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“Splendid!” 5 of 5 stars
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Abode Manchester
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   107 Piccadilly, Manchester M1 2DB, England   |  
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Ranked #31 of 117 Hotels in Manchester
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“Splendid!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2008

We trained to Manchester from London to see a performance and had researched hotels near the train station. Abode was two blocks from Piccadilly Station! It is in a gorgeous refurbished (opened May 2008) cotton warehouse. Amazing staircases and tile work. The front desk was helpful, the rooms comfortable and large. The renovation of the building is very "new millenium." As the hotel is on a main street, we asked for a side or back room and had no problem with street noise. If you want to stay in a historic buidling but have all the updated comforts, this is a great place!

  • Liked — wonderful renovation
  • Stayed November 2008, 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2008

We were looking for a hotel near Piccadilly station and the Abode certainly delivered on that aspect, as well as being good value for central Manchester. The front desk staff were friendly and extremely helpful in dealing with a public transport query. The cafe bar was very quiet in the early evening and we enjoyed a light snack before going to the theatre. Breakfast was similarly good. The decor in the public areas is different and interesting, reflecting the hotel building's industrial heritage with a modern twist. However, the wooden floors in the corridors did magnify the sound of people passing by, housekeeping activities, doors closing etc. Our room (just the basic level) was surprisingly large, as was the bathroom. It was nicely equiped - I had no problem with the open storage, although the shelf I put my clothes on was a little dusty. The bed was very comfortable.
My only reservation was that although the hotel is in an interesting victorian building, the room was disappointingly sterile in character. Normally I have no problem with modern style in an older building but I just don't think they've got it right here. The exposed metal beams, columns and walls were all painted in cream which did make it seem like a room in some sort of institution! However, it was a good stay and I'd probably return.

  • Stayed October 2008
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2008

From the courteous reception to the surprise at the spacious and different room decor, you know you are not staying at a "run of the mill" city hotel. Original tiled stairwells, parquet floor and designer rugs in the bedrooms - extremely comfortable beds and classy bathrooms. Ate superb fare at Michael Caines, went through the wine list after a busy working day - relaxed and refreshed.

Abode is a gem - and a very reasonable one at that!

  • Stayed September 2008, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2008

We stayed at this hotel for just one night as part of a trip to Manchester which we make annually for pleasure/family purposes. With only one night in town, we wanted to dine at Michael Caines' restaurant and thought that staying at this hotel would make sense.
The first problem comes when you try to get to the hotel by car. It is a difficult and time consuming route even if traffic is light.There is nowhere to pull up to offload (you can pull into the side street next door if you don't mind going around the block twice). Your car problems don't end there. There's no valet parking and you have to get your car into the NCP car park opposite yourself after a long drive.
Inside, the rooms are modern, pleasant and comfortable. The TV channels on offer are a little limited and there was no shower cap (a problem of some magnitude according to my wife) but for me, the decor and ambience inside was fine.
Breakfast was good quality (not extensive) served in the bar/cafe and ,of course, the main restaurant was excellent - although staff were more enthusiasm than experience. The restaurant manager was not helpful when we asked to put our reservation back 30 minutes - even though there was obviously no reason not to accomodate the request.
At night, rooms to the front of the hotel were noisy (with a bar next door). The atmosphere in the hotel bar itself was fairly quiet.
This hotel is very convenient if you arrive by train. It is modern, clean and a decent standard. It is,however, at the more downmarket end of Manchester's shopping area and you need to be aware of that. The Malmaison is immediately opposite so it is up and coming - but it's not there yet.
Worth a try (especially if you can get a £99 B&B deal as we did)but be aware of the downsides.

  • Liked — Good, comfortable room
  • Disliked — Noisy, poor location
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2008

I stay here when working in Manchester and can't really fault it. Staff are good, rooms are always clean and have good facilities and the beds are incredibly comfy - I always get a good nights sleep here. Food in the bar is also really good and location is ideal near the station and city centre.

  • Liked — The bed
  • Disliked — No iron in the room
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled on business
    • 5 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Abode Manchester

Address: 107 Piccadilly, Manchester M1 2DB, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Greater Manchester > Manchester
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#19 Luxury Hotel in Manchester
#20 Business Hotel in Manchester
#34 Romantic Hotel in Manchester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Abode Manchester 4*
Number of rooms: 61
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