Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 213
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 Rooms was small
The room was cramped. The staff and breakfast were better than what HI Express offers in the US.
Great location near the sites in Manchester. They had a concierge that was a nice touch. There is a convenience store that is right next store. It is a 15 minute walk from the main train station and closer to other public transportation.
We were able to get from/to London major airports to Manchester all on public transportation. Gatwick --> Victoria --> Euston. The major train station is at the Euston subway station in London. You can pre-buy train tickets but they don't care if your plane was late. You will have to re-buy your train ticket!
January 9, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by adrianplatinummember Central and convenient
Finding a hotel on New Years Eve at short notice may have been a tall order, but the hotel was able to accomodate me- and on a reward night too.
My only criticism was that on New Years Day, they stuck to the normal weekday time for breakfast service. Might have been a good idea to run an hour later, or operate weekend service times as it was a Bank Holiday and sure most guests would have been up late the night before.
January 7, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mdbeddoe Great Night
Our purpose was to attend a concert at the Manchester Academy. This Holiday Inn Express was perfectly located for the venue with easy parking a short walk away and lots of pubs and restaurants to explore nearby. The hotel was comfortable and clean and the staff were amiable and helpful. The breakfast could have a little more choice, bacon would e a great addition but it was plentiful and adequate. I would recommend staying here and we will be back Im sure.
January 3, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by marky213 cheap & quality!
great location,right near the academy where we wanted to go.right next door to 24 hr spar which was very convenient.friendly staff,room was fine,comfy bed plus had a sofa bed to sit and relax on.heating in the room was lovely.breakfast was great(never usually have an option as i am veggie),no added cost for that and had quite a bit to fill my boots with! only minor thing i could pick up on was the tv was hard to use,didnt have a large selection of radio channels either.otherwise was a great value stay! deffo gonna look to stay there again!
December 21, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Deeps06 Great service and very hygenic
I am had a very comfortable and safe stay at Holiday Inn, Oxford Road. It was much better than what I expected. The best place to have a peaceful living after a tiresome travel or work.
December 20, 2012
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Cat777 Holiday Inn Express - Oxford Road
Unreliable air-con system which kept me awake all night. No sleep, hardly acceptable for the price paid.
December 19, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by JRC54 Manchester in December
I was attending a conference in Manchester and the HIE in Oxford Road was ideally situated. It is close to the railway station with direct trains to the airport and within easy waling distance of the city centre. I think that this is quite a new hotel so the bathroom and furnishing was in good condition. The bed was comfortable and I slept well.
The weather was very cold outside and the room heating system struggled to keep the room warm.
The breakfast was standard HIE. Very limited hot food, sausages, beans and scrambled eggs and fair selection of cold food.
I often use HIE and this was a typical good example.
December 19, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Sarae Very nice hotel with friendly staff
Nice hotel, modern rooms and friendly staff :) The breakfast was a bit poor but the room was clean and the service very good.
December 17, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by pakatak Clean, Fresh and Very Convenient
Very clean and pleasant place to stay and very convenient for central Manchester. I attached my phone to the wi-fi first, which only allows one device per allocation. One quick phone call to reception and the staff quickly sorted the issue and allowed me to connect my laptop instead. All round I was very impressed and will definitely use this hotel again.
December 4, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Chewie007 Wet room
A fairly new hotel and already has a nice feel to it. Lovely, friendly reception staff. Couldn't ask for better. Easy access to centre of Manchester overlooking Oxford Road Railway station - As good if not better than the average HI rooms (and I rarely have a complaint about them). And here is the downside - a Disabled access room - with a Wet room shower and toilet..... That stayed wet for the whole stay. A virtual lake across the floor Not just damp had standing water.
Breakfast was the usual high standard in the back of the reception area - they actively encourage you to take your trays back to bed. Result.
One added titbit. the hotel comes with a Doorman/Bouncer - very friendly guy (on the night I was there) It is the middle of Manchester after all.
December 3, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by pmd70 Highly recommended
Lovely modern well equipped room, with en suite and large shower. Comfortable beds. Reception staff were very helpful and friendly. Breakfast was good and lots of choice, and all for a great price :) 10/10
December 3, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Andrew16 Good Value, Friendly Staff
Great Location, friendly staff and nice efficient accommodation.
November 27, 2012
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by steph83 Thank god it was one night only!!!
When we arrived we were earliy so our room wasn't ready but the receptionist took our bags and gave us a handy map of the city centre and pointed out the shopping area etc which was very helpful!
