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The Pendulum Hotel
Ranked #49 of 116 Hotels in Manchester
London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“odd place to stay”
Reviewed 3 June 2012

the days of me being a student have passed and staying in what seemed like university halls was an unwelcomed situation. Despite the layout, service is good, food was just about ok. reception staff were friendly and informative in giving directions.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled solo
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DaysMCC, General Manager at The Pendulum Hotel, responded to this review, 26 July 2012
Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. Without feedback such as this, we struggle to further improve our service. I have passed on your comments to the individual departments and I do hope we can look after you again in the very near future.
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Jersey, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 June 2012

We stayed in this hotel for one night last week after going to a gig at the O2 Apollo. It's less than 10 minutes walk from this venue & 5 mins from Piccadily station.
Check in staff were very pleasent & helpfull, yes the room we had was pretty small, with a double bed against one wall. But when your paying only £49.99, you think fair enough.. Posivite marks tho for the quality of the towels, real thick & big.. The carpet I also noticed was a lovely thick pile... the on-suite was compact and nicely done out, with a great shower.. nice bedroom furniture.. tea, coffee & biscuits in the room..
All in all, if the room was a little bigger, I'd give it a 5.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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DaysMCC, General Manager at The Pendulum Hotel, responded to this review, 13 June 2012
Thank you for your fantastic comments, as you say, we do have a great location very close to the Apollo and Central Manchester night life, and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the future.
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Halifax, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 June 2012 via mobile

We stayed one night after a gig at the Apollo. The hotel is lovely and central which is a bonus. The rooms are tiny and ours was really warm, the desk fan provided didn't do much to cool it down, but in spite of this we would stay again. The staff alone made it a friendly and comfortable place.

Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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DaysMCC, General Manager at The Pendulum Hotel, responded to this review, 13 June 2012
Thank you for your kind comments, we look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the future. Your stay must have been in the unusually warm period we experienced here in Manchester, and I apologise if the room was slightly too warm, we do not have air conditioning unfortuately, however, do provide a fan as you mentioned.

I have passed you comments on to the staff and they will be delighted that they helped to make your stay enjoyable.
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Walton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 May 2012

I booked this hotel to be near Manchester Piccadily Station as I had a bad leg (recent ruptured achilles tendon) and it was quite a walk with a bad leg and poor directions from the hotel web site! However the Hotel itself was good for a budget hotel. I booked two nights via lastminute website and received a very good room rate compared to other hotels I looked at.

The Breakfast was a very good buffet style breakfast, the food was very good and hot, the downside was the tea and coffee were from machines.

The Hotel was a little further awaythan I would have like for the tram and centre but I did have a bad leg!

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled on business
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DaysMCC, General Manager at The Pendulum Hotel, responded to this review, 13 June 2012
Thanks for your feedback, I am sorry our directions were not clear enough for you. I have asked our front of house staff to review them. We are very close to the station, however, if the directions are not clear that will not have helped to get you here via the fastes route. Thank you for your feedback back, we will endeavout to make the directions clearer.
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Durham
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2012

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.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled on business
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DaysMCC, General Manager at The Pendulum Hotel, responded to this review, 13 June 2012
Thank you for you review of the hotel, I have passsed your comments on to the team and have noted the comment about breakfast. We are always striving for improvement and your comments will assist us to do this. We do hope you choose us again on your next visit.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2012

Good location and good rooms if a little small but with all the right equipment, iron, board, intgernet, TV
Good food and very reasonable
Customer service was good, left my laptop in my room and got it back in 2 days

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled on business
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1 Thank jbrussellgreen
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DaysMCC, General Manager at The Pendulum Hotel, responded to this review, 13 June 2012
Thanks for your feedback, we pride ourselves on providing good customer service, and we are always delighted to receive such positive feedback. Thank you for taking the time to provide it to us. We hope to welcome you back to the hotel in the very near future.
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The BORDERers
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2012 via mobile

Hotel at the centre of things, parking a bit too pricey but just around the corner, great for a city centre travel by train weekend break, picadilly rail station 5 mins walk, china town restaurants 5 mins walks. Even on the night City won the Premier League noise not a problem, I guess if you want a noiseless weekend stay on a farm? Hotel staff very friendly and welcoming, rooms just what you would expect and public areas inviting. Thanks for a good weekend.

Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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DaysMCC, General Manager at The Pendulum Hotel, responded to this review, 13 June 2012
Thank you very much for this excellent review, I am delighted we met your expectations and that you enjoyed your visit to Manchester. We hope you choose to stay with us again on your next visit.
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Property: The Pendulum Hotel
Address: Sackville Street, Manchester M1 3BB, England (Formerly Days Hotel Manchester City)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Greater Manchester > Manchester
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#30 Business Hotel in Manchester
#43 Romantic Hotel in Manchester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — The Pendulum Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 117
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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Days Hotel Manchester
Days Inn Manchester

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