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Premier Inn Manchester City Centre (Arena/Printworks) Hotel
Ranked #15 of 118 Hotels in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence
Oldham, Lancashire, UK
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed February 11, 2010

Have stayed at this Premier Inn several times and at a couple of others in the city centre and all have been excellent. The rooms are very spacious and clean, the staff friendly and the food in the restaurant has been great each time. This one has great parking as well which is an added bonus. Great value for money

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
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Salford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 24, 2010

I decided to stay at this Premier Inn as I was passing through the area and needed somewhere to stay for the night. On arrival, I was met by a very friendly receptionist who checked me into room 209 on the second floor. The room was very clean and spacious, if a little dark. The view from the window wasn't great from the second floor, but everything worked and I enjoyed my stay. The only problem was groups of young people making a lot of noise in the night outside my room. It would be better if such groups were all put on the same floor, perhaps, but apart from that, everything was fine. There is a bar/restaurant on the first floor and breakfast is available for extra charge.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled solo
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Southport, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed January 23, 2010

You know what you are getting when you stay at a premier inn, spacious, clean and value for money.
The hotel is just by Manchester cathederal, and was handy for arriving by train to Manchester Victoria and going to the MEN.
It also has a bar area on 1st floor which there hasn't been in other Premier Inns I've stayed at.
I wish you could book more than 1 year ahead at Premier Inns and would choose to stay here next year when in Manchester again.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled with friends
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South Yorkshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed January 9, 2010

I went with a friend to see a gig at the MEN Arena, we stayed at the Premier Inn for one night and I'd definately book it again for any future trips to Manchester. It was perfectly located just a 5 minute walk to the arena (you can see it from your hotel room) and 5 minutes to the shops and Printworks. The room was large and clean with a huge comfy bed, tv with freeview channels and all you'd expect (hairdryer, kettle etc -no trouser press though -not that we wanted one!). The staff were very friendly at check in and out and the reception and bar area of the hotel were clean and bright. If you want to be close to the action and aren't looking for anything super special from your hotel then I'd definately recommend staying here.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled with friends
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staffordshire
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Reviewed January 3, 2010

I stayed here for 2 nights with my sister the hotel is in an excellent location really close to the shops and to the printworks and the Men arena. Our room was spacious breakfast was lovely staff were lovely and very friendly i would stay here again and i would recomend it to friends and i would not hesitate staying here with my husband and children

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled with friends
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Liverpool, UK
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Reviewed December 21, 2009

We paid £102 for this room at the last minute as we were going to a gig at the MEN. Perfectly located for the MEN Arena (a 5 minute walk) and shopping but overall this hotel is average in every way. We had a second floor room which was really spacious (a large double bed and a fold down double sofabed so it would be good for families) and fairly new in terms of decor and fittings.

However, the refit had been done in the most basic and cheap way and it was clear that the bathroom hadn't been cleaned properly before our arrival. In addition the heating didn't work properly (not great on one of the coldest nights of the year). Also as we arrived at around 6 we were told that the carpark was full and that we had to pay an additional £5 to park in the temporary concert parking underneath the hotel. In short, if you can get a good deal on this hotel and want to be near the MEN it's probably worth it but for over £100 this was something of a disapointment.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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248 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed December 19, 2009

The hotel is 5 mins walk from MEN Arena, Printworks and Arndale, so is ideal for any of these places.
I have stopped in many Premier Inns and there were a few downsides for this one. Check in was very slow, long queue which the staff in the office behind reception could see but didnt think to come to help. I was not told that I needed a car park ticket, but luckily a fellow visitor told me, so I didnt end up getting clamping
The room was as expected, although the hairdrier was not working, but they gave us another one, so panic over. we had to q for the lifts (we were on 8th floor) as the hotel was full and they did not appear to come back down to ground floor very quick. The bar area is very small for such a large hotel and was always full. We ate in the restuarant before the concert we went to see and it was not brilliant, waitress who took the order thought my wife ordered the same meal for both of us, as I was dealing with another waiter when he brought the wine, he picked up the menu, it was only then when I said I hadnt ordered that the waitress took my order. Then when she was summing it up, she asked ME what she had written on her order slip ! The wrong starter was brought out and then the wrong side order, the potatoes had obviously been left for a while as they were dry and the little jug of gravy was bisto'ish but not mixed properly, the wine was good however, I would not recommend the evening meal. Breakfast was the normal Premier Inn standard, but as the hotel was very busy had to wait and ask for somethings to be replenished.

Saying all that If I go to the MEN arena again, i will stay at this hotel as it is so convenient, but just wont eat in the restuarant again.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Premier Inn Manchester City Centre (Arena/Printworks) Hotel

Property: Premier Inn Manchester City Centre (Arena/Printworks) Hotel
Address: Victoria Bridge Street | North Tower, Manchester M3 5AS, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Greater Manchester > Manchester
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Manchester
#5 Family Hotel in Manchester
#11 Romantic Hotel in Manchester
#27 Business Hotel in Manchester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Premier Inn Manchester City Centre (Arena/Printworks) Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 170
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A great city centre location, this hotel is conveniently located for amenities and attractions including Manchester Arena, Arndale Centre and Printworks where there are many bars, restaurants and a cinema. Conveniently located for Manchester Victoria train station. Our Manchester City Centre (Arena/Printworks) Premier Inn has everything you'd expect, incredibly comfy beds in every room and an integrated restaurant serving a mix of traditional and contemporary dishes. ' Currently our lower ground lift which provides disabled access is under refurbishment and will be out of service for a further 6 months. We do however have escalators in the reception which will take you up to the first floor where more lifts are available to take our guests to the rooms. If booking a universally adapted room please be aware we unfortunately can not accommodate for wheelchair users that require the lower ground lift facility. we will however look to book you at a close Premier Inn that has that current facility. We apologize in advance.' ... more   less 
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