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Chimney House Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Sandbach
Blackburn, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“pleasant stay”
Reviewed 23 June 2014

we had a 2 night stay, we had a very large room overlooking the car park, our only complaint would be doors banging on the corridor but that's probably not the fault of the hotel, more the inconsiderate guests that let them bang, the staff were very pleasant, the food very good and the location to the M6 could not have been better, would definitely stay again

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Steve G, General Manager at Chimney House Hotel, responded to this review, 1 July 2014
Dear Fatcontroller

thanks so much for your positive comments after your recent stay at the hotel.

The bedroom doors are managed by closing mechanisms designed to stop them banging and I have asked our maintenance team to check them and adjust where necessary.

Otherwise, glad you enjoyed your stay with us, and thanks again for your nice comments.
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London, England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2014

We got a good price for this hotel via Laterooms when we were looking for somewhere to stay en route to the North. I was pleasantly surprised by this hotel. It is very close to J17 of the M6 and although you can hear the traffic from the bedrooms, it is a distant sound which helps sleep rather than hinders it. the hotel itself was very quiet and is set in pleasant gardens. For me the main purpose of going to a place like this is to have somewhere to sleep, so the ability to do so is quite important. The room was clean and comfortable. We had dinner in the restaurant, the food was good. There was plenty of space to park. The staff were helpful and friendly.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Steve G, General Manager at Chimney House Hotel, responded to this review, 1 July 2014
Dear Ludwig

thanks for the really kind comments following your recent stay at the hotel. We have been working very hard to build a team that can deliver a really good customer experience at reasonable prices, so I was delighted to hear you enjoyed the visit.

Much appreciated!
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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2014

I booked this hotel because it was a few hundred yards from junction 17 of the M6. My room was quiet, as requested, backing onto open countryside, clean and bed very comfortable. Really good night's sleep. Reception greeting was friendly, even jovial, for 10.30pm. I went straight to the small bar for a drink and to see the football. Bar staff informed me of a premium brand that was on offer; excellent service. Breakfast was everything you could want and well stocked even though I arrived towards the end of service. Definitely would return when next in the area. For the really fussy type you might notice the tired look of the hotel but clean despite this.

Room Tip: I had a double bed to myself but this might be a little small for two so ask for a large bed if you...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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Steve G, General Manager at Chimney House Hotel, responded to this review, 1 July 2014
Dear Victor,

thanks so much for the kind comments following your recent stay at the hotel. We have been working hard to improve the guest experience so it's really appreciated when customers tell us we're getting it right.

Special requests can sometimes get lost in the small print when booking through a website - my tip is to book direct and make the request when making the reservation. We will always try to oblige!

Hope to see you on your next visit.
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2014

I agree wholeheartedly with other reviewers. I had #14, an exec room at the top of the stairs and while it was spacious, nicely decorated and (for the most part) clean, the shower was very poor. The toilet flush was a tad unenthusiastic too.

Other downsides included a loose hinge on the door, causing it to stick unless forced closed (I came back once to find it had been left unlocked for the whole day, presumably following the cleaner's visit), and dust on the top shelf of the wardrobe.

Otherwise, it was a great stay and I particularly liked the small patio doors onto the little rooftop balcony. The bed was comfortable, plenty of tea and coffee, a safe in the wardrobe, and a functional iron and ironing board.

I ate in the restaurant twice, and can commend the chef and waiting staff on the whole experience. Tasty, well-prepared food from a mouthwatering selection.

Room Tip: Try at least one meal in the restaurant. Go on, live a little.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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Steve G, General Manager at Chimney House Hotel, responded to this review, 1 July 2014
Dear Rave DJ

Thanks for leaving such nice comments after your recent stay - in particular about the quality of the food and service.

Rooms 14 15 and 16 are the most requested so it was good to hear you got one of them!

I have asked our maintenance team to attend to the points you mentioned - again, much appreciated.
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Guildford, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
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Reviewed 14 June 2014 via mobile

Stayed for just one night. Room was adequate, staff friendly and helpful, breakfast acceptable.Net curtains in my room were very stained and there was a slightly smokey smell to the room, but otherwise adequate. Didn't eat except for breakfast. Hotel seemed quite

Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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Colwyn Bay, United Kingdom
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343 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 445 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2014

Staying in different hotels each week I conclude that there are 3 important boxes which need to be ticked.

