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Premier inn (Manchester North, Middleton)
Member Name: rojm
Premier inn (Manchester North, Middleton)
Date: 05/01/11, updated on 27/11/13 (108 review reads)
Disadvantages: food served across the car park
My sister was having a party on New years Eve and I fancied doing something different than what we normally do. Which is either have a quiet one or spend it with a couple of friends. So I invited my family to her party and booked a Premier inn room in Middleton. I was surprised that I managed to get it for £29 in the sale being New Years Eve but I did, so I just booked the room without breakfast. (Thinking we would go to my mums for breakfast but they ended up going away)
The hotel is on the same site as the Wilton pub/restaurant but in a different building, so to eat you have to leave the hotel and walk across the car park. The car park is free to park.
********* How to get there ***********
Situated north of Manchester. At (J18) M62 follow signs for ring road (M60) east and south. Leave M60 (J19), and follow signs A576 Middleton. Go straight through the lights, hotel is behind the Wilton Arms.
Booking in is from 2pm and checking out is 12 mid day. A room can be cancelled up to 1pm on the day of arrival but if you book a sale room you will be charged for it whether you cancel or not.
We arrived around 3pm and although we knew where we were going as we had been to the Wilton before we didn't actually know where the Premier Inn part was but we parked the car, got out and saw the small sign pointing to the reception. I went to book in with my youngest whilst my hubby and eldest got some things out of the car. The reception area was small but so is the hotel with about 50 rooms. Booking in was easy, well; if my 3 year old hadn't been running round saying she was so excited it would have been. I gave the booking name and recieved a key - yes a key not a card and they asked my little one if she wanted a colouring pack which she did.
I asked about booking breakfast and was told it was £7.50 (the website now says £7.99) for each adult for a full breakfast and the children eat free. Breakfast was served between 8 am and 10 am.
The receptionist said I could either pay then or in the morning over at the Wilton - I chose the later, which I am so glad about as it was quite a late do and we never woke for breakfast.
The room was fine a double bed and 2 singles. The double was a sofa bed as the cushions from it were left in a corner which we used to pile up at the side of the youngests bed. As it happened the eldest fell out of bed when she was having a nap before the party.
As well as the beds the room had the little shelf things either side of the double bed, a large dressing table with mirror on the wall and a chair plus freeview TV.
There was only 4 pillows and I normally like 2 just for me but couldn't be bothered asking for more.
The ensuite bathroom had toilet, sink, bath with overhead shower. Premier Inns do not provide any toiletries and extras but did it contain some body/hair wash which was in a container attached to the wall next to the bath inside the shower. It does provide towels for use.
As we were going to a party and would be drinking we thought it would be a good idea to get some food (even though there would be a buffet there). So off we go to the pub across the carpark. I have to say I hope the menu in the pub isn't the same as the restaurant although I have a feeling a lot of it will be the same.
As we don't eat meat or fish there wasn't a lot to choose from. They did jacket potatoes with cheese but the vege option for a baguette was egg mayo, so I asked if they could do cheese baguettes - you got it; the answer was no we only do egg mayo that is on the menu. Luckily they got me in a good mood and as we like egg mayo I couldn't be bothered to point out the cheese they had for the jackets.
So we ordered 3 baguettes and 2 lots of chips, A pint of lager, a wine and soda and 2 orange cordials and it cost just under £25.
The food we had wasn't great it was mayonnaise and egg not the other way round. It was sloppy. The salad that came with it was ok as were the chips but the baguette was not what I expect.
Once we had eaten me and the girls had a bit of a lie down before getting ready and the beds were comfy enough.
The shower worked ok so all was fine with the room.
When we left the hotel it said to hand our key in which we did as they had someone on reception 24 hours. We got back very late, my youngest had been changed into her pj's at the party and gone to sleep around 10 so when we arrived back at the hotel she was in my arms wrapped in a blanket asleep. I went with the girls inside whilst hubby paid the taxi and I asked for the key. The receptionist said "It is late make sure the children don't run around and disturb the other guests" hmmmmm the youngest is asleep and the eldest is too old to run around besides it was 4.30 in the morning way past all our bedtimes. I held my tongue and said politely we are all very tired. (for that it goes down to a 3 star)
Summary: good cheap accomadation