I should really have shares in Premier Inn by now! It’s my favourite affordable place to stay when you just need the clean basics for a day or two. As soon as I know I will need a hotel stay I just log on to Booking.com and I am always guaranteed a great deal. This is my review of Premier Inn Manchester Old Trafford. See my rating at the end of this post.
I attended the BlogonX conference (for UK bloggers) in Manchester on May 6, so needed a place to lay my head on the night before. As usual, I didn’t have to think too long because I am used to the standard set by Premier Inn (See my review of Premier Inn, Bradford).
You can tell that there’s a Premier Inn in the distance when you see the usual purple colour with the sleepy looking smiley moon and 3 stars. Have you ever noticed that that’s the logo? Well, it was a welcome sign to me when I saw it after walking the 13 minutes from the nearest tram station. It’s centrally located and easy to find, situated right next to Hotel Football.
I was met by two very friendly staff members at reception, given my key and sent off to my room. Alas, the key didn’t work so I had to return to reception where they apologized profusely and made me another key.
I booked a family room which was situated on the second floor. For the most part, the room was clean, neat, and fresh looking. The basic amenities like kettle etc were all there, along with a desk from where I could work.
It was quite a warm day and the walk there made me feel really sweaty. I rather warm showers than baths, and there was a fresh set of towels ready and waiting. The bath, grout, and tiles were squeaky clean and looked inviting. I couldn’t resist and found the stream of warm water so refreshing.
After a quick shower and change, I examined my room in a little bit more details, got familiar with my surroundings by walking around a bit looking for emergency exits, and then had a look around the car park. Is everyone else like me? Do you often check your surroundings and sorta plot your route out in case something should happen? I must admit, I don’t always do it.
The facilities were quite adequate and all I needed for a good night’s sleep to prepare me for the conference the following day.
Check out was quite easy too, and although I didn’t book any meals there, I would give this experience a rating of 5 out of five stars.
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Of course, there are other hotels in Manchester to check out.