An excellently positioned hotel five minutes from Piccadilly, especially if at the conference centre (attached) or the university (fifteen minutes walk). The centre is also about fifteen minutes walk.
The local nightlife is near too. Canal Street is a few minutes away, chinatown ten minutes and real ale enthusiasts can reach the Briton's Protectorate in ten minutes.
As my visit was work related (honest) I was in the cheapest room. It was not particularly spacious and the limited TV channels not conducive to stopping in the room at night. The shower/toilet area was very cramped.
The changing of the room is top notch and cudos to the domestic staff (if you still call them that). Tea, coffee, milk, iron, fan, soap/shower gel/shampoo are all provided.
Breakfast was expensive and had its ups and downs. The variety was good - cold meat, smoked fish, cereal, porridge, fruit, toast, full english, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, juices, croissants, pan au chololat, watermelon, melon, the list goes on and on. However, I wouldn't say the english was of a great quality as it is served over a number of hours. If buying your own breakfast, there are much better and cheaper local options for breakfast.
Manchester is getting pricey in the centre and this hotel reflects that, although it is one of the cheaper ones. So again, if on a budget look at the transport and maybe look further out of town. If determined to stop in the centre, you can certainly do worse though.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Pendulum Hotel Manchester City & Manchester Conference Centre is a fantastic 3*Hotel and Conference Centre, offering a perfect base for your city visit. The hotel is just 5 minutes' walk from Manchester Piccadilly Station for trains, trams and a free bus service across the city. The Hotel is also located 15 minutes' drive from Manchester International Airport. The hotel is conveniently located in one of the city's most fashionable areas for clubs and culture, within easy reach of the best bars, pubs, theatres, exhibitions and concerts, as well as Manchester City and Manchester United Football Clubs. The hotels facilities are impressive with The Conservatory Bar & Courtyard, The Hub Bistro and Coffee Bean Cafe serving meals and drinks throughout the day, alongside 24 Hour Room Service. The Pendulum Hotel is home to state-of-the-art business facilities courtesy of The Manchester Conference Centre... Making the Pendulum Hotel unique amongst other Manchester Hotels. This friendly and flexible 3* Hotel offers so much more, with drinks offers, meal deals and events taking place throughout year. There is never a dull moment, or you can find some peace in this busy city and relax overlooking our leafy courtyard. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Days Hotel Manchester
- Days Inn Manchester