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The Principal Manchester

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Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
The Principal Manchester is a fabulous Grade II listed building initially built for The Refuge Assurance Company in 1895. Many of the 270 loft style bedrooms and suites have original features and all rooms have modern touches such as smart TVs and free internet access. The Refuge Dining Room and Public Bar is curated by DJs turned restaurateurs Luke Cowdrey and Justin Crawford of the award winning Volta restaurant in West Didsbury. Featuring small plates and large sharing dishes the food is influenced by the global travels of Luke and Justin. The hotel includes 17 meeting and event spaces including the largest hotel ballroom in the northwest of England.
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Property amenities
Room Service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Public Wifi
Wheelchair access
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Room features
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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Historic Hotel
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100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
166Restaurantswithin 0.25 miles
41Attractionswithin 0.25 miles
Oxford Street, Manchester M6O 7HA England
Getting there
Manchester Intl Airport8 mi
Liverpool John Lennon Airport27 mi
St Peter's Square6 min
Piccadilly Gardens9 min
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We were unfortunately ill at New Year and unable to celebrate. We arranged a day/night out in Manchester and booked to stay in another hotel and it was shocking. We managed to get a room at Principal and what an absolute treat it was! The staff were exceptional, the room was
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We attended at function in the basement ballroom. A fantastic space for large parties or conferences. We stayed overnight in a superior room. A modern styled room with high ceilings. Can't really fault the room at all. Fresh milk in fridge not UHT milk! A tuck box with goodies.
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The room was very spacious and very well decorated, and the bathroom was lovely too. We had the breakfast package, and the breakfast was really great. Staff were nice. The whole hotel is just beautiful, and very central. Would love to stay here again.
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Response from Peter K, General Manager at The Principal Manchester
Responded yesterday
Dear Markyv99, I was delighted to read your kind review on your recent stay at The Principal Hotel in Manchester. It's always great to know we have met with our guest expectations and I am pleased to know that you have experienced a pleasant stay with us. I look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind Regards, Peter Kienast General Manager
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We stayed here over Christmas and the room was lovely. The hotel bar area had a really good atmosphere and we had a few drinks in there after our meal in the restaurant. Would recemend hotel and would also stay again
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Response from Peter K, General Manager at The Principal Manchester
Responded yesterday
Dear helenRochdale, Thank you for taking the time to provide comments about your recent stay. I am thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for such a wonderful recommendation. Warm regards. Peter Kienast General Manager
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This is a 5 star hotel and quite rightly so. Everything is fantastic...rooms (we got a good deal £98) are lovely, great staff, fantastic bar and restaurant. I would love to stay again and will keep an eye out for offers.
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Response from Peter K, General Manager at The Principal Manchester
Responded yesterday
Dear rainbow3614, I very much appreciate your kind feedback regarding your stay at The Principal Manchester and feel extremely honoured and proud to know that we were able to provide you with such a great experience. I will make sure to pass your generous words to all of my team. In the meantime I look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back. Kind regards, Peter Kienast General Manager
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Is there a dress code?
I would suggest smart casual.
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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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"If you want quiet ask for it"
"Deluxe Rooms very spacious"
"The courtyard rooms are quieter - but then again - who needs quietness in Manchester ?"
"stay away from the lower ground floor rooms"
"Get a room with air con, and away from the train station"
US$114 - US$354 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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