We have stayed at the odd premier inn before and always been happy with exceptionally clean rooms and a great price, so decided to stay at the premier inn waterways after a stay here last year, on a fleeting visit to Stratford-Upon-Avon, where I fell in love with this beautiful town. Please forgive me for the lack of photos, fortunately I do have some, but as I said had no intention of reviewing.
I booked about 10 months ago and got the amazing price of £35.00 pounds a night, I know a bargain! I requested a room overlooking the canal so the boys could watch the barges out of the window. (for the very short time we would be in the room) When we arrived this had not been honoured. However I mentioned this to the man on the reception, who was most apologetic and asked us if we were happy to wait half an hour and he would sort it. We were happy with this so enjoyed a glass of wine whilst they sorted out room. And true to his word in exactly 30 minutes our room overlooking the canal was ready.
The hotel is set on the edge of town a 5-10 minute walk into town; you have two options of routes. The first along the main road, this takes you quickly into town. The second along the beautiful scenic canal path, this leads you down to the River Avon, passing pub gardens as you go. We loved the opportunity of taking a short walk, especially along the canal as it really is beautiful. There is a premier inn in the centre of town if you prefer not to walk.
It has a bar overlooking the canal and a lock, this was wonderful as we sat and enjoyed a glass of wine, we were able to chat with barge owners as they passed through the lock. The boys loved helping with the lock, and the people we met had lots of interesting stories to tell. We have decided we would like to try a barge holiday after talking to all these lovely people. It seems such a great holiday option that the boys would thoroughly enjoy.