Better than Premier Inn anyway. Nice rooms which have been recently restyled. Not sure mine was a superior as booked as I couldn't see how it could have been any more basic and the 'armchair' was without doubt the most uncomfortable of any I've had in a hotel so in the end served as a stand for the inevitable oversupply of cushions. There is aircon which was reasonably easy to operate though I don't know how effective it would be given the time of year, and heated bathroom floor - lovely - also easy to operate via a switch near the master light switch.
I could not open the windows. As I had no risk of falling UP to my death on the basement floor, this was annoying but not worth worrying over. No fridge/minibar though and room service is an extra £5 tray charge. Mostly quiet apart from some late night stomping around in the room above and outside in the corridor. Not really the hotel's fault other than the poor build quality of lots of more recent British building but a shame that people have to crash around like a rhino on a stag do just going to bed.
Good bathrooms (shower only) with great walk in rain shower though it was draining rather slowly. All staff were efficient and personable, Matthew on Reception was a particular hoot and very helpful. There is a nice bar/restaurant with particularly pleasant outdoor seating. Food was pricey - decent quality but rather mean portions for the price. I would book the website offer 2 course dinner if eating there as my sandwich/Coke and tea was a rather steep £14.
Overall I'd say the Doubletree MK has better rooms but due to its policy of turning the hotel into a nightclub at weekends the Mercure is a more peaceful alternative if I can figure out how to get the room grade I actually booked....
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- A warm welcome awaits at the Mercure Milton Keynes Hotel. Located close to Central Milton Keynes Train Station within easy access to the A5 and Luton airport via the M1. This stunning hotel provides a tranquil setting for wedding, meetings or events and has 92 newly refurbished bedrooms with a modern and contemporary design, each with free WIFI. The bar and restaurant offer fresh and varied meals, making us the ideal stop for guests enjoying Woburn Safari, the Shopping at Centre MK or Silverstone Racing. ... more less
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