I needed to find a hotel at a low price to stay at while attending my works Christmas party in Manchester.
The ibis popped up on the search at a similar level to Premier Inn and the nearby Travelodge. Unfortunatley I wish I had opted for one of the others.
This was my first stay at an ibis, I assumed it would be suitable but basic. The check-in lobby was nicely furnished however after exiting the lift on my floor it was clear that they had forgotten to upgrade the whole building. The corridor was like walking through a hotel in the 80's, concrete, worn carpets, poor lighting. Upong entering the room I found several issues, the bathroom door wouldn't shut, the tv turned itself off, the window wouldn't shut properly.
Upon returning it was clear that someone had forgotten to insulate the rooms as the sound was horrific from the corridors, the street, the rooms next door. Just terrible for the price paid. The saving grace of why this got 2 stars instead of one? The power shower is magnificent and the bed was supremley comfortable.
However, this has put me off from visiting ANY other Ibis... ever. Will stick with other budget chains in the future.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- ibis Manchester Centre Portland Street is located in the centre of Manchester, close to all major attractions, as well as the shopping areas, nightlife and Old Trafford. The hotel offers 127 inviting, modern rooms with Free WiFi throughout. 24/7 Meal and Drinks Menu is available and the friendly bar is perfect for a nightcap. Piccadilly and Oxford Road stations are just a few minutes from the hotel. Reduced Parking rates available at Q-Park 75 St James Street, M1 4LX at the rear of the hotel The hotel is ideally located close to the Manchester Arena and Manchester Central, as well as the city centre Universities. Manchester International Airport is 17.1 km away. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ibis Manchester City Centre Hotel Manchester