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comfortable, clean and friendly! Very near to Lakeside!
Premier Inn Thurrock East (Grays)
Member Name: louisechackett
Premier Inn Thurrock East (Grays)
Date: 13/06/10, updated on 22/06/10 (16 review reads)
Advantages: comfy, clean, spacious, car parking on site
Disadvantages: breakfast perhaps a touch expensive per person
I have stayed in the Premier Inn at Thurrock east on a few occasions whilst I was down visiting my then boyfriend.
It is a really lovely little hotel. It looks modern as you approach it which to me is always a good sign.
There is plenty of car parking, which is free, right next to the hotel. There is also a Bannatynes gym in very close proximity and a very large Sainsburys store a couple of minutes walk away- they do amazing lemon tarts but that is a diferrent review isn't it?!
The staff were very friendly and chatty. On one occasion I arrived down earlier than check in time and they still allowed me to check in, and were very accommodating. The gentleman behind the counter made every effort to chat to myself and my boyfriend and my son-he did however call my boyfriend Mr Hackett as he presumed we were married which was certainly a "cringe" moment! We managed to laugh it off though.
The rooms are clean and spacious as far as i am concerned. I stayed in both a family room which consisted of a double bed and a single bed which was under the window and i also stayed in just a double room and where the other single bed would have been there was a small table and a couple of chairs. There is a flat screen TV in the rooms with a good variety of freeview channels on and you will get good reception.
You also have a bathroom with a bath, toilet etc in your room and are provided with towels. They give you shower gel which is attached to the wall in a dispenser.
There is a hairdryer in the rooms along with a big mirror and dressing table type area but i find hotel dryers are useless and would recommend that you take your own!
They also provide you with a selection of teas and coffees which are always wasted on me as i don't "do" brews but it is a nice touch.
Breakfast is £7.50 per person if you choose to have it...but it is prepared for you freshly in the brewers fayre pub right next door. Kids eat free if you buy a breakfast which is nice.
It is more expensive than Travelodge but also more comfortable.
They also stick to their "good nights sleep or your money back" promise as on one visit the room was unbearably hot. I told them this and they apologised and refunded my money which I wasn't expecting at all to be truthful.
Summary: really good hotel and wouldn't hesitate staying again
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