19, 20 Aug 2012
We stayed here with my elderly mother. She had one of the disabled rooms on the ground floor. We were up on the first floor.
It’s a very quaint place to stay. Until it’s time for bed; especially if you are in the front overlooking the A30, which wasn’t to noisy late at night, & the M3 about three hundred yards away running parallel with the A30, & with the constant drone of the traffic; Plus the small low roof outside our window, had the air-conditioner unit’s on it. All night long, it switched on & off every five to ten minutes. The second night, I asked could it be switched off, the on duty manager called the bar manager & asked her to switch it off when everything was closed. This never happened; I’m hoping that it had just slipped her mind.
Our room has a full U shaped handle to pull open the door, as there was an auto door closer on it.
But the disabled room my mother was in only had those Yale lock type door closers that only your forefinger can be used to open with; & trying to pull it against the pressure of the auto door closer, wasn’t ideal; For someone in a wheel chair or with a walking frame it would have been nearly impossible to open; I did report it to the duty manager, & he said he would get maintenance to rectify it. Which I hope has been done. Who checks that these disabled rooms are up to standard?
The rooms were large, clean & well presented, as was the whole Inn. The bathroom with shower over the bath. The evening meal was very nice & tasty. Breakfast is breakfast.
The staff were always helpful & willing with a smile.
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- Premier Inn Basingstoke South is conveniently positioned within easy reach of Junction 7 M3. For shops and local amenities, Basingstoke town centre is 7 miles away and is easy to reach the Festival Leisure Park and Festival Shopping Centre. Our Basingstoke South Premier Inn has everything you'd expect - incredibly comfy beds in every room, flatscreen TVs with Freeview, WIFI and free parking. We also have the Wheatsheaf Chef & Brewer onsite. The Chef & Brewer pub is part of a collection of charming, traditional pub restaurants with a modern service style and ethos, spread throughout the UK. Offering freshly prepared food and high quality drink at great value, traditional pub values are at the heart of Chef & Brewer. The pub is reassuringly genuine with old beams, nooks and crannies, roaring log fires in the winter and cooling gardens in the summer. With a proper bar area perfect to prop yourself up against while enjoying a pint of real ale or a chilled glass of wine and comfortable and relaxing dining areas, Chef & Brewer is right for every time of day or day of the week. ... more less
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