Some people tend to be a bit snobby when it comes to budget options (see our post on why we love to hate Ryanair). Yet all of us are on a budget when it comes to travel and some of these budget options can help our pennies stretch a little bit further. One of those options is Premier Inn hotels.
***Disclaimer – this is not an advert. We have not been paid by Premier Inn and all views are our own.***
We have all heard of Premier Inn. Their television adverts with Lenny Henry thrust them into the public eye as a slightly more upmarket Travelodge. But when I mention to colleagues that we are staying in one, they turn their noses up ever so slightly. Yes, they are not holiday destinations in and of themselves but they are perfect when you’re looking for somewhere to stay that is convenient, comfortable and reasonable. In my opinion Premier Inn hotels are massively underrated. But why should you keep going back?
Well one of the main reasons that we keep staying with Premier Inn is that they are so conveniently located. There are Premier Inn hotels in almost every city or town that you want to visit in the UK. When we visit Vicky’s family, we stay in a Premier Inn which is just a five minute drive from her Mum’s house. How much more convenient can you get? This was the perfect place to base ourselves for Christmas, spending the majority of the day with the family but having a little bit of space for ourselves.
Secondly, the beds are so comfortable! Last year I visited some University friends in Nottingham. We were staying out late so all I needed was a bed for the night and the newly refurbished Premier Inn in Nottingham city centre provided me with the most comfortable night’s sleep I have had in a long time. The standard across Premier Inn hotels is remarkably consistent and we can book anywhere knowing that we will get a comfortable, clean room with good service. It takes one of the little stresses out of a weekend away.
Finally, and perhaps most importantly, the rooms are reasonably priced. We paid £130 in total for a double room for three nights at Christmas. When you are looking for a cheap base for a weekend away or a family visit, why spend the extra?
Have you stayed at a Premier Inn? What did you think? Let us know in the comments below.