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Sunday, 24 September 2017

Summer Staycation | Hub by Premier Inn

Having come to the end of my PGCE year, and my sister finishing her first year of her Nursing course, we were feeling well overdue for a little getaway come the summer holidays. While we couldn't go quite afford to go abroad, seeing as we've both been living on student budgets, we settled on a trip up to London for a few days for touristy trips and shopping. All we needed was a reasonably priced, well-located bolthole to rest our heads overnight. And that's where the Hub by Premier Inn came in.

The Westminster hotel, located on Dacre Street, was the perfect central location. It was literally a thirty second walk to the entrance to the St James' Park tube station, which gave us access to the Circle and District lines, to get us round the Capital.

When we first arrived at the Hub by Premier Inn, we were impressed by the modern and sleek appearance of the hotel. In the reception, you have the opportunity to check in and activate your room cards using their interactive pads. In true me style, I couldn't get the key cards to activate, but the friendly reception staff were more than happy to help us out. We were really impressed with the security in the hotel as well, with guests requiring their key cards to gain access past the reception and up to the rooms. This was our first big trip away, so this added security was really reassuring.

When we made our way up to our room, we were impressed by the room. Although small, it was exactly what we needed for our two night stay. And it was so modern, I was slightly taken aback! We were provided with a compact but functional bathroom, with an impressive shower. There was a large television, with a selection of movies and catch-up TV channels for our viewing. And the star of the show for me? The touch screen panel in the headboard which controlled the lights, the air conditioning and the Do Not Disturb light outside your room. This made the stay so simple - no having to get out of bed to turn the lights out, or fiddling with thermostats.

We paid for the breakfast as well - for £5 a day, you have access to the continental style all-you-can-eat buffet. I'm not a massive cereal fan, so always lean towards a continental breakfast, and for the price I really couldn't fault it. It was delicious, with plenty of choice - something for everyone, from porridge, to fruit, to cakes and pastries. Just what we needed to set us up for a day of sightseeing and shopping.

If you're planning on a trip to London, and are looking for a place to stay, I'd really recommend looking at the Hub by Premier Inn. There are numerous locations, dotted all over the city, so I'm sure there's one to suit us all.

Where's your favourite place to stay in London?

Love Lexie

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