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“Pleasant lakeside location” 5 of 5 stars
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Premier Inn Ashington
Queen Elizabeth II Country Park | Woodhorn, Ashington NE63 9AT, England   |  
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East Dereham, Norfolk.
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“Pleasant lakeside location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

The standard of Premier Inns throughout the UK is consistently high and one knows roughly what to expect before arriving. This one at Ashington is probably better than most, primarily due to its location. Easy to find, near the town of Ashington, it is situated in a quiet location with an adjoining lake frequented by numerous geese and swans. Large car park at the front of the hotel and Brewers Fayre restaurant is adjacent so no need to walk outside to eat. Staff on reception and in restaurant were very pleasant and helpful. Rooms very spacious, modern and well equipped. Heating in the room worked well, but the bathroom was pretty cold since there was no heating there at all. A heated towel rail would have been welcome. We had a room overlooking the lake which was very pleasant and very quiet. Food in the restaurant was very good. We had continental breakfast which was more than ample, and were also offered porridge as well which was a nice change. Evening meals were the usual extensive range provided by Brewers Fayre, but in addition there were “themed nights” as well where one could eat as much as one could of the food available. One night there was a curry night and the second night a “fish & chip night”. Service was good and the atmosphere relaxed and friendly. Overall, very enjoyable stay and would certainly recommend to anyone and will return when next travelling to Newcastle. We paid £103 for double B&B (continental) via the Premier Inn web site (very easy to navigate). There is also a large Asda in Ashington which is only 10 minutes away for any unforgotten essentials

  • Stayed November 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Cleanliness
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Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012 via mobile

Used this Premier Inn for an overnight stop-over - accommodation was very good & comfortable. Used the attached restaurant for both dinner & breakfast - both were of good standard & quality. Good idea to have a connecting door saved getting soaked from one building to the other. Would definitely recommend.

Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

I have to say we were a little bit apprehensive when booking this hotel for a night before we went on to a family celebration. We should not have worried as this was perhaps the best Premier Inn we have stayed in. The location is great, in a country park and with views over the lake (just watch out for the predatory swans). The staff were friendly and the room was comfortable and quiet. The breakfast was ample and well cooked. If you are looking for a budget hotel in this area I would recommend this one without any hesitation.

  • Stayed November 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nottingham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Usual one night experience at a Premier Inn and everything to be expected. Hotel about 15 miles north from the madding crowd of Newcastle, adjacent to a country park about 8 miles from Alnmouth - great base for Northumberland. Usual Premier Inn fayre - family room with really comfortable beds - twin and 2 singles for a family - 30 mins free wi-fi and only £3.50 per additional 24 hours. I think it was a Brewers Fayre on the side, but walk through a side door into the restaurant/pub for breakfast - good buffet choice and quantity. Staff really good as you always get at a Premier Inn - £74.00 for the night including 4 breakfasts - nothing wrong here for a night or two.

Yes there is a wind turbine or two, but if you want to a view of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, best not to head up to the northeast.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

We stayed at this Premier Inn for three nights and found it to be, like most of the Premier Inns at which we stay, excellent value for money. It was also a very uiet location, he only nise being the swans on the djacent lake at 6.00 am (and even then you had to listen very carefully). Breakfast was up to the usual high standard with a very good selection. We had an evening meal in the Brewer's Fayre which was also very good and up to the usual standard.

We had only one minor quibble (and we might have awarded 5 if not for this). One day our room was not serviced (we never found out the reason ?) although this was not really a problem for us except that we had to go and ask for some more tea, coffee, milk. In fact we were given a large bag of supplies in what we can only assume was a form of compensation !

Overall, a really nice place to stay and one that we would be happy to use again.

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

We had one of the friendliest welcomes of any of the many Premier Inns we have stayed at here.
The hotel is sited by a reclaimed mine pit area which is now a nature reserve. You drive into the car park to be met by dozens of swans, geese and seagulls gathered at the edge of the small lake in front of the car park. It is scenic, but really messy with bird muck.
The Premier Inn is standard - we asked for an upstairs room knowing how much you hear guests in rooms above you. The rooms get ever more sparse to meet the £29 special room deal prices (which somehow we never manage to get....) - which is fine at that price, but as we keep commenting - not so good when you have paid £89 a night. They need to be careful or they will lose their regular customers like us who want better vfm at the higher prices..
The decor and bathrooms seemed quite recently (re?)decorated - but the bathroom had the dreaded light arrangement that activates the fan with no separatre light over the mirror for late night loo visits without waking up your partner and adjoining room occupants. There is no shaving point in the bathroom. The wardrobe and shelves offer minimal space - no drawer units anywhere - and the bedside table shelves are so mean you can hardly fit anything onto them.
The adjoining restaurant/pub has a large play area (safely fenced in ) and it was popular with families.
The meal deal set menu was different to down south, and is going up to £22.99p (99p rise) this week - not bad when you consider general price rises. But the food was so badly cooked as to almost be inedible. A steak was pulled to bits in an attempt to find some that could be eaten, the curry had six lumps of chicken it it, the burger was overcooked and to dry to enjoy. Four of us ate dinner and had breakfast the next morning.
Breakfast service was really friendly, as had been supper - but the foods were slow to be topped up, the toaster was a joke it was so inept and there were long waits for a cooked breakfast even though it was not full when we arrrived.
We visited the adjoining mine museum (Woodhorn) and it was really well done and laid out and a great little museum inside the visitor centre.
Mixed picture - good hotel if you accept basic facilities for a higher price, and great service and staff from both the hotel and pub, although awful food. Trouble is, unless you go into Ashington or a surrouding village, you are a bit captive.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Haddenham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

We received a warm and friendly welcome, but offering to pay by cash presented some difficulty. You have to prove your identity, with the usual passport, driving license or similar, but no 4 on the list is a Police Warrant Card! The room was spacious and every facility worked. Dinner was a disaster. The food had obviously been cooked some time that afternoon and kept warm. My wife thought the chicken was pork (it was so tough) and my burger was dry and tasteless, accompanied by an appalling coleslaw. I think it must have been mined. Service was slow and we waited 50 minutes after we had finished the main meal to receive our dessert. Breakfast was good, however, and the lakeside location a delight.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Whitbread-77, Naina - Social Media at Premier Inn Ashington, responded to this review, November 1, 2012
Thank you for your review.

At Premier Inn our main objective remains to deliver a high level of customer service in all our establishments. We apologise for the service you experienced at our hotel.

Your comments have been noted and will be duly investigated by both Head Office and the Management Team at our hotel.

Please be assured at Premier Inn we take the service provided to all our guests very seriously and your feedback will be duly followed up.

Once again thank you for taking the time to review your stay we do hope that we can welcome you back to Premier Inn in the future.

Naina
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Whitbread Hotels & Restaurants.
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Address: Queen Elizabeth II Country Park | Woodhorn, Ashington NE63 9AT, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Northumberland > Ashington
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