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“A mixed bag”

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The Bulls Head & Lodge
Ranked #2 of 6 Altrincham B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Lyme Regis, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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“A mixed bag”
Reviewed 23 October 2013

We stayed a couple of nights in the Lodge, last weekend. I'm not sure why this place has such good reviews, perhaps the rest of Altrincham's hotel stock is underwhelming.
Good points:
- The pub itself is lively, popular, actually very busy when we were there.
- The food is fairly standard pub fare, decently done. Not gourmet, but we enjoyed our meals.
- the staff were friendly and helpful, despite being run off their feet most of the time.
- Our room (411) was a good size and clean.
- spacious car park
Less good:
- No lift
- The Lodge building is showing its age (1970s?); although they keep it clean, the window couldn't be shut once opened, and there were signs of need for maintenance - the shower curtain rail rusty, peeling paint here and there, and quite a dated style of decor.
- our mattress made strange loud twanging noises as we got in, though not once settled.
- The TV in the room was unwatchable; the aerial guy was there the next day trying to fix it, but apparently it's been a problem before
- They need more staff - they were barely coping with the amount of work they had to do (this was at a weekend).

Overall, fair value for money but not a place that I long to return to.

Room Tip: No lift, so avoid upstairs if you don't like lugging baggage.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2013

I needed somewhere to stay close to Manchester and certain amenities but didn't want to stay "in town" Obviously i used Trip Advisor and following fellow contributors advice, I booked the Bulls Head. I already had local friends who raved about the food, especially the burgers so looked forward to an enjoyable stay.

Unfortunately time didn't permit me to enjoy the hospitality and atmosphere as much as would have liked, but i was greeted with a warm welcome, the room was comfortable and well equipped I have paid an awful lot more for less!! The Bulls Head was not a disappointment, the number of locals in there proved it was a good place to be. I have to stay in Manchester city centre on my next visit so it will be interesting to compare. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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glasgow
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2013

The staff were particularly helpful, the room excellent, the breakfast in the nearby pub a bit quirky but not a problem All in all this location so close to Manchester airport proved to be an excellent choice....and at rates which certainly put airport hotels to shame. Certainly ticks all the proverbial boxes

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 14 October 2013

Stayed for 2 nights in june as we wear going to a concert 1st night & then flying out of Manchester the 2nd day ,Great hotel friendly staff ,rooms very nice & breakfast lovley .Would stay at hotel again ,much nicer then staying in city centre before your flight

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Moscow, Russia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2013

Good hotel with big apartments (according to other hotels in GB). Near hotel you can see squirrels. The hotel placed near Bull's head bar- really good bar with old athmosphere. Really good stuff - always can make your staing in the hotel better. And good value for money!

Room Tip: All rooms good. We staied at 2nd floor with view to houses.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 October 2013 via mobile

Stayed here 1 night prior to flight out of Manchester. great location, good rooms, good breakfast and only 5 minutes drive from the airport. Staff were polite and friendly. Would highly recomend. Much better than airport hotels I have used in the area.

Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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San Rafael, California
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Reviewed 10 October 2013

Our son got married to a young woman from Hale Barns and the last few days of celebrations were in Hale. My wife and 4 children stayed at the Bulls Heads for 3 nights. We had two connecting rooms. Dennis (the propieter) had made sure that the rooms were made up with the extra beds in the children's room. Everything was set up before we even checked in (towels, linens, etc). We had been travelling since early that morning so this extra care was greatly appreciated. We've previously stayed at the Marriot (down Hale Road) but the comfort, the personal service (and the quiet) at the Bulls Head exceeded that of the Marriot. On leaving on Monday morning, Dennis took the time to draw us a map of how to get to the airport and avoid the typical Monday morning traffic. Thank you Dennis, Ian and Chris

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Property: The Bulls Head & Lodge
Address: Wicker Lane | Hale Barns, Altrincham, Trafford WA15 0HG, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Greater Manchester > Trafford > Altrincham
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
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Ranked #2 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Altrincham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — The Bulls Head & Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 21
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