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The Principal Manchester

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Certificate of Excellence

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#29 of 122 hotels in Manchester
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The Principal Manchester 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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Restaurant
Room service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar/Lounge
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Center with Internet Access
Concierge
Conference Facilities
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Meeting rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Public Wifi
Wheelchair access
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Refrigerator in room
Non-smoking rooms
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Historic Hotel
Classic
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Grade: 100 out of 100
179Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
50Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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The hotel has a very interesting setting and deco which makes it outstanding in comparison with other hotels of the same class. Pillows could be better with the right variety of them and the toilet wasn’t particularly clean with a coupe of faulty things in the bathroom. Good
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Architecture is stunning. What an entrance hallway, it has the wow factor. Reception staff friendly and helpful. Room was small but clean, comfortable, nice big bed and bed linen was really good quality and sooooooooooo White. Bathroom was cute but towels let it down as looked
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I work for the Abu Dhabi based Airline, I stay in this hotel regularly and I love it, out of all the Hotels I stay, this is the best. Two front of house staff, Abby and Andrew are fantastic, nothing is ever too much for these guys, always ready to help with a smile. The Hotel
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Lovely hotel that could have been so much nicer if the heating had been on. Three cold days here on a work conference, hotel lovely and clean with some spectacular features but the food offerings were very poor.
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This is the third time I've stayed at this hotel and each time it gets worse. It's unlikely I will return. I paid £280 for a Superior room.The hotel reception is still well kept, however we were told that several of the hotel lifts were out of service and pop up stands had been
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PRICE RANGE
$125 - $436 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
palace hotel manchester
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
The Palace Hotel
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandManchester
NUMBER OF ROOMS
275
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