Dog Friendly and Great Staff.
Hotel was off the main road and had lovely views over the Mersey both from our room and the restaurant. The garden ( green area) behind the restaurant had a patio with tables chairs and parasols, so you could have a drink outside with the dog, and eat out there too. The view was splendid across the Mersey to Liverpool and sunset was stunning. Our room was just a standard but quite spacious with three comfortable chairs, and desk and table so suitable for business and pleasure. The bathroom had a shower that you could easily lift down if you just wanted to wash your hair quickly without having to have a shower. Yes the bathroom suite was peach coloured but worked perfectly and was very clean. The window opened fine onto the enclosed garden area, so the room could be kept cool at night.
The staff were faultless really friendly, pleasant and helpful. The Chef was brilliant too as the food we had was excellent. This was the best sirloin steak my husband had had for a long while and perfectly cooked as was all the food. They also were happy to make changes to a dish for me as I wanted the chicken breast but not with the spicy sauces. Instead I had delicious gravy with new potatoes and cabbage. The starter of melon and strawberries was also scrummy as was the bread appetisers. My husband also said the croissants at breakfast were very good. All the food was hot and although buffet style, the staff would get a selection for you if you wanted to be served. There was continental too if you preferred. The toast was also properly toasted, something rare in a hotel now.
There is a large car park with CCTV, so seemed safe to us. Large green field surrounding so great to walk the dog, with a bin in the car park.
We didn't use the pool but it looked nice, and towels provided in the room for use there.
It was though the staff that made this a lovely place to stay as nothing was too much trouble. Lilly loved the dog biscuits and this hotel definitely got her vote.
Food and drink prices and choice seemed good to us, even if you wanted the room service menu, which often is quite limiting. You could also buy a cuddly toy, shame the badgers had all been sold as they would be different, but our bear in bathrobe was good too for £10, the rabbit was cheaper.
We visited the shopping outlet centre of Cheshire Oaks about 15 mins away and Liverpool Centre was about 30 minutes.
The only slightly down side, if you wanted to be picky and find one was the 'lounge' area which was really just by reception, although the table we sat at with Lilly dog was fine, to have our coffee with her after our meal, and seats were comfortable.
We didn't manage to connect to the wifi but the folder in our room did say if you had difficulty ask at reception, so likely it was us. The folder was full of useful information. They also had a free computer you could use by the lounge area.
We would stay here again less