It’s been a while since we stayed in a Premier Inn hotel, so the night before our mini road trip on the Lincolnshire coast we a spent a night at the new Premier Inn in Cleethorpes.
I’m not entirely sure when this hotel opened but you could tell it’s fairly new because everything looked untouched. Our room felt like it had never been used before or maybe that’s just a big compliment to housekeeping.
The Premier Inn in Cleethorpes is at the southern end of the promenade and has a Brewers Fayre pub next door so it was perfect for an overnight stay.
Driving through Cleethorpes, you could see that the town has plenty of seaside guesthouses, you know the type, the ones you’d see in any seaside resort.
Personally, I’d like to stay in more guesthouses and B&B’s because they’re quaint, even quirky, but when you absolutely need to know that your room is accessible a Premier Inn is always the safe option.
On a side note, I did try and find an accessible B&B or guesthouse but to no avail, the ones I found were either booked or just didn’t feel right for us, hence the safe option was Premier inn because “you pay your money, you know what you’re going the get”.
I’m not doing a full in-depth review of the Premier inn Cleethorpes because most of it I’ve said before here:
Instead, here’s a brief overview of our visit and a few photos.
The New Premier Inn in Cleethorpes
This is a modern hotel with a large “free” car park. There are disabled parking spaces right outside the front door, an access ramp leading to the entrance and an automatic door leading into the reception.
The reception desk didn’t have a lowered section for chair users although it’s one of those new open plan type receptions so this shouldn’t be an issue.
Next to the reception desk was a small table, helpfully it was stocked with extra tea, coffee and milk sachets. I liked this touch because I hate bothering the staff with requests for extras and I do that a lot because two coffees and four milk’s don’t even touch the sides.
This hotel uses the new key card system, you hold it against sensors to access the corridor doors, lifts and door to your room. It’s much easier to use than the fiddly swipe or slot keys, although you do have to put it in a slot to turn the light on in your room
There are lifts to all floors, Our room was on the ground floor at the far end of a long corridor.
Our Accessible Room
We booked an accessible room and it worked for us. The only thing I’d say, the room had a low-level bath, not a wet room?
I don’t remember the option of a low-level bath or wet room when booking? I asked the staff and they confirmed the hotel has both. In order to book a specific room, you need to ask for it which would involve contacting the hotel directly because I don’t think you can do it online?
Like I have said before, the room was clean and spacious. It had a low-level wardrobe which from a seated position would be quite fiddly to access because it’s not open fronted, it’s hidden behind a large mirror.
The Hypnos bed was comfy with clean bedding and the blackout curtains worked a treat.
The bathroom was spacious with plenty of grab rails. I mentioned the bath so I’m not going to labour the point, my only other observation was that the toilet flush was poor and the handle was not in the best position.
I know, I’m turning into a sad old man but if you can’t flush the toilet or it takes 4 or 5 flushes, it’s an issue especially when you have bad hands. The other thing with the flush is the handle is too close to the grab rails when the rails are in the up position.
Why does this matter? Well, if you transfer from the toilet to a chair you need to move the rails, then you have to move your chair to put the rails back down again so you can then move back into position to flush the toilet!!!
The Brewers Fayre Restaurant
The large Brewers Fayre is next door to the hotel. The staff are friendly and the food is what you’d expect in a Brewers Fayre. I’m not being flippant, but like the Premier Inn, the Brewers Fayre is generally a safe option.
We had dinner and I had the full cooked breakfast, again perfectly edible and plenty of choices so no complaints from me.
Overall, barring the observations I have mentioned, I’m happy to recommend the Premier Inn in Cleethorpes.
It’s what you’d expect from a Premier Inn, clean, usable and not overly expensive.
If I needed to, I’d be happy to stay there again and that’s always a good measure of whether I’d recommend it or not.
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