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“Nice but noisy” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Innkeeper's Lodge Alderley Edge

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Innkeeper's Lodge Alderley Edge
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38 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Nice but noisy”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2008

Nice design. Lovely bar and restaurant. Pleasant staff.Buffet breakfast was perfectly acceptable. Did have a dodgy pint of Timothy Taylor in the bar, though. There are 2 minus points against this hotel - the heat and the noise. I assume these are both connected. As it's an old building, I don't suppose they could have installed air conditioning, and the many halogen bulbs in the corridors and rooms give off an enormous amount of heat making the rooms and corridors stiflingly hot. The other problem is the noise. If you get a room at the front of the hotel, you have constant quite loud noise from the main road immediately outside.  As there's no air-con, the windows are ordinary single glazed sash jobs which let a lot of noise through. 7/10 for this hotel. I might try it again in the winter

  • Liked — Location. Interior design
  • Disliked — Noise from road
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2008

Good sized room, very clean. The staff were efficient and helpful; nice evening meal; only buffet breakfast available but that was adequate and well stocked. Very pleasant patio for eating and drinking. Only downside was significant road noise from the A34.

  • Liked — Nice room
  • Disliked — Road noise
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2008

Merlin was a pleasant surprise - us, the industry people, always expect the worst!!

Lovely modern room, flatscreen TV on the wall (although a bit of a temperamental remote control - did what it wanted to do, not what I wanted it to do) and exceptionally friendly staff... there was a maintenance issue in my room, but it was dealt with rather well.

One negative are light fittings, particularly in corridors - nothing wrong with them design wise, very beautiful, but the lamps give out so much heat, it is unbearable!! (admittedly, it was a hot weekend). Try changing for low energy bulbs guys...

Overall - great! If they promise to install air con, I'll be back very soon.

On the restaurant note, great food, excellent service and a really great garden - cured my hangover in no time!!

  • Liked — Staff were exceptionally friendly
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2008

The Merlin is a lovely pub and restaurant with great food and service, the accommodation is reasonably priced and modern with everything you need for a one night stay. The staff were very welcoming which made our stay even nicer. We had lunch in the bar which was great and the evening meal. The bar is warm and welcoming with real fires and a contemporary feel.

  • Liked — It was clean and quite modern with excellent restaurant facilities on site
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Innkeeper's Lodge Alderley Edge

Property: Innkeeper's Lodge Alderley Edge
Address: The Merlin | 5-9 Wilmslow Road, Alderley Edge SK9 7QL, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cheshire > Alderley Edge
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Alderley Edge
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Innkeeper's Lodge Alderley Edge 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled between Wilmslow and picturesque Alderley Edge, this elegant lodge gives you all the charm of a country hotel only 12 miles from Manchester.Dating back to the 1880s and dripping with original features and luxurious touches, it's amongst some of the most characterful accommodation in Cheshire. In fact, it was once one of the grandest private residences in wealthy Alderley Edge. Today it offers 10 comfy, modern rooms and a cosy pub and restaurant, where you can savour fresh, seasonal food in the warmth of a crackling open fire.Alderley Edge may boast the highest number of millionaires per square mile in the country, but there's much more to this pretty village than star watching. It's built upon a sandstone escarpment that overlooks the Cheshire Plain, where walkers will find many picturesque routes criss-crossing its beautiful scenery. The National Trust's Quarry Bank Mill and stylish Knutsford are also well worth a visit. ... more   less 
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