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“Peculiar smell(s) in the Bedroom and Bathroom” 3 of 5 stars
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3.0 of 5 Inn   |   43 Ravenoak Road, Cheadle SK8 7EQ, England   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 Cheadle B&B and Inns
Stafford, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Peculiar smell(s) in the Bedroom and Bathroom”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

The Governors House is a pub/restaurant/hotel - although there were only 11 x bedrooms. It is obviously a very popular place as during opening hours it was literally heaving with people drinking, eating and to all extent having a whale of a time. We paid £55.00 per night per room which included breakfast. We were there for two nights and stayed in Room 10. The room itself was small and tidy with a double bed. Very tired looking and one of the bedside cabinets had a draw with a missing handle and a door that fell off in one's hand. The bathroom was spacious, plenty of hot water and useful shelves to store all our soaps, shampoos etc. On the plus side an iron and ironing board was supplied but there wasn't a hairdryer. The windows were prevented from opening too much due to iron grills. However, I should imagine these grills were to prevent break-ins from the flat roof(s) which unfortunately were used for the storage of dis-used paintbrushes, garden umbrella stands and a miscellaneous assortment of rubbish. Plus of course weeds etc. For some reason or other, we could smell cooking grease so we assume that the kitchen area was under the flat roof which our room overlooked, but there was at times the smell of sewerage which we assume was coming back into the bathroom via the open window from the enclosed roof area adjacent to Room 10. Breakfast was a disappointment with a very poor selection available. We ate to the background noise of the hoover. It is a question of priorities. It is either a pub or a hotel. I personally feel that it is a pub and the hotel part is an afterthought.
On the positive side the staff are friendly and helpful but there does seem to be a total lack of direction and/or instruction from management which was inconspicuous. Additional staff of the right calibre might be an answer but I do feel that some-one should be sweeping up the general rubbish around the property, clearing out the compound adjacent to the hotel entrance door (currently being used as a tip) and the cigarette butts around the entrance doors. At no time was the carpet within the hotel entrance vacuumed during the period of our stay. Nice place but does need some TLC., which is surprising given that it has reputably had a massive make-over.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2012 via mobile

A group of 12 of us decided it would be nice to go for our meal on bank holiday Monday. It wasn't excessively busy, but reasonably steady. We ordered food and some people got their meals relatively quickly, others had to wait up to half an hour. Surely all the food should be brought out at roughly the same time if we all order together.

2 members of the group clearly got forgotten about & didn't get their meals until everyone had finished theirs. Side orders were forgotten, meals that came out were not as described on the menu. Chips were pure grease & clearly not fresh. 1 of our group ordered risotto, when it turned up it looked like it had been sat on the side for half an hour & then pinged in the microwave. When we complained the manager just looked at us as if we had 3 heads, no offer of apology. I strongly recommend you go elsewhere & don't waste your money in this place!!

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Stockport
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2012 via mobile

This pub is what you would call our local and I'm extremely disspointed. After having a poor quality meal a few months ago, thought I would give it benefit of the doubt. Not again. Went tonight and waited 25 minutes to get our food (it wasn't busy!) to then find my foos stone cold. The waitress should would sort it out. My husband had finished his meal by the time I got my food back, now hot and the same chips!!i know this as I had salt on them prior to returning. There was no taste to the fish cake and the Creme fraise it came with was awful! My husbands meal also had coleslaw missing (not the first time they have done this) no one came over after to see if ok. I am a very firm believer in no one taking notice of the quiet people who don't complain too much, as it these that will not return and tell everyone they know about the poor service.....I will not be eating here again and voted with my feet!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012

Decided to try the Governors after hearing that it was a popular pub/restaraunt. Saturday was very busy, as expected, but we found a table and my husband ordered and paid for the meal when he went to the bar for our drinks. It took some time to do this because of the volume of people wanting drinks. Our starter arrived quite quickly, but then we had a long wait for our mains, by which time we were ravenous. My meal was steak and chips, the steak was reasonable, but the chips were greasy, lukewarm and obviously not freshly cooked. My husband referred to his chips as soggy with grease and the batter on his fish was also soggy with mushy peas that had solidified. Nobody came over until it was obvious that we had finished, then a poor young woman came and asked us if everything was ok, to which I replied no. She said she was very sorry and would go and see if there was anything she could do for us. Although it was too late to compensate us and our evening had been spoiled I think the response of the manager was out of order. The waitress returned and apologised again, explaining that the chips they make at the Governors are skin on and that was the reason why they were greasy and soggy. She was obviously embarassed and I said I didnt blame her. The manger was stading at the bar nearby and was totally disinterested. I will not go to the Governers again and I would advise others to give it a miss if they are looking forward to a good meal.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Waterford, Ireland
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

This was my first visit to 'The Governor's', very comfortable beds & pillows, clean rooms, plenty of hot water & heating even during the snow & frost! Service in the bar was a bit slow, staff very friendly, would stay again.

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Liverpool
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88 reviews 88 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2011

Went to see newly refurb pub tonight.
Sat down far end and stood at bar waiting to be served. The staff were serving so I waited, and waited. Decided to go done to where they were serving or had been.
The staff walked off and left me stood there, the manager was talking to a customer next to me, think there was a problem with the bill. He talked and talked never asked anyone to serve me.
Gave up after 10 mins the staff were still hiding or in the small back kitchen talking,
I WALKED OUT with my wife, won't be going back.That was 20 mins of our short lives waisted!

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Daventry, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2011

A nice pub, with good size car park offering rooms above so don't expect top-rated accomodation or an early night. Rooms felt a little dated but were clean and comfortable and although not give-away pricing nevertheless reasonable night's stay.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 43 Ravenoak Road, Cheadle SK8 7EQ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Greater Manchester > Cheadle
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Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Cheadle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Governors House 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Also Known As:
The Governors House Cheadle, England

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