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A Premier Service from Premier Inn.
Premier Inn in General
Member Name: TimListfield
Premier Inn in General
Advantages: Exceptional value for money. Comfortable. Well located.
Disadvantages: Not the Ritz. But that doesn't really matter.
I've done a lot of travelling on the past year around the south of the UK, and have used both Premier Inn and Travelodge. Without a doubt this is the better of the two in terms of comfort and for value for money.
The first thing you need to know is that it is a major Hotel chain with over 500 hotels around the country. In terms of location, Premier Inn is nearly always convenient, whether it is in the countryside on a main road, in the middle of a city or near useful transport links. In other words, the chain aims to provide convenience and value for money.
The internet site it www.premierinn.com and you can use a postcode search to find a Hotel, or you can search out using the location search.
Once you've found the Premier Inn suited to you, it's an easy matter of booking it and confirming it.
I think all the rooms are of good size, and there is always a bathroom/shower room that has clean towels, shower gel. It's also nearly always possible to get toothbrushes and other things if you ask at the desk, whether they provide it themselves or whether they know where the nearest place is to buy from. There are always clean sheets, and there are spare pillows that are comfortable. There is always a good amount of wardrobe space as well, so whether you're staying for a weekend or a week, you know you can unpack and have enough room to find everything.
Generally, they layout of the Premier Inn is well signposted and easy to navigate, so you can always find your way around.
The restaurant always offers good quality food at a good price, and certainly I've never had any food that has been of bad quality. They have a good menu to choose from, and offer breakfast meals and continue through to dinner. At the hotels I've stayed at, there has always been a bar as well.
I've always found the staff very helpful and friendly, so when you're checking in or out, or just need to find something out, they can help. They were very helpful with me when it came to finding out about taxis and transport links.
Prices do vary, depending on the room you book and when you book. If you book in advance at an off-peak time, prices start form £29. Sometimes they have offers. The later you leave to book, the more the prices goes up. And if you're booking in a high peak time (school holidays, weekends, bank holidays etc), then the price does climb. However, even when the price does climb, you'll find that you still get very good value for money.
If you are looking for a budget Hotel chain, and your choice is between this and Travelodge, then this is the better of to two. Overall, there is a more homely feel, the service is better and there is more comfort in the rooms. I always find that Travelodge is more industrial and bland.
Good quality for little money.
Summary: If you want a good stay for value for money, this hotel chain offers it.
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