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Mere Court Hotel And Conference Centre
Ranked #3 of 9 Hotels in Knutsford
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 13 September 2012

We held our daughters wedding at the hotel with 70 guests for the wedding breakfast and a 110+ guests for the evening bash. From when we first booked, some 12 months earlier, the staff were most helpful and guided us us through the process. On the wedding day itself, it was wonderful event in such a beautiful rural cheshire setting.

The staff were so helpfull, pleasant and nothing was too much trouble. They coped so well in serving the meal, including the special requirements, when the photographer and speeches over ran by some 30 minutes. The chef had also created a special suit for us.

The evening bash went off a treat and we received many good comments on the food at the late evening buffet.

Many of us stayed over in the splendid well appointed rooms, and enjoyed an excellant breakfast in the morning.

Overall it was an excellant event in a hotel and grounds full of character and beauty.

Room Tip: Try a room with a four poster bed, they are spacious and full of character
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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with family
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MereCourtHotel, General Manager at Mere Court Hotel And Conference Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2012

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a great review, I was really pleased to read that we made your "special day" an excellent one. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Best wishes

Eloic Montagnier - General Manager

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Reviewed 10 September 2012

My partner and I enjoyed a midweek leisure-break at Mere Court recently and will definitely return in the future.
On arrival, the hotel and grounds look very attractive, and the surrounding gardens are well maintained and perfect for a peaceful stroll.
Our room was spacious, clean, comfortable, and well equiped. The bathroom had a decent shower too, (not found in many older hotels).
Dinner in the restaurant was very good indeed. A well balanced menu is complimented by a decent wine list. The beakfast was good all week, and the staff polite, friendly, courteous and helpful.

Room Tip: The rooms in the original house are better than those in the newer extension.
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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank John M
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MereCourtHotel, General Manager at Mere Court Hotel And Conference Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2012

Dear John M,
thank you very much for taking the time to write a lovely review, I was glad to read that you really enjoyed your stay with us.

The Team and I hope to welcome you back in the near future.

Best wishes

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Reviewed 10 September 2012

This is the second time we have stayed here, the first 2 years ago. This time we had a cheaper option in a lakeside room. This is some way off the main body of he hotel, and rather badly signposted. However the room was fine, indeed quite spacious, and well equipped and comfortable. Breakfast, which cost extra to our room rate, was excellent, with a good range of food and good rapid service.
The only problem was that they did not service our room at all on the second night.
This might have been a one off and my wife complained to the manager who deducted the cost of the room for that night [though he did not send anyone to fix it!].
However our experience of the restaurant on the first night was dreadful. The last time we stayed we vowed not to return because of the restaurant. Rather foolishly we thought they might have improved. Not a bit of it - if anything it was worse.
It is difficult to rate the restaurant in this hotel badly enough. We stayed here 2 years ago and did not return because of the restaurant. We thought they must have improved in the meantime but not a bit of it. The food is OK, though definitely not brilliant and the portions adequate but the service is truly abominable.
We booked a table for 19.30 and arrived at 19.25. Their system is to sit one in the lounge [presumably in the hope one will buy drinks] but we refused to do that, and after some persuasion we were reluctantly permitted to sit in the restaurant. We finally got the menu, after complaining quite vigorously, at 20.00. Half an hour. The staff were clearly following their routine and were not to be moved no matter what we said. And no, they were not apologetic.
It took about another half an hour before we got any food – an hour after we had sat down and after more complaints – and the main course eventually arrived at 2100 – one and a half hours after we had booked our table.
The restaurant was not busy – by any normal standards – and there were a number of other guests who were quite clearly annoyed by the delays. So it was not that they were overworked or overwhelmed, but they do have absolutely no apparent awareness of the guests’ feelings or requirements and even if they did they have absolutely no intention of changing their routine to suit anyone but themselves.
We ate out for the second night at a Loch Fyne which was everything this restaurant is not – and with much much better food into the bargain - and nothing would induce us to return to this restaurant again which we think is truly dreadful.
My wife had aired this with the manager who promised to meet us at breakfast the day we checked out. Needless to say he did not appear.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled on business
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MereCourtHotel, General Manager at Mere Court Hotel And Conference Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2012

I am sorry to hear you had a disappointing experience on your recent stay and I have taken all your comments on board. Such constructive comments are most helpful and give us direction as to where we need to focus our service delivery. Kind regards.

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Reviewed 9 September 2012

We had booked what looked like a bargain dinner bed and breafast deal here for a Saturday night in early September. It was £85, but you do become sceptical about bargains, and so we were waiting for evidence of why the price was so reasonable. In truth though we didn't find it anywhere. The hotel is right out on it's own, it is a lovely old building and the gardens are beautiful. We had a really big ensuite double room with a view over the fields. It was spotless, and apart from the fact that the shower head had a mind of it's own, it was really well maintained. The bed was a king size and very comfortable, we had reasonable wardrobe space and a decent sized flat screen TV. Dinner was excellent as was breakfast. All in all we really enjoyed our stay and would happily recommend it.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Stephen B
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MereCourtHotel, General Manager at Mere Court Hotel And Conference Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2012

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a lovely review, I was glad to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to welcome you back very soon.

Best wishes

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Reviewed 24 August 2012

We had no idea what to expect and we were very pleasantly surprised. The room was spacious, clean and had a lovely big bed in it. The staff were all very helpful, efficient and courteous - made us feel very welcome. Dinner was in a lovely old room and the food was excellent - the best dinner we have had for a long time. Breakfast was excellent too with a delicious kipper and a well presented 'full English'. A most enjoyable short break.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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MereCourtHotel, General Manager at Mere Court Hotel And Conference Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2012

Dear Peter D,
Fantastic review!! thank you very much for your kind words.

Regards

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Additional Information about Mere Court Hotel And Conference Centre

Address: Warrington Road | Mere, Knutsford WA16 0RW, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cheshire > Knutsford
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Knutsford
#2 Business Hotel in Knutsford
#3 Romantic Hotel in Knutsford
Price Range: €76 - €154 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Mere Court Hotel And Conference Centre 4*
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set in the heart of Cheshire, Mere Court Hotel was originally built as a wedding present for William and Amy Dunkerley in 1903 and has now been lovingly and skilfully restored as a 4-star deluxe country house hotel, award-winning wedding venue, conference centre and fine dining restaurant with one AA Rosette. Set in 7 acres of landscaped gardens and grounds with a private lake in the most desirable part of the Cheshire countryside it offers ambience and rural tranquillity, despite being only 10 minutes from Manchester Airport and within easy reach of the major motorway networks (M56/M6/M62) giving access to Manchester, Liverpool and the historic City of Chester. The original house has individually designed and furnished luxury bedrooms, including two four poster suites, all with wonderful views across the beautiful grounds. The Lakeside rooms all have king size beds. This hotel has played host to a number of notable and famous guests like former US President Bill Clinton, Ruby Wax, Dawn French, Alan Titchmarsh and Spandau Ballet. ... more   less 
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