BEST WESTERN Cresta Court Hotel
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We made it safe and sound. The flight was great and the taxi ride to the hotel was our first experience riding on the opposite side of the road. The highway signs said interesting things like 'welcome break ahead' and 'slow down now'. Our taxi driver had a thick accent but we could understand him. Our hotel is on an inner street not accessible by car so we were dropped off near ...
... as the explosion went off just ahead of us around the corner.This was definitely something I would not have foreseen coming. The shockwave hit our chests and we crouched down in bomb mode thinking it was a car accident. It sounded as if a full dumpster had fallen from dump truck as it was lifting it up to empty it. It was a small bomb and no one was hurt, but it was interesting to see everyone go back to their beers as if nothing had happened. I don’t feel it ...
... It took longer than planned because of the trail signs being difficult to following in places and with panniers on it is near impossible to get a bike through the gates on trails that have been put in to stop motorbikes. We are rethinking the pannier bags for the rest of our ride through the UK. We are considering cutting down to one each and sending the others through to meet us in Copenhagen. The next few days we are in and around ...
Apparently Stage 1 of the Tour kicks off today in York and the riders will see a giant swath of West and North Yorkshire. I have to admit the main focus for us what the preparation for the next day and the all important climb up Holme Moss in Stage 2. I spent the morning recovering from the rigors of the race the previous evening and relaxing. The big event during the day was lunch ...
... else. Last night I got chatting with a few people at different times. I talked with this one girl, Erin, for hours and by the time I looked at my watch it was 11:45pm. We were just swapping travel experiences. She is a girl travelling by herself, just like me except for 6 weeks, and the first that I've talked to in a long time. I suppose now I'm in safer countries I'll come across more girls like me. I'm looking forward to it. I realise I've got some great advice to share ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews BEST WESTERN Cresta Court Hotel Altrincham
I did not stay overnight but attended a small function in the Allen Suite. Carpark was very full on arrival but I did manage to find a parking place. All staff I came into contact with were very helpful and friendly. The buffet food was excellent. I have previously worked in the leisure and catering industries, and I was very pleased with the overall level of service and the facilities. I obviously cannot comment on the accommodation as I did not stay overnight. I last visited this hotel a couple of years ago. I was very impressed with the vast overall improvement. Keep up the good work.
OK for a short stay
Stayed one night in Feb. Didn't arrive until nearly 2.00am, and found the night staff to be efficient if not exactly suave!
Hotel foyer is bland and clinical, more like a hostel than a hotel. Room was clean and comfortable but VERY small. Bathroom a decent size, good shower.
I wouldn't object if I found myself staying here again, provided it was only for one or two nights, but I would look for an alternative.
I am just back from a 3 night stay at the cresta court and would not recommend this hotel to anyone. Our room a standard twin room was tiny, and we had to keep standing out of each others way to pass in front of the beds. While the bed clothes were clean it was the only thing clean in the room....very dusty and old. Bathroom old and horrible, shower did not work properly, bath took about 40 mins to get 6 inches of water and taps in sink dripped constantly.......Dinner on the 1st night (the only night we ate in the restaurant) was just plain boring.....we both had steaks - no flavour at all and frozen chips served with them.......found some nice restaurants in Altrincham after that!!!!!!!!!!!! Service was dismal not once were we asked if the food was ok or if we needed a drink....just drop the food down and walk away seemed to be the way service was conducted! Breakfast on the first 2 mornings was ok....hard to get a fry up wrong and like who wants to talk first thing in the morning........on the 3rd morning we ordered and waited and waited....after 25 mins I asked a waitress would it be much longer and was told "its on the way" NO APOLOGY....after another 15 mins we decided to cancel the order and leave... I called the manager over and told her we wished to cancel the breakfast as it had taken so long and we needed to leave ...I was told "thats fine its gone missing anyway!!!!!!!!!! This summed up the Cresta Court for me -----No apology no explanation nothing!!!!! The male receptionist spent most of his time playin a gameboy behind the desk and never looked up as we entered or left the hotel!!!!!!!!! At a cost of STG 200 for the 3 nights I did not consider this hotel good value at all - in fact based on what we got i.ie. room service food it was a complete rip off!! But do go to Altrincham ...lovely place...very easy to travel to Manchester, Tatton etc and a must is a visit to Marcello's Italian in Hale....this restaurant was the ultimate in Service and food!!!!
