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Dakota Manchester

29 Ducie Street, Manchester M1 2JL England
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2023 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
Dakota Manchester combines style and impeccable service, with sophistication at its heart. With a destination cocktail bar and brasserie-style grill, quality produce is showcased at its best in a stunning setting. Located on Ducie Street, in Manchester city centre, just a five-minute walk from Piccadilly Station, this boutique hotel is the ideal location. Dakota Grill offers signature steaks from the best British farms, as well as the freshest seafood dishes and desserts. The bold, stylish bar provides timeless classics and modern creations, enjoyed on the outdoor terrace, in the Cigar Garden or in Dakota’s Champagne Room. Luxury hotel rooms and suites provide an ideal retreat, from the elegant Classic Rooms and Garden King Rooms with terraces to Manchester’s largest, most striking penthouse suite, the two-bedroom Grand Deluxe, with views across the city. All are equipped with smart TVs, Sky packages, complimentary WiFi, en-suite bathrooms with rainfall showers and bespoke toiletries.
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Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Paid private parking nearby
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Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
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Special diet menus
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Non-smoking hotel
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24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
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Allergy-free room
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
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Flatscreen TV
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Dana S wrote a review 22 Feb
Marlow, United Kingdom72 contributions54 helpful votes
Second visit. This time booked parking and breakfast in advance . Lovely room. Great vibe. Food super. Nice stay over for a night in the city. Loved it . Staff amazing super helpful . Really friendly . Can’t fault the place . Just wish there was a spa!!!
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Book car parking in advance amd breakfast at weekends
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KMull wrote a review 20 Feb
Ireland15 contributions3 helpful votes
Amazing hotel. Beautiful decor and setting. The rooms are fully equipped and a great size. Everything you need for a relaxing stay. Great location, handy to walk to the city centre or only a £5 Uber in. All the staff were lovely and helpful. 5* from start to finish!! Will definitely be back and recommend to family and friends!
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Dakota Manchester, General Manager at Dakota Manchester
Responded 3 days ago
Dear Katmul064, Thank you for taking the time to write about your recent stay. I am delighted to hear you found Dakota's central location and five star service to be a perfect fit for your city break with the family. The team will be thrilled to hear that their efforts to provide exceptional service has not gone unnoticed. It would be an absolute pleasure to welcome you back to join us again here in Dakota Manchester. Please do not hesitate to contact us directly for any future reservations. We will be more than happy to oversee your return. Kind Regards, Tom Husted Hotel Manager
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Liam L wrote a review 19 Feb
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Staff were very pleasant and helpful. The room was spacious and clean, the bed was a little too soft but this didn't spoil the experience. Valet parking was great - they even cleaned the inside of our car unexpectedly and left some bottles of water in the cup holders. Would highly recommend.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded 3 days ago
Dear Y1172Elliaml, Thank you for taking the time to share with us your thoughts in regards to your recent experience here at Dakota Manchester. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, particularly the service and valet experience. We strive to tailor each individual guests' experiences, please contact us prior to your next upcoming stay with regards to any additional preferences and we would be thrilled to achieve expectations. It would be an absolute pleasure to welcome you back to join us again here in Dakota Manchester. Please do not hesitate to contact us directly for any future reservations. We will be more than happy to oversee your return. Kind Regards, Tom Husted Hotel Manager
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Jervo70 wrote a review 18 Feb
Preston, United Kingdom26 contributions11 helpful votes
This is the 3rd Dakota hotel we have stayed at. First was Glasgow, then Edinburgh and more local Manchester. I love these hotels, charming, classy, clean and tidy. Had a niggle with the Edinburgh visit, sorted with management but my mistake on a free stay was missed, mainly because I had no car at very short notice due to my car flooding. Any how we decided (after an email of an offer and informing us that our £32 loyalty was due to finish and needed spending.) to try the Manchester venue. A great valentines offer we felt, dinner, bed and breakfast. Dinner allowance was reasonable. All good as per beautiful, room, clean, modern, tidy relaxing. A restful nights sleep. I love the decor here. Bonus is the cigar room, unique to these hotels. Manchesters was outside. Glasgow inside. Unsure about Edinburgh. You can bring your own. We managed to park in front of the building. Breakfast choice brilliant. It’s my birthday 24/2 so I’m on the look out for emails please. Another reason we love here is because Dakota is our song by Stereophonics. Makes an already great hotel perfect. Please take the optional gratuities from the bill. I tip if exceptional service. It is awkward asking for it to be removed. I heard other diners say the same.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Parking is hard work in Manchester but if you have a blue badge. You can park free.
