The hotel was fine. The room was very ordinary. I tend not to focus on the little things but I was a bit put out that although my laptop fitted into the safe, it would not lock with it in. The locking mechanism must have been just a couple of millimetres too close. The phone didn't work, and also I hate hotels that only offer a premium rate number for calls...but my main problem is with hotels that do not cater for vegetarians. The special menu had nothing vegetarian and there was only a single dish on the main menu that I could choose. I asked the waiter if there were any alternatives and he told me that they could do the Salmon and Pea tagliatelle dish without the salmon...... I asked if he was offering me Pea tagliatelle which he obviously didn't think was a bad idea. He then asked me what I would like so we spent 5 minutes going through options which he confirmed they would not be able to do. I asked if he was really telling me that a chain the size of Mercure were not able to offer at least a choice for vegetarians - a single item is hardly a choice! He told me that they were restricted by the menu which comes from their Head Office I.e. they have no control over this but the man at the next table overheard this comment and joined in the discussion with his experience which was that he had stayed at many Mercure hotels and this had the poorest menu by far. I thought the days of having to accept an omelette as the only reasonable choice were long behind me!
- 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