Premier Inn – Burton on Trent Central

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Sep, 2013

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This is at the southern end of Burton on Trent on the B5121, opposite Morrisons. There is a Beefeater on the same site and there was an appetising smell of steak when we pulled into the car park.

It is a large modern building on three floors. We did rather blink when we saw the flight of steps up to reception but then spotted the lift at the side of them. This confused me as the doors opened on the opposite side when we reached the ground floor, where we were faced with a corridor but no sign to reception. We eventually found it through a doorway.

We were given a warm welcome by a very friendly receptionist who said she'd chase up about a sign. We were told about the good night sleep guarantee and she explained she would be on duty the following morning if we had any problems. We were given a room on the first floor, so it was back to the lift.

We were in fact given a disabled room, a massive barn of a room with a separate sofa bed, small work table and one chair. There was a small flat screen TV, but you almost needed binoculars to see the screen from the bed. There was a hairdryer, kettle (big but very slow) and the usual selection of tea and coffee.

The bed had a small emergency button on the bedside table which I decided I better leave trailing on the floor in case I pressed it by mistake.

The hanging area is designed be reached by someone in a wheelchair which means if you want to hang up a dress or coat, they trail on the floor…

The bathroom was equally big with a large tiled area at the base of the bath. We were supplied with the usual 2+1 towels and a bath mat. For a disabled bathroom I didn't find the bath particularly easy to step in or out of as the handles weren't in the best place for me. Perhaps you sit of the tiled area first?

We found the mattress a bit soft compared with other Premier Inns and there wasn't a lot of difference between the hard and soft pillows.

When we arrived the curtains were closed which meant we went into a dark room, not the most friendly of introductions. The windows don't open. We were surprised by how little traffic there was on the B5121, even at rush hour on a Monday morning. Traffic noise isn't an issue even though we overlooked the road.

For those not fancying the Beefeater for an evening meal, there is a MacDonalds, Toby Carvery, Harvester and Corner House Flaming Grill just down the road.

We didn't think this was one of the better Premier Inns, but it is difficult to say why. Maybe it was the closed curtains when we first entered the room and the disabled room. As far as location, we found it convenient for what we wanted to do.

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