My sister, mother, grandmother and me occupied two rooms in Premiere Inn's Horndean location for a few days while visiting some nearby relatives down the street. My first impression was that the hotel is like a slightly more upscale version of the dorm-like Ibis hotel (i.e. not much in the way of amenities, the walls are a bit thicker than a typical Ibis).
There are 25 rooms in the hotel on three floors. No elevator for passengers, but they can send up heavy luggage via a luggage lift. No phones in the rooms. There is WiFi access to the Internet, available at £10 for one day or £20 for one week.
Big dispensers of "shower gel/shampoo" in the shower and "soap" next to the sink. No toilet paper rolls (just sheets of t.p. in yet another dispenser), which I hadn't seen in English hotels up to this point.
Breakfast is served at the Red Lion restaurant a few steps away from the hotel, reachable via an easy walk down the driveway or through a rock garden. Parking was very easy and the whole area is surrounded by lots of trees, so the location felt pretty comfortable and not too urban.
There's a Morrisons grocery store (and in-store cafe) less than a mile away, on the way to the A3. The rate I paid was £67 for the weeknights, and instead of the advertised price of £55 for Friday (weekend) night, they bumped the rate up to £75 due to some event 15 miles away or so (the front desk reported they still ended up having rooms empty that night, so I guess it wasn't much of an event as it was an opportunity to hike the rates for a couple days).
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- Set off to explore Hampshire's finest national parks and the city of Portsmouth, just 15 minutes away ... more less
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