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

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Flossyfloof · 29/07/2015 16:08

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.

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LittleprincessinGOLDrocks · 29/07/2015 16:12

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 · 29/07/2015 16:15

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 · 29/07/2015 16:16

when they take the piss a bit


kerpob · 29/07/2015 16:19

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


SomewhereIBelong · 29/07/2015 16:21

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 · 29/07/2015 16:22

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 · 29/07/2015 16:22

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 · 29/07/2015 16:23

Sorry posted too soon! Nicer than Travelodge.


NoSOHisadealbreaker · 29/07/2015 16:25

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 · 29/07/2015 16:32

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 · 29/07/2015 16:45

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 · 29/07/2015 17:01

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


Katedotness1963 · 29/07/2015 17:22

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


JaniceJoplin · 29/07/2015 17:26

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 :)


70isaLimitNotaTarget · 29/07/2015 17:31

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


DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen · 29/07/2015 17:33

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 · 29/07/2015 17:42

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


DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen · 29/07/2015 17:45

But big enough for a teen?


AndNowItsSeven · 29/07/2015 17:51

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


balletgirlmum · 29/07/2015 18:00

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 · 29/07/2015 18:03

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!

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MyPelvicFloorTrainsItself · 29/07/2015 18:06

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 · 29/07/2015 18:12

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 · 29/07/2015 18:53

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


SomewhereIBelong · 29/07/2015 19:10

we were just in one with 2 teens.

DD14 was in the sofa bed - size of a single bed, comfortable.

DD13 was on the "trundle" bed - pulls out from under the nice comfy big double/queen/king/whatever it is bed and legs fold up - it was not long enough for DD13 at 5'8, and it was not comfy enough either, until they gave us a couple of extra duvets to put underneath her - thin mattress with springs she could feel.

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