BEST WESTERN Smokies Park Hotel,  Oldham

4.0/5  - based on 558 guest reviews.
Ashton Road, Bardsley, OL8 3HX, Oldham, Great Britain - See map
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The BEST WESTERN Smokies Park Hotel is a beautifully appointed hotel that is as lucky as the guests who visit. The location it enjoys is about as convenient as you will find, and the views across nearby parkland will make it easy to forget just how well connected the hotel is to the local motorways! This Lancashire accommodation is delightfully furnished, and offers spacious rooms with every modern facility you would expect from Manchester's leading 3 star hotel. And to complete the stylish set, our contemporary, seasonal Brassiere Restaurant, five function rooms and trimnasium are ready and waiting! The Trafford Centre is full of fantastic buys just six miles away, and Oldham Museum two miles from the hotel offers something for all the family after you have shopped until you have dropped.

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BEST WESTERN Smokies Park Hotel,Oldham
  • 4
    « Smokies »

    I have stayed in the hotel for 2 nights whilst in the area, very tidy hotel first visit, room good size, only down side was a lack of menu choice and it was a bit expensive, the main restaurant only serving xmas food in november so we ended in the bar. I arrived nearly 8pm friday night very limited parking due to functions, there was some loud music around 2am saturday morning but other than that a good hotel, very clean. I may use again. £12 for breakfast is a rip off but many hotels charging similar amount so cannot fault them in that.

    5
    « Fantastic Alpine Adventure »

    Attended The Alpine Adventure with my colleagues from Office Depot. This is the fourth consecutive year we have had our team Christmas Party night and it get's better every year. What a fabulous night.Great choice of music and entertainment, games etc from Lloyd and his lovely dancers. Brilliant photo booth and ski machine. Food was lovely. There were 12 in my party and each and every person complimented the food. The ice cream bike was a great idea and the lovely Pepe never fails to entertain. Can't wait for Christmas 2017! Overnight stay - My husband and I stayed over as usual. Great room,very clean and lovely comfy bed and great breakfast. Went to breakfast with our friends that stayed over as well and we were looked after again by the lovely Pepe. He really is a credit to Smokies. Thanks all for a great night .Would highly recommend.

    3
    « Reasonable location and facilities but poor quality food. »

    We stayed for one night to attend a local function at the Oldham Rugby Union Football Club ( Which was excellent), we decided to have dinner at the hotel but timing meant we had to order from the bar menu. The first course was salmon and prawns with lettuce and diced veg, it smelt like the lettuce had been washed and dried with a stale tea towel it was quite pungent but difficult to pinpoint, though the salmon tasted fine. My second course was gammon with egg which arrived absolutely nuked, dry, and tasteless. The egg had equally been overcooked and was like rubber and solid. We were already running late so ate what was edible and left the rest. My wife's meal soup and steak were Ok but nothing to write home about. We reported the disappointment on checkout and this was duly noted and I also left my contact e mail address to date I have had no apology. Which is indicative of a lack of customer care and concern, in my opinion. I have stayed at Best westerns all over the world including FRANCE, Italy and the UK and in fairness most have been very good franchised restaurants run at the higher end than cafe style. I guess we expected better?

    4
    « ANOTHER PLEASANT STAY »

    We have stayed at this hotel on a few occasions in recent years as it provides a good half-way venue at which to meet friends. As in the past, the room was clean and tidy and the bed comfortable. The bathroom is of an acceptable size, with a combined bath/shower. We ate in the restaurant, which was quite busy but the food, as in the past, was very good in quality and value. There was a boxing tournament taking place in the event room but this did not disturb our enjoyment of the evening.

    4
    « Charity boxing »

    Spent the afternoon and early evening at the Best Western hotel, Smokies for a charity boxing event hosted by Stealth boxing promotions in Nov 2016. Great venue, very hospitable staff, all in all a great day.

    4
    « Not a wedding review »

    I have stayed here a few time in connection with work. It seems as though the wedding side and functions are really pushed to the extreme. The food in the bar is hit and miss mostly miss and can take am age to arrive. Bar prices are steep. Room in comfrotable but dated and not for the first time I found 'adult' lubricant in the bathroom so not sure what the standard of cleaning is or what goes on in the room and I do not really want to know. To sum up if you can stay at a newish Premier Inn them do so

    5
    « Our wedding at Smokies »

    We really can't praise the staff and service highly enough! From the very first meeting with Sarah, the wedding coordinator, nothing was too much trouble to make sure our special day was perfect, even down to Sophie sewing a jewel back onto my wife's dress. On the day itself, Shaun was on hand to make sure everything ran smoothly, running through the order of things to make sure we knew what would happen, and when. Then, after the ceremony, he took us into the room to check we were happy with the layout and look of the room for the wedding breakfast and evening reception. Steph, the lady who dressed the room did a fantastic job, and the overall effect was stunning! Everybody said what a fantastic time they had, and we would highly recommend everybody get married at this amazing venue!

    5
    « Excellent Staff, comfortable hotel »

    The staff here are the outstanding feature, friendly, helpful and professional. There has been quite a bit of recent redecoration, giving the place an attractive contemporary style. My room was clean and bed very comfortable, so all in all a great stay. I travelled by train and used Stalybridge station, which has a taxi rank rather than the closer Ashton-Under-Lyme, which doesn't.

    3
    « Staff make the hotel »

    This hotel is comfortable, a little worn in places but the staff make up for any hotel comfort short comings. The breakfast range & quality are very good but again the highlight is the quality of the staff, all are friendly & have a professional manner. 3 nights I spent @ this hotel & yes I would return. Recommended.

    5
    « Comfortable »

    My company booked me in here and what a pleasant experience. Staying in an executive room it was clean , spacious and quiet. I decided to eat in the hotel restaurant and the staff were polite and efficient. The food was superb, home made veg soup to start and rump of lamb with winter veg all cooked to perfection. A nightcap in the bar rounded off a lovely experience. This hotel is a credit to the Best Western network and i will defiantly choose here again if I'm in the area.

  • 3
    « OK hotel but problems with noise »

    Hotel is OK, staff generally helpful and rooms are fine. Parking is very tight but the biggest problem is noise. The hotel has a couple of function rooms and when they have parties the guests may not leave till the early hours of the morning. We couldn't get to sleep till 3:30 as people were talking outside in the car park and in the corridor.

    4
    « Staff make all of the difference »

    The rooms and the hotel are great. My friends, family and I were staying up for a powerlifting competition and as such food was massively important to us. On all three nights, Ciara and Sophie served us and went above and beyond to ensure that our dietary needs were met. For this reason I am rating the hotel as very good and would like to pass on my thanks to them.

    5
    « Wedding »

    I have been planning our wedding at smokies for some time, the day eventually came this weekend. I stayed the night before with 12 of my girls on the executive floor. We were able to use the landing which was private on the third floor, I'd arranged for a buffet for us to be brought up on the landing and was looked after all night! The following morning they did a buffet breakfast which was perfect whilst we were all having hair and make up done! I had booked the executive wedding so we was the only ones to get married that day. I wanted my guest to be able to get rooms should they want to. I was taken downstairs to where the ceremony had been set up! I couldn't have been more impressed! It looked amazing! I could go on forever about every detail but in short! The staff the whole weekend were amazing, every single one of them! Sarah the wedding planner I can't thank enough for all your hard work, I will never forget how perfect you made our wedding! Stef (joyous moments). The decoration of our wedding although a little unconventional ?? was everything and more that I expected! The food, from the buffet I asked for on the Friday and Saturday through to the menu through the day was faultless! The buffet at night time was amazing! The bar staff and restaurant staff were the most accommodating and friendly! I can not tell you how super impressed Alan and I were at our fabulous wedding that you all played an amazing part in! Perfect is in understatement We thank you from the bottom of our hearts and cauldrons ??????????????xxx

    3
    « Could do better »

    Booked a weekend at Smokies, for myself and my wife, I have been to this hotel two or three times previously for work, and I thought it would have made a nice weekend away, so I booked an executive room. Unfortunately I don't think the room allocated, 503, was any better than a standard room, the room was up two flights of stairs, no lift, it was nicely finished, but there was only one easy chair in the room it also lacked a table so not ideal for two people for the weekend. Being on the top floor the room also suffered from a sloping ceiling, so lost some of the effective size. The room also seemed beyond the range of the Hotel Wifi. There was also quiet a bit of noise, from other areas finding its way in to our room. The bathroom had some black mould, in the corners and a rusty towel rail, so again missed the ideal grade, although the water pressure was good, and hot water was plentiful. Downstairs there was a lounge bar, which was individually designed, in a sort of faux industrial style, if there is such a thing. The restaurant is separate to the main hotel it's Ok but nothing special, the menu promised more than it delivered and it seemed there were minor variations between the menu and what arrived on the plate, I have rated it higher on previous visits, so it may be the functions took precedent. However the second night there was the worst, we nearly, and in hindsight should have gone out to eat. There was an adult family group who shouted and swore through there meal, we could not get out of the restaurant soon enough, the young waitress did apologise, but could not, and I would not expect her to do anything about it.

    1
    « No sleep »

    We booked this hotel because of the price and wanted a hotel to stop in the night before we flew. Around 1.00an we was woken up buy a group of people making a lot of noise this seemed to go on for a few hours . When told staff the following morning about that they seemed aware of this but nothing happened to control the noise.Apart from this hotel was nice for the price paid.

