The location is very conveniently located near the terminals though too far to walk with luggage. The hotel's courtesy bus solves that issue however and runs at regular intervals. Parking in the hotel car park not a problem and costs £15 per day.
Reception Desk staff were very helpful and courteous.
Hungry late arrivals (after 10pm) will be disappointed though I guess room service might be available. I am surprised at the number of airport hotels that are unprepared to cater to 24 hour guest traffic arriving from all time zones and starved of decent food by airline catering. I arrived at about 9pm and was lucky enough to get fed in the restaurant adjacent to the bar. The food was good but the service indifferent. The staff seemed more interested in preparing the restaurant for closure that evening than anything else.
The room allocated to me was clean but claustrophobic. A double bed was crammed into an area so small that a suitcase would have to be opened on the bed. To avoid having my suitcase as a sleeping partner I found a space for it to rest on the tiny desk. Possibly the hotel architect had anticipated 2013 airline baggage policy. The bathroom was also an example of the architect's genius, squeezing a shower, toilet and handbasin into a space that would be considered mean on an aircraft. Having said that, everything worked fine. The bed was comfortable, the room quiet and the curtains effectively dark. Ideally the hotel should convert two rooms into one but this would probably kill the economics.
Overall reasonable value for a Crown Plaza label, though nowhere near the league of Crown Plazas elsewhere. More in keeping with the regular Holiday Inn brand.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A fantastic Manchester Airport Hotel superbly located on the Airport complex, the four-star Crowne Plaza Hotel is within easy access of the M56, M60 and M62 as well as Manchester City Centre. The hotel boasts a stylish restaurant and bar, offering modern cuisine in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. Accommodation includes 294 well-appointed air-conditioned bedrooms that are ideal for both the business and leisure traveller. High-speed internet access is also available in all rooms. Spacious family rooms and Accessible rooms are also available. A complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport is available to all guests. The Park Stay & Go package offers guests accommodation, long stay parking & courtesy transport to & from the airport. Vehicles are transferred to a secure off site car parking facility working in conjunction with APCOA. Please note parking is for cars only. The Crowne Plaza has four superb dining options, plus 24 hour room service. We also offer small meeting facilities and ample car parking with accessible spaces. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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