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“Nice hotel - shame about the location”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of ABode Manchester

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ABode Manchester
Ranked #26 of 116 Hotels in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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“Nice hotel - shame about the location”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2008

We stayed at this hotel for just one night as part of a trip to Manchester which we make annually for pleasure/family purposes. With only one night in town, we wanted to dine at Michael Caines' restaurant and thought that staying at this hotel would make sense.
The first problem comes when you try to get to the hotel by car. It is a difficult and time consuming route even if traffic is light.There is nowhere to pull up to offload (you can pull into the side street next door if you don't mind going around the block twice). Your car problems don't end there. There's no valet parking and you have to get your car into the NCP car park opposite yourself after a long drive.
Inside, the rooms are modern, pleasant and comfortable. The TV channels on offer are a little limited and there was no shower cap (a problem of some magnitude according to my wife) but for me, the decor and ambience inside was fine.
Breakfast was good quality (not extensive) served in the bar/cafe and ,of course, the main restaurant was excellent - although staff were more enthusiasm than experience. The restaurant manager was not helpful when we asked to put our reservation back 30 minutes - even though there was obviously no reason not to accomodate the request.
At night, rooms to the front of the hotel were noisy (with a bar next door). The atmosphere in the hotel bar itself was fairly quiet.
This hotel is very convenient if you arrive by train. It is modern, clean and a decent standard. It is,however, at the more downmarket end of Manchester's shopping area and you need to be aware of that. The Malmaison is immediately opposite so it is up and coming - but it's not there yet.
Worth a try (especially if you can get a £99 B&B deal as we did)but be aware of the downsides.

  • Liked — Good, comfortable room
  • Disliked — Noisy, poor location
  • Stayed September 2008, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2008

I stay here when working in Manchester and can't really fault it. Staff are good, rooms are always clean and have good facilities and the beds are incredibly comfy - I always get a good nights sleep here. Food in the bar is also really good and location is ideal near the station and city centre.

  • Liked — The bed
  • Disliked — No iron in the room
  • Stayed July 2008, travelled on business
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Property: ABode Manchester
Address: 107 Piccadilly | Manchester, Manchester M1 2DB, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Greater Manchester > Manchester
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#17 Business Hotel in Manchester
#18 Luxury Hotel in Manchester
#28 Romantic Hotel in Manchester
#35 Family Hotel in Manchester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — ABode Manchester 4*
Number of rooms: 61
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A two minute stroll from Piccadilly station brings you to our door – a luxury hotel in Manchester city centre housed in a 19th century textile factory. Individually designed bedrooms (including a taste of ‘loft living’ with our Fabulous suites), contemporary bathrooms and a warm welcome are waiting. Hotel dining consists of Brasserie Abode and Bar - a relaxed, all-day brasserie menu features plats du jour with a comfortingly, nostalgic nod and time-honoured classics. Join us for brunch, lunch, dinner and cocktails. ... more   less 
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