I stayed here for one night ahead of working in Rochdale the following day. Arriving in the mid to late evening, I was inclined to disbelieve the satnav as it guided me down some small residential streets, but this was, indeed, the correct route!
Check-in seemed to take a while and was not always terribly clear, but I was soon up to my room. Opening the door, I was immediately hit by the oppressive heat. I soon found out how to switch off the radiator but, even with the window open, the room remained too warm all night.
Some parts of the room were in less than good condition: one of the bedside lights was missing a pull-cord hence did not work. The fan, helpfully provided in case of warm temperatures, did not work, either.
The overall feeling in the hotel was one of faded glory. A colleague who regularly stays here, said that she loved staying here because it was like Fawlty Towers!
I had a drink in the bar which lacked atmosphere but was well-priced. At breakfast, next morning, I was the only customer. Service was friendly, but there were short-comings in the breakfast. The mushrooms were raw, in places, the fried bread was missing, and the hash browns tasted of oil.
Would I stay again? Possibly; it was very handily located both for the work I was doing (ten minutes' drive away) and for the town centre; it was very reasonably priced. To answer my own question, I will look elsewhere when next staying in Rochdale, but would not rule out a return. less