I've just spent a week in Manchester, England (my first time in the UK) with Accommodations at the Portland in downtown Manchester... and in spite of the rainy (rainy) weather I found the staff... the entire staff, to be upbeat, cheery and truly delightful... the kind of morale that must be generated ONLY from the very top... these folks are professionals and expert at what they do: kind, humorous, gentile and wonderful at making your home away from home, just that. I had a delightful week there much because of this fine hotel management and operation.
The hotel is conveniently located at the busy center and offers you most everything at walking distance, or with helpful taxi drivers at the front of the hotel.... the hotel rooms are immaculate ... carefully prepared and maintained... clean as clean can be ... with every useful convenience one would expect for a short or extended stay.
The breakfast offerings are wonderful and the service staff is attentive and helpful... smiles in the morning, when you really need them... fresh and delicious fruits, breads, meats and cheeses... great coffee and juices... just a perfect start to a day of facing those rainy sidewalks...
The evening staff and kitchen offerings are just as fine as the earlier hours and I do have a habit, as many travelers, of coming and going at all sorts of hours and I knew the hotel would be a welcomed return with each passing.
I want to personally thank all those wonderful people there at the "Portland Thistle" for taking such good care of me and help making my first UK excursion a success on every level... you are all wonderful, thank you truly... and hope to see you all again soon.
Angelo Marinosci, Jr.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- The Portland By Thistle, Manchester Hotel Manchester
- Manchester Thistle Hotel