Stayed here on business and as I was travelling alone and my business was in Bromborough (5miles away ish) there was no point in paying city centre prices.
First off the hotel was under renovation, which is fair enough, and our secretary was warned that when booking.
However 'we're getting a little bit of work done' was a bit of an understatement!
They were renovating all of the rooms, obviously not all at same time, but major building works meaning lots of dust everywhere. I caught my suit and an overnight case on the bannister of the stairs and I still cant get the marks out!
When I arrived the reception had nothing but a lot of dust, newly plastered walls and a bare concrete floor. The Receptionist explained I would not be able to exit reception for my meal the way I'd came in as the floor was getting relaid. This shouldn't have been a problem but the place is like a maze, took me 5 mins of walking aimlessly before I found a builder who helped me out!
The restaurant is a pub too called the Burleydam but rather annoyingly has a soft play attached to it. Now I have kids, 2 boys, who are loud but I still love them. However when away on business the last thing I want to listen to is other people's kids screaming! The waitress showed me to my table which was right outside the soft play so that was no good, then round the corner to a little cubby hole which again was no good. Ended up sitting in the bar (a few odd looking characters in there too!) to have my meal.
Hmm yes my meal. I chose the chicken strip starters and a steak for main both of which were lovely and served by a very pleasant waitress. I had been informed by reception that there was a 'themed night' on every night and she thought tonights was Indian. It wasn't Indian it was Italian (I think) and I'm so pleased I wasn't talked into it. It appeared there was a lot of overcooked and dry food in the hot plates just sitting being a bacteria fest!
The room was really nice and obviously recently renovated as it smelled of decorators caulk and paint and at times the combination was quite overpowering.
That said the room was spotless and had been fitted with the biggest flatscreen tv I've ever seen in a Premier Inn! The room was so small though that there was only room for a tiny rail (open plan!) to hang clothes
Corridors narrow, cramped and dingy and overall the whole place just felt a bit cheap.
I'm not a snob but this certainly doesn't live up to the standards of Premier Inns I've stayed in before. Wouldn't go back.
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