Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 741
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by matty107 mr
Great to have the hotel back open and even better than before. Always enjoy staying here but now more so. Great hotel. Would recommend
June 23, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by yuuk Not what it was
Have used this Hotel dozens of times for 20 years, off Isle of Man ferry it is the worst we have known it despite refurbishment following floods.
Hard pressed night porter checking people in off Ferry and serving drinks.
Worst of all was the racket outside our room at 7am when housekeeping staff arrived, loud conversation, shouting, cleaning carts being banged, I assumed at first ignorant guests but on checking, now wide awake realized staff. Not what you want having only checked in at 1 am.
Will not use again, will go across the road
June 21, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Richard AP Holiday Inn Lancaster
This has been re-furbished since it was flooded and is a good value property to stay if visiting Lancaster or the South Lakes.
Leisure facilities are good and the staff frieenddly
June 19, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Christheref01 Not an improvement
Since the hotel has reopened, there has been a backward step in the quality of the experience. Telephones missing from the rooms mean that room service has to be ordered at the bar or reception. The room service food was delivered as incorrect versus the actual order and was of poor quality and cold. A real shame, as I used this hotel at least twice a month prior to the refurbishment, and will have to reconsider future visits.
June 19, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by The big dad New look holiday inn, with smart rooms ane comfy beds
Smart new looks; generally good service although breakfast a bit chaotic, staff needed more training. Evening meal terrific, staff were more attentive at evening meal. They seemed to be more experienced.
Been going to this hotel for 20 years, not as good as it used to be.
June 17, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by gorbick The apparent lack of proper management!
The only positive thing I can say about this hotel - is it's convenient location, with ease of access to M6 and the Lake District just a 30 minutes drive away.
The rest of my experience was really dreadful, and if summarising, I would say there was the apparent lack of management, combined with a whole lot of various technical issues.
To start with, when we checked in, we were given the minimal possible information: just the directions to our room. No mentioning of breakfast arrangements, health club open hours (and the fact that the pool is closed!), IHG membership recognition, internet (or rather, the lack of it!), etc.
There was a distinctive paint smell in the lobby and corridors, but to our luck this wasn't so critical in the room.
We were not given the full set of towels, and there was no remote from TV. To sort this out, I had to go back to the reception twice: my first attempt resulted in no action (the note was taken by a receptionist, with a promise, but no further action). Why couldn't I just call them and remind about the problems? Well, the telephone was not physically connected to anything in the room, and I couldn't locate the socket - looks like it must have been hidden behind some furniture. When I mentioned this to the staff, I was told that the telephone line was down anyway.
The internet was not working on the first night. The staff told us that this is due to a heavy load, and we just "need to keep trying". On the second day, however, it worked perfectly well.
Having a breakfast - is another horrific experience. We had to queue for 15 minutes or so just waiting to be seated. And I should say, all that time I observed 3-4 vacant tables. But the staff simply could not organise themselves properly to clean those tables promptly. Three or four staff members chaotically tossed around, periodically approaching us and promising to sort out something "quickly". They seemed to be simply not ready to deal with the large number of guests.
The same chaos was with the kitchen organisation. When finally seated, we had to catch few staff members and remind them that we need some coffee. There was a selection of juices on offer, but not a single glass available (and the situation hasn't change in next 20 minutes), empty food trays not being replaced promptly, and so on and so forth.
As mentioned already by other reviewers, the pool in the health club was closed "until next week". To be honest, having observed all that chaos, I was no longer surprised to hear that! Certainly, my family was very disappointed, but at least we had a roof above us and a warm bed...
All in all, I can only hope that all that mess will be sorted out soon, as I used to have a completely different experience from other Holiday Inns.
June 15, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JDBarr Excellent Staff
Excellent staff, very polite and approachable. Modern interior due to recent refurbishment. Perfect stop over.
June 15, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dodger E17 Great place to stay and excelent service.
Friendly staff who were willing to help.
The manager was extremely helpful one morning when our car would not start due to a flat battery and despite it raining went to get his own car so that we could get our started with some jump leads.
The hotel has been fully refurbished following the December 2015 flood and has only recently re-opened.
Excellent location for the M6 and trips to the Lake District and other local attractions.
June 14, 2016