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BEST WESTERN Forest Hills Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Overton Hill, Frodsham WA6 6HH, England   |  
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Ranked #1 of 3 hotels in Frodsham
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Relaxing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Very relaxing stay in which we were made to feel most welcome

Food was very nice, beer was slightly pricey but obviously its a hotel so I expected it to be so..

The gym was small but never really full and the swimming pool was spot on.

Rooms were a little small but it was quiet and comfortable.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Foresthillshotel, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Forest Hills Hotel, responded to this review, September 5, 2013
Dear Adrian C

Thank you for posting your recent review on Trip Advisor

I was delighted to read that you enjoyed a relaxing stay and you were made to feel most welcome, also that you found the food very nice and enjoyed a quiet and comfortable stay with us here at the Best Western Forest Hills Hotel while away on business.

We look forward to welcoming you back in the not to distant future.

Kind Regards

Kieran McCabe
General Manager
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

Stayed 2 nights whilst at Car Fest north.
Restaurant food was excellent. The service was also top. However, we had a twin room in the basement and it was unbelievably hot, stuffy dry air. One of the beds was broken, actually sunk in the middle. I did point this out to the helpful receptionist at checkout.

A great location for a hotel, but they should fix the air flow in the rooms and most definitely check out the beds as this made the stay uncomfortable

Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Foresthillshotel, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Forest Hills Hotel, responded to this review, September 5, 2013
Dear Gill C

Thank you for posting your recent review on Trip Advisor.

I was delighted to read that you found the Restaurant food excellent and also the service top whilst spending two nights with us when you attended the Car Fest north.

Thankyou for brining to my attention the broken bed I would like to apologise for this causing you to have an uncomfortable stay I hope that this doesnt deter you from staying with us again in the future.

We are so very lucky with our location located on top of Frodsham Hill yet so close to all that the North West has to offer.

We look forward to welcoming you back in the not to distant future.

Kind Regards

Kieran McCabe
General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

Had a lovely weekend break, food was fault less, staff always friendly and happy to provide anything which wasnt included. Family room was spacious, beds comfortable and sheets were soft (unlike most hotels we have stayed at). Can't fault the place, great value too.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 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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Foresthillshotel, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Forest Hills Hotel, responded to this review, September 5, 2013
Dear Sarahoj

Thank you for posting your recent review on Trip Advisor.

I was delighted to read that you found us Fault less during your weekend break with us I will pass on your kind and positive comments to all the team here at the Best Western Forest Hills Hotel.

Keep an eye on our website for the many planned events and promotions that are taking place over the coming months.

We look forward to welcoming you back very soon.

Kind Regards

Kieran McCabe
General Manager
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We visit this hotel with our whole family at least twice a year, and there are many reasons why we keep returning. The hotel itself is set in gorgeous countryside, just minutes from the lovely village of frodsham, it is clean and well presented. The rooms are of a high standard with the most comfortable beds of any hotel I have visited. The food is of a high standard and is served by professional and friendly staff, particularly helpful was the restaurant manager who went out of his way to make my father in laws birthday meal special, pleasing even my mother in law! Which is not easy, ha. The reception staff are very friendly and very helpful. The pool is great for young and old alike, we took my two year old and 5week old and had a ball, and the grandparents enjoyed timeout in the spar. The general manager, Kieron, took my two year old to feed the hotels fish, which he hasn't stopped talking about, not many managers would bother with the kids. All in all a fantastic hotel, run by fantastic staff. I would and regularly do recommend it to everyone and anyone!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Foresthillshotel, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Forest Hills Hotel, responded to this review, September 5, 2013
Dear B H

Thank you for posting your recent review on Trip Advisor.

I was delighted to read that you had a Fantastic,relaxing welcoming get away with the whole family. It will give me great pleasure to pass on your kind and postive comments to all the team here at the Best Western Forest Hills Hotel.

We look forward to welcoming you and the family back very soon.

Kind Regards
Kieran McCabe
General Manager
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Had a one night summer deal . Staff unclear at dinner concerning which menu was available on deal - embarrassing! Food - some good , some not so good. No hot water in room . Good views and location .Summer offer , good value for money.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Foresthillshotel, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Forest Hills Hotel, responded to this review, September 2, 2013
Dear Julie C

Thank you for posting your review on Trip advisor, regarding your recent stay with us.

I'm sorry that it was a little embarrassing that the team on the night were unsure of which menu was available on the deal I will be raising this issue with the team at our next Food & Beverage meeting along with the mixed comments concerning the food.

With regards to no hot water being available I will be investigating this matter with maintenance to ensure that there isn’t any reoccurrences of this in the future.

I was very pleased to read that you found us to be in a good location with good views along with being good value for money.

We look forward to welcoming you back in the not to distant future.

