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“My worst night away ever!!!”

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Great Victoria Hotel
Ranked #15 of 27 Hotels in Bradford
London
1 review
“My worst night away ever!!!”
Reviewed 21 January 2010

I was quite optimistic when I read the great online sales pitch on this hotel. However it did not live up to my expectations:
1) The first room I was given was freezing cold as the inside of the supposed double glazed door was broken and could not be closed never mind locked. There was also no coffee or enough toilet paper. I asked for a new room.
2) My new room was better or at least I thought so until I tried to get to sleep only to find that neither of the bedside lamps worked (I asked reception if they would kindly replace the bulb but was told that they were too busy as not enough staff on duty - " Receptionist would send someone up before 10pm " but no one ever came!) My room overlooked the local newspaper delivery depot and therefore my whole night's sleep revolved around hearing pallets of papers being loaded / unloaded onto a number of vans / men shouting at one another over the tannoy system and finally the dulcit tones of a bandsaw or some kind of drilling equipment. Finally after alot of tossing and turning (3.30am) I managed to get to sleep. The whole reason for my stay was to be a fresh for a meeting the next day before the long drive back to London - However I think I would have felt better if I'd travelled there and back in one day. I did mention the noise to the receptionist the next day who really wasn't interested. Well " They have a business to run too???!!! " Hmm not quite the customer focused answer I would expect from a hotel employee.
Needless to say I felt " jet lagged " by the time I got home on Tuesday evening. Not an experience that I want to relive!

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled on business
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Reviewed 29 November 2009

We attended a surprise birthday party that was being held at the Victoria Hotel, although we live in Bradford we decided to book a room at the Hotel and we were glad we did.
We entered the lobby of the hotel which was very clean and well decorated but still retains its victorian features.
We were greeted with a big smile from the on duty receptionist who was very accomodating and helpfull even though we had arrived an hour early.
We were allocated room 206 on the second floor. We ascended to the second floor via the small but very clean and well decorated lift. On reaching our floor we were very suprised by the very wide corridor which led to our room, you could feel the history of the building as we walked along the corridors, again are very clean and well decorated but retain the original features of the building.
We entered our room which was very clean and was decorated in a modern theme, I was very suprised by the very large on suite bathroom which had a bath and shower combination and again was very clean.
The next morning we entered the impressive dining room for breakfast. The food was good but the scrambled egg was a little burnt I think due to the burner under the serving dish being too hot.
I would recomend a stay at this hotel rather than the featureless modern hotels of the city.
Paul, Bardford.

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank DingDingBradford
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Cleveland u.k
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2009

Stayed for one night on the 21st Nov. What a lovely hotel – we arrived and checked in and went up to the room right away. I was a little disappointed as it was dress for twin beds - Hubby nipped down the stairs and asked if it could be dressed as a double! 5 minutes later the phone in the room rang they where sending staff up to show us a different room and where given a free upgrade to a forth floor suite and oh the bed was huge room smaller but oh so nice (I’ve taken pic’s) the rooms where very warm and cozy.
The food and drinks are very reasonable priced and served very prompted in the R Bar. Breakfast – selection of fresh and dried fruit and fruit salad and yoghurts, good selection of jams/honey and even marmite (mmm) selection of cereal. Only orange or apple juice for the fruit juices. Full fry up also very very good! Now tea and coffee was a different story we had to wait nearly 15 minutes for tea and coffee and toast to be brought and then there was no milk brought we had to go then ask which then took a further 5 minutes (yet it was very busy).

We where attending a doo at the Hilton - I have to say that the Great Victoria is far superior to the standards (food, staffing & general maintenance and décor of rooms) at the Hilton.
I would definitely stay again and recommend it to anyone who was staying at Bradford!

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled as a couple
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southampton
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2009

I stayed in this hotel for one night on the 28-10-2009. I found the building to be very interesting in its day it must have been wonderful. It still has the oak wood panelling in some of the public rooms.
My room was ok the bed very comfort the bathroom was perfectly adequate with some very nice toiletries.
I had dinner in the hotel which was also good and the staff were expellant my only complaint was that there was a service charge on the meal which in my experience is uncommon. In all a very reasonable hotel but in need of a little love and attention.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled on business
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Cumbria UK
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Reviewed 19 October 2009

We were attending a concert at St.Georges so this hotel was an excellent choice for position. The staff were very attentive and helpful, and the place has a nice fee Our room was nicely done out, if slightlyon the cheap The bed was v. comfortabe with good quality linen. Breakfast was good although we missed out on toms/mushrooms.
A good hotel at a reasonable price (69.00 for two b&b)

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Stockholm
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2009

Great Victoria is a building built in the 1800:s, which you can tell, although the rooms has a nice design-vibe to them. But unfortunaly they don't manage it very well. Our room had three LARGE windows, which made the room very chilly since the rediators were stonecold when we were there.

When we arrived we had stained towels in the bathroom (maybe cleaned but still), towels on the floor in the hallway, a dirty teacup and a not emptied trashcan. All of this I mentioned directly in the reception, but nothing happend.

We got the room for a low price (49 £/night), so I guess you'll get what you pay for. But I wouldn't recommend it.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled on business
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Reviewed 19 August 2009

With having business clients the width and breadth of the UK I have had my experiences of hotels, and I'm pleased to say this was one of the best i've stayed in.
The great Victoria's staff were a pleasure to behold. As all business travellers will know the worst part of the night is having to go for dinner on your own, with the old book or newspaper under your arm. Well I'm pleased to say that the staff made my worst experience into one of the best I've known. Quality food and staff that make you feel like your at home with service that is exceptional.
It is really rare to find a hotel of this siZe that has a family feel about it, and to my amazement isn't actually family own, and part of a larger group. When questioning a very accomodating lady on reception you could tell she was proud of his job and more than happy to say what a nice company it was to work for.
The rooms were excellent value and had all the ameneties you would expect, and added bonus was a DVD player with free loan DVDs on reception, again is something that makes a difference to the usual hotel trades channels 1 to 5.

A hotel that's well run and staff that are happy and what a difference it makes.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled on business
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Property: Great Victoria Hotel
Address: 39 Bridge Street, Bradford BD1 1JX, England (Formerly Victoria Hotel)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > West Yorkshire > Bradford
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Bradford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Great Victoria Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Grand Old-fashioned Hotel located opposite Bradford Interchange Station. ... more   less 
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Great Victoria Bradford
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