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Island Site / London Road / Nottingham NG2 4UU / England

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      31.07.2010 10:31
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      Excellent for very short stays and convenient location

      Nottingham has always been close to my heart as I went to University there, so my best mate and I often return there to create havoc and reminisce about the 'good old days'. We chose to stay at the Premier Travel Inn on Goldsmith Street in Nottingham City centre as it is in a good central location close to the Victoria Shopping centre and the nightclubs.

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      LOCATION
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      Goldsmith Street is in a wonderful location, it is right near the Nottingham Trent city campus. Everything from the UGC cinema, numerous restaurants, pubs and bars are all within walking distance. This suits me as I don't take my car when staying in Nottingham (our stay involves drinking a fair amount of alcohol). Whether you are going to the Theatre or Rock City this hotel is in a brilliant location.

      Right next to the hotel there is a late-night newsagent called Chaucer Late. This is an invaluable place to buy munchies, alcohol and anything that you forget to pack if your memory is anything like mine! There is an HSBC cashpoint two minutes away from the hotel outside Nottingham Student Union which is very convenient. But even though the hotel is close to where all the action is it is still in a relatively quiet location. This is a good thing for light sleepers.

      If you are taking your car you should be aware there is now a tram system in place in Nottingham so parking can be a bit of a nightmare. However parking is available on Talbot St car park. Alternatively you can park at the Premier Travel Inn who offer a valet service. There is a tram line on Goldsmith St so just be careful, you don't want to end up inches away from the tram like my mate did one time.


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      THE HOTEL
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      Premier Lodge and Travel Inn have joined together to create the Premier Travel Inn. And they are the leading UK company when it comes to budget value hotels. Premier Travel Inn Nottingham has 160 bedrooms, including 42 doubles, 48 twin rooms, 9 disabled rooms and 62 family rooms which can accommodate up to two adults and two children. This means there is a room to suit most people's needs, if you need a cot in your room be sure to let them know when booking the room.

      They have a pleasant looking restaurant called 'Slice', where you can get a full or continental breakfast (£6.95/ £5.25). It looks like a peaceful place to have a meal or a drink, but I've not been there to eat myself. The toilets are nice and clean though, so that is an excellent sign. I like the fact there is seating in the lobby so if there's a wait for the reception desk you can take a seat. They also have a snacks machine in the lobby which is good for late night munchies, when you feel too lazy to go out and buy something.

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      CHECKING IN
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      You can check in from 2.00pm. It is a simple procedure (I booked the room online), on arriving at the hotel you give them the name under which the booking was made. You will be given a simple form to fill in and will be asked to pay. Once you have paid you are given a card key and given the reception number in case you need anything. The lady at reception was very polite and apologised for me having to wait, which I didn't mind as it was only five minutes (and she was the only person at the desk).

      It only took five minutes to check in and everything went smoothly, especially as the booking was made by my friend online. It is slightly annoying that I had to pay in full to get into the room- as we go Dutch when paying for the room. But we sorted that out later- useful cashpoint nearby remember! ;o)


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      THE ROOM
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      We booked a twin room which annoyingly doesn't have two single beds. You get a double bed and a small kiddie-style single bed which turned out to be surprisingly comfortable. In the room you get a chair, a desk/table type thing, a mirror, a standard picture on the wall, mirror behind desk/table, bedside tables, bedside lamps, a very cheap open door style wardrobe (but the hangers were appreciated!), a Bible (I still think its weird that hotels provide this), a hairdryer, a television with some satellite channels, and a radio alarm. A nice touch is the kettle and tea/coffee making items you get. We also got a small pack of biscuits. Having a kettle is useful as we bought some Pot Noodles and soup packets in case we got peckish after clubbing.

      You also get an ensuite bathroom, with extra toilet rolls and towels. I am pleased they got rid of the awful purple shower gel they did in those tiny bottles (they probably got nicked all the time). Now they have Lux shower gel attached to the wall. The shower is good quality, and the shower curtain stopped any overspray which is always good.

      One negative thing about the bathroom is that it has a slight musty smell because there are no windows. The extractor fan in there may have not been up to the job. You also get two extra pillows on top of the wardrobe which is a nice touch. You will be pleased to note that high speed internet access is available by WiFi- but I didn't test it out as I didn't take a laptop. Another thing that bugged me about the room was the lighting- it really was inadequate. When putting on makeup in the actual room I ended up putting all the lights on. I ended up doing it in the bathroom as I hate to put on an excessive amount of slap.

      The beds were both in good shape, firm and clean. I would've appreciated some extra blankets as I got a bit cold in the night, but apart from that it was fine. The décor is definitely on the budget side, so don't expect anything chic or modern and you won't be disappointed. However everything is clean which is important to me.

      You do have a thermostatic heater which is attached to the wall and was adequate for the mild weather. I could see it being a bit chilly if it was colder though. In the room there was also a restaurant menu, and you can order a pizza in the hotel. However they struck me as being a tad overpriced and I preferred to walk down to Pizza Hut for something that I know I'd like.Check-out was incredibly swift and just involved returning the key really. I guess this is normal as we'd already paid them!

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      FINAL VERDICT

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      The room is perfectly sufficient for a long clubbing weekend stay, although to be fair I wouldn't choose it for a romantic weekend with a partner. The shower was good, though we messed up the tap and couldn't turn it off. A quick call to reception and ten minutes later someone came and fixed it immediately. I was incredibly impressed with the swift response. You can borrow an iron from reception which requires a five pound deposit (you will get that back when you return the iron). If you take a bottle of wine with you I'd remember to pack a corkscrew. We had to take our bottle down to the bar to get it opened and we felt a little silly, and the bar staff weren't exactly friendly. I love the card key as it fits easily into wallets and is easy to take out with you.

