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Kimpton Clocktower Hotel

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Oxford Street, Manchester M60 7HA England
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  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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#28 of 130 hotels in Manchester
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Kimpton Clocktower Hotel is a fabulous Grade II listed building initially built for The Refuge Assurance Company in 1895. Many of the 270 loft style bedrooms and suites have original features and all rooms have modern touches such as smart TVs and free internet access. The Refuge Dining Room and Public Bar is curated by DJs turned restaurateurs Luke Cowdrey and Justin Crawford of the award winning Volta restaurant in West Didsbury. Featuring small plates and large sharing dishes the food is influenced by the global travels of Luke and Justin. The hotel includes 17 meeting and event spaces including the largest hotel ballroom in the northwest of England.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
24-hour security
Baggage storage
24-hour check-in
Wifi
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business center
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Doorperson
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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City view
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Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Historic Hotel
City View
Languages Spoken
English

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Grade: 100 out of 100
220Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
68Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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Gemma A wrote a review Jun 21
Fleetwood, United Kingdom10 contributions8 helpful votes
We have just returned from a wonderful few days at this hotel and would highly recommend anyone thinking of booking to do so. The building itself is very impressive with beautiful architecture and amazing decor. The rooms are spacious, comfortable and with such attention to detail that you can not fail to enjoy a stay in them. We did have an issue with some of the grouting being loose on the bathroom floor tiles but, informed the reception and they were very apologetic. Breakfast was brilliant and a very relaxing experience with the staff working tirelessly to ensure you had everything you could possibly need and wonderful surroundings to dine in. The food was delicious and large amount of choice available. The reception staff are so helpful and even went as far as to give our children some little treats which was so kind and thoughtful, It really did make their stay so special. Treatment like this is what makes us give a 5 star rating and will most definitely be returning in the future.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Avoid NCP Palace car park if you have a larger car, the car park is so tight to manoeuvre around...
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Paula B wrote a review Jun 21
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Would just like to say a big thank you to Stephen on front desk at the Kimpton , nothing was to much trouble he went above and beyond to ensure we enjoyed our stay his professional and friendly manor was faultless !! The room was spacious and clean as was the rest of the hotel , it was our 3rd stay here and will definitely be going back , we would highly recommend this gorgeous hotel and friendly staff. Ray and Paula
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Demz33 wrote a review Jun 19
London, United Kingdom12 contributions14 helpful votes
Our stay at Kimpton Manchester was our first staycation of 2021. The lobby was impressive and the reception staff was very professional; we received a warm welcome upon arrival. The room was beautiful and spotless! We also took the time to enjoy a couple of drinks in the bar. We highly recommend this hotel if you visit Manchester!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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barry w wrote a review Jun 14
Greater London, United Kingdom2 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed overnight in The Kimpton Clocktower. The staff were personable and in particular Mohamed Lamraoui at the front desk was very helpful and went out of his way to source tickets for the Science and Industry museum
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Hope wrote a review Jun 14
Nottingham, United Kingdom29 contributions23 helpful votes
Kimpton clocktower was absolutely wonderful. Enjoyed our stay from start to finish. BEAUTIFUL room (and we only had the most basic), very clean, smelt lovely everywhere, really polite staff, gorgeous breakfast. Couldn’t recommend anymore!!
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
$128 - $243 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
palace hotel manchester
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
The Principal Manchester
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandGreater ManchesterManchester
NUMBER OF ROOMS
275
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kimpton Clocktower Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Kimpton Clocktower Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Grey Horse Inn (0.2 miles), The Bridgewater Hall (0.2 miles), and Manchester Central Library (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Kimpton Clocktower Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Kimpton Clocktower Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Kimpton Clocktower Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Kimpton Clocktower Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include One Plus Restaurant, Etci Mehmet Steakhouse, and Teppanyaki Chinatown.
Is Kimpton Clocktower Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Manchester.
Are any cleaning services offered at Kimpton Clocktower Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Kimpton Clocktower Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Kimpton Clocktower Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Clayton Hall Museum (2.6 miles), Ordsall Hall (1.6 miles), and Victoria Baths (1.4 miles).
Does Kimpton Clocktower Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.
Is Kimpton Clocktower Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.