Well stayed at the thistle in July this year, to meet up with an old friend. Chose this hotel as didnt really know Manchester that well and it was close to the nearby Picadilly station and centrally located. On arrival the staff were helpful and allowed me to check in slightly early which was great. The room as stated in other reviews was quite small and compact but amply furnished the only thing I would really say was there was no music centre or DVD player which was a shame, the tv was abit complicated to see what channels were on offer!! The inhouse menu was rather over priced but loads of places to eat round and about so wasnt too fussed. As for other facilities the swimming pool was small but warm and staffed by a really friendly guy, at the time of our stay the spa pool wasnt working :( but he tried several times to get it going!! .. plenty of towels and changing rooms were secure. We arrived back at the hotel at approx 4am and had a few problems getting the card thingy to work ended up going down to the reception which was abit of a pain as we were on the 5th floor. !! The room was incredibly warm but had an air con unit which once u figured out how to get it working was fine.. All in all an enjoyable stay give it a go if your after a hotel in the heart of the city close to the nightlife this one would be a good choice
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Manchester Portland Hotel, is a grand Victorian hotel in central Manchester, close to the city's main railway station, shopping centres, theatres, galleries and other attractions. A magnificent listed building overlooking Piccadilly Gardens, The Portland Hotel is in the very heart of Manchester, making it the ideal base for shopping, concerts and other cultural events, and just a short drive from the legendary Old Trafford stadium. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Portland By Thistle, Manchester Hotel Manchester
- Manchester Thistle Hotel