Well located for MediaCity, with comfortable and well sized rooms. Generally very clean although I did find what looked like a pet hair on the carpet.
The desk arrangement in-room is great for
'home working' and the free wireless-broadband, part of the wider MediaCity metro-WiFi, works well.
Front desk staff were helpful and resourceful in resolving a few issues I had, finding both sticky tape and a screwdriver for me.
Breakfast was of the standard expected, and restaurant staff were courteous and attentive. The bar area felt a little antiseptic, just off reception; but to its credit did remain open for guests to a reasonable hour..
Car parking in the near-by multi-story car park may be an issue for some. MediaCity is connected to the central district by tram, and the trip to Piccadilly station is frequent, cheap (~£4 return), and will be faster than by taxi during peak times.
There is a good HIExpress close by, and a number of well known 'travel' hotels, but this is the only 4* in the core of MediaCity. The lack of competition is reflected in the room pricing and availability, and there is a danger that this good hotel is resting on it laurels. It will be interesting over the next year to assess the impact of the opening of a new 4* hotel a 15 minute walk away (5 by tram).
Checkout by 11:00 may be an issue compared to some of the neighbouring IHG locations, but can be pushed out to 12:00 for IHG Rewards members. This is not as favourable as the 14:00 checkout available from some other 4* hotel groups. [Less]