So bad it's almost funny. Very odd place.
I didn't think motels existed in the UK until me and the wife stayed here for a couple of nights. The motel is situated right next to a garage forecourt. It is the ugliest looking building I think I have ever seen. It almost looks derelict.
As soon as you enter the building you'll realise that the inside matches the outside. Very dated reception area and halls. Smell of damp and mould everywhere. Some of the room doors have dents in them were people have punched them. The ceiling titles are black with mould, crooked and damaged.
The rooms are quite frankly disgusting. Smelly, mouldy dirty and out of date. Bathroom same. The bed was solid and itchy. The room was unbelievably hot in the night making it impossible to sleep. You can here the other guests EVERY movement. Wifi didn't work.
Bar again is dark moody depressing place to drown your sorrow. Friday night with the locals reminded me of the star wars gally. The food takes forever to come and isn't great. Think they run to the spar next door when a order comes in. Tables are sticky.
Staff are friendly.
To be honest I think the owners should face the fact that a serious amount of money needs to be spent modernising the place. Personally I'd demolish it. I really can't see where the good reviews have come from?
The hotel inspector would struggle with this place. If this is the best accommodation that your budget will get you then I would rather stay at home.
Read the bad reviews because they are very accurate and if you do end up staying here just remember to wipe your feet on your way out.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- The Mercury Hotel Westhoughton
- Mercury Hotel Bolton