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Holiday Inn Express Manchester City Centre Arena
Ranked #30 of 119 Hotels in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 2, 2013

This is a very nice hotel- lovely comfortable rooms- fantastic bathrooms with huge showers (no bath)- lots of storage space too. Nice big tv with freeview. Great location- 5 minute walk to the Arndale centre and Piccadilly Gardens- restaurants and bars.

The hotel does not have it's own car park so we had to get a voucher from them (£4.50) for a carpark around the corner.

The rooms do not have ironing boards- if you want one you have to go down to reception and lug it back up to your room yourself- poor service. Breakfast is also poor- sloppy runny scrambled eggs, no bacon. The mini pastries are nice though. I stayed at this hotel around a year ago and the breakfast is still the same- Holiday Inn Express- you don't want to be known for your sloppy scrambled eggs!!!

Great, modern hotel but the service needs improvement.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 29, 2013

Ideal location for the arena and shopping (Arndale Centre and Deansgate) set back from main road - great room - very clean - cheap parking approx £4.50 overnight - car park couple of mins walk - Staff friendly breakfast ok and included in price; service excellent

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 29, 2013

We booked this hotel mainly on the previous reviews and can only agree with all the positive responses from other guests. We stayed in room 401 which overlooked the plaza. The room had a huge picture window where it was lovely to sit on the sofa watching the world go by. The hotel is very central to the city and the quirky little cafes and restaurants in the Northern Quarter. The room was spotless and the bed very comfortable also the staff could not do enough to help out with any queries regarding best places to park, eat and visit. The breakfast was more than acceptable it did not have a huge choice of hot food however, what was available was well cooked, hot and tasty. The continental breakfast was as good as any 4 star hotel that I have stayed in. We would definitely stay here again if visiting Manchester.

Room Tip: Ask for room overlooking the Plaza
  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 29, 2013

I was on a business trip with work & wasnt feeling that great when I arrived so just wanted to relax in my room before a training day the next day.
There was a short wait at reception desk (reception area is quite small) and only 2 people serving but I was checked in very quickly & advised of the free breakfast in the morning & also complimentary wifi throughout the hotel!
My room was very comfortable & the Shower was HUGE & looked very high quality (no bath)
The room was quiet- I managed to get a great sleep & the bed was super comfy!
Only down side was my room was freezing even after turning the air conditioning off- but this could also be down to me not feeling 100%
Breakfast was quite busy in the morning but was well equipped.
Would recommend to others & def stay again if I was away with business.

Room Tip: Beat the rush at breakfast by going early or if you have a late start at the end of breakfast servic...
  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 28, 2013 via mobile

Quite difficult to find, down a side street, with no drop off point, parking is a 5 minute walk.
Hotel looks nice, clean, tidy, rooms are nice enough, clean, no wardrobes but external shelving and hanging space, so enough for a night or two!

Location is decent, 5 minute walk from most shopping areas in the centre.

Breakfast is where it does wrong, an "alleyway" of a buffet table, very cramped, then toast a conveyor outside this room means your breakfast is cold by the time you have your toast. Biggest moan- THEY DON'T DO BACON!! Why on earth not!!?

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Reviewed September 27, 2013

Other budget hotels could learn from this one. I arrived by train and could
Walk to the hotel. Friendly welcome, great room, quiet and well soundproofed breakfast was excellent and included in the room charge. Good free wifi. Overall made my stay in manchester even more enjoyable!

Room Tip: All rooms would be far better than other chains. The shower was spectacular
  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 27, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here as we were off to see an event at the arena and then a night in Manchester. Although there is no parking there was a big car park nearby which wasn't too expensive. Location very convenient! Our room was an accessible room so had a wet room style shower we hadn't booked accessible so unsure as to why this was but no complaints as to the room itself. Comfy bed and very clean! Would stay again

  • Stayed: February 2013
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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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #30 of 119 Hotels in Manchester
Price Range: $86 - $243 (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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