After getting a great deal at the Hampton by Hilton in Croydon in the Summer, I decided to look at staying in Croydon again for New Year. It was a great base for visiting London, and a nice hotel is much more affordable than staying closer to the city. I found a £29 per night deal (inc New Year's Eve!) at the Premier Inn and I have to say, it compared very well to the Hampton. The hotel is situated off the main road coming out of the station, and the recently opened entrance to platforms means it is even closer if you don't need to buy a ticket, as it is literally just over the road from the hotel. East Croydon is in Zone 5 which is around £8.90 for a daily travel card, and trains were every 5 mins for the 15 minutes journey to Victoria.
The rooms were very spacious with heating/aircon units. The bed was super comfortable and my son said his single bed was good too. The rooms were cleaned each day with top ups of tea/coffee etc and all staff I met were very friendly....even allowing me to print off my boarding pass as I could only check in on New Year's Day.
I thoroughly recommend this Premier Inn and Croydon if you are wanting pleasant, modern facilities and excellent service...especially if you book early enough for the best deal!