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“Cheap and cheerful” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Monroes Hotel

Monroes Hotel
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Monroes Hotel
Ranked #69 of 115 Hotels in Manchester
Whitehaven
Level Contributor
172 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Cheap and cheerful”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2010

Not a bad little pub/hotel if you are staying in Manchester.This hotel is nice and convenient if you are travelling to Manchester by train,being less than 5 minutes walk from Piccadilly train station,it's also a short walk to chinatown and Piccadilly gardens.

The decor is a bit cheesy with Marilyn Monroe being every way you turn,the price of a pint was the most expensive i had in Manchester,and the rooms could do with a serious refurbish.But at £40 for a double room and breakfast in the morning,what more do you want?

i must say i usually book with premier inn for my overnight stays in Manchester,but if i was stuck i'd consider booking a night at Monroes again.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank scowy68
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2010

my arrival into Monroe s bar area was of a pleasant, vibrant atmosphere...popular music played, whilst a young man present inside Monroe s entrance, noticed my long white cane and offered assistance to the bar area, where attentive staff prevented any anxiety i may have had arriving alone, before my friend arrived for his birthday treats.
the room was pure poetry,,,lighting from Manchester s Picadilly approach, and London Road, traffic, and vibrational sounds from Metrolink trams, all made for a nostalgic memory geography, especially when room lights were turned off, and curtains left undrawn... pure poetry made in Manchester, with love and a devotion only afforded to those who revel in Manchester s transitioning history from it s prominant place in the industrial revolution, through to arts, music and a northern soul all of it s own.
Monroes sheets were starched and clean, towels plump as peaches,,,and each bed was adorned with a keepsake bar of pink pears soap... marvellously delectable touch...thanks

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank kimb00
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Cleethorpes, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2010

Cheap and cheerful! We were there for a project at The Lowry and some weeks later for an exhibition. Yes, we were expected to pay up front, no cheques taken and no cards accepted, but what do you want for twenty quid a night each B&B? The rooms and beds were clean, breakfast was enough. Ann and Noeline did a good job. MY ONLY COMPLAIN IS THAT THE ROOMS STANK OF STALE SMOKE! THEY MUST STOP SMOKING IN THE ROOMS!!!

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Terry847
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N Ireland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2010

Stayd at the hotel, on our way to airport, staff very freindly and helpful. Lovely big family room, Very clean you could tell it was family run. breakfast was great ideal for familes would come back again a very safe place to stay.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank united77
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huddersfield
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2009

We booked for a double room at monroes as we needed to get away for the weekend and decided to go to manchester monroes was right across the road from piccadilly railway so we thought that it was and should be a very good idea. when we called they said they had no double rooms but would book us into a triple room for the price of a double we thought wow cant go wrong. we traveled 45 min by train to get there when we walked in it looked okay although they did drag us through the pub and then the kitchen and then to the room well where do i start. they seemed friendly enough and took us up to our room. when they opened the door to let us in we were in shock we were a couple hoping to spend a quiet weekend away together. our room didnt even have a double bed there were five single beds in a really large room so we couldnt even sleep together so we thought okay not a problem we will just push the beds together. All the duvets were old and smelt the only thing clean on the bed was the sheet well i hope it was clean. when we decided to go to bed thats when it really started first of all there was no double glazing so the traffic was really loud all night long there is a rave across the road that you can hear all night friday and saturday till six in the morning sirens allways going off and driving past we got about six hours sleep from friday till sunday we couldnt even get up for the breakfast as we were to tired the only thing i enjoyed was leaving i couldnt wait the only reason we stayed is because we paid cash up front and couldnt find a room any where else the only way you would get some sleep is to be really really drunk and would have to pass out otherwise you have no chance. Sorry it needs a good clean as well.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank akaspoon1
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Hastings
Level Contributor
19 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2009

This place was pure and simple filth! On arrival there was no greeting, just a demand for the full amount in cash upfront. After travelling for 4 hours we didn't want to go back out searching for a cash point, so gave them half the bill in cash and were then haressed continuously for the remainder. The room was meant to be En-suit but was in fact IN suit...the shower was in the middle of the room...yet the controls for it were OUTSIDE the cubicle, meaning someone else had to operate and be able to watch you while you showered! The soap on our beds had teeth marks in, the curtains were brown with dirt, the towels were old flat and tattered, the amount of dust and dirt down the sides of the walls was what looked like 10 years worth, the wallpaper was hanging off so was pinned back with drawing pins! The toilet was in a seperate cold damp dirty bathroom, and everytime we went an old man was on loo with his trousers round his ankles and hadn't locked the door. We slept clothed as we didn't want to make contact with the dirty bed sheets. Quite honestly the worst hotel we ever stayed in, and found there was a premiere in in the centre of the town for the same price!

  • Stayed May 2006, travelled on business
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
4 Thank Hidea
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Vancouver
Level Contributor
12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2009

Overnight stay on route to Canada.
Great pub with friendly staff.Room was clean and comfortable.Fantastic breakfast then steps to train station.Perfect!Will stay again.

Stayed May 2008
Helpful?
Thank VancouverLenny
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Property: Monroes Hotel
Address: 38 London Road, Manchester M1 2PF, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Greater Manchester > Manchester
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge
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Ranked #69 of 115 Hotels in Manchester
Number of rooms: 7
Also Known As:
Monroes Hotel Manchester

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