This hotel isn't the closest to the railway station or to the Capital FM Arena, there is another Premier Inn closer to both but it was within easy walking distance from those hotspots.
We travelled by train and took a sunny walk through the centre of town to the hotel and it took us about 15 minutes - quite steep hills at times so maybe not to be recommended for elderly or disabled folk but then a taxi from the station to the hotel is around £6. Alternatively a tram takes you direct from the station to right outside of the hotel and trams run frequently in either direction ie from the hotel to the market place, lace market, station etc
The walk from the hotel to FM arena was easier, downhill and about the same time 15 mins.
This is what you expect from Premier Inn, affordable, clean, good service, nice sized family room with the spare bed all made up on arrival. Nice sized bath, lots of towels and pillows, friendly staff on reception and a breakfast to die for! Very nice restaurant area which becomes a Costa Coffee shop so does a nice coffee and some lovely hot and cold sandwiches during the day. Lots of vending machines.
This hotel is located right on the Nottingham Trent campus but isn't noisy at all, perfect for anyone visiting to have a look around the unis or to visit kids who are studying in Nottingham. We had a slow walk back from the gig we went to and it was quite late on a Thursday night but we felt safe and found a fab chicken shop to buy a late night snack to take back to the hotel with us.
There is a large building project going on across the road so we had a view of the building site but this didn't matter, it was quite refreshing to see the poor guy climing up the tower crane in the morning and knowing that all we had to do that day was navigate the lift because we were on a day off. There was no night noise, the room was silent and once the lights were off it was pitch dark, perfect for a great night's sleep.
There was some noise from across the road in the day time but it didn't stop me having a nap and they didn't start work unil 8.30. The TV was also having problems getting a channel but this was explained to us and didn't matter as we weren't there to watch TV. Wifi was fab. In room facilities were as always fab and extras were availalbe on request from reception. Very safe entry at night by key card with a manned reception desk.
This room also had opening windows which was a breath of fresh air, literally. It's rare these days to find windows that open and this one was safe if you're worried about little ones as it was restricted to a few centimeters and there is a double glazed sliding unit that you can pull to as well.
More than one lift too so no worries if one breaks down and good for disabled or elderly or family with a pushchair or lots of luggage.
I've given it 5 stars in spite of the building work and problem with the TV because in the whole scheme of things they didn't matter and didn't bother us.
I'm looking forward to a return visit soon to do a bit of shopping and have a girls night out.
We were in family room 308 which meant we were facing the building works but also meant that we coul...
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