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“Nice area to relax in” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Premier Inn Bedford Priory Marina

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Premier Inn Bedford Priory Marina
Priory Country Park - Barker's Lane, Bedford MK41 9DJ, England   |  
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Ranked #4 of 15 Hotels in Bedford
Mold, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Nice area to relax in”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

A nicely situated Inn very close to the Marina and easy access to the country park for those who like to walk for pleasure. A very friendly staff, comfortable accommodation and a very good restaurant next door.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BedfordPI, Manager at Premier Inn Bedford Priory Marina, responded to this review, November 9, 2012
Dear johndel_12,

Thank you so much for taking the time to review the Premier Inn Bedford Priory Marina.

We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope that you will return to us soon. I have passed on your feedback to the rest of the team.

We look forward to welcoming you to the hotel again in the future.

Kind Regards,

Tracy Langford
Hotel Team Leader
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London
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34 hotel reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

A little expensive at times but always a good quality room and bed.
This location would be great in the summer right next to the Marina and the river, although it is pretty handy for the motorways /A1

The Beefeater next door has changed a lot and is no longer the steak house I remembered. Good beer though.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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BedfordPI, Manager at Premier Inn Bedford Priory Marina, responded to this review, November 9, 2012
Dear jbrussellgreen,

Thank you so much for taking the time to review the Premier Inn Bedford Priory Marina.

We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope that you will return to us soon. I have passed on your feedback to the rest of the team.

We look forward to welcoming you to the hotel again in the future.

Kind Regards,

Tracy Langford
Hotel Team Leader
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Rouillac, France
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

We booked for a Sat/Sun 2 night stay at Priory Marina on the internet. At the time of booking we did not notice that the checkin time was 1400. We arrived early at about midday and the receptionist was very helpful and found us a room that had been prepared. The room was very clean and in very good condition, we were pleased. There are no external noise issues as the hotel located away from main roads in a park setting. There are money back guarantees for a good nights sleep but we had no reason to seek this redress. My only "complaint" about the hotel is related to the wifi. Premier Inn say that you get 1/2 hour free internet access a day. It is unclear to me whether the 1/2 hour is in the 24 hours following checkin or whether its 24 hours from a set time of day. Whatever, I am confident that we did not get 1/2 hours access during our stay. We prebooked the breakfast option which is provided in the restaurant next door to the hotel. The service was very good as was the food. A good start to the day. All in all, a nice hotel in a pleasant location.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BedfordPI, Manager at Premier Inn Bedford Priory Marina, responded to this review, November 9, 2012
Dear gdn1947,

Thank you so much for taking the time to review the Premier Inn Bedford Priory Marina.

We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope that you will return to us soon. I have passed on your feedback to the rest of the team.

To clarify on Wifi, every guest recieves 30-minutes free Wifi every day and the clock resets at midnight. If you use some of your allocated 30-minutes and intend to use the rest of your time later, you must remember to log off! We also have free Wifi in the Beefeater bar and restaurant.

We look forward to welcoming you to the hotel again in the future.

Kind Regards,

Tracy Langford
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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

We stopped here for two nights whilst visiting the local area - room was very spacious and comfortable but they need to sort the squeaky floorboards out in the rooms. Was on the lower level but would ask for a room on the next level if we went again as traffic noise from the local marina and factory was right near our window. Reception staff were very pleasant and helpful Beefeater resturant was very good next door and have a good selection of well cooked food to choose from and you were not rushed. Breakfast also served here was very good.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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BedfordPI, Manager at Premier Inn Bedford Priory Marina, responded to this review, November 9, 2012
Dear Ali71B,

Thank you so much for taking the time to review the Premier Inn Bedford Priory Marina.

We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope that you will return to us soon. I have passed on your feedback to the rest of the team.

We look forward to welcoming you to the hotel again in the future.

Kind Regards,

Tracy Langford
Hotel Team Leader
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Bournemouth
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111 reviews 111 reviews
53 hotel reviews
Reviews in 70 cities Reviews in 70 cities
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

We were visiting friends in Bedford and had previously stayed at the Travelodge on Manton Heights, but we wouldn't go there again- even if it was much cheaper!

Having lived int he town for many years, we knew it fairly well and realised the Priory Marina was a lovely area. We thought the Premier Inn would be a good base- and it was.

We had a quiet room away from the front of the building and had a great night's sleep. There was plenty of free parking. The room was clean, modern and well equipped. It had 2 upholstered chairs, a hair dryer, hand and hair wash supplies, Wi-Fi and a modern TV with Freeview (things we didn't get next night at a Travelodge in another area).

The Inn is located in the Priory Country Park, so we had a 30 minute walk round the lake before we left. Lots of birds to see!

Next door was a Beefeater restaurant where we ate in the evening and enjoyed a wonderful breakfast next morning. This was one of the Whitbread "eat as much as you like for £8.25" breakfasts, including a full english cooked to order. Wonderful.

Only downside was the fact that we booked early to get the best price and paid £34.50 on a non- refunable/ exchangeable deal. A few weeks later, we had an offer where we could have booked the same accommodation for £19. Not sure what to advise, but we were not best pleased!

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BedfordPI, Manager at Premier Inn Bedford Priory Marina, responded to this review, November 9, 2012
Dear Henso,

Thank you so much for taking the time to review the Premier Inn Bedford Priory Marina.

We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope that you will return to us soon. I have passed on your feedback to the rest of the team.

We look forward to welcoming you to the hotel again in the future.

Kind Regards,

Tracy Langford
Hotel Team Leader
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Devon
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

Stayed here once before. we like the location as it is next to the Lake so somewhere to have a nice walk. The staff are friendly and we received a nice welcome on arrival. We paid only £34.00 for our stay which we felt was excellent value. The room was comfortable and clean and we had a good nights sleep. The Beefeater is right next door so very handy although it did have a limited menu and it was a bit grubby round the edges. the staff were effecient and the food was fine. Breakfast was a buffet, we had a continental breakfast and there was ample to choose from. As we visit our family in Bedford about every 6 weeks we will likely become a regular user.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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BedfordPI, Manager at Premier Inn Bedford Priory Marina, responded to this review, November 9, 2012
Dear HudsonDevon,

Thank you so much for taking the time to review the Premier Inn Bedford Priory Marina.

We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope that you will return to us soon. I have passed on your feedback to the rest of the team.

We look forward to welcoming you to the hotel again in the future.

Kind Regards,

Tracy Langford
Hotel Team Leader
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North Wales, United Kingdom
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13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

All that we have come to expect as frequent Premier Inn users. Clean rooms good soundproofing and modern fittings. Nice spot this, you can walk right around the lake adjacent to the hotel, about 3/4 mile. Marina not too busy this time of year. Lots of roundabouts on the south side of Bedford but the SatNav takes you right to the door. Would use again.

Beefeater next door was very busy on Sat night. Phone the Hotel and book a table in advance if you want food before 9:30pm - it was a bit late for us. Not used a Beefeater for a while nad thought the menu was a bit limited compared with the other Whitbread brewersfayre chain.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BedfordPI, Manager at Premier Inn Bedford Priory Marina, responded to this review, November 9, 2012
Dear jobs3,

Thank you so much for taking the time to review the Premier Inn Bedford Priory Marina.

We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope that you will return to us soon. I have passed on your feedback to the rest of the team.

We look forward to welcoming you to the hotel again in the future.

Kind Regards,

Tracy Langford
Hotel Team Leader
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Address: Priory Country Park - Barker's Lane, Bedford MK41 9DJ, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Bedfordshire > Bedford
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Bedford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 57
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