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Thistle Manchester City Centre, The Portland

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   3 - 5 Portland Street, Manchester M1 6DP, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Dublin, Ireland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had one night here while attending a game at old Trafford. Could get a bus from the airport that dropped us right beside hotel and near shops, huge primark, bars and restaurants. 10 min taxi from old Trafford cost £10. Had late flight home and hotel allowed us to use leisure facilities, swimming pool etc right up to 5pm on... More

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Fredrikstad, Norway
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31 hotel reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a nice weekend staying at the Portlands. It's a typical Thistle hotel - nothing fancy but good.The room was not big, but adequate. The beds were comfy and the bathroom was nice with a good selection of toiletries. The A/C worked fine and was much appreciated since you can't open the window due to safety regulations. I also... More

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Kim B, General Manager at Thistle Manchester City Centre, The Portland, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer Many thanks for taking the time to give us a review and we are pleased that overall you enjoyed your stay and the central location. Thank you for your comments which we will take into consideration. I am very glad to note that you found the team very nice and friendly. Best Regards Kim Burrows General Manager More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Only stayed here one night on coach holiday. Quick check in, lovely reception area. Room nice and bed very comfortable. Room was clean and of a good standard but was little put off when I found a previous guests smelly old sock under the bed! which was a shame as the standard of cleanliness was overall pretty good. The hotel... More

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Kim B, General Manager at Thistle Manchester City Centre, The Portland, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer Thank you for taking the time to give us a review and we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay. I apologise regarding the sock and we will look into the matter! I am very happy to read that you found the staff attentive and that breakfast was of a good quality an choice. best wishes Kim Burrows... More

Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Only stayed the one night but very happy with the hotel. Room was very clean,bed was very comfy. Good choice of breakfast (I'm a vegan)hotel had soya milk and a good selection of non meat/animal foods. Would use again.

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Kim B, General Manager at Thistle Manchester City Centre, The Portland, responded to this review

Dear tizzypop Thank you very much for review it lovely to read that you enjoyed your stay and that we accommodated your dietary requirements. We appreciate your recommendation and look forward to welcoming you back. Best wishes Kim Burrows General Manager More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed for one week at the end of May for a conference. The hotel was very accommodating and allowed us to bring a kitten with us. The staff were very welcoming and really looked after us well. The buffet breakfast was consistent each day and offered lots of choice. The hotel was very clean and overall we could not... More

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Kim B, General Manager at Thistle Manchester City Centre, The Portland, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer We are thrilled that we are your first choice hotel in Manchester and appreciate you taking the time to send us your comments. I am glad that your conference was a success and your expectations met. The team are delighted with your feedback regarding the excellent service and I will ensure it is shared with everyone. We hope... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were slightly concerned by some of the reviews for this hotel but didnt need to be. We stayed after a visit to see Ant and Dec at the phones 4 u arena. Good impressions on arrival. Multi story car park next door (15% discount if staying at the hotel). We arrived just before 12 and our room was ready.... More

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Kim B, General Manager at Thistle Manchester City Centre, The Portland, responded to this review

Dear reviewer We really appreciate your lovely comments and are delighted that you and your family enjoyed a comfortable stay. More so I am pleased to read that you found the service , dinner and breakfast of good quality and I will ensure your feedback will be shared with the team. Many thanks Kim Burrows General Manager More

Kendal, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lovely ciry centre place to stay, staff always courteous and polite, rooms a bit compact but always clean, Bar and restaurant area basic but again spotless all in all my wife and I enjoyed our stay.Will definitely recommend this hotel to our friends, we have stayed here twice now and will certainly be back.

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Kim B, General Manager at Thistle Manchester City Centre, The Portland, responded to this review

Dear chambo 1962 Thank you for returning to the Thistle Manchester for a 2nd visit and we are very pleased to know that you would recommend us. it is a pleasure to know that you found the team always courteous and polite. We look forward to seeing you again. Best Wishes Kim Burrows General Manager More

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Staff were very welcoming and efficient on arrival. The room was large enough for two, comfortable and clean . The view unfortunately was a brick wall but at least I was not overlooked., and it was a budget room. The downstairs facilities and reception rooms were good and well decorated. The food was reasonable and was impressed that a friend... More

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Kim B, General Manager at Thistle Manchester City Centre, The Portland, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer Many thanks for your great comments regarding your recent stay which we appreciate you taking the time. I will ensure that this is shared with the team and in the meantime we look forward to welcoming you back. Best Regards Kim Burrows General Manager More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Only stayed for one evening, an excellent stay. Clean room, nicely decorated and big enough. Comfy bed too. TV decent and the staff let us keep our luggage at reception after leaving so could spend another day in manchester - shall defo use again as had a quality stay.

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Kim B, General Manager at Thistle Manchester City Centre, The Portland, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer Many thanks for your great comments regarding your recent stay which we appreciate you taking the time. I will ensure that this is shared with the team and in the meantime we look forward to welcoming you back. Best Regards Kim Burrows General Manager More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fair enough hotel - doesn't set the world alight but got a good rate on hotel tonight. Bed was quite comfortable and shower was good but £30 upgrade would only have got me water and slippers in the room. They have a swimming pool apparently but I didn't try it - free wifi though.

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Kim B, General Manager at Thistle Manchester City Centre, The Portland, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer Thank you for your comments regarding your recent stay and we are pleased to note that overall you enjoyed your stay. I am sorry you seem to have been miss-informed regarding an upgrade as that should have also included a larger room type or junior suite. I will look into your comments and we appreciate your feedback. Best... More

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Address: 3 - 5 Portland Street, Manchester M1 6DP, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Greater Manchester > Manchester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Thistle Manchester City Centre, The Portland 3.5*
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Located in Piccadilly Gardens in the heart of the city, we’re just five minutes’ walk form Picadilly Railway Station close to some great attractions, the Arndale Centre, China Town the Arena and Manchester central are all a short walk away. The Portland was one of Manchester's first hotels and has a modern feel. Just Gym with a plunge pool and Jacuzzi is available in the hotel. ... more   less 
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