Mercure have done a good job tarting the old place up the Public areas, reception, bar and dining area look great.
The staff were very friendly and through, very slow though.
The room looked fab too, big bed with nice covers but not a lot of floor room left.
Then the less good
The TV took about 6 button pushes to get to the BBC
The WiFi did not work for me either on the laptop in the room ... no way to enter the pass key. Nor on the iPhone in the bar .. so I used my 3G instead.
The toilets are conveniently situated on a different floor to the bar. - Do I take the stairs or the very slow lift?
Back in the room there is evidence that over the years people had forced the door several times. The area around the lock had been badly repaired several times leaving a brass striking plate that bridged an area of missing wood work. - Could it be a result of being kicked open after taking the lift option for the toilet, going to the room and the door cards failing to open the door.
In the bath room the shower set at a height of about 5 foot was too low to get under so hair washing was fun. The sealant between the bath and door frame is embedded with thumb prints and going nice bright orange.
If being in the very center of Manchester is what you want and you don't intend doing more than sleeping and having breakfast ... maybe a 4*
Relaxing in luxury surroundings with a hint of romance .... might get 1*
Business stay ... the bar is very expensive as is the restaurant .... 2*
- 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