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Premier Inn in general - good for lone female traveller?
Premier Inn in General
Member Name: ekimbe10
Premier Inn in General
Advantages: Affordable, clean, quick and easy
Disadvantages: Not the Ritz and not all have restaurants attached to the hotels
The nature of my job means I spend around 5 days out of 7 in hotels and have had the "privillege" of staying in many hotels like Premier Inn as well as larger more glitzy hotels.
Premier Inn is a well known chain and has hotels in most cities across the UK. Formerly known as Premier Travel Inn and Travel Inn and is owned by Whitbread.
As a female travelling alone, I highly rate them as I always felt safe there compared to some other chains. Premier Inn has set policies in place for lone female travellers. I found this out after asking a few questions! For female travellers, they don't announce your room number to everyone waiting in reception, instead they point to it on a card in front of you. Also if possible, they try to place you on the lower floors with other females or away from men.
I'd describe it as a kind of identi-kit hotel. They are pretty much the same in every way and once you've stayed in one, you'll know what to expect from the next. Some are more modern using swipe cards while the rest use more standard keys.
Staff are friendly and for the most part, fairly knowledgable. It's not five star service but that's refelected in the price.
Rooms are kitted out in the company colours and come with the usual kettle with condements, own shower and bathroom, trouser press and telly. All come with wi-fi which is fairly reasonably priced and in my opinion, pretty secure. I didn't have any problems with it. Rooms are non smoking with extra pillows provided as well as extra towels.
Most of their hotels have a restaurant attached to them, usually a Beefeater or a Brewers Fayre. they provide a gastro style of menu with the usual pub favourites and all at pretty reasonable prices with a main meal starting at around £6+.
I never had a problem with any standards within any of the Premier Inn's that i've stayed in. Rooms are clean and tidy, my personal items weren't moved or went missing. Food was what I expected for the price and check out is fast.
It is by no means a 5 star hotel but if you're simply wanting to bed down for the night, it's a good budget bet, you can even walk straight in without reservation (providing there's availability of course!)
I've also used them a couple of times for short city breaks and it's always served me well!
Summary: A good travellers choice!
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