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Mercure Altrincham Bowdon Hotel
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Altrincham
Hull
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“Small, stuffy room - cheap deal”
Reviewed 21 May 2014

We stayed for 2 nights for a friend's wedding. The room was small and stuffy and the sun blasted in all day so got very hot (no air con and typically it was the hottest weekend so far this year!) We booked well in advance so got a cheap deal so can't really complain but if we had paid full price we wouldn't have been happy.
The member of staff checking us in seemed unsure (maybe new) and didn't activate our key so we had to go back to reception.
Overall, the hotel seemed quite run down and in need of a refurb, the bath was chipped and the first night was the noisiest night we've ever had in a hotel. (Very thin walls!) It served a purpose but I would definitely never return. I would have sooner stayed in a Premier Inn.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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gmbowdon, General Manager at Mercure Altrincham Bowdon Hotel, responded to this review, 28 July 2014
A belated resonse but have taken your comments onboard. Sadly no immedite plans to add air conditioning to the property in the near future.

Paul Rodgers
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Reviewed 20 May 2014

Enjoyed a 2 night weekend break and thoroughly enjoyed it. Very good price. Superb breakfast Saturday morning, everything you could ask for - slight problem Sunday morning caused by everyone going for a late breakfast. Had to wait an unacceptable length of time though. The bedrooms are small but OK and the only other observation is that they really must do something with their key system. All 3 couples had problems all weekend - rooms 135,136 and 137 and all of us had to get cards replaced. My normally mild mannered friend got really cross trying to get in and ended up kicking the door in frustration (not hard I might add!!). When I complained at reception the receptionist said that it doesn't happen often. I simply do not believe that.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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gmbowdon, General Manager at Mercure Altrincham Bowdon Hotel, responded to this review, 28 July 2014
Sorry for the late response but missed some of the older reviews for some strange reason.
The electronis keys can be affected by a number of things and can be as simple as placing it close to a mobile phone, the reception staffwere indeed correct that it is not a common issue but starnge that all rooms in your party had the same experience and hope this did not spoil your stay

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Hatfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 May 2014

Arrived late Friday night, quick checkin, directed to twin room, very comfortable. Fresh and clean. Fantastic breakfast, plenty of choice. Hotel is in a great location. Thank you Mr Rodgers and his staff.

  • Stayed May 2014
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gmbowdon, General Manager at Mercure Altrincham Bowdon Hotel, responded to this review, 28 July 2014
Should have responded before now but thanks for taking the time to post this review

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 May 2014

We booked this hotel from a buy a gift voucher as it looked the best of a bad bunch and I am so glad we came here! The staff are very frieldly and helpful, the lady who cleaned our room after the first night noticed i'd put a towel under my pillows (note: pillows are way too thin) and left me another pillow. Breakfast was very nice and was offered a choice of eggs without having to ask. The room was very nice except it had damp in the corner near the window. The corridors look like somthing from a 1970's block of flats which let it down, the banisters really need changing.
The spa was great, we had the pool to ourselves for an hour and a half and the rest of the facilities are great.

The hotel it's self is in a prime location, 2 minutes walk from the Hale high street. We went in both pubs which are great. We also had cocktails in the Amber Lounge, which were awesome, we are hoping to eat there on our next visit. We ate ate danielo's italian (garlic bread not so good, pasta great) and Hales Kitchen (food was outstanding).

We will definitely stay again :)

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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gmbowdon, General Manager at Mercure Altrincham Bowdon Hotel, responded to this review, 28 July 2014
It seems a little late to resopnd to comments that were posted several weeks ago bit anyway thanks for taking the time to share your views.
Paul Rodgers
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Altrincham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 May 2014

Had a fabulous stay last weekend. Great location for our girly night out in Hale. Fantastic food, service and the rooms were very clean and spacious. We were made to feel very welcome by all staff and the Hotel manager, already organising our next stay.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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gmbowdon, General Manager at Mercure Altrincham Bowdon Hotel, responded to this review, 28 July 2014
Thanks Kath R for taking the time to write, it sounds like you had a fun weekend.
Hope the next one will be as good

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altrincham
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Reviewed 13 May 2014

I had a lovely stay at the hotel on Saturday night for a friends birthday. The hotel was in a fantastic location for our night out into Hale, a vibrant and lovely village with plenty of bars and restaurants. The staff were all friendly and helpful (even in the early hours!) and the room was clean and spacious. The hotel manager, Paul, introduced himself at breakfast and keen to know how much we enjoyed our stay. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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gmbowdon, General Manager at Mercure Altrincham Bowdon Hotel, responded to this review, 28 July 2014
Thanks for taking the time out to write this review and please to know your time with us was enjoyable

Paul Rodgers
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 May 2014

stayed with the girls as a birthday treat. 2 minute walk and we were in the centre of hale for the great bars and food. Great nights sleep, comfy bed and warm cosy room. Even though we were amoung the last people down for breakfast, there was still plenty of choice and the staff could not have been more helpfull. will stay again.....

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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gmbowdon, General Manager at Mercure Altrincham Bowdon Hotel, responded to this review, 28 July 2014
Forgive me for not responding sooner but thanks for writing with your positive comments about our hotel. Good to know you would return which is always a good recommendation

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Property: Mercure Altrincham Bowdon Hotel
Address: Langham Road, Altrincham, Trafford WA14 2HT, England (Formerly Bowdon Hotel Altrincham)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Greater Manchester > Trafford > Altrincham
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Altrincham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Mercure Altrincham Bowdon Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 89
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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