3 of us (all females aged between 19 and 21) stayed at the City Stop apartments (room 34) for 1 night in February as a birthday celebration. We booked through Hoseasons and paid just over £40 each.
We arrived at 2:30 (check in is from 2) but our apartment wouldn’t be ready until 3pm so we stored our luggage and went for food whilst we waited.
The location is perfect! The Printworks is literally across the road where you will find numerous bars and restaurants all under one roof (great if it’s raining!). Take your room key with you and you can get 20% off in selected restaurants. The Arndale shopping centre is a 5 minute walk away as is Victoria train station. There is a co-op store near the train station should you need to stock up with food/drink.
The apartments are definitely aimed at younger people/hen & stag dos and I would not recommend to anyone who is uncomfortable with this. Our apartment was a little run down in places but overall was clean and very spacious. Only main complaint is that we couldn’t get the hot water to work in the shower. Our room (on the top floor) also had an upstairs mezzanine area.
Yes you do need to pay a £250 security deposit, but we were advised of this via the Hoseasons website at the time of booking.
I thought the staff were very pleasant considering the drunkenness they have to put up with! There was a bald guy on reception – can’t remember his name though – who was particularly friendly. I had arranged for some birthday banners to be delivered and put on our door ready for our arrival. This had been done so the staff are willing to go out of their way for you.
Overall I would stay at the apartments again simply for the location.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- City Stop Manchester is located in a beautiful grade II listed building, Victoria Buildings. This conversion infuses the old with the new, incorporating exposed brick and steel work with modern, contemporary apartments. City Stop Manchester offers the perfect place to stay whether it be for business or just a city break, we cater for everyone. Being a city centre apartment hotel means we are conveniently located, close to all the amenities you could possibly require during your stay with us. These include shopping for the style conscious, clubs & bars for the party animals, restaurants & cocktail bars for the socialites and for our corporate guests we're just a short walk from Manchester's newest business district. Still want more? Explore what Manchester has to offer outside of the city centre, we're close to all major transport links to help you get there. Our apartments can accommodate between one and eight guests, staying in our executive one bedroom apartments or our very spacious two bedroom apartments, penthouse suites are also available. Apartments offer many home comforts and are suitable for both short and long stays. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- City Stop Serviced Apartments Manchester Hotel Manchester