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“Blew me away!”
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The Victoria Hotel
Ranked #4 of 12 Hotels in Oldham
Certificate of Excellence
1 review
“Blew me away!”
Reviewed 12 October 2011

What a transformation. The hotel is now under new ownership and they are pulling out all the stops to provide excellent service,clean rooms and refurbishment. The food served was of a level suited to fancy restaurants in the city. Brilliant.

  • Stayed October 2011
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Reviewed 3 October 2011

We stayed at the Bower on Saturday 1st October. We were a little apprehensive because of some of the reviews, but overall we were very pleased. Yes, it is a little dated and tired in places but we were speaking with the new owners and there are extensive renovations planned, some of which have already started. Once these renovations have been completed, I think this hotel would be hard to beat in terms of price, location and facilities. Private ownership should also ensure an individual style for this hotel, rather than the generic style of most chains.

It does cater for a lot of functions and so if you are looking for peace and tranquility then this is not the place for you. It was pretty lively, but not so much that we were unable to enjoy the stay. We had a lovely dinner on Saturday night, with a good choice of options on the menu. Likewise the wine list. The breakfast on Sunday was without doubt the best hotel breakfast I have ever had! Plenty of choice again, with good ingredients and very well cooked. The only downside was that we had to wait quite a while because the hotel was so busy but it was more than well worth waiting for.

All in all, I would recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Craig C, General Manager at The Victoria Hotel, responded to this review, 31 October 2011
Thank you for your comments following your stay at the Bower Hotel. The new owners are not only investing in the refurbishment but also in our employees, providing an improved atmosphere and increased service from all the team who are already some of the most welcoming and friendly around.

We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Kind Regards
Craig
General Manager
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Reviewed 28 August 2011

We booked the hotel as it was near to a party we were going to and then read the reviews on trip advisor which are not the best. For our stay I am happy to say that we parked right outside the door and noticed there was a wedding on. The hotel staff were helpful, the room was plenty big enough for the 2 of us, clean, quiet, yes there was no zircon but we opened the window and the room faced the gardens at the back of the hotel. We both had a bath and there was tons of hot water, towels soap, shampoo, bath foam etc. We taxied out to the party and came back to a busy hotel but the rooms were quiet and we both slept well. Breakfast was very good and served quickly even though there were plenty of people down for food.

  • Stayed August 2011
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ChaddertonBowerman, General Manager at The Victoria Hotel, responded to this review, 31 August 2011
Dear Guests,

Thank you very much for your kind comments following your stay here at the Bower. Over the coming months there will be many changes taking place under the new ownership and lots of investment. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future to see this.

Kind regards,

Nicola
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Additional Information about The Victoria Hotel

Property: The Victoria Hotel
Address: Hollinwood Avenue | Chadderton, Oldham OL9 8DE, England (Formerly Bower Hotel)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Greater Manchester > Oldham
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 12 Hotels in Oldham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — The Victoria Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 67
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated only 5 miles away from both Manchester City Centre and the beautiful surroundings of the Yorkshire Countryside, The Victoria Hotel in Chadderton is your home away from home. Along with the scenic setting, multifaceted outlets and extensive investment plans in order to bring back the 1800 Victorian style neglected by previous owners, our aim is to become not only a hotel everyone returns to, but a local landmark as well. We offer 67 bedrooms including 28 club rooms, an exquisite function room that perfectly blends Victorian and modern styles, a relaxing restaurant and lounge bar, a stunning terrace and landscaped garden perfect for saying "I do", and a large parking with space for 110 cars. All of this enables us to serve your each and every need, whether you are coming for an idyllic weekend with your loved one, a family reunion, or hosting an event for up to 200 people. Moreover, we are located just off the M60 motorway, a link road to many Manchester attractions including Manchester Airport, The Trafford Centre, Media City, Old Trafford Football Ground and many more. The Victoria Hotel also acts as a Training Academy for focused and ambitious young individuals seeking an apprenticeship in various areas of Hospitality and Catering Industry. The apprentices are trained on site to an elite standard as we aim to help improve the service in the local community, as well as support the local economy. ... more   less 
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Bower Hotel Oldham
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