Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 314
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Shirl62 Near MEN Arena, good Indian and good real ale pub!
2 disabled OAP's came by train to Manchester Victoria- easy walk to hotel. Excellent helpful and informative staff. Room clean and comfortable - (carpet colours quite drab!). Shower wonderful, but A/C noisy all night (staff explained at check out that they would have looked at this had we phoned down). Excellent Indian Restaurant around the corner and very good ale house in the opposite direction! Able to get drinks in the hotel well after midnight! Breakfast very 'help yourself,' but easy to manage and good choices available - no-one need leave hungry! Coffee not good. 1 lift out of service at breakfast time, which caused some hold ups, but many were capable of using the stairs. Easy access to tram for onward journey to Manchester Piccadilly.
Overall a very positive experience and would certainly book again.
June 30, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Goldilocks Very central for the MEN
We will certainly stay with again if we stay in manchester was very good.
June 30, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Fantastic staff
I never expect much from any city centre hotel staff, but you know what to expect from holiday inn rooms, let me just say the rooms were as expected clean functional and all you need ( really comfy bed though) it was the staff that makes this branch stand out, and not just one, being 1st time visitors to Manchester we were unsure of how to get around, where to eat etc. We were given so much help and advice that it became one of the highlights of our trip, we will definitely visit Manchester again and definitely book here again!
June 29, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JEDM Lovely rooms & great location
Very impressed with this hotel - standards & location were both fab. Comfortable beds & lovely bathroom. Away from main roads so didn't hear any road noise in night, despite being in the centre of Manchester. Hadn't realised breakfast was included in booking, so a pleasant surprise. (Only minor constructive critisism I could pass on is the breakfast set up in the alcove is not great, cramped & back to front, but probably only an issue on a busy day.) Would certainly book this hotel again if returning.
June 28, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by devro very handy for shopping
finding the hotel with my sat nav was hard work,,, but the hotel was very nice.
June 25, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Peter77 Nice room excellent service
Booked for over nite stay...Luvly room ex service carnt fault the hotel would def use again :))
June 24, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Newquaygreen great location
I usually stay next door at the Crowne Plaza, their rooms may be slightly more stylish but at what cost?
Location for this hotel is ideal for places to eat.
June 19, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by JEDM Disaster
There are only one or two things that were good about the hotel.
1) The closeness to the city centre.
2) Closeness to my sister's apartment.
3) Closeness to the bus station.
4) The shower was very spacious and powerful. Very relaxing.
However, there are many cons to do with the hotel and our room.
1) The placement of the kettle was both very awkward and a serious health hazard.
2) We have trouble with our room keys various times during our stay having to get them re-done at least twice a day. We were told to keep them away from mobiles which we did and the problem still kept occuring.
3) There was a very poor selection of hot foot for breakfast and most mornings it was undercooked.
4) The room was not worth the amount of money paid. The sofa bed was terribly uncomfortable causing myself a horrible nights sleep.
June 18, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by akram62 V ery relaxing atmosphere at hotel and really good service
I would recommend the hoiliday inn express arena hotel to to everyone that goes for an outing to manchester. The atmosphere was really good for my family. We loved the room it was really spacious and provided all the necessary requirement. The staff were also really friendly would definitely pay another visit if I come to manchester to stay.
June 16, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by liz1098 Very handy for the Arena.
My daughter and I stayed here on 7th June 2013 as a birthday treat for her , to see Eddie Izzard at the Arena [ who was amazing]. We couldn't find the hotel after walking all round, so got a taxi. Not their fault. There was construction work and it was hiding! Room was ok, neat and clean, although I would have liked to have a window that we could open.The shower was rubbish and the kettle set up was dreadful. You couldn't fill it properly as the tap was lower than the kettle. As the lead was so short, we had to nearly burn ourselves on the steam, because it was facing towards us. Breakfast was chaotic. A bad arrangement with people trying to get hot/cold drinks plus their hot breakfast , which was only scrambled eggs and skinny sausages, in a very small area. You then went out to get your toast . By the time you'd got that , your breakfast was cold! The reception staff were efficient and said that they are due for refurbishment soon, so hopefully these things will be addressed. It was very handy for the Arena and reasonably priced.
June 14, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by fabioamore1970 comfortable room and quite
Quite hotel and room, no noise, excellent breakfast.
it is perfet to stay in a quite place but near the city business centre
June 11, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JEDM clean room excellent service
we stayed here to go and see a concert at the MEN arena. Staff were very friendly and nothing was to much trouble for them. Everything was within walking distance (cocktail bars, shops, food outlets and arena) . Breakfast was adequate with a decent variety of choices. room was clean and comfortable. Wouldnt stay any were else in manchester apart form here and we will be seeing you very soon. Thankyou for making our experiance very enjoyable and relaxing
June 10, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Belle7 May 2013
Clean and comfortable room. The staff were most obliging and friendly - even getting me extra fruit for my breakfast. An enjoyable stay.
