20 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Happy to stay anytime!
"We were warned when we booked that buildimng works were taking place and they were not wrong! Despite the works we had loads of room to par despite arriving quite late. The room was quiet and the nights sleep was perfect. No work noise until after 08:00 which is very reasonable. Well situated just off the M6 and A69. Very happy to stay there anytime."
- Travel date: Fri 15th of October 2010
Another good Premier Inn
"Although situated off the main road this did not impinge on a sound nights sleep. Rooms were clean and staff pleasant. The location was good as only a few minutes from the city by car and good restaurants within walking distance.
Even though some of the car park was under construction there was adequate parking."
- Travel date: Tue 12th of October 2010
Comfortable, value for money
"Just a one night stay. The room was to the usual Premier Inn good standard of cleanliness, simplicity and comfort.
The view was over the bins (which could so easily have been shielded) but otherwise great. Room had plenty of space for our babys travel cot.
Would stay again."
- Travel date: Tue 28th of September 2010
Perfect for base for the lakes
"We arrived late Friday and was welcomed by pleasant receiptionist. She arranged for breakfast for Saturday and booked our table in the restaurant for that evening. Room was very comfortable and clean although we were at the back of the hotel near the air conditioning units, we had the windows closed and could not hear them. There was AC in the room if needed, but it was cool enough without. Bathroom was clean and with plenty of towels. Overall perfect for our weekend visiting the lake district and Carlisle Castle and Cathedral. We had a meat at the onsite reasaurant and the food and service there was perfect. The staff were friendly and very welcoming. Certainly we will be returning later in the year."
- Travel date: Sun 19th of September 2010
Clean, comfortable accommodation
"Easy to locate off the motorway. Room as always with Premier Lodge was very clean and comfortable - no luxuries, but functional - all thats needed for an overnight stop. Went to the chain restaurant next door (Brewers Fayre or something similar) and had a cheap meal and a couple of cheap drinks. Again, not haute cuisine, but perfectly acceptable for the price. Only slight little nag was traffic noise from the busy street outside - I'd ask for a room away from there if we ever stayed again. Breakfast was great, as was the service from the mostly mature female staff who spoke native English."
- Travel date: Tue 14th of September 2010
Recommended for Families with young kids.
"We stayed 1 Saturday night back in July with our two young kids. The Hotel is situated about 3/4 mile off Junction 43 of the M6 on the outskirts of Carlisle. There's a Tesco just down the road if you need any supplies and you are not far from the City Centre either. The McArthur Glen Factory Shopping Park is just a few miles up the motorway in Gretna. It's worth a look if it's raining.
Parking is ample and free. The Receptionist was friendly and made us familiar with the necessaries such as Restaurant, Breakfast and the "Meal deal". Reasonable value if you are not planning to venture further into the City.
We stayed and tried the Restaurant just attached to the Hotel. A Toby Carvery. Typical Carvery pub grub - nothing fancy. The Staff were very friendly and very helpful. The food was piping hot and of reasonable quality. The beer and wines were fine. The Restaurant has a soft play area indoors and playground outdoors - weather permitting. The kids enjoyed a good play after their meal and we got a break too.
Rooms were fine and of typical Premier Inn standard which is very good for the money. All en-suite. We had a family room with a double bed, a sofa bed and a pull out type bed. No problems there. TV is digital with an ample amount of channels minus any Sky Sports though.
The Breakfast the next day was fantastic with the widest selection of food available that you can imagine both cooked and continental. You really can't fault the Premier Inn Breakfast for value for money and the Staff here again were great. Nothing was a problem. Nice to see people who appear to enjoy what they do! No moans or groans!
We would thoroughly recommended this hotel any time to anyone travelling with young children.
Full marks to all the Team here.
We'll certainly be back again!"
- Travel date: Fri 3rd of September 2010
Great for kids
"We stayed here one night on the way back to England - going home to Canada via Heathrow.
The adjoining restaurant was excellent. We ate supper and breakfast there. The staff was friendly and genuinely nice and cordial.
The built inside playground was excellent. My daughter did not want to leave and my baby enjoyed watching the kids play.
The room was clean, there was a stain on the bedside light that I wiped off with a baby wipe. Other than that, no complaints. We would stay here again!"
- Travel date: Sat 26th of June 2010
"We stopped for just one night on the way from Warwick to Northern Ireland via the Stranraer to Befast ferry. Permier Inn was a new experience for me. We paid about Â£80 for a double room and continental breakfast. The room was excellent. basic but spotlessly clean. We would happily use this place again and thoroughly recommend it to others. In future we would aviod the breakfast which was a litlle disappointing - but otherwise it was great. We arrived at midnight which present no problem and at all and departure was speedy and easy. Well done Premier Inns"
- Travel date: Sun 11th of April 2010
Good budget hotel, quiet and comfortable
"Stayed here for a 1 night break. Good price for a double room.
Very friendly welcome form the receptionist, she was very helpful and cheery.
Room was fine, basic but it had everything we needed. Bed was large and comfortable. Bathroom was clean and decent shower. Plenty of hanging and drawer space.
The tv was a little outdated and could due with a an lcd flat screen to update the room but as its a budget hotel i dont think this will be priority.
The onyl problem i had was the mould around the window sill. It could have easily been cleaned up and re-painted but it didnt look like anyone had even tried to sort it out.
We didnt have breakfast in the restaurant on site but ive ate here before and its fine, if a little pricey for what it is.
Overall a good budget hotel and if you get a decent price i think you will be quite happy with it too."
- Travel date: Sat 10th of April 2010
Ok but terrible pillows!!
"Stayed here for 1 night on way back home - sorry I did. Cost me Â£86 for 1 night for 2 adults and a 7 yr old. (Â£70 for room and Â£7.75 each adult for breakfast)
Room basic but my son loved the settee made into single bed.
Breakfast was ok but my son asked for sausages and bacon and got 1 of each!! Unlike my hubby who got 2. No croissants as advertised.
Bed was creaky with the springs and the pillows are like puffy marshmallows which dissolved as soon as you out your head on them. Asked for more so ended up with 2 each and still was not near enough.
Bath was lovely and deep but only 2 bathtowels and 2 handtowels in the room. Was ok but nothing special."
- Travel date: Fri 9th of April 2010
Excellent value for money
"Arrived for a one night stay on our way up to Scotland and was genuinely impressed by the whole experience. The room was spotlessly clean and the quality of food for evening meal and breakfast was first class. We were a little concerned before arriving, having read some of the reviews here but were very pleasantly surprised.
If you want good value for money with a very good overall standard, we would highly recommended this Premier Inn."
- Travel date: Sun 28th of March 2010
"This is the 2nd time I have reviewed this Premier Inn. Still the same hotel greets you from the outside with a roomy car park, so plenty of space for your car. The welcome was a bit cold on this occasion from a mid-40s-wanna-be-20-year-old receptionist. Quite rude and more interested in filing her nails and brushing her dyed hair. But never mind. Not the norm for PI
Glad to say the rooms seem to have had a lick of paint and some new carpet since our last visit. Its always nice to enter a hotel room and not be greeted by the smell of moldy drains or a smelly toilet. Bed was comfy enough and slept well.
The only complaint I have on this occasion is that they seem to be using old pillow cases as bath mats for some reason unbeknown to me??????
Average hotel, good location"
- Travel date: Wed 10th of March 2010