Whilst we were down south visiting family, we stayed at the Premier Inn in Poole North. We stayed our first night with my sister and nephews, and although it was lovely catching up, it was nice to have our own front door to escape from all the excitement. So, the next two nights we spent in the room pictured below. We had a very large bed, which we made sure mummy and daddy had, much to J's dislike. And the girls each had their own pull out bed along side ours.
We had our own long desk, a comfy chair, and a desk chair, along with a TV with Freeview, wardrobe space, en-suite bathroom, and tea and coffee making facilities. It also had an air conditioning unit which doubled up as a heater too, which was perfect for us to warm up in the evenings and cool down when getting ready in the mornings. The curtains were blackout, which I think helped with the girls sleeping in later then they usually do.
The coffee making facilities included 4 mugs, a kettle, and plenty of sachets. I like my brews milky, so needed more milk cartons, and was happily given more from reception, which was always manned. There was also a bottle opener if you wanted a few cheeky drinks in the evening.
The bathroom was basic, but clean and well lit, with plenty of towels for us all.
They had a dispenser for hair and body gel, as well as soap dispenser next to the taps.
On our first morning, we decided to try out the breakfast. Its £8.75 per adult, and children under 16 eat for free with a paying adult. This meant it worked out cheaper then a McDonalds breakfast for us. It was an all you can eat style buffet, but we could order poached eggs, dippy eggs, omelettes and porridge to order. The poached eggs were delicious, and cooked just right...
We didn't go down first thing, so we were unsure what we would be greeted with, but it was constantly replenished and refreshed. Daddy was happy with the "cooked breakfast".
Whereas the girls were happy with muffins, croissants and jams.
...and dry fruits.....
S also tucked into the fresh fruit cocktail and yoghurts...
The drinks selection was impressive too, lots of teas to choose from, Costa coffee machine to make your coffee of choice, and plenty of fruit juices.
We all enjoyed our breakfast, and left very full. The girls enjoyed being allowed what ever they wanted.
We all slept very well considering we were in a hotel, the walls seemed thick, and although we had neighbours, we could not hear them. If we didn't sleep well though, we would be covered under the good night sleep guarantee.
We will be returning again next year when we visit our family again, as it is nice to have our own front door away from the excitement of family life. We have stayed here several times in the past, and never had a problem, when S was younger, they provided a travel cot and blankets when I had forgot to pack ours.
So would I recommend Premier Inn?? If they are all like Poole North, then yes. Its nothing fancy, but the staff are friendly, have a later check out of 12pm which came in handy for us, and its all you need for somewhere to rest and sleep, even with a young family.
I was given a two nights complimentary stay, in return for an honest review. All photos, words and opinions are my own. We bought our own breakfasts.