I booked here very last minute for a competitive rate. I arrived at 5pm on a Sunday evening and left at 7.30am the next morning so didn't spend much time in the hotel. I read a few reviews on here before I stayed there though and was feeling very dubious about it! Just wanted to give an honest review for those in a similar situation to me.
Firstly the location is absolutely first class. Right outside Selfridges and the cathedral (hotel entrance is round the back on the other side from the pub entrance). There is a busy pub right next to it though. My room was overlooking said pub but luckily it was quite quiet on a Sunday night - windows definitely not sound proofed! Staff were friendly enough when greeted and quite helpful when I asked for directions.
No lifts by the way but not too many stairs. I stayed in a single room - I'd read there was no storage in a single room but I had a wardrobe, big chest of drawers and a bedside table so no problems there! The room was very clean, towels and sheets were clean. The carpet is very old but it is a very old building and you shouldn't be expecting 5* standard anyway. Bathroom was nothing special, again quite outdated but clean. Shower was a bit pathetic... Barely a dribble! I read a lot of people saying radiators weren't working but if anything it was too hot when I walked in. Was quite glad of the slight breeze coming in from the windows (again very old building). Single bed was comfortable enough although quite small (maybe I'm just too used to double beds).
All in all I had a pleasant experience. I was there on business purposes and I wasn't in the hotel long so if you're looking for a stop-by then this is excellent for location and basic amenities. I'm not sure I would go for pleasure/holiday but would definitely not rule it out for other reasons.
- 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