This is a former Ramada property and this shows immediately when they can't even be bothered to replace the parking signs with their own brand....but so far, no big deal. Handy car park in the middle of grubby Manchester and with the nice touch of some seating outside for a smoke or a drink to chill out whilst overlooking some discoloured concrete brutalist architecture. That's where the luxury ends though, and once inside about midday we were told our room wasn't ready...right....neither was anyone else's with the result that at 2pm there is a massive queue of people who have been told the same thing- customer service big zero- Europeans and anywhere else in the world are a lot more flexible but I predicted this. Hotel- -60s brutalist starting to flake and peel- out of date as the majority of british hotels are. Tiny lifts whisk you up to your floor where, if you're not knocked out by the low ceilings then you get to your cell, i mean, room. Twiin room barely enough room to swing a cat- hopelessly outdates and flaking apart- two people cannot pass themselves in the room wtihout one person lying down- the twin beds roll about as though they are on ice, so where you started up you can assure you won't be ending up- saying that there is barely enough room for them to move about it- no mini bar- normal- brits can't be trusted not to pinch stuff and not pay for it- car park costs a huge rip-off TWELVE PPOUNDS! Breakfast- too many people and the breakfast area itself diminutive- the most basic of selection of foods and lots had run out and wasn't replaced with haste. I had a bit of fruit and left. All in all poor, but being Britain, what do you expect?
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- WELCOME. The Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel is situated right in the heart of the city centre, easily accessible from the M6 and the M60 motorways. Making it the perfect location to discover one of the livliest cities of the North. This vibrant city has a fantastic array of shops, theatres, clubs, bars and restaurants, guaranteed to meet all customers' needs. RELAX IN ONE OF OUR STYLISH ROOMS: Each of the 280 bedrooms has an en-suite bathroom, flat screen LCD TV featuring in room entertainment and high speed internet access, hairdryer, trouser press/iron, climate control as well as tea and coffee making facilities. Upgraded rooms are also available on request. The hotel offers a range of facilities for guests including accessible rooms. THE PLACE TO UNWIND: Enjoy a visit to ARTS Brasserie, serving modern food in stylish surroundings with a friendly atmosphere. Situated on the 3rd floor, overlooking Piccadilly Gardens, The Brasserie Restaurant is the perfect location to unwind at the end of the day. For a lighter meal choice, room service is available 24 hours a day. THE PLACE TO MEET: The Conference Centre comprises 10 flexible conference rooms all with complimentary wi-fi access, suitable for hosting discreet boardroom meetings or conferences up to 700 delegates. With the added benefit of natural daylight, soundproofing and climate control.Of course, its not just conferences that we're renowned for. Whether you're booking a wedding, gala dinner, private party or a company award ceremony, the International Suite is the perfect choice. Complete with its own private reception area, bar and stage. LOCAL ATTRACTIONS INCLUDE: Old Trafford - Manchester United's Stadium Manchester Central, The Palace and Opera House Theatres, Manchester City Etihad Stadium/Sportscity, Imperial War Museum, Trafford Shopping Centre, Manchester Art Gallery. By rail: Manchester Piccadilly Station 1/2 mile. By Air: Manchester Airport 10 miles. Parking: Chargeable parking. Limited spaces - subject to availability. Dry gym: Free use to residential guests. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ramada Manchester
- Manchester Ramada