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Lenny Henry's not totally wrong
Premier Inn in General
Member Name: MrsOptimism
Premier Inn in General
Advantages: Great Location and Comfy Beds
Disadvantages: Not enough Tea/Coffee and big fluctuation in Room Prices
Well, I am just back from a two night stay at the Premier Inn on Southampton Road in Fareham which is near Portsmouth. My husband had some business in the area to which I decided to 'tag along' - I did not book the hotel until the day before - but I did not realise that this wouldn't get it me any cheaper where Premier Inns are concerned - I paid £131.00 for two nights. Now I have to be honest, normally with this type of thing I wait until a couple of days before and then book through laterooms - I can get cashback through an affiliate site, and usually get a bargain price - I have stayed at some really luxurious boutique hotels for the same price of £65 that I paid for this Premier Inn room. The name of the game though where this chain is concerned is to book early if you want a bargain as the billboards told me when I checked in - 'Rooms from £29 per night - when you book in advance' - Seems a bit of a kick in the teeth when you are checking in and have paid more than double that - but hey ho!
The Rooms are basic but have everything you would need, and the next morning when my husband went for a 3 hour meeting, I was quite happy in the room sat reading and watching TV - The Beds are very comfortable - I will give Lenny Henry that one - On the second morning, I was so comfortable in my bed - I didn't want to get up!
My only complaint and it is a small one, is that there wasn't enough tea/coffee left in the room - only 4 sachets of milk, which was enough for two drinks, so when we had one after we arrived back in the room at tea-time - we didn't have any milk for a drink in the morning - Had I asked though, I am sure Reception would have put this right. The staff were friendly, welcoming and looked like they enjoyed their jobs!.
There is a TGI Fridays on the same site as the Fareham Premier Inn, and this is where breakfast is served if you choose to have it. A Full English breakfast is £7.99 - We didn't go for this, instead we nipped down to Tesco Whiteley (which is about 1.5 miles down the road) and had their English Breakfast in the Tesco Cafe for £4 each including a drink.
The Premier Inn Fareham is centrally located, as I have mentioned there is a Tesco on the doorstep, a TGI Fridays on site, Frankie and Benny's is 5 minutes away and if you fancy something different, nip down to Port Solent where you can sit by the marina and eat at any number of Restaurants. To sum up, i would definitely stay at Premier Inn again but I would be much happeri paying £29 per night than the £65 I actually paid!
Summary: A Great Choice if you want a budget break and a good night sleep
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