Premier Inn is one of my favourite hotel brands, and the one we have stayed in the most is the Trafford Centre West. Even though we are less than 30 minutes away, I have stayed at the hotel 12 times and I love it there. The main reason we stay there is the close proximity to the Trafford Centre. There are actually 3 Premier Inns within minutes of the Trafford Centre, but we always pick the West one to stay in. It has a large car pack and it is less than a 10 minute walk to the shops and restaurants.
Out of the 12 visits, around 9 of them have been with the children. We love combining a night there with a trip to Legoland Discovery Centre and Sealife Centre. The family rooms are big and spacious and have 2 large double beds in. Its worth noting that the bathrooms just have showers in and not baths, but this is fine with us. The front of the hotel gives you wonderful views of the Trafford Centre, and the side of the hotel gives you a view of the nearby Chill Factor. The majority of our stays have been very peaceful, and there is very little or no noise from neighbouring rooms. The only incident we had was when the bins were being emptied right outside our room at 5am in the morning. But all credit to Premier Inn who immediately apologised, and we were refunded the cost of the room under their ‘Good night sleep’ policy.
Talking of the cost of rooms, I have always managed to bag a room here at their saver rate. This means I have never paid more than £35 for a family room. I even have had a few for £19.00. Add the cost of the breakfast which is £8.25 per adult for a full cooked breakfast, PLUS 2 kids eat free for every adult, and you have a fantastic value break away.
Our latest stay was in October when hubby and I went to a concert at the Manchester Apollo. City centre hotels were coming in at over £100.00, but luckily I managed to book our favourite at £35.00. We got the bus into the city from the Trafford Centre which was £3.00 each. It took around 30 minutes to get into the centre. Coming home we paid for a taxi, which was just under £20.00. Factor in all this, the Trafford Centre West was still great value. The hotel is also really handy for Event City. We stayed there when we visited the Ideal Home Show back in May.
I am sure we will back soon for our 13th visit ! Thank you Trafford Centre West for being such a welcoming hotel, and having such friendly and helpful staff.