    5
    « mr and mrs w »

    we picked smokies for our wedding day after going to one of there wedding fairs in 2015. we was impressed with what we seen and on our big day they did not let us down.our wedding was in the medlock suite and was put together by smokies and joyous moments perfectly. they took care of us all and made our big day a special one. the food was very good and also the rooms. all staf were very friendly and especially our wedding organiser sophie thanks!!

    2
    « The good, the bad and the ugly... »

    Here for a 40th birthday party down the road. The hotel looks nice from the outside. The staff on reception were very nice. Our room was large and the bed was surprisingly comfy. The water was hot. Although the light in the bedroom was dim as a glow worms armpit in the bathroom it was pretty good. The tea bags in the room resulted in a lovely cuppa this morning. When we pointed out there was only one bag and one pack of biscuits were were given as many as we needed. The parking is tight when they are fully booked. We can't comment on the bar as there was a boxing celebration/presentation/tournament going on and we didn't fancy it. We didn't eat here either. Our room was located over the entrance to the bar and it was very, very noisy. We had asked for an upgrade or move but they were full... Clean? The bed linen was. The bathroom wasn't enhanced by the grubby grout, rust on the towel rail and a hair or two (not ours) around the edge of the bath. Infact the bathroom is truly horrid. It's a 1970s plastic modular design in cream not enhanced by the cigarette burn on the side of the sink. The carpets, furniture, fixtures and fittings are all awful. Old, worn and ugly. If you wanted to sit on the sofa to watch TV you can't...its behind the telly. This is on the shortest bracket in the world which means it can't be angled properly. All in all the 'Best' should be removed from the title. If this is the best God help the worst! This place is so overdue an upgrade and refurb I don't know how they can justify the £66 room only, to stay for the night. I'm thinking the newTravel Lodge up the road looks good and I hate Travel Lodges! Get your finger out Best Western... Your staff and customers deserve better!

    1
    « Lesley and Katherine »

    On a positive note all staff were pleasant and friendly. The hotel however was unacceptable. We stayed 2 nights and had trouble getting parking both nights. We had room service with raw hamburgers. We had cold showers and on day 2 had to ring for toilet paper. Also noise from reception on night 1 and patrons leaving pub attached was annoying.

    3
    « Medioka... »

    Stayed here as a last minute thing, I general try to avoid best western & Britannia hotels due to the fact that they are usually outdated! Upon arrival there were plenty of free parking, we were greeted my a lovely reception team who explained everything that we needed to know! Room - first thoughts... dark grim and HOT! Where is your air con?????!!!!!! This is the only reason why I have given the 3/5 rating! Other than that nice little hotel.

    3
    « Disappointing restaurant »

    Stayed last week in this hotel. On arrival the hotel looked OK and staff were pleasant and efficient with booking me to my room. The room itself was nice, clean and well serviced all week. The down side of the hotel was the fishy smell in the bar area, corridor leading to the bar (I suspect this is why there were several auto air fresheners on the corridor wall) and poor service in the main restaurant. Portions on the food were very hit and miss with one meal having a substantially larger pudding than the main meal!!. Good job though or I would have been hungry! Breakfast was also hit and miss with one day being virtually cold from the buffet style server. Staff serving were young and not very customer focussed. Ordering of meals and service to the table were ok but certain members of staff just seem to walk back and forth for no apparent reason or would stand for lengthy periods admiring each other! There was a bin,broom and shovel left adjacent to a dining table for three days but these had obviously not seen any action by the amount of debris round the edges of the restaurant. One evening I thought we had a celebrity chef Ie:Gordon Ramsey in the kitchen with the amount of verbal abuse that floated across the restaurant for some considerable time. A large party were given the run of the restaurant for my last two evenings taking up,most of the floor area and tables. All other residents were "allowed"to use the tables squeezed into the dark corners and up against the bar. My final point is a quite bizarre breakfast with three members of staff standing to my left and within two feet of my table shouting their conversation to a resident who was obviously a regular resident over the top of my head to a table on the other side of the room to my right. Must have had my Harry Potter invisibility cloak on that day!

  • 4
    « Good old Smokies »

    I stay at Smokies on a regular basis and while it may not be the most glamourous hotel you'll ever stay in, everyone is friendly and willing to help. The Restaurant does a job and a decent breakfast. Fair point some have made about not enough bodies behind the bar during busy periods.

    5
    « Albion Church Organ Recital »

    Our stay in Ashton Under Lyne was 2 fold One to visit an elderly Aunt, who wanted to go to the Organ recital, and two to give us a break from a horrendous 4 week! new kitchen fitting experience. We will definitely opt to stay at the Smokies Park hotel again when visiting our relative.

    4
    « Comfortable hotel »

    A comfy room with good facilities and a lovely meal. The room had good desk and lighting and the lift is helpful for big suitcases. Plenty of parking too. I would definitely recommend this hotel for a business trip.

    5
    « One of the better Best Westerns in the North West »

    Smokies park hotel certainly looks a lot more 'premium' than other BW's I've stayed in over the North West, with a well presented Reception, and friendly staff ready to assist! I believe the hotel bar has just been newly refurbished, and its extremely inviting to enjoy a cold pint after a long day, and the restaurant just off the bar was pretty damn good! Me and a friend both had starters, mains, a drink each, and it only came to £30! We were definitely impressed by the quality of the food for the cost! The lady manager at the hotel is also extremely helpful, and will stop and have a chat if you're outside in the smoking area, very pleasant and a credit to the hotel :) The only thing I could say from my stay that could do with improving, is the benefits that rewards members receive on check in. As a diamond member (and having earned my status the hard way), I was not offered a recognition award, or the chance of a room upgrade, or any acknowledgement of my reward status. I know I'm probably being picky, but I know other BW's offer this. Saying that. The standard rooms are more than spacious for a business traveller, my only tip would be to try and get a room that doesn't have two single beds pushed together, it can be a tad uncomfortable. Parking Tip: If possible, get to the carpark before 5pm, otherwise you may struggle to get a parking space, as many business people return to the hotel after 5 :)

    3
    « Smoking hot bar prices »

    Just about managed to park up in the much trumpeted FREE CAR PARK! - I thought all hotel car parks were free? Hotel is more like a business conference facility than a family hotel and is very much run in a business-like fashion. The rooms are ok - nothing special but the tea / coffee making facilities are straight out of 1950's Blackpool landlady land. The food is okay - the breakfast was fine. The Bar Prices are ridiculously expensive - £16.40 odd for a couple of lagers and a G&T - when challenged I was told that "it's because you had a double", which worked out at something like £9.00 - kind of took the shine off the wedding we attended; 100 people all spending about £50 plus on drinks - £5,000 behind the bar che ching! Also I had to leave the room we are in to get the lager because they didn't have it on the bar in the room! Perhaps nobody thought any of the 100 or so people would want any? The advertising of future events was relentless and everywhere, it was hard to escape the hard sell. Probably the last time I ever see this hotel but it has made me think to remember to avoid Best Western Hotels on my travels.

    5
    « My 80th Birthday Party »

    I had my 80th birthday party here in the Medlock Suite on Friday 9th September. The room was arranged in a really nice and clean condition with plenty of room for the 15 round tables. I arranged 6 bedrooms for friends who were travelling a distance and they were all very pleased with the room and the good breakfast. The catering for the party was first class in quality and quantity and was enjoyed by everybody, many going back for seconds. Overall an excellent event, made even better by the friendly and helpful staff. Would recommend.

    3
    « Shabby not Chic »

    A disappointing o/night stay.The room albeit well sized was drably decorated and furnished with a paticularly dingy carpet which gave an off putting first impression. The ensuite however was clean and bright with good quality fittings. An update to modern standards is needed.

    5
    « Wedding Blessing »

    We were married at Easter in Cuba with a few of our family and friends but decided to celebrate at home with a church blessing and celebration. We knew how amazing Smokies was for a wedding because our daughter had hers there so we thought we'd hold our own party there too. Sarah Leather our wedding coordinator was brilliant, she and the team from smokies went above and beyond for us, all our ideas and wishes were catered for, from cocktails on arrival for us and all our guests, to Cuban drummers and dancers. We were in our elements, the food was perfect and those afore mentioned cocktails were on point!! Making our celebration one we shall never forget. Sarah, Sophie, Peppe, along with the buffet guy and cocktail master who's names I can't remember were so attentive throughout our stay, we were totally stress free and able to enjoy every last minute of our celebration. We would 100% advise anyone to hold their wedding here, Smokies are fabulous and you wouldn't be disappointed, I only wish I could do it again but I've already had two weddings, a third would be greedy.... Who knows :)

    1
    « Rooms are good, friendly staff, just don't bother to eat!!! »

    Why can't you get your menus and food right. 1.5 hours wait for substandard food, to which the duty manager admitted he didnt even know what my starter was supposed to be!!! He freely admitted he didn't know the menu or did the chefs and as for my main course I I received chili on nan bread instead of flat bread and minus trimmings, including coleslaw and fries. Words fail me as to what I experienced tonight!! A complete debacle!!!

    5
    « Wedding venue »

    Attended a wedding at this hotel 28 August 2016. Very impressed. The staff here are well trained, and the venue is perfect for hosting large wedding. Faultless. Well done to everyone who works here, ask for Sophie to run your event, she's amazing.

