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“Good Night's Sleep” 4 of 5 stars
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Premier Inn Manchester Old Trafford
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Sir Alex Ferguson Way | Water's Reach, Trafford Park, Trafford M17 1WS, England   |  
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“Good Night's Sleep”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2008

Me and my partner came to Manchester for a football match. We picked the hotel due to the convenience of it's location. The hotel is literally across the road from the stadium and saved any hassles of time and parking before and after the match.

The hotel was pleasant, clean, comfortable and the staff friendly.

The price was a little dear compared to Premeier Inn's elsewhere, but being a match weekend and the location, we weren't surprised.

Would we stay here again? Yes. We had a good night's sleep and a relaxing time.

  • Stayed February 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2008

This hotel was previously the 'Golden Tuilip' recently has become Premier Inn. This hotel has totally been refurbished, modern and comfortable. Smooth check-in, friendly staff. Room was of an excellent standard, clean, comfortable bed, TV with a selection of satalite channels and / Radio. Hairdryer. Tea/Coffee making facilities. Room Service. Bathroom spotless. Restaurant food very good, but book well in advance for lunch and dinner. Hotel has 2 bars.

Another restaurant nearby is also worth a visit 'Frankie and Benny's' which is located about a 10 minute walk from the hotel. Great Food and atmosphere. There are also a couple of other nice larger bars located beside this restaurant.

Excellent location if watching a football match, as Old Trafford is directly across the road.

Taxi approx £17-£20 from Airport. You can get a train but I'm lazy and always take the easier option - 'door to door'!

Nice, Clean and Comfortable Hotel.

  • Liked — Cleanliness, Decor, Comfort, Location
  • Disliked — Few staffing issues, some didn't seem to know what to do?
  • Stayed January 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2008

Stayed at the Golden Tulip on a night before a Manchester United match. I was going to the match and the girlfriend went shopping to the Trafford Centre!

The room was what we expected - clean, warm, modern and comfortable. There was a good atmosphere in the bar and the barman friendly. There is a restaurant at the hotel but we decided to go to the Pizza Hut around the corner (also Harry Ramsden and KFC).

It's very easy to find from the motorways, just follow the signs for MUFC and the hotel is across the road to the stadium. Car parking is free apart from match days where there's a fee of £10 for the day. There are also a couple of metrolink stations within easy walking distance to go the city centre. A metrolink can also be taken to catch a shuttle bus to the Trafford Centre.

All in all, the hotel was perfect to what we needed and we would stay there again.

  • Stayed October 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2008

This Hotel has now changed ownership & now called PREMIER INN,
we found difficult to find, as not called Golden tulip hotel anymore.
We stayed at this hotel on new years eve!
For birmingham match on new years day!
Was charged £69.00 through late rooms.com, however was only charged £62.00 when checked in which was a bonus!
Excellent location for Old trafford, great views out of room over city & old trafford, A stones throw from old trafford ground.
Hotel, allthough a premier inn, was excellent, quick check in, room was tidy & smart/modern.
You are charged £10 to leave your car in car park after 11am on match days. however opposite entrance to car park is a road into industrai estate, i moved car 100 yards & parked on road for free!
We didnt eat at restaurant so cant comment on this,
We missed breakfast but was priced at £7.50 all you can eat, which wasnt to bad! N.B away fans are not welcome in any pubs local to ground, we(male & female couple) tried to get into weatherspoons 4 hours before kick off for food, and was turned away on door!.
We did take a short cab ride to The printworks which is 3 mile away, where various bars & restaurants which we walked into. However cab journey was £25(although new years eve- still refused to pay this much for 3 mile journey)- not hotel fault as private taxi firm.
Overall excellent hotel, great location for match- excellent location to get away from ground after to, 5 mins & was on motorway!

  • Stayed December 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2007

Despite its proximity to to the Manchester United stadium this hotel can be a very useful base for access to the north west for visitors other than the football fan.

Motorway access is close allowing access to north west England.

Because of its location in Trafford Park the heart of Manchester is only a few minutes away,either by car(not recommended) or by nearby tram.

Rooms are clean and new but there is no real heart to the accommodation,

Breakfast is not cheap but the breakfast buffet bar is plentiful.The group has been recently sold to new owners,

  • Liked — Clean and new
  • Disliked — impersoal
  • Stayed January 2006
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2007

Recently stayed at the Golden Tulip Manchester for one night and was very pleased with our stay. The lobby area is very bright and modern with big comfy sofas, the only down side being the reception staff who weren't that professional and forgot to activate the room card.

The room was big and had a great view looking out towards the Lowry over salford Quays. The room was well equiped with tea/coffee facilities, iron and a good range of satellite channels, although there was a space where the mini bar had been removed. The bed and pillows however were not the best and the springiness of the bed became annoying after a while. The bathroom was nicely decorated and the shower excellant.

We ate in the hotel restaurant as there is not a great amount of choice around except at the Lowry Centre which is a 10 min walk away and with the weather being terrible we decided to stay put. Very glad we did as the food and service at the restaurant was excellant and would recommend to anyone, a little on the dear side but not too bad in comparison to some hotels.

The Golden Tulip is an excellant hotel in a good loaction and with very reasonable rates, however notices in the room and lift state that it will be changing to a Premier Inn before the end of the year which is a bit of a shame, hopefully they can maintain their high standards and competitive pricing.

  • Liked — Restaurant
  • Disliked — Reception staff
  • Stayed November 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2007

Stayed for one night on a visit to old trafford. As others have said, it could not be better placed for the stadium. Roll out of bed and off to the match.
The room was average size but very comfortable with everything i needed. The front of house staff were very friendly and helpful.
My only gripe was the breakfast. The staff struggled to keep tjhe buffet stocked up and did not seem able to cope with the dining room being full. In the end i got a croissant and a coffee and abandoned any hope of a hot breakfast.
I was guest of a company and did not pay for myself so i cant say if it was value for money or not but i can say it is a good clean comfortable hotel much like many other.
I would stay there again but would be wary of booking breakfast

  • Liked — location
  • Disliked — poor breakfast
  • Stayed October 2007, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Sir Alex Ferguson Way | Water's Reach, Trafford Park, Trafford M17 1WS, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Greater Manchester > Trafford
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Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Trafford
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Hotel Class:4 star — Premier Inn Manchester Old Trafford 4*
Number of rooms: 162
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