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The Mercury
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Westhoughton
Bristol
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7 reviews
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“Spot on, its all you need”
Reviewed February 10, 2012

Myself and my 2 brothers needed a place to stay whilst attending our uncles funeral, what a godsend the Mercury was. My brother is blind and uses a guide dog and the hotel did'nt have a problem with it at all, in fact they told the audience for the quiz night to watch out for the dog so as not to trip over him. Not only was it very reasonably priced but the owners and the staff could'nt do enough for you. The rooms are basic but are comfortable and clean (if you want plush go and pay for an expensive hotel). The night we stayed was a quiz night and the hands on owners who were doing the quiz still had time to see to our needs. All in all a great place to stay and next time were up that way guess where we'll be staying.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 8, 2012

I use many hotels in the area as I travel up fortnightly to see my kids. I stumbled upon The Mercury and will be staying here again for sure. The hosts and staff will do anything to make your stay comfortable, the rooms are clean, quiet and comfortable and the nightlife in the bar is really welcome with a good selection of beers and drinks at....as a Londoner.....very reasonable prices. There is a real family feel to this hotel and as someone who spends alot of time in transit this really feels like home.

I would thoroughly recommend a stay here it is a reall little gem!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed December 10, 2011

We needed a room to break up a long journey and was very pleased we found this hotel. We enjoyed a few drinks at the bar which where very reasonable in price. The breakfast in the morning was perfect and filled us till lunch. Very happy to recommend this place

  • Stayed November 2011
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 10, 2011

We hired a function room at the Mercury Hotel for our first vintage fair. From the beginning the staff and owners at the hotel were very helpful and let us visit the function room several times and ask yet more questions. We had the fair yesterday and couldn't be more pleased. We arrived at 10am to set the room up and the owner helped us move the tables to anywhere we wanted, he let us use his projector screen and also put on food. The food was lovely. Stallholders at the fair were happy with the staff who provided more tables and sorted out the lighting so everyone was happy. Visters to the fair commented that the venue was easy to find and that the function room looked lovely. After such a great experience we have decided to host another vintage fair at the Mercury on 4th December. We would advise anyone looking for a venue, meal or a bed to come to the Mercury. Great place, lovely staff and very friendly owners. Thank you once again

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
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Colne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 17, 2011

Really friendly owners and staff and extremely good value, Bed was very comfortable so we slept very well. Had the full breakfast also very good and very filling well worth the £5.00.

We were attending another function but would have happily stayed for the African night as it looked great fun (we did catch half an hour when we got back).

We would definitely stay at the Mercury again, who cares what it looks like outside, inside is clean and they have every thing you need for an overnight stay with the advantage of a real welcoming atmosphere.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 15, 2011

We stayed for 4 nights while working at Boltons Hospitals. The Mercury is Excellent for Contractors with everthing on site. Right on the motorways. Once you check in you need not leave. With superb food at the right price and entertaiment most every night (enjoyed Kareoke). The rooms are clean and spacious and free WI-FI comes in handy too. Staff and regulars made us feel most wellcome. Highly Recomended
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Stuart Cartwright
12/9/11 - 16/9/11

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
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Birmingham, Alabama
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Reviewed August 18, 2011

I stayed here with my fiancee, daughter, and my brothers family recently while in town to race Ironman UK in Bolton. While not a fancy hotel, or even the greatest accomodations, this is the nicest, friendliest place I have ever stayed in. We were greated by one of the owners and quickly shown to our rooms. They knew we would be waking very early for the race in a day or two and made sure we had rooms away from their bar and event area where there was to be a birthday party on the night before the race. The rooms were very well insulated and despite the noise of the party near the lobby area, I heard not a bit in my room. I slept so well the night before the big race!

The room was small and there were double beds, but they were comfortable. The toilet initially didn't flush, but they quickly took care of it. The bathroom was dated but functional. The carpets were somewhat worn. So definately not the Ritz. But anything the rooms and physical plant was made up for by the helpfulness of the owners and staff. When we asked about a place to get pasta the night before the race they had some nice suggestions, and when it was apparent that the restaurant wouldn't open till later they offered to make our reservations for us. They made sure there were signs asking other guests to be quiet for the Ironmen to sleep. He had breakfast set out for us on race morning at 3am with porridge cereal toast and hard boiled eggs.

My fiancee had the best time in the pub one evening where they had a great karaoke going on with dancing and lots of friendly locals!!

All in all our stay was great. If you want a place where the staff will bend over backwards to make your stay comfortable, and don't mind a place without the most modern or updated of rooms then say hi the friendly proprieters of the Mercury!!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Property: The Mercury
Address: 540 Manchester Road, Westhoughton, Bolton BL5 3JP, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Greater Manchester > Bolton > Westhoughton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Westhoughton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Mercury 3*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A home from home with live entertainment - what more could you want? This privately run establishment offers friendly service, comfort and has entertainment in the bar seven nights a week. Or you can relax in your room watching the freeview television, use the free wireless internet access or have a warm bath or shower in your en-suite. With our home made food you are sure to enjoy your evening at The Mercury. ... more   less 
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