Following a mix up with another Hotel i found myself on a hotel comparison website booking a room at the Sandhurst Hotel where the photos seems very nice and i had no worries in making the booking. I travelled up from London and after my 3:30 hours drive found myself outside the front of the Sandhurst hotel a wonderful Edwardian building that looked steeped in history and after growing up in a Georgian house myself was looking forward to my stay. After opening the front door and walking in instead of being greeted by a reception or a buzzer attract attention we were greeted by a girl sat off in the restaurant having an argument with her boyfriend down the phone that then preceded to shout loudly off into the shout "Mum someone here!" a Lady appeared and we were welcome and showed to our room Number 7 which has a more modern décor and is well set out. We were asked what we wanted for breakfast and at what time which was abit annoying surely they should be doing breakfast from x time to x time and you can go down at anytime within that and order accordingly seem not! Having visited family in the area and upon returning we unpacked and got into get which is extremely sofa and more like sleeping on a bean bag trampoline hybrid than anything else and only one pillow per person! I decided to have a look on TripAdvisor to see the reviews and thats where the bad news about breakfast came in! We went down for breakfast and were greeted by a man who asked if we were having full english to which we said yes and simply walked into the kitchen and immediately back out with two full english breakfasts and some toast that was cold, the food was the cheapest makro costco rubbish you could find odd tasting harsh brown because the egg had been cooked in 10ltrs of oil and placed on top so all the oil had soaked into the hash brown the sausage was pink the bacon was undercooked and massively fatty and the tea metallic because it had been made and left in the pot for ages on the side on a hot plate so we eat our tomatoes and decided to just head back to the family for breakfast.We headed up stairs to collect our bags put them in the car and returned to the house to pay to find no one around the lady of the house was no where to be seen so after waiting for well over 15mins decided to enter the kitchen to tell the chef who then preceded to take our payment from the bar which is where we found the lady of the house preparing to go out for the day with an escort of children who failed to acknowledge our existence! . Overall not an enjoyable experience overpriced for what you get but i know the cost of upkeeping a home like that so know they need to make decent profits, The Sandhurst is labelled as a hotel but scraps a guest house at best! as it lacks vital hotel facility's and more importantly lacks staff! if you have guests make sure your there to cater to them! Would recommend trying the Travel lodge just of the M6 Jct18 as its only 10mins from middlewich and your guaranteed someone will check you out properly. Avoid breakfast!
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- Also Known As:
- Sandhurst Hotel Middlewich
- The Sandhurst Middlewich, Cheshire