We went here on a Saturday for my hen night, and we knew that for £40 a room for 3 people it wasnt exactly gonna be the lap of luxury! But we didn't expect Fawlty Towers part 2. We literally laughed every moment we were there, and were half expecting jeremy beadle to pop out the closet any second.
Because there were 17 of us we got one half of the hotel all to ourselves, which suited us fine as we could make as much noise as we wanted without disturbing other guests. The owners were brilliant, were cracking away with us and even gave us bottles of beer to start our night (they were sealed!!). The eldest guy also phoned us a taxi and was very funny, he had us all in stitches, we really couldnt fault the customer service!
The main problems were that the hotel stank of curry, and were very warm on the night time and the windows dont open very far. Also the dirt in the bathroom, especially on the toilet, was disgusting. The floors and beds however were immaculate and we were given plenty of towels. There were scuffs on the walls but for around £13 each I really couldnt care less, its not as if we'd be eating of them! What made us laugh is that the hotel seemed to be on a slant, the floors were uneven, which made water trickle out the shower. Also everything we touched seemed to fall apart in our hands, including the curtains in room one!! The toilets also made funny 'mooing' noises, like there was a cow stuffed down them, which was highly amusing.
The location was great, just a fiver to the printworks, very safe despite the area! Also all the bathrooms, although a bit grubby, were modern and everything worked well.
If you are a fussy sort of person dont stay in this hotel. My friends and I took it with a pinch of salt and saw the funny side of staying there. But like I say for £40 per 3 people dont expect the Hilton! It was fine for us and I would stay again if everywhere else was too dear. We got away with a lot, things that other hotels wouldnt let you get away with - running around at 3am, playing music, and being quite loud (as expecte don hen nights).
If you are a group of friends going out in Manchester this place is ideal, but dont take your family or other half if you are expecting a nice weekend away!
- Also Known As:
- The White Lodge Hotel Salford, Greater Manchester