite similar in style and price to other budget hotels including Holiday Inn Express and Travel Lodge.
The Harrogate Premier Inn is located less than a mile from the centre of Harrogate and puts it in a great position for visiting the town. It's approximately 10 miles from the main motorway network and with the help of TomTom we got there remarkably easily. It's located just off a main road and is attached to a pub known as The Park Pub as well as being directly next to a complex of offices. There's plenty of parking directly in front of the hotel which is free to guests and we parked with absolutely no problems at all.
The hotel itself looks fairly new and the exterior of the building is well maintained and fairly modern looking. The reception area is located directly inside the main entrance and was quite small really with a couple of chairs and the main reception desk taking up the majority of space. Our encounter with the receptionist was pleasant; she simply took our details and provided us with a room key before directing us towards our room.
Although the hotel mainly caters for the traveller in the form of offering accommodation there are also several meeting rooms available for business users. The capacities and costs of these vary depending on your exact requirements but if you are interested then I'd suggest you ring the hotel directly. As with all Premier Inns the hotel in terms of amenities is quite basic and there are no leisure options at all.
Our room was located on the second floor of a four storey building and was accessed via a lift and a corridor. The corridors of the hotel were quite well maintained although did look like they could do with a fresh coat of paint. The room itself was faultless for the money we were paying and came equipped with a large double bed, a sofa bed which was folded away for our visit, a large desk and a chair.
The size of the room was perfectly fine for our needs and all the usual amenities including a kettle, drinks, etc. were present. The television had all the usual channels including a couple of extra Sky ones and also some radio channels. The only thing the room was lacking was a mini bar, not that we would have been using it with the prices hotels tend to charge but it's always nice as an option.
The bathroom was located on our right as we entered the room and seemed to be in a good condition although one of the floor tiles was cracked. We both showered during our visit and the water was suitably hot every time and the pressure was good as well. The bathroom came with some little freebies as most hotel rooms do these days but I wasn't particularly fond of the shower gel as it didn't lather up at all!
As there's no restaurant within the hotel you tend to find that most Premier Inns are attached to some sort of pub for convenience. The Park Pub is directly attached to the Harrogate Premier Inn and is literally a 20 second walk away. We ate here on our first night and really enjoyed it, the pub itself is quite large and features a bar away and then several restaurant room areas including a large conservatory with a log fire.
The drinks themselves were averagely priced, we got a bottle of wine for £8 and then several vodka and lemonades which were around £2.10 each. There was quite a good selection of food available with starters being priced at around £3.50, main courses at around £8.00 and deserts at around £4. We both had a starter, a main course and shared a desert and I think it came to around £25 which wasn't bad value between the two of us. The food itself came in quite large portions and was piping hot so no complaints there either!
Check in is from 2.00pm onwards and check out is by midday. Breakfast can be added to the room for £7.50 for a hot premier breakfast or £5.25 for a cold continental breakfast. I've never actually tried the breakfasts so can't comment on them! Rooms at the hotel are currently priced at £58 regardless of the day or the time of year you choose to visit. Unlike some of its competitors Premier Inn don't tend to offer reduced rates or that many room deals on the whole.
I'd certainly stay here again if I ever went to Harrogate. The hotel cost us £58 in total and we had a really pleasant stay without any problems at all. Check in and check out was really straightforward and the receptionist was very pleasant. The location is ideal for getting to central Harrogate and we both had a great night's sleep after the wine and vodka!
Thanks for reading!
Summary: A hotel in Harrogate as part of the Premier Inn chain.
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