Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 154
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by KimmyC Great location
Great location for the Lowry Theatre and plentiful private car parking outside hotel.
Receptionist was lovely, and room is typical Holiday Inn Express. Clean and comfortable . Bathroom does what it says!
Only downfall was breakfast was bit frantic! It was over xmas and hotel full of families. Also because it was a weekday, it had the usual shorter and earlier weekday breakfast times (to suit business people I assume) when it could have swapped to the extended weekend breakfast times seeing as it was more like a weekend. Having said that, the food was being constantly replenished, it was just a bit busy! Kids in pyjamas is not really what I expect in a hotel breakfast room! Having said all that it was well worth what we paid.
January 3, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by lynnmcc Great nights sleep and good value for money
Stayed here for gig in City Centre and because parking was available. No problems at all, friendly staff, quick check in and check out in morning, bedroom was clean, no problems at all. Near the tram stop for travelling into City Centre and various eating/drinking places within walking distance.
Breakfast was buffet style with a good selection, perhaps a bigger selection of hot food would be better.
Would definetely stay here again.
January 2, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Peeved419 No Value for money
Stayed in 419 (a family room) It was very cold and there was no heating. Not ideal in the middle of winter.
The plug hole in the shower was blocked meaning that when you took a shower all the gunk in the drain would build up around your ankles.
There were no indicators on the bathroom taps as to which was hot/cold.
The bar man was very unfriendly and unhelpful when I was trying to place an order and enquire about the hot food and I was told if I dont want a sandwich I should go to subways (Not within walking distance)
It may be an express but it did not live up to the brand at all. I won't stay again in future
December 19, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Derek71 Quite disappointed...
Having stayed here at least 7 or 8 times now, I was very disappointed about the following things...
1. Having to pay for parking
2. No internet voucher at reception
3. Asking to have fresh scrambled eggs at breakfast but none came despite me sitting for 20 minutes
4. My shower filled up like a bath due to very poor drainage
I have always enjoyed my stay here but felt let down by these small but significant changes to parking and internet services, I will certainly be thinking twice about staying here again in the future.
December 18, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by TrevorN Good Value
Used this hotel for a one-night, short break to visit Salford Quays so the location was excellent for this purpose. The Lowry Centre, theatre, cinema, shopping outlet, Media City and the Imperial War Museum were all a few minutes walk away alongside the Manchester Ship Canal.
Our 6th floor room was spacious and comfortable although the view was a nightmare or a delight, depending on whether one supports Manchester United or not for the neon signs and outline of Old Trafford were very visible!
The noise of the adjacent lift and the in-room air conditioning was a bit of a nuisance but I guess this also depends on how deeply one sleeps anyway. Breakfast was not terribly exciting but then, given the price, it was not expected to be.
It was easy to walk to the tram stop and get into the city in a few minutes. I'd use this hotel again. The staff were very helpful and checking in and out a breeze!
December 15, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jan22 Great location, enjoyed my stay
Staff were friendly and efficient, we expected to wait for our rooms longer than we did as we did arrive earlier than our check in time. But by the time we had ordered our drinks our rooms were ready . Great location, just a walk over the bridge to shopping outlet and some pubs and resturants. For a budget break in December the room was excellant value - it was lovely and warm comfortable beds and clean. Will definately be returning. The breakfast was varied and very good. I will be recommending this hotel again.
December 15, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Conned Worst night ever!
Got allocated to Room 105, which happens to be right next to the Central Heating Generator. The noise was terrible and we were unable to get any sleep at all from the constant droning. Was exhausted by morning.
You do not realize it at first, so if you get allocated this room, ask to be moved a long way away!!
December 14, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by laineef excellent sevice
very pleasant ,cherfull and polite staff i only stayed one night but had a pleasant and relaxing stay
December 13, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by John001 Your Night Porter was fantastic
I couldnt sleep the night I was there with my family so went down stairs to do some work on my PC. Nothing was to much trouble for the porter
Thanks for the coffee's
December 10, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by LadyPenelope Nothing special
We decided to pay a bit more than cheaper nearby competitors as it was a special weekend away. The staff were helpful but there appeared to be only two men working reception and the bar which was busy. Checkin took 40 minutes. Later we requested a soft pillow and blanket as it was cold but these never arrived. Breakfast was merely adequate. Overcooked sausages and not very hot at all. Despite the cost we were expected to clear our own breakfast tables. The beds were comfy and rooms warm and it provided somewhere to stay for our theatre trip but certainly nothing special and not cheap on a Saturday night.
December 7, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Bertha25 Comfortable and warm
Stayed here with family going to Man U Match. Everything clean and comfortable. We asked for adjoining rooms when booked but on check-in unable to accommodate which was a pity.
November 29, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by saudfran Good hotel
Nice room but not big enough for 3 adults, lovely bathroom but shower control not very good.
