Best Western Hotel Smokies Park3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Reside in Australia now, but always stay at Smokie's when back in Oldham. Made the mistake of one night at 247 Hotel, and will never make the same mistake. The staff are friendly and helpful. Even the cleaning staff interact and are good for a laugh, and accomodate to your needs. Rooms are well kept and have all required amenities. The beds are comfy, rooms are spacious, and there is little noise from outside. All meals are available in the bar/restaurant, however, I did find them to be a little pricey. Having said that, the meal quality cannot be faulted. There is a small gym and sauna, free of charge, which is great considering other places would slap more cost. The hotel is in walking distance of several shops, takeaways and post office. Daisy Nook is literally next door, where you can escape into the English woods. Travel wise, there is a bus stop 100 metres up the road, with frequent buses to Oldham, Rochdale and Ashton. From there, you can get buses and trams to Manchester.
Booked in here for one night as we attended a friend's wedding. Lovely spacious room with a huge comfy bed. The room the wedding reception was in was stunning. Cannot comment on the breakfast as we didn't have this but would definitely stay here again.
We stayed here for one night as part of a theatre trip to the Coliseum in Oldham where our friend was performing. Gentleman at reception on arrival was helpful & pleasant & printed out directions to the theatre for us & advised on a place to eat in town before the show - Joe's Smokehouse - very good burgers & friendly staff & only a couple of miles away. Our room was adequate for one night, clean comfortable bed, bathroom was a bit tired but again clean enough. We paid £9.50 each in advance (12.95) on the day for breakfast which was buffet style & what you'd expect from a hotel chain but slightly over priced in our opinion. At check out the lady there asked if everything had been alright & had we enjoyed the show which we felt was a nice touch. We would return if we were ever in Oldham again.
Visited Smokies Park for a training course, lady on reception was helpful, directed me to the disabled toilet but it didn't lock, thankfully no-one walked in on me! Was then directed to "the boardroom" sounds very grand but in reality it's more like a cupboard, good job I didn't have a cat to swing as there wasn't enough room! Training started and all was well until the tea and coffee was brought in by a bloke who had an immense cloud of B.O. surrounding him. Took around 10 mins for the smell to ease. Then he came back to take our lunch order, again bringing the fragrance with him. Lunch was served in the bar area, which had a similar temperature to Iceland - I am never cold, wander round in t shirts in the winter but it was absolutely freezing in here. The food had been sat in this cold room so by time we got there it was tepid. The halloumi and Mediterranean veg flatbread was ok, would have been lovely if warm and the bread soft but it was rock hard. Back to training after lunch and 2 more visits from stinky man. No idea how he gets away with working in hospitality and smelling like that! Overall won't be returning or booking any other courses there.
The room was decent size and clean. The rate of £58 for a nice was nice & cheap. Nothing to do in local area. So if it is just somewhere to get your head down then this is a great little hotel. Check when booking if breakfast is included if not you have to pay nearly a extra £10. This was my fault and nothing to do with hotel. I did have the breakfast and it was very nice.
Only positive was the friendly staff. Had dinner. A lot of the menu was chargrill, but the chargrill had broken. Dinner we had was disgusting - worst spaghetti Bolognese I have ever had and left most of it. Creamed potato was lumpy. I did make a complaint. Chef should be retrained. Beer prices a rip off - £4.20 pint of lager. Room was too hot. Could not open window to cool down, because latch broken and would have let intruders in.
When i think of budget hotel, my thoughts go to struggling to sleep because of noise or rotting rooms, (I used to work for Britain is hotels). Coming here we got a free upgrade because our room wasn't ready to one of the best suites. Bath didn't fully work and the ironing board cover needed changing but apart from that, was awesome. Massive comfy bed, spacious room and nice corridors with enough room outside to park too. Very impressed
Came here @ New Year for one of their parties. All I can say is it was excellent throughout. Room was nicely done up, tables were well thought out, there was enough space (just about), the food came out a table at a time, and was hot and well cooked. The entertainer was very good, gave us some Elvis then played decent music up to the New Year bit. If I had one criticism, it's the arrival process; you book a party and it's in a particular room (there are 3 or else 4 possibles), and seeing as you booked it months before, you can't remember which actual room it's in nor what the party was called, so there were lots of people wandering about to find their respective party - so perhaps make a bigger better set of posters next time. Oh and £35 for a bottle of Prosecco is a bit steep even for a hotel.
This is a really nice hotel for a reasonable price. I would highly recommend it. The staff will go out there way to make you feel welcome. Especially Leanne. The food was very reasonable and of a very good quality.
Booked the restaurant to celebrate elderly relatives birthday, 9 people in total. The restaurant is part of a hotel, which is very convenient as we had invited some long distance guests. Normally we have had no issues, this is not the first tome we have eaten here. There are very few decent restaurants otside the city centre of Manchester. We had a disappionting evening as there was a wedding taking lace at same time and that meant: - Long wait at the bar to get drinks for the guests - the bar staff (one person) had to run around and could not attend the people in the bar properly. - Restaurant itself : the beef fillet was not available. - Very slow service from the kitchen for starters and also main course - 30 mins at least? On the plus side, the staff themselves, although stressed, remained polite and professional, excusing the delays and poor service. Recognising how long we had to wait for some of the main dishese, one of the bottles of wine was deducted from the invoice.
Located in Bardsley, Best Western Hotel Smokies Park is within a few miles (5 km) of sights such as Lyceum Theatre and Gallery Oldham. This 3-star hotel welcomes guests with 73 rooms and conveniences like free in-room WiFi, free self parking, and a fitness center. Oldham Coliseum Theatre is also 2.5 mi (4 km) from this Oldham hotel.
In addition to a restaurant that serves breakfast and dinner, you can also enjoy a drink at the bar. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM.
Best Western Hotel Smokies Park's 73 rooms are air-conditioned and provide coffee makers, free bottled water, and phones. Guests can enjoy free WiFi and flat-screen TVs. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Ironing boards and desks are also standard.
Guests staying at Best Western Hotel Smokies Park enjoy a fitness center, a sauna, and free WiFi in public areas. If you drive, take advantage of free parking. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include 5 meeting rooms and laundry facilities.
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81% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 599 reviews