This hotel is located in the Northern Quarter and surrounded by anything you could want. There are plenty of little restaurants and bars. It is walking distance to the Arndale Mall. There is also a
light rail or tram stop (Shudehill) just down the street.
The convenience of this location is not the only reason I choose to come back to this hotel. The staff has always been incredibly friendly. They always greet you with a smile and truly do their best to make it a nice experience.
There are a couple of things to consider before you book here. You can decide for yourself if it is a game changer or not.
The breakfast menu never changed. They always served a traditional British breakfast (eggs, sausage, beans, etc.). This wasn't bad. I was able to mix things up enough with fruit, yogurt, toast, pastries, etc. for my own liking throughout the week. If I had to stay any longer though...my opinion on this matter would be different.
I did not like a single meal I ordered through room service. Everything I ordered was fine at best. Not good... fine at best. Meaning I was able to keep it down but didn't care for the taste. This aspect was a little disappointing. Some nights you want to go back to your room and crash with a decent delivered meal.
Chargers, electricity, converters:
I loved that there were USB ports in the stand by the bed. It made charging my personal devises easier; especially since I only had one converter with me. The electrical outlets are European style so Global travelers bring your converters. Make sure you remember to pack them since the front desk does not have any on hand that you can barrow.
I love nice bathrooms when I travel. It is almost as important as the sleep quality of the room. The bathroom had a nice big tub that was very relaxing. The sink and other things were a little low for my liking. The shower was my least favorite part. It is a corner shower with very little room. I could barely bend to shave my legs. It made me wonder why they installed the corner shower instead of just adding a shower head to the tub.
The bed was comfortable. It did get warm in the room at night. I often had to lower the temperature in the room to not wake up overheated. My boss who was on the 6th floor said he couldn't get his room cool enough. We think because the heat from all the other rooms was rising.
All of the queen beds face the main street. A lot of people from my group travel for business so the second we walk into our room we have our list of things to check for room satisfaction. Noise being a key item on that list. All of the queen beds face the street and it is a busy street. Expect noise if you want a larger bed.
Overall it was a very nice stay. I loved the sleep mist and oil roller that was included with the room. I wish these items would be refilled or restocked.
I would continue to come back to this location. [Less]