Staying over in Huntingdon a few times a year I've been looking for a decent hotel at a good price. Stayed at the Premier 1 night and it has some good points. Bit difficult to find, but just go behind the Brampton Bar services where the A1 and A14 cross. Check in was quick and easy. Corridors a bit of a maze but eventually found my room at the far end of one hidden corridor.
The room was quite hot, not good for a summer evening in a small box; other reviewers have mentioned it too, this place could do with air-conditioning; the little temperature box on the wall telling me its 26 degrees and I cant alter it does not help.
The windows have security restrainers on so can only be opened about 8 inches so its a matter of keeping the curtains closed and the lights off. Is this England or the Caribbean?
Room layout fine, but Premier has clearly looked at where it can save money without too much impact on the client; look closely and they have been very smart. No telephone in room, presumably because everyone uses mobiles now.
The literature boasts "we listen to you" - "you asked for wi fi" - "you got it"; but the small print confirms you only get 30 mins free wi fi per day.
No shaver point in the bathroom? that's the first hotel I've been in that does not have a shaver point in the bathroom (or anywhere else)
Towel rail is not heated and is directly over the bath.
Nice little soap and shower gel dispensers fitted on the wall; so no one walks off with any little bottles.
Bed and pillows very comfy with hard and soft options in the room.
Storage and hangers adequate, 2 full length mirrors plus hair dryer. Good size Flat screen tv.
Kettle stand is hard wired into a shelf, but unfortunately they cut cost on cable length so the kettle cannot be turned meaning the switch is at the back and awkward to get to.
Two coffee & tea satchets plus 4 little milk pots, 2 mugs, 2 glasses.
There is a vending machine in the reception otherwise you have to walk outside for breakfast/meals to the next door Brewers Fayre (see different review).
Check out prompt and polite
All in all very good, and Premier have done a good job of identifying where they can cut costs to keep the price down.
Would I stay here again - yes (unless I find somewhere nearby that is better, Tried the Holiday Inn at the racecourse a few months ago, but the Premier is much better - in my opinion)
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