Stylish hotel - interesting funky furniture and a red and black theme going on. Room was very nice, bathroom had black slate floors and walls - great shower but had a drencher showerhead so a bit tricky if you don't want to shampoo your hair every time you take a shower.Nice toiletries, complimentary water and minibar items reasonably priced - probably what you'd pay inthe bar - had an OJ - was about £1.80 I think.
Red wine and two glasses on table with a price tag round the neck - again - reasonable - less than £10 I think.
Comfy bed tho duvet cover was ripped down a side seam.
Everything is in the wardrobe - safe, coffee,tea maker, iron + board - clothes ( obviously) plus I found the mirror on the inside of the wardrobe door the only placeI could style my hair with the hairdryer as very dark in the room. Consequently that small area between the bed and the wardrobe gets very congested with two people trying to get ready. Might have been better to put the coffee stuff elsewhere or give a bigger space. A better lit mirror -preferably with ability to see a rear view would have been appreciated. Of course the best lit mirror is in the bathroom with a SHAVER SOCKET of course. You can tell men design these rooms!BTW this was supposed to be a deluxe room.
Room was on the front - got woken up with alarms going off outside during the night, maid did not clean up our tea things - found dirty mugs when we came back to room.( maybe she forgot they were in the wardrobe) Mentioned it to reception before we went into dinner - said they'd attend to it.Went back to room after dinner - still dirty mugs and coffee sachets not replenished.Phoned reception and they came up with 2 clean mugs and some coffee and milk.
BTW - girls on reception are about 12 ! Can't help thinking older staff would be better.
Dinner was very nice - but coffee was AWFUL and they charged us £8.50 for 2 cups ! And a service charge of about £5 for bread, olive oil and paste.Service not too good - no offer of drinks when first seated and hard to get their attention.Got my glass of wine after food arrived.
Also surprised they could not get us a room when we arrived - I know check-in is 3pm and we arrived about 1.30 I think - but it was a Saturday and no match on. I have never been told to come back at 3pm at any other Manchester hotel before.
Breakfast OK - £ 12 for cereals , pastries,OJ, coffee, toast.( there was a rumour you could get cheese and meats also but never saw them) If you want a hot breakfast item it is only £2 more.
But it seems strange that you pay that £2 supplement whether you want a bowl of porridge or a full fry-up ! I had mushroms in hollandaise sauce on muffin which was lovely.Again coffee not good.Overall nice hotel - not sure if it's worth the price tho as service variable.Lowry much better.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mal Manchester: In the home of the beautiful game you're about to turn Moulin Rouge. A short trundle for wheel-based luggage from Piccadilly Station and you're at the Mal - somewhere in the mists between Paris and the 24-hour party city. You cross the chessboard reception and suddenly you're a king for the knight. It's your move. Smoak Bar and Grill at Mal Manchester: A grill room and bar quite unlike anything Manchester has ever before seen. Set in the award-winning Malmaison Hotel minutes from Piccadilly station, Smoak is total indulgence for the senses. The amazing aroma of nation's finest oak-smoked steaks and fresh fish, served to a pewter counter or cosy booth. Imagine great imported beers, cocktails and bubbly served from an unusual sunken bar, with highly skilled mixologists serving you while you stay seated. Picture a stylish relaxed but chic interior a mix of booths, banquettes and counter stools. Come lunchtime and it's locally sourced bread, generously filled sandwiches and salads or full blown grill dining for the more adventurous lunchtime escapee. Come sundown the mood changes and we turn the aromas up to eleven. The cocktails flow, the steaks sizzle, the music turns up and the night begins. Ember Lounge at Mal Manchester: We could tell you about the Ember Lounge - an immaculate and opulent cocktail bar furtively hidden to the rear of the Smoak Bar & Grill. ... more less
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