Found this hotel after an internet search for a cost effective overnight stay close to the Manchester Metropolitan University.
Booked a 'Family room' for 3 persons (2 beds) for my wife and I, and also our son, We were visiting Manchester for the University open day, so only really needed a room and bed.
I read the comments on trip adviser before booking, and although very mixed reviews, decided to book anyway...one of my better decisions, for the price (£56) which for all of us, was in itself good value.
But the hotel, the staff (we met) and the breakfast were added bonus's.
The room was clean (odour free) and of a good size. Receptionist was friendly and efficient.
The breakfast was a self-serve buffet style with good choice of food. I opted for the cooked ..bacon, sausage, scrambled egg, mushrooms, tomatoes, baked beans, toast etc (I like my breakfast) accompanied by fruit juice and coffee.
The check out was also hassle free.
If i was to be picky, i would agree with one comment already made that the blankets could be replaced with duvets (i don't like the weight), and my son did say that his 'single' bed was not comfy (I thought that would help prepare him for uni life) but he did sleep through with no problem.
We stayed mid week (Tues night) and England were playing the Ukraine in the euro's, so the bar area was busy around the large screen tv.
We watched the game in our room..no noise at all from the bar area (although they may have heard us!!)
I would definitely stay again should my son actually make it to University
I of course cannot comment on any of the other rooms but ours was fine..with tea, coffee and biscuits for our use. The en-suit had an excellent shower in the bath.
All in all a very good experience, well done Diamond Lodge
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