We had a busy weekend in Manchester over the May bank holiday; I spent the day at Blog On MOSI, the northern blogging conference while my boys visited the football museum. Saturday night involved S visiting the Grosvenor casino in Didsbury for a VIP evening and watching the boxing fight in the early hours. On Sunday we then went to see the English National Ballet’s latest in their My First Ballet series, Swan Lake.
Although we don’t live very far from Manchester, we decided that it would be easier with a toddler in tow to stay overnight. We stayed at a Premier Inn, right in the centre, the Manchester Central hotel. Since having G Premier Inn has always been our first choice of hotel, their reputation precedes them; they are affordable and reliable.
This was the first time we had stayed overnight in Manchester and we found the hotel to be located perfectly for us in the centre. Car parking was only a short walk away and affordable; the shops were just around the corner and we were a five minute walk away from the Museum of Science and Industry which was handy as I had a few heavy bags to carry back from the conference! The hotel also has an on-site gym and conference rooms available, I have to confess we just couldn’t find time to make use of the gym though.
This particular Premier Inn was a winner for me as there was a Costa shop built into the hotel along with a Table Table restaurant, we found this made our stay much easier with having G with us. Although my favourite part of any Premier Inn stay will always be the breakfast; I love their breakfast buffet! As a vegetarian I am always looking for a decent cooked breakfast and Premier Inn are great for this, well they are great for any fussy eaters with such a wide range available from the hot buffet and the continental table including soya milk.
On the Saturday night I had the room pretty much to myself; G was fast asleep nice and early after his busy day around town and S was out at the casino. This could only mean one thing, a nice relaxing soak in the tub and full control of the TV remote. As a blogger I was also delighted to discover that free Wi-Fi is available 24/7.
All the creature comforts are provided, including fresh soft towels, fluffy pillows and an incredibly cosy bed. Although what really impressed me was that despite staying in the centre of Manchester on a busy Saturday night we were not disturbed by any noise at all and had a wonderful night of sleep.
Considering we stayed in a central hotel on a Saturday night over the May bank holiday weekend I thought that £176.50 for the three of us, including full breakfast and VAT was fantastic value. With over 650 Premier Inn hotels to choose from there is something for everyone, take a look on their website for availability. They are also getting social and you can find them on Facebook and Twitter, why not stop by and say hello?
Have you stayed in a Premier Inn yet? What is your favourite part of a Premier Inn stay?
Disclaimer: I was provided with the above stay at Premier Inn Manchester Central for the purposes of this post. I hold full editorial control and all opinions and thoughts were independently formed by members of the Mummy Whiskers household and me.