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The Waterside Hotel & Leisure Club

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Wilmslow Road | Didsbury, Manchester M20 5WZ, England
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Ranked #75 of 117 hotels in Manchester
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This hotel is more a dated leisure centre with a few rooms added on. Reception and bar area smelt of chlorine. The room was very small and a table that just fitted in. Very basic.The bathroom was awful with mould around the bath mastic and around the taps. The shower rail was rusty and the rubbish bin had not been... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stayed at the Waterside twice now to attend a sports event at Parrs Wood high school just across the road and whilst the common areas seem to have been upgraded the rooms are in desparate need of attention. There was only 2 sockets for use in a double room, neither of which by the bed which is useless... More

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was meant to be staying 3 nights checked out after one, the rooms were far too small, and so hot it was unbearable our kids room was like a cupboard, it didn't feel clean at all, the 1st impression when you walk in is that this is lovely when you see the rooms it's a total shock it's meant to... More

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Chris H, Operations Manager at The Waterside Hotel & Leisure Club, responded to this review

Dear Louise, Thank you for your review of the Waterside Hotel & Leisure Club. I am sorry the hotel did not meet your expectation's. I am sorry you though the rooms were too hot but we have been having some glorious weather in Manchester recently. As previously mentioned on other responses we are currently entering into a bedroom refurbishment that... More

Huntingdon. UK
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are few hotels in this world where I have got out of bed and slept in the car. This is one. We were there for a family event last Saturday, and another couple didn't even stay the night! The rooms were so hot (we had 307), and the small opening was at the bottom of the window, so almost... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We have spent 2 nights here and although the hotel is a bit dated, the beds are clean and comfortable, the shower is strong and hot and the food is delicious. Our room was not air conditioned, but we just left the window open which was fine.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I stayed for one night on a Saturday night a week ago. The hotel is set in lovely grounds next to the River Mersey. One thing that really impressed me was the friendliness of all the staff – from the reception to the bar and restaurant through to the leisure club and even the cleaning and hospitality staff. The room... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We held our daughters Christening Party at the hotel on Sunday 6/7/14. The Service from Laura in Events was second to none, she was exceptionally helpful and very accommodating to our wishes and needs to make the day feel special for us and our guests. The meal which we picked for our guests was the Carvery and all our guests... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

very convenient location near Didsbury. close to Park-and-Ride for the tram to Manchester city centre. very close to Parrs Wood, for a good choice of restaurants. the hotel is very good, with good breakfast and an excellent gym and pool.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We held our daughters Wedding Reception at the Waterside yesterday. Great planning by Laura. Exceptional service by all the staff with a special mention to Steven who looked after us all day. Food was first class really tasty. We would definitely recommend the venue. Thanks to everyone concerned. Bridle suite very comfortable?

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

From the moment you walk into the Waterside Hotel it's obvious that more effort has been put into the health club and restaurant than the hotel. This means that the breakfast is great, the health facilities are all you could ask for but the rooms are small, the bathroom dated and the shower more of a dribble. Would recommend if... More

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Address: Wilmslow Road | Didsbury, Manchester M20 5WZ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Greater Manchester > Manchester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Waterside Hotel & Leisure Club 3*
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Also Known As:
The Waterside Hotel And Galleon Leisure Club
The Galleon Hotel Leisure

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Set in 8 acres of landscaped gardens on the banks of the River Mersey, The Waterside Hotel is just 10 minutes from Manchester Airport. There is a restaurant, leisure centre and free Wi-Fi.The comfortable rooms at Waterside each have a private bathroom, tea and coffee facilities and a flat-screen TV with Freeview. There is also free parking and a 24-hour front desk.Guests have use of the newly refurbished Leisure Club, which features a 25-metre swimming pool, hot tubs, saunas, steam rooms and a gym. ... more   less 
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