Decided to go to a conference in the Custard factory, and get a hotel the night before, saving me a 4am start (I live in Essex)
To be honest, I just looked for a local, cheap hotel with decent ratings. I found Premier Suites, £85 for the room, good ratings, 10 minute walk from the venue. Job done.
I had no expectations. I didn't arrive there until 9.30 at night. Everything was great. The layout was a small fully equipped kitchen/diner - spotless - and a living area with a comfy 2-seater sofa and TV. Bathroom was spotless, and the shower was great. loads of storage space. Decent iron. Good wifi. Pretty much everything you need.
I felt right at home, and instead of going straight to bed I thought I'd enjoy it, popped next door to the Spar for a bottle of wine and chilled out on the living room before bed.
Staff were amazing - loads of email communications with clear instructions and even a phone call from an account manager (apologies forgotten your name) who was very friendly and helpful.
Pleasantly surprised and will definitely be using the company again.
The only gripe (and it's a small one) is that it was difficult to get into the safe to retrieve my room key - the buttons are a little worn. Other than that, no quibbles whatsoever.