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ibis Manchester Centre Princess Street Hotel
Ranked #47 of 120 Hotels in Manchester
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Reviewed October 7, 2007

Would happily stay here again on my next visit to Manchester. The location, close to Oxford Road station is very convenient and the hotel is very well maintained. The rest of the main sights of Manchester are close by and easy to get to for the hotel. the rooms are of a good size, the staff helpful and polite and it is warm and clean, what more do you want from a budget hotel?

Stayed: June 2007
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Reviewed September 15, 2007

Great hotel. Very clean, simple and compact. Friendly and helpful staff. Lovely and relaxing bar area. Room very clean - spotless to be honest. Everything you need, great value. Very good breakfast. No complaints about this hotel. Really enjoyed my stay here, would go again.

  • Stayed: March 2007, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 22, 2007

If you are looking for somewhere to stay while you are in Manchester for a gig at the Apollo or the MEN or just there for a night out, this hotel is perfect!

My boyfriend and I have stayed here loads of time as we get to a few gigs each year in Manchester and it is always excellent.

The room rate is great value for a city centre and the internet booking system is great. There is a multi story car park opposite and offers great value for overnight parking and seems to be fully secure (we've certainly had no problems, touch wood!).

The bathrooms are ace - very Dr Who (if you stop there you'll know what I mean!!!).

I'd def recommend this hotel - in fact we've stayed at a few Ibis' and all have been great! Cheers.

  • Stayed: November 2006, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 13, 2007

This hotel is a standard Ibis hotel - basic but fine.

I stayed i this hotel by accident, having originally intended to stay in the other Manchester Ibis - the Ibis website doesn't make a very clear distinction between the two. As it turned out, this was ok - I was 5 minutes further from my conference venue, but 5 minutes closer to the train station.

The staff were all fine - not exactly super-friendly, but efficient enough. The room was sparse, but had everything I needed in it, although more TV channels would've been a bonus. Some may find the beds a little hard. The room was quiet and a fine temperature, and the bathroom and shower good. Cleaning could be a little better though.

I ate in the hotel cafe / restaurant, and the food was better than I expected, although it's basically just decent pub-type food. The cafe is nice enough though, and is used for the continental style breakfast, which is limited but fine.

Overall, the hotel was acceptable- it was exactly what you'd expect for the price.

  • Stayed: June 2007, traveled on business
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Thank Penguing
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Reviewed July 23, 2007

The Ibis Charles Street/ Princess Street is very much in the standard Ibis mould, with all the usual facilities and quality of room. It is a 5 minute walk from Oxford Road station and approx 10 mins from Piccadilly Plaza and central Manchester pubs and restaurants.
The only problem with the location is that you have the railway line on one side of the hotel and the Mancunian Way motorway a few hundred yards away on the other side, so if you are a light sleeper bring your earplugs!
The breakfast was average - bread, cheese, cereals, yogurt - but least it wasn't too expensive. However, there are plenty of cafes and food options nearby so I would recommend getting brekkie elsewhere.

  • Stayed: June 2007, traveled on business
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1  Thank tsaunders
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Reviewed July 2, 2007

I stayed at the IBIS for one night ahead of an exam at Manchester University. I was aware it was a budget hotel so prepared for the worst although it wasn’t quite that bad.

The first issue is that the hotel does not have parking; a 24 hour multi storey car park is just across the road at a charge of £10 per day. One word of warning, you can only pay cash here an issue which I found at the barrier. This policy still amazes me in what is supposed to be a leading city in the 21st century!

The other point to make here is that the hotel is an awful area, not a place I would recommend tourists to stay!

When I arrived at the hotel as welcomed by a pleasant member of staff although there was apparently no record of my booking. This sparked a frantic search through files and ten minutes my booking paper appeared deep at the bottom of the filing cabinet.

I got the lift up to my room and was amused to see a sign saying “you will never stay anywhere else”. I think this is a little bit of a bold statement!

The room itself was OK although a bit tatty and worn. The bathroom can only be described as a half sized portacabin. It was a separate prefabricated room. No soap was provided or any of the other little hotel extras. Now at this point people may say it’s a budget hotel. Well that’s fine however £57 per night plus £10 per night for parking plus £6 for breakfast makes that £73 per not such a bargain after all!

The bar area was quite smart and I had a bar meal which was quite good value for a hotel.

The bed was very hard as some other people pointed out in the reviews.

Overall this hotel is OK for one night but I would like this on a longer term basis.

  • Stayed: July 2007, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 10, 2007

Very convenient for Piccadilly rail station- about 5 minutes walk. However it's not a fantastic walk- the area looks a bit run down. When asking for directions, some people will know it as the Charles Street Ibis, some as the Princess Street Ibis.

The room was okay, standard Ibis decor. There was no bath though, only a shower and the TV was quite old (the TV clock didn't work either so no alarm). There weren't any towels in my room, I had to go enquire at reception (someone must have forgotten them) and the soap is from a dispenser on the wall like in public toilets. The bar / restaurant is quite small and the decor I found a bit garish- the key picture that would have made it coherent (a Liza Minelli Cabaret poster) was hidden by a pot plant so it all just looked a bit gaudy. It was also quite noisy outside- I stayed on a Wednesday night; I dread to think what it's like on a weekend.

That said, it was clean and the staff were very helpful. I enjoyed the bar food (chicken kashmir very pleasant). It was okay, but I've stayed at nicer Ibises.

  • Stayed: June 2007, traveled on business
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Additional Information about ibis Manchester Centre Princess Street Hotel

Address: Charles Street | Princess Street, Manchester M1 7DG, England (Formerly Ibis Manchester Charles Street Hotel)
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Greater Manchester > Manchester
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Manchester
Price Range: $49 - $170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — ibis Manchester Centre Princess Street Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 126
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
ibis Manchester Centre Princess Street Hotel is located on the corner of Princess St and Charles St, 5 minute walk from the heart of Manchester City Centre. Located next to the Manchester Conference Centre, the BBC & the Universities, the hotel is an excellent base whether visiting Manchester on business or for leisure. The Nightpsots of Canal St and bustling China Town are close by. ... more   less 
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Accor Hotel Manchester
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