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Premier Inn

Discussion in 'Touring and Adventure Cycling' started by furball, 7 Jan 2018.

  1. furball

    furball Veteran

  2. Hugh Manatee

    Hugh Manatee Veteran

    Will be off in a while to spend most of my week in a Premier. No bike though.
  3. Brandane

    Brandane Rain magnet.

    Travelodge are also good for cyclists. Not sure if they have any official policy as such, but I have never had a problem with taking a clean bike into a room, and I have stayed in quite a few.
  4. Profpointy

    Profpointy Guru

    Quite amusing that the tips include "what to pack in your ruksack". For all that it is a good thing, and quite clever marketing as premier inns are likely underused on weekends. A win-win as they say
  5. Andrew_P

    Andrew_P In between here and there

    If you pre book enough in advance they are excellent Value too. £29 a night mostly. The only downside I have come across are a lot of them are used by Road Worker/Builders in the SE travelling from all over the UK. Nothing particularly wrong with that other than the smell of takeaways, mud, and busy bar etc. The main thing they make it hard to catch a bargain Mon-Thurs as they must block book them way in advance.

    Always clean tidy and fairly well equipped. Only criticism would be no empty fridge and most of them are really hot. They are everything Travelodge should have been and have left them behind. Even re-modelled Travelodges feel like a blat back to the 90's
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  6. Slick

    Slick Über Member

    I feel your pain as I can spend the odd week in there and find the menu can get a bit samey after a while.

    I started a thread about taking my bike in to the Premier Inn some time ago which even included a couple of pictures, if memory serves. There's a few who make claims then mutter under their breath when you try to make use of their claim but they are genuinely very welcoming to cyclists. Birmingham did offer to store my bike in a locked room behind reception but didn't bat an eye when I insisted on taking it to my room.
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  7. Slick

    Slick Über Member

  8. mjr

    mjr Wanting to Keep My EU Citizenship

    They do but don't publicise it as well as Premier Inn.

    Beware that "hub by Premier Inn" don't allow bikes. Their central London ones suggest you lock up on the street outside!
  9. Drago

    Drago Guru

    Not at work
    Fair play to Premier Inn. Apart from the advertising it costs them little or nothing. The only downside is having to share a bed with Lenny Henry.
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  10. subaqua

    subaqua Guru

    It seems Dawn French twigged that too.
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  11. Mort

    Mort Interstellar Overalls

    ln fairness, there's not enough space for a bike (or anything else really!) in them. The beds are still good though, which I do like about Premier Inn.
  12. jay clock

    jay clock Massive member

    Hampshire UK
    my experience of Premier Inns is huge rooms. Even the Shoreditch one was a decent size

    and they are great with bikes
  13. Mort

    Mort Interstellar Overalls

    The hub ones, not the standard ones, tend to be very small, though. The Covent Garden one was the smallest hotel room I've ever stayed in. The hubs don't allow bikes at all as far as I know.
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  14. Cycleops

    Cycleops Veteran

    Accra, Ghana
    These budget hotels are almost as good the ones you do bird in in Norway.

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  15. I wouldn't knock them. Its a big step forward for cycle touring. If only trains could see the same business sense.