I booked this hotel as we where going to the Coldplay Concert so expected prices to be slightly higher and also later found out that there was a festival on as well. However we paid £160 for the room and then an additional £20 on arrival for breakfast the next morning.
Small is an understatement of the size of the room, the bed looked nice but other areas of the room looked tired, dusty and as if it could do with a refurb. One biscuit packet with two biscuits between to people, how tight for £160 a room!!!! The bed was so hard I woke a number of times uncomfortable and my hips ached the next day. The bedroom lacked mirrors, the only mirror being in the bathroom with not very good lighting for applying make up, then difficult for doing hair. The shower was one of the big round ones that sit above your head, would have been good to have a normal shower head as an option. Bath filled up to about 5 inches while having a shower, poor drainage.
Poor signs, we use the stairs, but coming back down to the reception got lost as the sign saying ‘stairs’ point to a corridor and the actually door you went through had no sign on it. To get access to the stairs you had to use you room key, but after a certain time on the night they shut it down and again no sign to say your room key won’t open the door.
The bar, looks great and interesting but totally annoying, the bar has seats all the way around it therefore making getting to the bar to get a drink difficult. When we returned from the concert and thought we would have a drink, it took ages to get served then my husband had to lean over other people to get to served. As there was no seats in the bar we grabbed a table in the eating area, other people came and took seats and there was a waiter mulling around to take orders but as he was so slow a few people left without getting a drink.
Breakfast, on a weekend is from 8-11 which is much better than most hotels, we went down about 10 and had to wait about 10 minutes for a table. When we were seated in the restaurant there was quite a few tables empty and we where seat in the middle of the restaurant, with a walkway either side of the table, this meant we had a very disturbed breakfast with staff constantly flying past us. For £10 the breakfast was not brilliant, had better, nothing signed so a little confused as to what was what. My husband had a cooked breakfast which was just ok, but not a lot of it, I had waffles with smoked salmon and cream cheese this was nice.
We have stayed in Malmaison in Newcastle and the room was much better, and the deal was brilliant, we paid about £60 less and had a two course meal included.
As the title says overpriced!!
- Also Known As:
- Malmaison Manchester Hotel Manchester
- Malmaison Manchester Hotel
- Malmaison Hotel Manchester
- Manchester Malmaison Hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mal Manchester: In the home of the beautiful game you're about to turn Moulin Rouge. A short trundle for wheel-based luggage from Piccadilly Station and you're at the Mal - somewhere in the mists between Paris and the 24-hour party city. You cross the chessboard reception and suddenly you're a king for the knight. It's your move. Smoak Bar and Grill at Mal Manchester: A grill room and bar quite unlike anything Manchester has ever before seen. Set in the award-winning Malmaison Hotel minutes from Piccadilly station, Smoak is total indulgence for the senses. The amazing aroma of nation's finest oak-smoked steaks and fresh fish, served to a pewter counter or cosy booth. Imagine great imported beers, cocktails and bubbly served from an unusual sunken bar, with highly skilled mixologists serving you while you stay seated. Picture a stylish relaxed but chic interior a mix of booths, banquettes and counter stools. Come lunchtime and it's locally sourced bread, generously filled sandwiches and salads or full blown grill dining for the more adventurous lunchtime escapee. Come sundown the mood changes and we turn the aromas up to eleven. The cocktails flow, the steaks sizzle, the music turns up and the night begins. Ember Lounge at Mal Manchester: We could tell you about the Ember Lounge - an immaculate and opulent cocktail bar furtively hidden to the rear of the Smoak Bar & Grill. ... more less
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