Not a fan of Premier inn's because of usually not so friendly welcome when you arrive, and tend to only use them as a last resort, but I must say that the receptionist on my arrival was wonderful, (think she was called Cheryle) very friendly welcome and genuine with it. To be fair though found all staff friendly and helpful was good to see that.
Room was very clean, bed comfortable, bathroom nice and clean, also nice and quiet on a night.
Downside (1) having to pay for wifi connection, cannot understand how other smaller hotels give free internet facilities and a large company like this charge for it. (ok yes you get an initial 30 mins free, but that hardly gets you enough time to deal with your business requirements)
Downside (2) Food, Brewersfayre, got to say I find the food is not nice in these places, the two nights I stopped found the food greasy, overcooked, forgot to bring out my third course on night one (they did give me a free drink as an apology). Night two had mixed grill, blackish type grease on bottom of plate from cooking process, tomatoe was coated in same fat, and steak was almost inedible (took picture)
although ice cream sundae was nice.
Yet breakfast on both mornings was very good.
So big thumbs up for accommodation side, but food side give it a miss.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set yourself up nicely for a relaxing trip with a stopover at the Premier Inn Hotel Bishop Auckland. Just off the A1 in an historic market town, you'll be close to Durham and Darlington and all the surrounding attractions. Discover the area's amazing past at Raby Castle and Gardens, Shildon National Railway Museum and Beamish. Explore Durham's stunning world heritage sites. Or put in some putting time at Bishop Auckland Golf Club. Then take the weight off with our spacious rooms, Brewers Fayre restaurant and big, comfy beds. Important info This Premier Inn is located near a major road, bedrooms are insulated to minimise noise. From the South: Leave A1 at J58, bear left onto the A68 Corbridge/Bishop Auckland. At 1st roundabout take the 2nd exit (A6072) signed Shildon. Continue on the A6702 over 4 roundabouts, following signs to Shildon/Bishop Auckland. Hotel is approximately 1 mile on the left. Next to the Tindale Crossing Brewers Fayre. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Premier Inn Bishop Auckland Hotel County Durham