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Response from Dakota Manchester, General Manager at Dakota Manchester
Responded 5 days ago
Dear Chaolly, Thank you for taking the time to share with us your thoughts in regards to your recent experience here at Dakota Manchester. I am thrilled that you have become such a fan of the brand that previous speedbumps have not dampened your desire to stay with us. As a cigar fan I am delighted that you got to experience our state of the art offering in Manchester and I hope that this will not be the last time we see you out on our little corner of paradise. It would be an absolute pleasure to welcome you back to join us again here in Dakota Manchester. Please do not hesitate to contact us directly for any future reservations. We will be more than happy to oversee your return. Kind Regards, Tom Husted Hotel Manager
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abbytodd wrote a review 17 Feb
Poynton, United Kingdom62 contributions13 helpful votes
This was our second time at Dakota. We were so excited to return as we had such a fantastic experience last time. This time did not disappoint either. The rooms are beautiful and spacious. All the staff are so welcoming and helpful. We had dinner at the grill which was incredible, and amazing cocktails from the bar. Diamond from the guest relations team who organised our first visit made sure we had a fantastic time again. I can’t wait to come back for a 3rd time soon!
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Have at least 1 cocktail in the bar! The steak is amazing from the grill especially with the Mac...
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Responded 5 days ago
Dear abbytodd, Thank you for taking the time to share with us your thoughts in regards to your recent experience here at Dakota Manchester. To read that you were already on a return and that this stay has cemented us as your base in the city is such a thrill. The team in the Bar and Diamond herself will be most motivated and inspired to learn how far their efforts have gone to ensure such a memorable stay here with us. It would be an absolute pleasure to welcome you back to join us again here in Dakota Manchester. Please do not hesitate to contact us directly for any future reservations. We will be more than happy to oversee your return. Kind Regards, Tom Husted Hotel Manager
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Emily P wrote a review 16 Feb
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This is a very modern and stylish hotel, would definitely recommend to anyone that’s thinking of staying in Manchester. It is even only a 5 minute walk from the train station. We only had a standard room as it was only a 1 night stay however, they were still so big and spacious so I can’t imagine what the rooms are like when you pick a bigger option! The receptionist that was on duty on the 15th (didn’t manage to catch her name) was so friendly and courteous, definitely a credit to the hotel. Only thing I would say is to have a bigger selection on the continental buffet as it was a bit small but that’s just a bit of feedback… It was a lovely stay and we’ll be back, thank you.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dear Emily P, Thank you for taking the time to share with us your thoughts in regards to your recent experience here at Dakota Manchester. It is always such an honour to be recommended and I take such joy that it was the team in particular who made your stay so comfortable. Your feedback regarding the continental breakfast offering is also highly appreciated and one that Chef will not rest likely on. It would be an absolute pleasure to welcome you back to join us again here in Dakota Manchester. Please do not hesitate to contact us directly for any future reservations. We will be more than happy to oversee your return. Kind Regards, Tom Husted Hotel Manager
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Jkh wrote a review 14 Feb
Manchester, United Kingdom16 contributions7 helpful votes
Everything about this hotel is an outstanding 5 star apart from the breakfast ... Unfortunately the bacon was rock hard and fatty. Eggs benedict was hard no yolk at all. We weren't offered any toast. Breakfast very over priced more like 3 star quality. Staff were friendly and attentive. Room was fabulous. I'd stay again but room only. Enjoyed our stay
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Dear CONNOR1966, Thank you for taking the time to share with us your thoughts in regards to your recent experience here at Dakota Manchester. I am disappointed that we missed the opportunity to complete the truly authentic Dakota experience in a clear oversight with regards to your breakfast and I will ensure that the feedback is shared with Chef and our Food & Beverage Manager to ensure a restoration of the standards to which we so greatly pride ourselves on here at Dakota Manchester. It would be an absolute pleasure to welcome you back to join us again here in Dakota Manchester. Please do not hesitate to contact us directly for any future reservations. We will be more than happy to oversee your return. Kind Regards, Tom Husted Hotel Manager
