Our Stay At Premier Inn Maidstone Town Centre Hotel


At the beginning of July , we were invited to review Big Day Out Festival. You can read all about that here. Just to recap that we went with our friend with her little girl. We decided to stay over night even though it was only an one day event. It already took us two and half hour to get there by train, so we thought for the kids’ sanity and ours it would be a better choice to stay somewhere nearby after the event at the end of the day.

The booking was done over the internet and it was easy and simple. We decided to check-in into Premier Inn after we had enough of the fun at the event which was around 8pm-ish.

Once we parked the car – which was not full. We checked in with a staff in at the front desk. The staff was very friendly and efficient. There was a kid play room next to the check-in desk which helps immensely to smooth out the checking in process. Even though the kids running in and out so excitedly to tell us what they have found in the room. lol! Keys were given to our room and the staff took us there.

Our room was a good size family of 3 room. Extra beds were already made when we arrived. There was no waiting time which is a bonus. The room was tidy and clean. The kids loves bouncing themselves silly off the wall on them. Am I surprised that they somehow managed to plucked up some energy from somewhere??

Our Stay At Premier Inn Maidstone Town Centre HotelOur Stay At Premier Inn Maidstone Town Centre Hotel


Our room was adjacent to my friend’s room, which mean we can go to each other room if you wish to leave the door open. My kids and my friend’s kid decided to gang up and played Hid & Seek. Yes, its amazing to see how they think we can’t see them hiding underneath the duvet or behind the curtains. lol!

Our Stay At Premier Inn Maidstone Town Centre Hotel


We all had a good bath. The bathroom was also tiny and clean. The water pressure was great for having a bath. Though there was no hose for the shower to detach itself from the wall – only fixed ones which made washing hair for the kids a little tricky. We had to use a cup instead because the kids wouldn’t lie back in the bath.

Our Stay At Premier Inn Maidstone Town Centre Hotel


There was television and cable to watch if you fancied, and wi-fi access too. I think I’ve watched about two films in a row! No – I don’t watch that much tv at home. Yes, we do have one, but mostly the kids takes over them. lol!


Next morning, we had our breakfast at the Hotel Breakfast Bar. There were good cooked and fresh food provided. Kids were able to help themselves to the cereal they wanted at the breakfast bar. We spent a good long hour there just eating and chatting. There was no pressure for us to leave. The dinning area was spacious and people were coming in and out continuously. Food were being refilled all the time and everything does not run out as it seem. Let’s just say we had a good Standard English Breakfast.

Our Stay At Premier Inn Maidstone Town Centre Hotel Our Stay At Premier Inn Maidstone Town Centre Hotel


Would we stay at Premier Inn Maidstone again?

Yes! The kids love it. They didn’t want to leave. They said – they want to sleep there all-the-time! lol! I can’t blame them myself. We all had a good experience there. Good bath, good night sleep and good breakfast before we leave to do more exploring of the town. It was great!


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*Disclaimer: This is an independent review. I was not paid or asked to write about this stay. But we enjoyed our night there and wanted to share it with you. All photos and opinions are of my own. The affiliates links are for your connivence. The affiliate link mean I receive a very small amount of commission if you make a purchase at no extra costs to you whatsoever.

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Su {Ethan & Evelyn}

Su blogs at Ethan & Evelyn. Ethan (7) & Evelyn (4) are her children. Her blog was originally an online diary but quickly transformed. She blogs about their life adventures of her experiences of motherhood, lifestyle, food, crafts, and travel. Her blog was awarded the Coupon Machine Travel Blog Top100 (#37) in 2016. The #MadBlogAwards 2016 Nominated for Best Craft Blog, Best Family Travel Blog, and Best Preschool Blog. She is a now a Freelance Writer, a Photographer, Co-creator of #ExplorerKids IG community. Host of #FabFridayPost and #ExplorerKids Linkys. And a Kids Yoga Teacher too! Connect with her on Twitter & Instagram @ethannevelyn

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  1. 08/08/2017 / 12:01 pm

    oh what an adorable video, love it! Such happiness, glad it was so lovely for you all xx #TwinklyTuesday

  2. 08/08/2017 / 12:36 pm

    Great review and wonderful pictures of happy kids!

  3. 11/08/2017 / 12:37 pm

    It looks like you all had so much fun playing hide and seek! We love a Premier Inn and I think it’s brilliant that they are all the same and you can book knowing that you will get a good clean room, a great breakfast and a fab night’s sleep. Thanks for linking to #DreamTeam Su x

    • 11/08/2017 / 1:55 pm

      Oh! The kids were in heaven! It was exactly what we needed to stay for a night after the busy day we all have had. Thank you for hosting. x

  4. 12/08/2017 / 1:49 pm

    It looks like you had a fantastic stay there. It had everything you needed and it looks like the kids had a lot of fun! #mainylovessummer

    • 13/08/2017 / 1:36 am

      I think it was the best idea to stay over night. I feels so much more relax the next day before the long journey beings again. The kids had a blast! lol! x

  5. 13/08/2017 / 11:52 am

    I like Premier Inn for an affordable place to stay and they often are in pretty good locations. I’ve never had the breakfast at one before though, it looks tasty!

    • 14/08/2017 / 8:37 pm

      Yes! Their location was right in the centre of town. Breakfast was yummy! 🙂

  6. 13/08/2017 / 7:25 pm

    Hope you enjoyed Maidstone!

  7. Joanna
    14/08/2017 / 12:39 pm

    I like Premier Inn, I always chose them when I have to stay at an airport hotel. I like that their beds are so comfortable and their rooms soundproof. And the affordable price as well.

