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Ivy Mount Guest House
Ranked #1 of 3 Eccles B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Very friendly but could do better”
Reviewed 27 October 2011

A b&b that doesn't provide basic toiletries is a bit unusual. That it doesn't even put a hand towel in the "bathroom" seems miserly. It also makes operating the broken lock with a wet hand more difficult. To call a shower room a "bathroom" when it is so small that you can put your foot on the toilet seat to dry off while still standing in the shower cubicle is stretching the name a touch. A "beautiful room" doesn't usually have painted woodchip on the walls, loose wiring to one of the bedside lights and no light above the (not matching the rest of the room) mirror over the sink.

There is something strange going on with the floors in this place, they seem to go everywhere except in a level plane. Quite disconcerting and disorienting.

To get anywhere near satisfactory: provide toiletries, do some maintenance, provide two towels per person rather than one, put a hand towel in the "bathroom", put a bin in the "bathroom" (otherwise what's the point of the sanitary bags?).

The proprietor was very friendly at breakfast, although I would have liked to be asked if I wanted butter on my toast. Is there another dining room because the breakfast room was tiny for the number of rooms in the place. There were place settings for ten people (which would have been crazy) but there are something like 8-10 rooms.

Strange place.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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ivymount, Owner at Ivy Mount Guest House, responded to this review, 3 January 2012
Thank you very much for taking the time to give us a review,really sorry you did not have a great stay with us!!! if you would of mentioned the problems i would of sorted them all out for you.....but you should not have to i know... so once again sorry...
has reguarding toiletries,we dont provide them to the basic room witch you had booked,only in the en suite rooms so sorry about that!
also about the other things you have mentioned about the rooms,all the pictures of the rooms are on our web site,also there are videos on all the rooms too.
reguarding the breakfast room we are working on a solution in the new year! break fast in your room solution???
but we will see..
once again thank you very for your review
all the best paul...
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Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 October 2011

What a beautiful, friendly guest house. Ideal location for getting around, 5 mins from the tram and bus station. Stayed in a double ensuite room, comfortable, clean and all necessities provided for, iron and board, towels and soap and tea and coffee. Easy parking with no restrictions. Top marks for Paul the host, definitely makes it feel like home which is great when your there for an important interview and feeling nervous!! Thank-you for a pleasant stay.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled on business
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ivymount, Owner at Ivy Mount Guest House, responded to this review, 26 October 2011
Well firstly, i hope you got the job!!! (GOOD LUCK) and it was really nice to meet you and your friend! and make sure you pop in and say hello when you get that job!!!! all the best paul....(owner)
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Brugg, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2011

location: reachable by metrolink tram (40 minutes) or by train from Manchester Victoria (13 minutes' drive); from Eccles the B&B is located approx. 5-10 minutes on foot. Very well maintained and modern house, very clean and comfortable rooms. The host, Paul, is very nice and helps you out with a wide range of information on where to go and what to do and how to get there. The full English breakfast was freshly cooked and served downstairs in a small breakfast room and was tasty. The only slightly negative points could be the traffic noise if your room's looking towards the road and the showers which might be a little bit too small for a taller person. All in all I can recommend this guesthouse 100%.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled solo
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ivymount, Owner at Ivy Mount Guest House, responded to this review, 26 October 2011
Thank you very much for the review!! and im really happy you had a great stay with us at the Ivy Mount Guest House,love the pictures,and thanks for the 100% rating, all the best paul...(owner)
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 September 2011

You do not feel like staying in a hotel but in your best friend's house.I spent two weeks there.Breakfast was always fresh and delicious.Room was very clean .Paul( the owner) helped me several times and made me feel like a friend.Tram is close to the hotel and there is also several busses passing by.It is quiet place to stay and sleep.I woould recommend it to anyone!!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled on business
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ivymount, Owner at Ivy Mount Guest House, responded to this review, 26 October 2011
Thank you very very much for the review! and i hope you enjoy living in manchester! and your family travel over soon! it was really nice to meet you,and i feel like i made a friend when you stayed at the Ivy Mount Guest House,so GOOD LUCK!!! and all the best from the Ivy Mount........bye paul (owner)
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Brno, Czech Republic
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 September 2011

I stayed there for 6 nights and this place is excellent. Breakfast in the morning was very good, I felt like home, Paul is a very nice guy, if you need anything, he can (and will) help. Shared bathroom was very compact, but also very clean.
All in all, this was an excellent stay at a great guest house.
Thank you again, Paul.

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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled on business
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ivymount, Owner at Ivy Mount Guest House, responded to this review, 7 September 2011
Thank you very much for taking the time to give us a review,here at the ivy mount guest house,it really helps us alot! so thank you once again! all the best paul (owner)...
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2011

What can I say?! Just spent 3 nights with friends here for the Mardi Gras, can't fault this gem of a b&b! Comfy beds and awesome fresh cooked brekkie! Paul & his wife make you feel very welcome & nothing is too much trouble! Rooms and shared facilites very clean too! Thank you :)

  • Stayed August 2011
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ivymount, Owner at Ivy Mount Guest House, responded to this review, 7 September 2011
Really glad you had a great time in Manchester at the MARDI GRAS! wish i could of come! ha ha,and i hope to see you all again when its on next year? thanks for the review,all the best paul (owner)...
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2011

Was running late on arrival date so rang owner no problem key left in key safe for me. Had room at top of house but it was nice and cool at night and slept well. Breakfast good and freshly cooked. Plenty of information in room about trams, trains and buses into Manchester and owner had made a map to show directions very helpful. Thank you Paul for the welcome and also business suggestions would stay again if in the area.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled solo
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ivymount, Owner at Ivy Mount Guest House, responded to this review, 12 July 2011
THANK YOU VERY MUCH for taking the time to give us a review here at ther ivy mount guest house,thanks for all your lovely comments,all the best,and hope to see you again soon,when back in mnanchester...bye ...paul
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Property: Ivy Mount Guest House
Address: 35 Half Edge Lane, Eccles, Salford M30 9AY, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Greater Manchester > Salford > Eccles
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Eccles
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Ivy Mount Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ivy Mount Boutique offers quality bed & breakfast accommodation in Eccles, Manchester. We are known for our warm welcome & friendly atmosphere. Variety of comfortable rooms, some en-suite, WiFi & Flatscreen TVs/ Freeview all rooms. Full English breakfast. Easy tram, bus & rail links to City Centre, Salford Quays, Old Trafford, Salford Royal Hospital & Trafford Shopping Centre. 2 mins from M602 motorway jct 2. We now have just opened our own Bar,seat 30 people. ... more   less 
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