My boyfriend and I stayed here overnight purely because it was close to my relatives. Yes, it is cheap for the area but still, £99 for 1 night in this place is actually terrible value for money. We arrived after a long journey to face a room that had not been cleaned. I have worked as a housekeeper before and know that it is a fairly grim and tiring job (and also don't want to upset anyone, or get anyone in trouble by complaining) but there are certain standards that should be upheld wherever you're staying.
I've stayed in $30 highway motels in America that were nicer than this. The floor was literally COVERED in stale bits of food, bits of plastic and general dirt. It looked like it hadn't been hoovered in weeks and was covered in yellow stains.
Then there were the work top counters, also all covered in stains and crumbs. The bathroom was tatty and uninviting, with a stale smell, stains on the floor and grim lighting.
The TV looked about 100 years old, the picture on the screen was grainy and fuzzy and the remote control was being held together with duct tape.
The bed had been made but was a complete mess and when we drew the covers back there were some hairs in the bed so who even knows if the sheets were clean.
The other furniture (arm chairs etc) were all covered in unappealing stains and snags.
We went down to reception to note to the staff that our room hadn't been hoovered and inquired could they possibly get that done. They informed us that all the cleaners had left for the day and all they could offer us was a room change, we had to get to get dinner and so couldn't faff around changing rooms and thus had to accept the shoddy room.
In their slight defense, when we arrived back later it became obvious that they had sent someone round to hoover the room for us, but it was still a complete state. (I was unable to get photos of the extent of the filth on the carpet before they hoovered it, but it was bad)
In the morning I went to make a cup of tea and had to clean the cups first because there were some mysterious bits of black matter sitting in the bottom of them and looked out the window to a nice view of the hotel bins.
We weren't so bothered by the extremely dated decor as it had it's own sad and weird charm but the hideous state of hygiene that the room (and the rest of the hotel) is in is just grim. They need to completely gut and redecorate the entire place.
Absolutely would not recommend, this place makes Travel Lodge look like The Ritz.
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- Also Known As:
- Britannia Ashley Altrincham
- Hotel Britannia Ashley
- Britannia Ashley Hotel Altrincham, Cheshire