Looked ok from outside, plenty of parking available so thought we were onto a good bargain. Walked in and the receptionist blatantly ignored us while he continued a personal phone call for 5 minutes he then stopped to answer the reception phone and rudely shouted at a resident who was already staying, he then continued his personal conversation. Eventually, another 5 minutes later he stopped and asked our names, told us our room number and handed us a key...we were left to find our own room.
We ventured up some very worn, threadbare carpeted stairs and through a door to our room.
The room - my first impression was to hand the keys back and pay to stay somewhere else but we were only due to stay there for 1 night so gritted our teeth and got on with it. One word describes the room - tired.
Bad bits - The wallpaper was ripped, the sink was in the bedroom, there was one small towel provided for a shower, the wardrobe door came off the hinges almost, the shower was grime ridden, the shower didn't sit on it's bracket, the shower door didn't close with you inside it, the water was cold - slowly went Luke warm, the light in the bedroom above the mirror was melted, the TV cable hung down the wall causing a trip, several spiders were running along the carpet (never seen this in another hotel) I could continue but I think my point has been made.
Good bits - The bed was clean and comfortable
I wouldn't stay here again if they were giving it away, for what I paid I can understand why it hasn't been renovated since what I can only guess as the 60s but as someone who stays in 3 - 4 separate hotels each week. I'd rather spend a little bit extra and stay elsewhere.
The night porter was very polite and nice, we got up and exited at 5:30am and was asked about our stay but were running late so couldn't get into conversation and just said 'ok'
All in all - never, ever again.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Alder Hotel Healey Lane
- Healey Hotel Batley, Yorkshire