The Premier Inn (London City) is located on Old Street, London a few minutes north of Old Street tube station. I get the impression that the hotel is one of Premier Inn's range of new hotels that are popping up around the capital, as it was certainly well-appointed, clean and professional-looking.
From the outset, the reception was professional....although many people don't like the somewhat 'faceless' automated check-in service, I'm a bit of a fan - I bypassed the queue checking in 'the old fashioned way' and was in my large double bedroom, with a sofa, within 5 minutes.
...and the bedrooms are the best bit; irrespective of location you will get an identical-looking bedroom, with excellent bed, tea/coffee facilities, flatscreen TV and a great bath/shower - the water pressure in the shower could have stripped wallpaper, it was great to wake up to! Despite being central London, and a big hotel (250ish rooms), there was very little noise and I got a great night's sleep (and that's guaranteed!)
Any criticisms? Just the one....the queue for the breakfast buffet (which was very good) made it appear that breakfast was full; as a result, many people gave up and went on their way. What was actually the case was that there was only one waitress seating people (so it was slow rather than busy) and the queue started near the reception (so it 'looked' busy).....come on Premier Inn, think about re-positioning the start of the queue and/or using more staff - you're potentially loosing money!!
Overall though, another great stay at a Premier Inn....at almost half the price of a tiny single room at the next closest hotel ('flower of Scotland') there's no contest.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This is a brand new 251 Room Premier Inn with 200 seat Thyme restaurant. The hotel offers en-suite, air conditioned rooms. We also have a number of interconnecting rooms as well as Universally Accessible rooms. We are 2 minutes walk from Old Street tube station (Exit 1). ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Premier Inn London City (Old Street) Hotel London
- Premier Inn London City - Old Street England