Friday, 16 September 2016

Premier Inn, Court Road, Lewes, Sussex

Rating 5/5
Clean and new is good

It was only three weeks since this Premier Inn opened, so it is still bright, clean, everything working and staff that are enthusiastic. The layout is a typical Premier Inn, with the big comfortable bed, plenty of power points in the room and purple decor throughout. Security doors means that you can only reach the rooms with your card key and with their no quibble good night guarantee, you are sorted. Not that we feel you would have an issue with noise (from outside anyhow), because although the location is dead central with the High Street just a short stroll away, it is tucked away and away from passing noise.

Check-in is via a self service machine but was trouble free and there was a staff member on hand to help if it was needed.

Breakfast is chargeable, but is an all you can eat type of affair. Quorn Veggie sausages are cooked to order, although to be honest, they could have done with a few more minutes cooking time.

Although they have a Thyme restaurant, there is not a bar area. So if you want a drink at the bar before turning in for the night you are out of luck!

The only thing that would make us hesitate in coming back is the parking. There is no information on their website (maybe because they are so new?). The hotel does not have its own car park, and the council run one behind the hotel is limited to maximum 2 hour stay. This 2 hours restriction is during the chargeable time (between 9am and 6pm), so as long as you arrive after 6pm and leave by 11am the next day, that's fine. For a longer stay, you would have to find alternative parking and that is not easy in Lewes as on street parking is expensive (when you find it) and other car parks are a short trek away, which may not be convenient when dragging suitcases.

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