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Renaissance Manchester City Centre Hotel
Ranked #28 of 118 Hotels in Manchester
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“Great hotel, great location, friendly staff”
Reviewed April 28, 2013 via mobile

From the outside this hotel looks like a big old building but inside the staff are really friendly met by a doorman.
My room was huge with two double beds, sofa, desk etc. It was very traditional style with lots of wood and gold and fancy. They are undergoing a full refurbishment of all rooms and mine was one of the old rooms which was still lovely. Only faults were my fan heating in my room was on but never seemed to heat it up. Also breakfast is till 11am but we went at 10 and hot was cleared away but cooked to order.
Literally 10 minutes can from Piccadilly station and literally 2 minutes walk from the arndale shopping centre. Right opposite was a fab restaurant called hot buffet, all u can eat Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Mexican Indian.
Great hotel would stay again.

  • Stayed April 2013
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RhiManagement, Management Representative at Renaissance Manchester City Centre Hotel, responded to this review, May 2, 2013
Thank you for discovering the Renaissance Manchester City Centre Hotel.

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and please accept our sincere apologies for the non functioning AC in your room.

As a team we are very excited that the hotel has a bedroom, lobby & Restaurant & Bar refurbishment planned starting in June & completed by end of October 2013.

We hope we can welcome you back in the near future.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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Reviewed April 28, 2013

Large hotel, looks ugly from the outside and the entrance is not what you expect for such a hotel. When the taxi driver dropped me off I thought we were at some sort of back entry. Unfortunately not, this was it...
But the good news is: it place is going to be refurbished. Not to soon if you ask me.
The rooms are very spacious with a separated small salon. The beds are good and big, not as in many other UK hotels.
The fact that internet is charged separately in the rooms is ridiculous; the price they ask for it is even more: £5/h. Internet in the lobby is free of charge, but I prefer working in my room ...
The waiters during breakfast were very relaxed, for such a hotel I expect a better and more classy service. Breakfast itself was ok.
The location is splendid, in the middle of the centre.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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RhiManagement, Management Represenative at Renaissance Manchester City Centre Hotel, responded to this review, May 2, 2013
Thank you for discovering the Renaissance Manchester City Centre Hotel and for your review.

We will be sharing your feedback with the entire team and look into how we can improve our breakfast service.

As you mention we are having a bedroom, lobby, restaurant & bar refurbishment and we are very excited about this and we do hope that we can welcome you back in the future.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 21, 2013

my family and i stayed here to watch a concert at the men arena 20th april 2013 which was perfect walking distance also arrived early so they kindly put are luggage in a lock up for us staff were very friendly and helpful, we were very disappointed with our first room as we were given a single room with a king size bed for 2 adults and 2 children and was told we were lucky as they had one family room left this had been booked via internet since January. reception and corridors are fresh and modern the rooms are very tired needing updating nothing nice about the bathroom very basic very old tv which you had to get in all positions to turn it over from the bed the sensor not working very well only 2 cups in the room for a family of 4 and i'm sorry if i'm going on a bit but hardly slept we were on floor seven over looking traffic lights and taxi rank it was a Saturday night so very noisy as people out clubbing but i'm sure if the windows were updated it would not of been half as bad also only two lifts which was a nightmare at breakfast time I think I visited every floor. all I can say is thank goodness the breakfast was nice and the doorman helped us to the car park with our bags

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Wishaw, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 18, 2013

I stayed here on the 16th April on my arrival the reception was nice and a warm welcoming smile and when you seen staff you always got a smile and how are you. The room I was in had two which looked like king size beds couch chair table and chair with large TV in a cabinet with folding doors drawers and enclosed fridge. There was everything you need and more bathroom was the only thing that looked a small bit dated but really clean, I had breakfast included I wasn't disappointed everything from breads,fruits, cereals, and it was help yourself hot food selection everything you need for your full English served hot tea or coffee. great place if you can get a deal.

Room Tip: I believe most of the rooms are the same we had rooms on 3rd 4th 5th and 6th and no one had a compla...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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RhiManagement, Management Representative at Renaissance Manchester City Centre Hotel, responded to this review, April 19, 2013
Thank you so much for your review and for discovering the Renaissance Manchester City Centre Hotel.

Great to see that you enjoyed your stay and we will share your feedback with the entire team.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 17, 2013

My girlfriend booked this as a surprise because we hadn't been out for a while.
A regular to Manchester, I have stayed in a couple of other hotels and Renaissance was as good as those.
Relatively good value as we booked with a 3-4 weeks notice (£80 for 1 night).
Didn't have breakfast but it certainly smelled nice!
We got a family room with 2 double beds which meant the room was nice and spacious.
Staff were all friendly and helpful, only negative was the lifts broke while we were there so we walked 18 flights of stairs after a meal and a few drinks!
Overall good hotel in Manchester for a short stay, just needs some slight modernisation and redecorating.
By the way, parking is £16 for 24hrs in their car park.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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RhiManagement, Management Representative at Renaissance Manchester City Centre Hotel, responded to this review, May 2, 2013
Thank you so much for discovering the Renaissance Manchester City Centre Hotel.

We are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and please accept our sincere apologies for the inconvinience with our lifts. The lift engineer was on site and working on resolving the issue but unfortunately it took longer than anticipated.

As a team we are very excited that the hotel has a bedroom, lobby & Restaurant & Bar refurbishment planned starting in June and we hope that you will consider staying with us again the future.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 16, 2013

I stayed in this hotel last year, space wise it's a really spacious room, 2 sofa's, 2 massive king size beds, really large bathroom, was a really lovely stay. It is a 2minute walk to the Arndale Centre and is on the door step of all the bars and pubs along Deansgate itself. The entrance lobby to this hotel is impressive and I would highly recommend this hotel as its close to the nightlife. Canal Street is about a 10 minute walk away.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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RhiManagement, Management Representative at Renaissance Manchester City Centre Hotel, responded to this review, April 19, 2013
Thank you so much for your review and for discovering the Renaissance Manchester City centre Hotel.

We hope we can welcome you back soon

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West Yorkshire
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Reviewed April 16, 2013

After reading the reviews of this hotel, I wished I had not booked it! When we arrived the reception staff were very helpful and efficient. Our room was on the 12th floor and was a lovely big, light and airy room which was spotless. The bathroom was also large and it was nice to have a window in there too.

The location is excellent, close to shops bars and restaurants and to the MEN Arena. There is a free bus from the piccadilly railway station which stops near the hotel.

Only downside was the drink prices in the bar, but then its the same in most city hotels.

Going on our experience I would definitely recommnend this hotel.

Room Tip: We had a club room on 12th floor
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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RhiManagement, Management Representative at Renaissance Manchester City Centre Hotel, responded to this review, April 19, 2013
Thank you so much for your review and for discovering the Renaissance Manchester City Centre Hotel.

We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back

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Property: Renaissance Manchester City Centre Hotel
Address: Blackfriars Street, Manchester M3 2EQ, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Greater Manchester > Manchester
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#17 Family Hotel in Manchester
#19 Luxury Hotel in Manchester
#22 Romantic Hotel in Manchester
#32 Business Hotel in Manchester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Renaissance Manchester City Centre Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 203
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in one of the most exciting cities in the UK, the 4 star Renaissance Manchester City Centre Hotel is at the heart of Manchester's stylish quarter. We're on Deansgate within walking distance of Harvey Nichols, Arndale, Piccadilly and a short walk to Victoria Station. It's the perfect location for weddings, group or private dinners and large conferences. Our hotel offers a magnificent lobby, high speed internet access, modern amenities and signature service. ... more   less 
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