My wife, two adult daughters and I occupied a de-luxe two bedroom apartment at The Place in Ducie Street Manchester on 2, 3 & 4 June 2006. And we were delighted with all aspects of our accommodation. We arrived at The Place at about 8.30am on 2nd. June, tired after a long flight from Australia, expecting to have to leave our luggage and wander the city until about 2.00pm. But we were pleasantly surprised to find that at such an early hour our apartment was immediately available. That was brilliant. At 200 Pounds a night (booked by internet from Australia) our apartment was not cheap, but it was worth every English penny. Formerly a cotton warehouse built in the 1800's the 7 storey building has been gutted and rebuilt as an apartment hotel. But inside the building it retains its original iron columns and wrought iron box girders with concave brick ceilings as an attractive feature of its original history. We had very spacious accommodation, including an open lounge room and kitchen in addition to our two bedrooms. Each bedroom had its own bathroom. The lounge contained TV, CD and other audio-visual gear and the kitchen was fitted with all manner of electrical equipment, including a large refridgerator, microwave, hotplates, oven, sink, dishwasher, etc. and there was even a small laundry equipped with a clothes washer/drier. There were electric convector and storage heaters in all rooms, but as our arrival had coincided with an English heatwave these were not required. Maintenance levels were good in all rooms. The windows which opened to the outside kept the apartment at a nice temperature. Reception and house-keeping staff were pleasant and efficient, and the reception desk was staffed 24/7. Our apartment had windows which overlooked the Ashton Canal. The apartments are only 200 metres or so from the Picadilly railway station, the terminus for local trains, trams and buses and is ideally situated. Security was excellent, with an electronic fob system, allowing only guests to access main entrances and the elevators. There was no internet lounge (our only disappointment), although internet facilities are available in each apartment for guests with their own lap-tops. We stayed on a Friday, Saturday and Sunday. On the Saturday night there was a large "party" population in residence, but our apartment remained ultra quiet through the night. We didn't dine at the Cotton House restaurant on the ground floor of the building, nor did we use the building's car park facilities. As this was our first trip to Manchester we were most impressed by this outstanding level of accommodation.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Place Aparthotel is a stunning, grade 2 listed Manchester apartment hotel, offering luxury 4 star hotel apartments in Manchester city centre. 100 metres from Manchester Piccadilly Station, close to shops, restaurants, northern quarter and Chinatown. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Place Apartment Manchester
- Hotel Place Apartment