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Premier Inn - comfortable nights.
Premier Inn in General
Member Name: jeffjen
Premier Inn in General
Date: 01/03/09, updated on 27/05/10 (163 review reads)
Advantages: Comfy bed and usually next to good pub/restaurants
Disadvantages: More room rate offers please!
Premier Inn is one of those 'budget' hotel chains like Travelodge. They offer rooms from around £50 - £55 a night average and I usually find the weekend rate is different to midweek. Ive stayed in quite a few of these and much prefer them to Travelodge which I think has gone downhill a lot in recent years.
Most of the Premier Inns are situated next to pubs which serve food, some of which are really good and offer 'two for one' meals or 'two for £10'.
Other Premier Inns can be found on Motorway Service areas, where although there maybe no pub, there is still the services restaurant , Burger Kings etc to grab a bit to eat.
I always book these via their website, as they are an ideal stopover enroute to somewhere, or if you need an overnight stay when attending family parties, weddings, concerts etc.
The rooms are clean and comfortable - especially the bed! And I like purple so I like the decor too! Each room has a TV, hairdryer, tea/coffee making facilities and en suite bathroom with bath and overhead shower. Towels are provided, also shower gel and handsoap.
You can book breakfast (at extra cost) which is usually available in the adjoining pub or restaurant. I'd like to see them offer a free continental breakfast as Holiday Inn Express do, but I don't think it will happen.
As I said earlier I have stayed in a few of these now, but a particular favourite of mine is located at Annandale Water Services, just off the M74 Motorway at Lockerbie.
We booked a room here to break up our journey last summer and what a surprise it turned out to be!When you drive in it looks like any other Motorway Service area, but take a walk around the back of the Premier Inn and you forget you are at a Motorway Services! There is a large lake with swans, geese and ducks set against a backdrop of rolling hills. A pathway takes you right round the lake and there is also a courtyard with outdoor seating from the coffee shop overlooking a waterfall.
If you do happen to stay here, ask for a room at the back and you will be overlooking this magnificent scenery. The rooms also have french doors and a balcony, so in warmer weather you can sit out and enjoy the scenery.
I will return to this one!
I have always found the staff to be very helpful and on one occasion where we were disturbed by noise when staying in Carlisle, we were given a full refund, so you can't ask for more than that!
The only thing I would like to see added is maybe some special offers on room rates like other 'budget' hotel chains eg Express by Holiday Inn offer, as Ive never seen any advertised, or maybe a rewards scheme.
Summary: Value for money for overnight stay
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