There were good and bad elements to be gleaned from my stay at the Gardens Hotel. In sum, it's a budget option and this is reflected in the general experience and hence is rated average for the price-bracket and on levels of expectation.
The pluses: The price was good and certainly cheaper than most equivalent options in the city. The wifi worked reliably and there was a good TV. The hotel is very well located close to the railway station and all of the main city thoroughfares.
The downsides: The place is somewhat tired and shabby. I was disturbed by noise repeatedly through the night (passers-by, street cleaning, bin collections) and I was at the BACK of the hotel. The breakfast wasn't overly impressive, and I would avoid paying the breakfast charge if it's not included in the room rate. For a third of the price, there is a Wetherspoons a few doors down who would probably do something of better quality and quantity, or if you're after the continental option then Tesco Express across the road could supply the ham and Babybel that was on offer here.
It's fine for an occasional night or just for somewhere to crash if partying in the city. There are however plenty of local options if business expense allowances or personal budget permits.
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- Also Known As:
- Gardens Hotel Manchester