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“Very good value for money thanks to new refurbishments! Don't believe what all the reviews say” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Travelodge Manchester Central

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Travelodge Manchester Central
Ranked #36 of 115 Hotels in Manchester
Stafford, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Very good value for money thanks to new refurbishments! Don't believe what all the reviews say”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2014

When booking this room we were quite concerned because of the negative reviews that the hotel had received. I had read horror stories of the walls being mouldy and the rooms being dirty, but this was far from the case. However, this was not the case at all. The room was spotless and a very good size. Tea and coffee was provided, also with a television and provided the main channels you would expect to find. The bathroom was also very tidy, my only criticism in there was there was only a small bar of soap to be used for washing up, but this was not a huge concern.The location was around 10 minutes walk from the city centre, which made it quite convenient for us. Overall, it was very good value for money. I believe it wasn't the most spectacular stay you may have, but this would be an ideal hotel for anyone who is planning on staying one or two nights and spending little time in the room. If you are planning on staying longer it may be possible to look elsewhere, but overall I believe we got our value for money.

  • Stayed February 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Durham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2014

My first and very brief overnight stay in Manchester Central Travelodge. Pleasant, efficient and fuss-free staff at reception. Full breakfast facilities available - Wetherspoons 100yds away much better value though.
Newly refurbished (indeed the builders and their mess were still there when I arrived, although the polite workman did apologise) and absolutely perfect for Manchester City Centre - perhaps too convenient for weekend revellers - but I stayed on a relatively quiet Tuesday and apart from the usual self-slamming doors was good.
A large building, my room being at the rear and somewhat overlooked by others, there was a rather intrusive and constant noise (fans or generators) emanating from a nearby commercial building. I am a very light sleeper though, so others may not notice it. The refurbished room itself was near-immaculate - new decor, comfy beds and pillows - and the basic facilities were all that were really needed for my stay.
I can never quite understand though why Travelodge's 'freeview' TV and especially radio channels are so restricted - no Film 4, Ch5, Radio 3, 4, 4extra or even commercial channels other than 'talksport' of all things. Very odd, given that they are all free of course!

Room Tip: If troubled by noise from commercial premises, avoid inward-facing rooms if possible.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Merseyside
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29 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2014

This travelodge is in a really good location if you're planning to visit Printworks, Deansgate or to do some shopping, but it is a bit of a walk from Northern Quarter and Piccadilly. The room was well decorated after the refurb. However there were still some issues that needed fixing. The bathroom door had to be slammed to be fully shut as the turning mechanism on the handle had broke. Furthermore , it was difficult to lock the room door, had to jiggle it about a fair bit. The lift was also fairly shabby. The bed, although advertised to give a perfect nights sleep wasn't great for me. This is the second travelodge I've stayed in after a refurb and I have struggled with the new mattresses. Although this may be a personal problem. On the plus side the building was very secure, with key card access after midnight. Unfortunately the staff were a little rude (slightly sneery), but nothing too problematic. Overall a good stay for the price (75 each for two nights).

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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73 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2014

This Travelodge has been renovated recently and has good clean rooms, comfortable bed and adequate bathroom. The bar and food on site looks ok but I always go out nearbye to eat and drink as loads of places very close. This hotel is ideal for the shops and close to the tram. I usually have meetings in the building next door so obvious choice. Lots of all day parking nearbye. It takes a good 10-12 minutes to walk from Picadilly station. Good site for Old Trafford or the City of Manchester stadium as these are tram ride away. I gave this 4 stars on value as it was only £39 having booked day before and often as low as £34 a night. No toiletries so make sure you have shampoo and shower gel.

Room Tip: Try and get room at rear as this only backs on the the BT Telephone exchange so bit quieter.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Redcar, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2014 via mobile

This hotel has recently spent a lot of money on the refurb making it a really nice place to stay. The rooms we had were huge, the beds were so comfy, bathroom was immaculate and the shower was good. The other areas were spotless too. The location is brill we were 5 mins round the corner from the MEN, up the road from all the shops, you need more thana day to explore Manchester.

Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2014

This is a cheap and cheerful hotel providing a comfy bed and clean room in one of the best locations in Manchester! What else is there to stay!
They need to provide basic toiletries and install a hairdryer in the bathrooms and they will have a perfect formula. Fantastic value to price ratio.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2014

OK I'll start off by putting my cards on the table, this isn't the kind of hotel I'd choose to stay so it's difficult to give it a mark out of five. It's pretty much what I imagine a budget hotel to be so for that it gets good marks - it's centrally located and cheap.

We stayed here on a stag weekend late last year and for that purpose it's fine - cheap and easy to find after a long day. We weren't the only other group that had the same idea...which meant at nights it was pretty rowdy until very late. To be fair, I asked for a high room on check-in and the guy behind the desk said to beware because they put the stag and hen groups up on the higher floors at weekends and this seemed to be the case. There was all sorts of stuff going on in the corridor and the doors are very flimsy so everything sounds like it's in your room. Oddly enough though, the bar downstairs was deserted.

The rooms are sparse - there is somewhere to hang stuff and a bed...the bathroom comes with one wee bar of soap and a plastic cup. There's no free wi-fi and only a small TV for entertainment. But I guess most people don't come here for a 5-star experience.

Location is good, it's a stone's throw from the city centre and a safe walk.

Room Tip: If you're there at a weekend, ask to be as far away from the stag parties as you can
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Travelodge Manchester Central
Address: 11 Blackfriars Street | Townbury House, Manchester M3 5AL, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Greater Manchester > Manchester
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#29 Family Hotel in Manchester
#38 Business Hotel in Manchester
#41 Romantic Hotel in Manchester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Travelodge Manchester Central 2.5*
Number of rooms: 181
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