I booked a night in the Mitre during the Christmas Markets period with a view to wandering around the centre of Manchester then chilling back in a hotel room and not having to bother with public transport, parking hassles etc. The staff were very friendly and we left our suitcase with them with a view to going to the room later on in the afternoon. When we arrived at the hotel at approx. 16:00 we were given the key to our room and ventured upstairs. The room was more than adequate and very comfortable. The building is old but this doesn't detract from the experience and makes the hotel unique, but (there is nearly always a but) there was a Christmas work party being held in the function room directly below our bedroom and although the music wasn't very loud, due to the nature of the building, the tunes, base and lyrics were all audible from our bedroom. On venturing out again (approx. 17:00) we enquired when the party would stop and was informed that it would be complete by 18:00 (no problem then...). Upon returning again for the last time the party was still ongoing. I asked for a room change at 19:40 but unfortunately the hotel was full. I was told the party would move downstairs at 21:00. The party did disband at 21:00 however the music from the pub seemed even louder at this point. I was very stressed at the thought of being awake in the early hours listening to loud music and this, to a great extent ruined my night. However, at midnight the music went silent and the pub seemed to completely shut down...peace and quiet. Had a great sleep and a lovely breakfast.
In summary, if my expectations had been set at the start of my stay that there would be noise until midnight but then silence for hotel guests to rest, I would have been a lot more relaxed and enjoyed my stay much more. This is a great venue for those going out into town for a night in pubs and clubs (with a bar that serves until 4:00) but as a general retreat for rest and relaxation, I wouldn't recommend, hence my rating.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Mitre Hotel is one of the oldest and most loved hotels in Manchester city centre.Located on Cathedral Gates, it is perfect for business, families, romantic trysts or nights out with friends. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mitre Hotel Manchester