We’ve already talked about the numerous advantage that hotel chains such as Holiday Inn offer to eager travelers – both when it comes to pleasure and business. But there is one more hotel chain that has become so popular over the years, not only in London, that deserves attention – for those who surely know the name Premier Inn (because, well…everybody does) but are not quite familiar with what it offers: here’s your chance.
With more than the impressive number of 600 hotels scattered around the UK, about 60 of which are in the heart of London, Premier in is huge and well-organized chain that lives up to its long established reputation. If your desire is to book a hotel that does not need all the splash and glamour to serve your purposes but it must have all the decent features of a pleasant hotel – space, cleanliness, good service and needed facilities – for a price that doesn’t provoke stones in your stomach then purple is the color!
Premier Inn has played its cards well enough for people to instantly think of the hotel chain when they see its branding color – purple. Once you find such a hotel around London, you’ll be warmly greeted, all the staff explains everything you should know and takes initiative to meet your needs and questions. One of those explanations would be on the topic of Premier Inn’s Good Night’s Sleep Guarantee – of course, nobody should abuse this policy, but it is a nice way to reassure possible stayers that they’re making the right accommodation choice.
After you’ve met the staff you can choose not to deal much with them, as polite as they are, because the Premier Inn offers many devices – like the one for checking in on your own, for example – and you can do anything over the phone – order, complain, whatever the case. Going up to your room you will find a spacious enough room, a king-size bed, sofa, TV, free WiFi connection and your own nice and clean bathroom; most bathrooms have tubs and even if they don’t you’ll have the chance to enjoy a strong water flow with plenty of hot water to spend hours in the bathroom. Of course if you’re travelling to London, you probably wouldn’t like to waste your hours in the shower…
This is why another major thing to mention about the Premier Inns is their locations – as you’ve already read, there are around 60 hotels of the chain in London alone. This inevitably means that there is at least one Premier Inn at every important London location – Tower Bridge, County Hall, Covent Garden, Leicester Square, Victoria, Stratford, Wembley Park – you name it. All of those locations is a short walk away from the most imminent sights in the area and as close to a tube station as it gets so your transport to other areas is also fast.
Other advantages of the Premier Inn is their policy for kids – for every two children, per paying adult, younger than 16 you don’t have to pay anything: not for bed, not for breakfast. The hotels offer small but cozy restaurants and breakfast is a buffet so your day starts on a full stomach.
Premier Inn is a little less glossy in comparison the Holiday Inn hotels but it is overall the safest and cheapest option in London that you can bet on. Pick your location and see for yourself!