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“I can't believe it's in Rochdale!” 5 of 5 stars
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The Villas Residence
2 Oakenrod Villas | Bury Road, Rochdale OL11 4EE, England   |  
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Ranked #1 of 14 Rochdale B&B and Inns
London, United Kingdom
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136 reviews 136 reviews
57 hotel reviews
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107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
“I can't believe it's in Rochdale!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

The main road it's on does not look promising, and the drive is small - you could easily miss it (though there is a large sign up above the wall just after it). but then you go up the drive and wow, it's an oasis of classiness and calm. The hours and the rooms are full of paintings, sculptures, great furniture, it's got a wonderful feel to it. Free wifi, excellent bathroom. Run by a very nice chap. Not the cheapest but worth plashing out an extra £20 to get an above average experience.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Deal, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I was made to feel that I was a welcome guest at a country home house party - wonderful. As a solo guest Paul, the owner, went out of his way to recommend a good local restaurant and phoned ahead to ask them to look after me. On my return I was greeted by Harvey the dog and Paul offered a glass of wine.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

A lovely reception from the charming host...two perfectly chilled white wines served in the back lounge leading on to a pretty courtyard. The hotel is packed with curios and antiques so you are never short of things to look at and comment on. Impressive fireplaces in every room. Crisp white bedding and spotlessly clean throughout. Nice breakfast served on quaint crockery with silver sugar tongs etc...Attention paid to minute details. Refreshingly different from the big chains.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We stayed here for one night on our wedding night. Paul the owner was so welcoming and helpful. We explained that we wouldn't be arriving until late (our wedding venue was elsewhere) and asked if someone would be up to let us in. He said that he would be happy for us to drop our overnight bag the day before the wedding so we wouldn't have to worry about it on the day, then gave us a key so we could just let ourselves in without bothering anyone. The room was amazing (the Art Deco room) spacious, airy and full of antiques, the bed was also so so comfortable.
Breakfast in the morning was delicious and the service was very good. Would highly recommend.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We were dropping my daughter and friends off in Manchester for a concert, and were going to visit an old friend in Rochdale. We booked into the villas after reading the reviews on trip advisor. We were not disappointed. It was completely unlike anywhere else I have ever stayed. Stunningly beautiful, sumptuous, luxurious, gorgeous and every other word in between. The rooms are just simply gorgeous. The thought that has went into the decor and antiques is incredible. Although this stunning manor house is full of antiques and paintings, you won't find a speck of dust anywhere. We thoroughly enjoyed our night in a sumptuous four poster bed. The breakfast was just as good. I really could not find a fault with this hotel. I will be thinking about this place for a long time to come. Cannot recommend it highly enough. Just go there.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Am originally from Rochdale and was here with my partner for two days whilst visiting family and sharing my 50th birthday with my twin sister. Now I chose this b&b with myself in mind rather than the other half for a change, and rather than the usual chain style hotels, wanted something a bit more personal and special. You got exactly that here with beautiful big interesting bedrooms and the rest of the house, sorry I should say HOME, because that was how it felt, just fantastic. Paul and Anita treated us immediately like friends, nothing was too much trouble. Even my partner asking for black pudding and mushrooms the next day on his full english didn't faze Paul, as he went out and bought them!! Even the dog Harvey was eager to please by chasing sticks and leaves!! Oh and thank you for the wine and beers! Hope to see you all again. Xxxxxx

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Set conveniently but peacefully near the centre of Rochdale. What a find. Absolutely beautiful interior packed with tasteful antiques and wonderfully displayed art works. Luxurious room. Companionable hosts. Thanks so much for such a comfortable friendly stay.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 2 Oakenrod Villas | Bury Road, Rochdale OL11 4EE, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Greater Manchester > Rochdale
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Rochdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Villas Residence is a small 19th century Georgian style Boutique Hotel in Rochdale, Lancashire. It is the essence of a welcoming private residence.The Villas offers accommodation set in an atmosphere of a bygone era. Antique furnishings and exquisite decoration make each room a romantic home from home. ... more   less 
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