Not impressed with this one. I stay at a fair few Premier Inn hotels as I travel a lot for work. As there are generally more Premier Inn hotels knocking around, there is usually one fairly close to wherever I`m working.
Just lately though, I find myself looking further afield for the likes of Holiday Inn..... Abingdon Prem Inn is a fine example of why this is happening.
Not impressed. Looking tired and in need of refurbishment. Bed unusually uncomfortable (Premier Inn beds are generally all pretty comfy). Not very clean either.
I initially had booked this room based on the fact that it had a Beefeater Grill pub.... I love em, grew up on family trips to local Beefeater`s! Sadly though, this place clearly struggles. They clearly must have a high turnover of staff as there was only one person who looked like they knew what they were doing (Gemma I think her name was ;)).
I sat sort of mid room with my back to the wall and just watched the chaos ensue. It was almost comical at times and kind of helped pass the time. In particular, one greasy looking guy running around serving food to people..... He didn`t have a clue which table was which, even to the point of asking people "Are you table ....?". One woman clearly had enough of this every time he came in and suddenly piped up "How would we know what table we are.... there`s no bloody numbers!!". The person named above (Gemma) was trying to keep order but clearly had no support from other staff or management. The food was actually pretty good to be honest. I had a lamb rump steak.... asked for it rare... it came rare... it was bang tidy. The bar staff were equally unqualified for the job.
I was almost dreading going down for breakfast..... and I was right to! What an absolute S%*t hole.... there had been no, and I mean NONE, ZERO, ZILCH, cleaning done since the night before.... the floor was covered in bits of food and debris, the tables were sticky and dirty. Having found an almost clean table, I noticed that instead of the usual hot buffet style breakfast as in all the other Premier Inns I`ve stayed at, it was waiter service instead... a sign of things to come I thought?? Having "Waited" for some time for both the "Waiter" and moreover, my breakfast, first impressions were good..... until I spotted a mosquito cooked into the white of my egg... Jurassic Park style.
Won`t be staying here again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Perfect for a stay in Oxfordshire, the Premier Inn Abingdon occupies a converted mill within walking distance of this buzzing market town's centre. Easily accessible from the A34 and close to Didcot Parkway and Oxford train stations, you'll be well connected to routes around the county and to London and beyond. Wander around the weekly markets in Abingdon, take a relaxing river cruise to Henley and Oxford, experience the enchanting setting of Blenheim Palace, then enjoy a warm welcome with us where you'll find everything you need for a pleasant stay: spacious rooms, a tasty restaurant, and extra-comfy beds. Important info This Premier Inn is located near a major road, bedrooms are insulated to minimise noise. Please note that this Premier Inn does not have a lift. Guests requiring an easily accessible room please contact the hotel direct. Please note that all twin rooms at this hotel consist of a double bed and a single sofa bed. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Premier Inn Abingdon Hotel Oxfordshire