The Holiday Inn Warrington is ideally located next to the M6, M62 and the M56, so it’s a great place to stay if you are exploring the North West on pleasure or staying overnight on business.
Parking is secure upon arrival; once you enter you need a code to leave and it is CCTV monitored overnight, so this immediately put my mind at ease.
I was greeted by Shaun who registered my booking, asked me if I wanted a paper in the morning and showed me where my evening meal would be.
The room itself had a large screen TV, large desk, dressing gowns, seaweed toiletries, spare towels, tea and coffee making facilities and a selection of pillows from firm to soft. Upon request you could order the internet for 24 hours for £16.00, alcoholic drinks or order movies for a small fee if you found yourself in the hotel for the night.
Downstairs is a fully stocked bar with snacks and has a large screen TV that shows all of the major sporting events.
The Junction Restaurant on the ground floor is light and airy, welcoming families, couples or singles to dine. I was given the option of a bar meal menu or the evening meal menu to choose from.
I opted for the evening meal menu and enjoyed a starter of Chicken Liver and Mushroom Pate with a Side Salad and Souderbourgh bread. This was followed by Duck Breast, Boiled Cabbage and Garlic Potatoes in a Red Wine Jus.
I was served by Lauren who was very friendly; she made sure that I had everything I needed and that I was enjoying each of my courses. I watched her serve other guests staying in the hotel and she was equally as friendly with them all and explained the different menu options for those who were unsure. All of my food came promptly and was well presented and cooked to perfection.
For desert I enjoyed the Black Cherry and Marshmallow Cheesecake, which again came quickly after ordering and was a delicious sweet treat to finish off my meal.
I had a restful night’s sleep in the double bed and was surprised at how little noise there was considering the hotel is so close the motorway.
The award winning breakfast ran from 7.30-10.30 and was buffet style with coffee and tea brought by the waitress on shift; Pam. She was very helpful in showing me to my seat made sure I knew where the other beverages were when I told her that I didn’t drink coffee or tea. For those who are partial to a cuppa, however, Starbucks has recently landed! The cooked breakfast was made from quality ingredients, boasting sausages, bacon, tomatoes, hash browns and black pudding to name a few. Had I wanted, there was a continental option too, with toast, cold meats, yoghurts, fresh fruit, cereal bars and pastries.
Overall, my stay at The Holiday Inn Warrington was very pleasant, with friendly staff, a comfortable room, with everything I needed and good food. If you are looking for a night or weekend away with the family, couple or on your own this is the ideal location for shopping, sightseeing or business.
With attractions such as the Blue Planet Aquarium, Chester Zoo, Old Trafford Stadium Tours, The Trafford Centre, Liverpool’s Albert Dock, Speed Carting, Chill Factor and Gulliver’s World within a car distance away there is plenty to see and keep you and your family occupied.
Thanks to Shaun, Lauren, Pam, Michelle, Joel and all the other staff that contributed to a very welcome stay!
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