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Review of The Midland

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The Midland
Ranked #14 of 120 Hotels in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 6 March 2013

My wife and I stayed for 2 nights on a Bed and Breakfast and Dinner on first night basis. We arrived very early and were able to lodge our cases with the Concierge and walk into town. Just after lunchtime I returned to be told that the room was now available. Settled in nicely and looked forward to our evening meal in the Wyvern restaurant in the hotel. The room was very large and well presented. Before going to the restaurant we had a drink in the bar area and watched the world go by. The waiter asked if we would like some 'nibbles' which he duly presented with a small 'wet wipe' sachet just in case we got some oil on our hands from the crisps. (what a gesture, not had that before). Went into the Wyvern at 8pm for our 3 course meal which was exceptional and nicely presented by the extremely pleasant and efficient staff. Breakfast on both mornings was up to the normal Midland standard and again the staff were very efficient and pleasant. We enjoyed our stay from top to bottom and will be back. I think things are moving on with refurbishments and the 'French Restaurant' looks to be having a makeover. Very pleased on this visit with the staff, unlike some hotels they seemed pleased to be there and enjoying their jobs. If I was forced to make a comment and was in charge of breakfast, I would make provision for the small bottles of tomato juice to be chilled or in an ice bucket as it isn't too pleasant when it is warm. Other than that all was fine and looking forward to our return trips. P.S. If someone from the management could have a quick word with their counterpart at the GMEX I am sure it is not necessary for the flashing sign on the pavement facing down Mount Street to be on all through the night. Not only does it penetrate any small gap in the curtains of the hotel rooms it isn't too helpful for the environment either.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Mmagrane, General Manager at The Midland, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2013

Dear Clive S

Thank you for your excellent review following your recent stay at The Midland. I'm pleased to hear that you had such an enjoyable experience and that our staff were an integral part of that enjoyment.

I hope we can welcome you back to the hotel soon.

Kind regards,

Michael Magrane,
General Manager

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Reviewed 5 March 2013

Had an absolutely fantastic time on our stay at the Midland Hotel, Manchester last weekend. Lived and worked in Manchester all my life and finally achieved a long standing wish to stay at The Midland Hotel. If you want an impersonal clinical hotel then don't stay here, there are plenty of hotels like that in Manchester. However, if you want a hotel with soul and character and steeped in history then a stay at The Midland will not disappoint. I have to agree with the other reviewer that the welcome we received was by far the best in any hotel we have stayed in. The concierge team are outstanding. The hotel is beautiful, the food is excellent, we ate in the Wyvern and had an outstanding meal but all that aside it's the staff that make this hotel such a great place to stay. Went back again today for afternoon tea and sure enough, the same friendly welcome awaited us and afternoon tea was delicious . If anybody asked me to recommend a hotel in Manchester then there is only one, The Midland.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank antjan1961
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Mmagrane, General Manager at The Midland, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2013

Dear Antjan1961

Thank you for taking the time to post a review following your recent stay at The Midland. Your kind comments regarding our team and service are greatly appreciated and will be shared with the team.

Kind regards,

Michael Magrane,
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Reviewed 5 March 2013

This historic hotel has a great location and a haughty ambience and has great furnishings in the guest rooms as well. However, there are one or two things that are amiss that may spoil your stay - as they did ours.

Oddly enough, the rooms do not have door bells: Insignificant, you may think, but this might have made all the difference to us. There was a party going on in the room opposite ours, and guests continually arrived (and left) all night - they would knock on the door opposite, essentially waking us up every time. Three times I got up to ask them to 'pipe down,' with no effect. I didn't want to switch on the lights to get dressed at 3am or wander around in my pyjamas, so I left it there and fumed. I mentioned it at reception the next morning and received an apology, but since then, nothing.

Note to Midland: Ban noisy guests from having parties in their rooms, and fit door 'bells' to all rooms so that people don't have to knock (c'mon guys - knocking is so last century!).

In addition, the duvets are incredibly thick - cloyingly hot - so that unless you have the noisy air conditioning on, you will struggle to sleep in the heat. I slept 100% better at the Ibis hotel the night before moving into the Midland, for half the price of the Midland.

One small thing - the pool closes at 6.30pm on a Saturday night, so if you are thinking of coming with your family for a stay-over and to use the pool before going out, be quick about it - at 6.30 it's chucking-out time.

Breakfast was okay (staff were friendly) but get there early if the hotel is full, otherwise you will have to join the queue!

Room Tip: One on a floor where all other rooms have bells, rather than guests having to knock on the door.
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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with family
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Mmagrane, General Manager at The Midland, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2013

Dear DoktoRob

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent stay at The Midland. I apologise that your visit did not meet your expectations and for the noise you experienced from other guests. I will check with our Reception team to find out if this matter was raised by any other guests as we would have sent the Night Manager to the room to ensure that additional guests were not using the room and creating excessive noise, were we made aware of the situation.

I hope that this experience does not deter you from returning to the hotel in the future.

