I stayed here with two grown up sons. It was a last minute booking influenced chiefly by proximity to where we needed to be.
We had two rooms, my single and their double.The hotel is described by a previous reviewer as "tired". Mine was exhausted. and seriously needing refurbishment. I would not stay in it again. The other room, however, had been freshened up and was really quite nice. I used the shower in it as I simply could not adjust the aged, poorly repaired version in my room.
We were advised on arrival that there would be a party downstairs until 5.00 am and that we had been moved to the front of the build away from the noise. Unfortunately that placed me directly above the outside entrance to the bar where the smokers came out throughout the night to converse in ever louder voices.
The hotel advertises 24 hour Reception. It doesn't add that Reception is nomadic and is most often to be found behind the bar downstairs. Meaning, among other things, that the Main Entrance is locked for long periods and you have to progress to your room via the bar collecting your key on the way.
Another distinct oddity was the lack of Housekeeping on a Sunday. In years of travelling very extensively throughout Europe and worldwide I have never before encountered arrangements such as these last two.
It would only be fair and correct to acknowledge that the cost of our rooms was very modest and the larger was very decent value for money. However certain minimal expectations remain reasonable in any paid for accommodation viz. an open welcoming Front Door and daily housekeeping.
All the members of staff we met were thoroughly pleasant and I would want to add that painting was going on elsewhere in the hotel. So the Trafford Hall may be on the way to being the kind of hotel it could be.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- *******PLEASE BE AWARE WE ARE CURRENTLY UNDERGOING EXTENSIVE IMPROVEMENTS/RENOVATIONS WITHIN THE HOTEL, SHOULD YOU HAVE ANY QUERIES REGARDING THIS, PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT THE HOTEL DIRECT - *** WE OFFER A MATCH DAY THEMED ROOM INCLUDING 2 MATCH TICKETS- ASK FOR AVAILABILITY*** Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, you can count on us to make your stay a memorable one. Enjoy the comfort of one of our 30 En-suite Bedrooms each equipped with remote control TV. We are ideally located for all sporting events just minutes walk from both Old Trafford Stadium and Lancashire County Cricket Club. Local attractions include Manchester United Football Stadium, Lancashire County Cricket Club, Manchester International Airport, The Trafford Centre, Salford Quays, The Lowry Centre and Artworks, The Imperial War Museum, MOSI (museum of science and industry), GMex Exhibition Centre, MEN Apollo theatres, Daytona Go-Karting and Sale Water Park. Trafford Bar Metrolink Station located approx. 50 Yards from the hotel provides an excellent transport link to explore the city centre and Manchester train stations. For breakfast, we offer either Continental or Full English which can be booked online with your room. Please note: Any bookings over 5 rooms requires full prepayment at the time of booking. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Trafford Hall Hotel Greater Manchester