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Premier Inn Bedford (Priory Marina) Hotel
Ranked #4 of 18 Hotels in Bedford
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 28, 2013

I stayed here on business and expected it to be good from the photo's and it was. The lady on reception was so cheerful that it was hard to be grumpy after a long journey. They also have second hand books in the lobby which are able to be purhcased and the money will go to charity. I thought this was a great idea.
The room was huge and clean. The food next door was delicious.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled on business
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Thank HelenJ99
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BedfordPI, Manager at Premier Inn Bedford (Priory Marina) Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 30, 2013

Dear HelenJ99,

Thank you so much for taking the time to review the Premier Inn Bedford Priory Marina.

We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope that you will return to us soon.
We pride ourselves on great customer service and clean comfortable rooms, and we love to recieve positive feedback of this nature. I have passed on your feedback to the rest of the team both in the hotel and restaurant.

We look forward to welcoming you to the hotel again in the future.

Kind Regards,

Tracy Langford
Hotel Team Leader

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Reviewed January 20, 2013

We stayed here as a family group, booking three rooms for one night, to visit family and friends in the area.
This Premier Inn is just like all other Premier Inns we have stayed in – reasonably sized rooms with the standard decor, an adequate bathroom, a very comfortable bed, equipped with TV and tea/coffee making, and (most importantly) all nicely clean.
Booking and check-in were efficient, as always; and the reception and housekeeping staff we encountered were all pleasant and helpful.
We had a lunch at the adjoining Beefeater restaurant, which had a nice atmosphere and good food/service.
I don't rate the continental breakfast buffet at Premier Inns particularly highly, but we all had the cooked breakfast (which is brought to order rather than from a buffet) and that was excellent.
So we got exactly what we have come to expect from staying in a Premier Inn - good, reliable quality. On this occasion, between Christmas and New Year, the rate we paid (£29 per room, excluding breakfast) meant this was excellent value.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Thank MrsABear
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BedfordPI, Manager at Premier Inn Bedford (Priory Marina) Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2013

Dear ABear,

Thank you so much for taking the time to review the Premier Inn Bedford Priory Marina.

We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope that you will return to us soon. I have passed on your feedback to the rest of the team both in the hotel and restaurant.

We look forward to welcoming you to the hotel again in the future.

Kind Regards,

Tracy Langford
Hotel Team Leader

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Reviewed January 17, 2013

We only stayed 2 nights, the hotel is immaculate and the staff are very friendly and helpful, it is located in a beautiful country park but only minutes away from the town. Although close to the road it was very quiet. Plenty of parking spaces to sere both the hotel and restaurant. (There is a Beefeater restaurant attached so you don't have to look far for food.) This will be our first choice whenever we stay in Bedford again.

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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Thank JanieH2801
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BedfordPI, Manager at Premier Inn Bedford (Priory Marina) Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 19, 2013

Dear JanieH2801,

Thank you so much for taking the time to review the Premier Inn Bedford Priory Marina.

We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope that you will return to us soon. I have passed on your feedback to the rest of the team both in the hotel and restaurant.

We look forward to welcoming you to the hotel the next time you are in the area.

Kind Regards,

Tracy Langford
Hotel Team Leader

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Reviewed January 15, 2013

We stayed here whilst visiting family,and this was our second time at this premier inn,we chose this hotel because our first visit was excellent,the facilities are really good and the staff are really helpful,our room was clean and tidy with no complaints,the restaurant is good and with plenty of choice or you can eat in the bar area,the outside space is attractive and great for a walk along the boating lake,bedford town center is 5 mins away by car or a bit further if you want to walk,there was plenty of car parking which was great because it was very cold outside,we would definately stay here again and we would reccomend it to anybody.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank rob g
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BedfordPI, Manager at Premier Inn Bedford (Priory Marina) Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 17, 2013

Dear rob g,

Thank you so much for taking the time to review the Premier Inn Bedford Priory Marina.

We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope that you will return to us soon. I have passed on your feedback to the rest of the team.

We look forward to welcoming you to the hotel again in the future.

Kind Regards,

Tracy Langford
Hotel Team Leader

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Reviewed January 14, 2013

Premier Inn is priced really well yet you get more than you expect.
I booked a room- the hotel thought ahead and phoned me personally to advise the restaurant was very busy that evening and asked would i like to book a table
Great touch!

