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“Great base for Party Central!”
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New Union Hotel
Ranked #78 of 120 Hotels in Manchester
Reviewed 3 March 2013 via mobile

I stayed here for one night with 3 friends, we were going to the MEN and out in the village after. Great location, 10 mins steady walk from Piccadilly station. Room was clean,v. simple but everything we needed!
PLEASE be aware, if you fancy an early night with a Horlicks this not be the hotel for you, as the show bar is open late! We got in from our night out 3am and music was still on, so we went down to join in!!
All in all, a fab stay in a great location. Highly recommend!

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Reviewed 16 January 2013

I stayed for one night this is a great location for Manchester's famous canal street the price was reasonable the only small issue I personally had was a stain on the bed but once I bought this to the hotels attention they were quick to action and very apologetic so all in all it was a good stay.

  • Stayed: January 2013
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1  Thank James D
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Reviewed 30 December 2012

Well, the hotel is situated in the gay area of Manchester. Well, you cannot compare the Canal Street to Gay Villages like in Montréal, Toronto or London.

Besides the Hotel, there is a pub in the building, so that means noise until the close (2 a.m.), but if that does not bother you or you want take part in Karaoke-evenings and Dancing events, it's quite ok.
The rooms are nice and clean with enough place to move.

Many pubs around, so you won't starve...

There is no parking possibility around, you have to park your car at a parking area for 13 pound a day.

The city center is 5 minutes by feet, Picadilly station as well.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 December 2012

I stayed here with 3 friends when we went to see Motorhead at the 02 the location was great easily accessible to everything. Right on canal street. The staff were very friendly and welcoming, the pub downstairs meant we didn't have to venture far for pre and post gig drinks. The room was basic but clean and comfortable. I would definitely stay again great place for basic and low cost especially if you want a room of 4!

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled with friends
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1  Thank princessjg
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Reviewed 29 November 2012

New Union Hotel is located in a pub's first floor, in Manchester's Gay Village, in the town centre. Although the staff is very kind, helpful for every need, during the night there's too much noise, due to the pub at the ground floor, where there's a dance floor and the music is very loud.
I spent there only one night, so it wasn't a problem. I needed an accomodation near the railway station, the coach station and 2 minutes walking from the city centre, so this hotel was very good.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Valentina D
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Reviewed 25 September 2012

If you need some where central to stay then this hotel is ideal, very close to the train station and night life.Our bedroom window was overlooked by the beer balcony of G-A-Y so felt we had to keep the curtains closed all the time for a bit of privacy.
The room was basic but good enough, the shower was very powerful and hot but the bathroom was a bit off a tight fit. We did expect it to be noisy due to it's location but we did not realise it would feel like we were actually sleeping on the dance floor.

Room Tip: if you want to sleep ask for a room opposit canal street.
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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Leigh H
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Reviewed 8 September 2012

For the 4th or 5th year in a row, we have stayed at the New Union Hotel & Show Bar for the 'Big Weekend / Grand Finale of Manchester's Gay Pride. We have had a different room every year and I can say that all of their rooms are outstanding! They are all en-suite rooms with tea / coffee making facilities, TV's with Sky channels. Their rooms have all been re-modelled & re-decorated to give this 12 room hotel a fresh new outlook, complete with new wood flooring. The rooms are cleaned every day & towels renewed. Hair-dryers & Irons are also available on request.

All the staff that we have met over the years are all very friendly, very helpful and all do their utmost to help you.

The bar downstairs has a typical 'local feel' and has a warm, friendly atmosphere. There are always different things going on during the week, including Karaoke.

During Pride weekend it can get very noisy, but nothing a good old pair of earplugs can't solve & the free wifi was a nice surprise.


For me the New Union is a 'Home away from Home' and there is Nowhere else I would want to stay, for any occasion.

The New Union is only a short walk from Manchester Piccadilly Station and is also on several bus routes. It takes only ten minutes to walk into the centre of Manchester for anyone wishing to go mad with the credit cards!

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Julia-Turner-72
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Additional Information about New Union Hotel

Address: 111 Princess Street, Manchester M1 6JB, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Greater Manchester > Manchester
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge
Hotel Style:
Ranked #78 of 120 Hotels in Manchester
Price Range: £34 - £168 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — New Union Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With the New Union, you can benefit from: * Great value rooms from 40 pounds * 24-hour access key fob * Privacy: en-suite bathroom in every room * FREE Internet access via Wi-Fi * Convenient location near: o Gay village, Chinatown, shops & Palace theater o Piccadilly & Oxford Rd train stations o Chorlton St coach station ... more   less 
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