We purchased a Living Social deal for one night's bed, breakfast and evening meal and at £59 it was a good deal but I wouldn't want to pay more for what we had.
First of all I must say that all the staff we encountered were polite and cheerful and engaged in conversation.
The hotel is quite large and tired although there was evidence of some modernisation ie. some new wooden bedroom doors and new lift buttons but our bedroom was lacking. Mildew and black gunge nestled at the bottom of the windows although they did open . The bathroom was hopeless as the doors were louvre slats and did not stay closed which was not conducive to a comfortable use of the w.c. as I was travelling with an elderly friend. Infact I resorted to using the public toilet near reception. The enamel on the bath was badly chipped and the shower was outdated and had the middle control handle missing. The sink taps were incredibly stiff and the bowl was dirty underneath, no I did not seek this out but was obvious when lying in the bath. Grim!
The restaurant in the evening was all but deserted and lacked any atmosphere. The table d'hote menu offered to us was not exciting nor generous in portions. Why oh why do restaurants not serve vegetables automatically with main meals? If I hadn't been feeling very tired I would have gone out for a take away after dinner.
Breakfast the following morning was as different again with an abundance of fresh fruit, cereals, pastries, dried fruit and juice followed by a "Full English".
I would stay here again if I felt convinced that my room had been refurbished and would not opt for the set menu but dined in the bar where prices and choice were reasonable.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hillcrest Hotel, Widnes is a modern hotel ideally located for overnight stops for those en route to the Lake District or the South of England. Situated in a rural setting the hotel offers access to all motorway networks, bringing Chester, Manchester and Liverpool within easy reach. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hillcrest Hotel Widnes
- The Hillcrest Hotel Widnes UK - Cheshire