Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 208
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Sean H Overall a good experience
A nice hotel close to the MEN where we were attending a concert.
We were unsure where to park and my partner had to jump out at the front door to ask where to park, once we paid for the ticket we were told to use any Euro Car Park (a map was included), imagine my horror to find a £60-00 parking ticket the next day on arriving back at the car. The hotel duty manager took the parking ticket and said he would sort the ticket out as it was wrongly issued.
The bedroom was very spacious and the shower was very large, clean towels were there for us to use.
The breakfast was free and a little chaotic when queing.
Overall though a good experience and have already recommended the hotel to colleagues.
January 17, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Shopping addict. Very comfortable in every way
I have stayed on several occasions and now prefer this hotel to some of the more upmarket ones I have stayed at. The rooms are spacious, the shower is bigger than what you would usually expect and the beds are soo comfortable. The location is good and it is easily accessible. Have already booked my next stay.
January 14, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Magnumpi Excellent with only one minor gripe
We arrived at this clean, modern hotel and were very happy with the welcome and service received throughout. Could not ask for more attentive and helpful staff. Breakfast very good with hot and cold items available. Room very modern and clean and lovely bathroom. Everything one would expect from a chain of this kind and price. Very conveniently situated and easy to get to via free bus from rail station. Cannot praise the staff highly enough. Our only minor gripe - and others have mentioned this - is the free wi-fi. Good to see this on offer in more places now but it did not work well in this hotel. When we did get a connection it dropped out quickly and was really no good at all. A shame. If we had been visiting for business rather than leisure could have been a real problem. As it was a leisure break it was just a minor annoyance.
Don't let it put you off though, unless the wifi is really important to you, because this hotel could not be faulted in any other way. Thank you.
January 9, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Frozen man Cold
Cold room. Aircon wouldn't heat , waste of time. Staff not bothered to resolve issue just get me away quickly.
January 8, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Finzi Quiet hotel and good location
We didn't know where this hotel is situated until we arrived. It turns out to be very convenient for the Arndale Centre, Printworks and Tram. The hotel is very clean. I saw one of the staff scrubbling th tiled floor in front of the lifts! The location is near to busy roads but, because of the high buildings around, the room was very quiet. This is a good feature when you are a vistor to the area
January 6, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by kamb1ng Brilliant stay
Booked a discount room with two single beds as part of promotion. When we arrived with 2 young children the receptionist promptly offered to change our room to one with double bed and sofabed for no extra charge. That's simply amazing service.
Room was super clean with great shower and free wireless internet. Breakfast is also included and I highly recommend the fresh and tasty pastries that we couldn't get enough of. Great coffee, too.
Location is not super great, but not bad. About 5 minutes walk from Shudehill transit centre for easy access to Metrolink tram network. Had a great day out on the tram to the Media City to visit the BBC offices and the outlet mall. Kids had a blast.
Thank you very much.
January 3, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Kevin1967 poor breakfast
Great location and amazing value but the breakfast was terrible. No point in having a free breakfast if its unedible
January 3, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Catherine10 Staff
I like the hotel I found the staff member who checked me in was unhelpful. He wasn't willing to help by answering my questions about where the arena was he didn't let me know there was a free shuttle in to the city which was on a sign in hotel but wouldn't explain. When I came back he was serving another person and gave them info about breakfast times what facilities are available which he never gave to me and my family.
January 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mature Couple A place to sleep
Lots of parking a street away at between £5 - £6 for 24 hrs. If you arrive late and the machines have been emptied then you have to pay with your phone which can be a faff in the dark without a torch, luckily it was not raining! We stayed on a Saturday night and it is just as easy to grab a free spot on the street, right outside if you are lucky.
A very small area in which to collect food. Due to somebody leaving a water tap on half the area was cordoned off so a very tight squeeze. Why do hot breakfasts the scrambled egg is always rubbery and the sausages well, too much skin for my liking?
Very quiet room 3rd floor even number.
