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The Hillcrest Hotel Widnes

The Hillcrest Hotel 75 Cronton Lane, Widnes WA8 9AR England
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Updated 10/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 10/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#4 of 4 hotels in Widnes
The Hillcrest Hotel, Widnes is a modern hotel ideally located for overnight stops for those en route to the Lake District or the South of England. Situated in a rural setting the hotel offers access to all motorway networks, bringing Chester, Manchester and Liverpool within easy reach.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Meeting rooms
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Molly1983 wrote a review Sep 2020
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom44 contributions18 helpful votes
We stayed here whilst visiting friends in the area. The receptionist was friendly and welcoming when we arrived late in the evening. We stayed in a suite, on first impressions it looked nice. However the room was exceptionally hot, the bed was so uncomfortable with a very soft and lumpy mattress. The bed squeaked and creaked on every movement, we both had a sleepless night. Shower once we figured out how to use was useless it trickled out and was poor. We could here the person next door using the toilet! Breakfast was okay, the staff were lovely and make up for the tired hotel.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
Andy P wrote a review Aug 2020
Selkirk, United Kingdom18 contributions23 helpful votes
Stayed at this hotel at the weekend and I had to say wow I was shocked I'm originally from the area and stayed here whilst visiting family , this hotel was fantastic years ago , but now it is a shadow of its former self The rooms are dirty and I mean dirty who ever sealed my room after a covid clean needs to also take a hoover and a duster with them putting a TV remote in sealed bag and leaving paper cups and sealing the door doesn't mean you have cleaned it, the furniture is tired and is in dire need of new ones. toilets don't flush, the shower didn't work, bath panel was broken thank god we had relatives nearby is all I can say Car park was full of potholes and was in dire need of being weeded and a good brush Maybe the company that owns it should update the pictures on the website to give a true reflection Would definitely not recommend in its present state
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Julia G wrote a review Aug 2020
Broughton, United Kingdom45 contributions28 helpful votes
My partner and I stayed here after spending the day at knowsley Safari park. The hotel was bad, our room smelt of mold and was dirty. Cobwebs in the corners, mold in the corners. The lamp shades where dirty, and on my side of the bed the floor had bits on the floor. The bathroom was not nice the sink was coming away from the wall and rust in the bath. The bed was very hard and the mattress topper didn't fit the bed. This is the worst hotel we have stayed in, we left very early in the morning because we couldn't sleep the staff spent the night talking in reception and lots of banging going on. We woke at 4.50am with back pain and had had enough.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Anthony Hand, General Manager at The Hillcrest Hotel Widnes
Responded 24 Aug 2020
Dear Jdisneyc77, Please accept my sincerest apologies for falling below our usual high standards here at The Hillcrest Hotel. If you would like to contact me directly at the property to discuss your stay, my details are below. 0151 4241616 option 3 I look forward to hearing from you.
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Eddee14 wrote a review Jul 2020
Twickenham, United Kingdom98 contributions70 helpful votes
We stayed in one of the suites at this hotel and there were numerous problems from the moment we walked in. - the bedside lamp had no bulb in it at all. - one of the two lamps around the mirror did not work - the shower curtain was falling off in the bathroom - there is no air conditioning at all, and you cannot open the window - there was a running water noise almost constantly (probably sewage pipes) - we asked for extra cups for the room which the receptionist said she would run up, they never arrived - the bar served drinks with a low syrup level in the coke so it tasted disgusting and had to be sent back. For the price the hotel is acceptable, but otherwise I wouldn’t stay here again.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Anthony Hand, General Manager at The Hillcrest Hotel Widnes
Responded 22 Jul 2020
Dear Guest, My Sincerest Apologies for the issues you encountered during your stay at The Hillcrest Hotel. As i am sure you are aware after an extensive period of closure and the age of our building upon re opening we have experienced some structural teething problems which whilst unavoidable i acknowledge are far from ideal for your stay. Whilst a missing bulb and a blown bulb are inconvenient i would like to think if this was brought to our attention we would of dealt with this promptly, i can only apologise if this was not the case. Whilst non of the guest accommodation at the Hillcrest benefit from Air Conditioning all the bedroom windows do open albeit with legally required safety mechanisms in place. I would finally like to thank you for your constructive review of The Hillcrest Hotel and look forward to you visiting us again.
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Jean J wrote a review Mar 2020
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sadly i had booked and unable to go due to the covid-19 virus. I was charged for the room which is unreasonable when they could have offered to simply postpone for me. I have every intention of going to the area for work reasons,and to be so unhelpful at this difficult time was quite shocking. I had to cancel other hotels which were simply magnificent in their attitude.. all others offered a credit for a delay.
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Date of stay: March 2020
US$55 - US$116 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Hillcrest Hotel Widnes
Which popular attractions are close to The Hillcrest Hotel Widnes?
Nearby attractions include Pex Hill Nature Reserve (0.2 km) and Memorials to Valour (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Hillcrest Hotel Widnes?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at The Hillcrest Hotel Widnes?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Hillcrest Hotel Widnes?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Hillcrest Hotel Widnes?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pesto Widnes, The Upton Tavern, and The Observatory.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Hillcrest Hotel Widnes?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Hillcrest Hotel Widnes offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to The Hillcrest Hotel Widnes?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Norton Priory Museum and Gardens (6.7 km) and Knowsley Hall (6.4 km).
Is The Hillcrest Hotel Widnes accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.