I have had a short break in Bristol – two nights at a Premier Inn and thought, as I had nothing better to do, I would give it a good check over seeing as Lennie Henry speaks so highly of them.
When I checked in I did ask the lady on reception if I had been booked into the same room Lennie Henry had stayed in, she said she could not guarantee it, but, if not, Lennie would have stayed in an identical room.
I checked the complimentary beverages first, as I was a bit parched after my journey – hmmmm, very basic, I wouldn’t have minded a packet of complimentary bourbons or custards creams – I bet Lennie would have been proffered a whole assortment of biscuits when he phoned down requesting a bedtime digestive.
I also checked out the sign in the bathroom about forgotten wash items ….. I had forgotten my cotton buds so phoned down to reception ….. a la Lennie …..
I also asked if they had a bonnet de douche, the receptionist said she did not speak French, so I asked her for a shower hat in English.
I was a little disappointed that there were no complementary bath products in the bathroom except for some Lux shower gel in a dispenser in the shower – which didn’t quite have the same mystic of an assortment of little bottles that I have had at other hostelries.
However it sufficed for my bath time needs.