Newest Review: ... looked around for a while and then about 9am I saw the Premier Inn near to the Barbican in Plymouth - Lockyers Quay. I have to admit it ca... more
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Member Name: chrisc92
Travel Inn in general
Advantages: Rooms are clean, tidy and well maintained to a very high standard
Disadvantages: At £70 per night it isn't cheap
It seems only fitting that writing my review of Premier Travel Inn be my 100th, as my visit back in August of 2008 was the end of the old life and beginning of the new!
I had organised to drive up to Coventry and bring my partner (Sue) and her daughter down to Plymouth to start our new life together, and had entered into a private tenancy agreement to start the following day (if the landlord got back from his holiday)!
I'd been living for about 2 weeks with my son in his council owned flat and planned to pick Sue up so that we could move straight in, but like everything else things didn't go to plan.
Luckily, I only needed to sort 1 night out although at the time that was not definite. It was the morning of the day I planned to pick her up and I was stuffed so I looked around for a while and then about 9am I saw the Premier Inn near to the Barbican in Plymouth - Lockyers Quay.
I have to admit it came as a shock when I found the price was £70 per night, but still I was getting desperate and needed something.
It is very well situated, close to the city centre, the historic barbican, the sea front and to night clubs, a vue cinema and plenty of eating areas.
I have been to Hilton Hotels a few times and spent 7 weeks many years ago at a 3* hotel in Bristol with a previous employer, but I was shocked at the condition of the room - it was excellent. It was a family room with double bed and pull out single - which was extremely comfortable. It had all the imenities including a very well decorated shower room and everything you'd expect of a top hotel chain.
This particular hotel is situated next to the sea - and is within easy walking distance of the National Marine Aquarium. Despite the receptionist suggesting it was a noisy area we definitely couldn't agree (or perhaps we were just drained from all the travel and other worries). My only concern was would we endure any fishy smells - it was next to the area where all the fishing trawlers bring in their catch. Yet again, this proved to be unfounded. Our only problem, which happens at any hotel is the constant banging and walking around by other guests during the middle of the night.
It does have parking directly next to the hotel which is security monitored, but being a pay in display car park it was difficult getting a space - even at 9pm when we arrived. They do also have a second much larger car park which again is security monitored but for those that worry about their cars is a little out of the way and more open. For those staying parking is free and a permit in the form of a piece of paper is issued by the reception staff.
There is a Table Table restaurant next door which the Premier Inn utilises and despite being £7.50 per adult (children free) it is actually very good value, as not only do you have a cooked breakfast but you can also eat as much as you like from it's other breakfast selection including fruit, cereal, pastries and juices.
I have no doubt, that if I could afford to do it again that I would have no hesitation in using this particular location. Yes, it was expensive (or appeared to be) but you certainly pay for quality and it was to me well worth it.
Like all chains, you do get differences between locations but I have no reservations in giving this location a 5* rating.
Summary: A great place to stay for a weekend away
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