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“Cheap; basic; I loved it” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Patten Arms Hotel
Ranked #20 of 21 Hotels in Warrington
Cambridge, England
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231 reviews
79 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Cheap; basic; I loved it”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2014

This must have been a very grand hotel a hundred years ago. Things have moved on, and now it is at the budget end. It was clean and comfortable and quiet (once I closed the double glazed window). No frayed or threadbare carpets. Pub style bar meals. Breakfast was a bit basic and the staff -- I suspect the owners -- aren't particularly polished (I got called "pal" a lot). But I had a good night's sleep and I didn't pay very much. What's not to like? By the way it's directly opposite Bank Quay railway station.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Afterbrunel
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Workington, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2014

Stayed here on a business trip for 2 night's 19th to the 21st of February.Yes the hotel is dated and every floorboard creak's but the staff were friendly and the bar meal's and drink's were very reasonable.I got a great sleep at the rear of the hotel,room 16.Don't know what the room cost cos my boss payed for it,but I'm worth it.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank w00dward
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Ross on Wye
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2014

We stayed at the Patten Arms for one night last week.
We new it was an older hotel so we didnt expect to much but it was close to the Parr hall where we needed to go.
Walked into reception to sign in, the guy behind the counter was sat to one side playing on his computer. He signed us in without once making any eye contact (very impersonal). However he did then show us to our room and was then very polite.
The Room. (Room 6)
It was ok again for one night, However, the floor was a bloody nightmare. It did not matter where we stepped the floor squicked/squealled and even moved under our feet. The room appeared clean but the carpet seriously needs changing. Dont bother to have a shower, there is just NO water pressure and the shower hose was split.
The Bar.
By far the best part of the hotel, The staff was VERY pleasant and chatty, The beer was a good price and very nice, the food was excellent and good value for money.
Breakfast.
Very good, a fair selection, and a good size. Happy with that ;-)
Overall, would we stay again..... probably not. How ever the price was cheap and the location good.

Room Tip: Avoid room 6. Floor very squeky and the level crossing outside gets on your nerves.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Russ W
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Leyland
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2013

as a regular patron of the Patten Arms, I wan to comment on the utterly idiotic and malicious review which went under the above header. Of course the hotel is an old hotel, but it has the charm that you associate with, for instance, an Olde English Inn, and they do not gather the stupid comments of that reviewer. The hall and staircase are not grotty and are in line with the age of the hotel; the carpets are NOT grungy and soiled, and I have not in all the 15 years I have been staying at the Patten have I seen net curtains. I have NEVER had any problems with any beds, be they single or double in all these years, and regard the comment "repulsive" as a figment of a warped mind.
The hotel is warm and receptive. The staff are excellent. The hotel is excellent value for money and has a lot to recommend it. It is a pity that certain guests have nothing that recommends them!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Peter F
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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136 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2013

My partner and I stayed here for 3 nights on a short break (Room 12). Excellent early check in, staff very helpful. The hotel was dated and creaky but it was very warm and cosy. It was very accessable for the train station as most of our break involved getting around by train. Breakfast was fine and kept us going for most of the day. We would probably use it again when we come to this side of the country.

Room Tip: Pick a room at the back, it seemed quieter.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank carol j
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Cheshire, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2013

I stayed here for the night to go out with the girls, although the hotel is tired and old it was certainly clean, warm and functional. The staff were amazingly friendly and extremely helpful. I enjoyed a full english breakfast in the morning and even checked out later than normal, which wasnt a problem with the staff.a great stay.

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank brazil78
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2013

We had booked a room here on the recommendation of a friend who lived locally as a boy. The exterior looks fine, the publicity photos look plausible, and the reviews were mixed so we gave it a chance. Big mistake. Nothing about the room or journey via grotty halls/ staircase was acceptable for a hotel in 2013. The room: carpet was grungy and soiled, net curtains filthy. The pillows were flat and over- used, the duvet looked unappealing and scruffy. No bed sheet & a thin fitted sheet = repulsive. No- one unless desperate would want to sleep on that bed. Furniture old and stained, bathroom a total joke. The Bates motel is more attractive. I knew we would have to pay to walk out and a young man lounging at Reception stated that the photos were quite accurate on the Internet. No no you are so wrong. We got a Taxi to Premier Inn and consider ourselves lucky not to have to endure a night at the Patten Arms.

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Thimblestitch
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Additional Information about Patten Arms Hotel

Property: Patten Arms Hotel
Address: Parker Street, Warrington WA1 1LS, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cheshire > Warrington
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 21 Hotels in Warrington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Patten Arms Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 44
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set In A 160 Year Old Building, Our Hotel Consits Of 44 Bedrooms, All Of Which Are On-Suite, Have Freeview Colour Televisions And Tea/Coffee Facilities. Breakfast Is Complimentary With All Bookings We Also Have Our Own Bar, Restaruant And Meeting/Conference Facilities. The Hotel Has Been Decorated With The Granduer Of The Building In Mind.Parking And WiFi Are Available And Are Both Free Of Charge.Situated On the Outskirts Of Warrington Town Centre We Are Directly Opposite Warrington Bank Quay Rail Staion Which Is A Major Part Of The West Coat Mainline. Commuting Is Made easy With Near Access To The Motorway Network Which Include The M56, M62 And M6 ... more   less 
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