Premier Inn – Quite Premier Really!

When we took a recent trip to the south coast for a family break, we decided to tag an extra day on to it and revisit Paultons Park and Peppa Pig World. We first went a couple of summers ago and we loved it so we always wanted to go back but it’s quite far from us and tagging it on to a holiday made perfect sense. Of course it did mean we would need one extra nights accommodation somewhere and not wanting to spend the earth I naturally thought of Premier Inn.

I’ve never stayed in a hotel like this before and wasn’t too sure what to expect? Would it be like budget air lines where everything is a real hassle and actually you end up being charged for loads more than you expected or would it really be as good as Lenny says on the adverts?

I assumed it would be small. I expected it to be clean but probably not sparkling and I thought it wold be very basic indeed. The cost of the rooms we had booked, a family room with breakfast for two adults and two children (under 16’s eat free) and car parking was £69 and a single room for my Mum with breakfast for one adult was just £39! I thought for that sort of price, you couldn’t really expect the earth could you?

I was very surprised to find that the rooms were not only huge with giant fluffy beds but also absolutely spotless and with everything thought of!

Premier Inn Rooms
Extremely comfortable beds, tea and coffee making facilities, a safe window with mosquito nets so that they can be open at night, two large single beds in the family room and a hair dryer!
Premier Inn Rooms 1
The bathrooms although not big were very clean and shower gel and towels in abundance. There were extra towels and pillows stored neatly in the large wardrobe area and a decent television in both rooms.

We would have been hard pushed to fault the rooms really. They were a little bit dark, we couldn’t find a TV guide button on the remote control and I think the toilet paper could have been a bit thicker. No biggies there though. The only one thing I would have changed would be to have a way of locking the door from the inside so that inquisitive children can’t sneak out!

We stayed at Southampton West, a stones throw and within walking distance from Paultons Park and Peppa Pig World. They had a pub attached to them which did pub food and had a nice playground!

Premier Inn Playground
Playing in the park at Southampton West Premier Inn!
Premier Inn Big Bed
Florence stayed in with my Mum and Jimmy slept with us. The big double beds were super comfortable but our littlest member still managed to take up most of our bed in his typical sleeping style! In the morning Florence came in to us and we all had a cuddle. Look how little the four of us look in the big bed!

Premier Inn say if you don’t have a great nights sleep they will give you your money back with their Good Night Guarantee. The bed was amazing, I keep banging on about it but it really was – if only our bed at home was as big or as comfortable! There was a couple with their window open having very loud nocturnal fun but as soon as I shut my own window, I couldn’t hear a thing!

Premier Inn Breakfast
A great breakfast selection!

After our great nights sleep it was on to breakfast where children under 16 eat for free with accompanying adults. 2 children per adult is also pretty generous! Now while our two don’t eat much at all I’m sure some 15 year old strapping lad could fully make the most of the pastries, bakery products, cooked breakfasts, fruit, cereals and yogurts! I thought the fruit juice and tea and coffee selection was very good too!

Premier Inn Breakfast 1
Our two tucked into cereal before some sausages!

All in all we had a very good stay with little to find fault with. I would recommend Premier Inn as being outstanding and the service was very friendly too. Budget prices but certainly not scrimping anywhere else!

I was not paid to write this post but was offered a nights stay at a Premier Inn of my choice for the purpose of review.