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Star in the East...

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Just spent a tiresome night in a Premier Inn in Grimsby. Why does a modern hotel chain at the upper end of the “business and overnight” sector think it’s acceptable to have no air-conditioning? Stuffy and unpleasant. Food was downright poor and the cider tasted watery, didn’t finish my pint (which is most unusual). Typical location on a nondescript light industrial estate made for constant traffic noise through the night. 


I’m also finding that the whole “working in the U.K. to slow down a bit” isn’t really working out. The general relentless pace, disorganisation, and squalid site conditions just aren’t ringing my bell at all. The phone is ringing again, Ive already turned down a couple of nice little jobs.... I’ve presently got a possible Jack-up move in N Sea and a survey trip to the Caspian in the offing, if they come up it’ll be “have bag, will travel” time again. 



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I think there are two types of Premier Inn -

  • The family type: in town, air conditioning
  • The white van man type: cheaper, industrial areas, no air conditioning.

I was just checking out one I use on occasion when in outer London which is definitely the latter and just noticed it doesn't advertise air con either and is on a ring road.

  • Agree 1

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