“ Address: Afon Conwy / Llandudno Junction / Llandudno / LL28 5LB / Wales „
Last month I went on a short break to Llandudno with both my daughters and son-in-laws as well as my three granddaughters' and my son-in-laws mother. After two nights of sleeping in the camper van my asthma started up and it was decided that myself and my son-in-laws mum, Anne, should find a local B&B for the final two nights as it was undoubtedly the cold night air which had affected me.
Unfortunately, the price of B&B's in Llandudno during high season is bordering on the ridiculous so I resigned myself to either going home early or suffering in the camper van. On our way to visiting Caernarfon however we passed a Premier Inn and popped in on the off chance that there would be room at the inn. There was only one family room available but as it was roughly the same price as a twin room anyway we decided to book in as that would mean I could have my two year old granddaughter in with us as she hadn't taken to the camper van terribly well.
Booking and check-in was a simple process and we were then told where our room was. Unfortunately there was no lift in this Premier Inn and I did struggle with the two flights of stairs somewhat, but that was the price I had to pay for getting a room at such short notice on a busy August weekend.
Our room was excellent. As it was a family room there was a double bed, two singles and a cot which had been supplied for my granddaughter, which was a little pointless actually as she ended up coming into the bed with me as she hasn't slept in a cot for some time and wouldn't settle. The beds were wonderfully comfortable; soft mattresses that still managed to provide the support I needed for a good nights sleep, ample pillows were provided and because my asthma was quite bad when I requested another two these were brought to the room with no problems whatsoever.
The room was spotlessly clean and staff entered the room on both mornings to spruce it up and replenish the sachets of tea bags and coffee. Clean towels were provided in the bathroom on both mornings and the beds were made to an extremely high standard, despite the fact that I had already made the beds before we went for breakfast.
Other items provided in the room was a basic television complete with remote control, small tower fan, kettle and hairdryer. I was pleased with the inclusion of the fan as it was a very warm weekend, although the effect was spoiled somewhat due to a lack of plug sockets which meant the fan had to be located to the side of the television so it didn't cool the whole room down as it should have done. The kettle was also very small which wasn't helpful when on the second morning my daughters and sons-in-law came up to the room as I had to refill the kettle in order to make the six cups of tea required.
The entire hotel was very clean and well laid out. There isn't a restaurant inside but this Premier Inn is located directly next to a reasonably priced pub restaurant (and indeed shares the car park with it, the buildings are that close together) so we had our meals in here. The pub, Afon Conwy, also allows hotel residents to take breakfast meals up to the room and if you can't take the plates and tray back yourself then hotel staff will remove them for you.
In the end all three of my granddaughters' decided to stay in the Premier Inn with us as they too weren't terribly impressed with the whole concept of sleeping in a camper van. Even with two adults, two children and a toddler there was plenty of room in our family room, unlike a Travelodge we visited recently where there was barely room to swing the proverbial cat.
Staff inside this branch of Premier Inn were polite and helpful from what we saw of them. To be honest there weren't as many staff around as I would have expected given the large size of this hotel, although the reception desk was always manned so any queries or problems you may have can be taken there and dealt with.
I paid £120 for our two nights in the family room and while this is marginally more expensive than Travelodge, I thought the room was far superior with much more comfortable beds. As far as the overall experience goes it's a resounding five stars from me as despite the minor niggles I had regarding the room these were so very small that they would not stop me staying here again.