June 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Munshi Comfortable Bed and great service
Overall experience very good. Location is excellent. Good value for money.
June 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by lenny2811 A Good Hotel
Stopped at this hotel while working in Manchester. I stop in a lot of Holiday Inn hotels and this was a pretty good experience.
Arrived late at the Hotel, but the staff couldn't be more helpful.
Room was spotless and the bed was a double as opposed to two singles pushed together.
The only thing I would say is that the hotel could have benefitted from a car park at the hotel.
Overall a really good hotel and reasonably priced.
June 3, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Southerner1 Clean and Fresh Hotel with excellent service
The hotel was very clean and fresh but it was the staff who made it for me - nothing seem to be too much trouble for them and everytime you saw the staff they were smiling and friendly. The rooms were nice and clean - not amazing for the price but we were there at a weekend where there was a lot going on in Manchester and hence the prices were higher.
June 2, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Illy Magic Weekend
We booked two rooms for the Rugby League Magic Weekend. The hotel was extremely clean and we found the beds very comfortable.
Good size shower and never heard any noise during the night. The free breakfast was limited but the sausages were actually nice for a hotel. We intend to book again for next year. The hotel is also very well located for a good curry house, couple of nice pubs and also the tram station to the Etihad stadium.
June 1, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Pattie67 Comfortable room
Pleasant reception staff.
Very disappointing breakfast.
May 30, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Raymond442 Brief Business Visit
Hotel is basic but very new and clean. Value wise excellent!
For a short business trip it's perfect. Located close to town and inclusive of breakfast.
Does what it says on the tin
May 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by gillian47 Clean modern with central location
We have no negatives to say about this hotel, Great value for money, clean modern rooms in brand new hotel, with brilliant location. Parking no issues and only £4 for 24 hours in nearby car park.
Would highly recommend. Worth the slight cost difference to those nasty travel lodges without a doubt.
May 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Spiteri Comfortable room and spacious shower.
Very good hotel overall. This was our second stay and definitely will be back. Clean and spacious room and shower. Helpful staff. Very good location, close to transport, shops and restaurants.
May 12, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by mffrith Good Location
The room was clean & the bathroom had a great big shower.
The only downside is they do include a English breakfast.
The surrounding buildings to the hotel are being developed so it was a bit like a building site during out visit as you enter the hotel from the main road.
May 11, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BrianT1973 Excellent stay in Manchester
I was in Manchester for a meeting at the BBC's site at MediaCityUK in Salford.
I wanted a city centre hotel with good value and complimentary breakfast.
The Holiday Inn Express M.E.N. Arena provided all of these - along with pleasant staff and a nice, modern building.
It's just a short walk from the Metrolink tram stop at Shudehill - so it's very easy to get to from Manchester's Piccadilly station.
May 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Cel4 Great value Brilliant location
We stayed here for the convenience and found it surprisingly quiet, comfortable and great value. Breakfast was good although self service and furnished in a cafeteria style.
Would definitely stay here again.
May 2, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by sjshaw365 Clean & comfortable
Hotel is perfect for staying when going to M.E.N. Arena, its just 5 - 10 minute walk away.
May 2, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by jane32 Very Comfortable rooms
The hotel was in easy walking distance of Piccadilly Station. The rooms were spacious and very comfortable and well equipped. Breakfast was good but the area was a little confined. Everything except toast was in a small gulley way and with lots of people not knowing what they wanted there was a lot of going backwards and forwards. There was plenty of choice though. Staff were very friendly and we were able to drop our bags off early in the day before checking in to save carrying them around
April 26, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by muggins Well located
What a great location to explore the delights of this vibrant city.First class service.Clean,comfortable and suprisingly quiet.We will be back....
April 25, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by lainey11 great location
staff very helpful, room was perfect for my family, close to bus and metro links. breakfast good choice and as much as you want. would stay here again.
April 24, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SueSkippy Excellent
Stayed here for one night while attending a concert at the MEN Arena.
Room was great, staff were pleasant and helpful, food and drink was great and above all was reasonably priced.
Location is perfect for shopping and for the MEN Arena, 5 minutes walk away.
Would definately stay here again!
April 23, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by jamesb40 MEN Holiday Inn Express
Really nice hotel, rooms well decorated and great location
April 22, 2013