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Jules S wrote a review 14 Feb
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Quality hotel with quality staff and service Excellent breakfast and well located for Manchester City centre Loved suite 702 steam room shower roll top bath and panoramic views of the city Huge bed which gave us a great nights sleep James on reception was exceptional and Vitor the doorman / Concierege attended to our every request - well done See you soon Jules x
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Try the breakfast it’s great
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Dear Jules S, Thank you for taking the time to share with us your thoughts in regards to your recent experience here at Dakota Manchester. I am delighted to read that you have been so comfortable and enjoyed your stay here so much. I am particularly thrilled that James and Vitor stood out to yourself and were on hand to ensure the smooth sailing of your stay from start to finish. It would be an absolute pleasure to welcome you back to join us again here in Dakota Manchester. Please do not hesitate to contact us directly for any future reservations. We will be more than happy to oversee your return. Kind Regards, Tom Husted Hotel Manager
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Katie C wrote a review 13 Feb
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We had a lovely waitress called Kaitlyn (hope that’s how you spell her name) I believe it was her first day working at Dakota hotel and she was amazing. She made me and my boyfriend feel so welcomed and comfortable and has such a lovely contagious smile. I would definitely recommend this place either for the restaurant or for the hotel as well!!!
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dear X2958OSkatiec, Thank you for taking the time to share with us your thoughts in regards to your recent experience here at Dakota Manchester. Kaitlyn will be as inspired and motivated as I am to learn that even in her first day she was able to encapsulate all it is that we do here to ensure such and enjoyable and memorable visit. It would be an absolute pleasure to welcome you back to join us again here in Dakota Manchester. Please do not hesitate to contact us directly for any future reservations. We will be more than happy to oversee your return. Kind Regards, Tom Husted Hotel Manager
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Leon B wrote a review 12 Feb
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From check in to check out and everything in-between service was excellent..Loved the courtesy call once we had checked into room to make sure everything was to our satisfaction..rooms are very modern and stylish and very comfortable bed..stayed at various Manchester hotels over the years and this is by far the best in my opinion..
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Dear 314leonb, Thank you for taking the time to share with us your thoughts in regards to your recent experience here at Dakota Manchester. I am absolutely thrilled to read of your time here and that the team ensured such a smooth sailing experience from start to finish. Particular joy to read that you were so comfortable in your room and that, hopefully, you would not look to stay anywhere else after that night's sleep in the city. It would be an absolute pleasure to welcome you back to join us again here in Dakota Manchester. Please do not hesitate to contact us directly for any future reservations. We will be more than happy to oversee your return. Kind Regards, Tom Husted Hotel Manager
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Frequently Asked Questions about Dakota Manchester
Which popular attractions are close to Dakota Manchester?
Nearby attractions include Treasure Hunt Manchester (0.2 miles), Greater Manchester Police Museum (0.2 miles), and Creatures of the night Comedy Club (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Dakota Manchester?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Dakota Manchester?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Dakota Manchester?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Dakota Manchester?
Yes, paid private parking nearby, paid public parking nearby, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Dakota Manchester?
Conveniently located restaurants include Street Urchin, Ducie Street Warehouse, and Dakota Bar & Grill.
Does Dakota Manchester have airport transportation?
Yes, Dakota Manchester offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Dakota Manchester located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the centre of Manchester.
Are any cleaning services offered at Dakota Manchester?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Dakota Manchester offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Dakota Manchester?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Ordsall Hall (2.1 miles), Granada Studios (1.0 miles), and Victoria Baths (1.5 miles).