Advantages Tranquil location.
Disadvantages Pillows too thin!
At the same time that we booked the ferry crossing to the Isle of Wight, we booked the Hotel reservations as well. We knew what we wanted, somewhere on the cusp of a town, but a central location on the Island that allowed us to travel anywhere we desired without having to cross the whole island to get there.Looking on the Internet we found a number of places, but as we required a car park that was on-site and not 400 yards away then the decision was clear. We booked three nights at the Premier Travel Inn at Newport. Parking was simple was simple as there is a massive car park in front of the building, but the key selling point was the fact that the location was exactly what we wanted. Situated in Medina Quay the PremierTravel Inn is besides the River Medina and is approximately a half mile from Newport town centre, or about a 10 minute walk. It has its own restaurant next door, Table Table, which all guests can use for Breakfast and Dinner as well as a few beers in the evening. Travelodge didn't have a car park and was located in Newport town centre which meant we have to leave the car some distance away.
Upon check-in at the Travel Inn, we were asked about Breakfast and would we like to order for the next three mornings. At £7.50 per person for a eat as much as you want I thought this was good value for money, especially as this meant that we could eat later in the day and also start the morning with a decent meal. This consisted of Cereal, Fruit, Yoghurt and the obligatory Eggs, Bacon and Sausage. Scrumptious and filling and good value for money as most Café's charge the same for just the fry up these days.We also used the restaurant in the evening as well and found the food server to be a good quality with excellent service provided throughout our stay. The prices were also what you would expect and where no dearer than other places such as TGI Fridays, however I found that the food had more taste. Overall a three course meal for two with two rounds of drinks came to £55.
The room itself was spacious, we had a room on the second floor and even though it wasn't facing the river side itself, it had a decent view across the playing fields. Premier Travel Inn has changed considerably in the last few years with the advertsing campaign fronmted ny Lenny Henry and I have found them to have upped their game with regards to the quality they now give guests. My only complaint was the pillows. Why oh why do they have to be so thin, okay at home I have the pillows that give extra support to the neck, but these were thin as anything and had to be folded in half to get some decent level of slumber!
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