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“Good central hotel, travel by train”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Pendulum Hotel

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The Pendulum Hotel
Ranked #48 of 116 Hotels in Manchester
The BORDERers
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“Good central hotel, travel by train”
Reviewed May 14, 2012 via mobile

Hotel at the centre of things, parking a bit too pricey but just around the corner, great for a city centre travel by train weekend break, picadilly rail station 5 mins walk, china town restaurants 5 mins walks. Even on the night City won the Premier League noise not a problem, I guess if you want a noiseless weekend stay on a farm? Hotel staff very friendly and welcoming, rooms just what you would expect and public areas inviting. Thanks for a good weekend.

Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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DaysMCC, General Manager at The Pendulum Hotel, responded to this review, June 13, 2012
Thank you very much for this excellent review, I am delighted we met your expectations and that you enjoyed your visit to Manchester. We hope you choose to stay with us again on your next visit.
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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed May 8, 2012

Stayed at this hotel recently also booked it at last minute. All staff were friendly and attentive and hotel is very clean throughout! Its a bit confusing to find as the biggest signs outside door are for Manchester Conference Centre, with a small Days Hotel sign....The reception area, business suite and lounges are nicely laid out and spacious. My only downfall was the room. I did read somewhere that they recently did a refurbishment, but they must have skipped room I was in! The fabric/material on curtains and bed cover were well faded and like early 90s, the bed was so soft you would need a ladder to get out of it! The windows do not open as all have security wire. There was a fan provided in room, but all this does id circulate the already hot air in the room! It just needs new refurbishment in rooms, but overall I was satisfied with this property

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
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DaysMCC, General Manager at The Pendulum Hotel, responded to this review, June 13, 2012
Thank you for your comments, we do have a small selection of rooms that are next to be refurbished, the majority of the hotel was completed, this will be the final stage. All feedback whether positive or negative is utilised to constantly strive for improvement. Thank you for taking the time to leave us your comments.

I have also noted the comment about The Days Hotel signage. I will address this dircetly.

Thanks again.
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Leeds
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed May 8, 2012

A lovely hotel. Very pleased with our room. Furnished to a high contemporary standard, very stylish. Very clean, nice shower. Staff very pleasant. Room compact but cleverly designed.
Our main disappointment was the meal in the restaurant. It was dire! Advertised as menu of the week, Italian week, the main course recommended to usby the waiter was Wood fired Chorizo and Mozzarella pizza. Served with chips. We checked if the pizza was prepared by the hotel and was assured it was.It was dreadful, a nasty stodgy pizza with some nasty bits of meat on it served with frozen chips on top, just awful!This pizza had never seen a wood fire and the only preparation by the hotel was to remove it from the freezer. This was not restaurant food!

Would recommend the hotel rooms but not the evening meal! Did not risk the breakfast so cannot comment.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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DaysMCC, General Manager at The Pendulum Hotel, responded to this review, June 13, 2012
Thank you for leaving us your feedback. I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us and apologise for the evening meal, as it would appear we did not meet the expected standard on this occassion. I have passed your feedback onto the Head Chef to rectifiy the issue in the future, without your comments we are unable to improve our standard of service therefore, I thank you for taking the time to advise us.

I do hope that you will visit us again soon and that on the next occassion we can ensure that you receive our normal standard of service in relation to the food provision.
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Warwickshire, England
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Reviewed May 3, 2012

Stayed here for a training course, sound proofing dreadful, noise from the students next door kept me up until 5am. Could hear the noise of the neighbours using the toilet. The extractor fan in the shower area was really noisy and went on for in excess of 15 mins after you switched off the light.

Staff member asked me about my stay and then had no interest in listening when I complained.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
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DaysMCC, General Manager at The Pendulum Hotel, responded to this review, June 13, 2012
I am concerned to hear that you did not enjoy your stay with us, the staff are normally extremely helpful with any comments or feedback they receive, I would like to gather some further information about the issues you encountered during your visit, therefore, I will contact you via email to investigate more thoroughly. Thank you for making us aware of your feedback.
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London
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Reviewed May 1, 2012

Was in Manchester for work and this hotel was close to where my meeting would be held. Got a very good deal on the room, which was very comfortable. Had a double room with a good bathroom and very comfortable bed. Had a quiet room on the top floor which was perfect. Will stay here if I come to Manchester again. And just to note the friendliness and professionalism of the reception staff.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
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DaysMCC, General Manager at The Pendulum Hotel, responded to this review, June 13, 2012
I will pass your comments on to the reception staff, they work hard to ensure that all of our guests are well looked after during their stay with us. Thanks for your great feedback. We'll hopefully see you again very soon.
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Newcastle Upon Tyne
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Reviewed April 29, 2012

I went for a weekend away to manchester with my partner and stayed at the days hotel. The hotel is in a brilliant location. It is a 10 minute walk from picadilly train station but on this occasion we took the car and were able to park in a NCP across the road and paid only £9 Fri to Sun. Bars and restaurants in the oxford road and canal street areas are a 5 minute walk away. On the Saturday night we took a taxi to the northern quarter, (although walkable in flat shoes!), which cost £4. The rooms are a little on the small side but very clean and staff very friendly. Would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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DaysMCC, General Manager at The Pendulum Hotel, responded to this review, June 13, 2012
Thank you for you great comments and for taking the time to post them. We look forwerd to welcoming you back again in the near future.
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The Potteries
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106 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed April 27, 2012

We chose this hotel because it is relatively near both the Manchester Apollo and Picadilly Station, and seemed to offer good value. The rooms are small, and have the feel of student accommodation, but they are clean, comfortable and well-equipped. The bed was very comfortable, and the shower was excellent. Best of all was the breakfast, which puts many so-called 4 star hotels to shame. As well as the staples, there was an excellent choice of poached fish and cooked meat. The staff were helpful and friendly, and we will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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DaysMCC, General Manager at The Pendulum Hotel, responded to this review, April 28, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback, I have passed your comments on to the team and we look forward to looking after you again in the near future.
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Property: The Pendulum Hotel
Address: Sackville Street, Manchester M1 3BB, England (Formerly Days Hotel Manchester City)
Location: United Kingdom > England > Greater Manchester > Manchester
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#30 Business Hotel in Manchester
#43 Romantic Hotel in Manchester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Pendulum Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 117
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Pendulum Hotel Manchester City & Manchester Conference Centre is a fantastic 3*Hotel and Conference Centre, offering a perfect base for your city visit. The hotel is just 5 minutes' walk from Manchester Piccadilly Station for trains, trams and a free bus service across the city. The Hotel is also located 15 minutes' drive from Manchester International Airport. The hotel is conveniently located in one of the city's most fashionable areas for clubs and culture, within easy reach of the best bars, pubs, theatres, exhibitions and concerts, as well as Manchester City and Manchester United Football Clubs. The hotels facilities are impressive with The Conservatory Bar & Courtyard, The Hub Bistro and Coffee Bean Cafe serving meals and drinks throughout the day, alongside 24 Hour Room Service. The Pendulum Hotel is home to state-of-the-art business facilities courtesy of The Manchester Conference Centre... Making the Pendulum Hotel unique amongst other Manchester Hotels. This friendly and flexible 3* Hotel offers so much more, with drinks offers, meal deals and events taking place throughout year. There is never a dull moment, or you can find some peace in this busy city and relax overlooking our leafy courtyard. ... more   less 
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Days Inn Manchester

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