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Manchester Marriott Victoria & Albert Hotel
Ranked #22 of 120 Hotels in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 6 October 2013

What a great location, great hotel & friendly helpful staff.

Rooms are very spacious with a great feel. King size bed was so comfy & luxurious. Plenty of storage. Fabulous view of the canal from our room.

The bar & restaurant arrears have a great ambience. Breakfast was great, so much choice & everything was well laid out, fresh & tasty. Help yourself to everything & the cooked breakfast was plentiful & piping hot.

Good tip if travelling by car use the NCP car park on the same side as the hotel as £8 for 24 hours as opposed to £16.

Would definitely stay here again if visiting Manchester without any hesitation.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 October 2013

Like others have said, location is excellent, reception staff good & efficient.
Didn't mind the car park additional charge
Room large on first floor, with great touches of interest, windows & curved brick wall.
Sofa bed (extra to the kingsize bed) was worn out. You sat on it and disappeared into the middle!
Room clean
Whole experience was good once the AC was switched off great sleep on lovely bed, except when the fire alarm went off at 8.00 - there went the great sleep in we hoped for.....
Shame this happened. No explanation, apology or recognition this might be necessary
Avoid the pricey breakfast and go up the road to Giraffe in Hardman Square

Room Tip: Get kingsize room on floor 1
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank 115Tes
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Reviewed 4 October 2013

I have stayed here at least once a year since 2004, but I am afraid I soon will have to find a new hotel in Manchester. Almost everything here is deteriorating.
But let us start with the positive things: The location is unbeatable. The area is very quiet and everything is within walking distance. The quiet neighborhood is important because you may have to sleep with open window due to lack of other ventilation. And the reception staff is friendly and professional. This is also very important here, since you may want to change room. Many rooms are very small, some has very small windows, and the ventilation/AC is often not working.
The best rooms here are very nice, so if you are lucky and get one of those, you will be happy.
The breakfast is not good. The selection is very limited and the freshness of the food can be very bad.
Finally, the hotel must do something with the restaurant/bar staff. There are exceptions, but most of them seem to dislike their job and will give you poor and unfriendly service.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 2 October 2013

We stayed at the V & A for one night and found it to be poor value for money. The hotel was easy to get to and within comfortable walking distance of Spinningfields. The decor was lovely and the desk staff very friendly. An additional parking charge was unexpected but not unreasonable however we were surprised to discover that £235 for a one night stay in a double room did not include breakfast. Having stayed at several other quality hotels in Manchester (The Lowry, The Palace and The Hilton being the most recent) the lack of breakfast did make the price seem poor value for money. We are unlikely to return.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 October 2013

I have stayed in all of the big chain hotels in Manchester, as well Manchester's 2 five star hotels and the Marriot V and A comes top. I have stayed at the V and A over 30 times over the last few months and the rooms are great value for what you get, the staff are friendly and attentive and always make me feel like its my 2nd home. The food has always been very good and breakfast in my opinion is one of the best hotel breakfasts in Manchester with a good selection, whilst sitting down at your table over looking the river. The rooms are cosy and quite on either side of the hotel. The rooms have always been spotless and the beds are so comfortable. Some of the rooms are due for a refresh, however nothing too major. The hotel is a 5 minute walk to Springfield restaurants/shops and a 10 minute work to city centre. Secure valet parking is £16 or you can park in the public car park next to the hotel for £8. You can't really moan as all the Manchester city centre hotels charge for parking. I don't understand people rating this hotel 1 to 3 as after all my stays I have never had any issues and have never seen any staff who are rude or don't seem to care. They clearly haven't stayed in all the other Manchester hotels. Thank you to all the staff, especially the reception team and the gentleman from concierge that always gives me a warm welcome. Mr D'Alessio

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 28 September 2013

Stayed two nights here recently to attend an all-day meeting in Manchester. We just chose the closest hotel to the meeting as we knew it would be a long day but we really struck lucky with this place. A large converted warehouse right next to the River Irlam, the hotel certainly looks impressive as you drive onto the property and inside wasn't a disappointment.

We had a twin room with two good-sized very comfortable beds so which could easily suit a family. It was decorated and furnished to a high standard and the original brickwork and beams were exposed, which I thought was charming. The bathroom was clean and more than adequate but I have to say some of the fittings were a little dated in comparisons to the rest of the room/ hotel.

We had great meals in the restaurant each evening as dinner was part of our deal and I must say we were delighted by the value and quality of the food. The staff there were particularly pleasant and efficient, I must say the way a particularly tricky customer in the restaurant at the same time as us was dealt with was a master class in how to handle such situations. The buffet breakfast was also of a high standard.

Valet parking was offered but as I needed to get an early dart on the morning of departure, I chose to park myself at the NCP adjacent to the hotel for £8 per 24 hours, which I think is very reasonable. My only complaint about this was that I could only pay for a day at a time and had to return to the car park and buy a second ticket. Of course this isn't the fault of the hotel but I do think they could do some sort of deal with the car park where residents can pay parking fees for the length of their stay. Just a minor gripe, though.

I would highly recommend this hotel for business and leisure and hope to return at some point, perhaps for a weekend exploring Manchester.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled on business
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Thank harrykewell
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Reviewed 28 September 2013

Stayed for one night due to attending a wedding. This hotel is a converted warehouse and credit to Marriot as they have done a superb job in turning it into a hotel with lots of character. The reception and bar area are very inviting. The room was not the biggest but had excellent furnishings and the wooden beams added that extra bit. But beware if you are over six feet tall you will be ducking a lot of the time. The ceilings are low as are the wooden beams. The bed was ultra comfy and I slept like a log. Location is good for spinning fields and as it is on the outskirts of the centre it doesn't suffer from traffic noise. It's about a five to ten minute walk to main shopping areas. Salford central train station is very close and metro link St. Peter's square is about a ten minute walk.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank MarkJManchester
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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:
#17 Luxury Hotel in Manchester
#20 Business Hotel in Manchester
#27 Family Hotel in Manchester
#29 Romantic Hotel in Manchester
Price Range: £77 - £328 (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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