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The Light ApartHotel
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Reviewed June 19, 2011

We had a one night stay on a Take That concert night. The reception staff were particularly pleasant and helpful. The apartment was great with 2 double bedrooms, bathroom. lounge area and fully equipped kitchen. There was also a balcony with great views over the city of Manchester. It was very useful to have the fridge stocked with a complimentary welcome pack including bread, milk, orange juice etc. Also a bottle of white wine chilling in the fridge at only £9.50 a bottle. This would be very good value for 2 couples wanting a night out in Manchester.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 15, 2011

The Light is The best place I have stayed in Manchester.

Booking for 4 of us for a stay over to see Take That we stumbled over this aparthotel by accident and now I will never stay anywhere else when I come to Manchester. The apartment was huge with many gadgets we never had chance to use as we had only booked for one night (£140 for all 4 of us from laterooms).

Our apartment had a large kitchen/dining room/lounge plus 2 double rooms one with en suite shower room and a separate bathroom adjacent to the other bedroom. We found everything clean and the bath sheets were bath sheets not the exaggerated hand towels normally found in hotels. The large windows allowed us to view Manchester from 3 sides. It was well equipped and ample breakfast hamper contents supplied, the staff were friendly and helpful allowing us to leave our bags while we visited the Arndale centre which was at the end of the road. The station, City Stadium and the Arena all within walking distance although we did find buses a couple of streets away for our event.

Time beat us and unfortunately we never got to use the spa or gym – this time!

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 13, 2011

We stayed as a group of 4 friends for the Take That concert and probably felt that £370 for one night in a 2 bed apartment was not the best value for money but if you can get a deal on this place there are some great Pro's:
City centre location
Underground parking (but cost us £10 extra)
Spacious flat
Balcony with great views
All mod cons
Comfy beds
Flatscreen TV's in both bedrooms and living room
Nicely furnished
Really friendly and helpful staff
Spa and gym

Cons:
Noisy both from city centre noise and flats above and people coming in from a night out
More for city nightlife than relaxing city break
No window in 2nd bedroom
Stingy breakfast hamper
Car park was a bit badly designed and organised - had to phone reception from car so they could activate the electric gate, need a buzzer system or something simple like that
It would suit a young at heart guest

Overall, I would stay here again but perhaps would shop round next time for a deal. When we booked Take that tickets we got a bit carried away and booked so far in advance!!

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 13, 2011

We stayed here with 3 friends after seeing Take That in concert. We booked a "deluxe" 2 bedroom apartment. One room had a standard size double bed but the other has what could be best described as a three quarter size bed. We had to request a Z bed as there was no way two adults could have slept in the bed in comfort. The door to the balcony was broken and we had to request help for staff to secure it for the night. The bathroom tap fitting fell off and the phone in the apartment was broken. The decor was tired and shabby. The living room only had suitable seating for three people. Apart from that it was fine!

On the upside, staff were pleasant and helpful and Take That were fantastic!

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 13, 2011

Have stayed in quite a few hotels in Manchester for shopping/nights out, but this is the best one yet. Excellent location for shopping and bars being right in the centre. Excellent speedyfast lifts up to 14th floor , great sized apartment, very modern, clean and really comfy. Great sized living area with sofa, chair and dining table and chairs. Modern well equipped kitchen with good sized fridge and a few basics in it like milk, orange and cereal. One of the best bits about the apartment was the view across Manchester from the balcony with sliding glass doors all the way along. Had a two bed apartment with decent size main one and smaller, but adequate, second one with small double bed. Comfy beds and good sleep quality. Bathroom was large, really modern and clean with good toiletries. Couple of negs being dim lighting in main bedroom and sliding doors on to balcony took a bit of time to master but nothing other than that.

You can park underneath the building for a tenner if you pre-book but wouldn't advise as you have to faf about going to reception first so they can open the gate, then it's a steep slope to a teeny tiny car park that honestly is so tight, it took some manouvering even with a Fiesta! Would park in Print Works multi storey next time as it's very near.

Paid £120 per night for two bed apartment on booking.com - think a two bed/two bath was around £139 but if four friends are going, it's only £35 each which for the quality and location, I think is a real bargain. Would definitely stay again.

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  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled with family
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Thank Julie K
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Reviewed June 11, 2011

As always a friendly welcome, reception staff are polite and helpful. Nice room with great views of Manchester, welcome hamper in room. Everytime passing reception the staff are always friendly and smiling. Checkout was quick and easy and again friendly staff asking if enjoyed stay.

  • Stayed: June 2011
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Reviewed June 10, 2011

We booked a two bedroomed apartment for a stayover for the Take That concert in Manchester City Stadium. The price was £137 through late rooms, on check in we were told we had a complimentary upgrade to the Penthouse Suite!!! Being one of those people who never gets upgraded for anything I was expecting a slightly larger living room and that's was about it. How wrong could I of been, the apartment was huge with two bathrooms one of which was in the main bedroom that had a stand alone bath and separate shower cubicle. It was absolutley spotless and decorated to a very high standard for a serviced apartment. We also had our own private terrace with a hot tub. It really made our little night away something to remember, even the classic Manchester weather didn't dampen our spirits. Little touches like a breakfast hamper made it such a lovely experience, the staff were really pleasant and helpful, they made you feel really welcome. The location was great, slap bang in the middle of the main shopping area, a Tesco Metro next door, two NCP car parks opposite and a tram stop round the corner.
Thank you so much for the upgrade, it was such a lovely surprise. I would not hesitate in staying here again upgrade or not.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with friends
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Thank 186337Tony
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Address: Pall Mall House 20 Church Street, Manchester M4 1PN, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Greater Manchester > Manchester
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 80 Specialty Lodging in Manchester
Price Range: $100 - $380 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Light ApartHotel 4*
Number of rooms: 69
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
"The Light ApartHotel is the first true ApartHotel in Manchester, occupying a prime city centre location on the fringe of the Trendy Northern Quarter. Our guests enjoy the flexibility of serviced apartment living with hotel-style accommodation, appealing to both the business and leisure traveller, The Light ApartHotel consists of 60 fully equipped and beautifully furnished studios, one and two bedroom apartments and a range of penthouse suites. The Light ApartHotel is a true alternative to top-end hotels and gives flexibility for families whose kids aren't quite independent, but too old to share a room. Once you've tried it, we know you'll come back for more." ... more   less 
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