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was a good size (but so it should be since we paid extra for that).
The hospitality tray was generous but had only two tea bags with neutral English breakfast flavour.
Our request in advance for hard pillows was ignored.
Half blocked drains...More
The lobby, bar and dining area is amazing in this former insurance company headquarters. Our room for one night was on the 4th floor, well away from the sounds of Mancunian nightlife outside, and although overlooking Oxford Road station not too disturbed by trains (...More
So we stayed last night at the principal manchester as a surprise for a friends birthday. From the moment we arrive nothing was too much trouble and we were greeted by friendly check in staff who upon seeing my friends shock and surprise then went...More
We stayed at this hotel for two nights (17th/18th July) and it was truly amazing. The staff where very friendly and helpful, spacious room with a very comfortable big bed. The bar/lounge offers a nice relaxed atmosphere. We can't fault this hotel in anyway as...More
I have reviewed this hotel before when it was under the Palace brand.
I just love the the Principal. A warm reception and the level of professionalism from entering the front door stood out. Without prompting I was asked if everything was alright. I had...More
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Business Center with Internet Access
Refrigerator in room
Things to do
$114 - $334 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Official Star Rating provided by the AA.
#13 Luxury Hotel in Manchester
Non-Smoking Rooms ,
Smoking rooms available
Number of rooms
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Yes the restaurant and bar are very much part of the hotel and you have direct access We loved it, quite loud music so bear this in mind if that's not your thing. Modern sharing menu, great cocktails and range of spirits in... More
Yes the restaurant and bar are very much part of the hotel and you have direct access We loved it, quite loud music so bear this in mind if that's not your thing. Modern sharing menu, great cocktails and range of spirits in the bar. Refuge gets very booked up so worth booking a table in advance if you are staying - phone reception
Yes there are lifts, and rooms with twin beds or rooms with two double beds if you look at rooms available on the website. When we stayed I wasn't aware of air con as it was March but I think there might be you would need to... More
Yes there are lifts, and rooms with twin beds or rooms with two double beds if you look at rooms available on the website. When we stayed I wasn't aware of air con as it was March but I think there might be you would need to check with hotel.
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"Get a front room if you want a view - of Manchester's Oxford Road!"