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“Not up to the usual standard” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Premier Inn St Neots - Colmworth Park

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Premier Inn St Neots - Colmworth Park
Colmworth Business Park | Eaton Socon, St. Neots PE19 8YH, England   |  
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in St. Neots
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“Not up to the usual standard”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

The thing about Premier Inn that you rely on is that it is (boringly some say) the same everywhere. Well, not here. Having had two nights already in one of their establishments this week I was happy to be sent for a third. Welcome warm enough but the room was tired. Nothing major, not unpleasant in the way nylon sheets and yellowing ceilings are unpleasant, but not at the standard they set, and guests expect. Desk with burn marks and formica missing in places, some decor damage, windows not quite sealing so cold and a little extraneous noise.

Adjoining eatery was basic - Brewers Fayre has few vegetarian options. Breakfast was not up to scratch either - the last 2 remaining croissants were so hard they constituted a dangerous weapon, once gone not to be replaced. Toaster took three goes to get crumpet warm enough and toasted enough to eat.... You see, nothing really bad - and lets face it there are lots of worse places - but just not a place I would now choose to return to.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

Stayed here for 4 nights over xmas whilst visiting family so thankfully didnt need to spend much time in room. Badly in need of decorating as walls very dirty and badly marked. Bath room plugholes very rusty and bathroom could do with a refurbished. Had to ask reception to ask the cleaner to clean 4 cobwebs off ceiling by bed..........you get what you pay for i suppose.......

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

The only criticism is that the car park didn't appear big enough. The adjoined 'Eatery' was full and therefore it took a couple of turns around the car park to find a space.

The Inn itself is very clean and tidy. The bed, large and confortable. The staff, friendly and approachable.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012 via mobile

Stayed here for four nights on business. The family room i was in was clean and spacious, tho there was just me in it.

Depending on how you look at it the location is either good or bad. There's nothing around it but a KFC and the adjoining Brewers Fayre. There is a large Tesco a short drive away.

The staff where always polite and helpful. And the room was cleaned each day, new towels and more tea making stuff.

Had the meal deal with my room which got me both breakfast and dinner. Staff where always happy to help with any amendments to the food and the food was to a good standard for a pub.

Enjoyed my stay, tho it wasn't cheap. I would stay again.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Strange title I know but true, we stayed at St Neots for a friends wedding & before going I checked the area for things to do & asked on here, well a previous review said it was a waste land of tourism & they were right, everything (All 4 or 5 ) within the locality closed in November & all the leaflets in the foyer were for Norfolk area, the staff although as helpful as they could be had little or no knowledge of the area & could only tell us about different shops in Towns around the area & it seemed because there was a Brewers Fayre on site there was no interest in another eateries in the area, one lad did try telling us about 2 but said he'd never eaten at either, as an aside, on our final morning (Today) as we looked to leave we could see there were long jams & it was very foggy, so we went for a coffee & a bacon butty, luckily I offered to pay prior to the butties being made & was informed that as it was classsed as "Cooked" I would have to pay for a full cooked breakfast at £8.25, so 2 butties would be £16.50, so be warned btw I politely declined, however the coffee at £2.50 for "Non-stop Refillable" was excellent value.
Having said that I must say the place was easy to find & a lot cheaper than it's sister hotel practical opposite, strange as the only difference was the attached restaurant. The place is on the edge of an industrial/Shopping estate (with a Cath Kidston factory shop across the road, apparently the in thing for all budding young ladies) almost on the A1 & about 2 miles from St Neots centre, which is a nice place with good places to eat, we tried Aunties Thia restaurant & the just opened Bosphorus, Aunties being good but Bosphorus was excellent Turkish food & reasonably priced, a definite recommend.
All the staff were pleasant, polite & helpful & the place itself was spotlessly clean & tidy, same with the room & ample space to slob around, the only slight quibble was the distance from the reception, nice & quiet but a hell of a trek with all my Wife had packed, so a tip ask for a number in the 30's or 40's.
We did manage to see some of the area, going to Bedford, Newmarket (Nice Town) & the Wimpole Estate, which would be great in Summer but only the Gardens were open & of course the Restaurant, which was extortionate in price £2.75 for a small sausage roll & £3.95 for a small bowl of Soup plus 50p for a hunk of bread.
So Premier Inn come up trumps & top of the class again but I'm afraid the area failed at the first hurdle, pity really.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

Freindly staff, clean and comfortable room. There wasn't much tea and coffee in the room but all you need to do is ask for more at reception.

There isn't much to do locally as you are on the business park but there is a nice tandoori restaurant (Akbar) easy walking distance towards St Neots and there was also a pub next door to the Akbar but we did not try that.

We ate one night in the attached Brewers Fare, the usual standard of pub grub, it was Chip Shop night it being a Friday. We'd read earlier reviews and were prepared for awful service but they seemed to have a new and enthusiastic team on and Rebecca who had been there 6 weeks was most attentive and spotted drinks hadn't arrived etc. So it was very pleasant place to relax in after a hard day's sightseeing in Cambridde (we'd recommend the park and ride on the outskirts of Cambridge if you do visit).

They do not do pppproper decaff Costa Coffe in the pub. Come on Whitbread you do own Costa Coffee which does lovely decaff, it can't be that hard to sort it and why do you charge top price for instant decaff.

Just across the road is the Cath Kidston factory and if you like that kind of thing the factory shop is worth a visit.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

Accommodation very clean and comfortable. Only enough teabags and coffee to make two cups of each....and no drinking chocolate at all.
We had a good nights sleep but this was marred by the early risers (6-8am) who were banging their doors and crashing about in the corridor on departure. This was much more noticeable than it should have been - the building seems to be a wooden structure (with an outside brick finish) and hence the building sounded 'hollow' and hence noise travelled too easily. However, the staff were brilliant and there was no noise from outside as it is not in a busy area - a great bonus.

Overall this one-night stay was a pleasant experience, but was let down by the exorbitant price of £60 (for a Saturday night) even though we booked it about a month in advance. We later found that a friend had booked a nearby Travelodge (for the same night) for only £30 by booking it just a day before arrival. We are sure to look elsewhere next time for a better deal unless Premier Inn reduces there weekend prices.

The big plus is the huge breakfast available in the adjacent restaurant; All you can eat for only £8.25 and it even has SKIMMED and SOYA milks available. YUMMY!!!!

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Whitbread-77, Naina - Social Media at Premier Inn St Neots - Colmworth Park, responded to this review, November 21, 2012
Thanks for your feedback.

Our pricing policy works in the same way as many airlines where prices are driven by market conditions at the time.

Although prices may increase at times of demand, they may also reduce on nights which are less busy.

We do have a Team who closely monitor all hotels to ensure they are competitively priced as we always try and give you the best value for money.

Thanks for taking the time to review our hotel.

Naina

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Whitbread Hotels & Restaurants.
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Address: Colmworth Business Park | Eaton Socon, St. Neots PE19 8YH, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cambridgeshire > St. Neots
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Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in St. Neots
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Number of rooms: 71
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