Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Railway Station: Harpenden 3 miles (4.8 km), Tube Station: Watford 11.3 miles (18.2 km), Motorway: M1 Junction 9 0.2 miles (0.3 km). The Premier Inn Luton South M1 J9 is situated in the countryside village of Flamstead, just off junction 9 of the M1 motorway and within easy access of both London and Luton. Flamstead is a historic village that can trace its origins back to 1006 and has a pub, The Three Blackbirds, that dates back to the 1500's. Perhaps best known in modern times for the annual Scarecrow Festival held here annually in summer since 2001. Nearby places of interest include the Animal Farm & Leisure Park (2.7 miles), Stockwood Craft Museum and Gardens (3.3 miles), Whipsnade Safari park (5.6 miles) and the Verulamium Museum featuring everyday life in Roman Britain (5.6 miles). Luton's arndale shopping centre which is a covered mall is 4 miles from here.
Hotel in Detail:The hotel is within 2.7 miles of Luton and 4.7 miles from Dunstable (4.7 miles) and is south of both. Indeed its old name of Luton Hemel described it well as it is between Luton and Hemel Hempstead (2.8 miles).
The Premier Inn Luton South is a modern and contemporary hotel.
The hotel has 75 rooms which all have En-suite power showers, satellite TV, tea/coffee making facilities, work desk with lamp, hairdryer, double glazed windows that open, WIFI internet access and direct dial telephones. Room configurations are singles, doubles and twins.
The hotel serves a continental breakfast onsite from 06.30 till 11.00 in a dedicated dining area. Vending machines are also located onsite.
Guests at the Premier Inn can enjoy Lunch or Dinner at the next door Harvester Restaurant, the home of the chargrill and salad cart.
Open: 11.00 till 23.00 (Sunday, Bank Holidays from noon, Christmas Day 11.00 till 14.00)
Food Served: noon till 22.00 (9.30pm Good Friday, 6.30pm Christmas Day, 9pm Boxing Day)
For the business traveller there is a single meeting room that can accommodate up to 20 delegates theatre style or 12 guests classroom style. Facilities provided include 35mm Slide Projector, Flip Chart and Markers, Overhead Projector, VCR and Whiteboard.
The hotel provides services such as dry cleaning and laundry, photocopies and faxes. The public areas have a WIFI internet connection available and is complimentary. Reception is manned 24 hours and can provide safety box facilities.
Bedroom Numbers: 75 / 2 floors
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)
Check-out: 12.00 noon
Note: In 2006 the tag M1, Jct 9 was added to the end of the hotels name. This has become normal practice with this hotel chain as they strive to have all their hotel s names after their precise location. In this case the hotel is close to the M1 motorway at its junction (exit) 9.
Parking:Free private parking is available on site .
Internet:Complimentary wireless internet access throughout.
More hotels from this chainYou may be thinking your only preferred choice is still going to be the Premier Inn chain your closest choices would be:
Premier Inn Luton Airport: is 3.7 miles (5.9 km) away, has a guest satisfaction score of 80% and rates start from about £35.
Premier Inn Luton Town Centre: is 4.1 miles (6.6 km) from here, earns a customer rating of 90% and base rates begin at about £42.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 80% by past guests. The London average is 80% and the average for 3 star hotels is 76%. Therefore this hotel is above average for its sector (star rating) . Premier Inn Hotels across the chain average 85% so this hotel is slightly below the guest rating for most Premier Inn hotels.
Below average for a Premier Inn hotel but still a hotel to consider. The hotel remains better rated than most London hotels and additionally ranks above the average guest rating for 3 star hotels.
Compared to surrounding hotels: The hotels rating of 80% is 7% above the 73% average guest rating for the area around Luton. The hotel is thus rated above average for hotels close to the airport.
Milesfaster ranking: 568th from 866 London hotels, 57th of 65 Premier Inn Hotels, 9th of 22 Luton hotels, and 168th of 329 three star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: A similar hotel nearby (3.7 miles, 5.9 km) would be the 3 star Premier Inn Luton Airport, where rates start from £35 and which has an 80% guest satisfaction rating.Prefer something with a higher guest rating? Then the 3 Star Icon Hotel Luton may be one too look at, and some 3.9 miles (6.3 km) from this hotel. A highly rated hotel with a guest score of 89%.
Past Names: Premier Inn Dunstable South M1 J9 (2009), Holiday Inn Express Luton Hemel (September 2008)
Comment: Refurbishment in 2008.