Kind Regards
Kieran McCabe
General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

We had a great stay here on a Sunday bank holiday week end with DBB, Rooms are clean and tidy and food had a good variety. The staff where extremely helpful and the overall experience was excellent. Will certainly stay again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Foresthillshotel, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Forest Hills Hotel, responded to this review, August 30, 2013
Dear Stephengt
Many thanks for taking the time to post such a positive review on Trip Advisor and i will take pleasure in passing your kind comments onto all the team hear at the Best Western Forest Hills.
We have an excellent team of staff here and we are very fortunate that they see customer service and guest satisfaction as a priority, the guests experience is of the upmost importance to us.
We always have plenty of special offers and events on our website so next time you are in the area it will be our pleasure to welcome you back
Once again many thanks
Yours sincerly
Kieran McCabe
General Manager
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

This was a get together for us - we live Scotland, our friends live in Portsmouth, so this was half way and we know Frodsham to be a nice place so we chose this hotel as our weekend break, and it had a swimming pool and family rooms. The hotel is a way up the hill away from Frodsham. It's a car journey down to the town, and all the amenities it provides therefore.

1. Cot. We asked for a cot upon booking. Also phoned upon morning of day of arrival (when we were packing to leave) to ensure they had a cot for us against our booking. Yes we were told. Upon arrival and check in, we asked if they had provided a cot for us. Yes we were informed. Upon arrival in the room, no cot. We phoned. 'Have you asked for one?' D'oh, no - only 4 times so far? No cot appeared until after 7 pm. Our toddler normally is in bed by 7.30 so it was touch and go and a wee bit stressful. No apology was provided and the staff didn't seem to care less.

2. Food. You can't eat here with small children. Their restaurant only opens at 7 pm. Too late for small children that are usually in bed for 7.30 pm. Pool bar sells snacks. And after 6 pm bar meals. Again too late when they are used to eating at 5 pm, enough time for them to process and be asleep without interruptions in the night for us all. We had a swim on first night on arrival, so ate a bit later than usual. The food arrived by about 7.30 after ordering it about 6.30, so not the fastest service. The second night, after a full day out at Chester Zoo, we decided to eat at the bar again because it was easier with tired children. We factored in the potential hour long wait so ordered the food at about 5.30, and at about 6.30 some of the order arrived. Some adults food, some children food but neither family a complete order. The order had been lost (a wedding was in the offing at the same time!). We finished eating by about 8 pm, after witnessing the very caring and helpful bar man get a rollicking from the chef on the phone, and reception who we complained to gave us a 'couldn't care less' attitude after the 90 minute wait. Eventually the manager agreed to refund the meals that took nearly 2 hours to arrive, but again, it was only after several complaints and trying to control 4 very hungry wee ones. Never again.

3. Room. Was about the same size you'd get, with same facilities you'd get from the £29 per night Premier Inn. Bathroom had a power shower, which was good, but very dated, with pink suite. It was quiet and no disturbance from the wedding, although a little hot.

4. Swimming pool. Tired. Dated. Scum feel around the edge of the pool tiles. Daughter of 4 cut her foot on a sharp tile and left her with a gash on the bottom of her foot.

5. Breakfast, good choice, no full fat milk for under 2's. Staff friendly. Food nice.

Overall, we won't be meeting up here again and will find somewhere else to meet, just as good in a Premier Inn and just find one near a local swimming pool that is well maintained and without risk of injury or scum.

It's a wedding hotel, where you get lots of grown ups and that type, but certainly not catering for children and young families.

Without children this would have been an OK destination. To a point.

Room Tip: Take your own cot for children, cuts down on the stress.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Foresthillshotel, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Forest Hills Hotel, responded to this review, August 30, 2013
Dear Fisssface
Many thanks for posting your review on Trip Advisor and I was extremely disappointed to read of the problems you had when you stayed with us,
I would not necessarily agree with your comments about us being unsuitable for children as we have many families and have had many reviews on Trip Advisor from families that would bear testimony to the fact that we are a family friendly hotel and we do cater for and look after our smaller guests as much as the adults,
Unfortunately the cot not being in your room on arrival would seem to have been a catalyst to the problems you had and we have reviewed our policy on ensuring that these important details are followed through as not to cause inconvenience to our guests.
We are also reviewing our opening and closing times on our restaurants so we can cater for more families who wish to dine earlier than 7pm however we do open our restaurant bar at 5.30 and it shouldn’t have been a major problem to sit you down in the main restaurant earlier.
As you are already aware I have responded to you via our own internal guest feedback system as you had also posted comments on that as well.
It is disappointing that you feel we were unable to give you the customer service and standards that we have built our justifiable reputation on and had we been more aware of your problems and concerns we could have dealt with them before you had departed the hotel
Once again please accept our most sincere apologies and rest assured that all your comments have been actioned
Yours Sincerely
Kieran McCabe
General Manager
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Address: Overton Hill, Frodsham WA6 6HH, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cheshire > Frodsham
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 hotels in Frodsham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN Forest Hills Hotel 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
BEST WESTERN Forest Hills Hotels a modern 3 Star Hotel.Situated just off the M56 yet set amidst beautiful Cheshire countryside.The panoramic views across the Cheshire Plains and the Mersey Estuary instantly tells you that the BEST WESTERN Forest Hills is something different.Set amongst quiet woodland,away from the hustle and bustle of the city,for a perfect nights sleep,yet just minutes away from the M56 which opens up the delights of Cheshire and North Wales and just a 20 minute drive from Chester.A perfect base for exploring the countryside,with the sandstone Trail on the doorstep.Ideal for families and Leisure Breaks.Cheshire Oaks Outlet Village for shopping and fun for the family at Chester Zoo,Blue Planet Aquarium and Gullivers World. ... more   less 
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