Stayed here as a corporate booking whilst on training course. Do visit Manchester personally as we'll & sometimes include overnight stay. Thistle is one of a number on my employer approved list. It is convenient (5 min walk or free bus from Piccadily) & well suited to get to other locations in Manchester via tram, Metro or better still walk. This time 10 mins to Spinningfields on foot. Reception staff are friendly, efficient, lift somewhat slow & room was very basic although despite being on main road, no road noise. Corridors bit noisier & walls perhaps a little thin. Room clean & shower plenty hot water. Adequate storage & excellent safe to house lap top. But 2 major gripes which mean would not choose again. No tea/ coffee facilities in room. You get these nowadays in Skegness B&B's. Rip off wi-fi tariff which no use when trying to work. Took the breakfast for £10 which was ok ( other hotels do charge more) . Did not use evening restaurant, opted for Kro across the road , super place with prices averaging 33% less. Got my hot drinks from Tesco round the corner at £1.50 v hotel £3. For colleagues coming to Manchester will advise them to use others. Oh & the list prices behind reception are mind boggling although i realise no sensible guest would pay them
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in Piccadilly Gardens in the heart of the city, we’re just five minutes’ walk form Picadilly Railway Station close to some great attractions, the Arndale Centre, China Town the Arena and Manchester central are all a short walk away. The Portland was one of Manchester's first hotels and has a modern feel. Just Gym with a plunge pool and Jacuzzi is available in the hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Portland By Thistle, Manchester Hotel Manchester
- Manchester Thistle Hotel