We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 2 Alderley Edge B&Bs / inns

Innkeeper's Lodge Alderley Edge

4.0 of 5 Inn   |   The Merlin | 5-9 Wilmslow Road, Alderley Edge SK9 7QL, England
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added Innkeeper's Lodge Alderley Edge to your Saves list
Innkeeper's Lodge Alderley Edge
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
You must enter dates to see the best prices.
77%
Certificate of Excellence 2014
A recent review
4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Doctams Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Overview
  • Reviews (94)
  • Photos (23)
  • Amenities
  • Q&A
  • Room tips (19)
  • Location
  • More
Write a Review

94 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    45
    27
    13
    8
    1
See reviews for
8
47
4
16
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (19)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful well managed and well staffed hotel, the room was excellent, very comfortable and considering the location very quiet. The food was the winner both for an excellent boozy lunch and a romantic evening meal. on both occasions the food excelled and the staff were personable, and what a pleasure the breakfast was with all the staff being very... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Innkeepers_Lodge_01, Public Relations Manager at Innkeeper's Lodge Alderley Edge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to The Merlin, Innkeeper's Lodge Alderley Edge and we were delighted to read that you enjoyed your time with us. On behalf of all the team we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future and we have replied to you personally asking for a little more information.... More

matmat69
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
15 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here to attend a wedding in Macclesfield and for that end it is a great location, easy to find and navigate around the area from. Check in was at the bar which is a well maintained area and all the staff were very friendly and helpful. The general problem with the accommodation is the noise that can be heard... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Innkeepers_Lodge_01, Public Relations Manager at Innkeeper's Lodge Alderley Edge, responded to this review

We are very sorry to hear that the visit you made to The Merlin, Innkeeper's Lodge Alderley Edge was not as perfect as you would have liked. We want all our guests to be satisfied so we always welcome your feedback and we have replied to you personally about your review. More

Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have had another fab evening at the Merlin in Alderley Edge. The food is consistently good (we have never had a bad meal there). The staff are always helpful and friendly and nothing is too much trouble. You are always guaranteed a good evening. We have stayed in the hotel previously, but not tonight, and have booked for a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Innkeepers_Lodge_01, Public Relations Manager at Innkeeper's Lodge Alderley Edge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, it is great to read that you enjoyed your visit to The Merlin, Innkeeper's Lodge Alderley Edge and I have shared your comments with all the team. We have replied to you personally and look forward to taking care of you again soon. More

Wilmslow, England, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I went out for a meal in the restaurant with some ex work colleagues. We have been coming to The Merlin every few months for several years. The last time we came we went home extremely disappointed, but decided to give it one last try. Wow, am I glad we did. The menu has been improved, the old atmosphere restored,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Innkeepers_Lodge_01, Public Relations Manager at Innkeeper's Lodge Alderley Edge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, it is great to read that you enjoyed your meal at The Merlin, Innkeeper's Lodge, Alderley Edge and I have shared your comments with all the team. We have replied to you personally and look forward to taking care of you again soon. More

Bracknell, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

The Merlin is an above average restaurant with accommodation and serves an excellent salt beef sandwich. Our room was huge over looking the car park. Noise from the restaurant was not intrusive, the bathroom well appointed and spotless. Breakfast was excellent, a continental breakfast that included cold meats, fruit and Danish Pastries. The only downside was a lumpy mattress which... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Innkeepers_Lodge_01, Public Relations Manager at Innkeeper's Lodge Alderley Edge, responded to this review

Your review is very helpful to us, and we will take note of the points you have made following your visit to The Merlin, Innkeeper's Lodge, Alderley Edge. More

Stoke, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I booked here for my wife's 30th Birthday and would highly recommend this hotel. We stayed two nights and dined in the Merlin. We both had the 28 day dry-aged rib-eye steak which was the best steak I've ever eaten. We felt very relaxed in both the bar area and dining room with great decor. The rooms were brilliant, spacious... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Innkeepers_Lodge_01, Public Relations Manager at Innkeeper's Lodge Alderley Edge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your recent review on Trip Advisor. We were very pleased to read that you had a positive time here with us at The Merlin, Innkeepers Lodge Alderley Edge.. Our teams love to hear when they have done a good job and we have replied to you personally about your review. More

Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

I had some trouble finding the hotel as its badly signposted. I would suggest improving this. On arrival at the Innkeepers Alderley Edge I must admit, that from the outside, the hotel looked a bit run down. I wondered if I had made the right decision to stay there. The welcome from reception was very warm although had to pay... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Innkeepers_Lodge_01, Public Relations Manager at Innkeeper's Lodge Alderley Edge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your recent review on Trip Advisor. We were very pleased to read that you had a positive time here with us at Innkeepers Lodge Alderley Edge . Our teams love to hear when they have done a good job and we have replied to you personally about your review. More

London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
17 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

I booked this one as it was in a perfect location although I was slightly worried that it may not live up to its 4* rating as the Inn Keepers Lodge hotels are usually 2*/3*. The room was very large, well decorated and offered a very nice bathroom. The bedroom feels a little sparse and could do with some brightening... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Innkeepers_Lodge_01, Public Relations Manager at Innkeeper's Lodge Alderley Edge, responded to this review

Many thanks for giving us your thoughts following your visit to The Merlin, Innkeepers Lodge Alderley Edge . We really do appreciate that you have taken the time to share your comments. More

Warwick, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Stayed 2 nights for a short break and were impressed from the first phone contact (thanks Rebecca) and all the time we were there. Welcome was great, the room was large, comfortable and quiet. The staff were all lovely, friendly and helpful, Gary and Julian especially. We ate in the restaurant both nights, again very welcoming, good atmosphere and great... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Innkeepers_Lodge_01, Public Relations Manager at Innkeeper's Lodge Alderley Edge, responded to this review

We are so pleased to hear that you found The Merlin a good place to stay, and we really appreciate you leaving positive feedback on Trip Advisor. We have replied to you personally as it is our aim to give every customer the very best experience possible. More

Wilmslow, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

The hotel is fabulous, service & food are impeccable. We were looked after by Lee & Adrian, who were helpful & attending to all of our needs. This is the perfect place to spend a winter weekend, wrapped up by an open fire!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Innkeepers_Lodge_01, Public Relations Manager at Innkeeper's Lodge Alderley Edge, responded to this review

We are so pleased to hear that you found The Merlin, Innkeeper's Lodge, Alderley Edge a good place to stay, and we really appreciate you leaving positive feedback on Trip Advisor. We have replied to you personally as it is our aim to give every customer the very best experience possible. More

Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Innkeeper's Lodge Alderley Edge, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Innkeeper's Lodge Alderley Edge? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Innkeeper's Lodge Alderley Edge

Address: The Merlin | 5-9 Wilmslow Road, Alderley Edge SK9 7QL, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cheshire > Alderley Edge
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Innkeeper's Lodge Alderley Edge 4*
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Priceline and BookingOdigeoWL so you can book your Innkeeper's Lodge Alderley Edge reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
The Merlin Hotel Alderley Edge

23 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (4)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Room/suite (1)
Viewed
Other (1)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (20)
Viewed
Room/suite (3)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Other (14)

Amenities

Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Class
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nestled between Wilmslow and picturesque Alderley Edge, this elegant lodge gives you all the charm of a country hotel only 12 miles from Manchester.Dating back to the 1880s and dripping with original features and luxurious touches, it's amongst some of the most characterful accommodation in Cheshire. In fact, it was once one of the grandest private residences in wealthy Alderley Edge. Today it offers 10 comfy, modern rooms and a cosy pub and restaurant, where you can savour fresh, seasonal food in the warmth of a crackling open fire.Alderley Edge may boast the highest number of millionaires per square mile in the country, but there's much more to this pretty village than star watching. It's built upon a sandstone escarpment that overlooks the Cheshire Plain, where walkers will find many picturesque routes criss-crossing its beautiful scenery. The National Trust's Quarry Bank Mill and stylish Knutsford are also well worth a visit. ... more   less 
Number of rooms
10

Questions & Answers

Enter your question for this accommodation's staff to answer. Other travelers may answer as well.
    Posting guidelines

    See which rooms travelers prefer