The 'out laws' decided to take the kids for a weekend away leaving The Wife and I an opportunity to get away from it for a while. We decided to stay in Manchester on the Friday and Saturday night and made a good choice in opting for the Radisson Blu Edwardian.
The facilities were very well presented, clean and taken care of. The gym is a tad on the small side (and seems to be an after thought) and we didn't use it, nor see others use it either. We tried to have a treatment in the Spa but were told that we couldn't because there were weddings and hen parties already booked in. If you stay here on a whim then you will struggle to get an appointment.
The service throughout was good but this was severely let down by the fact that each (and every time) we charged a drink etc to our room, the staff automatically and without warning or authority added a tip to our bill. This even happened on items we had from the mini bar.
On the Sunday morning we queued for over 40 minutes to get our breakfast. Again this was purely because of the wedding(s) they were catering for.
Check out took longer than I would have expected (again, the theme here is the hotel struggles to cope with weddings!).
The room, however, was absolutely fantastic. The location excellent and it is these reasons why I personally would award the hotel "Very Good". The hotel manager telephoned me after I left comments about the service charges and refunded them all too - but I feel that I should have been asked in the first place rather than the situation sorted out later.
I would stay again definitely - albeit powered with the above knowledge!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The award-winning Radisson Blu Edwardian Free Trade Hall Manchester features 263 bedrooms, in addition to a number of meeting and event rooms, within a luxury 5* gold award property. The hotel also caters to your every culinary need, from Steak & Lobster at Alto, to the glamorous Opus One Restaurant and Bar featuring the finest locally sourced British food. Sienna Spa & Health Club comes complete with swimming pool, Jacuzzi and steam/sauna. The hotel holds the Green Tourism Business Scheme Gold Award. Throughout the hotel is complimentary Wi-Fi. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Radisson Edwardian Manchester Hotel Manchester
- Radisson Manchester
- Manchester Radisson