Although this hotel is very well situated in the centre of Manchester, close to the buses and trams, I wouldn't recommend it. Obviously grand in its heyday, the hotel is now sad and tired. There are only two small lifts and if you have a room at the top of the hotel you can wait for a very long time. I was staying with my elderly parents who found this quite an issue especially as there was nowhere to sit while you were waiting.
The main issue I had with the hotel though was the noise. On a Friday and Saturday there are two night clubs below the hotel which play extremely loud music until 3am. I was on the 5th floor and it sounded as if the music was coming from right below me. There were many other annoyances - telephones that didn't work, no waste paper bins, a shower that didn't work, poor lighting in the rooms, a non existent wardrobe door - but the over riding issue was the terrible thumping that resonated throughout the building at the weekend.More