I stay in Premier Inns on average twice a month or so.I rarely post reviews on them because
they are usually so reliable and re-assuringly predictable, but I made an exception in this case.
Call me old-fashioned perhaps, but to be honest when I check into a hotel, I don't want to be confronted with a glorified cash-dispenser and have to go through the check-in process myself !!What's the problem with being met by a friendly receptionist?? Ironically, as I approached the machine, one of the soon-to-be-made-redundant "receptionists" came over and spent so long explaining the process to me, that she could have done it herself! I must say though, I had no problems with her personal attitude and she was very helpful.
Ultimately of course, this is a comercial decision all about saving staff costs. (Even though Premiier Inn prices are gradually creeping up).
I'm sure the automated check-in is here to say, but with regards to customer service, it's a retrograde step.
As usual, all other aspects of the stay were exactly as I anticipated and I had a perfect nights sleep.
With regards to location of the hotel, the Edinburgh Park Inn is in a great spot. It's directly beside the Edinburgh Park Rail station which has trains every 15 minutes or so into Edinburgh Waverly station.. (Journey time, ten minutes or so).
Ample free on-site parking too.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A modern Hotel located in a fantastic location. Only 10 minutes to Edinburgh Airport & 10 minutes to City Centre on a train, from train station which is located 50yds from the Hotel.There is an integral hotel restaurant, thyme which opens daily from 6-10om for dinner, & there is also a Costa Coffee store within the hotel.Although we do not have leisure facilities, we have a local gym that offers a great price for our guests to use their facilities, which includes a modern gym, gym classes & saunas for all to use. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Premier Inn Edinburgh Park (The Gyle) Hotel Scotland