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Just as I expected!
Premier Inn (Telford North)
Member Name: jo@145
Premier Inn (Telford North)
Advantages: Good value for money
Disadvantages: Not luxurious
"You know what to expect when you stay at a Premier Inn" my sister-in-law said when we told her where we staying when we travelled south recently for a Golden wedding celebration. As we had never stayed in one we really didn't know, but when we booked into our second premier inn on the journey south it certainly wasn't a surprise. Apart from the fact the reception was smaller, and there were less rooms it was decorated the same and the bedroom was identical, even down to the same picture on the walls!
As with our first stop we had booked online and paid when we checked in at the Telford North Premier Inn. We arrived just after 5.00pm after a lovely lunch party that went on all afternoon. There were several others of our family booking in at the same time, in fact there were another 7 rooms so we filled the reception area, but the lady on duty all by herself never got flustered and was polite and helpful, and told us all the information we needed to know. This time we were given key cards rather than old fashioned keys and when I commented she said she wished they still used them as sometimes the key cards give problems, as they can be blanked if stored near a mobile phone.
I was sharing a room with my daughter and when the receptionist realised this she changed the rooms so we were upstairs and my husband and son downstairs as they take security of females very seriously and someone might knock on the window and frighten a female!
There was no lift upstairs but we managed to carry our small cases upstairs, disabled guests would need to be downstairs. The paintwork and carpets in the corridor were identical to the previous Inn we had stayed in.
Our room had a king size bed and a single bed/settee. Two adults and two children can sleep in a room, cots I believe were available if booked beforehand. The white duvet cover had a purple throw at the bottom of the very comfortable bed. The wardrobe was open but sufficient for staying overnight, there was a kettle, mugs, glasses, tea coffee milk etc and a television and fan. A hair drier and mirror near the kettle meant you had to stand to dry your hair, but not to in convenient. There was a table for business people needing to work and a chair. Bedside tables and small lights were adequate. We had a canvas with some lavender on which was modern and very easy on the eye.
The bathroom was small but very clean and had a shower over the bath which had Lux shower gel and liquid soap beside the wash basin. Towels were small but clean and reasonably soft. Just like at the Lancaster hotel.
Cost was £59 per room for Monday to Thursday and £57 for Friday to Sunday, although sometimes offers seem to be available.
We had a comfortable night once again and we had everything we needed. You certainly get what you pay for and the staff we saw were very helpful, for instance we were told if anything else was needed like extra bedding or more coffee to ask at reception. We did ask how safe the car park was as my sister arrived with Christmas presents and expected me to carry them all in. The receptionist asked where we were parked and suggested we moved the car nearer the door as there was space then and it would be covered by the security camera. In fact at her insistence we parked at first in disabled space as they had no disabled guests booked in and were fully booked so it was free.
The Good night guarantee really matters to Premier and if you have any problems that they can't sort out you to ensure a good nights sleep you will get your money back.
Breakfast was excellent, it cost £7.50 for a full breakfast and we could help ourselves to fruit, cereals and juices, plus great coffee. The orders were taken for cooked breakfast and cooked to order, which meant a slight wait but your breakfast was freshly cooked and hot. I think there was an option for a grab and go breakfast of coffee and croissant. Under 16's eat free! This was just across the car park at a restaurant called Table Table.
Premier Inn Telford North is 5 miles from Telford town centre, in Shropshire. Check in is from 2.00pm and check out by 12.00. There was also a nearby McDonalds for those who wanted a snack or different food than served at the restaurant. We had dinner at Table Table and there was plenty of room to sit and enjoy a drink in comfortable surroundings. There was wireless internet for a small charge. I believe somewhere I saw there were 20 rooms which makes it quite a small inn but it still made the breakfast area quite busy the next morning!
My first stay at Premier inn was a pleasant surprise, my second I knew what to expect and who knows one day I may try another if I just need accommodation when travelling south.
Would I recommend it? Yes for the odd night, but not somewhere to stay for a holiday as there is no lounge and you might get tired of the four walls!
Summary: Budget accomodation
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