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Manchester Marriott Victoria & Albert Hotel
Ranked #23 of 120 Hotels in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 14 February 2013

Ohhh, any hotel that finds it necessary to put plastic under-sheets on the bed for whatever reason, in my view warrents a very low star rating. So no sleep for the first night until we just ripped it off. 15 quid for wi-fi and £17:50 for breakfast, ouch. It's not so much the small room with very low ceiling, but to cram it full with ghastly furniture left over from the 80's...- mind you, if you are over 5' 9" tall prepare to bend over in the shower. No no no,not worth the price,there are plenty more hotels in Manchester that offer far more and are better value.

Room Tip: Go to The Midland
  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 February 2013

I booked an overnight stay at the Victoria and Albert Hotel due to it's proximity to the Opera House in Manchester. I've stayed in many hotels in Manchester and this is up there with the best - perhaps even THE best. The ease of getting there from Piccadilly was great - jump on the free bus, off at the Opera House and a short walk to the hotel. I was way too early to check in, so all I really needed to do was book the luggage in. However, the lady on reception was great. There were rooms available on the fourth floor (I'd requested a higher floor due to the possibility of street noise). I was with my daughter and we'd booked a king room, but she changed that to a twin executive room for us, and really couldn't have been more helpful. That was a good start.
The hotel reception are is really warm and inviting with exposed brick work and comfy settees and warm red and wood tones. I commented on how nice it was and the receptionist told me a little about the history, and that the rooms themselves continued the theme.
The room itself was lovely. My daughter and I were very impressed. It was clean and tidy, but it's the sense of welcome and warmth that make these rooms so nice.
Downstairs the bar area and restaurant area were also very nice, plenty of space and plenty of choice at breakfast.
If I had one criticism, it would only be the bed, although comfortable, I did roll to the middle so the mattress was well used, but other than that, I really enjoyed it (I still slept well!). I would certainly stay there again, and for longer as I didn't get enough time to have a really good look around!

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 February 2013

Stayed here for two nights for a work conference - excellent staff, the most comfortable bed I've ever slept in, characterful rooms with low beams and exposed brickwork, great breakfast and dining room... the list of positives goes on. The rooms were really lovely and charming although the low ceilings made having a shower a slight challenge (and I'm only 5 ft 6)! Not perfect - the room was a bit draughty and noise insulation not good - could hear next door's TV and hairdryer; I sleep with ear plugs at night so can't comment on any noise at night - but all in all a lovely hotel which I'd heartily recommend.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 3 February 2013

What a surprise ro find this little gem....previously we have stayed at Radisson in the city centre nd been very disappointed.... Not so here! Great staff, very attentive, rooms full of character a great place to stay x

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 February 2013

Stayed her with family for a weekend break. Numerous positives : Level of Customer service was second to none. Hotel is smaller than most giving a "family feel", Hotel has been symatheically renovated with exposed brickwork, timber ceilings & iron work exposed to offer a glimpse of the hotels previous life. Bar area is spacious with river views. Large good quality beds allow for a decent nights sleep. Hotel being approx 5 minutes walk to the shopping areas. All in all excellent.

Room Tip: 1) Ask for a room facing the river, you get a decent view & avoid any road noise. 2) Hotel is a...
  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 February 2013

Stayed here again due to a work function end of November. We got a much better room than during our previous stay and I did manage to get to sleep this time in the really comfy bed. I was awakened very very early hours by the sound of traffic reversing outside and then other guests one by one waking and flushing lavatories, closing wardrobe doors and room doors which can be annoying.
On the whole the hotel areas ie the function rooms, bar and the breakfast area are welcoming and the whole hotel is decorated nicely, the only problem is the lack of soundproofing and for me a 4 star hotel should really have an onsite pool and leisure facilities. I know you can use the Bannatynes in Manchester but its not exactly next door.
Again i wish their was a 3.5 I could use as 3 seems a bit low but 4 seems too high.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 February 2013

Stayed here for a business meeting followed by a meal in restaurant and overnight. Excellent service and staff, really good location just 5 mins walk from the city centre. Good price. I've stayed in a number of Manchester city centre hotels and this is the best by far. Would highly recommend.

Stayed: January 2013, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Manchester Marriott Victoria & Albert Hotel

Address: Water Street, Manchester M3 4JQ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Greater Manchester > Manchester
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#18 Luxury Hotel in Manchester
#20 Business Hotel in Manchester
#27 Family Hotel in Manchester
#29 Romantic Hotel in Manchester
Price Range: £79 - £286 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Manchester Marriott Victoria & Albert Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 148
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set in the vibrant Manchester city centre on the banks of the River Irwell, the Manchester Marriott Victoria & Albert Hotel in England exudes a historical charm. Our cozy 4-star Manchester hotel's location across from Granada Television Studios is ideal, as guests enjoy a short and pleasant stroll to the Opera House, Spinningfields and Deansgate areas and Palace Theatre. Very convenient to reach the Manchester United and Manchester City football grounds. Since our Manchester city center hotel's origin was a warehouse built in 1844, you will find many authentic details in our guest rooms including exposed brick and oak beams. Our £3 million renovation in 2014 highlights the old architecture and new contemporary flair, along with modern comforts and services. ... more   less 
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