We stayed at Crowne Plaza Manchester City Centre for four nights. We had booked two standard rooms for four persons with breakfast.
I liked the hotel´s location in the Northern Quarter, which I think is one of the most interesting parts of the city centre. It´s close to Arndale Centre and just a short walk to Piccadilly Gardens.
We took a mini cab from the airport which was about £25 pounds.
Check-in was quick and friendly. We got our rooms immediately even though we arrived in the early morning. Since we knew she we wouldn't be able to have breakfast on our departure day we asked if we could breakfast on arrival, but were told this was not possible. It´s what we had booked, so that´s alright.
The rooms were nice, very quiet, average sized, both equipped with two very comfy double beds. I liked the large windows! The rooms were clean and had a cool, modern decor. Unfortunately there just little lamps in the room so it´s quite dark in the evening. There´s TV, a kettler, hairdryer, mini-bar, a large desk and an armchair. Storage space is quite limited.
Bathroom was large. There was a shower and bathtub, good-quality toiletries and large, fluffy towels. The toilet was difficult to use, not really good.
Room cleaning was okay, but quite different in both rooms (adjacent rooms!). One room was provided with two complimentary bottles of water every day, lots of cookies and tea and little chocolate bars while the other room only received a minimum (one bottle of water, two cookies, no chocolate at all). Not much of a trouble, but I didn´t see a reason for this because our tipping was the same both rooms.
Breakfast buffet was good. The restaurant has a nice atmosphere. There was a large variety of food although they did not offer everything they claimed to offer on their menu (for example no scrambled eggs, no cranberry juice, no pecan plaits), but still a very good choice of foods.
Service at breakfast was fast and friendly.
Reception staff was very helpful to get a taxi on our departure.
If I get a good rate, I´d book Crowne Plaza again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Crowne Plaza Manchester City Centre is the hottest new hotel to land on the city in 2008. It is perfectly situated in the heart of Manchester in the trendy Northern Quarter, Victoria and Piccadilly Stations and Shudehill Tram and Bus Interchange are all within a short walking distance of this stunning new city centre hotel. The Crowne Plaza Manchester City Centre is ideally located within easy access to the MEN Arena, Manchester Central, the Printworks, Manchester Arndale Shopping Centre, Urbis, Manchester City and Manchester United football grounds. The Crowne Plaza Manchester City Centre has 228 luxurious bedrooms with one or two queen or king sized beds including Club Rooms, Junior and Presidential Suites, and a club floor with enhanced views and exclusive access to the top floor club lounge. The stylish rooms have superb contemporary bathrooms boasting separate bath and shower, LCD televisions and complimentary internet access. All guests have complimentary access to the gym which has a range of cardio-vascular equipment open 24 hours a day. The Glasshouse Bar and Restaurant is an ideal place to relax and unwind with a specialty cocktail or have dinner with colleagues or friends. The Crowne Plaza Manchester City Centre also offers nine modern and state-of-the art meeting rooms with a maximum capacity for up to 200 delegates with complimentary wireless internet access. Located right in the heart of Manchester on the edge of the captivating nightlife and excellent entertainment area including the trendy Northern Quarter, the hotel provides you with the gateway to what the city has to offer. With state of the art conference facilities and 228 individual bedroom experiences, every care has been taken to combine the edgy modern design of the building with contemporary luxury facilities. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Crowne Plaza Manchester
- Manchester Crowne Plaza