  • 5
    « Wedding »

    My friend had her wedding here on the 28th of August the day was beautiful, the rooms was lovely very clean the staff was more than five star, especially Sophie rothwell who worked so hard making sure everything was perfect and the day was beautiful she went up and beyond and I cannot fault one thing, she was on hand for everything, she is an absolute credit to smokies and made the bride to be day with all the little touches she did, also reception and housekeeping worked so hard to get all the guest checked in, even though they had a wedding the night before the rooms were all ready on time, the wedding meal was piping hot even though they had 75 seated to eat the meal was delicious and once again cannot fault one thing, overall the day was beautiful and would highly recommend. Shelley

    5
    « Wedding day »

    Smokies hotel is fantastic made mine and my husbands day amazing the food was fantastic venue amazing and the staff couldn't do enough for us I would definitely recommend smokies to anyone who was looking for some where to get married and especially ask for Sophie the duty manager she is absolutely amazing and was there for me and Wayne all day even my guests have all commented on how great the staff where especially Sophie x

    5
    « Great Hotel Great People »

    As always a great stay with No problems the Staff are a credit to the Hotel. I have been staying at Smokies for a long time and I certainly get well looked after I never even bother to look at the different hotels in the area and there are quite a few. to choose from.

    1
    « Russ and Nicola Hollands wedding »

    Wedding day was great but unfortunately the wedding meal was terrible. From quess the soup flavour (apparently it was leek and potato) to the rubber chicken and frozen veg and also frozen profiteroles. One glass of wine to which they didn't even leave the bottles on the table and the obviously under trained staff. Sorry smokies you really let the day down all I can say is I'm glad I didn't pay for it.

    3
    « Going downhill »

    Stay here a lot on business and stayed again last week for 2 nights. Rooms are good BUT the reservation system is awful. The newly refurbished bar is unusual with Edison bulbs and really nice staff. We have multiple staff staying here and in the last couple of months we have had bookings wrong, wrong dates, no rooms etc. So if you book here I'd advise checking before you stay to ensure there is a room for you, on one occasion I arrived, no room, no space so they had to get me in another(better) accommodation. this week the restaurant was horrible, I ordered the makerel starter and it smelled off, the potato base was at best look warm and cold in the centre, the Diane sauce with my steak was like cream coloured milk with a couple of pieces of mushroom added. My colleagues pork Belly which was served on almost cold spring onion mash, his steak was overdone and served with Diane sauce that looked like gravy and the second attempt was little better if at all better, so much so he left both and went to a local shop to buy a chilled pasta bowl. This hotel needs to buck up as we are now looking at alternative accommodation in the area. I do feel sorry for most of the staff as they are friendly and try but the entire establishment needs new or better management.

    3
    « 3 1/2 stars »

    Would be a fairer reflection. Not quite a 4 but not a 3 either. Good, friendly and efficient check in and out. Room was functional, apart from the TV which was poor reception due to some work on the Winter hill transmitter apparently. Fortunately there was a few of us staying so i wasn't in the room much anyway. Room was functional and clean with a large comfortable bed. Big bar area with large TV's. These didn't suffer with reception issues and were handy as the Olympics were on - if you like the Olympics of course! Restaurant was nice - breakfast was good, buffet style but can order some fresh options if desired. Only ate 1 night but again the food was good and reasonably priced. Friendly helpful staff in all areas.

    3
    « Living next door to Alice! »

    So stayed for Three nights earlier this month with work. The room was on the ground floor overlooking the car park at the front. I wanted to have the window open but the restrictor was broken meaning it would have been possible to climb in the room if I'd left it open. Massive bed which was very comfortable. Didn't turn the TV on although there was a note saying the picture might be poor owing to work on the local Winter Hill TV mast! So all things considered the room was functional and okay. Nothing special but okay. A big plus was the staff, especially the reception staff who were always polite and helpful. Service in the bar was slow, usually one person trying to manage a queue of customers wanting a drink before their dinner. We had private dining in a function room that was partly decorated for a wedding. The first night the food was dreadful. Pie and chips. No healthy options. Bowl of lettuce appeared towards the end of the meal. Soup but no side plates for bread roll. Pudding was a waffle with squirts cream. We complained and obtained a refund. Next night much better. Roast beef dinner or vegetable lasagne, really tasty. So all in all it was okay. Just okay. Didn't go for a culinary experience. Maybe the food in the a la carte restaurant is better?

    5
    « The best wedding venue in Oldham »

    We got married on 13th August 2016 and had the best day possible! With it being a large wedding of 225 guests for the wedding breakfast we were apprehensive but smokies exceeded our expectations and we couldn't have asked for anything better everybody has complimented it since. Thanks Sarah for all your hard work you was amazing we will definitely recommend it to our friends and family xx

    4
    « anniversary night »

    the lady on the phone was very polite and so was the receptionist ! the room was nice and clean ,plenty of space and free wi-fi with a kettle and tea,coffe and sugar ...was a peaceful night and the breakfast was very nice ! would definately return here for another visit soon ...thankyou very much for a good night .

    5
    « My Wedding »

    Well what can I say me and my new wife had our wedding here on the 12th Aug 16. From start to finish I can honestly say it was the best day of my life. The staff are so friendly and helpful and really can't do enough for you everything seems no trouble to them. I would especially like to thank Sarah Leather who organised,planned and helped me and my new wife with every last detail for the big day she was an absolute star and a credit to Smokies and I would definitely recommend her to any of my friends if they are getting married. I would also like to thank Sophie who was the duty manager on the day. She also could not do enough for us from doing master of ceremonies duties to making sure our glasses were always topped up and generally helping the day run so smoothly. She is also a credit to Smokies and along with the Smokies team I really can't thank you all enough. I will be recommending BEST WESTERN Hotel Smokies Park to everyone I know as a fantastic wedding venue and hotel. Thank you all again. Peter Riley

  • 4
    « Nice little hotel for a work overnight stay »

    Another work overnight and a meeting close by. Smokies was ideally located for the short journey the following morning. I chose to stay here as it has a small gym, not the best gym in the world but sufficient to get a workout in. Definatly value for money and I would certainly stay here again.

    5
    « Super hotel »

    Stayed overnight and was very impressed with this hotel. The staff were very friendly and the bedroom was very nicely decorated, as was the hotel generally. Also the breakfast was super, with all sorts of choices. The hotel is in very nice surroundings and although near to a main road, there was no noise from the road. Will stay here again.

    5
    « Short stay »

    Very nice Hotel and the staff are fantastic. The only down side really is the cost of food and drink. For what you pay you expect top notch food but I think it's quite basic (Just my opinion) Worth a visit though

    5
    « Great hotel »

    Lovely reception Room nicely decorated big bathroom Free bottle of water Over slept and didn't get a frosty response. Good bar... friendly staff ?? Lots of car parking A lot nicer than you would expect.

    4
    « Disappointed Best Western Rewards Member »

    Having stayed before we decided to stay again while renovating our Oldham property. We booked the last room which was a twin Whilst we did not specifically request a ground floor room we were pleased to get one and since it was the last room available how could anything go wrong ? Upon arrival we were told it was not on the ground floor and that no notes to that effect was on the booking [was I a liar or what ?] We accepted the non-ground floor room only because there was a lift [my partner has poorly knees]. Despite telling them immediately that the TV was not working it was still not working after a 2 night stay - a lazy Sunday morning in bed watching the telly was not to be :-( We even had to phone down for tea spoons - no attention to detail. Whilst it was nice to get a discount on the room I would have preferred to receive the Best Western Service to which I have become accustomed over the many years I have been a Rewards Member - Come on Smokies pull your finger out or drop the BW logo.

    4
    « All"s well ,that ends well. »

    We choose this hotel, because it was close to family who live nearby in Manchester. When we arrived there was a wedding reception going on and we really thought nothing about it. We went out to see family and on arrival the wedding reception was still going on and loud. The room that we had been allocated was facing the wedding reception and the music was really really loud. The reception desk told us the music would be going on until 1o'clock in the morning. We went down to the reception desk to say that we weren't happy. They did try to place us into another room, but there was another wedding reception going on and you could hear the thumping of the base music and that would be going on until 12:30 in the morning. So we stayed where we were, and told that they would move us the next day. Which they did and our second night was much better. The lesson learn't here was to ask for a room far from the two wedding receptions the next time we stay. Ideally it would be great if the hotel enquirer if the guests were with the wedding parties and allocate the rooms accordingly. The breakfast was excellent, I could not fault it.very enjoyable. Overall we would be happy to stay there again the next time we are up.

    5
    « Always satisfied with Best Western »

    I have stayed at the Best western Smokies Park on numerous occasions and have always been delighted and very satisfied with the service I get. I can thoroughly recommend this hotel with regards to its location. Easy reach from the motorway network and also close to Manchester.

    3
    « Typical Best Western Hotel »

    Not much to say on this one except it is the usual Best Western. Good value for money with generally a well appointed Hotel. My room though 308 had an large hot water pipe which was like having the central heating on all night!

    3
    « Ideal for 2 to 3 nights »

    It's a good spot to be staying whilst visting around the Ashton/Manchester area, quick access to Motorway. Basic but clean accommodation. Room was in a quiet location, as requested & didn't hear other guests.

    4
    « Nice place »

    Stayed here more than once and it's always ok. Rooms are comfy and modern and I've never had anything to complain about. The restaurant always does great food and breakfasts. Plus it's in an ideal spot for getting around that side of Manchester without getting bogged down in traffic. Once again always a pleasure to stay

  • 5
    « The business for business travellers »

    I stayed a couple of weeks back, a hurried get in shower eat bed up out, but this time I am here for a couple of days. I booked an available exec room and it's just great, spotless as is the rest of the hotel and everything I need to work and relax. Breakfast is buffet style, hot plenty of it and choices of cooked, continental, fruits everything's I could want, again served well and with a smile. I ate in the bar for one meal and the food was piping hot and very good, bar staff are attentive and chatty, all the better for the business traveller on their own. The staff in the hotel really do want to be here, their passion and service quality is rare and they have it in spades, a great asset to the hotel. Tonight I chose the restaurant to eat in, and ordered the Rump steak hand cut chips and green beans with a pot of Garlic and Thyme sce. Steaks are a personal thing, everyone's way is different as is rare, medium etc. The chef has got my choice spot on, full of flavour cooked really well, hand cut chips were to die for and the beans just crunchy enough, spot on. I'm here again for two more days next week and I am looking forward to the food already. Great place for the business traveller, I will recommend this place to everyone.

