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The Light ApartHotel
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Reviewed July 18, 2011

We've just got home from staying at The Light Boutique ApartHotel and absolutely loved it! On arrival we were warmly greeted by the friendly reception staff who checked us into our room and then informed us that we had been given a free upgrade to the Penthouse suite! The hotel is out of this world and the Penthouse suite is on two floors with beautifully furnished rooms with amazing views of the city. The hotel is immaculate and would recommend anyone to stay here. We had planned on going out in the night into the city but the room was so amazing that we decided to order food to the suite from the restaurant downstairs. We will definitely be coming back, it was the perfect stay to celebrate my boyfriends graduation.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 6, 2011

We were moved here after originally booking at the Premier Apartments. Five days before our trip we were told that the existing tenants wanted to extend their stay and we were asked to move to The Light. At first I was angry but on reading reviews realised that this place actually had better reviews!
We parked at the NCP which was just opposite. The young man at the desk was really friendly and helpful. It was our first trip to Manchester and he gave us a map and clear directions to where we wanted to go. We were also upgraded which was a lovely surprise.
The apartment was amazing, we were on the 13th floor and had fantastic views across Manchester. When we got back from our night out I sat on the balcony with my glass of wine and just watched the big wheel!
I cannot fault the apartment at all, it was well equipped and perfect for shopping as it was a short walk to the Arndale shopping mall and it would be my place of choice next time I am in Manchester. I have also recommended it to all my friends.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 5, 2011

The service we received at this fabulous hotel was excellant. On our arrival which was early our room was ready and we were upgraded to the Penthouse on the 19th floor.
The room was luxourious and the views of Manchester were amazing. If you book this room do not go out, stay in and enjoy all it has to offer.
The hotel is right in the city centre in the Northern Quater with it many quirky and trendy bars and restaurants.
The whole experience was wonderful and the best hotel I have stayed in Manchester.
The car park is very reasonable at £10.00 per night but, only suitable for small cars, however there are 2 NCP carparks next door and acroos the road. The hotel also gives you a 20% discount off parking in the NCP.
We didnt eat in the Restaurant or go in the Spa so I cannot comment on these.

Room Tip: The Penthouse 19th floor, we were upgraded as we paid the most on that particular night, just lucky...
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  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with friends
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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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Thank JoPattern
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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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Address: Pall Mall House 20 Church Street, Manchester M4 1PN, England
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 81 Specialty Lodging in Manchester
Price Range: $107 - $449 (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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