I stayed here overnight for a business trip. Early check-in had been requested but was not available due to housekeeping however there was the facility to store luggage until check-in was available.
Check in was smooth. The room was clean and comfortable with all the usual amenites: hairdryer, toiletries, iron/ironing board, sewing kit (which I had to make use of & did the trick) as well as a robe and slippers.
Negatives: The flyer in the room stated that a complimentary bottle of water would be available and that there were soft drinks/snacks in the mini-bar but these had not been replenished. The main door had a lock but no security chain/bar which I would have found more comforting and is usual these days. The only other negative was the lack of sound-proofing between rooms. I could here the gentleman next door coughing all night and his alarm the next morning which wasn't conducive to a good night's sleep.
The room itself was modern and spacious with a desk, chaise and plenty of storage (including enough coat hangers). The bathroom boasted a rainshower which was powerful enough and pleasant-smelling toiletries.
The hotel itself couldn't really be more central. It is next to Chinatown and has great tramlinks (literally 1 min walk outside the hotel). There are lots of bars, restaurants and shops nearby. This hotel would make a great base for exploring Manchester.
The conference/meeting rooms were comfortable and had the requisite facilities. The catering was good...and plentiful. My only criticism is that those colleagues who required vegetarian dishes could not identify which these were as there was no labelling and no staff to explain until we went to find them. The lighting in the room also could have been better but it was a pleasant enough space.
Overall, a pleasant trip and I would retun to this hotel if I were to go back to Manchester.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Novotel Manchester Centre is an AA 4 star hotel in an ideal location for business travellers, just 3 minutes walk from the Conference Quarter and the Central Business Core of Manchester. Take a break at the Novotel and explore the surrounding Chinatown area, visit Old Trafford (the home of Manchester United FC) and discover designer shops, nightlife and local attractions. eXchange Food and Drink Lounge is the place to kick back relax and unwind after a busy day. 24 hour room service, gym, sauna, steam room and seven meeting rooms for up to 90 people. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Novotel Manchester Centre Hotel Manchester
- Accor Manchester Centre
- Manchester Novotel