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    The Principal Manchester

    Oxford Street, Manchester M6O 7HA, England
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    Overview
    • Excellent60%
    • Very good22%
    • Average9%
    • Poor5%
    • Terrible4%
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    1 - 5 of 608 reviews

    Reviewed yesterday

    THE ROOM 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

    Thank tantgatt
    Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

    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

    Thank PaulEV1957
    Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

    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

    Thank cefn
    Reviewed 3 days ago

    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

    1  Thank Gary F
    Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

    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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    The Midland
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    Holiday Inn Express Manchester CC-Oxford Road
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    About
    Awards & Recognition
    Certificate of Excellence
    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Restaurant
    • Room Service
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Room Service
    • Business Center with Internet Access
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Laundry Service
    • Concierge
    • Banquet Room
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Conference Facilities
    • Breakfast Available
    • Room amenities
    • Refrigerator in room
    • Things to do
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    Details
    • Price range
    • $114 - $334 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Hotel Style
    • #13 Luxury Hotel in Manchester
    • Room types
    • Suites ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Smoking rooms available
    • Number of rooms
    • 275
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    • Palace Hotel Manchester
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    duncan d
    May 14, 2017|
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    Response from NikP59 | Reviewed this property |
    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
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    kelwath
    May 11, 2017|
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    Response from Jojo1998pollyjo1974 | Reviewed this property |
    Hi yes there's a ncp car park which charges you £18 for 24 hrs or more (this is the discounted rate)
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    bugariepy
    April 22, 2017|
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    Response from NikP59 | Reviewed this property |
    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
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    "Get a front room if you want a view - of Manchester's Oxford Road!"
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    "Some rooms are not accessible via lift - make sure you clearly specify if you have special requirements."
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    "Is definitely worth the bit extra and trying for a suite"
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    "If you need Air Con A/C make sure you specify."
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