I stayed in the Mercure recently and was impressed by the friendliness of the staff and the food, which for a city business hotel was a cut above the average, though possibly a little expensive.
Breakfast was a nice relaxed affair, although the lady restaurant manager did have an altercation with a female member of staff one morning, in the restaurant, when it should really have taken place behind closed doors.
Position wise, I doubt there is a better hotel in Manchester, the tram station is just outside the hotel so it is easy to get too tourist destinations such as the Science Museum, Media City (BBC's new home and site of the Lowrie Centre and Imperial War Museum) and the football stadiums. All the best shopping seems to be a stones throw from the hotel in places like the Arndale Centre and just 5 minutes walk down the road is Chinatown with plenty of nice looking restaurants.
I was pleasantly surprised by the number of visible policemen, something you don't normally get these days, and to a man (and woman) they all appeared to be in good humour despite the Christmas crowds and the weather.
And that was my only complaint about my 3 day break, the 3 days of rain, but that, I am assured, is par for the course in Manchester!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- WELCOME. The Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel is situated right in the heart of the city centre, easily accessible from the M6 and the M60 motorways. Making it the perfect location to discover one of the livliest cities of the North. This vibrant city has a fantastic array of shops, theatres, clubs, bars and restaurants, guaranteed to meet all customers' needs. RELAX IN ONE OF OUR STYLISH ROOMS: Each of the 280 bedrooms has an en-suite bathroom, flat screen LCD TV featuring in room entertainment and high speed internet access, hairdryer, trouser press/iron, climate control as well as tea and coffee making facilities. Upgraded rooms are also available on request. The hotel offers a range of facilities for guests including accessible rooms. THE PLACE TO UNWIND: Enjoy a visit to ARTS Brasserie, serving modern food in stylish surroundings with a friendly atmosphere. Situated on the 3rd floor, overlooking Piccadilly Gardens, The Brasserie Restaurant is the perfect location to unwind at the end of the day. For a lighter meal choice, room service is available 24 hours a day. THE PLACE TO MEET: The Conference Centre comprises 10 flexible conference rooms all with complimentary wi-fi access, suitable for hosting discreet boardroom meetings or conferences up to 700 delegates. With the added benefit of natural daylight, soundproofing and climate control.Of course, its not just conferences that we're renowned for. Whether you're booking a wedding, gala dinner, private party or a company award ceremony, the International Suite is the perfect choice. Complete with its own private reception area, bar and stage. LOCAL ATTRACTIONS INCLUDE: Old Trafford - Manchester United's Stadium Manchester Central, The Palace and Opera House Theatres, Manchester City Etihad Stadium/Sportscity, Imperial War Museum, Trafford Shopping Centre, Manchester Art Gallery. By rail: Manchester Piccadilly Station 1/2 mile. By Air: Manchester Airport 10 miles. Parking: Chargeable parking. Limited spaces - subject to availability. Dry gym: Free use to residential guests. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Priceline, Hotels.com, Booking.com and ACCOR so you can book your Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Ramada Manchester
- Manchester Ramada