Premier Inn – York City (Blossom St North)

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Nov, 2013

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Culture / Sightseeing

There are two Premier Inn's on Blossom Street, York, Premier Inn North and Premier Inn south, but they are close together, just one building between them.

The hotel is situated a short walk from the railway station. We travelled to York by train. Locals will say the hotel is about five minutes walk from the station, however, I have arthritis so decided to take one of the taxis from the taxi rank outside the station. For those not wanting to use a taxi, there is a bus which runs from outside the station to a bus stop opposite The Premier Inn. For those travelling by car, there is car parking at the hotel, but it is chargeable around £9.00 a day.

Blossom Street is only about ten minutes from the city centre so hotel is very close to many of York's attractions.

At first we could not find Reception until we saw signs saying it was at the back of Costa Coffee. Costa coffee occupy the front of Premier Inn North.

We were given a room on the ground floor, just off Reception. The room was clean and tidy, after quickly checking in, we went out into York.

On our return we noticed how very cold, the corridor was outside our room. Entering the room, we found the room to be equally as cold. There was a thermostat on the wall showing 21c, but there was no way this room was 21c. The bathroom was icy cold, despite the plentiful supply of hot water, one would have had to be very brave to take a bath in this cold room.

A note in the information pack, said the thermostat could be turned up to a maximum of 23c. We turned it up, the tiny heater on the wall came on for five minutes and switched itself off. The heater could not warm this room and it could not be operated independently.

Soon, the cold got to us, we went to Reception, they offered to get someone out to repair the heating, but we really did not want engineers sorting heating out at 9pm at night, so we opted for a large panel heater. Once plugged in, it took two hours to bring the room to a comfortable level, (and still the thermostat on the wall said 21c). The loaned heater remained on for the rest of our stay, making the room comfortably warm and the heat eventually spreading to the bathroom. Apart from the initial heating problems,all was good with the room, despite being on the ground floor there was no noise and we enjoyed comfortable night's sleep as Premier Inn guarantee.

The staff, were friendly, helpful going out of their way to help us.

There is no formal restaurant at this Premier Inn, breakfast is taken at Premier Inn South just steps away. Evening meals are also available at Premier Inn South. As we were trying to see a lot in a short space of time, we decided to eat breakfast in the city centre whilst sightseeing.

Apart from the initial heating issue we found this hotel to be good value for money for a city centre hotel.

If we were to stay at this hotel again, I would request a room not on the ground floor because the corridors on the ground floor are quite cold. Rooms on higher floors are very likely to be warmer.

Pamela Walker

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