The hotel looks absolutely impressing from the outside und also inside in the lobby area. The hall is very large with several reception desks (this doesn't mean however that you don't have to queue almost every time you want to talk to a receptionist ...)
The staff was friendly in a business-like manner, only the "concierge", an elderly man in a nice suit, was interested in really listening and helping you.
In all, the hotel is very busy with all kinds of events which leads to a bit of a "train station atmosphere", also breakfast was very busy with having to queue up to get a table. (The elderly lady serving us is a great person and went out of her way to please us.)
The chambermaids seemed a bit forgetful, one evening I found a feather duster outside our door, the next afternoon I had a cleaning sponge lying next to my toothbrush in the bathroom.
Given the relatively high prices, I couldn't believe that
a) it was very noisy at night
b) there was no heating in the bathroom at all, it being December meant the tiled floor and everything else was ice cold
and c) worst of all: you cannot open the windows!
Not only does that mean you cannot have a bit of fresh air, but also due to condensation on the double-glazed windows you couldn't even look outside, let alone take photos from there (I add some photos about the state of those windows...) It makes you feel like in prison, and I don't understand this restriction at all!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- The Midland Hotel Manchester
- Midland Hotel Manchester
- Midland Manchester
- Hotel Manchester Midland