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Premier Inn Leeds
Premier Inn in General
Member Name: cocopop1509
Premier Inn in General
Advantages: the gigantic bed
Disadvantages: no bottle opener, opening cider with a spoon is frustrating
Last Sunday I travelled to Leeds for an all day music festival and decided to stay in a hotel rather than drive the hour back when I may have been in a slightly intoxicated state (only slightly :) )
Before I booked the hotel I did some research online, for both myself and my friend the most important criteria would be distance to the University where the gig was being held. Premier Inn is always one of the first to pop up on a google search and with it being a well known company we decided to stay in the Leeds City Centre hotel. On the website it was listed as being £72 as it was a bank holiday weekend, however when we phoned it through we were told it was only £60 for phone bookings. It was listed as only being 1.3miles away from the |University which seemed like an ok walking distance.
When we arrived there we were told we were half an hour too early, so we checked in and were able to leave our bags in the reception whilst we went for a walk around. As we had no idea where we were walking we ended up getting lost so upon return to the hotel requested directions, the girl gave us a map and told us which way to go. Following the receptionists directions we seemed to go all around leeds city centre and were later informed that the University is literally 2 minutes away and she sent us on the longest route possible, she did say her route avoided all the backstreets so maybe she was looking out for us...or maybe she thought we could so with the exercise ha!
The hotel itself was very busy, with lots of the guests appearing to be going to the same festival as us, as well as a hen party which seemed to have a thousand roudy girls in pink feather boas.
The room itself had a hugeeeeeeeeeeee king size bed, a smaller single bed, TV with freeview, wardrobe, dressing table, hairdryer, bible (you never know when you may need one ??) and the bathroom had a shower/bath, toilet and sink. The room appeared to be clean although had a stale cigarette smell, and had everything you may need on a short stay, with the exception of a bottle opener, we became very inventive and opened some pear cider with a spoon!!! The tea making facilities were a bit sparce with only enough milk and tea bags for one cup each, or one full stop if you like it milky, but when you have spoon opened cider who cares.
I had a very restful nights sleep, the bed was extremely comfortable, even though I was sharing with my friend we had more than enough room to fit someone else in the middle if needed.
The cleaners were quite pleasant and chatty when you walked past them in the corridoor but apart from those and the receptionist I had no other contact with any staff.
A basic but comfortable hotel and would recommend if you just want a place to sleep.
Summary: a basic hotel perfect for short stays
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