I invited a son and a grandson for a "football weekend" in Manchester, and I wanted a fairly inexpensive hotel. The Holiday Inn Express East offered good value for the money - 47 £ for a family room. It is located some kilometers from downtown, but even if you factor in 8 £ for a family daycard on the bus, that's a decent price. As it happens we like riding in front of the top deck in the dobledecker buses, so taking the bus was part of the tourist experience. All in all we had a nice stay at this hotel. The room was comfortable, the only problem was that the termostat on the panel heater was not functioning properly, so that the room temperature was lower than we would have liked it. That was a literally speaking a minus when we returned from a sub-zero weather football match. Another minus is that they charge for the WiFi internet - I think it was 7 £ for a day, which in this day and age is quite a lot. It is strange that the McDonalds next door can provide Wifi for a 89 p Coke, while the hotel finds it necessary to charge that much. All HI Express hotels offer free breakfast, but the breakfast is usually quite "rudimentary". Here the breakfast was very good, with several hot food items. All in all a good hotel experience, I might very well select this hotel again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Holiday Inn East Manchester East is just 1 mile from the M60 motorway, Junction 24, and M67, Junction 1. Rates include continental breakfast with hot choices and free car parking and coach access. We are just 2 miles from City of Manchester Stadium, Sport City and Manchester Velodrome home of British Cycling, and a short taxi journey to Old Trafford Stadium, home of Manchester United Football Club.All rooms offer wifi access, telephone and tea/coffee making facilities, with all bedroom windows opening for guest use. Manchester International Airport is 15 minutes away, whilst an hour's drive by motorway from the hotel will take you to the English Lake District and to the seaside coastal resorts of Blackpool, and the city of Liverpool. Within Manchester city centre are major and small art galleries and museums, including the Tate North, the new Lowry at Salford Quays, the City Art Gallery, the Manchester Museum and the Museum of Science and Industry , as examples. Whether you decide to do shopping in the Trafford Centre or attend a concert at the MEN Arena, you are always welcome at Holiday Inn Express Manchester East, Gorton, Manchester. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Express Manchester East Hotel Manchester
- Holiday Inn Manchester
- Manchester Holiday Inn