Booked in as part of a party. Our room was not available for 2 hours after the notified time. The heating varied from sweltering in the public rooms to cold in the bedrooms. (The former may improve-there are big square holes in the dining room ceiling, presumably for air-con). Dinner was a joke- the booking was lost, the staff with one notable exception were uninterested in serving. The food WAS OK, when it eventually arrived,the wine arrived after 3 requests but without glasses. Spoons were grudgingly fetched. In due course, that is. The head waiter had to go and find someone to serve the queue of people at the bar.
The only thing missing in truth was Basil Fawlty!
Great Time, go on, book it!
The hotel was very clean and comfortable. It was modern yet welcoming and the appearance was wonderful, as were the staff. The rooms were sufficient although the breakfast was poor. It was very reasonable and close to the city centre without the usual noise and traffic problems. I would definitely recommend it.
Naff 2 years ago / worth the stay now
Having stayed at the Cresta Court I am pleased to say that the reviews I have now read are a little out of date. The hotel has changed since i last stayed 2 years ago. Then it was a friendly hotel but very tired and like your best jumper, lots of holes in it but you do not want to throw it away. Now the hotel has bucked its idea up and refurbed the rooms and ground floor areas. New gym small but good equipment, new bar and reception area the lift is still small and does bump but the whole place is worth staying at. Book on line for the best deals and ask for the third floor rooms a sthey are away from the function rooms and better still the hotel no longer has a night club.
Wouldn't choose to stay again
We stayed at the Cresta Court for one night in October 2003. I would never choose to stay again. The reception staff presented as morose and lethargic in that everything they did seemed to be too much trouble and smiles were not worth the effort. The lift was appalling - slow and creaky and our double room was far two small for two people. One person had to sit on the bed to let the other walk past. The room was dark and dingy.
On the plus side, the restaurant was good value. We ate at the hotel because we couldn't find any where else and were pleasantly surprised. The food was well-presented and good quality
Almost Quite Good
The Cresta Court hotel is almost OK. It has all the facilities, and 24 hour room service, but: - The lift is naff and cramped and slow - Room Service has a very limited menu - If you forget items in the room (e.g. shampoo) the hotel never contacts you to tell you about them - The hotel has satellite TV, as advertised, but this does not include Sky One - The bath plugs cannot be easily removed - On the wrong side of the hotel you get noise and smells from the kitchen, or noise from the nightclub - Since the hotel started pushing their scheme to have people park at the hotel and use the airport, there are rarely any free parking spacesThe staff are friendly and helpful, but can only do so much.
I stayed at the Cresta Court for two days over new year 2002. While the lobby and the check in staff give a good impression, it is all down hill from there. There was no hot water anywhere in the hotel. The lights in our room had no light shades, the four poster bed was not really big enough for two people, and the coffee from room service was a weak grey color that tasted like it had been made hours ago. The coffee with breakfast was equally weak, and when I complained to the lady serving it, I was told that it wasn't her fault as she normally works on the bar. None of the vending machines worked, and when I complained, I was told that another company runs the machines, so it wasn't their fault. It reminded me of the Fawlty Towers moment when a customer complains to Basil only to be told that Basil has it much worse. Here is a hotel with staff that take no responsibilty for the service they offer, and that has truly forgotten that a weary traveller will forgive almost anything, as long as the coffee is strong, the water is hot and the bed is comfortable. None of them were, and I won't be staying here again.