We booked a room here last Saturday and have to say I was pretty blown away by the parts of the hotel we used. We didn't use the bar or resteraunt so I can't really describe those properly, but the bar looked vibrant and seemed to have a good vibe. The reception was relatively minimalist but very stylish and the staff on the help desk were really helpful and obliging (we forgot toothbrushes, etc., which they happily supplied for us).
The rooms are the wow factor! In fairness, ours was a club room so not sure about standard, but would imagine that given the rest of the hotel, they would also be good.
Our room was spacious, ultra stylish and modern and clean with some lovely little touches to make you feel special. Attention to detail is obviously important and everything was laid out perfectly to impress upon arrival. Lovely bathroom too with a nice shower and bath.
The star was the bed. Massive and probably the most comfortable bed I’ve ever slept in. It was amazing! Had a perfect night’s sleep.
Other notable mentions are the club room on the 8th floor, which was perfect for relaxing for a couple of hours. Free coffee and drinks in the day, free alcoholic beverages between 6-8 and then decent continental breakfast in the morning. The staff in the club room also seemed to work really hard and were very polite and friendly - though they sometimes seemed to struggle to handle the volume of clients coming and going at busy times. Not their fault, just the logistics.
Also, check out the toilets in reception - I thought they were really cool and straight out of Bee Movie. Brilliant.
It's also woth noting that this is pretty much on the edge of the cool northern quarter and is 5 minutes walk from the Print Works and central attractions.
Made a special night even more special and would happily recommend it and stay there again (if and when I could afford to).
Well done Crowne Plazza.
- 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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