I planned to stay here for a weekend, for a family get together where 5 of us were going to see the X Factor Tour. My sister lives close by and normally we would all stay together there, however due to me being heavily pregnant and having disturbed sleep at the moment I decided I would stay here for the weekend so I didn't disturb everyone else in the house.
I checked in around 6 pm and dropped off my bags. On the surface the room appeared spacious for one person and more importantly clean. I then left to spend the evening with my family, returning around 9.30 pm to get an early night. Firstly I had a shower. The trickle of water out of the shower head was a joke, it would have been far easier attaching a hose pipe to the sink and using that in the shower cubicle, as I literally had to run around under it to get wet. Then when I happened to glance at the plug hole there was a hair ball of long black hairs on it, disconcerting to say the least when I have very short hair.
Next comes getting into bed. I pulled off the throw to reveal what looked like a clean duvet cover, however when the duvet was pulled back the fitted bed sheet revealed its own horrors. It was rubbed so thin it was transparent, and very "bobbled". I have nothing against old bed linen, provided it was once of a good quality and is still perfectly functonal. However this was clearly cheap, old and nasty. It wouldn't even have used it as a floor cloth it was so thin. Next came the stains. There were flecks all over it where I suspect blood has been washed out of it on a number of previous occasions. Roughly where you chin would be if you had your head on a pillow was a large discoloured stain. I strongly suspect this has been sicked on at some time in the past and washed. Not very nice at all.
So by this point I decided I would fold the duvet in half and sleep between that, so I pulled one half over the other. This revealed that the duvet cover hadn't actually been pulled down to the bottom of the duvet properly, so I had an excellent view of the actual duvet underneath. Disgusting. Stained a whole range of browns and yellows. By this stage my mind was firmly made up so I went and told the staff of the state of the room, and the fact I wasn't going to stay nor was I prepared to pay anything. To their credit they accepted this so by 10.30 pm I returned and spent a lovely time at my sisters, despite keeping people up during the night.
I would certainly not recommend this place to stay, despite it being in an excellent location for the city centre and relatively close to a metro stop and the M60.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Eskdale Lodge is a small family run hotel set in a residential area in Sale. We have 9 letting bedrooms all of which have an en-suite, television (including sky), and a welcome tray including tea and coffee making facilities, and complimentary biscuits and mints. The hotel has two bars, and a restaurant. We at the Eskdale take care in providing comfortable accommodation in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. ... more less
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