We stayed here while celebrating my husband's birthday in Manchester. We chose this hotel after my husband spoke to several colleagues, who had stayed here previously. All gave excellent reviews so we booked it, and with only a few minor niggles, we enjoyed our stay.
We ate and shopped while in the city and everything was within easy walking distance.
The booking in staff were very friendly and efficient. The room we booked was lovely. Our room was on the 5th floor. It was clean, had two double beds, nice decor, and a lovely bathroom with separate bath and shower. Unfortunately one of the quilt covers had a hole, and a pull, in it. As we were only using one bed we forgot to mention it, but we were not impressed. Surely houskeeping should check something like this when making the beds?! (It was right in the middle of the bed so we were surprised that it was missed.) We had an excellent nights sleep.
Lovely fluffy dressing gowns and the usual hotel slippers. Nice toiletries, but I did have to ask for a shower cap, which is usually a basic given in the bathroom.
We drank in the bar with other guests late at night. Nice, friendly staff, but it did get alittle chilly at 2am! (Did someone turn the heating off?)
Breakfast was ok. Fresh fruit, yoghurts, cereal selection, bacon, eggs, sausages, hash browns, black pud, beans, croissants, bread, chocolate spread & jams. Tea or coffee is poured into your cup, rather than you being given a pot. I much prefer having a pot, then you don't have to continually ask for more. There is also a selection of fruit juices and milk to. One thing that wasn't very good was the apples. (I always try to grab a piece of fresh fruit.) Unfortunately they ALL felt soft and definitely past their best. Not what I'd expect in a 4* hotel. Fortunately there were some nice apples in a bowl on the front desk. Once again the breakfast serving staff were all friendly and efficient.
If we were staying in Manchester again we would probably stay in this hotel.
- Also Known As:
- Crowne Plaza Manchester
- Manchester Crowne Plaza
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Crowne Plaza Manchester City Centre is the hottest new hotel to land on the city in 2008. It is perfectly situated in the heart of Manchester in the trendy Northern Quarter, Victoria and Piccadilly Stations and Shudehill Tram and Bus Interchange are all within a short walking distance of this stunning new city centre hotel. The Crowne Plaza Manchester City Centre is ideally located within easy access to the MEN Arena, Manchester Central, the Printworks, Manchester Arndale Shopping Centre, Urbis, Manchester City and Manchester United football grounds. The Crowne Plaza Manchester City Centre has 228 luxurious bedrooms with one or two queen or king sized beds including Club Rooms, Junior and Presidential Suites, and a club floor with enhanced views and exclusive access to the top floor club lounge. The stylish rooms have superb contemporary bathrooms boasting separate bath and shower, LCD televisions and complimentary internet access. All guests have complimentary access to the gym which has a range of cardio-vascular equipment open 24 hours a day. The Glasshouse Bar and Restaurant is an ideal place to relax and unwind with a specialty cocktail or have dinner with colleagues or friends. The Crowne Plaza Manchester City Centre also offers nine modern and state-of-the art meeting rooms with a maximum capacity for up to 200 delegates with complimentary wireless internet access. Located right in the heart of Manchester on the edge of the captivating nightlife and excellent entertainment area including the trendy Northern Quarter, the hotel provides you with the gateway to what the city has to offer. With state of the art conference facilities and 228 individual bedroom experiences, every care has been taken to combine the edgy modern design of the building with contemporary luxury facilities. ... more less
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