I think some parts of this hotel could really do with renovation. When we arrived we were given a room that was right over the spa/pool and it seemed to be one of the older parts of the hotel. We climbed up and down stairs, crossed corridors, and ended up in a dingy dirty corridor. It just seemed very unpleasant really and had an odd smell to it.
As we were just above the spa area, we onsequently could hear nothing except the droning of fans and so on from below. My partner went to speak to reception and was told the noise would stop when the pool area closed at 7.15pm. Luckily we only had an hour to wait, good job neither of us wanted to take a nap. The corridor outside our room had mould and mildew stains on the ceiling, the bath in our room had squashed insects engrained into it, and the bath mat had definitely seen better days with some patches of dirt on. I don't think it would cost too much to get these little details attended to and cleanliness is something I expect from a £20 per night BnB, never mind a £60-80 hotel. The pool area and changing rooms were also not of a very high standard of cleanliness and again there was dirt hanging down from the ceiling tiles and wooden lockers that seemed about to rot away.
On the plus side, reception were friendly, breakfast was good and the beds were very clean and comfy.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Mercure Altrincham Bowdon Hotel is ideally located for both commerce and leisure in Manchester City Centre and South Manchester including Trafford Park, Sale, Wilmslow and Knutsford. Conveniently close to the M56 and M6 motorways and Manchester International Airport. All standard rooms have en-suite bath and shower, Interactive TV (Internet access, PlayStation, Exclusive Movies), hairdryer, trouser press, direct dial telephone, complimentary tea and coffee making facilities. ... more less
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