This hotel is great if you are shopping in the city centre, plus they offer the left luggage facility which is great when you check out and want to continue shopping for the day.
The interior is dated in the rooms and could do with a face lift but is seemed clean and tidy.
We were unfortunate enough to be in the room next door to a highly inconsiderate individual who decided to play his music at high volume which led to a disturbed nights sleep, however I contacted the reception desk at 2am and they dealt with it promptly.
My only critisism would be that the room we were in was an internal room which meant that it was really hot. So much so that we had to keep the desk fan on throughtout the night to try and keep cool which meant there was the constant noise of the fan.
This is without a doubt one of the best hotels I've ever stayed in. Spacious, luxurious, modern, clean, staff is really nice, but the location and the surroundings are terrible. We drove in, they parked our car. Were afraid to walk around the area so we ordered room service, which was excellent!!! So if you don't mind the location, treat yourself to a great hotel.
Traveller from West Palm Beach, Florida
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We normally stay in apartments in Manchester as we bring our family along. And this is about our 5th visit but our first at this location.
The apartments are nice and designer like but ok in quality - we stayed for 3 nights for around 300 quid - had we wanted luxury that number will be ten times higher.
About the noise - you are walking distance - and I mean a 2 minute radius - of around 20 bars. Yes its noisy - not loud music just revellers on the street. Not an issue for any of us.
The good things - you are across the road from the Arndale shopping centre, around the corner from the Northern Quarter - which has the best restaurants, across the road from the PrintWorks - not our cup of tea but people like that thing, and the Shudehill tram is right out the back should you plan on going anywhere thats out a bit - I believe they are extending it to the Trafford Centre at the moment.
All in all we will be back - it was safe, comfortable, cheap and right in the middle of things.
Traveller from Belfast
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My wife and I were finishing up a three-week tour of western Europe and were pretty exhausted. We showed up to the hotel early and were pleased that our room was ready for us. The hotel has a boutique feeling and the first room we stayed in was nice and clean. The staff came to our room about five minutes later to let us know that there was a larger room available so we ended up in a loft with a king bed and small sitting area. Staff was extremely friendly and helpful and we had a nice dinner at the pub.
I thought this apartment was excellent and probably better than others I've stayed at in Manchester. For those into shopping you couldn't get closer to the Arndale - right opposite on of the entrances. Since the Arndale is in the City Centre there are loads of bars and restaurants nearby. Parking is very easy right opposite in the Arndale and reasonable for an overnight stay (24h actually). As others have mentioned it isn't easy to see, being a single door and a silver plaque, so make sure you look on Google maps before you go to be sure about getting there without getting lost in the one-way system! Room was clean, large and very pleasant. Reception closes in the evening but it's very easy to phone the number and you can pick up a key from a key-press in the lobby. Simple and straightforward. Recommended.
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