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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Sean M
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BedfordPI, Manager at Premier Inn Bedford (Priory Marina) Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2013

Dear Sean M,

Thank you so much for taking the time to review the Premier Inn Bedford Priory Marina.

We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope that you will return to us soon. I have passed on your feedback to the rest of the team.

We look forward to welcoming you to the hotel again in the future.

Kind Regards,

Tracy Langford
Hotel Team Leader

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Reviewed January 6, 2013

We stayed here whilst attending a wedding in Bedford. The location is attractive, close to a lake and within reasonable walking distance of the town. On-site car parking availability is good. Our room was comfortable, clean and with plenty of space. Television worked fine. Wifi is available, which I believe is available for up to 30 minutes free use. It was quite easy to access, although the Vodafone 3G signal is strong and I used that most of the time. All members of staff were polite and friendly. The establishment was obviously quite busy, but other guests were considerate and there was no undue noise or other difficulty.
We breakfasted in the adjacent Beefeater. Service was good. However, I suggest one improvement:
There is a two tier pricing structure in the restaurant, the higher of which offers a generous cooked breakfast. Personally, I would have been happier if the higher tier had offered more choice, specifically cold meat and cheese. Had this been available I would have certainly given a 5* rating.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Peter B
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BedfordPI, Manager at Premier Inn Bedford (Priory Marina) Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 9, 2013

Dear Peter B,

Thank you so much for taking the time to review the Premier Inn Bedford Priory Marina.

We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope that you will return to us soon. I have passed on your feedback to the rest of the team.

We look forward to welcoming you to the hotel again in the future.

Kind Regards,

Tracy Langford
Hotel Team Leader

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Reviewed January 4, 2013

We stayed at the Priory Marina Premier Inn for two nights to break up our trip on the way to visit family. We had a lovely relaxing comfortable stay in very nice surroundings and best of all it was quiet. The room was spotless and the facilities were excellent. The TV was nice surprise it was a flat screen with all the freeview channels. The staff at the Premier Inn and the attached Beefeater could not have been more helpful and kind. When we arrived the restraurant had finished serving as it was after 6pm on Boxing day. When we explained we hadn't eaten since breakfast the receptionist offered to ring a takeaway for us. We decided to go to the bar for a drink first and were chatting to an extremely kind barman who went and organized a very nice sandwich and salad for us. The next day the receptionist on duty was very friendly and took the time to chat about the reason for our visit. We couldn't have wished for better or friendlier service and will definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Sandra J
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BedfordPI, Manager at Premier Inn Bedford (Priory Marina) Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 5, 2013

Dear Sandra J,

Thank you so much for taking the time to review the Premier Inn Bedford Priory Marina, it is always lovely to read such a glowing review of our team.

We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope that you will return to us soon. I have passed on your feedback to the rest of the team in both the Premier Inn and Beefeater.

We look forward to welcoming you to the hotel again in the future.

Kind Regards,

Tracy Langford
Hotel Team Leader

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Additional Information about Premier Inn Bedford (Priory Marina) Hotel

Address: Priory Marina Barkers Lane | Priory Country Park, Bedford MK41 9DJ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Bedfordshire > Bedford
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Bedford
Price Range: $60 - $128 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Premier Inn Bedford (Priory Marina) Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 57
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Moor up for the night at Premier Inn Bedford (Priory Marina) and you'll be sure of a great night's sleep. Located right next to the marina and lake in the tranquil Priory Country Park, yet within a 5-minute drive of Bedford town centre, you'll have a whole fleet of entertainment options within easy reach. Take the inside track at Bedford International Athletic Stadium. Hit the big sales at Milton Keynes' shopping malls. Plot a course to London on the fast train to St Pancras. Then drop into our tasty restaurant with attractive alfresco dining area, and drift off in an extra-comfy bed. Directions: From M1 J13 follow the A421, then join the A6. Leave the A6 following signs for the A428 Cambridge. After crossing the River Ouse, turn right at the next roundabout onto Barkers Lane. Follow signs for the Priory Country Park. Hotel is next to the Priory Marina Beefeater. Transport and local information: Woburn Safari Park Mowsbury Golf Course Priory Country Park Bedford Train Station 2 miles Luton Airport 20 miles ... more   less 
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