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“Cheap, but not one of my better choices”
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Crown Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Longton
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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“Cheap, but not one of my better choices”
Reviewed 5 May 2014

Stayed one weekend in February for a short break.
Chosen due to it's proximity to the Alton Towers Waterpark and was a decent price.
The building itself is a lovely place and looks like it was decent in it's heyday.
The area is not brilliant with the railway right outside but looks can be decieving, the trains never once bothered us.
But that's about it, first thing we noticed was the heating, there was none, except for a forlorn portable heater sensibly placed under a wooden desk....Then there was the choice of heating, cup of tea or watching TV but not all at the same time!
The bed was in a bad way and extremely uncomfortable. It's just a good job the missus didn't see the mattress before we slept in it or that would have been it. Breakfast was cheap at a fiver each but wasa waste of money as the produce was cheap and nasty. A decent breakfast goes a long way, a teaspoon of beans magical non appearing toast and a very unwell sausage does not.
The place needs lots of love and attention, from the dusty lampshades to the braced and tarpaulined ceiling. We won't be doing that one again.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 April 2014 via mobile

We stayed here with our dog, and we had a lovely stay. Lots of extras thrown in for the price! We didn't have to pay for parking or the dog! Staff were very helpful and courteous.
Brilliant location, nice bit of grassland to walk the dog on and centrally located.

The room was clean, warm and the bed was comfy, a bargain for price! I would defiantly stay here again!

  • Stayed April 2014
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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 April 2014

Stayed here for one night whilst visiting Alton Towers. As the rooms were only 32 pound each we weren't expecting much but we were extremely disappointed. We arrived at 7:30pm and were told that the "chef" had left so that if we wanted to have dinner the owner would have to cook. We found somewhere else to eat. The room was dirty, with broken window frames, thin dirty sheets and 2 thin pillows for the double bed. The curtains were different lengths, the shower curtain was mouldy, the mattress was really uncomfortable with springs poking into your back. It was the most restless nights sleep I've ever had. However the TV did work. At 8am we had breakfast at this hotel, (cooked breakfasts and porridge). They had ran out of orange juice even though there were no other guests there, so we ordered milk which came in dirty glasses with brown dirt in the bottom. The porridge was watery and tasteless and the cooked breakfast had grey sausages and bacon and deep fried bread which after 5 minutes of eating it I vomited it back up. Don't waste your money staying here.

  • Stayed April 2014
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 April 2014

this place is a dump the bedding is soiled and has fag burns on it,
the electrics are unsafe,
the windows didn't close,
the front doors to the rooms would not be proper effective fire doors,
no sooner had I checked in then I checked out and went to a proper hotel,
apparently this place is used by DSS to accommodate the homeless,
having seen the inside of a room I can see this may be the case.

COULD THIS BE THE WORST HOTEL IN THE UK ?

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2014 via mobile

The price seemed great but we arrived unaware of what was inside.. Our single glazed windows looked directly onto the railway bridge and busy outside road - very noisy! A couple side windows boarded up, loose door locks, terrible beds with springs stabbing into you from every angle, dirty bathroom, uneven floor, cigarette burns in the duvet, curtains that didn't even fit, the list goes on! Yes this is a cheap nights stay but honestly not worth it.. worst nights sleep in years!

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 March 2014

we stayed here for over a week and the management took our money and then was very rude to the point where we didn't want to stay and refused to give us a refund there is the smell of cannabis thoughout the corridors there is the smell of smoke even though they say its a non smoking hotel they only changed the towels once in the 8 days the toilet was filfy the bed sheets was stained the breakfast was advertised as a full English including bacon but came without bacon we travel quite a lot and stay in hotels but this is the worst one yet we wouldn't return to this hotel even if we got the room for free they also own the plough and if its anything like this one I wouldn't try it either

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 March 2014

If you're looking for a good nights sleep this is not the place. The beds are so old you can feel every spring in them, bedspreads have cig burns in them. The rooms are poorly cleaned, the shower taps haven't been cleaned in years. The door locks are loose so the room isn't secure.

The front doors are locked at 10pm and the doorbell doesn't work, had to phone the hotel reception to wake up the night porter!

If you love the smell of canabis in the corridors, the sound of cars wizzing up the cobbled street outside, through the single glazed window, or trains crossing the bridge outside this is where you want to be.

Room Tip: Try the Comfort Inn or the new Travelodge in Hanley
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Crown Hotel

Property: Crown Hotel
Address: 545 King Street | Times Square, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent ST3 1HD, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Staffordshire > Stoke-on-Trent > Longton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Longton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Crown Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel has now changed ownership and is undergoing renovation work as of the 15th January 2015 ... more   less 
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