Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 687
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by stevie g 94 excellent value
easy access to public transport, plenty of nice restaurants close by ,
April 29, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Citybee Great staff, breakfast like school cafeteria
Good location. Staff lovely. Room was clean although sofa looked like it needed a wash. Breakfast was hot, but served on trays like in a cafeteria. You didn't linger!
April 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Very Tall Guy A Quiet Haven
Stayed here for business for several days. First impressions were of a modern, clean hotel, and it lived up to these. The hotel is on a quiet square a couple of minutes from a tram stop and bus station (Piccadilly Station is a £1.20 ride tram away, or a 20 minute walk. Victoria station and the MEN Centre are a few minutes walk away, or one tram stop).
All parts of the hotel were clean, not just the bed/bath room.
The room consisted of two single beds, a desk and chair, a small, open wardrobe and a full length mirror with hairdryer. Tea and coffee facilites were on the desk and there was a large (for a hotel) flat screen TV. The bathroom was actually a shower room, with a large cubicle and the head was adjustable from quite low to high - at 2 metres tall I was able to stand under it, which is unusual in hotels. There was a wash basin and toilet, with a large mirror. The water pressure in the shower was good and there were no leaks. It was plenty hot enough too. Soap and body wash/shampoo are provided. Towels were large, soft and fluffy.
Breakfast was provided in the bar area and was the standard Holiday Inn Express buffet, with a good selection of cereals, bread, pastries, cheeses and hams, 3 hot items (scrambled egg, sausage and beans) and was of a high quality. Several juices, teas and coffees were also available.
The lifts responded quickly and the stairs were easy to find (which is not always the case).
The room was warm, clean and comfortable and I had no issues.
Staff were attentive and helpful, all in all leading to a great stay.
The only downside is that there is no restaurant in the hotel, but there's so many restaurants within a 10 minute walk you could stay for a month and not have to visit any twice. The streets around the hotel seemed safe and unthreatening so going out to eat really wasn't an issue.
I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of this hotel and would be more than happy to return. I hope my company places me there again - I've stayed in supposedly 4 star hotels in Manchester which aren't even half as good as this one was.
April 18, 2016