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Review of Ibis Styles Manchester Portland Street

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Ibis Styles Manchester Portland Street
Ranked #55 of 115 Hotels in Manchester
west yorks
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2012

Stayed here twice recently for gigs in Manchester. Superb central location. Rooms were very clean and comfortable and a good size for a city centre hotel. Breakfast was excellent, with dishes regularly replenished. The outstanding feature though was the staff who were brilliant. Nothing was too much troubleand they were so friendly and helpfu.

Room Tip: There may be a little noise in any room, but hey you're in the centre of Manchester!
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank h2owen
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GeneralManager54, General Manager at Ibis Styles Manchester Portland Street, responded to this review, 18 July 2012
Dear Reviewer

Thank you for your lovely review, I was happy to read that you had an enjoyable stay and found breakfast to be excellent and that you had chosen to return to us. I was pleased you found us to be of a good standard and that the staff were outstanding. I hope the concerts were enjoyable and that the weather held. I do hope that you will come back to us again as it would be a pleasure to welcome you personally back to the Portland.
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2012

We stayed here this week as we were going to a concert and travelled down from Glasgow. All I can say is its the best hotel I've ever stayed in! Staff were extremely friendly and helpful! The room was lovely. Didn't have a great view but that didn't matter as we were not going to be spending much time in the room. As we were out late that night we really appreciated the 12pm check out time! Thank you for making our visit to Manchester even more special! Will definetly recommend!

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank lmcn1986
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GeneralManager54, General Manager at Ibis Styles Manchester Portland Street, responded to this review, 18 July 2012
Dear Reviewer

Thank you very much for taking the time to post your review. I read your comments with great pleasure and have posted a copy of your review for our team to read. I do hope the concert was enjoyable and that you will come back and see us the next time you are visiting in Manchester
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Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2012

Very central location. Friendly,helpful staff and excellent value for money. Rooms good size with all you need. Good atmosphere all round.

Stayed June 2012, travelled solo
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GeneralManager54, General Manager at Ibis Styles Manchester Portland Street, responded to this review, 18 July 2012
Thank you for your review it is most appreciated. I was pleased to read that you had had an enjoyable stay and that we provided everything you required and you found the team to be friendly and helpful. I do hope you will revisit with us here at the Portland as it would be good to welcome you personally.
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Verona, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2012 via mobile

This hotel was exactly what you would expect in a city hotel - good location, decent sized room (although the bed itself was narrow, it was comfortable), good price, very friendly staff. It reminded me of the Hilton in New York City!

Stayed June 2012, travelled on business
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Thistlehotels, General Manager at Ibis Styles Manchester Portland Street, responded to this review, 19 June 2012
Dear Reviewer

Thank you for your review. I was pleased to read that you had an enjoyable stay with us and found our team to be very friendly. I have posted a copy of your review on our staff notice board for them all to see.
I do hope if you are ever back in Manchester be it for business or pleasure you would choose to revisit with us here at the Portland.


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Ian Corner
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London, United Kingdom
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208 reviews
51 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2012

Stayed here on my first trip To Mancester! Only one night as we were going To see ColdPlay at the Eitihad Stadium. This was the perfect location as the bus left from right opposite the hotel, going And returning.
The Hotel was clean, staff Polite And Duvets on the bed. Pool And sauna were small but very relaxing in the morning And Lovely woman there To welcome you. Jacuzzi was way Too hot, didn't like that.
Breakfast was great.
Only down Point To room was the extremely thin walls, very annoying at bed time And in the morning. Oh And the room was very small, we couldn't move with the Ironing board up!!

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank PaulMarc
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Thistlehotels, General Manager at Ibis Styles Manchester Portland Street, responded to this review, 14 June 2012
Dear Reviewer
Thank you for taking the time to comment on your recent stay with us. I was pleased to read your review and that you had had a pleasant stay with us and found breakfast to be great. I have noted your down points and be assured we will do everything we can to eliminate them. However I do hope on your next visit to Manchester you would consider returning to us here at the Portland.
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Ian Corner
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Newcastle
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33 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2012

I thouroughly enjoyed my stay here. The room was a deluxe double and I have to say it's the most comfortable bed i've ever stayed in. The room was spacious enough to relax in, i found that we spent more time in the hotel room than out. Like most hotels, the wardrobe was lacking in space. However, it contained a safe which is always a good thing if you prefer peace of mind that your personal belongings are safe. The bathroom was standard but well lit, i liked the fact there was both a bath tub and shower. I didn't use any of the dining facilities but other guests seemed to enjoy them. The staff were friendly and helpful and you can leave luggage here upon checking out if you want to spend more time in the city before you depart. Overall, really enjoyed my stay here and would definitely return!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jade26__x
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Thistlehotels, General Manager at Ibis Styles Manchester Portland Street, responded to this review, 19 June 2012
Dear Reviewer

Thank you for lovely review I was happy that you had such an enjoyable stay with us. I was pleased to read your comments regarding our team being friendly and helpful and I do hope you will definitely return to the Portland on your next visit to Manchester as it is always a pleasure to welcome back returning guests.

Kind Regards
Ian Corner
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Shrewsbury
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18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2012

Just returned from Coldplay concert and had booked this hotel as was in centre of Manchester and easy access to the concert via bus. Paid over the odds for the room because this weekend had a lot going on (concert and a festival).
The room was small but for one night it was perfect. Bathroom small too a little dated but everything works and shower was better than looked, lots of hot water (we were on 6th floor).
Facilities: tea coffee excellent, hairdryer was very powerful, iron and ironing board was a bonus in the room, tv didn't work properly but we got what we wanted to watch while relaxing in the morning. Air conditioning was very good. Walls are thin!!!
Staff: well i couldn't praise them enough, they were kind, helpful, smiling all the time, and best of all great security on the hotel at night.
Overall we would stay again but not prepared to pay the £120 again i paid as was overpriced for the size of room. Location 100% for shopping and nightlife, car parking very expensive in Manchester!

Room Tip: 6th floor on the front was great as not very noisy from traffic
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank JonesShrewsbury
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Thistlehotels, General Manager at Ibis Styles Manchester Portland Street, responded to this review, 14 June 2012
Dear Reviewer

Thank you for taking the time to post your review it is greatly appreciated. I was pleased to read that overall you had had an enjoyable stay and found our team to be kind and helpful. I do hope that you will return to us as it would be a pleasure to welcome you back to the Portland
Kind Regards
Ian Corner
Genera Manager
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Property: Ibis Styles Manchester Portland Street
Address: 3-5 Portland Street, Manchester M1 6DP, England (Formerly Thistle Manchester City Centre, The Portland)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Greater Manchester > Manchester
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#37 Family Hotel in Manchester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Ibis Styles Manchester Portland Street 3*
Number of rooms: 204
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Manchester Portland Hotel, is a grand Victorian hotel in central Manchester, close to the city's main railway station, shopping centres, theatres, galleries and other attractions. A magnificent listed building overlooking Piccadilly Gardens, The Portland Hotel is in the very heart of Manchester, making it the ideal base for shopping, concerts and other cultural events, and just a short drive from the legendary Old Trafford stadium. ... more   less 
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