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The Principal Manchester

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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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Reviewed yesterday

I stayed for a one night work conference, the rooms were lovely, food was good for a mass catered event and the venue (party space) was awesome. The hotel staff were friendly and all in all a fun night was had by all!

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Reviewed yesterday

Stayed at the principal for two nights while attending a friends wedding and we couldnt have been more impressed. The room was large and spacious (although no view) and the hotel itself is mind blowing. So much original features have been saved and even the...More

Thank Arran S
Reviewed 2 days ago

My friend and I stayed for one night only on a sunday night for a concert close by. First class room, quiet, clean and very spacious. Lovely bathroom and comfortable bed. Breakfast, (served from 6-30) was superb,lots of choice and very tasty. The staff were...More

Thank KevinGould
Response from Peter K, General Manager at The Principal ManchesterResponded yesterday

Dear KevinGould, I would like to thank you for having chosen The Principal Hotel for your stay in Manchester and really appreciate the time taken to share your review. I was certainly very pleased to read that you have enjoyed your stay with us. Definitely,...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My better half celebrated his big, big birthday and wanted to go and watch City as a treat. I booked the Principal as it looked great and I had read some good reviews. From the initial warm greeting to the bag collection after the match,...More

Thank Joy G
Response from Peter K, General Manager at The Principal ManchesterResponded yesterday

Dear Joy G, Thank you kindly for having shared your positive and generous comments with our TripAdvisor readers. I am delighted you and your "better half" enjoyed your stay with us and that our services and facilities have entirely met with your expectations. Your valued...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Stunning hotel in the centre of Manchester. Amazing architecture, converted from an old insurance company. Large spacious rooms, beautifully decorated (we upgraded to have a huge bathroom in the clock tower). Great cocktail bar. Restaurant looked nice but we only had breakfast there. No drop...More

Thank Arwyn J
Response from Peter K, General Manager at The Principal ManchesterResponded yesterday

Dear Arwyn J, Thank you for sharing your feedback. I am delighted to read you have enjoyed our hotel and your stay with us. It's very accomplishing to read such a wonderful review regarding your recent stay with us here at The Principal. I'm so...More

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US$145 - US$416 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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#17 Luxury Hotel in Manchester
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US$145 - US$416 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
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#17 Luxury Hotel in Manchester
Room types
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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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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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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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"A beautiful hotel which is very handy if you come into Oxford Road station."
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"we were in room 260,,only one room beside us and very quiet during the night."
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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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