Ratings based on 1,148 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.2 out of 5
80% of guests recommend
3.4 Room cleanliness
3.4 Service & staff
3.0 Room comfort
3.0 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Stephen from Abingdon

City Centre Hotel

Posted 13-Apr-2014
Pros: The 'oldie-worldy' décor.
I stayed for one night, arriving late on the Friday and checking out the following morning. The hotel looks very Victorian from the inside, and with the elegant staircase from the bottom to the top of the hotel, gives it a very 'oldie-worldy' type feel. The room was small, single bed, but just for a night it was perfect, and also a good price too. Unfortunately I didn't didn't really have a good wifi reception, but I was on the very top floor, so may have not had had a good reception. I can't really say much more of my experience of the place, as my stay was quite short. The buffet breakfast was alright, and had a good option of items.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Steve from West Yorkshire

Upgraded room was ok

Posted 12-Apr-2014
Large, upgraded room was comfortable bur a bit noisy in the morning. Central, convenient. It does the job.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Chris

cheap place to crash during night

Posted 11-Apr-2014
Pros: Cost effective. Good location.Interesting light features.room was very large (1 double+1 single) even though I traveled alone.bathroom=very good state
Cons: furniture was a bit old and used but bed was still very comfy. old CRT tv.a bit noisy (wood structure?).hotel bar would serve warm ale (yaks)
booked this last minute hotel as I decided very late to attend a conference in manchester. price was very competitive so decided to stay 3 days rather than only one. Room was surprisingly large (I think was a family room they may have kept on reserve - as I arrived 9:30pm) . my friend who booked same hotel and paid more ended up on top floor on a much smaller room. carpet, furniture and decorations in the room seen quite a bid of history but since I am not really a fussy person, did not bothered be at all. bathroom was newly refurbished and had all the required features. bed was very comfy. the hotel I think has a wooden structure and you can hear when the upper neighbor is in motion also you can hear a bit the person in the other room, but since I spent very little time there, and the neighbors were decent, almost did not noticed them internet was free and good signal available throughout hotel. conclusion, if you are looking for a cost effective place to crash in the night and are not fussy, this hotel would be perfect...but if you plan to spend honeymoon inside, watching the top sealing, perhaps you can get something else.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Chris from Nottingham

cheap place to crash during night

Posted 11-Apr-2014
Pros: Cost effective. Good location.Interesting light features.room was very large (1 double+1 single) even though I traveled alone.bathroom=very good state
Cons: furniture was a bit old and used but bed was still very comfy. old CRT tv.a bit noisy (wood structure?).hotel bar would serve warm ale (yaks)
booked this last minute hotel as I decided very late to attend a conference in manchester. price was very competitive so decided to stay 3 days rather than only one. Room was surprisingly large (I think was a family room they may have kept on reserve - as I arrived 9:30pm) . my friend who booked same hotel and paid more ended up on top floor on a much smaller room. carpet, furniture and decorations in the room seen quite a bid of history but since I am not really a fussy person, did not bothered be at all. bathroom was newly refurbished and had all the required features. bed was very comfy. the hotel I think has a wooden structure and you can hear when the upper neighbor is in motion also you can hear a bit the person in the other room, but since I spent very little time there, and the neighbors were decent, almost did not noticed them internet was free and good signal available throughout hotel. conclusion, if you are looking for a cost effective place to crash in the night and are not fussy, this hotel would be perfect...but if you plan to spend honeymoon inside, watching the top sealing, perhaps you can get something else.
1 out of 5
by A verified traveller

Avoid staying in this hotel

Posted 07-Apr-2014
The noise from the nightclub was so loud it was impossible to sleep through. We asked to move rooms our 2nd night only to be put in a room with a damaged window that couldn't be closed. The staff were rude and the rooms were old not nice. Avoid staying in this hotel at all costs
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by RIDz from MANCHESTER

Mind changed

Posted 04-Apr-2014
I always go there once a month every month, this time my room was way too small and dirty. I asked for a room service soft drink as my other half wasn't feeling well, they charged me £7 for one drink and delivering to our room from the bar. shocked. Room was dirty way too small for the price I paid. Expected better but oh well. And also, on the checkout there is ONE STAFF who is VERY SLOW moving and I had to queue up and there was only one customer on the counter, I just put the keys on the counter and told him I'm checking out! Need more staff, people won't wait
3 out of 5
by A verified traveller

Excellent location

Posted 29-Mar-2014
Not 5 star so don't expect that. It's shabby but clean and the city centre location couldn't be better. The double bed was queen sized and a bit uncomfortable but overall the facilities are good. Didn't try the bars or restaurants.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Good location

Posted 24-Mar-2014
Lovely rooms, had a nice stay. Hotel bar prices very reasonable.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Emma from Manchester

Better than expected..excellent location

Posted 24-Mar-2014
Pros: Location and price I paid
Cons: Have since tried to book another room for next w/e but none available so more cheaper room availability would encourage regular return visits by me
Location: Close to Piccadilly for shopping and the village for nite life
Booked this last minute and was very impressed to get such a cheap hotel for a Saturday with such a good central location but was also dubious that it would literally be a bed in a room voter being told it was a room with no windows and after reading the reviews. However, on arrival, the entrance was quite grand and for the purpose of a drunken nite in manchester more than expected. Going up to the bedroom we were pleasantly surprised at how spacious the room was and we even had a skylight. True that the rooms need a bit of updating as the lighting was a bit poor in the dark and the beds were nothing special but it more than met the purpose. Arrived back at the hotel in the early hrs and there were security on the door so it was very safe too Would certainly stay again.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by C from France

Decent considering the price

Posted 23-Mar-2014
Pros: The price and the location
Cons: The rooms need redoing, new furniture, new bathrooms.
Location: The train station is withing walking distance, which is great for taking the train to and from the airport. There are lots of restaurants and shops
It is close to the airport, the train station, right in the center of Manchester. The staff was all right, the room was clean. It is however old and needs redoing. We were there on Friday night and we could hear music from the bar below even on the 4th floor. The bed was very uncomfortable.