Mercure Last Drop Village Hotel & Spa
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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 ...
... always someone trying to get you to sign their new petition. We made our way back to the TV lounge room at our new hostel in the city center and enjoyed our ciders as I introduced her to the movie, “Hook.” She must have had a deprived childhood if she had never seen it. She says, "That, or I’m just a grandpa."
After making pasta for dinner and sharing quite a few laughs we hung out in the social room for a while checking out bus times, ...
... my way around the place with all the familiar items, pictures and smells I finally broke down as I walked into the third bedroom with the old bunk beds we used when we were little. I have been avoiding thinking about my Grandpas passing but there was no avoiding here. I miss him terribly. But his home will hopefully help me get past this odd sleep cycle I have. (As I write this at 2:45am!!!!!!) I am going to show Dan ...
... paths in a similar direction to the day before. We didn't make the 55km goal for the day only hitting 40km as I wasn't feeling great in the afternoon and we decided to turn around rather than get stuck in the middle of nowhere! We made a good decision as I was still not feeling well enough the next day however after a day off from cycling and a train ride to Liverpool I am ready to get back on the bike :) Rodney, however, did ride Manchester ...
... to go through, they weren't going through yet just stood there which was funny, we laughed anyway! I had my bag searched and they were confused at my wind up torch haha. We walked to sit down to board and would you bloody believe it, free water! You could fill up little envelopes of water! Amazing! We boarded the plane, next stop manila? Nope! A surprise flight to Xiamen, which was ok because it broke down a 4hour flight down to 2 2hour flights, and we got 2meals instead ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Mercure Last Drop Village Hotel & Spa Bolton
Picked this hotel because it seemed kiddy friendly and as we had a newborn baby, 10 month old toddler and a child of 6 this looked a good place to go. First stop was the Tea Rooms, I suppose you could call it organised chaos! Dirty tables, no waiters and a long delay before we got any food or drinks. I then took my little daughter to the toilet, where there was not a baby changing table in sight, so after changing her on the dirty carpet I decided I'd use our room in future.
Just come back from a 4 night break at the Last Drop Village and Spa with husband and 2 kids.
Not so great
We stayed here one night on our way to Edinburgh, expecting a wonderful respite from our road trip. Boy, were we wrong! The spa was closed early, the whirlpool was broken, and there were no morning appointments available for the next day. The restaurant had a very limited menu, but we couldn't stay anyway due to the cigarette smoke in the room. The rooms were nothing to write home about. Old beds, old linens, no extra blankets, and no extra frills. The most disappointing, I think, was the fact that none of the stores opened until 11am- much too late for us to enjoy them. I don't even think that the staff liked being there. They were pretty grumpy and didn't really put forth much effort in anything they did.
I would not stay here again, or recommend anyone else do so either.
Great Time - Bar None
Beautiful surroundings, great service, fab food and lovely spa spoilt only by the absolute rip off prices of the drinks, nearly £8 for a pint and a G&T is too much, def had to savour them to the Last Drop!
The staff here poses the famous northern friendliness that brings so many people (including myself) back to the area. Their commitment and enthusiasm help to deliver the Macdonald diference i've always picked up on, even on my shortest of stays. The knowledgeable assistacne from the staff, their willingness to see challenges, not problems (and overcome them), encourages harmony between the Last Drop Village Hotel and their guests. Often staff have superseeded expectations to help make my stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. They are a true credit! The facilities offered at The Last Drop are second to none as a new sport, health and leisure complex costing over £2.5m has enhanced the appeal and made more pleasurable the stay. This hotel complex has a novel difference, it is built around a little village street with its own bakery, tea shop, stakehouse and pub. It boasts over 4 large conference suites with modern amenities and facilities and 36 spcious executive bedrooms with cottages and suites for larger groups. Overall I continue to use the Last Drop Hotel whenever I am in the North West as it is an ideal location for touring some of the regions most famous landmarks including the West Pennine moors, Manchester United Football Grounds, Trafford Centre (Huge Indoor Shopping Centre[Over 3 miles of shops]) and I wish all the staff at The Last Drop every success in the future. Thank go to the Macadonald Hotel Group.
Shame about the burnt down Leisure Centre
Stayed here twice, most recent last Summer. First visit excellent, second not so good - Leisure Centre had burnt down(no-one told us when we made the booking or when we arrived), and Restaurant closed on 2 out of the 3 nights we stayed there (Steakhouse meals for kids definitely not of the same standard as the Restaurant)
Great place - good service
We enjoyed our stay very much. The hotel was excellent with helpful staff. From there we visited the English Lake District. Many thanks
Only the best will do
Our recent stay at the Last Drop Village Bolton was the Christmas Special 3 nights. We cannot express enough of how fantastic our stay was, everything about it was amazing, the food was out of this world although we feel as though we have put a stone on in weight, there was so much choice you just had to try everything and the service was excellant, nothing was too much trouble you only had to ask for anything and the staff would put theirselves out to try and get you whatever you wanted. This is the forth time I have stayed at this Hotel and it just gets better and better.I will be going again in the future and hopefully with more friends. I definetly recommend it to anybody.Thankyou for everything Martin & Joy Haddock
Should be named The Last Resort
This hotel is run down and scruffy.
The service in the restaurant is poor, they were so overbooked the staff couldn't cope.
Not recommended when there are so many good hotels out there.