I stayed here on business. The hotel was chosen for me by my corporate travel agent on the basis of the standard of quality and room rate, which was excellent value compared to other recent stays in other hotels. I had asked for a hotel near the station, and it’s certainly only a short walk to Manchester Piccadilly. It’s also very close to many other things in central Manchester, so you can't beat it for location. The lobby, bar and restaurant were all well-presented, and the inclusive breakfast was really good, as was the breakfast service. Reception gave good service as well. My room was adequate but very small with a very small window with limited light as it was overlooking a dark courtyard roof area. The room had a huge bed taking up most of the available space. The bathroom was tired and small but it had a bath and a shower and everything worked well. The heating in the room was not good, and it finally warmed up after about 3 hours with the heater on full. I had an evening meal in the restaurant – the Manager was great but the rest of the service was poor, with things being forgotten or the wrong things turning up. The food was ok but slightly overpriced. I would stay again but would prefer to try somewhere else nearby for a little bit more money – there are lots of other hotels in the vicinity. You couldn’t fault the value for the money I paid though.
- Also Known As:
- The Portland By Thistle, Manchester Hotel Manchester
- The Portland By Thistle, Manchester Hotel
- Manchester Thistle Hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in Piccadilly Gardens in the heart of the city, we’re just five minutes’ walk form Picadilly Railway Station close to some great attractions, the Arndale Centre, China Town the Arena and Manchester central are all a short walk away. The Portland was one of Manchester's first hotels and has a modern feel. Just Gym with a plunge pool and Jacuzzi is available in the hotel. ... more less
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