    5
    « A Nice Treat »

    We had a meal at Smokies on Saturday 16th July 2016. We had the Mezzanine starter for two which was very good. Our main meal was the Monster Burger and Thai King Prawn Linguini which was excellent followed by the house wine which was very good. We shall be going back very soon. Mr & Mrs Pollard

    5
    « Nice business hotel »

    Nice hotel in Oldham perfect if you are in business in the city. Nice bar area and good food plus service is always good. Even has a little gym area you can use. I would recommend this hotel if you are in the area on business. Breakfast was particularly good.

    5
    « Lovely meal »

    Very quiet for a Saturday night which is a shame because the food is lovely and reasonably priced. There is a good atmosphere and the staff are very attentive. Good sized portions. My husband was bested by the triple decker burger. Well worth a visit.

    4
    « Helpful and flexible »

    I booked a meeting room between 4pm and 6pm, then arrived early! They allowed me to have the room an hour early, but said I was still booked until 6pm. Very helpful. And the room I slept in was great. Roomy and clean. xxxx

    4
    « Would return »

    We stayed here for one night for a concert. I would definitely stay again, it was £13 in a taxi to Manchester centre. I cant comment on the food but the room was nice. Reception staff were really helpful & there is a nice big bar area where we sampled a few drinks :-)

    5
    « Wedding »

    My brother had his wedding here it was fantastic food was gorgeous wasn't rushed at all the children's meal were very good value got a lot for a children's meal evening meal lovely too staff friendly only downside was the drinks were expensive but it was a hotel overall lovely experience x

    2
    « Food fine - service terrible »

    A dozen of us (ish) stayed here two weeks ago for 4/5 nights. The hotel was fine but the restaurant was very poor. The service was so slow that one night it took 3 hours from being seated to receiving dessert. When it arrived it was cold and the steaks were hit and miss as to how you wanted them cooked. On several occasions the breakfast buffet was stone cold!

    5
    « Wedding »

    I got married here, the whole stay from start to finish was great more than great. The rooms were clean and comfortable, the food was delicious (all our guests thought so too), and the staff were all lovely and friendly, they couldn't do enough for you.

    5
    « Fantastic »

    Lovely and friendly hotel thoroughly enjoyed my stay here. Clean and comfy bed and lots of choice at breakfast. Situated next to great Park. Had no trouble when I requested a late checkout. Will most definitely be returning here in the future

  • 5
    « Parklife weekender »

    Fantastic can't complain with the money or staff or anything apart from some of the bar staff who were rude everybody else were great and same again next year for me. Which will make it 3 years on the trot. The rooms are adequate and the bar and restaurant are more than ample for the price I payed

    4
    « Great Place For A City Break »

    Reception was very friendly and efficient. Room was a decent size, with good facilities, and clean. Breakfast was very good. Plenty of choice, nicely presented, great coffee and pleasant surroundings. The bar staff were also very friendly, and bar food was good. Overall a pleasant 3 nights were spent in this hotel. The only negative is the Catery next door. It stinks. While we were staying, it was very warm in the evening. We opened the room windows, but quickly had to close them due tot he smell. We went for a walk to Daisy Nook Park nearby, and walked past the Catery. The smell made my wife gag. I would visit again, but wouldn't open the windows.

    5
    « Etihad stadium »

    Went to a concert at the etihad stadium. The reception ordered us a saloon car style taxi £12 in to Manchester centre bars near to arndale shopping centre. A nice hotel easy to get to. We didn't have breakfast so can't comment.

    5
    « Lovely staff and stay ! »

    On arrival we were greeted by happy friendly staff who gave us info such as where restaurant and bar were and traffic light system at breakfast. Our room was large bright and clean, free soap and bath toiletries ( always a bonus) and tissues. We went to bar one and Sophie behind the bar was extremely lovely and helpful chatting to us which made us feel extra comfortable, we enjoyed a lovely meal at reasonable price.We went to the Coldplay concert at the etihad stadium, the hotel arranged a taxi for our trip that was reasonably priced £10 on our return we had a comfortable night sleep, although the room was very Walm so I had to open the window as we couldn't see a thermostat on the radiator but that wasn't a problem really. The next morning we were up at 7.45 to go for breakfast for 8 am opening when we got there we were alone with several members of staff Sophie and Connor who made us feel very welcome again there were several others but I'm not sure of there names but they were all helpful, Connor made us laugh ! If we travel to Oldham again we will defiantly return, thank you for a lovely stay team.

    5
    « Most enjoyable stay »

    The hotel staff are so friendly and eager to make sure we are looked after. Our bedroom was well furnished with a large comfortable bed. It was so quiet even though there were weddings on over the weekend. We were not disturbed at all. The food was excellent with a good variety to choose from.

    4
    « GOOD HOTEL »

    We overnighted at this hotel as a means of conveniently meeting friends. The accommodation was comfortable with a reasonably spacious bathroom and we had a pleasant night chatting in the bar. The staff were helpful and friendly and we will probably return.

    5
    « The very best, Best Western »

    I have been coming here for years and I also stay in many hotels around the country for work, most of them Best western. Of all of them Smokies is my favourite! The rooms are clean and comfortable especially the executive ones which are well priced. The crowning glory is the restaurant Eat@Smokies. I always have the sirloin steak. I ask for it medium rare and guess what it comes medium rare! Most chefs don't seem to know how to cook steaks and often over cook them so they go dry and like shoe leather! Smokies Chef cooks them to perfection and very succulent. The only issue I have is that you get the choice of 2 sides included. When you order "Roast Tomatoes & Mushrooms" (note Plural) you get one mushroom and half a tomato. If you order "Onion rings" you get a bowl of 10! I have never been able to work this out. If you order them as extra sides (more than the 2 included) the one mushroom and half tomato costs £2.50! Come on Smokies thats really not fair! The other problem is they used to do Lamb Koftas as a starter - they vanished off the menu some time ago, they were the best starter! I forgive all this so long as the steaks stay the same!! All the staff are lovely, very friendly.

    5
    « Go there twice a year every year »

    Very smart hotel the staff are very helpful. Breakfast s OK if you get up early enough. Do not leave it to the last minute and expect to get a super breakfast, it is a buffet. The rooms are very comfortable and you can have use of the sauna and steam room. Best to book this as you check in so the staff can get them up and running for when you are ready. Overall well worth the visit and a reasonable price. I have stayed at this hotel mainly on weekends and occasionally in the week. Never had any problems.

    1
    « Dont bother at the moment »

    We went for a drink at the Best Western, got to the bar: no signs and walked straight into a building site, no one said anything to us, not even the cleaner who was stood starring at us, so we walked up the corridor and found a member of staff whom then took us into what looked like someone s conference to be served drinks, not very professional at all. Would of been nice if there were signs around to explain that a refurb was happening or even a member of staff to ask if we were ok. But nothing.

    4
    « Comfortable »

    Stayed at this hotel for one night during a visit to the area. I found the staff very pleasent and the rooms were up to standard and a massive comfy bed. Bearing in mind there was two functions on the go there was no noise or rowdiness as you can come to expect. The only issue was in the residents bar you had guests spelling out from the functions into the area, but I imagine Sunday to Thursday this isn't an issue. Breakfast was nice but the room could probably do with a lick of paint. I would stay at this hotel again.

  • 4
    « Weekend stay for a course at another venue. »

    I had a very comfortable stay. there was a wedding on but I was not disturbed by noise. The breakfast was tasty and cheerfully served. The sausages were very good. The wifi is free and fast. the bed was big and comfortable, the shower hot, the room clean and although "standard"; bed, TV, chair, desk etc was very acceptable. Just down the road is Bardsley canal which was perfect for a run. Hotel staff welcoming and helpful.

    5
    « Visit to family »

    Our son lives in Ashton and we spent a weekend at Smokies Park whilst visiting. On arrival we were told there was a wedding therefore we would be put on the other side of the hotel as it would be quieter. Lovely big room, very clean. The restaurant served good food and Peppe Gambolini, duty manager, was excellent. Very attentive, caring and had a lovely sense of humour. A good place to stay and very reasonably priced.

    5
    « Nice stay »

    I had emailed the hotel to ask for a quiet room as I'm not a very good sleeper. They booked me into room 115 which was a family room. Very peaceful until around midnight when a dog started barking outside somewhere every half an hour. The room decor wasn't in bad condition and the bathroom seemed very new, my only problem with it was the toilet. I'm average height and my feet didn't touch the ground when sat on it and if you have kids be very careful with the bath water temperature, I could have filled a cup and put a teabag in it. SCOLDING. I had my meal in the Cromford bar, decent pint and very nice meal.

