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AIBU to ask how to get the best deal from Premier Inn?

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Flossyfloof Wed 29-Jul-15 16:08:15

I am visiting a relative next week and would prefer, I think, to stay in a local B and B or Premier Inn, I know there is one nearby.
If you have experience of Premier Inns - how will o get the best deal? I will probably going back to my relatives for breakfast so just need the room.

LittleprincessinGOLDrocks Wed 29-Jul-15 16:12:21

Best thing to do is to book when they do their sale rooms at £39, failing that book early and opt for no alterations (though that may mean losing money if you need to cancel).

NoSOHisadealbreaker Wed 29-Jul-15 16:15:48

Nothing but praise for them whenever and wherever I've stayed. (Apart from Edinburgh during the Fringe when they take th episs a biy, but they're not alone!)

Booking online usually gets you the best price; if you're 100% sure you're going then if there's a really cheap saver rate go for that; if there's any doubt at all or if the saver rate is not much less than flexible, take the flexible one, which means you can cancel up to about 1 pm (maybe even later) on the day you're due to arrive.

They are not always the cheapest (I think Ibis or Travelodge may be cheaper) but their quality is absolutely spot on. And I have once invoked their good night's sleep money back guarantee (noisy caaaah talking loudly on her mobile just outside my bedroom window after midnight) and they handed it back there and then...didn't even have to write to HQ for it.

Lots of love

Lenny Henry NoSOH

NoSOHisadealbreaker Wed 29-Jul-15 16:16:49

when they take the piss a bit

kerpob Wed 29-Jul-15 16:19:23

We have stayed in them loads of times and would rate them over any of the other budget chains. We usually book online.

SomewhereIBelong Wed 29-Jul-15 16:21:46

Love premier inn - have just got back from one! But have now found we need 2 rooms as DD13 at 5'8 is now too tall for the trundle bed!!

hooliodancer Wed 29-Jul-15 16:22:33

With Premier Inn the price is the price, you can't get it any cheaper than on the website. I stay in them a lot for work and they are much nicer than

balletgirlmum Wed 29-Jul-15 16:22:42

We love premier inns. I ususlly try & book when they have a sale on. Travelodge are donetimes chester but Premier is much nicer.
Book online for the best available rates.

hooliodancer Wed 29-Jul-15 16:23:34

Sorry posted too soon! Nicer than Travelodge.

NoSOHisadealbreaker Wed 29-Jul-15 16:25:27

Beginning to feel a bit sorry for Travelodge now! I must say when we did stay there last year (no PI available in the area) it looked to me they had upped their game considerably!

Notso Wed 29-Jul-15 16:32:42

Booking online around three or four weeks ahead or waiting for the £19 sale is the cheapest way.
Also rooms tend to be cheaper on Thursdays or Sundays. I love Premier Inns, I've stayed in most of the other budget hotel chains and always prefer a Premier Inn.
Once we booked a family room but it wasn't ready on our arrival. It was late and the manager couldn't find the pull out bed. By the time he found it the DC were both asleep on the sofa bed so we told him to leave it. When we checked out in the morning he refunded the room and breakfast that we hadn't even paid for under the Good Night Guarantee, we didn't even ask for him to.

LikeTheShoes Wed 29-Jul-15 16:45:49

if you call the one you want to stay in and ask them either for their best price (then say no, there's always a better best price!) or that you've seen £x online can they beat it? 9/10 they will (as they don't have to give any commission to an agent/advertiser)

balletgirlmum Wed 29-Jul-15 17:01:13

I've phoned & been told it's more expensive to book over the phone. Their best prices are online always.

Katedotness1963 Wed 29-Jul-15 17:22:02

You can sign up with them and then a couple of times a year they will email you when the room sales start.

JaniceJoplin Wed 29-Jul-15 17:26:25

We went to Premier Inn once the day we had a lot of viewings on our house and didn't want to mess it up before they arrived.

The entire family of 4 had a massive cooked breakfast and they only charged us for 1 adult. They decided not to charge me as I arrived 15 minutes after everyone else and the kids are free.

I love Premier Inn breakfasts we go there a lot now just for breakfast smile

70isaLimitNotaTarget Wed 29-Jul-15 17:31:13

Oh- if you go there you need to have breakfast (or one there, one at your family's house)

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Wed 29-Jul-15 17:33:45

In a family room do you get a full size bed for the children? I presumed you did as they stated 'children' were under 16. My 14 year old is 5'9 ish, will he be ok ?

balletgirlmum Wed 29-Jul-15 17:42:27

No, it's usually a sofa bed & a pull out bed.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Wed 29-Jul-15 17:45:48

But big enough for a teen?

AndNowItsSeven Wed 29-Jul-15 17:51:29

The beds can be pull out , I have found it's fifty fifty but they are all the length of a single bed.

balletgirlmum Wed 29-Jul-15 18:00:34

I've got workers booked into a twin room at the moment where the second bed is a pull out. It's fine. However I've found in family rooms where you have two children the third bed is often smaller.

Flossyfloof Wed 29-Jul-15 18:03:17

Brilliantly helpful thanks ever so much. It is on Thursday, hurrah! I was planning to back for breakfast but might now have it at PI!!
i am quite excited now!

MyPelvicFloorTrainsItself Wed 29-Jul-15 18:06:54

I think the pullout beds are really uncomfortable unless you have small children, mine really moaned about them once they got to about 13.

MsAdorabelleDearheartVonLipwig Wed 29-Jul-15 18:12:02

We stayed at the one near the Harry Potter studios and it was lovely. Family room with a double and two good sized singles. Was quite rural apart from the M25, although you could hardly hear it, and right next to a Beefeater in a converted water mill. It was gorgeous, all the beams and mill wheel were still there. The river was full of trout and ducks and there was a lovely meadow with a playground for the kids. We slept really well and had a fantastic breakfast in the Beefeater the next day. I think we had to book the breakfast in with the room but it was still only £79 or so for the four of us. Absolute bargain I thought. It was like a little holiday. grin

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Wed 29-Jul-15 18:53:55

Oh well fingers crossed ds will be comfortable. It's £150 for two nights including breakfast and was so easy to book , I'm not surprised they're so popular. It will be my first time staying in one , I'll report back latergrin

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