I just stayed here with a coach party, and it was ok, but I wouldn't stay again. The check in process was ok, we were already assigned rooms and were asked to choose our evening meal. There was a good selection, meat, fish and veggie options.
The twin room was nice enough, very large and very clean, albeit dated. Bathroom was clean and tidy, but the shower kept going cold, then too hot, and it was little more than a dribble. There was a radiator next to the toilet, and it was red hot. On the courtesy letter we were given, it said something about a fuse switch that controls the radiatior, so we switched it the other way. The radiator just got even hotter, so we gave up.
The temperature of the room wasn't too bad considering it was a muggy summer's day, and the bedding was nice and kept me quite comfortable. Pillows were rock hard though, and my ear hurt the next morning.
The evening meal was included, and I have to say, was absolutely delicious, no complaints whatsoever about that. However, there were only 2 people serving a large group, and we were having our dinner in the pub accross the road, so they had to seemingly bring our food from the kitchen in the main hotel. Not great hygeine-wise. The bar service was very slow. One woman waited 10 minutes then gave up.
The breakfast was good selection-wise, but was only lukewarm. It did fill me up for most of the day, though, so it served its purpose. The lad serving the coffee and toast was polite and did a good job of looking after everyone.
The main gripe I had with this hotel is the wafer thin walls in the Orrell Cottage block. There was a main entrance door close to the rooms and it slammed shut every time someone went outside, shaking the building. I also had to ask the next door neighbour's to be quiet, as they came back drunk and very loud. I could hear every single word they were saying, and even their snoring when they finally did go to sleep. I don't think I got more than 3 hours sleep all night.
I didn't use the spa facilities so can't comment on that. The setting was beautiful and very serene. The little shops right next to the hotel were very sweet.
All in all, it was ok for one night considering we got a very cheap package deal, but I wouldn't choose to stay here again. I don't sleep very heavily as it is, so if you do stay here and are a light sleeper, the Orrell Cottage is not recommended.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This 3 star hotel is a collection of converted 17th-century farmhouses with 131 rooms, located on the edge of the Pennine Moors. Ideal for visiting Manchester, Bolton, Preston, Blackpool, Haydock Racecourse, Chester Zoo or the nearby Ribble Valley. 25 min from Manchester city centre and close to major road networks. Self contained conference centre accommodating up to 700 delegates. Courtyard Restaurant, Courtyard bar, Tea Shop, and Village Spa including indoor pool, technogym, sauna and beauty rooms. 24 hour room service, free parking. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mercure Last Drop Village Hotel And Spa
- Mercure Last Drop Village Hotel Bolton
- Last Drop Village Bolton
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