    5
    « Highly recommended »

    We held our company annual awards here on Friday the 22nd April, we booked the Crompton Suite, the staff are AMAZING and extremely helpful, Andrea is a fantastic organiser and certainly went the extra mile and so did Pepe and the all of the staff - great team, The whole event from beginning to end was fabulous, the majority of the people attending the event stayed over, all of the rooms including triple and twin rooms were excellent and the sit down meal and buffet in the evening was perfect. We had the DJ and Casino package and what a great night was had by all, extremely good value and the friendly family feel to the whole event was exceptional. Certainly be returning

    4
    « Smokies »

    The overall impression of the hotel was very good, there were a couple of items that had to be addressed because they were not working correctly, however all in all it was good for the price we paid. Food was excellent, albeit the arrival night meal was not our first choice because some items were not available, but the meal was good

    4
    « Nice hotel »

    This hotel is very clean, reception staff very friendly and the rooms are very comfortable. Hairdryer, iron and ironing board in rooms as well as tea making facilities and biscuits. Nice big beds and plenty spare pillows. Only watch out is that if you take alcohol into your room then they charge you corkage. Would recommend a stay though

    4
    « Trip to Oldham »

    Smokies is a comfortable hotel with friendly attentive staff. Its location is within easy reach of both Oldham and Manchester. The breakfast is very good with an excellent variety to cater for all tastes

    5
    « Another enjoyable night »

    We have always enjoyed eat @ smokies.The menu is always good and last night was no exception we took advantage of the smokies benefit card which is worth using with 50% off the bill. We will be back soon this is a good place to go for a change if you live locally and should be full with the excellent food and value it offers

    4
    « Hotel for a match at the Etihad stadium »

    We booked this hotel for one night to watch a rugby World Cup match. The drive from the hotel to the stadium took about 20 minutes and the hotel was easy to find. There was a large free car park. My husband and I stayed in an executive double and our children were in a standard double. The rooms were clean and the beds were comfortable. The executive room had a desk and chair which the standard didn't have and was slightly larger than the standard as would be expected but the standard was still a good size. Our bathroom had a good shower and the room was quiet. The executive rooms are on a higher floor at the back of the hotel which overlooked an industrial looking site. There was no noise from this but it was a Saturday. There was a wedding on and the children could hear it from their room. In the morning when we went down to see the children there were clothes, male & female, strewn all along the corridor. My husband used the running machine in the gym in the morning. The reception staff was friendly and helpful. We didn't have breakfast there as it seemed expensive and so went for breakfast in Manchester centre instead. I would go back if we visited the Etihad again but wouldn't bother with the executive as the difference between the two didn't seem worth the difference in money.

    5
    « Great hotel »

    I booked a room at the hotel as a treat to myself whilst attending Soul Boutique All-Dayer. I rang in advance to enquirer about booking a double room on single occupancy & was told that this was not a problem. I had a slight problem trying to program the hotel into my sat-nav (the postcode for the hotel is for Ashton Road which apparently numbers from 1 - 1043 & the hotel doesn't actually have a number on Ashton Road! However I resolved this by programming my sat-nav for the junction of Ashton Road & Bardsley Vale Avenue which took me straight to the hotel ??) The hotel has ample car-parking around the hotel site with an over-spill car park to the side for larger events. The reception area is clean, modern & welcoming as were the reception staff on duty. I checked in & was directed to my room on the second floor & was pleasantly surprised to find that my "standard double room" was extremely spacious & bright & contained a super-King size bed (can be split into two singles) & a double bed settee. There was also a large double wardrobe, large dressing table with drawer & cupboard storage, large wall mounted tv & bedside storage either side of the bed. The room also had tea/coffee making facilities & ironing board, iron, hairdryer etc. The bathroom was bright & clean with a full size bath & overhead shower, heated towel rail with a good supply of clean towels & complimentary toiletries. The hotel itself is bright, clean & comfortable & all the staff were extremely friendly & welcoming. The soul event was held in the Medlock Suite which is a beautiful room. Despite staying at the hotel during a busy musical event I didn't hear any noise from the function suite nor from any of the other residents rooms within the hotel. I would definitely recommend this hotel for its accommodation, facilities & staff.

  • 4
    « great value for money »

    this hotel is conveniently situated outside the centre of Oldham. Spacious, clean well decorated rooms with friendly helpful staff. Good in room facilities including tea, coffee, biscuits and bottled water

    4
    « Family Reunion »

    My family,13 of us, were staying here for the weekend. I was a solo visitor and my expectations of having a nice room were low,as I had heard that solo meant not nice. I was pleasantly surprised,as I was given a lovely room which was the same as my family had. The appeared to have been refurbished recently and were bright and airy and well epuipped with everything one should need. There was wifi which was very good. We were all given rooms on the same floor,which was helpful. The staff were friendly and helpful.

    1
    « Ear plugs. »

    Not got a good word to say about this Hotel.... Bar very expensive,food very poor,and if your unlucky enough like me you will get a room beside the bar area...Very Very noisey.... 00:15 on a Friday morning people singing and shouting in the smoking area..which is right outside my window.!!!! 0/10

    3
    « An OK hotel »

    Small carpark, OK meet and greet, poor signage around the hotel eg difficult finding my room and the gym, nice room and bathroom, v comfy bed and slept well, v small gym, good breakfast. So overall better than average but not v good.

    5
    « Fantastic stay »

    We visited this hotel as a base while on business in Manchester. The hotel was fantastic. The rooms very clean and comfortable and the staff exceptionally friendly. I would highly recommend this hotel and would love to stay there again some day.

    3
    « Good Utility Hotel »

    The absolute best thing about this hotel is Diane who works tirelessly behind the bar ensuring guests are served promptly but with a human touch. She's brilliant and a real gem and an excellent ambassador for the hotel. Hotel itself is ok and fine for a short stay whether for business or pleasure.

    3
    « staff great expectations not met »

    we booked again at smokies for closeness , and overall the staff are fantastic, they will try and try for u at all times, cant fault the staff at all, only thing was we never see a senior/manager to resolve a problem, as we had to move 2 times on our stay to find a room with hot water, but hey we found one, the pillows on this occasion were poor, but last time they were fantastic ! ..also painting/gloss work was going on, and I thought we could of been put in a different wing, but no apologies' from management, or a complimentary drink!!..we did have snow also, and the effort was very slow for guests, this should have been salted quick, health and safety!!.. food in restaurant very good, and staff excellent too..also its nice for staff to tell u if there are any big events at the hotel.. again management!!

    1
    « Cold Room cold shower, no reservation in system! »

    I have stay away about 3 nights a week and have stayed in many hotels in the UK. I arrived late to this hotel and first this hotel that did not have my booking. This is the first time this has ever happened with LateRooms, I do not blame LateRooms this will be Best Western's issue. The night manger on duty was very helpful and was able to assist me. I then checked into the room it was freezing, so I turned on the radiator and got into bed hoping it would warm up. When I woke up in the morning the radiator was on but the temp. was very low and made the room very cold, annoying but no issue I thought I would have a warm shower. NO Warm water at all . So I could not have a shave or shower. The water was slightly warm so this hotel obviously has turned down the temp on the thermostat. Spoke to reception and they acted surprised which is rubbish there is other comments here stating the same issue. If you want to stay in a cold room with no hot water stay in this hotel.

    5
    « Golden palace »

    Been staying on and off at smokies for nearly 3 months on a smart metering gas course at Oldham college. Food very good, staff pleasant and helpful, accommodation very good. Compared to a few premier inn s l've stayed at, smokies is a golden palace. Would 100% recommend for a good stay. TM

    4
    « Good Food, Decent Bed, What more do you want »

    Stayed a couple of weeks for a training course. Oldham is a little off the beaten track, not really family or holiday territory. Hotel is typical business establishment and handy for Manchester. Room was good sized, excellent bed, free wifi & TV, Tea/ Coffee etc. Food was excellent, I usually ate in the bar. Desk staff & house staff were friendly, The girl who booked me in could put a smile on a traffic wardens' face..... Downside, well its Oldham, not a honeymoon destination. Large screen TV in bar shows 24 hr football, which seems to be a local affliction. Happy to stay again, if only they could move it south....

  • 4
    « Gary v »

    I have been staying here at smokies for the past few weeks on a training course, all the staff are very friendly especially Kathryn,Tom,Jay,Diana,Lewis and becky Rooms and food is great,Great hospitality Thank you very much for making my stay feel like I'm at home. Well recommended

    5
    « Lovely food »

    Really enjoyed our meal, service was good, and staff was lovely. Would definitely recommend, good price, and lovely atmosphere for Mother's Day! Good was also lovely. Will be returning for another family meal in the near future, and hope it will be as nice.

    5
    « Great service! »

    We chose to stay at this hotel as we were volunteering at an event early on the Sunday morning at the Etihad stadium. Manchester city centre hotels were a ridiculous price for the night as there was a couple of large events on. Smokies was very reasonable on price and easy to get to. Service was second to none from the moment we walked through the door till the morning we left. Our room was very clean and decor was good. Obviously from the 'wet paint' signs in the corridor that there is some 'sprucing' going on which is a good sign and shows that the owners try to keep the place ship shape. We ate in the restaurant on the Saturday night as, due to a function, we couldn't find space at the bar. Although the menu is limited, the prices aren't bad and portions were plentiful. Again great service with a smile. So all in all if you're looking for a hotel that doesn't break the bank in the Manchester/Oldham area this is a great choice.

    5
    « Alternative option when no hotels available in Manchester »

    We traveled to Manchester recently. There were no affordable hotels left in the city due to a big sports event, so we had to look further away from Manchester. The Smokies Park hotel came up, and we gave it a go. It's about 7 miles from the centre of Manchester. Friendly staff at the reception. Very quiet rooms.Bathroom looked a bit dated, but clean. Good breakfast selection. Free WiFi. Easy parking. Enjoyed a chat with one of the managers, Peppe, while having drinks at the hotel bar.

