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The Principal Manchester

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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good22%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“tuck box”(157 reviews)
“winter garden”(27 reviews)
Free Wifi
Breakfast Buffet
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Wow ,well done principal on keeping a very major old building in the heart of Manchester. Stunning. Upon arrival l was impressed with the arrival area and once keys collected a walk through the building to our roim . So much of the building has...More

Thank andyandsarah2004
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Came here as part of my husband’s birthday celebrations and it didn’t disappoint! A beautiful building with stacks of history and character. I booked a Deluxe room - we were in room 253. It was really roomy with super high ceilings and wood panelled walls....More

Thank chubunger
Reviewed yesterday

Absolutely loved the hotel, beautiful and our room was fantastic. We received an upgrade and my boyfriend loved the room and the additional birthday extras which we both loved. Couldn't fault the hotel staff, they really went out of their way to ensure we had...More

Thank Emma I
Reviewed yesterday

Had a fantastic stay here on Friday night, we went out to a couple of bars in Manchester, therefore I couldn't drive home so we opted to stay in the city centre. We landed on the principle, the check in process was fast an easy....More

Thank EliasM26
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Stayed Sunday 15th April, very welcoming, room very spacious and spotlessly clean. Breakfast awesome. Must say, Bar staff and Breakfast staff are so attentive and friendly. Looking forward to our next visit. Thank you.

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Certificate of Excellence
Amenities
Top amenities
Restaurant
Room Service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar/Lounge
Hotel Amenities
Room Service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Dry Cleaning
Meeting Rooms
Laundry Service
Concierge
Banquet Room
Multilingual Staff
Conference Facilities
Breakfast Available
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Refrigerator in room
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Price range
US$146 - US$429 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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#17 Luxury Hotel in Manchester
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
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Price range
US$146 - US$429 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#17 Luxury Hotel in Manchester
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
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Traveller (610)
Room & Suite (110)
Dining (15)
Business Centre & Event Rooms (11)
Family and Play Areas (1)
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kazz36
2 April 2018|
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Response from julues2013 | Reviewed this property |
Fabulous, we are going again in May, lovely hotel :)
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kazz36
17 March 2018|
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Response from Darren M | Reviewed this property |
The guest room was perfectly adequate. Very spacious and plenty of wardrobe space. I do not usually use a bath, only a shower. On this occasion I did and there was plenty of room. Don't worry ! You will enjoy your stay.
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gibsonjj
6 December 2017|
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Response from Sam N | Reviewed this property |
Stayed in the superior room, loads of room, was not so good for sleep as trains and on a busy road x
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"Rooms at the back are away from the noise of the main street but there is a railway line"
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"Never forget your key, the lift wont work without it!"
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"Don't stay here and go to another hotel"
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"Not on the front as it's very noisy at night"
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