January 1, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Phed clean, modern and great location
A nice clean, modern room and hotel. Great location in the Northern Quarter but tucked away so nice and quiet. The free breakfast was a welcome addition. A few more toiletries would be useful eg shampoo and conditioner.
December 26, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Mowake Good location poor free internet
Hotel does everything you need it to do, however the free Internet is beyond Poor! 45mins loading my emails, web pages 10mins to load. I originally thought it was my devices but I stay here a lot and use different devices but its the worst iv used.
300 points doesn't compensate for the good Internet access I used to enjoy here.
I sometimes use other nearby hotels if I know I will need to work from the hotel.
December 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by shaun57 Great service,helpful staff and excellent room.
I had the pleasure of stopping at the MEN arena Holiday Inn Express. From the moment i walked through the door and was greeted by the friendly and helpful staff until my checkout the folowing morning everything was of the highest order. I would highly recommend this hotel and would certainly stay on my next visit to Manchester.
December 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MarkyE Enjoyable stay
We recently stayed at the Holiday Inn due to its location. Rooms were modern, clean and very well maintained. The Hotel Staff were very helpful and friendly and the hot breakfast which was included within the rate was an additional bonus. Thank you.
December 19, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Richard3334 Apart from the beds
Not sure if it was just me but both myself and my wife struggled to sleep, the bed seem comfortable enough but we both had an extremely broken nights sleep, they seemed smaller than my normal bed which is. Standard double bed, we just couldn't sleep, but the room was extemely quitet and the facilities where fantastic, I would definitely used the hotel again, just may have been a off night for ourselves
December 19, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by millicat01 Good Service
The service was excellent at the hotel. It was a bit to far away from Deansgate where I needed to hold my meetings. I did call the hotel and they said that it was 10 to 15 mind walk away, which turned out to be at least 20 to 25 mins,
I asked direction to the rain station as I was walking and the route that I was give was at least 20 min and I only just made my train.
Overall the hotel was clean and very comfortable
I would stay again
December 15, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jay1889 Great location, staff and hotel
Last week was my second stay at this hotel, all i have is praise. Everything is great the location, the freindly staff and the condition of the hotel and rooms, and the beds are comfy... i have 2 more trips booked for the hotel in the upcoming year, would recommend this hotel to anyone staying in this area.
December 11, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Grasnat Superb well run hotel
I have regularly used this hotel over a two year period. I am a frequent business traveller and I would count this hotel among the best that I have stayed in. The hotel employees from the most senior to junior are friendly and service orientated. The rooms are clean and quiet. This hotel is ideal for those who want simple good service and peace and quiet. It is not for those who also require a restaurant, lively bar and gym facilities - being in the centre of Manchester gives lots of choices to find these and all are just a short walk away.
December 8, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ali99 fabulous room and helpful staff
We were a bit concerned on arrival as noisy building work was going on next door. No need to worry though as this could not be heard from inside the hotel. Excellent location, lovely large, clean, comfortable room. Free breakfast a pleasant surprise.
We will definitely be staying again.
December 6, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SolarMike Brill
Just came back from a Christmas shopping trip from the centre of Manchester. This hotel is in a fantastic spot which is so near to many restaurants and all the shops you ever need or want. Has been opened for around 2 years now but everything is all spotlessly clean and well looked after. Several car parks within walking distance and well priced compared to other city centres. If just organising a social night out again an ideal spot with several pubs nearby. Breakfast is included within the price but would say not the best quality but is adequate and plenty of it. Bed was a little on the soft side for my liking and did not sleep to well but was not disturbed by any noise from the outside. We usually visit different cities to go Christmas shopping every year but myself and my wife both agreed that this was one of the best visits by far and will certainly consider this hotel again for next year based on this experience. keep up the good work
December 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by metters1965 great hotel
had an excellent stay at this very comfortable and well located hotel.the staff were very friendly and helpful,the quality and comfort are 1st class .
November 29, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 First time visitor
I booked at the Holiday Inn express for an overnight stay with my teenage son as part of his 16th birthday present.
