I never worry when I book the Premier Inn. In line with previous experiences, Polegate branch is spotlessly clean, quiet and comfortable. The reception staff were superbly polite and helpful too.
The only downside, not for us, but maybe in summer, is there is no aircon and it's a bit too noisy to leave the window open if facing the service station. But this was fine in May when it was not too hot. There's a vending machine selling bottles of drinks and a service station mini-supermarket 2 minutes walk away. The only minor annoyance was that the Philips FlatTV in the room had HDMI ports but I could not get these working with my smartphone so I could watch a film in the evening.
Car parking is open air and plentiful and there are lots of disabled spaces right outside the building.
Food is available (including the Premier Inn stock breakfast) at the Table Table "Treacle Mine" branch just over the carpark. Other reviews are correct in that you need to book your table even for breakfast, but we had no problems in booking just 30 minutes ahead for supper.
Although the breakfast is cooked to order, it was delicious and potentially unlimited and there is self service access to toast, jam, juice, tea/coffee etc.
Supper meals were cooked to an excellent standard and our waiter(esses) pride themselves on taking orders by memory alone. Service times are pretty quick with drinks arriving quickly, starters fairly quickly and mains within a pretty reasonable time. Waiting staff are extremely polite and friendly. For food allergy sufferers, there is a full folder you can ask for that details the allergens in all parts of all meals.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Just a pedal spin away from the National Cycle Network, and a short car ride to Drusilla's Park ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Premier Inn Eastbourne (Polegate) Hotel Polegate