When we checked in and went to our room we were happy at the clenliness of the room and bathroom and i was looking forward to a relaxing sleep in the very comfty bed!
But when it came to bed time the noise in the room was hurrendous! The booming bass and music from a local club was extreamly loud and went on until 4 AM!!!!
when the music finally stopped and i finally fell a sleep i was then rudly woken up by banging at 7.30AM!!!! which continued for over and hour and a half!
I had had less than 3 hours sleep and was not on the best of moods! so we decided to go for breakfast....... where the dissapointment of the stay continued!!!
The HOT Breakfast consisted of saussage, scrambled egg and baked beans! wheres the options????? boring extreamly basic and only just warm!
Yes we arrived at breakfast at a busy time but there was 2 members of staff on and they wernt clearing tables qick enough!
I had to clear a table myself as there were only 2 tables available by the time we qued for our food! And the dirty plates I shifted were still on the table with the toaster even after we finished with our table!!
When we checked out the receptionist took our room keys asked for the room number and said good bye! No Was your stay ok or Nothing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We will NOT be staying in a holiday inn express ever again!
the experiance was a shambles for the price we paid we could have had a better stay at a youth hostel!
November 26, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Nick69 Great service, cold rooms...
The rooms at the corner of the buiding were very cold.
Rooms with X11 and X 17 are very cold, the convector can't compensate the coldnes comming from two exterior walls.
November 19, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CLesleyT The room was spotless
Everyone very helpful, room quiet and very clean, couldn't fault it. My problem was with the people I booked it through. I asked for a hotel walking distance from Piccadilly and this was walking distance from Oxford Road.
November 19, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by morris28 excellent sevice from the staff
The hole experience when me and my husband stayed in the hotel was brilliant never been to Manchester before, the service from the staff put me at ease could not fault it one bit. The breakfast was really good
November 16, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by madge19 poor quality / cold /breakfast
Clean & comfortable room with modern & clean en suite facilities. However the breakfast - for which we arranged and paid for our student daughter to join us was nothing more than and absolute disappointment - Poor choice, no bacon included in the cooked breakfast!, breakfast was stone cold and tasteless. If I stay her again I will not be having breakfast.
November 16, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Unforsaken Clean and good service
Very good. The only downside was booking online when I was charged more on my card than the website booking. The staff at the hotel were slightly confused but did sort it out for me.
November 8, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by shez50 Clean, modern, friendly hotel
I stayed 1 night with my Mum. We went to see a show at the Palace Theatre and this hotel is perfectly located 5 minutes walk away. As my mum is elderly I asked for certain requirements, ie near a lift, light and airy room and all our requests were met. Our room was new and modern and spotlessly clean and we enjoyed a good nights sleep. Every member of staff we spoke to were friendly and helpful. It started with a smile from reception on arrival to when we left. In fact Laura and here collegue on reception were particularly helpful. Nothing was too much trouble and always done with a smile. The only downside for us was the amenities. There is a bar, but its not somewhere I would want to sit comfortably for a couple of hours. Breakfast is in the same room and is a quick, busy "cafeteria style" experience. But if you are looking for a reasonable price, clean, friendly hotel to get your head down, then I would definately recommend this hotel.
November 4, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JanMike Clean and comfortable room, Great night's sleep!
All was great with the hotel, but we found breakfast to be slightly chaotic and poorly organised.
The food didn't seem to be laid out in a logicl manner. For instance, I think the jams/marmalades/spreads and bread should be available to guests next to the toasters, not on another counter.
Otherwise, a very pleasant stay.
November 3, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Balotelli27 Satisfied
We spent lovely three days at your hotel.
Greetings from Slovenia
November 2, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by rad1 great service
super rooms and exellent sevice from the staff made for a very enjoyable stay.
October 28, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Bentleydb Nice face, shame out the place
Noisey room, inattentive reception staff (took 9 mins to answer phone) no wifi
October 25, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by RickyLeo very good hotel
confortable bed and room. Breakfast was very good English style but prehaps more variety will be better , non always scrambel eggs but fried eggs or omelettes would be better.
location is great near Oxford station, University and city center. Enjoyable
October 16, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by t123 comfy beds,great room
me,my husband and 10yr old son stopped overnight,delighted with everything,the service was lovely,very helpful.our room was on the 3rd floor on the back so nice and quiet.
October 15, 2012