I have a client who has moved to Wigan, and so I was in need of an overnight place to stay for a business trip. Firstly, I should get the negatives out of the way. I had decided to walk from Wigan Station to the hotel, but arriving on foot, I found that the two pedestrian entrances - one leading to the path by the canal, and one next to the car entrance were both locked. As someone with reduced mobility, I found it extremely inconvenient to have to step down into the road (no lowered kerb) to walk through the car gates to the hotel. I feel very sure that this is discriminatory to people more disabled than I.
I was therefore in a bad mood when I checked in. I wasn't expecting very much at all. However the room was extremely cosy and nice. I'm not sure why they need their Wifi system to be so complex (different codes per device etc) - it's completely unnecessary and ruins the customer experience.
What I really wanted to write about was the food. It was quite simply - exceptional. Genuinely one of the best meals I have ever had, and all the more surprising that it was in Wigan. I can particularly recommend the liver pate, and absolutely recommend the sticky toffee pudding, which was AMAZING.
I would come here again, although next time, I might use a taxi from the station.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Whether you are visiting Wigan for business, taking in a game of Rugby or football or simply a relaxing weekend away, The Mercure Wigan Oak Hotel will make you feel right at home with its welcoming atmosphere and first-class cuisine and if you are a golfer, you'll be in seventh heaven too as we've negotiated preferential rates on the 9 and 18 hole courses at Haigh Hall Golf Complex. The hotel offers free parking and free WiFi for all guests. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Wigan Quality Hotel