I had a one night stay after an afternoon of shopping at Cheshire Oaks (5 minute drive) and before an early Manchester Airport flight (30 minute drive). The hotel was perfect, really. Lovely setting
in the quay, with lots of nice river-side walks (I took one in the evening and one in the morning). The room was as you'd expect from a Holiday Inn - i.e. everything was provided, the room was comfortable and to standard, and everything was clean.
The breakfast was perfectly fine as it was included in my room rate, however I wouldn't have paid for it otherwise. This tends to go for all hotels, though!
All in all, the setting is lovely, the gym and pool looked good even if I didn't get the chance to use them, and I'd definitely stay here again if I needed to fly from Manchester the following day. [Less]