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Principal Manchester

Star Rating
5 out of 5



4.4 / 5Excellent
824 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Gym


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Manchester Palace Theatre
    1 min walk
  • Popular Location
    The Gay Village
    4 min walk
  • Restaurant
    Pancho's Burritos
    4 min walk
  • Restaurant
    EFES Taverna & Restaurant
    5 min walk
  • Airport
    Manchester (MAN)
    15 min drive

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020 3564 4853

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    About this area


    Located in Manchester's Manchester City Centre neighbourhood, Principal Manchester is in the city centre and near a metro station. Manchester Palace Theatre and The Gay Village are cultural highlights, and some of the area's popular attractions include MediaCityUK and Legoland Discovery Centre. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at Manchester Arena or Etihad Stadium. Our guests appreciate the hotel's location for the nightlife and sightseeing.

    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Manchester Palace Theatre - 1 min walk
    • Popular Location
      The Gay Village - 4 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Manchester Art Gallery - 7 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Bridgewater Hall - 7 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Manchester Central (GMEX) - 10 min walk

    Getting around

    • Manchester Oxford Road Station - 1 min walk
    • St Peters Square Station - 6 min walk
    • Manchester (MAN) - 15 min drive


    • The Refuge by Volta — 1 min walk
    • Pancho's Burritos — 4 min walk
    • EFES Taverna & Restaurant — 5 min walk
    • Circus Tavern — 5 min walk
    • The Molly House — 6 min walk

    About this property

    Principal Manchester

    Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hotel has a fitness centre and a bar/lounge. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a coffee shop/café, a 24-hour business centre and self parking. All 270 rooms boast deep soaking bathtubs, and offer 24-hour room service and flat-screen TVs. Fridges, coffee/tea makers and free bottled water are among the other amenities available to guests.

    Awards and affiliations

    Green/Sustainable Property
    This property participates in Green Tourism Programme, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

    Property amenities


    • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

    Parking and public transport

    • Self parking: GBP 20.00 per day
    • Parking nearby: GBP 15 per day
    • Limo/town car service

    Food and drink

    • Buffet breakfast available for a fee 6:30 AM–10:00 AM on weekdays and 7:00 AM–10:30 AM on weekends: GBP 15.95 per person
    • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
    • 1 bar
    • 24-hour room service

    Things to do

    • Fitness centre

    Family friendly

    • Dry-cleaning service
    • Laundry facilities
    • Fridge


    • Ballroom
    • Banquet hall
    • Lift
    • Front-desk safe

    Guest services

    • 24-hour front desk
    • Concierge services
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Dry-cleaning service
    • Laundry facilities
    • Luggage storage
    • Multilingual staff
    • Porter
    • Tour/ticket assistance
    • Wedding services

    Languages spoken

    • English
    • Polish

    Business services

    • 24-hour business centre
    • 1 meeting room
    • Conference space (25446 square feet)


    • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
    • Accessible bathroom
    • In-room accessibility
    • Roll-in shower


    • Smoke-free property
    • TV in reception

    Room amenities


    • Blackout drapes/curtains
    • Heating
    • Hypo-allergenic bedding


    • Bathrobes
    • Deep-soaking bathtub
    • Free toiletries
    • Hairdryer
    • Shower/bathtub combination


    • 21-inch flat-screen TV
    • digital channels

    Food and drink

    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Free bottled water
    • Fridge


    • Connecting rooms available
    • Desk
    • Iron/ironing board
    • Phone
    • Safe

    Nearby things to do


    • Fitness centre (discounted access)

    Where to eat

    • The Refuge by Volta – Restaurant with a bar. Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Reservations required.


    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition


    Unfortunately The Prinicipal did not live up to the description or the cost. It was a choice between this place or the Raddison Edwardian, but we now feel we made the wrong choice. Small bathroom and unexciting room, tuck box and drinks not restocked, interesting smell when you enter the hotel. Definitely feels like you get more for your money down the road.

    Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2019

    5/5 Excellent

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    Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019



    Bit tired looking

    Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019

    5/5 Excellent

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    Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    Fantastic building finished to the highest detail. The bar area is fantastic with a wonderful atmosphere. Rooms are superb and beds are fabulous!!

    Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019

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