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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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Ranked #50 of 117 hotels in Manchester
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3 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Llandudno, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I'm a student so I'm not especially fussy as hotels go, and I'm certainly not one for going out of my way to write negative reviews, but I'm pretty disappointed by this hotel. The website makes it look much posher than it is, so perhaps that's partly the problem: it got my hopes up. What this hotel has going for... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I slipped in here for a quiet drink and snack early evening thinking it would be quiet and use the wifi …which is great. The glass of wine and snacks were lovely and charmingly served and not overly expensive….but its a dodgy area clearly as there were a group of very loud and rough street-wise folk in there paying cash... More

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Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
35 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We got a good deal on lastminute.com for a room only rate. The staff were excellent - at check-in we were behind a large group of tourists (about 30) and they sped us and others to another check-in desk rather than having to wait. At check-out we left the room an hour after the checkout time of midday on Sunday... More

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GeneralManager54, Manager at Thistle Manchester City Centre, The Portland, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer Thank you for taking the time to post your comments they are most welcome. I was happy to read your review and have shared it with our team. I do hope that you will come and see us again on your next trip to Manchester. Kind regards More

Leicester, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A quiet room for a nice sleep in a comfortable bed.the food was of a good standard and the cost is not extortionate. Its location is very good and if you need parking the special rates at the NCP behind is reasonable.

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GeneralManager54, Manager at Thistle Manchester City Centre, The Portland, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer Thank you for posting your comments they are most welcome. I was gladdened by your feedback and have shared it with our team. I do hope that on your next trip to Manchester you will choose to come and stay with us again. Kind regards More

Whitworth, null, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
3 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Myself and a friend wanted somewhere central to stay over, room clean and adequate size for a twin, beds VERY comfy, lots of additional pillows etc if needed. Iron, safe and hair drier as well as brew making facilities and flat screen tv all in room and the biggest towels ever! We both found the staff friendly and the decor... More

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GeneralManager54, Manager at Thistle Manchester City Centre, The Portland, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer Thank you for posting your feedback it is greatly appreciated. I was thrilled to read your comments and have posted a copy onto our team notice board. I hope you had a lovely time out and about in Manchester and that it will not be too long before we have the opportunity of welcoming you back to us... More

Wakefield, United Kingdom
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84 reviews 84 reviews
34 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed here saturday whilst attending a friends wedding rooms were small but clean staff were brilliant friendly ans efficiant.Food was very good and breakfast was amazing. the hotel has a good selection of drinks but very pricy our bar bill was more than the hotel room.

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GeneralManager54, Manager at Thistle Manchester City Centre, The Portland, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences of us they are most welcome. I was delighted to read your comments and have cascaded them down amongst our team as I know they will appreciate your kind words. I believe from our team that on Saturday everyone had a lovely time at the wedding and that... More

Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
28 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in the Thistle mid week in June. The hotel is favourably situated to Piccadilly Station, trams and shops. The downstairs of the hotel is pleasant and has a nice restaurant/bar which served very good food and a selection of drinks. The rooms are somewhat small with paper thin walls - although ear plugs are provided. The bed was... More

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GeneralManager54, Manager at Thistle Manchester City Centre, The Portland, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer Thank you for posting your comments they are most welcome. I read your review with interest and have shared it with our teams for their thoughts and for any necessary internal actions to be taken. I do hope though that on your next trip to Manchester you will come and stay with us again or should you wish... More

Bristol, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Thistle Hotel in Manchester has a nice lobby and the staff were friendly. I thought it wouldn't be too bad staying there but oh no I was wrong. Work booked the hotel for me for attending a conference otherwise I wouldn't have chosen it. The double room was tiny. There was very little room to move about. An iron and... More

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GeneralManager54, Manager at Thistle Manchester City Centre, The Portland, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback. Please allow me to offer you my sincerest apologises for the issues you have raised and I am sorry too that we did not have the opportunity to discuss your concerns in person which may have allowed us to alleviate them. I have issued a copy of your... More

Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked this hotel at the last minute to stay on Saturday night. Got an excellent price online considering Premier Inn and Travelodges were more expensive rates! On check in the staff gave a warm welcome, checkin was quick and efficient and with a friendly smile. I had booked a single room which actually had a small double bed and not... More

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GeneralManager54, Manager at Thistle Manchester City Centre, The Portland, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences of us they are most welcome. I was delighted to read your review and have shared it with our team as I know they will be pleased too. Furthermore I do hope that it will not be too long before we have the opportunity of welcoming you back... More

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49 reviews 49 reviews
36 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here with two friends at the end of Mayand we had a great time . The hotel is just a few minutes walk from Manchester Picadilly rail station and easy to locate . On arrival we were warmly greeted by the reception staff who allowed us to leave our bags as we had arrived a few hours before... More

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GeneralManager54, Manager at Thistle Manchester City Centre, The Portland, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer Firstly allow me to apologise regarding the door stop and I do hope you were not injured. I was pleased to read that you and your friends had a great time and hope you had a wonderful time out and about in Manchester and that you all will come and see us again soon. Kind regards 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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The Portland By Thistle, Manchester Hotel Manchester
Manchester Thistle Hotel

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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#42 Family Hotel in Manchester
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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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