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Holiday Inn Express Manchester City Centre Arena
Ranked #31 of 120 Hotels in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 22, 2013

I needed a room for a gig at the arena. The location was good, infact it's just behind its upmarket cousin (The Crowne Plaza). It's ideal for the trendy Northern Quarter and of course the Arndale shopping centre.

The rooms although small are well appointed with a fresh modern feel and most important of all they are spotless.

The breakfast is usual express fare of sausage and scrambled eggs, but substantial enough to last until lunch.
It did feel abit like a school canteen queuing with your tray, but really what is wrong with a trip down memory lane.

All in all a great hotel and. I would stay here again.

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Reviewed March 21, 2013

booked this hotel for a weekend break and from arriving till leaving could not fault 1 thing !! we would book this hotel in future !! we paid £ 140 for a double room or 2 nights you would pay double that normally for a hotel of this standard !! the breakfast was spot on and the staff at the hotel were exellant !! thanks holiday inn for a great stay !!!!!!!

Room Tip: 7 th floor good views
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 20, 2013

I stayed at this hotel with my family for one night to see The Script at the MEN Arena. We were very impressed. The check in staff were very friendly and helpful, giving us directions to the Arena which is a 10 minute walk away. It was also very close to the Arndale Centre, which was useful when we only had a limited amount of time in the city. The room itself was on the eighth floor of the hotel (there are lifts with glass panels, the view from them is great), and was extremely clean and very comfortable. Again, the view from the room was fantastic. The breakfast room was light and airy and the choice was good. In fact it was the only Holiday Inn in which I have stayed at where the toaster actually worked and was fast! So all in all I would well recommend anyone to use this hotel for a city break or a trip to the arena. Car parking is close by, we used the Euro Car Park in Addington Street, £4.80 for 24 hours and is only a very short walk to the hotel from there.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 18, 2013

Got the room booked for £68 for two od us including breakfast. Glad we booked early as not only were Girls Aloud in concert that night but Manchester United were playing in one of the European games, so when someone asked for a room they were told it was double the price.

The room was lovely. The shower is HUGE, the bed was very comfy.
The staff were very helpful, and when I asked if the vegetarian sausages at breakfast were gluten free, the lady I asked volunteered to find out and asked if there was anything else gluten free that I would like.

She then bought me some bread out so I could have toast. bonus!!

Room Tip: Book in advance and dont leave having breakfast until after 9am as it gets very busy
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 18, 2013

I stayed here with my daughter to see One Direction at the Man Arena. It is a 10-15 minute walk to get there. There are some restaurants and, bars in the neighborhood. Across the square is a Spar supermarket, always handy for some soft drinks or something to eat in the evening. The rooms are clean and the staf is very friendly.
But when I arrived at 10 past 2, my room wasn't available yet. No problemo so I bought myself a beer and my daughter a juice.
It was also evident that 2 elevators for an almost sold out hotel wasn't enough. I'am not used waiting a couple a minutes for the elevator to arrive. Neither am I used to ask for a cup at the coffee self service because there weren't any cups left. And that they were out of croissants for almost 10 minutes, that was a problem for my daughter, not for me,,,,,
So, a nice hotel, nice people, nice rooms, but some loose ends that may irritate someone sometime.

Room Tip: Try the upper floor (8). Great views!
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

We stayed here for two nights as we were in town for a football game. The hotel was very nice and clean. The room was spacious, we stayed in a double with a sofa. It was very nice that breakfast was included, plenty of selection: juice, coffee, pastries, eggs, sausage, beans, yogurt, cereal, fruit. It's about a 5 minute walk to the shopping mall. There are plenty of places to eat and drink within a few minutes walk. There is a bar in the hotel if you don't want to venture out. The staff was very nice and very helpful in directing us where we needed to go. We took the train and then the tram in from the airport for 5 pounds each and then a taxi back to the airport for 20 pounds. I would recommend this hotel and if we ever return to Manchester, we would stay here again.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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michelle_lonsdale, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Manchester City Centre Arena, responded to this reviewResponded March 16, 2013

Thank you for your great feedback on the hotel, I am delighted that you found us suitable for your visit to the football and that we are able to welcome you back again

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Reviewed March 11, 2013 via mobile

After much thought booked this hotel as it was a really good deal. It's not the grandest of hotels but its new so really nice.

The room was clean, the bathroom lovely and public areas clean and tidy. Breakfast wasn't up to much but it was good enough for the price we paid.

The location is great, just across from the Arndale Centre and within walking distance to most things.

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michelle_lonsdale, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Manchester City Centre Arena, responded to this reviewResponded March 16, 2013

Thank you for your 5 star review on the hotel, I am pleased that you found the hotel had a high standard for cleanliness. I will pass your comments on to the housekeeping team and we hope to see you again soon

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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Manchester City Centre Arena

Address: Goadsby Street off Swan Street, Manchester M4 5JY, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Greater Manchester > Manchester
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
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Ranked #31 of 120 Hotels in Manchester
Price Range: $89 - $242 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Express Manchester City Centre Arena 3*
Number of rooms: 192
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A modern and contemporary Holiday Inn Express Hotel Manchester City Centre Arena is situated right in the heart of Manchester. The Manchester Arena, Printworks, Arndale Centre, Selfridges, Harvey Nichols & Football Museum are just a few minutes walk from the Manchester Hotel. Located in the vibrant Northern Quarter with its cosmopolitan mix of boutique shops, captivating nightlife, fashion designers, creative agencies, art galleries, home to the iconic Afflecks Palace, popular cafes, bars and restaurants, the northern quarter is the cultural heart of Manchester. The Manchester Central convention complex, Man Utd and Man City Football Stadiums are all within easy reach. Ideally located for the business and leisure traveller the Manchester hotel provides you with the gateway to what the city has to offer. Please note you can use Printworks NCP parking and it costs £15 per 24hrs. ... more   less 
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