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The Principal Manchester

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  • Excellent59%
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Really impressed with architecture and layout of the hotel/bar. The cocktails are great, staff fast and efficient. The nibbles were tasty and nice portion sizes. Lots of comfortable seating and very relaxed atmosphere.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a room booked, as part of a conference. The rooms were scheduled to be released at 5.30pm. At 4pm, we asked if they could check if we could get access to the room. Receptionist had a really bad attitude. Refused to ask housekeeping...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Stayed for my 40th birthday with some friends. The hotel is beautiful and the staff cant do enough for you. Would highly recommend and cant wait to return. The bar is fantastic as are the cocktails! Thanks for making us so welcome.

Thank parrymar
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the beautiful surroundings of our nieces wedding at this hotel. The elegant stained glass windows, quirky iron horse in the reception area and leather bedside tables to name just a few interesting features. Breakfast was fine. Could have done with chocolate spread...More

1  Thank Alex B
Reviewed 4 days ago

Central location in a grand historical building, Great Tapas style food served in the Refuge and lovely atmospheric bar area which was large and buzzing on Friday night. The Hotel could do with another elevator in the lobby but luckily we don't mind taking the...More

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Business Centre with Internet Access
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US$145 - US$423 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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#17 Luxury Hotel in Manchester
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US$145 - US$423 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
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#17 Luxury Hotel in Manchester
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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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"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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"Higher Rooms are quieter"
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"Ask for a quiet room"
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