I felt like I had entered a secret Olympic Games Maker enclave when I arrived our Premier Inn in Paignton! If Vinnie The Volunteer had been with us he would have been extremely hard to spot, as his uniform would have afforded him an excellent camouflage against all the corporate Premier purple!
And then I checked the complementary beverages …. I liked the fact that there were proper mugs to quaff from …. as I find that a cup is not a sufficient measure of tea or coffee for my needs. I also preferred the “proper” glass glasses …. because, although I am not overly endowed with manly strength, I have been known to crush the plastic glasses so often provided now in hotel rooms. I expect it is something to do health and safety, but they just aren't the same…..!!
Unfortunately, there were no complimentary individual packets of custard creams or bourbons supplied, so it was most fortuitous that I had the foresight to bring an ample supply of Hob Nobs and Wagon Wheels with me, just in case I had the midnight munchies.
The bathroom was also sparse, in fact bereft, of complimentary toiletery items ….. and I do so love the excitement of seeing who can bagzzz the bonnet de douche first! There were no mini bottles of shower gel or shampoo and no little tablets of soap which I like to take home and put in my sock drawer ….
….. it may say “luxury” on the dispenser …. but it’s not half as romantic and glamorous as pouring (rather than pumping) foaming liquids from a proper bottle, even if the contents ponk!
And finally the decor was interesting, two mahooooosive flowers spread over two canvases …. a little reminiscent of what Nigel has produced when he has been in his artistic “zone”!
Which got me thinking ….. somewhere there must be a huge hotel decor warehouse where they have 1,000’s and 1,000’s of the same picture, lamp, chair and kettle etc. all in purple, if you so desire….. how exciting would it be to go through there gliding along on your trolley, selecting corporate ware!