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Holiday Inn Express Manchester - Salford Quays
Ranked #8 of 20 Hotels in Salford
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“Great Location”
Reviewed November 1, 2009

We chose this hotel because of its location near to Old Trafford (about 1 mile away but the ground can be seen from the hotel) The staff were very helpful and friendly - but very overworked when the masses of United fans descended for breakfast all at 9am. The views from the window were scenic - of the quays and it was a quiet and peaceful location. There was also the Lowry Centre and War Museum nearby which could also be visited. It seemed like the whole hotel were United fans so it had a good buzz about it before and after the match - and lots of people were walking back that way. We were allowed to keep our car in the car park for free on the match day as well , after checking out, so that was great too.

Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 27, 2009

Standard Holiday Inn Express located in the nowadays gentile Salford Quays area.
We were there to take in the football nearby, as it seemed were most of the rest of the hotel.
Great free parking, and a cosy bar. Staff tried to be helpful, but were stumped by the refusal of the in-house Internet kiosk to function. That aside it was a short walk across the quays to shopping, there were trams at the end of the Quay a short walk away, and of course it was near to Old Trafford.
Only negative was that we had no choice but to take a smoking room - it's hard to believe in this day and age that they still allow folks to smoke inside these places.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled with family
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Holt
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Reviewed October 13, 2009

I will start with the only minor negative point, some rooms are adjoining with a door between them, this means you can hear more news from next door than from a room that is not adjoining so if you want peace & quiet, request the sort of room you want in advance.

This HI Express was easy to find, good parking, good check in, room had view of the quays. The Lowry outlet mall is a 5 min walk away. This is a very nice place with a great M&S outlet amongst others. Breakfast was the usual HI Express cereal, fruit, yoghurt toast buffet, plentiful. When staying in Mancs try and get this at a good price as it can be expensive on some days. There's also a good beefeater nearby and the tram stop is not too far away either.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Birmingham
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Reviewed October 6, 2009

My daughter and I were up for a sporting weekend (watching Villa at Blackburn and Warwickshire at old Trafford - I know, long suffering ...!). The hotel was spotlessly clean and comfortable. Moreover, all of the staff, notably Clare, couldn't do enough for us and I lost count of the number of times we were asked if everything was ok. This was further complemented by very helpful and informative guidance on where to visit, useful directions etc. We wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.

One minor critical quibble .... Man Utd ground blighted our view from the window! ;-)

  • Stayed September 2009
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durban
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Reviewed October 5, 2009

great atmosphere and it is very close to the stadium. it is in a very convienient location and close to all hot spots around the city.
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  • Stayed April 2009, traveled with family
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Bournemouth
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed September 30, 2009

Stayed at this hotel for 2 nights on a Sat & Sunday following on from visiting Alton towers. Ive never stayed in a HI Express before but was very pleased with my choice of accommodation!! We paid £59 in total for B&B on a BOGOF for 2 nights!! I did see in reception that the rack rate was £90 and maybe if I had paid £180 in total for 2 nights I might have expected more. Its right in the middle of Salford Quays and our room overlooked one of the basins. What was a shame was the litter floating in the water, not the hotels fault but did look very unsightly especially with the swans and ducks standing in it!
The room was probably what would be called medium size with a very comfy double bed and sofa bed. Might be little crowded with 4 sleeping in there but fine with just 2. Only a large shower but no bath all very clean and nice.
There is showergel/soap in the bath room but as most lower priced chains these days they are in non removable containers.
The reception/bar area was nice and the staff were very very helpful when I asked for maps and directions into Manchester and areas to go and eat/drink.
I saw someone else has noted that it’s a 15min walk to the metro stop but I would say its about 5mins away(and I walk slow!) and you want the Salford Quays stop, currently to St Peters Square as this is where the tram terminates due to works on the line and coming back you need to make sure you get on the Eccles tram. A return I think was £2.10 or £2.20 and takes about 10/15mins.
Old Trafford is close by, we walked there to do the tour which was good and I don’t even like football!
In Salford quays within 15mins walk there are a few chain restaurants although very quite.
Breakfast in the morning was nice, with plain and choc croissants, toast, rolls, cheese, fruit, yoghurt, cereal, hot drinks and fruit juice. There is also lots of free parking and the rooms have air con and there is free ice and payable food from a chiller in reception. There is also internet, and a phone charging point. I was told a taxi into town would be about £6-7.
Ive only given 4 stars for review due mainly to the toast machine for breakfast burning all my toast as it kept getting too hot and other guests kept turning the thermostat the wrong way(think the hotel needs to put a sigh on the machine or stop customers being able to change it!!), think lots of people had same problem!! Would definitely recommend this hotel for couples, girls weekend away etc didn’t seem to be big stag and hen do hotel so bit quieter than if you stayed right in town!!

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 23, 2009

We had a lovely stay in this hotel, the staff were just lovely - friendly and helpful. Especially the lovely blond girl on reception to 11 on the 19th who was more than helpful getting me pillows and a toothbrush I had forgotten. I really loved the location next to the water. City centre easily reached by tram and the added bonus of free car parking. Clean rooms and buffet continental breakfast. Would def recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled with family
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boccuzzi, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Manchester - Salford Quays, responded to this review, September 25, 2009
Dear Guest, Thank you for your comment about my hotel. Client feed back are always welcome and used to improve our standards and quality.
I'm really sorry to hear about the voucher situation, I have spoken to the managers responsable for it to ensure a non repetition of the same issue as you have explain.

Once again thank you for your comment.

Kind Regards

Gianfranco Boccuzzi
General Manager
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Property: Holiday Inn Express Manchester - Salford Quays
Address: Waterfront Quay | Salford Quays, Salford M50 3XW, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Greater Manchester > Salford
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 20 Hotels in Salford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Manchester - Salford Quays 3.5*
Number of rooms: 120
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Holiday Inn Express Manchester Salford Quays hotel. This Manchester hotel is located in thriving Salford Quays, surrounded by the water & history of the Manchester Ship Canal & within 1 mile of Manchester United Football Club (Old Trafford), the Lowry Theatre & the Imperial War Museum. This superb location ensures that Holiday Inn Express Manchester Salford Quays is the perfect choice whether travelling on business or pleasure. Manchester city centre is easily accessible and offers a wealth of entertainment venues and shopping including the MEN Arena and Printworks. Our hotel in Manchester is designed to provide consistent value for money & our rates are inclusive of free continental and hot breakfast which is served in the comfort of our Great Room lounge where you can also enjoy free WiFi. In addition, guests also benefit from secure car parking (local charge applies £4.00 per night/per car). Our newly refurbished, air conditioned guestrooms can accommodate up to 2 adults & 2 children & feature en suite power shower, satellite TV, free Wi-Fi, & tea/coffee facilities. Additional facilities include a fully licensed bar, meeting facilities & a 24-hour reception. Wi-Fi is free. ... more   less 
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