I stayed at premiere inn on a 3night stay in Manchester, my expectations wasn't too high as it was so cheap, as everyone knows you can get the £29 a night deal which is what I managed to get for the 3 nights which was for 2 people I was just amazed as when I arrived it was in proximity of everywhere it was a 10minute walk from the train station, shops and only 5minutes from restaurants and from the bus station I was really amazed at how close it was to everything for such a low price.
On arrival I was greeted very politely and they helped me with check in as it was my first time of staying there they explained everything that we needed to know such as the check in process which only took 5minutes to our card key. The staff member also said if we needed anything all we had to do was ask as there a 24hour reception service. Now the rooms were lovely nice clean and tidy, you god fresh towels everyday which were nice and sofa they even provided us with a shower/hair shampoo which did smell really nice I thought that this was a very nice touch as it saves guests bring their own and it did wash my hair and body nicely. There is a bath and shower which is good as I like the option. The bed was the most comfy bed that I had ever sat/sleep in once I got in I didn't not want to get out it was always a struggle having to leave it in the morning as it was just so comfy and really soft against my skin, we both got a perfect night's sleep, didn't wake up once like I normally do. The rooms also come with TV which has free view on which means you can watch what you want there is also the option of room service which we decided not to as we wanted to eat out all the time and experience Manchester more and there was a full length mirror and hairdryer. All the facilities in the room where to a high standards.
Whenever we left the room the receptionist always greeted us which is not something you always receive, we also on a couple of occasions asked about places to eat, what bus to get to go to Trafford centre and for directions and the staff were always happy to help, on the last day we wasn't leaving Manchester until 7pm so we asked if they had somewhere to keep our cases and of course they did from the start of our stay to the end we received excellent customer service this has also happened when we stayed in other premiere inns since defiantly good value for money!
I recently stayed one night at the Premier Travel Inn at Hyde Manchester (approximately fifteen miles from the centre of Manchester) when I visited the city to see the David Haye vs John Ruiz Heavyweight World Boxing Fight. From start to finish I was nothing other than impressed by the Premier Travel Inn.
To start with, we arrived a couple of hours earlier than anticipated, at midday. Our rooms weren't supposed to be ready until 2pm, but after enquiring at the reception they were ready for us straight away, which was fantastic as we could get changed quickly and make it to the pub in time to see the Manchester United and Chelsea game! After a brief introduction to the hotel and information regarding breakfast and times etc from the hotel receptionist, we were given the keys to our rooms. They were much nicer than I had anticipated with decent sized comfy beds, plenty of cupboard space and a fair sized bathroom; what more could you want? Not bad at all for just over £30.00 per person.
After a nice shower and a quick change of clothes after the long journey up to Manchester from London we headed into the hotel bar for a few drinks. On our way past the reception we asked the receptionist to book us a taxi into the centre of town, which she did through the company they do business with. The hotel bar was nice enough and the drinks were very reasonably priced, although they didn't have a license to show the football so we had to travel to another local pub to see it. After seeing Chelsea beat United we returned to the hotel just in time for our taxi which was ready and waiting for us.
The boxing was great and needless to say David Haye won the fight very convincingly. Afterwards we headed to the 'Printworks' for a few drinks before getting the same taxi back to the hotel. The hotel reception is twenty four hours and I can remember the receptionist being friendly when we arrived back, enquiring as to whether we had had a good night. After a good few hours sleep we were up, showered and heading down for breakfast, which we had prepaid for with our rooms at a cost of £7.95. This seemed quite expensive, but it was well worth it. On showing our room keys we were shown to our table and told to help ourselves to as much tea, coffee, toast, cereal, croissants and fruit as we could eat; great stuff. We all tucked in and it wasn't long before the waitress came over to the table to take our orders for the cooked breakfast. Naturally after a night on the beer we all went for the full English option and needless to say we weren't disappointed.
Once breakfast was over, we headed back to our rooms, packed up and left as we had to leave the rooms vacated by midday latest. There was no messing around at reception as we had already paid on arrival. All that was left was to drop our keys into the key box and make our way to the car in the car park before our long drive home.
Overall, I was very impressed by the Premier Travel Inn. It was cheap, convenient, hassle free, the staff were very friendly and the rooms were fine. I'd definitely stay at a Premier Travel Inn again in the future and would recommend it to anybody wanting a reasonable hotel that doesn't cost a fortune.
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My friend and I had booked tickets to see Will Young in concert and as a Travel Agent I always seem to get lumbered with the travel arrangements such as the hotel, this time though I wanted something close to the event that was warm and cheerful and we would be able to walk to and from the venue.
I normally stay at the Travelodge on Deansgate but this time it was all booked up and I didn't fancy trying to get a taxi at the end of the concert or walking for miles in heels either so I had a look on the Travel Inn website only to discover it had rebranded as the Premier Travel Inn.
Travel Inn and Premier Lodge recently merged to become Premier Travel Inn, claiming to be the UK's Leading value Hotel Company.
The reason for this merge was to try and compete and become more widely recognised than the Travelodge by offering more locations, more than 460 that's almost double the amount of Travelodges within the UK.
