We stayed for four nights. A good car park and a warm welcome from the receptionist was a good start. We felt she really meant it, so top marks to her.
Our room, number 43, at the rear of the hotel on the first floor was the same as any other Premier Inn room. We paid £240 for room only. There were no £29 a night deals available so it was not a cheap option when you add the cost of two breakfasts each day.
The room was clean, the bed was comfortable but the bathroom was a bit tired. The sink and bath cabinets were crumbling away at the edges. The cistern lid hinge was distorted leaving a large gap to collect dirt and debris.
The TV has a very small screen and this does distort the picture for the transmissions received. It squashes the picture and makes people look like stick insects. There seemed to be no way of changing the display. I think this is something that needs to be addressed across the whole Premier Inn group.
The window had a safety cable to prevent it from opening too far. Unfortunately there was no way of keeping the window open. The stays which were probably there once, had long gone. In fact the woodwork on the frame where they would have been fixed, was broken and splintered. We used a handy bedside book to keep the window open! The room would probably be unbearably hot in the summer as it faces due south and is on the top floor. There is no air conditioning (Americans note) although a fan is provided.
The biggest problem with the room was the noise. You would think it rather unlikely considering the room was at the back of the hotel facing open fields. However there is a long fast road that runs up to Bracebridge Heath and the vehicle and road noise was dreadful. It ceased in the early hours but don't expect a lie in if your window is open as it starts again early in the morning. I think that this road has become a rat run for vehicles going south. Request a room on the ground floor.
The 'Table Table' restaurant that we used for breakfast and dinner was fine. Although I must say that I don't like having to jump up and down for coffee, toast, cereals etc at breakfast - it gets a bit tedious. At £7.75 for the full breakfast it was average value.
So all in all the whole experience could only be described as average. The hotel needs some investment to bring the room, bathroom and indeed the outside paintwork around the rear of the building up to a reasonable standard and lets hope they sort out the TV.
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