Ratings based on 1,336 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.1 out of 5
81% of guests recommend
3.4 Room cleanliness
3.4 Service & staff
3.0 Room comfort
2.9 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Toronto

City centre hotel close to the action.

Posted 22-Oct-2014
Grand building with great central staircase but very tired rooms and corridors but I knew that going in and it was what I expected. Staff were very pleasant and beds were clean and plumbing worked. For the price and location was fine. Would use again.
1 out of 5
by A verified traveller from London

Booked for member of staff

Posted 20-Oct-2014
The response is taken directly from the email of the Trainer who stayed a the hotel... 'I wouldn't recommend you book this hotel for anyone. It is the worst I've ever stayed in. It stinks, is full of hookers and just not acceptable'
2 out of 5
by A verified traveller from W

Once grand old hotel needs complete overhaul

Posted 17-Oct-2014
Not enough staff on early evening check in,worn out carpets, reek of cigarettes and bleach, water marked wall paper and tired and scruffy bathrooms, no air conditioning and no double glazed windows
2 out of 5
by A verified traveller from Wirral, UK

Poor Hotel don't expect a good nights sleep

Posted 16-Oct-2014
Pros: Bathroom was clean and bed was comfortable
Cons: Lots and lots New décor, new carpets, new TV, curtains that keep out the light, corridors scruffy and in need of paint.
Location: Good central location apart from low grade bars nearby
Booked a fairly short notice, not inexpensive for twin room but hotel centrally located. Outside hotel not the most attractive with cut price bars and folks outside smoking. Had a bit of a queue at check-in, staff polite but not the fastest. Given a room on the top floor, room and bathroom were clean(shower rubbish) but carpet threadbare and curtain arrangement meant that light was streaming into the room in the morning so no chance of a lie in. Room had small old cathode type telly with few channels and very poor reception. Had a front facing room and even though on the top (5th) floor we could hear all the night-life into the small hours and then all the traffic when that started the next morning. Overall a very disturbed nights rest. Wouldn't return here at £149/night !!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Good hotel

Posted 12-Oct-2014
All in all nice hotel. Missed nothing good to stay there for a night
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Crawley, UK

Amazing value

Posted 11-Oct-2014
Pros: All the facilities needed and a nice cozy room. Excellent location, also right next to Chinatown so we could enjoy some great foods. Good staff too.
Cons: Fix the internet issue. Renovate the interior and it will be a top class hotel. Would also be worth for them to tell more about the history.
I was going with my wife to Manchester for an exam and only needed one night. We wanted a good location close to the train station and her exam place, and this was perfect. We got an advance offer and with further cashback off we felt we got a steel for less than 40 pounds for a night. It turned out we weren't disappointed and we had all we needed in the hotel for our simple stay and we would choose to stay there again for sure if we could get another good deal. You will be blown away by the entrance, and if you further read op on the history of the place you will feel even more in awe.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Birmingham

Can't fault it.

Posted 09-Oct-2014
Best value you'll get in the City Centre. Ordered room service and the lady was lovely. Helpful reception staff. Much better than the now extremely overpriced Premier Inns around town. Highly recommended.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveller

Located in the Centre of Manchester

Posted 06-Oct-2014
Pros: Location was good.
Cons: More or less everything I experienced. Did not have breakfast or Dinner there.
Location: Next to Picadilly Plaza, close to Universities
Very noisy but you can expect that for the location. Room smelled of stale cigarettes. Carpet dirty and stained. Generally very worn. Not particularly cheap either.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Amazing location

Posted 01-Oct-2014
The hotel is old and that is felt during the stay. However it is central to everything, clubs, restaurants, transportation etc. What is lacks in comfort it makes up for in location
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from merseyside

Location was superb , shops bars Theartres.

Posted 30-Sep-2014
Pros: Everything
Cons: Nothing
Hotel and staff were really lovely and friendly , restaurants and food was top class, except for breakfast which I thought was a bit pricey £ 22 for two people as it was only £9 for a three course evening meal , otherwise everything else was exceptional .