    • 14/08/2017 / 8:49 pm

      Yes! I was really surprised how soundproof it was as it was right in the middle of a busy town. The price was good too.

  8. 14/08/2017 / 6:41 pm

    Looks like a fab time and talking of premier inns, I must remember to make my booking for brit mums 17 where I think that the premier inn looks to be close by to the event:)
    Thanks so much for linking up.

    • 14/08/2017 / 8:53 pm

      Oh! I haven’t even thought that far ahead yet! I think I will do the same thing. Looking forward to meet up with you at #BML17 & at Premier Inns too! x

  9. 14/08/2017 / 11:01 pm

    It looks like you had a wonderful time – and it looks like a fab hotel 🙂 Thanks for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday

    • 17/08/2017 / 1:48 pm

      Yes, the kids loves it there. They didn’t want to leave! lol! Thanks for hosting. x

  10. 15/08/2017 / 12:04 am

    Looks like you had a lovely stay darling.
    I love Premier Inn! Love to stay with them in Clacton, always get good service <3

    • 17/08/2017 / 1:54 pm

      Oh yes! The kids had a wild time that night. They loved it there. x

  11. 15/08/2017 / 10:40 am

    Fantastic review! We have always had positive experiences staying at the Premier Inn! I absolutely love the photos in this blog! #explorerkids

    • 17/08/2017 / 2:02 pm

      Thank you so much. It means a lot when people enjoy reading our blog. xx

  12. 15/08/2017 / 11:46 am

    We’ve heard a lot about the Big Day Out Festival and we’re big fans of the Premier Inn too! Looks like you had a lovely stay xx popping over from #ExplorerKids xx

    • 17/08/2017 / 2:07 pm

      Premier Inn was a thumb up for us definitely! The kids didn’t want to leave. lol! 🙂 xx

  13. 15/08/2017 / 1:32 pm

    Great photos. I love Premier Inn family rooms. They are one of the best and budget friendly too.

    • 17/08/2017 / 2:09 pm

      Thank you so much for the compliments. I really appreciated. The kids had wild time there.

  14. 15/08/2017 / 5:18 pm

    Premier Inn’s are very good value, I stayed in the one in Brighton once and was very impressed. I love those cereal dispensers. Sarah #ExplorerKids

    • 17/08/2017 / 2:11 pm

      Yes! The cereal dispensers are great. The kids can just help themselves. Brillant idea. I want one at home. 🙂

  15. 15/08/2017 / 9:16 pm

    I love Premier Inns, they are perfect for family stays. And they are all new and clean. GLad you enjoyed your stay. #explorerkids

    • 17/08/2017 / 2:13 pm

      Yes, it is very clean there. It make the atmosphere so nice and relaxing.

  16. 15/08/2017 / 10:17 pm

    My boys love the appeal of staying in a hotel; there’s just something about those big beds.

  17. 16/08/2017 / 9:03 am

    My boys love staying in hotels – especially breakfast – the first time they were just like ‘we can eat anything?’ – they couldn’t believe it x #explorerkids

    • 17/08/2017 / 2:42 pm

      lol! That’s so funny! Bless, him. I think if my boy could eat everything – then he would too. lol! xx

  18. 16/08/2017 / 10:23 pm

    Looks like a perfectly comfortable stay; sometimes – especially with kids – that is all that really matters.

    If you will forgive me for my long-windedness, I’d like to try to make a point here and I’m going to start by being honest: We have traditionally tried to avoid mid-to-cheaper chain hotels like this in favour of Youth Hostels. But we are at an awkward junction – at Youth Hostels you generally pay per person (as opposed to per room), and with the kids becoming older we no longer get any “free” stays, whilst the older ones sometimes pay full price (in Europe at least). So we are at – or have passed – the point now where staying in a Youth Hostel is actually quite significantly more expensive than staying in this sort of hotel, which is rather absurd.

    My point is: these hotels can be great value for larger families (or, in your case, a bi-family group). #ExplorerKids

    • 17/08/2017 / 2:48 pm

      This is really interesting. I’ve never stayed in a Youth Hostel before, except once when I was on a Uni trip in Copenhagen – aloong time ago. But I think Youth Hostel makes total sense. I think I will have a go and staying at Youth Hostel too. It would be a nice change. I think it would be good for the kids too – to know there are different travelling options available out there and not just hotels. Thank you for commenting – really appreciate your thoughts. x

  19. 16/08/2017 / 10:53 pm

    Great review! We love Premier Inns, I don’t think you can complain at all for the price of them and what you get. I always find them to be clean, comfortable and spacious, and the breakfasts are delicious! We always stay in them on our way down South, their mattresses are one of the comfiest I’ve ever slept on!

    • 17/08/2017 / 2:50 pm

      I really enjoy their breakfasts. It is so nice and so many choices to choose from. Oh, I wish I have one of their mattresses at home. It was sooo nice! 🙂 x

  20. 17/08/2017 / 9:46 pm

    Aww how lovely, seems like you all had lovely time! We stay at Premier Inn most of the time, love their beds 🙂

  21. 20/08/2017 / 9:03 pm

    Kids just love hotel rooms don’t they. N is a big fan of them although I don’t think we’ve stayed in a Premier Inn with him before. #explorerkids

  22. 20/08/2017 / 11:58 pm

    I love premier inn! We have just stayed at inenin North Wales and it was a fab location, grestnsize rooms with everything you would need, and a great price for a family room. This is a great review- hope you had a great time at the festival too! Thanks for hosting #ExplorerKids

    • 22/08/2017 / 6:50 pm

      Thank you so much for your lovely words. Premier Inn is a simple hotel but it is so very nice, and his everything you need. Oh – yes, we love the festival – a very full on fun day! lol! x

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