Spacious rooms with large windows - near station
Modern-ish hotel very close to Manchester Piccadilly train station. Even the standard "classic" rooms are surprisingly spacious, and have amazing long windows. Even from second floor there is a cool view of the "skyline" and busy main road leading to Piccadilly station (if you like that kind of thing) - I was standing there watching the traffic for quite some time. Comfortable enough beds, a bit strangely shaped long but also spacious bathroom. Room interior looked very different from what I saw on the website, with green tones (I think the website shows the even bigger rooms, with these red chairs) but not necessarily in a bad way. Downsides were the carpet in the room, as well as the carpets in the long corridors, didn't look very clean, and that really lets down the otherwise modern appearance. Also, there was only ONE functional lift - BIG problem in such a large hotel, there were queues to get into the lift, my wife (who had difficulties walking stairs) took 12 minutes (!) from the second floor to the ground floor due to the overcrowding. I would expect some 24/7 emergency lift maintenance capability, or some way to carry out scheduled maintenance work at off-peak times.