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“Excellent value for money”
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Handforth Lodge
Ranked #1 of 1 Handforth B&B and Inns
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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“Excellent value for money”
Reviewed September 18, 2012

We stayed here last week as we were catching an early morning flight from Manchester aiport the next morning and wanted a decent nights sleep. We paid £35 for a double room, excellent value for money for the lovely and safe area the b & b is located in. The room and bathroom were clean and fragrant- no frills such as trouser presses or a minibar but then again what would you expect for the price.
The staff were all lovely, nothing seemed too much to ask from them, my partner had left his charger at home and so we asked at reception where the kind gentleman offered to borrow one.
We were able to leave our car for the week for £2 a night, a bargain compared to other airport car parks. The taxi to the airport only cost £10- ask the reception to give you the number as they have a good relationship with this taxi providor. As we were leaving early (6.30am) we were worried that we would miss breakfast but the manager arranged for the housekeeper to put out breakfast earlier than the usual 7am to cater for us which we were not expecting. Breakfast consisted of a variety of different breads and individually packed cheeses, jams, butter and mini-cereal boxes as well as boiled egg. It was a buffet style serve yourself and so we fueled ourself up for the day. There was a variety of fruit tea, coffee and regular tea on offer. There was no hot food, sausages or bacon etc but this wasn't a problem for us as as breakfast was included with the room and so we couldn't ask for more really.
Thanks for a wonderful stay, we would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Barrow in Furness
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed February 26, 2012

Stayed there last week and swill be there this week.
Good for contractors, there are plenty off places to eat, drink and of course cash machines.
Mr Rabbie is pleasant enough as so are his staff. Not sure where the bad comments have come from with other guests but my room was fine and so was the bath room.
The stuffed tiger in the hall did give me a shock at first also.
Thanks Mr Rabbie for providing a service that is not over priced as most places usually are.
I'm sure if you stay long term a deal can be struck with management for room prices. Some people just expect to live in palaces for next to nothing.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed February 7, 2012

We stayed in feb while working in the area it's no frills reasonably clean and friendly although the rooms are dated and decent value for a short stay

  • Stayed February 2012
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed February 2, 2012

This is not a Hotel, It is a Hostel.

I stayed for two nights having booked through Laterooms.com, I hadnt read the small print properly and found out that the room I had been allocated did not have an ensuite bathroom. I paid for and upgrade and was given a bathroom to my self. it was in a private corridor protected from teh public by a badly fitted screen door. Whilst in the shower an other guest did try to walk in saying he was looking for a toilet.
The room (6) was clean dry and warm, the furniture was random and not co ordinated but functional.

The receptionist (Renatta) was very helpful and efficient, and as I found out later has a brilliant singing voice, as I heard her sing whilst on my way to reception.
The Lodge had good parking facilities and is in a very good location for access to most areas in Cheshire area.

the phrase you get what you pay for definitely applies here I paid £30 a night, this included breakfast, however your choice was Cereal or toast. Other than that the lodge did not offer food or a bar facility.

I would stay again, but only if there was nothing closer to where I was working in Knutsford.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 29, 2012

When we arrived at the lodge, we were greeted in reception by a giant stuffed tiger teddy bear sprawled across the hallway! We found this pretty amusing...this suddenly dawned on us that the hotel was going to be tacky!
It took the young girl on reception awhile to find our booking, then we gor showed to our freezing cold room. The young girl went off to find us a heater, she said some of the rooms were cold.
It wasn't the cleanest of hotels, but i've seen worse.
I had to ask at reception for toilet roll in the shared bathroom, as there was none.
The young girl on reception was polite and helpful, we did not see any other members of staff.
The bed was the most uncomfortable bed i've ever slept in.
I would say this hotel would be ok for one night for a basic place to sleep, but definately not for a longer stay. We wouldn't stay there again, we'd pay the extra and stay in one of the hotels right near this.
This hotel is very outdated, poorly decorated and only surfaced cleaned.
We didn't bother going for breakfast as we reckon it would have been a complete waste of time.
So all in allm it's not awful, but it's certainly not pleasant.

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Athens, Greece
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed October 22, 2011

Our long stay at the Handforth lodge will be a happy memory as the manager Mr Rabbee, and his family made us feel right at home from the beggining!
A very good B&B with warm and hospitable people who will do anything for you to feel comfortable!
We would definatelly reccomend it to everybody.
S+E from Greece

Room Tip: Excellent location. Great value for money!
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 5, 2011

i stayed at the handforth lodge for one night as me and my husband were attending a wedding reception and the hotel was full.Has we live in bolton it would have been expensive in a taxi has the wedding was in cheadle so we found the handforth lodge online it was a short distance from the wedding venue.The place looked a lot better online than in reality,we arrived and both sort of sighed,luckily we did,nt arrive until 6pm as we ate out and did some shopping which left less time in the shabby room.Good job we showered before we left the small bathroom was in need of a decent clean the toilet was stained with stale urine and muck under the toilet seat.The shower was small and had damp patches around and slight scum stains euk!Also i took all the relivent toiletries but i did,nt pack soap has ive stayed in many hotels and expected a small toiletry pack oh no all there was was a bottle of antibac soap so had to wash in this not good.The toilet roll holder was broke and the bathmat was soiled.On the plus side clean towels were supplied.breakfast was of a continental style but we gave it a miss and headed home.On our departure it said ring for the housekeeper to leave your key we rang numerous times and nobody came to us,some member of staff saw us waiting so we asked her if we could leave the key with her she was very rude and said wait for the housekeeper we told her we wanted to leave she shrugged and walked away,eventually the young lady who checked us in took our key and another guest began complaining to her about the standard of her room not good.The older guy who was on reception on saturday evening to be fair was very pleasent and helpful but at £43 per night it was well over priced.It was dated dull dismill and in need of a complete steam clean.I could,nt wait to leave on Sunday morning and get home for a nice bath and freshen up.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Handforth Lodge
Address: 188 Wilmslow Road, Handforth SK9 3JX, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cheshire > Handforth
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Free Parking
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Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Handforth
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Hotel Class:3 star — Handforth Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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