Kind regards,

Michael Magrane
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Reviewed 4 March 2013

Beautiful elegantly proportioned Victorian hotel right in the centre of Manchester. We had well-appointed interconnecting double and twin rooms which were perfect. The boys' twin room was enormous! Service was exceptionally friendly and helpful. Breakfast was excellent. We enjoyed the swimming pool too. Thank you for a lovely stay. Couldn't recommend the hotel more.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with family
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Thank mrsholfie
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Mmagrane, General Manager at The Midland, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2013

Dear Mrsholfie

Thank you for the glowing recommendation you have given in your review. I'm pleased that you had such a wonderful stay with us and I hope we see you return to The Midland in the future.

Kind regards,

Michael Magrane,
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Reviewed 4 March 2013

I stayed at the Midland on Friday on the 1st March 2013. The welcome by all staff was by far the best I have had [and I do travel extensively]. My room was clean and roomy with excellent facilities. Breakfast was excellent and again the service fantastic. Manchester is one of the best City's in Europe and the people are welcoming, honest and great company. This hotel reflects the very sole of the City. A better position in the city centre is impossible, a stay is a must. Many Thanks Midland.

Room Tip: I don't think you will find a bad room
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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled on business
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Thank David B
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Mmagrane, General Manager at The Midland, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2013

Dear David B

Thank you for taking the time to review The Midland and write such a wonderful endorsement. We pride ourselves on our level of service and you comments relating to the friendliness of the team are greatly appreciated. I hope we can welcome you back to the hotel soon.

Kind regards,

Michael Magrane,
General Manager

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Reviewed 3 March 2013

What a gorgeous hotel!

Great deals are available for those who put in the effort.
Whole hotel is immaculately clean, spacious rooms with modern, complete bathrooms not too far from nightlife or transport links.

The combination of Beautiful exterior architecture and Modern clean interior is lovely, great for any type of stay.

Room Tip: All rooms are of same standard, which is very high.
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  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Mmagrane, General Manager at The Midland, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2013

Dear LucifersTear

Thank you for your excellent review of The Midland. Your positive comments are greatly appreciated and I hope we can welcome you back soon.

Kind regards,

Michael Magrane
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Reviewed 2 March 2013

ive been to this hotel a few times when i come over the pennines to sample the delights manchester has to offer. my fave time is when the christmas continental market is running, within walking distance of the hotel.
right, the hotel............that i return tells you i love it, located near deansgate, the granada studios, short taxi ride (lazy tourists) to the evening thrills of chinatown, the northern quarter and canal street. the rooms are a delight, huge comfortable beds, luxurious furniture, you can control the heating as you like it. bathrooms are large and well equipped, the power shower was that good it had me cowering in the corner, and hot water is abundant. the spa is a must, i use it to swim in the morning, then relax after a busy day shopping, the pool is big enough, jacuzzi and sauna to beat the aches and pains away. the food,...........i havent eaten in the french restaurant, but i will say the breakfast is the best ive ever had in any hotel around the world. and if youre not hungry enough for dinner but feeling peckish, do order a steak sandwich, mouthwatering. i think before i move to my new life in the south i will need to have another night at the midland, who knows, it might be a while before im ooop north again

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  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank annemarieparkin
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Mmagrane, General Manager at The Midland, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2013

Dear Annemarieparkin

Thank you for taking the time to write such a glowing and thorough review of The Midland. It's always a pleasure to hear that this beautiful building and wonderful team keep you returning to the hotel. I hope that you do find time for a visit before you move south and come back and see us even when you are further away.

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Michael Magrane,
General Manager

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Address: 16 Peter St, Manchester M60 2DS, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Greater Manchester > Manchester
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Manchester
#8 Business Hotel in Manchester
#11 Luxury Hotel in Manchester
#12 Romantic Hotel in Manchester
Price Range: £91 - £362 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Midland 4*
Number of rooms: 312
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Midland hotel in Manchester is an iconic Grade II listed building. The hotel oozes luxury, comfort and style, and enjoys a history that leaves other Manchester hotels out in the cold. The hotel is famous for it's fantastic architecture and the building's characteristic style continues inside, where you'll find opulent decor, rich fabrics and shimmering chandeliers. The hotel has 312 spacious, stylish bedrooms to reside in and is conveniently located in the heart of Manchester city centre. The hotel is ideal for both leisure breaks and a superb venue to hold a conference or event. As for your dining experience - four AA Rosette, award-winning restaurant Adam Reid at The French, winner of a number of reigional and national accolades is perfect for that special occassion or important client. Similarly, 2 AA Rosette restaurant Mr. Cooper's House & Garden offers a fantastic a la carte menu of seasonal dishes. For leisure guests The Midland is conveniently situated near to theatres, museums and of course the fabulous array of shops in the city centre. If you are here on business you'll be pleased to hear that The Midland has 14 conference and meeting rooms which can hold up to 700 people. The Midland also offer free internet access to all guests and delegates. After a busy day of shopping or stressful day in the meeting room, enjoy relaxing in the award-winning The Spa At The Midland which is home to a private gym and relaxation pool. ... more   less 
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