It's perfectly located for the M.E.N Arena, which was our destination for a gig. And also for a shopping trip, night out in Central Manchester.
I was pleasantly surprised when we turned up. I hadn't expected too much but found the hotel to be great. My son was amazed that we were staying somewhere like this. He had thoughts in his head of a grotty bnb.
Check in was simple, the staff were lovely and our room was perfect. Spotlessly clean, kitted out with all we could need, comfy beds and air con for heating.
Breakfast was adequate although I had to do without soya milk but again, instead of my morning coffee I was able to have juice. There was plenty of choice.
We will be booking again with this hotel for our next visit to Manchester and would highly recommend the hotel. Great value for money too.
November 29, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GailJ60 Great for MEN arena.
Stayed here recently after watching 30SecondstoMars @ MEN. Great location. Very comfortable room. Love the glass lift. Ample b/fast. What more can I say. Would not hesitate to book again next time.
November 28, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Rdm43 Great location, nice clean rooms, lovely shower.
The hotel was really easy to get to from the north east, it was in a perfect location in the centre of Manchester for shopping and the MEN arena. Hotel was clean, nice fixtures in bathrooms, staff were friendly. Where the breakfast items were set up was a bit cramped and could have been organised slightly better, but overall we had a great stay.
November 28, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Fordy72 Good location but can be noisy
I've stayed at the Holiday in MEN Arena twice before. Location is excellent for Manchester City Centre and staff always friendly and helpful. However, on my stay on 23rd November the hotel was fully booked with a large number of sports fans who were very noisy coming back to their rooms and disrupted the sleep of other guests. As a lone female guest it was quite intimidating. Think there should be additional security on reception when the hotel is fully booked to deal with drunk and rowdy guests.
November 27, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by craigleeds MEN Event 1 night stay
12 mins walk from MEN loads of bars around the hotel. comfy beds breakfast was only warm sausage egg beans and toast plus usuall cereals but did the job for us. the location and cost was what we where after and to be fair this hotel ticked all the boxes. We will book this hotel again if we go to the MEN arena
November 26, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Kazforward Simple Enough
Located a bit of hidden corner but close distance of city center, shopping center within walking distance.
November 25, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Swaish Very enjoyable stay
The staff at reception were very efficient and friendly. The room was large with double bed, sofa, quality TV and bathroom.
Location is very good, just a few minuets walk to the centre of Manchester. There is a small supermarket oposit and many places to eat just down the road.
November 24, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by iFlip Excellent Hotel
I chose to stay at this hotel with a friend who was visiting Manchester. I had stayed in the Crowne Plaza next door, numerous times, so I was intrigued to see what the level of quality would be like, as I had a benchmark to relate.
We arrived right on the time for check in and were correctly greeted as a Gold Priority Club member. We were whisked through the check in process and advised we were situated on the top floor of the hotel.
We arrived in the room and it was pleasantly spacious. I wasn't expecting it to be so. There was enough room to move about in, the bathroom was spacious, the shower was exceptionally large and the amenities in the bathroom were of a good standard.
The breakfast the following morning was excellent. There was plenty of space to sit, plenty of choice to choose from, on both continental and full english options. The staff were friendly, attentive and gave off an aura of being extremely helpful.
Overall, for the price I paid and the level of service I received, I would, without hesitation, recommend this hotel to anyone.
November 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Weerosieh Very friendly and helpful staff
Thought this hotel would be impersonal since it is part of a huge chain but I couldn't be more wrong. Staff were so friendly and helpful, room was spotless and peaceful. Very comfy bed and lovely big bathroom.
November 20, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by iananmandie Excellent Experience
We stayed at the Holiday Inn Express Manchester-City Centre Men Arena, during our recent trip to Manchester and can only say what a pleasant experience it was.
Lovely clean modern room , a comfortable quiet night , friendly, helpful staff
We will definitely use again in the near future.
Our first choice of stay in Manchester.
November 20, 2013