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“An escape in the City”

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Manchester Marriott Victoria & Albert Hotel
Ranked #24 of 118 Hotels in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence
Bolton
2 reviews
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“An escape in the City”
Reviewed 11 November 2008

Having stayed in Manchester City centre before, I have found there is a great selection of hotels.
On this visit however, I wanted some where that had the immediate accessibility of the city, but had the luxury of a country club type hotel. I found the Victoria and Albert to provide me with all this and more. The hotel has a very modern yet cosy feel, which is hard to find in a city where many of the hotels are the obligatory glass and steel structures.
I spent two nights here and was very impressed with the five star service (nothing seemed to be too much trouble, even the general manager took the time to chat to us and see if we were enjoying our stay!). It is in a great location, has very comfortable rooms and a lovely bar area. We didn't eat in the restaurant, but will do next time because the breakfast was fantastic.
I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone wanting to stay in mamchester.

  • Liked — The service
  • Disliked — honestly couldn't fault it!!
  • Stayed October 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 November 2008

We came to Manchester to see Steve Coogan's stand up show, so we stayed in the Marriott from the 7th-9th November. We were greeted by a very welcoming concierge at our taxi who carried in our bags. We then checked in with no delay and were made feel very welcome by the excellent staff. They were very friendly helpful at all times, booking taxis and recommending places for us to visit. As regards the hotel, it is beautiful. Brickwork and marble give it a very prestigous air, while remaining homely and cosy at the same time. It is also within walking distance of the city centre. The breakfast is also tasty, although we missed it our second day! In conclusion I would recommend the Marriott for everybody, you will not be disappointed!

  • Stayed November 2008, travelled as a couple
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Germany
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26 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2008

We stayed at the Marriot for three nights.
Once your in the room you dont think that your in a corporate hotel.
The beds are the best, lots of pillows, nice linens etc. make you sleep perfectly.
The location is also great.
Nothing to complain about the service.
Only thing is, that you have to be aware of the room you are staying in, some might be quite noisy.

I highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed October 2008, travelled as a couple
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wirral
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89 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2008

Stayed for one night at this hotel whilst attending a conference.

The hotel is situated a 10 minute walk from Deansgate, and is located on the banks of the river. The hotel appears to have been converted, very successfully, from old warehouses.

All of the staff, from check-in to restaurant, were very friendly and efficient. My room was furnished to a high standard and was very well equipped. The public areas were also of a high standard.

Breakfast was buffet service with a wide choice of freshly prepared food and excellent service.

I would thoroughly recommend this hotel and plan to stay here again in the future.

  • Liked — Quality of accommodation and service
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed October 2008, travelled on business
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Thank farrj
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London, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
91 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 293 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2008

Top class hotel , nice frontage reception etc , appears to be converted from an old red brick building on a canal , smart rooms with original wooden beams , standard bathrooms , good bar restaurant (recommend the meat pie ) , its situated next door to Granada studios , a 15 min walk to bars in Deansgate and a £7 taxi ride from Manchester station which is not ideal but that aside its a top class hotel .

  • Stayed September 2008, travelled on business
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2008

Had a weekend break at this hotel and thoroughly enjoyed it. I would like to give you a few pointers though - first thing I would say is if you book by the Marriot Web Site and look at the 360 room tour - the room in the tour is not representative of the all the standard rooms in the hotel. For example the rooms on the 3rd floor have low doors so if you're around 6ft you more or less have to duck to get in - also the room in the tour is obviously the biggest, so you might not get allocated the same. If you get the chance, as we did, you really need a room on the 4th floor on the river side of the hotel.

Now on the second day of our stay there was a problem with the television signal and nothing was been received, plus the minbar locked out. I brought this to the attention of the desk and the response was fantasitic - this is a true reflection of the over all service in the place. We were invited down to the bar and offered complimentary drinks at the bar, whilst our bags were moved to our new room and the keys delivered as we enjoyed the drinks. Whilst I am on the subjecty of the bar - Granada studios are just across the road and number of cast members and local 'stars' used the bar whilst we were in the hotel.

The staff are so attentive in every area, an example of this is following the problem with the room the duty manager spoke to me and arranged for breakfast to be delivered to our room. I realise this review may sound a bit hot and cold - that is not the aim as this is a great hotel and the rooms, staff and service first class. You can rest assured even if you have the slightest problem it will be met with a professional and immediate response. Every area of the hotel is spotlessly clean and every staff member is attentive without being over bearing, luggage, drinks, meals and all other goods are swiftly and discreetly delivered, I really cannot speak highly enough of the staff and service. You hardly need lift a finger and if you want a relaxing time in comfotable surroundings look no further.

If you are planning to visit the restaurants and bars of Manchester - you should - then the main areas are only a short walk away head for Deansgate turn left and you are amongst a varied selection of bars and eateries. Excellent hotel, wonderful staff and great location, bar bill and parking might be a bit steep but well worth a stay, and paying that little extra.

  • Liked — Clean, comfortablle and plush decor.
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed September 2008, travelled as a couple
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Thank tigercity
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Cumbria
Level 6 Contributor
111 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2008

This was the second time I have stayed at this hotel, from the moment you arrive and are greeted by the Concierge who park your car it is a good experience. Spacious Rooms, nice furnishings, clean and pleasant staff all add up to a pleasant stay.

  • Stayed September 2008
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Property: 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 (Based on Average Rates): £
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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