This weekend we went over the Pennines to visit family. It was our nephew Ben's 4th birthday party. Bob, Rach, Ben and baby sister Holly travelled up from Birmingham for the day to have the party with family as that's where most of this side of the family live, and we travelled over too. We used to stay at Jenny's house but now that there are 6 of us it's not as easy to do that as it used to be. The boys are very boisterous, and no respecters of other peoples desire for sleep in the mornings! So although Jenny is more than welcoming we chose to book into the nearest Premier Inn: Rotherham East.
We've used Premier Inn before, this April when we went to Clare & Miles wedding, and liked it so much better than other chain hotels we've used that we didn't really consider any other options. Plus there was the added bonus that this hotel is pretty close to in-laws, Jenny included.
We booked a family room which gave us space for everyone. In addition to the king size bed I'd booked two single beds for the Tom & George, and a travel cot for Freddie. We brought an air bed for Jack. (Originally I had thought that Freddie would be in his moses basket and not need a bed, George would have been in the cot, and Jack would be in a bed like Tom, but the kids grew much quicker than I expected!) I was amazed that there was room for everyone. I could have easily brought the moses basket if I'd needed it.
The room was clean, tidy and modern. The kids loved the massive TV, and were happy with the internet speed! Tech mad, those lot. The bathroom was clean and fresh, and well stocked with towels, paper and soap. The beds were lovely and comfortable... my fussy kids had no problems getting cozy and snug watching Doctor Who on Saturday night - hiding under the covers during the scary bits!
Breakfast was served in the Beefeater Restaurant next door, and excellent! We were greeted and served by a lovely young lady whose name I wish I had remembered so she could be commended. Jenny & hubby Ash came to join us for breakfast and this lady rearranged tables to make sure we could all sit together, and then catered to & entertained our demanding kids. She never passed by without asking if we needed anything and offering us a warm and friendly smile. The kids adored her. The food was delicious and there was loads of it.
We had a great stay. It was exactly what we needed with the added bonus of service with a smile!
We'll be back... I've already booked our next stay!
This isn't a paid or compensated review.
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