I booked the hotel via Laterooms.com; it wasn't the cheapest but looked good value with some reasonable reviews & nice pictures. It had a 3 star ratting only to find it 2 star AA rated.
After being given a double room (we'd booked twin) then offered a filthy run down room & being embarrassed by questioning staff we got an acceptable room. Although the beds & towels were clean everything in the room was very tired, we were also very tired and weary, so decided to try and make the best of it so we decided to stay.
Over the next couple of days we began to notice more problems, damp & peeling paper in the corner, mould around the window, a huge hole in the bathroom door, the shower screen had obviously been broken & had been removed, the remains of which were covered in gaffer tape.
In the end, we decided it was very much a matter for environmental Health, not to mention Health and Safety, so I I took several pictures & will be sending these to the relevant authorities.
We have senses of humour, and so we both kept laughing, comparing it to Fawlty Towers & expected Manuel to appear somewhere. The breakfast was perfectly good & the dining area was clean & fresh. Unfortunately on the last morning when we came down for breakfast the staff had been informed that there were no breakfast to do! After a little rushing about they got our breakfast, this was funny at the time but seemed to be the icing on the cake to our stay!
The ironical thing was that on their web site & business literature they call the hotel "The Pride of Batley"!!! Poor Batley! Certainly a contravention of the Trades Description Act.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This historic Hotel is just minutes from the town of Batley, and a short driving distance to local beauty spots, including Bronte Country, Summer Wine Country, Yorkshire’s Skopos Motor Museum, Howley Hall Golf Club, and Bagshaw Museum, to name a few. Guests can also visit surrounding cities including Dewsbury at 1 mile, Brighouse at 2 miles, Cleckheaton at 2 miles, Osset at 2 miles and Leeds, Wakefield, Huddersfield, Halifax, and Bradford that are only 5 miles away. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with TripOnline SA, Odigeo, Expedia, Hotels.com, Priceline, Booking.com, Traveltool, S.L.U., Evoline ltd and HotelQuickly so you can book your Healey Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Alder Hotel Healey Lane
- Healey Hotel Batley, Yorkshire