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DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Piccadilly
Ranked #19 of 117 Hotels in Manchester
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Howden, United Kingdom
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“Well positioned mediocrity!”
Reviewed 28 May 2013

For anyone wishing to spend time in this wonderful city, this hotel is well positioned within 5-10 mins walk of the city centre. The building is modern, but very bland and totally lacking in character. The rooms are equally bland, but of a reasonable size and well appointed. The staff in this hotel are its best point, they are helpful, polite and go out of their way to make customers feel welcome.

There is an on site restaurant, but the food is poor at best. The toiletries provided in the en suite bathrooms are limited...indeed the shower gel dispenser in the shower would only dispense tiny amounts of gel.....and the room TVs do not have good pictures. Free wi-fi is available but the signal is poor and this leads to regular disconnection from the intenet.

Would I recommend this hotel??? No, not really, there are many better hotels in the middle of Manchester. I would only return to this one if I had no choice!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Horley, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2013

Stayed at the Doubletree Hilton Piccadiliy last week on business and was excellent on the whole. 3mins walk from the station, room was readly despite being slightly earlier than check-in time. Complimentary cookie and umbrella were provided on arrival which were both much needed. Room was great, decent size with highl standard of amenities and very reasonably priced. Would certainly stay again when next in town.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
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York, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2013

Excellent 2 night stay the Doubletree Hilton Piccadilly.

Arriving early, we were able to check in straight away, with our complimentary cookies.

Our room, a standard twin, was spotlessly clean with all the basics and a few extras. Light in the wardrobe, iMac, free wifi, fridge, complimentary water (refreshed each day), safe, kettle with plenty of coffee, tea and biscuits, Crabtree and Evelyn toiletries in the bathroom...

The room was a decent size, plenty of room to move about and lots of storage. The bathroom was big, bright and well stocked with toiletries and towels.

Our room had a very effective heater/air con on the wall so the temp was always right for us. Plus the windows actually opened, often a rarity in a city hotel. We had a great view over Piccadilly station and the street below.

Breakfast could not be faulted. We were seated straight away, coffee/tea and juice brought to our table and any special orders taken (poached eggs, fried eggs, etc). The buffet was stocked with good quality hot food, pastries, cereals, porridge, many diff. breads and jams, fruit, meat and cheese, yogurt... Staff were constantly bringing out more to refill and replace. The yogurt and granola pots were especially nice.

We found all the staff to be very friendly and polite, nothing was a problem for the,. From ordering taxis to giving us directions, they were always helpful and pleasant.

We found the hotel to be in a fantastic location. 5 minutes walk from Piccadilly station if you are arriving by train, easy walk to the shops for a little retail therapy. The hotel is a stones throw from Canal Street and an easy walk to Chinatown. Also a 15 min walk to the Apollo, or a £5 taxi ride if you'd prefer.

I'd recommend this hotel 100%, it's an excellent base in a fab city and I will definitely return. Thanks!

Room Tip: Room 532 has views towards Piccadilly station.
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Reviewed 27 May 2013

Enjoyed our weekend in the Hilton apart from the breakfast service and quality of breakfast. We have stayed in Chester doubletree many times and it seemed better. And rooms are bigger. Staff were nice upon check in. Welcoming us with warm cookies upon check in is a warm welcome. Parking great under the hotel and easy access lift. Breakfast queue was far too long..... 15 -20min wait then another 15 min wait for actual buffet breakfast. They keep running out of things causing a big delay. Other than that we enjoyed the location and room.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Bedlington, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2013

Stayed on the Bank Holiday weekend.
Briefly -
Nice room, clean, comfy. Nice bathroom.
Decent breakfast, plenty of choice, but it is quantity over quality.
Bar prices - ridiculous
Staff- very nice, polite & helpful.
Service - ok.........asked for extra pillows, didn't get them. Apart from that though there weren't any other issues.
Value for money - just ok
Would have no problem staying there again

Room Tip: Don't use the bar
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Hull, East Yorkshire, UK
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101 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2013 via mobile

Can't fault this hotel, from arrival onwards staff were attentive, friendly and have us delicious warm cookies!!!

Rooms are bright and airy, comfortable, quiet and the showers are fab. There's a tv, fridge with complimentary water, safe, kettle etc., various glasses for drinks, a light inside the wardrobe and Crabtree & Evelyn goodies in the bathroom!

Breakfast was lovely and apart from the usual annoying breakfast buffet toast machine was spot on.

The downside to the hotel is that although very central, being near the railway station it didnt seem a very nice part of town. Walking up Piccadilly isn't all that pleasant on a bank holiday night time. But it is convenient for rail travel and shopping.

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this hotel or stay again.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2013

We had a great time in this hotel - loved the room - light and airy, though the fan was noisy (we were on the 5th floor). Especially liked the shower, really powerful and big soft bathtowels - though the showergel and shampoo provided were average.

We were told on check-in that breakfast served on Sundays between 7 -11 and we could checkout at 12 - brilliant, we thought. Got down at 10 - had to wait until 10.20 before we could get a table in the dining room. And then a further wait in a queue for hot food for over 20 mins - staff were really under pressure - would bring one dish out at a time - by the time the next one arrived, the first one was cold!! The food was good quality - just over pressurised and it spoilt what was otherwise a fantastic hotel. Get this sorted and you could be a 5 star!!!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Piccadilly
Address: 1 Piccadilly Place, 1 Auburn Street, Manchester M1 3DG, England (Formerly Mint Hotel Manchester)
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Greater Manchester > Manchester
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Family Hotel in Manchester
#9 Romantic Hotel in Manchester
#10 Business Hotel in Manchester
#15 Luxury Hotel in Manchester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Piccadilly 4*
Number of rooms: 285
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Piccadilly occupies a landmark site on the new Piccadilly Place development. The hotel reflects the vibrancy of the city, and is located close to major national rail connections. Relax in the sophisticated surroundings of our restaurant or our alluring Piccadilly Lounge and vibrant Blue Bar, then rest in hotel rooms styled with absolute consideration for your comfort. All with excellent facilities for leisure or business guests including iMac computers and complimentary wi-fi in all rooms. ... more   less 
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