I stayed at the Etrop Grange for one night. I was allocated a room at the top of the hotel on the second floor. There is no lift, but the very helpful reception manager offered to get help to carry my case. The stairs were a bit creaky, and on reaching the second floor, there was an abandoned half-empty wine glass in the corridor, which was still there when I checked out the following day.
My room was small, with no air-conditioning, and had an oil-filled radiator for heating. The bed was probably an antique bed frame, but the mattress was supported by 3 large pieces of wood that had been added to the frame and consequently it was quite high off the ground. The worst thing about the room was the creakiness of the floor. I apologise to the resident in the room below, but every step I took around the bed (and the room wasn't that big), the floor creaked loudly and there was definite movement in the floor. The bathroom was tiled, but you could also make the floor creak in there with a hard tread.
To me, it felt like I was staying at my maiden Aunt's house in tired, old-fashioned decor, and I wasn't impressed by the cleanliness either. Under the desk there was a dried leaf (autumn finished about 7 months ago), the bed frame had visible dust on it and the bathroom had a sanitary towel wrapper on the floor by the sink. The window frame (no double glazing, but noise from the airport didn't seem to get as far as the hotel) was in dire need of a coat of paint as the paint was peeling.
I didn't sample the food, so can give no comment on that. It didn't feel like a 4 star hotel and I wouldn't stay there again if I had a choice. However, I cannot fault the friendliness of the staff and their willingness to help.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Etrop Grange is a gracious Grade II listed Georgian Country House originally built in 1780 by school teacher William Moss and although located just a short distance from Manchester Airport, is anything but an airport hotel.Originally known as Moss House, the hotel was renamed Etrop Grange in 1984 by the owners after a local area called Etrop Green. Etrop Grange first opened for business in November 1985 as a fine dining restaurant on just the lower level and was slowly converted into a hotel over the next 13 years with a £3 million refurbishment. The Etrop Grange still retains it's Georgian charm with its stately facade matched by a luxurious interior of decadent chandeliers, heavy drapes and marble fireplaces.Due to modern intervention the hotel is now ideally located just two minutes from Manchester Airport and the M56, and is one of the few hotels in the area with no overhead aircraft noise making it an ideal hotel for business and leisure alike. Offering complimentary transfers to and from the airport and airport railway station (between 06:00 and 22:00), along with complimentary parking and WiFi for all guests, Etrop Grange is the perfect place to spend a relaxing day or night whatever the occasion. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Etrop Grange Manchester
- Etrop Grange Hotel Manchester