We stayed at this hotel when it was the Ramada and vowed never to return, but having seen it had changed to Mecure we decided to give it another go.
On the positive side the rooms have had a lick of paint.
On the negative side the fixtures and fittings are those of the old Ramada right down to the stains in the carpets and the dust which looked to have been there for several years.
The problems with noise between rooms remain as bad as ever. In the room you can hear everything from the adjacent rooms, the corridor and the rooms opposite.
The bed was so uncomfortable as to make you feel you had developed pressure sores after a matter of a couple of hours. Let's not forget that this was in a superior room, for which we paid extra. Thinking about it now it seemed to be one of the standard rooms from its Ramada days.
Check in was a nightmare with a huge queue. (We know the hotel was fully booked but having only 3 staff on reception was always going to fail).
Sleepy Sunday whereby you can have breakfast up to 12 noon was cancelled and all guests were told to be out of the hotel by 11 am. Again the excuse was the hotel was fully booked.
All-in-all it was a most unpleasant experience which we wouldn't wish on anyone.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- WELCOME. The Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel is situated right in the heart of the city centre, easily accessible from the M6 and the M60 motorways. Making it the perfect location to discover one of the livliest cities of the North. This vibrant city has a fantastic array of shops, theatres, clubs, bars and restaurants, guaranteed to meet all customers' needs. RELAX IN ONE OF OUR STYLISH ROOMS: Each of the 280 bedrooms has an en-suite bathroom, flat screen LCD TV featuring in room entertainment and high speed internet access, hairdryer, trouser press/iron, climate control as well as tea and coffee making facilities. Upgraded rooms are also available on request. The hotel offers a range of facilities for guests including accessible rooms. THE PLACE TO UNWIND: Enjoy a visit to ARTS Brasserie, serving modern food in stylish surroundings with a friendly atmosphere. Situated on the 3rd floor, overlooking Piccadilly Gardens, The Brasserie Restaurant is the perfect location to unwind at the end of the day. For a lighter meal choice, room service is available 24 hours a day. THE PLACE TO MEET: The Conference Centre comprises 10 flexible conference rooms all with complimentary wi-fi access, suitable for hosting discreet boardroom meetings or conferences up to 700 delegates. With the added benefit of natural daylight, soundproofing and climate control.Of course, its not just conferences that we're renowned for. Whether you're booking a wedding, gala dinner, private party or a company award ceremony, the International Suite is the perfect choice. Complete with its own private reception area, bar and stage. LOCAL ATTRACTIONS INCLUDE: Old Trafford - Manchester United's Stadium Manchester Central, The Palace and Opera House Theatres, Manchester City Etihad Stadium/Sportscity, Imperial War Museum, Trafford Shopping Centre, Manchester Art Gallery. By rail: Manchester Piccadilly Station 1/2 mile. By Air: Manchester Airport 10 miles. Parking: Chargeable parking. Limited spaces - subject to availability. Dry gym: Free use to residential guests. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ramada Manchester
- Manchester Ramada