Decided to use this hotel to cash in some ICH reward points; really good move. Location is great for the City centre and access to busses and trams. Reception & check-in is swift with the room being available on arrival about one hour early (1pm) so that was pleasing after a three and a half hour drive. Rooms are kitted out to a good standard with comfortable beds, bath and shower, fridge, kettle, tea and coffee, hairdryer and decent TV set. One small point was we requested some extra tea and milk for the room; we got some of our request but lots of others with the milk being somewhat rationed. Not the end of the worlk but just missed that attention to detail.
Breakfast was good value at £11 and under 16's free. Choice is on par with most hotels such as cerals, pastry and cooked selection; some options are available on request such as poached eggs at no extra cost.
No onsite parking avaialble, instead the close by NCP Printworks carpark runs a deal for 12 to 24 hour stays costing £12 - be sure to validate your ticket at hotel reception though to get this deal saving £3.
I hadn't previously though about Manchester for a weekend or few days stay (being from the south) but it is well worth it with plenty to do and endless shopping (Arndale and Trafford Centre along with good street shopping) but I'll be returning sometime soon for sure.
Crowne Plazza will certainly on the list as a place to stay. Thanks.
- 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:
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- Manchester Crowne Plaza