    4
    « Excellent, although some problems with breakfast »

    Not too many good hotels in this area and this one was very good, A very spacious well appointed room. A few oddities - I have never seen a lavatory bowl so high. Nor have I seen a hotel threatening in its conditions to confiscate any alcohol found in rooms. The breakfast room was the main restaurant and attractive. Only had breakfast on a Sunday (28/2) morning, but they did not open until 8 and apart from coffee (which was excellent) and some very basic cereals and canned fruit, there wasn't much available intitially. Evan half an hour after opening only half of the advertised "full English" items were on the hotplate. I ended up eating them before my porridge which did not arrive for 20 minutes after ordering it. None of the fruit was fresh, all was canned/preserved - I think we could expect a bit more for these prices. But what we had of the Full English was fine.

    4
    « Lovley Hotel , Fab Meal , nice big rooms - Location not too keen on. »

    We stayed here while I was viewing a car. The hotel is lovely , clean ,friendly staff , large fluffy towels, spacious rooms and a fantastic meal in the restaurant which was a good price too.We had 2 courses each with a bottle of wine for £60.00. The only down side was the location as there are not many nice pubs or restaurants around the hotel and I was none too keen on the area. Up the road was a bit of a no go area however it is not far to the town centre by car and the IKEA there is fab. Someone had turned of the heating off in our room and i couldn't find the dial but reception were up in 2 mins to sort it out with no problem.Bar area really nice and comfortable. Hosts- 8/10 Breakfast- didn't have Facilities 9/10 Wifi not too bad Cleanliness - 9/10 Stay again- No but only because of the area, The hotel lovely.

    1
    « in oldham on business »

    stayed at the Best Western Smokies Park 22/02/2016 for five days, on arrival the room was cold, the bathroom was tatty and the fixtures were tired and in poor repair and the shower was barely adequate, however the bed was clean and comfortable. The bar area was smelly I put this down to a dirty and ripped carpet, the carpet in the corridor to the restaurant is very dirty. The restaurant is also looking tired and the tiles around the bar are dirty and broken. I must say however the food was excellent top marks to the chef. Some staff were rude and miserable looking, a bit like the venue I say. I don't advise staying there I am afraid.

    5
    « Great place to stay. Nice setting. Comfy room »

    This is a nice place to stay. Food was great - the pork to die for and the service from staff super excellent and friendly in the dining room. Rooms were comfy and there is a nice fountain thing to sit by if you smoke - you dont feel such a social pariah when you are sitting by a fountain :)

    3
    « Noisy! »

    Stayed for a family wedding the room was fine but far to noisy at night time for you to get any sleep as they run more then one wedding at a time on a weekend with the late night club/ bar going all night a lot off drunken arguments in the hallways! Apart from the noise as a wedding venue it was lovely.

    4
    « Will definitely be back! »

    I made a last minute trip to Oldham to visit in-laws and the room I got was fantastic value for money. Really friendly staff go a long way and I can't fault them. I would recommend including breakfast in your package otherwise it can be a bit on the expensive side but, again, I'll definitely be back.

  • 5
    « A Warm Welcome »

    Whenever we come to Oldham to visit friends we always stay at Smokies Park. This latest trip did not disappoint. The bedroom was spacious, clean and nicely decorated. We always eat in the main restaurant where the food is excellent. A big thank you to all the staff. Looking forward to returning very soon

    5
    « The Hassalls »

    Great welcome as always and a wonderfully clean and comfy room. Smokies always make whatever the occasion special and all the staff are more than willing to assist in anyway possible. Looking forward to my amazing breakfast and our next stay!

    5
    « The staff are fantastic »

    I've stayed at 'more corporate' places, but the level of customer service and the friendliness of the staff means that I will happily book again. Makes all the difference. Nothing was too much bother, and no-one had to ask a 'manager'.

    4
    « Best venue for a party with a fabulous team of employers. Great food! »

    I had my 40th birthday party here on Saturday 30th January 2016. I booked it back in September and during this time I was in contact with Andrea the events co-ordinator and all I can say is a huge thank to her. Thank you also for the discounted rates on the hotel rooms for my guests...amazing value. Rooms are very basic but you don't need anything more as we were only getting ready in them and sleeping eventually after an amazing party. On the day the staff couldn't be more helpful moving tables and making sure everything ran smoothly. I didn't even see the buffet or have any due to being so busy but my 240 guests says the food was excellent and every single bit got eaten! Couldn't fault this venue at all. Huge thank you to all the team at Smokies for making my 40th the best birthday ever. My room was decorated by the company Balloons and More in Oldham. Loved my dance floor and back drop worth the spend!

    5
    « My wedding day »

    I want to say a massive thank u to all the staff at smokies for our amazing wedding day on 6th February 2016.me and my husband had a amazing time so did all the guest.for the two days we was there we was welcomed and luked after.we will defo be reckoning smokies to people. But the main people to thank is Sarah shaun who from the very first sec we arrived could not help enough they worked so hard and made our day special. Also like to thank the barman duty manger pepie for welcoming use making sure we r ok and sooo polite.so again smokies thank u from the bottom of mine and my husband hearts for a amazing wedding day. Love from Mr and Mrs brown xxx

    5
    « Lovely room, nice service »

    We stayed in one of the executive rooms, which was actually a free upgrade when we got there which were quite happy about! The girl on the front desk was very welcoming and friendly which was great and so important when you have just arrived. Check in was very efficient and just a couple of flights of stairs up to our room. The room itself was lovely, very large with a huge bed (which was amazingly comfortable and I didn't want to get up the next day!), a fully equipped bathroom and a HD tv on the wall. The large windows were nice and although our room overlooked some kind of factory or offices next door, you could still see across into Manchester which was nice at night. Might seem petty, but the pillows were perfect for me as I am asthmatic and allergic to any feather pillows. They were also reasonably firm, which I prefer. I can't comment on the restaurant or food quality as we didn't go there. All in all, we enjoyed our short stay and would readily visit again.

    4
    « Pick one of the executive rooms »

    Last time I had the constellation room, it is just about a suite, well worth the extra cost. Good bathroom, sitting room and lovely bedroom. Dinner was dissapointing after a 30 minute wait and whilst the beef was tasty it, and the accompaniments were only just warm.

    1
    « No Internet »

    Lovely hotel lovely staff, girl on front desk was an absolute gem. But unfortunately due to matters out of their control NO INTERNET. its 2016 not 1986, for a huge hotel chain that professes to being a 4* fails to provide Internet this is very very poor. One member of staff said it usually happens and have been know due to not paying their bills. Another member of staff told me this was a company they employ decided to cease their Internet connection.. If you're a business traveller avoid this place by the sounds of it if you need a good stable Internet connection to conduct your business affairs away from home and the office you won't be able to do it here.

    5
    « Would definitely stay here again!! »

    Was a great hotel dealt well with my last minute booking. Reception staff were very helpful and booked taxis when I needed them. Hotel was clean and big with lovely bath and shower. The room service was also great it was fast and efficient would stay here again!!

    4
    « Good Hotel »

    This hotel is on the edge of Oldham, with reasonable access to the Motorway and Manchester. Check in was conventional , however I was advised that the internet was down, which was a pain as I had some work to do, my phone 'EE' was on the edge of reception as usual, so struggled to give me any data access. Back to the hotel the room was on the ground floor, and of a good size, with a full sized and well finished bathroom. Breakfast was a Hot and Cold buffet, which had a good range and was kept replenished by friendly and efficient staff.

  • 5
    « Great Hotel »

    Great Hotel and I would certainly recommend a stay here if you are visiting Manchester. On arrival staff were polite and friendly, the hotel was clean and inviting. Bar and restaurant were welcoming and the food good value for money. The rooms are clean, well maintained and as advertised. A very enjoyable stay and I look forward to my next visit.

    4
    « A 40th Birthday party nearby »

    Booked a room for a one night stopover whilst attending a local 40th Birthday party. It has 24 hour reception with very pleasant and helpful staff, it also has free wi-fi throughout. The hotel is fairly dated in its looks, but the room was very clean, tidy and comfortable with all the normal amenities. The hotel bar is simple in design but quiet the service was quick and the food menu was simple but good. We didn't have breakfast mainly because the £12 price asked was £3 more than the advertised £9. Overall no complaints and would stay again.

    5
    « Excellent Experience Every Time »

    I stay at Smokies on a fairly regular basis and I have never had any problems and have always found the Staff Excellent.from the moment of check In to check Out. Value for money is Top Notch ,Great Food in the Bar or in the Restaraunt with very friendly Staff.

    5
    « Very plesant stay »

    This was my first time at this hotel. the standard of the rooms was very good. the bar staff were attentive, pleasant and helpful. The receptionist was very kind and helpful too and I was as a diamond member offered a room up grade, I did not eat in the restaurant because I was meeting up to eat else where so I can't comment on that. I also did not have breakfast. But the stay was pleasant and would not hesitate in recommending the hotel or its staff.

    5
    « Good value comfortable hotel »

    Spent one night here and not only was the room well appointed with a very comfortable bed but even though the hotel was pretty full it was amazingly quiet. I had a bar meal rather than use the Restuarant (I hate looking like Billy no mates when you are travelling on your own) and not only was the food really good it was also reasonably priced. If I am ever in Oldham I will definitely use this hotel again.

