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This Premier hotel chain is in a league of its own!
Premier Inn in General
Member Name: Pobski69
Premier Inn in General
Advantages: Nice friendly staff, cosy rooms, nice food etc.
Disadvantages: I wanted a double bed boo!Only joking it wasnt that bad.
The Premier Inn I am reviewing today is the one that is situated in Dundee and is in an area called Kingsway West and is not far from a retail park by the same name. Now before I visited this Premier Inn for the first time in November the only advertisements I had seen was Lenny Henry on TV and in newspapers saying that they are a great hotel to stay at with affordable prices from as little as £29 per night.
This seems for me like a decent offer but I had never used Premier Inn before so I wanted to check some other hotels in the are to see what was most suitable and convenient. I looked on the internet and found that there were some Travelodge`s in the kind of area but the Kingsway West Premier Inn looked most suitable and this was for accomodation for after me and my mum had been to visit my little boy for the first time.
Regarding the history of Premier Inn it used to be called Premier Lodge and it was rebranded when Whitbread aquired ownership of the chain of hotels and they were first established in 1987 and their head office is in Luton, England they have more than 590 hotels within the UK and was set up to compete with Travelodge.
I registered online easily so I could book my first room with Premier Inn and it was a painless process just filled in your details and they asked for credit card details but would only bill you once you arrived at the hotel. I suppose if you fail to turn up or do not say if you will not be staying at the hotel then they can still charge you. Once registered I did a search for a room for two adults with a double bed which I thought meant two double beds and got sent an email confirming the booking.
The weekend arrived for me and my mum to go visit my son for the first time and the Sat Nav was programmed in to go to the hotel it took us over six hours to get there as it was our first trip in the car to Dundee and there were various hold ups, then the Sat Nav did not recognise certain roundabouts which was helpful.
We arrived mid to late afternoon on the Saturday and arrived at our destination and there where we had parked was a Beefeater and that was the place where we would have any meals we consumed. We wandered over to The Premier Inn and was greeted very politely and friendly by the receptionist and did the routine things to book in paid for our accomodation and confirmed out breakfast and various other details and the price came to £64 which I found rather reasonable.
We were handed our documents and key and then made our way to the second floor where our room was and entered to find much to our own dismay and fault a double bed and then a couch so I let my mum take the double bed while I would suffer and freeze to death on the couch but it was only for one night so I do not like to complain too much.
The room was a decent size and had the essentials like a wardrobe and coat hangers, a desk with various items like a kettle and cups and condiments and there was a TV and a decent sized mirror on the wall, a mirror near the desk and the bathroom was a nice size too. Once we had got settled in we made our way to my little boy`s mums house and spent the rest of the afternoon and evening there before heading back to the hotel.
We arrived back at the hotel safely and it was quite late so after a bit of a chill out and I went on my laptop using the hotel Wi-Fi which was £9 which I found expensive and could do without in the future me and my mum settled in for the night. After a pleasant nights sleep me and my mum got showered and changed and then head for the Beefeater for some breakfast.
We had a standard full english breakfast which consisted of sausage, bacon, egg, tomato, mushrooms and baked beans and also had a round of toast and a croissant and some fruit juice and it was a nice way to start the day. Once we had finished our breakfast we made sure we had got everything and then went to reception to book out and hand over our key.
Once we had arrived home I emptied my bag to find that I had left my mobile phone charger at the hotel so my mum contacted the hotel and they kindly sent the charger by first class post to my house and as a thank you me and my mum sent a thank you card and some stamps to cover the postage as I really needed my charger.
Me and my mum booked again to stay in the same Premier Inn for the weekend that has just passed to go and see my little boy and his family before christmas and take and receive some presents. We were unable to book online this time as we had forgotten our password and the forgot password option was not very good.
So my mum called The Premier Inn instead and booked me and her a room and this time we booked a room with twin beds and this was confirmed over the phone and then we waited for our trip to Dundee again. It did not take as long to travel this time even though there was fog and roadworks and we as before arrived at The Premier Inn and parked in front of The Beefeater again, then made our way to the hotel reception.
We were again greeted by a warm welcome and a happy and smiling face and confirmed our booking with asking to have breakfast again and paid then got our documents and key and we was on the first floor this time which pleased my mum as she is not very mobile. On entering the room it was just like the room we had the previous time except there was a double bed and then the couch was a single bed so my mum took the double bed and I took the single bed which was much better than what I had last time.
We once again settled in and then headed over to see my little boy and his mum and family and spent the rest of the afternoon and evening with them. We left their house and made our way back to the hotel and we chilled out for a bit and then drifted off to sleep and even though there was a party going on in The Beefheater we did not hear a peep.
After a pleasants night sleep like before me and my mum awoke had a shower and then made our way to The Beefeater. We again had a croissant for myself and porridge for my mum a round of toast and this time had two sausages, two rashers of bacon, two eggs, one tomato, mushrooms and baked beans and my mum had coffee and I had fruit juice.
Once we had this delicious breakfast we headed back to the hotel this time double double checked we had everything then headed to reception booked out handed over our room key and bidded a fond farewell to the receptionist and made our way home.
I have to say I am very impressed with Premier Inn their staff are very friendly and the rooms and clean and tidy and a decent size and you feel like you have had a decents night sleep and a good meal and there is not much I can fault with them really and in the future would be prepared to stay in the same hotel or in other Premier Inn`s within the UK.
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If you have stayed in a Premier Inn before I hope this review encorages you to stay there again and if you have never stayed there then I hope this review encourages you to give them a try and see what I am raving about.
As always thanks for reading my review I hope you enjoyed reading it and it is helpful for you.
Summary: I think that once you have stayed at this hotel you will be visiting again and again.