I recently had a two night stay when I went to support friends running the Manchester Marathon. The building itself is fabulous with wonderful architecture but I was very disappointed with my room - I asked for a quiet room and got one on the 4th floor overlooking the main street. It was single-glazed and so I could hear the trains, even through the night. The room itself was a twin room and plenty of space but is in need of TLC. I'm fussy about my bedding and the bedding was of poor quality and the pillows dreadful - I had to use 3 of them, just to feel as if I had a pillow under me. With it being a big room, it felt cold all the time, so I had to leave the little portable radiator on all the time to take the chill off the air. The windows were filthy with lots of black mould around the edges - which came off easily when I wiped it, so all they need is a good cleaning to improve the look of them but obviously the cleaners just do the very basics.
On the plus-side, I thought breakfast was very good with plenty of choice but again, like someone else has mentioned, a few of the staff stood almost next my table chatting, which I too found uncomfortable. I managed to get a good deal for the two nights but I really wouldn't have been impressed if I'd had to pay more. Good location though for Oxford St station and for the trams, and for shopping generally.
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