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I have spend probably far too long on InsideFlyer talking about Premier Inn. The thing is, they’re great. The rooms are clean, comfortable and good value, and the food is always passable (in my view, excellent, but my “excellent” is not the highest of thresholds).
Some time ago, I even dedicated an entire post to just how much I like them. I stand by it!
Ultimately, whenever I have recommended Premier Inn to someone, even to the snobbier “boutique hotel” types, those that have stayed have invariably, somewhat sheepishly, approached me afterwards and confirmed I was spot on. Yes we’re largely about aspirational travel on this site, using your cunningly collected points to get a sea view room at a Waldorf Astoria, perhaps. But just occasionally it’s worth remembering that you can get great value from a low cost hotel cash-purchase stay, too.
The £29 sale has returned
Anyway, from 17 May until the end of the year, Premier Inn is offering rooms from just £29 a night. I assure you, £29 for any Premier Inn is a cracking deal.
Given their UK-wide location and the variety of rates, you need to just go to the website and have a look at what’s available, but a random search in Birmingham in late May showed a few options:
Even in central London, you can get some very reasonable prices for a weekend night at the end of May:
Ok, there’s not quite the “wow factor” of Champagne Joe’s £89 Westminster view Park Plaza (or indeed even my own spot of £74 for dinner, bed and breakfast at a London riverside Hilton), but I assure you all the above are exceptional value for money. We are talking quality central London hotels for under or around £70 a night. The key point is, these hotels can easily be put in the same bracket as many of the London Hiltons, for example.
Give them a go…
If you’re considering a UK getaway somewhere from 17 May, I would at least have a look at the locations and prices of your nearest Premier Inn.
I’ll even give you a “make-good” guarantee. If you book and genuinely don’t consider the stay good value, write to me ([email protected]) and I promise to assist you in a future hotel booking that more than makes up for the disappointment.
The author of this article does not hold any financial stake in Premier Inn, although he may occasionally be deemed “easily pleased”.