There was a day when the Midland was Manchester's top hotel. While it is not super-modern glass and steel it's still got opulence.
I stayed for a couple of nights in January, having got a good advance rate booking. The room wasn't massive, but it was comfortable, very clean and had everything you need. Some of the furniture was slightly oddly mismatched - the fridge in the room looked like it was built for nightclub rather than a hotel.
The decor is good, certainly not modern but well placed in the grand old building. The staff were friendly, efficient and genuinely good at customer service. Best of all, the hotel is well placed for all of the city centre amenities - particularly Manchester Central convention centre, which is right behind it.
I guess you could say there's a touch of faded grandeur about the Midland. You do get a sense of when it was the height of fashion, but it's still a great central place to stay.
Wouldn't hesitate to stop here again for the price. More
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