November 15, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Pobble Very comfortable but . . .
I have always considered one of the most important things for the newly arriving guest is a smile and a feeling of being made welcome. They are quite easy to provide and require no more capital expenditure other than a little training. Why then is it so difficult? Why is one greeted as though as an inconvenience to be dealt with as speedily as possible?
The room was clean and comfortable - just what you'd expect.
Breakfast is proclaimed as "FREE" and as such is worth every penny you pay for it. But given that it realy is included in the room rate it isn't much cop. The coffee and juice are poor: the croissants are quite nasty: the scrambled egg not to be mentioned, but the pits are reached when you find there is no butter. Not only is there no butter, but the staff don't care. They think it totally inconsequential. It did not apparently cross their minds to go out and buy some. The next day the butter had arrived but there were no sausages. In the time taken to compose and print notices to this effect they could have got some if they cared.
Room good. Service indifferent. Breakfast awful.
November 13, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Finegan Express Experience
Had a weekend break given to me for part of a birthday present , one of the best presents ever ,would recommend Holiday Inn Express to all my friends and the Salford Quays area of Manchester is worth a visit . A good clean comfortable hotel a good breakfast and friendly staff very close to Old Trafford Football Stadium for all you Man U fans .
November 11, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jackie88 Great hotel for money
Staff were very good room was comfy and clean ideal location for footy.
November 9, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by HullTiger2012 Salford Quays Visit
Convenient location and good accommodation, but poor breakfast (for the price of stay). If a cooked breakfast is provided, then bacon would not be unreasonable to expect (rather than meat-deficient sausages and reconstituted scrambled egg!).
November 8, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MagsMart Great location
Visiting Manchester for a concert at the MEN Arena, this was an ideal location. Overlooking Salford Quays and a few minutes walk to the tram for the City Centre. Great Value for money as our daughter (2 days short of her 18th birthday) qualified as a "child" and thus no extra charge. Quiet although busy. Only drawback was breakfast was a bit untidy as it relies on guests clearing away and not everyone had. Also handy for Old Trafford (If you want to go there) and Trafford Centre, Lowry Museum etc.
November 8, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by SueL Nice hotel, conveneint for the Lowry Theatre
Booked this as was seeing a concert at the Lowry, check in efficient, room was nice.
Breakfast was "complimentary", went down to what I can only describe as chaos, long queues, uncleared tables ( I understand its self clearing, but obv some guests just don't) Grabbed a fruit juice and left.
Perhaps if we had gone down earlier it might have been better.
I did like the hotel and would probably stay again if visiting the Lowry, am better prepared what to expect at breakfast now!
November 5, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Nigthestigsdad Comfortable bed and excellent service from night staff
We found this Hotel great to stay in. The only problem was that Room 107 had Air conditioning units outside the window, which meant that we could not open the window for cool air and the unit in our room could not cool the room enough.
The Duty Night Staff moved us to a much quieter room.
My advice is not to ask for Rooms 105 or 107.
Apart from this problem we enjoyed this and our previous stay here.
November 3, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by 4cAtS Decent place in a good location
Ideally placed for the Lowery mall and IWN
Clean and comfortable.
November 3, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by rachel42 Beds lumpy, not very comfy
Stayed in a family room which was a bit cramped, but good views. Beds were bit on small side & lumpy. Otherwise great stay. Staff v friendly & helpful. Good base.
November 2, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Peaceful location near the city centre.
We stayed for a long weekend at the Salford Quays Hotel and really enjoyed it. Check in was easy and the parking was convenient and reasonably priced and the room very comfortable. The hotel was very close to The Lowry and a couple of Metro stops which meant getting into town was quick and easy. Breakfast was well stocked and tasty and the staff were friendly and helpful. A great place to stay!
October 21, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lucy10 Comfy bed basic bathroom but good views!
The hotel was lovely what we saw of it. The hotel room was a descent size (bed comfy) lovely view from our window. Only down side was the bathroom which was basic! we had stayed in a holiday inn in Barnsley which had a lovely large bath & shower. The breakfast was average, the sausages were a bit well done and seemed to of been stood for a while and there was no bacon!!
October 11, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by IanE great value
excellent value. Location is a bit dead, and its a fair distance to a reasonable choice of restaurants etc
October 8, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GazaniaGal Excellent location with good transport links
Room functional and bed comfortable. Easy access to Salford Quays Shopping Centre with its restaurants and The Lowry Theatre. Close to BBC Media City with tram links to central Manchester. Within walking distance of Old Trafford (Manchester United not Lancashire cricket!) High floors have the best views and there are lots of ducks and geese on the quays which added to the interesting views.
October 5, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Diablo Decent size room
This is a comfortable hotel in this price range and a late night check-in is no problem.The airport being just a short drive away is an added bonus.
October 5, 2012