Ratings based on 2,091 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.1 out of 5
83% of guests recommend
3.4 Room cleanliness
3.4 Service & staff
2.9 Room comfort
2.9 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
2 out of 5
by A verified travellerfrom UK

A difficult night in Manchester

Posted 24-Mar-2015
The hotel in the center of Manchester My room was 2 storeys above the discotheque and the sound proofing was weak to say the least. Amazingly I was awaken at 3 am by an adult man who entered my room (with a key) and was obviously surprised to find it occupied. Not the best night sleep I had!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Posted 24-Mar-2015
This is a very historic hotel and while it hasn't been modernized all that well, the stay was still very pleasant
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Students
by A verified travellerfrom Kansas City, KS

Nice roof level room overlooking the city.

Posted 23-Mar-2015
We stayed in a very standard queen-size-bed room, just as plain as it would be. However, its location is fantastic. The hotel is at the center of the center. by ten minutes walk you will be able to get to Piccadilly the largest transportation hub of the city, the gallery, the libraries, the shopping center, China town, the university, convenience stores, and all kinds of nice restaurants and pubs. If you don't expect much of the room and depend on public transportation, I'd say, this is the place.
2 out of 5
by A verified travellerfrom Liege, Belgium

Les reliques de l'Empire

Posted 20-Mar-2015
Pros: L'escalier monumental et les reliques art déco.
Cons: Le chauffage inexistant, les ampoules des luminaires inexistantes, les moquettes pourries à cause des inondations, le petit déjeuner...
Location: Centre ville
Cet hôtel porte bien son nom. Comme l'empire Britannique, il fut glorieux et prestigieux mais de nos jours il survit grace aux soirées arrosées, aux enterrement de vie de jeune homme/femme, aux marriages à pas cher et aux fêtes de Noël de bureau.
2 out of 5
by A verified travellerfrom north west

Good location - modernisation required

Posted 19-Mar-2015
For such a striking building on the outside, the inside doesn't do it justice. The decor is old and tired. The main entrance staircase is nice, so long as you don't fall down it after being dazzled by the carpet pattern. The room was adequate, but again the fixtures were tired and really need modernising. I stayed on the 1st floor and corridor to my room and indeed inside my room stunk of cigarette smoke from the moment I entered until I Ieft the following morning. Cheap but not cheerful.
1 out of 5
by A verified travellerfrom doncaster

Do not book this hotel

Posted 16-Mar-2015
Pros: nothing
Cons: clean it
we decided not to stay in this hotel we were offered three different executive rooms all worn and dirty. Hotel staff were polite and gave us a refund with no problems/
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Nice location and Good Price hotel

Posted 16-Mar-2015
Very good location and room was very nice.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveller

Convenient for city centre

Posted 09-Mar-2015
Stayed here for one night. The hotel is in a good location,very convenient for the city centre. The place is looking a bit tired and could do with being redecorated but it was still clean and comfortable. The staff were also friendly and polite.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveller

Thought we got a bargain price...we overpaid

Posted 08-Mar-2015
1- Asked staff for extra towel, did not receive it 2-Room shower had no hot water, informed staff, still no change 3- Staff informed we can do a late checkout but did not specify any charges. Then charges half our nightly rate for checking out 20min late.
1 out of 5
by A verified travellerfrom London

May as well have slept on the street

Posted 04-Mar-2015
Room on the top floor had a large window that wouldn't close. It was a very windy winters night and the window stayed wide open blowing a gale through the room. I can't believe I had to pay £94 for the night as it was impossible to sleep.