Cleanliness --- This hotel is very clean. Bathroom and bedroom were spotless.Bedding all spotless.

Quietness ---- Room I was allocated was at the back and was very quiet. You'll always get the morons who insist on banging the doors and shouting outside your room but this is what they do in their own hovels and is not the fault of the hotel.

Warm room ---- Room was very warm

Staff were polite. Chap on Reception was very welcoming.

Location was convenient and not too far off motorway/Manchester Airport

Surrounding area has little to offer in way of restaurants.

Didn't do breakfast as could never justify the cost which I seem to recall was £12.95

Would stay again/recommend

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Steve G, General Manager at Chimney House Hotel, responded to this review, 2 June 2014
Dear Liamshelley

thanks for leaving your feedback on Tripadvisor following your recent stay at the hotel.

I was pleased to see that you enjoyed your stay and we all really appreciate your nice comments. The team at Chimney are working very hard to make it a great overnight destination at value for money pricing.

Much appreciated and hope to see you soon.
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Property: Chimney House Hotel
Address: Congleton Road, Sandbach CW11 4ST, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cheshire > Sandbach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Sandbach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Chimney House Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled within 8 acres of tranquil grounds just 500 metres from Junction 17 of the M6, this Tudor-style Country House offers a stylish restaurant with free Wi-Fi and on-site parking.Ideally positioned between the historic market towns of Sandbach and Congleton, this charming half-timbered Hotel has undergone a full refurbishment, combining original period character with the best of modern comfort. Peace and relaxation exist in abundance, whether it is the scenic beauty of the surrounding gardens and woodland or the friendly yet professional service, guests are assured of a truly memorable stay.The Hotel offers bedroom types to suit all travellers, including Standard, Family and Executive options. Each of the 50 en-suite rooms has been individually designed and decorated with stylish, contemporary furnishings. They all come equipped with free Wi-Fi access, flat-screen TV, radio, hairdryer, Room Service and tea & coffee making facilities. Many rooms also feature spectacular scenic views of the grounds and surrounding Cheshire countryside.The warm and welcoming Patio Restaurant offers a modern brassiere-style dining experience. Open for lunch and dinner, including a traditional Sunday lunch, the extensive menu is complemented by a superb selection of wines from around the world. With its polished wooden floors and high leather stools, the bar is the perfect place to spend an afternoon. It offers a variety of speciality coffees and drinks as well as a lounge menu serving a selection of light meals, sandwiches and snacks.With its convenient and peaceful location, the Hotel is the perfect conference venue. It offers five flexible meeting rooms each designed to provide a traditional, yet thoroughly modern working environment.The Hotel is situated less than a minute’s drive from Junction 17 of the M6 and offers free on-site parking for all guests. Stoke-on-Trent is about 20 minutes away and it is about a 40 minute drive to Manchester, both of which offer excellent transport links to all major destinations across the country. There are also regular bus services to Sandbach, Congleton and Crewe that are all within walking distance from the Hotel. For those flying in, Manchester Airport is a 25 minute drive away.The Hotel is with close proximity to an abundance of fantastic attractions and tourist spots, making it the perfect base from which to explore the area. For outdoor enthusiasts, the Peak District National Park is a scenic haven of unspoilt beauty, perfect for a range of activities including walking, hiking, cycling, rock climbing, horse riding, fishing and much more besides. For family fun there is Alton Towers, Britain’s premier theme park and Chester Zoo, home to over 7,000 animals including some of the most endangered species on the planet. History lovers will surely appreciate the sights at Tatton Park, The Crewe Heritage Centre and Nantwich Museum, and sports fans will be well-served by the nearby Malkins Bank Golf Course. For more urban pursuits, the cities of Crewe and Chester are both easily accessible whilst shopaholics will be spoilt for choice at both the Trafford Centre and the Potteries shopping complexes. ... more   less 
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Chimney Hotel Sandbach
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Chimney House Hotel Sandbach, Cheshire

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