Hotel that does everything right
30/06/2018 Jack N, Manchester, England, United Kingdom
First of all, lets manage your expectations: If you're travelling for work, staying for one or two nights and the larger, more established hotels are fully booked or out of cap and you want something ... more
First of all, lets manage your expectations: If you're travelling for work, staying for one or two nights and the larger, more established hotels are fully booked or out of cap and you want something better than the Travelodge, Holiday Inn or a Premier Inn, then this hotel is perfect.
If you're a family visting on vacation for a week, or a couple down for the weekend that want a showstopper then this hotel won't tick the right boxes.
The hotel works because it takes everyting that makes the budget hotels such a good business model and completely perfects it. It's entirely demanding of the increased room rate over the budget hotels but it still sits at a very comfortable price point.
The hotel works because it forces you to take an inventory of your wants and needs as a business traveller, and offers everything you need with a premium feel.
The rooms aren't enormous, but are comfortable, air conditioned and tastefully decorated - do you actually need that extra space? Some of the hotels only have small windows in the basement area, but there's nothing to look at out of them anyway. And they open!
There's no wardrobe, but a rack to hold your suitcase and space to hang your shirts up - when was the last time you really unpacked everything for one night?
The bathroom consists of a shower, basin and toilet, but is finished to a standard that far outclasses its budget rivals - do you actually need the rainfall shower and separate bath?
There's no on site restaurant, instead the front desk will order deliveroo directly to your room. I don't even have to open the app.
The breakfast consists of toast, scrambled eggs, juice, coffee, pastries and is served in a comfortable and well decorated room - Do you actually need 12 different types of sausage? Even staying at the upmarket hotels I can't remember the last time I didn't have just scrambled eggs on toast.
The reception area is a desk staffed by one friendly person, with a small bar - do you need a 3 million pound lobby designed by someone you've never heard of?
Yes, these are all cost saving exercises, it might not be everything you could possibly want but the BWPV has succesfully identified everything you need and delivers it on a silver platter at a reasonable price.
I couldn't recommend this hotel enough. less
ReservationsBW, Front Office Manager at Best Western Plus Vauxhall Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you very much for this wonderful 5 stars rating.
My team will be very happy to hear about your kind words, it is always very appreciated when our efforts have been noticed.
We hope to see you soon coming back again at our hotel.