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Premier Inn Southend Airport Hotel
Ranked #8 of 19 Hotels in Southend-on-Sea
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Average but overpriced”
Reviewed 15 September 2012

I've stayed in several Premier Inns and you know what you are getting - clean, modern, well positioned functional hotels. This was no different except at over £70 it was overpriced (I've paid only just more than that for Premier Inns in Central London). Also, stayed in several airport hotels for less than that for higher spec. Of course, there are always offers so try and get one of those as, for a place to stay before or after a flight, it is fine. All staff super friendly and deserve credit but breakfast was disappointing - we went to another hotel the following day as planned and the breakfast was similar priced but a massive difference in quality. It's not actually that close to the airport either - certainly a taxi trip away (about £10). Staff excellent, Breakfast needs improving, rooms perfectly clean and functional but prices should be about £50.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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Bucks, Uk
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2012

I chose this Premier Inn as it was close to the airport, it's only 5 mins away. Very clean, comfortable, spacious room.The room has good facilities including tea/coffee, hairdryer and shower gel. My 5 year old daughter loved her bed. We stayed on the Bank Holiday Monday which was quite a hot day. The room was warm but there was a small fan, though we didn't need to use it. You can open the window but there is some road noise. It is located on the outskirts of Southend though it is only a 10 min drive to the beach. Parking is free and there is a Table Table restaurant next door. Overall a good place to stay.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2012

Southend on sea, the Las Vegas of essex.

When looking for a hotel, this ticked all the boxes, plenty of parking, lots of availability, near a resteraunt, underneath a flight path, near a roundabout which hosts wacky races.

In seriousness, the hotel itself is fine, there is a little road noise, but this was only apparent because of the recent hot evenings and the rooms dont have air con, so theyve put a fan in each room, which just moves warm air around. otherwise its standard premier inn stuff. clean, tidy, decorated to standard etc.

The worst bit about it is actually the resteraunt its next to. table table resteraunts are usually pretty good. but the service here is not great, you generally wait 10 minutes before being seen and a 3 course meal generally takes a couple of hours. its not the poor girls fault, its just the busy-ness i think. that said, the quality of the food isnt the best ive ever had, but its edible.
you could certainly do worse in southend i feel.

Room Tip: try and go for rear facing to avoid traffic noise
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled on business
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London, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 September 2012

we stayed in two family rooms. rooms very clean and tidy and staff polite and friendly. We thouroughly enjoyed staying in premier inn. one downside to this is that the rooms were so uncomfortably hot overnight and due to the sign in the room with the supplied 9inch desktop fan, then believe managment were aware of this problem. the window was restricted for security so at 4am woke to a unbelievable temperature. One other bug point is the enviro friendly lighting in the room works by placing your door key card in to it. Only when my wife took the card out of the slot to get something out of the car whilst i was in the toilet i found myself 2 minutes later in a pitch black room/toilet until my wife returned to the room with the key card a bit dangerous i might think.
But again premier inn have some fantastic online prices for affordable and clean rooms this wont put me off in future

Room Tip: we stayed on ground floor and the rooms were very hot also
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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Pontefract, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2012

Hotel great. Food dreadful. Can't cook fried eggs either sloppy or burnt. In addition the chicken fajitas were more like an Indian meal. The food was served on cold plates The restaurant manager handled our complaint well, but I can't eat this so went hungry. Why can't these types of restaurants get the basics right.

  • Stayed August 2012
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Exeter
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2012

We stayed overnight when visiting relatives and both hotel and pub next door surpassed expectation. Scrupulously clean and comfortable room and extremely friendly and efficient service for dinner in the pub ensured a relaxed stay.

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Luton, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2012

We only stayed for 1 night but found the whole experience great! Clean, quiet room, comfortable bed & 40" TV on the wall!
We paid for breakfast at Table Table next door & it was delicious! Everything you could ask for -from bacon to crumpets!
We would stay again!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Premier Inn Southend Airport Hotel

Property: Premier Inn Southend Airport Hotel
Address: Princes Avenue | Thanet Grange, Southend-on-Sea SS2 6GB, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Southend-on-Sea
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Southend-on-Sea
#5 Family Hotel in Southend-on-Sea
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Premier Inn Southend Airport Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Catch a flight, head to Adventure Island or grab an ice-cream in Southend-on-Sea, just 15 minutes away ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Premier Inn Southend Airport Hotel Southend-On-Sea, Essex
Hotel Southend

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