I consulted with the commander in chief my friend Lindsay who was used to doing the walk from the MEN to hotels and she stated that this location was perfect just a 10 minute walk from the MEN and as we had travelled in by train it was just a short walk from Victoria Train Station to the hotel through the main city centre, so it was ideal for shopping the following day before returning home.
If travelling by car travel on the M56 and continue to the end of the Motorway, follow A5103 to the city centre and then follow for the A57(M) towards the GMEX, take the 2nd exit and follow signs for the City Centre and the A56, after 1 mile turn left just before the Manchester Evening News Arena onto Chapel Street and take the 1st road on the left and the hotel is located on the right hand side.
Alternatively if you are travelling by train head straight out of the Victoria train station and walk through the city centre and follow the signs for the MEN and you will see it located on the left hand side.
There is limited parking to the front of the hotel, but should there not be any room there is a large NCP multi storey car park to the rear of the hotel that is available 24/7 for a small cost, unfortunately the hotel does not offer any discount at the NCP car park.
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The standard cost for rooms MON-SUN is £54.95 sometimes the rate can change due to key events held in Manchester.
The price however did not alter during our stay when the Will Young concert was on.
The price quoted is for the room only and breakfast is an additional cost.
To make a booking online it is really simple and a whiz for those that are used to using the internet.
On the left hand side of the web page you will see a number of options and make a booking is one of them if you click on that option a new page will load up and will ask you to select your required hotel, date of arrival, number of nights, type of room required, number of adults, smoking or non smoking and the number of children/babies.
Once you input this information it will provide you with a costing if you are happy to continue then select the next option here is where you make your reservation and you will need to input the information of the lead name of the booking:-
Name, Home Address, Email address (this is so that a confirmation email can be sent to you), Telephone Number, Mobile Number.
Guarantee Details (this is to guarantee the booking, here you are asked for credit or debit card details and you have to ensure that the correct option is selected, here you are reassured that he details entered are completely secure)
Card Type select from Visa, Premier Travel Inn Card, American Express, Mastercard, Visa Debit Card, Switch.
The name on the card will be checked upon check-in.
You are provided with a prompt that your payment card will be charged if the booking is not cancelled before 1pm on the day of arrival where you have to click ok to accept.
The card details are taken at the time of booking to reserve the hotel and you are still required to pay on arrival, your selected card will only be debited if you do not check in by 1pm.
Finally you will be asked if the trip is for business, and if you will be arriving after 8pm.
You cannot proceed with the booking unless you confirm that you have read the terms and conditions, this is important as many people neglect to read the terms and conditions and as far as the hotelier is concerned if you tick that box and proceed with your booking then you have read them.
Your booking confirmation is then sent to you by email and on screen you are provided with your booking confirmation reference and a summary of your reservation.
Checking in is as simple as any hotel, and you can check-in from 2pm, you confirm your surname, and you are then asked to check the details of your reservation and sign to accept the details, payment is then taken, if you are paying with cash and not the debit/credit card you will be asked to provide a form of ID. Payment is then taken and you are issued with your keycard and a receipt for your payment if you wish to purchase breakfast this can be done at the time of check-in at an additional cost.
You are then directed to your room.
The reception area at this hotel is fairly small and there are vending machines in the lobby offering drinks, crisps and other snacks.
To get to the next level you use and escalator and this takes you up to the bar est restaurant and lifts to take you to your rooms.
Our room was located at the end of the corridor in a corner of the building, so I think that we ended up with one of the larger rooms available.
Directly opposite the door to the room was the ensuite bathroom complete with toiletries, bath with overhead shower, toilet and sink and fluffy white towels to dry yourself with. The bathroom looked very modern and recently decorated and was extremely clean.
The bedroom it self contained a long vanity unit complete with built in lighting with a remote control television, tea and coffee making facilities and wastebin underneath.
We had booked a twin room so we had two comfy beds separated by a bedside table.
There wasn't much of a view out of our window it just looked out on the street below but for the money it was a comfy room with all you need to get a good few hours sleep.
The colour scheme was pale walls with a orange/red/purple patterned duvet and plenty of pillows.
This cost 6.95 for a full breakfast available at the restaurant and it was a buffet style breakfast so you could help yourself offering:-
 Fruit juice
The food was hot and of a good quality and it certainly didn't look as if it had been standing under the heater lamps for hours and hours.
Mon-Fri breakfast times are 7am-9am and on the weekend it is just an hour later at 8am-10am operating the same on bank holidays.
You are required to vacate your room by 12noon which is standard procedure for most hotels, but as we had a late night we had to set the alarm to make sure that we did not oversleep.
Once you are ready to vacate you simply drop your card in at reception and if you want to do some shopping without your luggage they will hold it at reception for you so that you can collect it later, free of charge.
This hotel was great for what we needed it for and I think it did give it a few more brownie points than the Travelodge as it was that little bit better location wise and the food was of a higher standard and a reasonable cost, but again breakfast was a bit high compared to some 3 star hotels that build it into the price of the room, I have no complaints about this hotel it is clean and the staff are efficient and friendly.
This hotel is located close to a number of sights:-
Arndale Centre a 10 minute walk
Trafford Centre 5 miles by car
Old Trafford Football Stadium 5 miles by car
Maine Road Football Stadium 3 miles by Car
Thank you for taking the time to read the review, if you think it could be improved then please let me know.