“ Address: Hornbeam Park Avenue / Hornbeam Park / Harrogate / HG2 8RA /Telephone: 08701 977 126 „
I do love to stay in Premier Inns. I find that they offer decent quality without being over priced. You know what you're getting with a Premier Inn so when we go on holiday in the UK we do often book a Premier Inn. We have stayed in many over the last few years and this one didn't let us down, it was lovely!!
It was easy enough to book this. We use the online booking system and because we are already members of the site it doesn't take long to do at all as they have our information already saved. The website is really easy to navigate and it's easy to find a hotel that you want. It gives you information in a symbol format as to what each hotel offers so you can see at a glance what it is you need. We paid £60 a night which didn't include breakfast but we didn't mind. As soon as the booking went through we had an email confirmation and the day before we were due to arrive we had a text message sent through too reminding us of our booking number which I thought was very organised of them!
We were pleased with this location. We wanted to stay close to Harrogate and it had to be close enough that we didn't have to pay a lot in taxi fees when having an evening meal. This location was great! We travelled by car and found it easily, it wasn't far from the motorway. It is around a mile from the town centre so we were able to walk in. It was nice to park our car up and not have to worry about finding parking in town. There were enough spaces outside the hotel so we didn't worry about trying to get a space.
We were greeted by a lovely lady behind the desk who had great people skills. I always find this is the case with Premier Inn staff. She greeted my husband and I and engaged us in conversation about our journey and gave us some information about what was near by which was nice. The reception area was quite airy and very clean which is always nice. She directed us to our room and explained about the breakfast situation; we hadn't paid for it but if we wanted to add it in we could do so at any time.
** Our room.
Our room was on the third floor. This was fine as there was a lift. The corridors were wide enough for us to get our suitcase down without feeling as though we were crowded. Our room was lovely and large, it had a large king sized bed which was made up very crisp, it certainly looked clean. There was a large wardrobe area which had several hangers and space for our suitcase to be put. As well as this there was a dressing table, flat screen television, tea making facilities and a few chest of drawers. Although all of this furniture was in the room there was still floor space so we didn't feel over-crowded. The en-suite was only small but perfectly fine with everything we could need and above all it was very clean. We slept very well in this room, the bed was very comfortable indeed and we had extra pillows in the wardrobe if we wanted them. We were not disturbed by any noises outdoors and the temperature was just right.
** The pub.
There is a pub next to the hotel which is where you get your breakfast from. We didn't have breakfast, nor did we eat here in the evening but it looked very nice from what we could see. It was large and looked like it was a family pub with ample parking outside. If you don't want to have breakfast which means you need to go outside first then this isn't a place for you but I think it works well.
** What I thought.
I do have quite a high opinion of The Premier Inn so I do always expect it to be quite good quality. I am never expecting luxury or anything special but this was perfectly fine. It was clean and very welcoming. I really like how you get what you pay for with a Premier Inn. The staff were very friendly, if we ever passed one on our way in or out they would smile and actually look as though they were enjoying doing their work! The night's stay was very comfortable, the bed was a great size which made us feel a bit like we were treating ourselves even if this is seen as a 'budget' hotel. The location was excellent, it was about a 25 minute walk into the centre so maybe not close enough for some but just perfect for us. It was easy to find and located in a lovely part of the country which we enjoyed exploring. If we go to Harrogate again we will definitely be staying here because it's good value, good quality and very welcoming. Well done Premier Inn!
In January my friend and decided to take a trip to Harrogate to see our friend from University who lives there. Due to her being in the process of moving house we couldn't actually stay with her and so decided to stay in the local Premier Inn as it was only minutes from her house and meant we would be close by. I booked the hotel just the week before our visit via the Premier Inn website which was extremely easy to use and we were both grateful when we turned up and they did have a record of our booking... on a previous weekend break we turned up and were horrified to find they didn't have any knowledge of our booking!
Premier Inn have over 500 hotels across the UK and as such they are pride themselves on offering affordable accommodation throughout the country. They also offer the Good Night Guarantee, as they're so confidant if you don't get a good night's sleep they'll give you your money back - slightly ludicrous and not sure how you'd ever prove you'd had a bad night's sleep other than by marching down to the reception desk every hour! In the past couple of years I've stayed at a few Premier Inns and have never had any problems. They're quite similar in style and price to other budget hotels including Holiday Inn Express and Travel Lodge.
The Harrogate Premier Inn is located less than a mile from the centre of Harrogate and puts it in a great position for visiting the town. It's approximately 10 miles from the main motorway network and with the help of TomTom we got there remarkably easily. It's located just off a main road and is attached to a pub known as The Park Pub as well as being directly next to a complex of offices. There's plenty of parking directly in front of the hotel which is free to guests and we parked with absolutely no problems at all.
The hotel itself looks fairly new and the exterior of the building is well maintained and fairly modern looking. The reception area is located directly inside the main entrance and was quite small really with a couple of chairs and the main reception desk taking up the majority of space. Our encounter with the receptionist was pleasant; she simply took our details and provided us with a room key before directing us towards our room.
Although the hotel mainly caters for the traveller in the form of offering accommodation there are also several meeting rooms available for business users. The capacities and costs of these vary depending on your exact requirements but if you are interested then I'd suggest you ring the hotel directly. As with all Premier Inns the hotel in terms of amenities is quite basic and there are no leisure options at all.
Our room was located on the second floor of a four storey building and was accessed via a lift and a corridor. The corridors of the hotel were quite well maintained although did look like they could do with a fresh coat of paint. The room itself was faultless for the money we were paying and came equipped with a large double bed, a sofa bed which was folded away for our visit, a large desk and a chair.
The size of the room was perfectly fine for our needs and all the usual amenities including a kettle, drinks, etc. were present. The television had all the usual channels including a couple of extra Sky ones and also some radio channels. The only thing the room was lacking was a mini bar, not that we would have been using it with the prices hotels tend to charge but it's always nice as an option.
The bathroom was located on our right as we entered the room and seemed to be in a good condition although one of the floor tiles was cracked. We both showered during our visit and the water was suitably hot every time and the pressure was good as well. The bathroom came with some little freebies as most hotel rooms do these days but I wasn't particularly fond of the shower gel as it didn't lather up at all!
As there's no restaurant within the hotel you tend to find that most Premier Inns are attached to some sort of pub for convenience. The Park Pub is directly attached to the Harrogate Premier Inn and is literally a 20 second walk away. We ate here on our first night and really enjoyed it, the pub itself is quite large and features a bar away and then several restaurant room areas including a large conservatory with a log fire.
The drinks themselves were averagely priced, we got a bottle of wine for £8 and then several vodka and lemonades which were around £2.10 each. There was quite a good selection of food available with starters being priced at around £3.50, main courses at around £8.00 and deserts at around £4. We both had a starter, a main course and shared a desert and I think it came to around £25 which wasn't bad value between the two of us. The food itself came in quite large portions and was piping hot so no complaints there either!
Check in is from 2.00pm onwards and check out is by midday. Breakfast can be added to the room for £7.50 for a hot premier breakfast or £5.25 for a cold continental breakfast. I've never actually tried the breakfasts so can't comment on them! Rooms at the hotel are currently priced at £58 regardless of the day or the time of year you choose to visit. Unlike some of its competitors Premier Inn don't tend to offer reduced rates or that many room deals on the whole.
I'd certainly stay here again if I ever went to Harrogate. The hotel cost us £58 in total and we had a really pleasant stay without any problems at all. Check in and check out was really straightforward and the receptionist was very pleasant. The location is ideal for getting to central Harrogate and we both had a great night's sleep after the wine and vodka!
Thanks for reading!