Now a pensioner, no longer travel abroad, instead! travel by rail allover UK. This was my 3rd holiday break since February of this year, staying in 6 different hotels visiting two resorts in one
This time my 1st four nights was spent in Snowdonia, and next on to West Lancashire, decided on Preston as the ideal place to stay for the next four days, Preston was perfect to make day visits to Blackpool, Winderemere, and the Ribble Valley.
A central city centre hotel is essential to do this type of holiday, the location of the Preston Central premier Inn was perfect, less than 10 mts walk from the mainline station.
A good report from majority of all visitors did help me to decide on this Premier Inn, it was completly different to the hotel that I had just left at Caernarfon, with its grand staircase leading from the a busy reception area, and its two beautiful period lounges.
First impresion when walking down Fox Street, on seeing the external of the Premier Inn is good
thee impression I had as I entered the building was not so good, at 1st I thought that I must have entered a large empty drab showroom, managed to find the lift, noticed that reception was on the 1st floor, after arriving 1st floor landing, there were no direction to direct me to the reception area
I presumed the reception area was through the double door, so it was, it looked nothing like an hotel reception area, it looked as if I had entered a nursery playgroup area, without toddlers,
soon a female member of staff arrived, from there on everything went through very smoothly and curtiously. I was given room 420 on the 4th floor, had no difficulty in finding, 1st impression very good, a type of room one would expect in a 4* hotel. it was a decent size room, with ample space of shelves, and open haning, but no dawers, for the next 4 nights had to live out of a suitcase, the bathroom was perfect,, and bed was excellent, there was air condition that work perfect,, the room was peaceful and spotlessly clean, for the size of the room television was on the small side, it would been nice to have a larger screen, had no problem finding channels, and it worked fine, few things were missing that one expected in an hotel,, it was good value for what one payed for.
I had 4 excellent buffet breakfast, better than any 5* hotel, in a very nice smart and comfortable dining area, If the entrance and reception area would be anything like dining area,, it would be avery smart loding house., and worth paying the extra.
I must have looked a little odd, it seemed I was the only tourist, other residents appear to have been in Preston on bussiness, and this where Premier Inn aim for.
Preston was a good centre to explore the surrounding places of interest. I recommend anyone to stay here, and also for a short stay at thr Central Premier Inn, when entering and leaving this place, one does not have to walk through the reception area, this is a drawback for this hotel, I may would have used the restaurant and bar,, once outside, you are well catered for in central Preston, for what I had payed for the 4 nights, it was good value, Premier Inn regard them selves as budget Inns
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This hotel has 140 modern rooms and an adjoining Thyme restaurant situated in the city centre of Preston. Great access to Preston station less than half a mile away and easily accessible for visitors to Preston North End Football ground. The University of Central Lancashire, Preston College and the Guild Hall are also within walking distance. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Preston Central Premier Hotel Preston