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Barringtons Hotel
2 Barrington Road, Altrincham WA14 1HH, England   |  
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Ranked #7 of 7 Altrincham B&B and Inns
Manchester, UK
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17 hotel reviews
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“Much better than I'd feared”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

I'd read mixed reviews but thought i'd chance it as it was only for 1 night for me and the girlfriend. I was very surprised by what I found. Upstairs is bit of a maze but the room was ofadequate size, en-suite with a microwave and electric cooker. The TV didn't work though we could to the menu part. The guy temporarily looking after the hotel couldn't work it either but we didn't really mind and he gave us some money back. I don't believe the owners would have this problem! Downstairs is a bar with pool table and some great foreign beers. We chose it for its location as it's only 2 minutes from Altrincham bus/train/tram which can take you to Manchester, Chester and Old Trafford easily and the same to the few remaining shops. Yes it's cheap and cheerful but we had no complaints. We both said we would probably stay again.

Room Tip: The hotel is next to the tram line which can mean occassional noise til around midnight at weekends...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Wexford, Ireland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

I must admit I had reservations about staying here, but would probably stay here agais. The main things in it's favour are the rooms ar comfortable and warm if a bit small, and proximity to tram station

Spoke to the new owner while,and he seems to have plans to modernise. If you want somewhere cheap for a short stay, you should atleasr consider here. No doubt tghere are better places in Altrincham, but if you just want somewgere to put your head down for the night,try here.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Crewe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Stayed for one night on Friday 4th January 2012. Staff were very welcoming on arrival. Nice clean room, bathroom and comfy bed. Very quiet also, so got a peaceful night's sleep.
Very cheap compared to other hotels I'd looked at in the nearby area. If you're looking for a hotel on a budget, it is well worth the money. A great location, right next door to the bus and tram stations, so barely had to walk a hundred yards to the place. Nice friendly reasonably priced bar too. Would definitely use the hotel again on my next trip to Manchester.

L.Barlow, Crewe

Room Tip: An excellent budget hotel for a short stay
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

I must say this hotel did not even have the decency to reply to me directly. I am also going to the consumer council, the liquor board the AA and the Hotel Chamber Of commerce and am going to officially lodge a complaint.
I called the hotel just after 8pm and asked the lady how easy is it to get to Manchester city centre from the hotel as I am in traffic and will be late. She then explained to me there is a Tram service and can I get there in 15 minutes.I explained to her as it is the soccer match I am running late the trafiic is quite high
I arrived with a freind who lives in Ashton Under Lynne and we were going to have dinner together and he was not going to stay as I had booked for a single person. On arrival I noticed the Lady at the bar was having drinks Alcohol as you could see it straight away. I did not like the look of the hotel from the outside as this is what Bookings.com does puts a good picture but the outside looks like trash. The bar had clientel which made me scared and I asked her if I dont stay the second night what is the procedure. She said I would have to pay for it. I gave her my card she took the two nights stay and then asked a very drunk man to show me to my room. I told her that my friend just helped me find the hotel and he will not be staying at all.
The drunk man showed me to my room, which was ice cold and not heated prior to my arrival. Why would the receptionist or so called manager bother when she was too busy chatting away at the bar and enjoying herself.He switched on a wall electric heater which barely heated the room and as you know because it is an old building and the windows are not double glazed it was freezing cold. I then decided to have a shower to get warm and the water ran for 30 minutes and there was no hot water. I complained and she insisted there was hot water and clearly there wasnt.
As you know when the boiler times are set and it is off there will be no heating or hot water. Especially when the heating taps are turned off. I was terribly dissapointed and upset got dressed and while getting dressed the drunk guy knocked my door every 5 minutes wanting to know when my guest is leaving which I told them he is going home as I am takeing him back.I left the hotel and had to return home as there was no other hotel available due to the match. My entire weekend was spoilt and I can now see form a very empty car park not many people stay at this hotel which is more a dump then a hotel.
I request that my money be refunded as soon as possible to avoid further dissapointment.
Thanking you kindly


Mr patel

Room Tip: A period building with no double glazing ice cold heating is very poor so tehre aint any to select...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Durham
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

Bearing in mind, I booked this place purely because we were on a budget and needed a bed for the night south of Manchester, we weren't disapointed. I was doing a triathlon in Cheshire Sunday morning and we have family in Manchester so Altrincham was the perfect location and due to the proximity to the metrolink the Barrington Hotel was ideal. For only £45 in total for the night I can't complain. The hall way is tired and involved a lot of stairs but the rooms have obviously been recently refurbished and were really clean with a lovely big bed in the main room and a second single bed next door. The staff we really friendly and helpful and even though they didn't have a breakfast option on the room we were given a couple of boxes of cereal and shown where a small kitchen was. If you appreciate that this is a budget hotel, then you won't be disapointed.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Farnham
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106 reviews 106 reviews
39 hotel reviews
Reviews in 55 cities Reviews in 55 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2012 via mobile

Looks like from other reviews they have refurbished.

I stayed in room 6, decent size ,comfortable bed,very clean,big bath tub,powerful shower.

The hotel is really a pub with rooms but I have stayed in a lot worse than this and a lot more expensive .

Staff friendly and refurbished bar.

Will certainly be back.

Very comfortable.

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Armagh, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
44 hotel reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2011

Arrived late and nice Slovak guy showed me to my room, £25 a night, en suite. Rooms decor was past its best and the facade does indeed recall down at heel pubs but its location (1 minutes from rail and bus depot with a huge supermarket nearby) cannot be beaten. The noise from other rooms and outside might be a bit de trop but apart from bringing earplugs there is no cause for complaint! 9/10! Would recommend for Manchester area.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 2 Barrington Road, Altrincham WA14 1HH, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cheshire > Altrincham
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Ranked #7 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Altrincham
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