      Overall I'd recommend this hotel if it is budget accommodation you want. It is a safe, clean place and pretty good service too- but the best thing about it is the location. I wouldn't hesitate to stay there again.

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      PRICES AND HOTEL INFORMATION

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      Nottingham City Centre Premier Travel Inn (Goldsmith St)
      Goldsmith Street
      Nottingham
      NG1 5LT
      We booked our room online, and booked a double room for one night. The prices for this hotel are:

      £43 - 57 per room per night (there are now £29 rooms on offer as non-flexible bookings so check dates to grab cheap rooms!)

      Check-in time: 2.00 pm
      Check-out time: 12.00 pm

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      www.premiertravelinn.com

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      03.10.2009 18:55
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      Nice budget hotel, in a great location.

      A good budget hotel which is located on a main road with direct links to Nottingham or beyond as it has relatively good road connections.

      Stayed here for a few nights whilst on business and the rooms were very well furnished with satellite TV, and internet access as standard.

      The car parking was a little annoying as the car park isn't located next to the hotel but 2 minutes away, as well as being quite expensive.
      Maids were friendly along with the reception staff that made the check inn exceptionally quick and convenient. Managed to get the room in a sale so it cost very little and I was pleasantly surprised as to the quality and service provided for this price. The rooms were well furnished for a three star hotel, but I would advise you to take bathroom supplies as they are extremely limited.

      The hotel has an adjoining restaurant should you wish to eat there, however I chose to go out and find a traditional pub which isn't a beefeater/harvester chain restaurant.

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      08.10.2007 13:43
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      This hotel has good standard, clean rooms for a three star hotel.

      INTRODUCTION

      The 'Premier Travel Inn' chain is biggest hotel chain in the UK and has over 480 locations across the country at cheap prices, with rooms starting from £48 per night. The Premier Travel Inn at Nottingham has 160 bedrooms in total, on 4 floors. My boyfriend and I decided that we would go and stay in Nottingham as we have never been there before, and we chose this hotel as it was cheap and had a good location.

      LOCATION

      The hotel is located right in the heart of the city centre so there is easy access to pubs, clubs, restaurants and shops. We arrived by train, the hotel is about a 15 minute walk from the train station, or if you prefer you can get the tram from the train station for £1.40 each and it will drop you off just a few metres from the hotel.
      The road on which the hotel is built on is very quiet traffic wise because obviously there is a tramline there. We stayed there at the bank holiday weekend and there weren't that many people around, although there is a University on the same road so it is bound to be quite a bit busier during the week.
      There is an off license next door to the hotel, which is supposedly open late at night, although it was shut during all of our visit!

      CHECK IN

      When we rang up to book the hotel, we were given the wrong check-in time (we were told 10 when actually it was 2.) We arrived at the hotel at 12 so we had a 2 hour wait. The receptionist let us leave our cases at the hotel, though to save us carrying them about with us. The receptionists were friendly enough and welcomed us. When we returned to check-in at 2 there was a bit of a queue as can be expected, but there were three members of staff on so that it didn't take too long to be sorted. We were given just one room key card, this is needed to enter the lift also so was a bit inconvenient as there were two of us that we could not have one each.

      PARKING

      We didn't use the car parking, but there is a small car park which is a few minutes away from the hotel on 'Talbot Street'. Prices and availability is as follows: £4.00 from 5.00pm to 9.00am. £1.10 per hour thereafter, up to a maximum of £12.00 per 24 hrs.

      RECEPTION AREA

      In the reception area, there are a couple of tables and chairs, snack machines and a shelf full of leaflets of local attractions. It is just your average reception space really, they also have toilets and a bar / restaurant in the next room.

      FOOD

      There is a restaurant which you can eat in, also there is a room service (but rather annoyingly, you can't order breakfast through room service). The restaurant menu can be viewed here: http://www.premiertravelinn.com/ temp/pti/cache/cmsattach/ 1374_Slice_main_menu.pdf

      The breakfast is a little pricey, it costs £7.50 per person for the buffet!

      THE ROOMS

      (At time of booking) A room costs:

      Monday - Thursday
      £60 per room
      per night

      Friday - Sunday
      £56 per room
      per night

      You have a choice of double, family or twin and there are also rooms for people with disabilities. You don't appear to be able to book a single room though.

      The rooms are nice enough, the colour scheme is purple and white and quite attractive for a 3 star hotel. (see photos below). Our room was very clean and so was the bathroom. The bed was particularly comfortable and had a nice thick duvet and fluffy pillows.

      There are the following facilities in the room (double):

      King-sized bed with duvet and pillows
      En suite bathroom with bath and shower
      Shower gel / shampoo
      Remote control TV
      Tea and coffee making facilities
      Hairdryer
      Heater control
      Desk area
      Internet access (availiable for a fee)
      Table and chair
      Two mirrors, one full length and one over the desk

      The TV had all the 5 normal channels, plus ITV2, BBC3, a music video channel, a sports channel, a news channel and a hotel radio channel.

      The bathroom has a bath and a shower in it, with four towels plus another for the floor. The bathroom is extremely white, in fact there is no other colour in there! One of the things I like about staying in a hotel is nabbing all the freebies from the bathroom! Unfortunately, you are not given any at the Premier Travel Inn, not even soap! There is a container of Lux in the shower which is labelled as shampoo and shower gel all in one. I would recommend that you bring your own body lotion, shampoo and conditioner.


      HOTEL ADDRESS AND WEBSITE

      Nottingham City Centre Premier Travel Inn (Goldsmith St)
      Goldsmith Street
      Nottingham
      NG1 5LT

      www.premiertravelinn.com

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