    5
    « Great hotel »

    Stayed fri 8th Jan checking in was great everything explained we were directed to our room 508 executive room opened door and was more than pleased with everything the bed so comfy furniture great and bathroom to . We went down to the bar area to be served by a pleasant girl as we were not eating in hotel asked about taxis were she directed us to a phone on wall direct number to taxi company taxi arrived on time asked driver how much to Manchester centre told price £15 we used same taxi company for return called back in bar for a drink on return to be served by Tony great service again . Went down for breakfast in morning restaurant quite but food was hot good quality products staff again helpful it's our second time staying at hotel first time room 308 which was standard room lovely room but we got a great deal on executive room think because hotel quite at the time but must say loved it well done to all staff we meet

    3
    « Good Value Hotel »

    Had a one night stay over for a charity concert in Mossley some 5 miles away. From check in, through taxi booking, to check out nothing was too much trouble for the helpful and friendly staff. Room was clean and comfortable and breakfast was good. The only downsides are that the bathroom was tired and the bar meals left a lot to be desired.

    1
    « Christmas Don't »

    This place is a utter dump. Went there for our works Christmas party. The food was literally pig swill. The turkey was like rubber. The veg was so over cooked What a rip off!I I will never EVER go here again. Oh and the bar prices? £3.50 for a pint of Coke?!

    2
    « Very upset »

    I booked a room for three nights at Christmas to enable me to spend time with my son and my grandchildren. Being disabled I asked for a room with a wet room when I booked. The man that showed me to my room was very polite and friendly ,even though he kept calling me 'sweetheart' every 10 seconds! When I looked around the large room it was quite dirty especially the windows. There were cobwebs everywhere as well. The ironing board is kept beside the wardrobe and I think that the cleaner needs to remove it when he/she hoovers the stained carpet as there were tissues and a spider in the corner . After I was promised that the room had a wet room ,it did not. The shower looked old and grubby , the paint was peeling off of the ceiling and the tiles were falling off of the walls and the tiles on the floor were not slip proof. The bathroom was not meant for a disabled person at all. To have to get in the shower you would have to manage a 12 inch slope! Hopeless. I didnt have any sleep here as the room was so cold and the bathroom even colder. The lid on the kettle did not close properly , the list goes on. I checked myself out of room 209 early the next day after having paid for one nights stay . I dont think I should have been charged for this night,its a joke.

    3
    « Decent venue, dubious food »

    I went here for a staff Christmas party recently - the room was pretty big (not that you'd know it with how closely packed-in the tables were - though this isn't really the fault of the hotel) and fairly well-decorated (though it looked more like a wedding reception than a Christmas Party), but the food was very disappointing. I'm sure that there's a choice of what food is provided when such events are booked, and when providing a free party for potentially a few hundred people, organisations are going to want to spend a fortune. However, even considering this, the food was pretty disappointing. I was in the first 10-15 people served, but already the hot food wasn't particularly hot and someone else on my table who sat down a minute or so after me found her food was already cold. A few people enquired of the staff serving the hot food as to what some of the cold buffet items were, but the best they could offer were "I think those are chicken drumsticks". Both the two lads serving the hot food and the various staff going round collecting glasses and clearing up looked thoroughly miserable and most didn't even speak before collecting empty glasses or plates. Still, this is a hotel that hosts events - not a fancy restaurant, so perhaps I was expecting too much & besides, they'd have had to shout to be heard over the DJ who was painfully loud. The first person I saw was the guy behind the bar in another room (someone was stood in front of the sign saying where our party was, so I turned left instead of right as the door was open). Credit to him, he was very pleasant and smartly presented, so good first impressions there. The place was certainly clean & looked like it was well-looked after. I didn't stay over myself, but I heard from others that the rooms were clean & the beds comfortable, and that the staff they spoke to were pleasant. All-in-all, there's nothing particularly bad about the place (other than the food and some of the staff looking like they sooner be "anywhere but here"), but there was nothing outstanding about it either. If I was looking to host an event on a budget, I would consider returning, but I'd certainly explore other options first.

  • 4
    « Lovely room »

    I hit this for an overnight for a stay in Manchester. I got upgraded to a double room which was very nice indeed. Lovely clean hotel, staff very polite and professional. Good location and very quiet. Spacious bathroom and great shower.

    3
    « Mad hatters xmas »

    Don't get me wrong the hotel is lovely looking but in would not go again. We were cramped in like sardines sharing tabels with other parties, dinner service was quick which is always good but the food was below par. I found something hard in my soup but hay i wont let that ruin it, its tasty soup. Then i had the salmon. Looked devine untill i had to start picking bones out of it.. So i didnt finish it as that was effort. Now for dessert "a gorgeous EAT ME sweet box filled mad hatters desert and a DRINK ME" i got what looked like baught in cosco birthday cake thrown infront of me and a pounland test tube shot. I can safely say i was robbed of a sweet box there... The entertainment felt like i was in the kids club at butlins so i didn't really enjoy it. And to top it off most.. Not all.. Most of the staff was rude, barged past you and were not welcoming. I hate bad reviews but it had to be done.

    4
    « Great Christmas party! »

    Went to the 'Alice in Winterland' party night with friends and family and had a great time. the food was tasty and hot, the wine reasonably priced and the cocktails good. the DJ was excellent and had a full dance floor constantly.

    3
    « Staff Christmas party »

    This is the fourth time we attended Smokies Christmas party, this year being the Mad Hatter's party. The food was hot and atmosphere was vey good especially this year's DJ. In my opinion the food value is not as good as in previous years as now the sweet is served in a plastic container rather then a plate(more like a fast food diner) and no coffee and mince pies. All in all as a group we had fun.

    1
    « Dump »

    All I can say is what a dump - Firstly the bedroom was dirty the floor was sticky and smelly. The runner in the bedroom had dodgy stains from a previous occupant who definitely had a good time. The bar food is well priced if you you ever get your order I waited nearly 80 minutes for an order when it arrived it was uncooked. All in all the prices claims quality but certain elements let it down. Best bit is the breakfast. Morning Chef knows how to make a breakfast

    5
    « Mad Hatter's Christmas Party »

    Attended the Mad Hatter's Christmas Party night on Saturday November 29th. This is the third year running and all have been excellent. Food was fantastic and very hot which is always nice when there are so many people to serve. We were a small party of 7 and everyone had a very enjoyable evening. My husband and I stayed overnight and as usual were not disappointed. The room was clean and very comfortable and the staff all very polite and friendly. Breakfast was very nice. Alreading planning for Christmas Party 2016!

    5
    « Vomity towel and suspect sheets »

    Upon arrival at smokies i entered into a modern foyer to be handed my key card to the emporer suite, i was expected great things and i was disappointed. Just outside the room i was greeted by a a towel which was covered in what i can only suspect to be vomit. I imagined this towel would be taken soon but little did i know this was part of the furniture a real addition to the character of this hotel. Once in the in the room there were many suspect stains on the sheets showing what a great time people had in this establishment. Which in fact truely mirrors the other guests staying on this particular day. A wedding reception greeted us in what i can only decribe it as "slags on tour" which to be honest only enhanced the allure of the whole experience. All in all this smutty gem on the manchester left wanting more scuzzy yet amazing hotel i can't to book my wedding here

    3
    « Not great but OK for cheap hotel »

    Staff were very friendly but booking in & bar service for our visit was very slow, they seemed overwhelmed by a large party & stopped taking food orders when we arrived. The rooms are larger than some and everything was clean but the walls are thin so you hear a lot of noise from other rooms. It's a £20 taxi fare into Oldham Centre.

    3
    « Poor breakfast undermines anything good about this place »

    I spent a night here on business. It's comfortable enough although the decor and furnishings are tired. The bar is comfortable enough although there's a lot of massive tables and empty spaces. Weirdly there were clearly far, far more cars in the car park than there were guests - why do you allow the use of your car park in this way and the consequent impact it has on paying guests? It was the breakfast which really lets this place down. I went down at about 0830 but the hot items had obviously been on the counter since the start of breakfast well over an hour earlier. The bacon was dry, stiff and stuck together. The sausages were clearly pretty poor quality to begin with and the 90 minutes in the open air had sealed their fate. To make matters worse, the brown sauce was a cheap substitute rather than HP (unforgivable). Unlikely to be visiting again.

    4
    « Coronation street tour trip »

    The hotel was very nice with good rooms and very comfortable beds. Everywhere was very clean and well maintained. The staff very exceptionally helpful and very friendly. If there was one downfall, it was the restaurant where our evening meal was very disappointing .

  • 5
    « A great weekend in Manchester . . . »

    It is really worth looking out for events in Manchester to find a reason to visit this gem of a hotel. I spotted the David Beckham UNICEF event at Old Trafford and booked for a group of us to go with a stop over at this hotel for the night. I have stayed here before and loved it and so knew that this was going to be great. I did feel a little sad when my usual room on the Executive floor was not available (well worth the extra spend as lovely spacious rooms). However, when I got there the staff had done me a wonderful service and booked the "Emperor Room". I mention this room by name because if it is available when you go then I would really recommend it. It is on the quiet Executive floor and is in a corridor of only 2 rooms and so no one is passing. I think that the other room might have been called the Empress? The room was lovely and spacious with a dressing area, lounge area and sleeping area. The bathroom is lovely too and the bed sooo comfy. The rest of my party stayed in the standard rooms and they are great too. Their bathroom was very similar to mine. The room was just far smaller and located on the standard hotel corridors. They had a lift up to their rooms with a lovely clean bedroom and large TV with a comfy leather settee and so if you can't stretch to the executive floor or if the executive floor is booked it is still very much worth staying here. We had an exciting time at the match and returned to the hotel for dinner. There was a great menu where all of the party apart from one could not resist the "build your own burger". A very posh burger where you choose all of the components from whether you had a beef burger, chicken or vegetarian with 2 from a huge choice of toppings such as cheese, mushrooms etc. and then 2 sides from a large list of sides, healthy and not quite so healthy but very tasty. Our other member of the party had a smoked salmon salad which she said was delicious. We all had a buffet breakfast in the restaurant the next morning with everything that you could want on the buffet or on a separate menu if you wanted something special like smoked salmon Eggs Benedict. The staff are all really friendly and welcoming.

