I have used this hotel a few times over the past five years for quite large boardroom style meetings followed by an overnight stay. My most recent was in October, organising such meetings is a considerable amount of effort and my conferencing contact there takes it all in her stride when I keep having to swap numbers around.
I had an idea how many would be coming and an intial reserve was made for 20 bedrooms which in the end was a few too many but a good call all the same - the hotel was full in the end. One question though, when hotels are full where on earth is everybody? I mean our group of 15 for dinner was virtually the only people in the bar, this seems to happen in mnay hotels and I guess many folk have either gone out or simply stay in their rooms.
Anyway after the conference services had done their bit (all organised) we moved into the main hotel which is a different building, sort of old school English countryhouse hotel rather than the large open plan version of today. More akin to a golf club with the wooden panelling but with various additions to increase the size of the hotel - it sits in the middle of open countryside yet just minutes from the M6 in Cheshire.
The food is always good here especially considering its a big group affair where standards can often be so dull - a good winelist too but not a snobby hotel. I recognised one waitress at breakfast who I had seen before and she advised that she had been there since 2000 - thats pretty impressive in this day.
My room, no Presidential Suite this time although I have used it before however whilst it was a fair trot through the corridors to get to my room it was quite large, nice whirpool type bath and a huge bed not that I saw much of it retiring at gone 1am and up at 6ish.
All in its a nice place, my room safe didn't work (then again I didn't go ask them to look at it) and the toilet handle needed replacing as it has a lump of porclein broken off. It does surprise me that hotels in general don't keep on top of small things like that as they can leave impressions. it won't however stop me using this one as the location, conferencing and overall effect are good enough to rule out a minor point.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set in the heart of Cheshire, Mere Court Hotel was originally built as a wedding present for William and Amy Dunkerley in 1903 and has now been lovingly and skilfully restored as a 4-star deluxe country house hotel, award-winning wedding venue, conference centre and fine dining restaurant with one AA Rosette. Set in 7 acres of landscaped gardens and grounds with a private lake in the most desirable part of the Cheshire countryside it offers ambience and rural tranquillity, despite being only 10 minutes from Manchester Airport and within easy reach of the major motorway networks (M56/M6/M62) giving access to Manchester, Liverpool and the historic City of Chester. The original house has individually designed and furnished luxury bedrooms, including two four poster suites, all with wonderful views across the beautiful grounds. The Lakeside rooms all have king size beds and Jacuzzi spa baths. This hotel has played host to a number of notable and famous guests like former US President Bill Clinton, Ruby Wax, Dawn French, Alan Titchmarsh and Spandau Ballet. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mere Court Hotel