At check-in we requested a quiet room on a high floor and the pleasant receptionist duly obliged; unfortunately, we'd already unpacked and settled in before we discovered some cleaning issues - there was a nasty stain on the purple Premier Inn runner across the foot of the bed, the left circular nightstand was covered in patches of a red sticky substance and there was a faint smell of vomit from the carpet beside the right nightstand :( Since we were only in town to visit family nearby, we knew we wouldn't be spending much time in the room; we also didn't want to waste time and energy reporting the problems and changing rooms, so we just decided to stay in that room for the 2 nights. I did manage to quickly exchange the stained bed runner for a clean one from housekeeping.
The room was very hot at night - the window only opened a crack for safety reasons, there was no A/C and the table fan failed to provide much relief. There was also only 1 set of towels in the room, so we had to request another set from reception - not good, given that it was a double room. Breakfast in the adjoining Brewers Fayre restaurant was decent and the staff were very pleasant and helpful.
Overall - disappointing in terms of cleanliness, not up to the standards of other Premier Inns we have stayed in (Hemel and Heathrow Airport).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A handy hub for all your travels in Lancashire, the Premier Inn Hotel Blackburn Central puts you in a cracking spot for Blackburn, Preston, Blackpool and everything in between. You'll be perfectly placed for all the sights of the cities - including the big events at Ewood Park and the Ice Arena. Plus you'll have easy access to the key edge-of-town business locations - including Vital Energy, Crown Paints and the Royal Blackburn Hospital. And whenever you're ready, we'll be waiting with a warm welcome, a hearty meal and extra comfy rooms. Directions: Situated directly off M65(J4). Take the 1st exit down Eccleshill Road, the hotel is on the left. Next to the Oakenhurst Farm Brewers Fayre. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Premier Inn Blackburn South Hotel Darwen
- Premier Inn Darwen
- Premier Inn Blackburn South (M65, J4) Hotel Darwen, Lancashire