Premier Travel Inn, Halifax

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Premier Travel Inn, Halifax

Hotel - Salterhebble Hill, Huddersfield Road, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX3 0QT

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Review of "Premier Travel Inn, Halifax"

published 01/06/2014 | mrbing10
Member since : 21/07/2009
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About me :
I'm Mr B, married to Mrs B we have two Little B's. I live in Cheshire, I work in finance, I like cheese
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Pro comfortable, clean, practical
Cons help yourself to toast for breakfast when your cooked breakfast arrives!
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"A decent Premier Inn"

Recently, the family and I had a night away at this Premier Inn. We didn't have to stay over night as Halifax isn't too far from our home, but when we were invited to a friend's wedding we decided it would be nice to have an overnight stay. We opted for Premier Inn as the price was good and we knew we could get a decent sized family room for us all. Although it's not the best of the Premier Inns that we've stayed in (and we have stayed in many!) it was definitely not a let down either.

Booking

We booked this hotel online and the Mrs quite enjoyed doing so! She likes booking Premier Inns as when you run the search for what rooms are available it shows you the other Premier Inns nearby and what rates they would be too. Very often she ends up booking a different one quite simply because of this comparrison. When looking to book this hotel we didn't have to choose a different one as the price was very reasonable- just £29 for the night! This is the cheapest a Premier Inn can be so we snapped it up. We already have a Premier Inn account and it was easy enough to book. You just put in your email address and password and it brings up your information. We opted to not include breakfast as we thought we would wait until we arrived and then chose to book it then. We always do this and this is incase we end up not being able to go and we can't get our full money back. Before you go you get a text with your booking reference in. Really good stuff! Like being able to book so quickly and efficiently. The website shows you all you need to know about the hotel like if it has parking and Wifi and so forth.
Arriving

What can I say? Usually when you stay in a Premier Inn it's in a very useful place like the motorway junctions or the centre of a busy city. This has got to be the best located Premier Inn that we have stayed at! It is situated next to a canal and it is so quiet it's great! It's only a few minutes off the M62, on the A629, quite a busy road but the hotel itself isn't too close to the road as it's set back a bit so you don't feel like you're right next to such a busy road really. It was really easy to find in the car even with The Mrs navigating! It's about 2 miles from Halifax centre so not far from the train station and there are bus stops along the main road so if you are public transport you shouldn't have a problem here! There was ample parking too which is always a bonus. The building itself looks nice, no industrial looking hotel here but a nice building which goes well with the setting. The building is made from lovely pale stone which makes it look more like a countryside hotel, it really didn't feel like we were going to a Premier Inn when we arrived here!
Inside

Once inside you could be anywhere in the country. The usual purple interior is present and the trusty over priced vending machine with leaflets in the reception area. All Premier Inns have this look and although it's good as you know what to expect I can't help but think it'd be nice to have a little bit of variation so you don't feel like you could be back in the Premier Inn in Croydon or Aberdeen... At the reception we had to wait a while. THere was only one person in front of us but they seemed to take a while to check in and there was only one receptionist present which was a shame. The children were a bit bored of waiting so had a good rummage through the leaflets! When we eventually did get seen to the receptionist was pretty good although I fail to see when checking in, why you need to say what nationality you are. This is the same across all Premier Inns... I don't see why they need this! It didn't take us too long to check in. We were on the first floor and there was no lift which is surprising, you would think there would be but it was OK for us as we could manage the stairs fine but it may be something worth noting if you have difficulty with stairs. They do have ground floor rooms. Our room was fine. It was nice and comfortable and very quiet (well until our children were in it that is!) We had a king size double bed, a single bed by the window and also a travel cot. The travel cot was not very comfortable but there was extra bedding in the wardrobe area which we used to provide more comfort on the very hard mattress of the travel cot. The cot wasn't provided for- no sheets or blankets. Luckily we knew this would be the case so had brought our own. We had a television, tea and coffee facilities, hair dryer and desk. The tea and coffee facilities was, as always, the bare minimum. The Mrs always brings extra tea bags and a pint of milk so we were OK but again it's something worth noting. The ensuite was fine, clean but basic- you don't get anything extra here, hand wash and shower gel but this is all.
Our stay

We didn't dine in the restaurant next door for tea although we were advised if we wanted to we should book as it was quite busy. We opted to eat out in the town centre instead. Our night here was a pleasant one. The only noise we experienced came from our own rather cheeky children who don't like to be quiet! The beds were comfortable with memory foam mattresses and a choice of pillows. It was nice and quiet, such a change for a Premier inn. No road noise and no creaky floorboards or anything. In the morning, breakfast was served from 8am. Our children were awake at 6 so we took the opportunity for a nice early morning stroll along the canal which was really lovely and peaceful. The restaurant next door is a Brewers Fayre. We had our breakfast here, it was £8 per adult and the children ate free. It was a buffet style for continental and you order your hot food separately. The annoying thing about this set up is that there are so many things you need- cereal for 4, juices for 4, tea, coffee, back for toast... that you need about 8 trips to get everything you need especially with having children in tow! The Mrs likes being able to choose what she wants but isn't impressed with having to keep going back and forth and I can see why she moans about it! It isn't very relaxing in that manner, it would be better to have a jug or something which you could fill with juice to carry back rather than four individual glasses... although it wasn't relaxing to having to go back and forth we never felt rushed by the waitress and breakfast was actually quite laidback. We ordered hot food part way through us having the cold food and it came out fresh and nice... again, a slight annoyance is that the cooked breakfast doesn't come with toast- you have to go and do that yourself! So annoying to have a big plate of breakfast delivered to you and then you have to get up and queue up at the toast machine! The food was nice though and we did enjoy it. When it came to checking out it was a case of just putting our key through a slot. There wasn't anybody on reception to even say anything to so a bit impersonal.
Conclusion

We did enjoy our stay here as it was a very peaceful one and made a nice change to be in a Premier Inn at such a nice location. We mainly stay in ones which are in bustling places so to stay at one beside a canal was lovely especially because the weather was nice enough to take advantage of having a stroll by it. The room was a standard Premier Inn room, nothing special about it but comfortable enough to stay in for the night with ample space for the children to have some toys out on the floor too. The bathroom was fine and clean. In fact the whole room was just fine, you can't really complain can you for just £29?! The breakfast was served in the pub next door which was a family pub and had loads of tables and a large bar area. The breakfast wasn't great with having to help yourself to toast when your cooked breakfast is brought to you but it was very tasty when we could sit down! There was lots of choice of cereal and things too and the children just love being able to help themselves to various continental options! The staff were friendly although it would have been nice to have seen someone on reception as we were checking out, it felt a bit deserted! We did enjoy our time here and should we need to stay in Halifax again we will definitely choose this one again. There is a Premier Inn right in the city centre too which is a brand new one but we would still choose this one because the location is just so nice and peaceful, it felt like a proper break. So if you're looking for somewhere to stay in Halifax which is comfortable, clean and practical then this is for you!


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  • Wee_Jackie_163 published 02/06/2014
    Great review, E x
  • ladyofflame published 02/06/2014
    Top description and I like the sound of the comparison booking for their hotels!
  • shellyjaneo published 01/06/2014
    Excellent review x
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Product Information : Premier Travel Inn, Halifax

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Hotel - Salterhebble Hill, Huddersfield Road, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX3 0QT

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Type: Hotel

Address: Salterhebble Hill, Huddersfield Road, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX3 0QT

City: Halifax

Country: England

County: West Yorkshire

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