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Premier Inn no good for a family holiday

Readers' Letters | Published:

IS IT ME? Do we really need a 100-room inn? A low-rise apartment building for Guernsey families trying to get on the property ladder would surely be better for the island.

An inn is not a hotel. It does not have comfortable lounges and quiet bars with waiter service. It does not have a health suite with gymnasium, sauna, massage, or swimming pool. It does not have play areas indoors or out for children. It does not have a chef with choices of menu each day. It does not have choices of activities such as tennis or golf.

What it does offer is a basic en suite room with no furniture to relax on apart from the bed.

An inn is designed to be just that, accommodation for the transient traveller. One or two days. Food is usually provide by a nearby restaurant such as a Harvester.

Inns may claim to be inexpensive but the price they charge is room only, so food is an extra.

I have used these inns on a semi-regular basis and what is offered is excellent, but for an eight to 10 day family holiday I would not recommend an inn.

TED MCDONAUGH

Myrtle Place,

Port Soif Lane,

Vale,

GY6 8AH.

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