I have never stayed in Manchester before and wanted to go and see the industrial heritage and architecture so i was pleasantly surprised to be right in the heart of it-- MOSI opposite, canals to the side and rail / trams nearby.
First impressions count for so much so the warm welcome at reception set the course for the weekend. Everything was explained ( who remembers half of what they are told) so I immediately felt comfortable with the surroundings.
My room was really big--- 3 single beds, I learned long ago never to book a single room. It overlooked MOSI and I could see the steam engine rolling down the tracks. Facing the street meant that there was noise but thats not the hotels fault. Normally the first night away I struggle to sleep but had no trouble in such a comfortable bed
The shower was not good and does need some extra power behind it generally we are used to better than this in UK hotels today I admit I didn't mention it at the time -- was too busy exploring the area to hang around for minor niggles.
The food was what you would expect of a hotel with this grading and the prices were reasonable.
I really liked the availability of the gym and sports facilities and used them twice, the place is obviously popular -- many of the users knew each other and there was a good atmosphere there.
The Castlefield is big enough that you dont feel crowded but small enough to get the personal service feel-- would I go back--- yes--but for a room with a more powerful shower
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This 3 Star Manchester city centre hotel is proud to offer a warm Northern welcome to all guests, providing a relaxing haven away from the hustle and bustle of City life. We are opposite the Museum of Science and Industry and located in a beautiful and historic corner of the city centre, within easy reach of the shopping centres, theatres and attractions that Manchester has to offer. The Castlefield Hotel has a valued waterside setting adjacent to the Castlefield canal basin & Arena, and we are proud to be welcoming back happy guests for over 26 years. FREE WIFI and FREE use of our ON SITE GYM with 18m SWIMMING POOL comes as an added bonus for all. Book direct to receive fabulous deals on Hotel city breaks in Manchester. So whether you are visiting Manchester for business or pleasure, for a short break or a longer holiday, we are sure we can make your stay a relaxing and enjoyable one. ... more less
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- Castlefield Hotel Manchester