    4
    « Lovely Quiet Hotel »

    We stayed here for one nights stay during our trip to Manchester to the coronation street tour and I must say for the price we paid we were more than happy with our decision a really comfortable nights sleep with a lovely room with all the amenities we needed great staff very friendly and helpful well situated hotel to use as a base for visiting all surrounding attractions we will definitely be returning when we visit Manchester again thank you for our pleasant stay

    1
    « Dont stay »

    Inadequate heating in the bedrooms. Lamps not working in the rooms and bathrooms. Poor showers and arrogant bar staff. Different rules on different nights for ordering food at the bars, one night you need ID next night you dont and luke warm food for breakfast. I travel all round the UK staying in hotels and will not stay here again. This is not value for money!!!

    4
    « very good value for money »

    A clean welcoming room with all facilities and a very happy efficient staff in all areas. We only stayed overnight but were made to feel wanted at all times. the hotel is easily reached and could be utilised for a visit to Manchester where prices would probably be much higher. Aimee,Amy and Sophie in the restaurant were especially welcoming as was the barman on duty whose name we do not recall.

    2
    « It smelled a bit funny! »

    Stayed here for a weekend to attend a party. The room decor was erm well not very nice, the bathroom was well worn and the shower was poor. I know this is much more a budget hotel, but I still paid £87 per night. It just felt very weathered and old! Added to this, we had dinner, approx 14 of us, and some had finished before some others had even been served. The worst thing was the smell in our room, it smelled like drains, which with a hangover wasn't too much fun!

    5
    « Good staff »

    The hotel is absolutely fine, clean, not too much noise etc... However it's the staff who make this hotel. From the chap on reception to the staff in the bar & restaurant all were very friendly and attentive. I'd thoroughly recommend this hotel!

    5
    « Comfortable stay »

    Hotel off the main road on the Oldham Rd. Hotel from outside looks like it could do with a bit of attention but we had a nice clean comfortable room,bed comfy,tea/coffee facilities in the room/good sized to & hair dryer Reception very helpful Excellent for the price

    4
    « BEST WESTERN (SMOKIES PARK) OLDHAM, GREATER MANCHESTER »

    1.Room and bathroom clean and functional 2. Restaurant and breakfast very good. 3. Staff very helpful, providing me with an early check-in (11am instead of 2pm) after 12 hours of flying (11 + 1 ) from Cape Town. 4. Parking always available. 5. Nice quiet location near a park. 6. Plan to use the hotel regularly in future for business trips.

    1
    « Won't go for carvery again »

    A few week ago we called in smokies just eat for a sunday carvery, one of our "can't be bothered to cook days" it was full and the lady on the desk said you have to book now!! Sort of spoils the spontaneity if that's the case, but because it was full we assumed it was good, so we booked the following week, we arrived at 4pm and after a few minutes wait a lady appeared and sort of waved us vaguely to a table that wasn't set for a meal. There was only a couple of other tables occupied, before we could sit down another lady appeared and proceeded to sweep under and around the table! There wasn't anyone serving at the bar and the first lady had disappeared! We felt like we'd just walked into a party that was over! Very weird and uncomfortable! So we left. If smokies are going to do a successful carvery, they need to train their staff better!!!!

    4
    « Top Notch »

    Attending a wedding on Sunday booked room for the weekend.Everything from the check-in to check-out could not have been better. Reception staff friendly helpful, as bar staff and housekeeping. Nothing seemed too much trouble would stay again good value excellent service..

  • 5
    « Top hotel »

    We are currently staying at the hotel and we couldn't have been made more welcome, the staff are fantastic especially Aimee-Jo Cole who has made our stay even more special , her attention to detail is second to non she is an absolute credit to the hotel , the room is clean and well equipped and the food is outstanding, I cannot find a single gripe with this hotel.

    5
    « Over nighter pre training »

    Warm welcome by a very efficient and friendly receptionist, room excellent, very large and spotlessly clean. The bed was very comfortable, lots of pillows, and the room had a soft leather sofa and a large flat screen TV. After arriving at 8.30 after a long day we enjoyed a well cooked well presented meal, served by friendly efficient waiting staff. I would recommend this hotel.

    3
    « AVERAGE STAY »

    The hotel and room are all really nice. Breakfast next day was of good quality and the staff were very helpful. NEVER stay in room 123 it is right next to the bar OK if you like to stay up till the early hours of course. But by nearly 2pm we had had enough.

    4
    « Smokies - OK »

    Stayed for two nights - Friday and Saturday. Had room on top floor facing back which was quiet though a couple of times during the night the fire door was heard to bang but soon got back to sleep. Staff very friendly,efficient and informative re transport. 409 bus stops just outside hotel on both sides of the road therefore good links to Ashton and the Metrolink to Manchester. Room clean and tidy though some minor stains of carpet from old spillages remained which could have been removed with a quick carpet clean, Breakfast options were excellent and we were well looked after by head waiter and staff. Restaurant clean and tidy. Friday night there was a wedding taking place but no issues, on Saturday night it was just a typical Saturday night in the bar. A bit noisy with one group but again no issues and this small group also had rooms near the bar on the ground floor.

    1
    « Well!! »

    It is 7am just had my breakfast still no one at reception or answering the reception phone. From midnight till 4.30 am the room next to me has been used by 3people that I can only assume are hotel staff. Shouting, TV on full volume, doors slamming. I hope it doesn't continue tonight.

    4
    « Fits the bill »

    Unlike my previous visit to the north east when ended up in the M62 services travel lodge my company booked me in here. First impressions were...where is it!!! as I drove straight past missing the sign as it was just out of my sight line in the leaves of the trees. But once found a speedy check to my room on the 2nd floor overlooking the rear carpark. A good size room with king size double, sofa dressing table and wardrobe. Bathroom clean and practical. For one night I could ask for more. Some traffic noise, and you do hear the occasional guess return later at night, but my only gripe was the bed. For me it wasn't firm enough and I didn't have the greatest of sleeps, just a personal preference. I didn't use the hotel restaurant but found plenty of eateries 10 minutes down the road at the Ashton Moss leisure park.

    5
    « Lovely Hotel :) »

    My partner and I stayed here due to being at a wedding do elsewhere in the area and this was the most reasonably priced hotels. Upon arrival we were greeted by a friendly front of house staff member who promptly took all our details and asked if we wanted one or two keys, we asked for two which was just as well because the electric was conrolled by the key card meaning we could leave it on whilst we were out and could still get back into our room, The room itself was very spacious and very clean, however the radiator although it was not on made noises all through the night, the shower head needs to be replaced as when we turned it on even with the shower curtain closed water was leaking over the side of the bath (room 204), other than that the bathroom was very clean.The windows I do not think are double glazed as when we woke up the next morning it was full of condensation without the radiator being on and us being far away from the window in the first place. As we were at the end of the corridoor there was not a lot of noise from other guests which was good. We were also told that the wifi was down and that a BT engineer was coming out to sort it, however this did not occur as neither of us could get a connection. If we were to be in the area again we would consider staying here again. However be aware that if you are following a satnav it says you have reached your destination on the left the hotel was actually on the right, its a good job we saw the large sign behind the trees else we might have driven past!

    4
    « Very clean and modern hotel »

    I visited this hotel for one night on a business trip. The room was extremely clean and modern and staff very polite and helpful. Me and my colleagues had a few issues at the bar with the card machine, which ended up with the staff chasing us for payments that had not gone through despite spending a good 15 mins resolving this at the hotel. The bar woman was not very helpful... Other than this our stay was very pleasant.

    3
    « Not the best »

    Stayed here in September for one night. Room was a good size and all staff were very friendly......urm that's it for the positives! Bathroom was vile, my bath was full of sand! There was mildew throughout the entire shower area and the bathroom just hadn't been cleaned properly with someone elses hair around the bath. Ew ew ew. Sleep quality was awful, I wouldn't say I had particularly noisy neighbours but I could hear EVERYTHING that was going on in the adjoining rooms, the walls must be made of paper. Bar area resembled something along the lines of a sports bar and workingmens club combined. Football on large TV etc, not somewhere you would want to spend a huge amount of time if on a business trip or with family actually. Restaurant was a bit strange too, it was like they've tried really hard to create a quality atmosphere but it just hasn't worked. It didn't feel cosy, didn't feel classy just uncomfortable, whatever ambiance it was trying to create it failed. Menu was limited and overpriced, food took ages to arrive (which was odd considering there were only three other tables occupied) and was ok when it did. Breakfast was ok too, I must admit I do prefer ordering from a menu but the buffet was ok and is helpful if you are in a rush and haven't got time to wait to be served. The whole stay for me was wrecked by a vile bathroom and lack of sleep due to noise. I'm visiting the area again next week and have not booked this hotel.

    2
    « Should be called smoggies »

    The hotel is sat next to the main road so is easy to find and on first impression looks rather inviting. The rooms are ok, but the walls are very thin and you can even hear someone having a shower. The cleaners are very poor, the bath etc where not cleaned properly and bins not emptied. The food in the restraint is ok but I found the bar food was very bland and tasteless. The worst thing about the hotel are the staff who are not vey helpful, l asked for a variation of a meal and was told that they would see what sort Of mood the chef was in. They also

 

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