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North Stafford Hotel
Ranked #10 of 12 Hotels in Stoke-on-Trent
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
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“Great value stay for alton towers”
Reviewed 8 September 2013

When booking this trip I was a little apprehensive due to the amount of negative reviews but coming to the hotel we were pleasantly surprised.

We are a young newly married couple and wanted somewhere to stay relatively near to alton towers as we live in County Durham.

When arriving we both were apprehensive but all our doubts were put at rest when we saw the room. We booked an executive suite 129 pounds for two adult tickets to alton towers and 1 nights stay bargain!

The room itself was huge we had a clean super king bed with an lounge area and a huge bathroom with separate shower and freestanding bath which I deemed clean enough to bathe in. It is huge I was floating in it! Yes the room is in outdated but what do you expect for around 40 per night the space and cleanliness makes up for it! We both had a good nights sleep and woke up for breakfast which was included in the price bring confirmation with you as the lady did not have us down as it being included. The breakfast was fine, buffet cooked breakfast with toast and a selection of cereals and juice and coffee etc. can't complain.

The hotel it 40 minutes from the hotel but we did not mind as it was relatively easy to find.

I have no idea why people are complaining about the hotel it's great for a nights stay we both agreed we would stay again in the executive suite for alton towers.

For you frugal people out there who expect 5 star luxury for the price of 3 you won't get it but please spend the extra 10 pounds and get the executive some people are just annoyingly picky and have high expectations for 35 a night?? What jokers. Don't hesitate and book this place.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Gmanager721, General Manager at North Stafford Hotel, responded to this review, 17 October 2013
Thank you for your review of the North Stafford Hotel.

I'm please to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. And I hope we can welcome you back to the hotel again in the future.
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Reviewed 5 September 2013

FIRSTLY THIS HOTEL IS NOT 20 MINUTES FROM ALTON TOWERS, more like 40 mins, however this was through some stunning scenery which made up for the extended distance.
I read some reviews before our trip and almost cancelled due to them.
It has already been said, parking should be free, the interior is dated and needs money spending on it, though I doubt Britannia would ever recoup the costs.
I stayed with my two teenage children and the room was the biggest I've ever sayed in in the UK, we had a double bed and two singles with plenty of room to walk freely between all of them, in a seperate section was a small dining table and four chairs, handy to have a morning cuppa instead of perched on your bed. The bathroom was spacious and clean, downside only one hand towel and bath towel for a room sleeping four!!

The window frames looked orginal and showed signs of mould, the carpet had a chewing gum like stain.
Food was acceptable, but the glasses for water at dinner were tiny and had to pour individual cups of tea/coffee, I feel pots that you can take to you table would be better.
I was concerned when I paid cash and was not offered a receipt especially as they have my credit card details but hopefully this will not prove an issue.
Al in all I paid £86 including optional late cancellation fee for dinner, bed and breakfast for three and so was nto expectingthe Ritz, for this money it was OK but I doubt I will return in a hurry on any future Alton Towers trips but mainly due to the distance away.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

Booked a night here as I was spending the evening in Leek before heading off to Chester the next day. The hotels closeness to the station was its main drawcard. In hindsight i should have booked a more modern hotel slightly further away.

The only good thing I have to say is that my room was very clean. oh and the late night staff very polite.

the whole place looked tired, the reception staff when I checked in and checked out were effectively rude.

I booked a double room and got a twin.

This hotel needs money spending on it and its funny when they're advertising other hotels in the roup whcih look so much better.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
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Chesterfield, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

We stayed here as part of an Alton Towers deal and I was not expecting much from a city hotel but wow, It amazed me from start to finish. The outside of the hotel is beautiful and inside is even better. The car park is spacious and not too dear, however I think it should be free as you have already paid for the hotel. The hotel is spacious and has old fashioned elegance, the room was the largest and best Ive ever been in, very clean, tidy and comfortable. Breakfast was all you could eat and it was delicious. I would definitely stay here again and if it was not on an Alton towers deal I think I would book separately as it was so nice.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
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Gmanager721, General Manager at North Stafford Hotel, responded to this review, 17 October 2013
Thank you for your review of the North Stafford Hotel.

I'm please to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. And I hope we can welcome you back to the hotel again in the future.
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Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 September 2013

Stayed here on a cheap 2 night stay-£35 per night- as we were going to Alton Towers.Nice old building but interior needs updating,though the bar,dining room and lounges were not too bad but bedrooms need styling and were very basic,though they were clean.We did eat in the restaurant on both nights and the food was lovely,served buffet style,and was reasonably priced. Nothing to do in the hotel so it was fine for what we needed it for,though if we had paid full price I would have been very disappointed,...must say I wouldn't go back.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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bham,england
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40 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2013

Ok the rooms could do with an update, but everything else was great. The staff and food were great. Everyone was really helpful. The evening meal was well cooked and a good variety was on offer.
Would stay again.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
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Reviewed 21 August 2013 via mobile

Stayed at the Brittania as part of a deal offered on the Alton Towers website.
Hotel was easy to find, opposite the rail station. Car parking easy with small charge; £3 per 24 hours.
Room was clean and tidy. Fresh linen and clean towels.
Rest of hotel was very tired and worn. Needs total refurbishment.
Breakfast provided as part of the deal was very poor. All 'hot' food was cold. Good choice of cereals, fruit juice etc but overall a poor breakfast.
If taking the hotel with tickets option again would choose another hotel.
Price is good but would recommend a few £s more and stay at a different hotel

  • Stayed August 2013
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Property: North Stafford Hotel
Address: Station Road, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 2AE, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Staffordshire > Stoke-on-Trent
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #10 of 12 Hotels in Stoke-on-Trent
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — North Stafford Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 80
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