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DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Piccadilly
Ranked #19 of 117 Hotels in Manchester
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warrington
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“complete bliss”
Reviewed 12 December 2009

First off we got off the train at Manchester Picadilly and the City in is RIGHT there - in front of you. 300yards tops! Despite this, and the fact it overlooks Canal St. it is one of the quietest hotels we have ever stayed especially considering the fact it was full!
Welcomed warmly, had requested and got an early check in, but was given a smoking room which was rank and felt dirty but it was changed immediately with the minimum of fuss and what I felt was a sincere apology. Booked through last min.com and there was not the option to request smoking/none.
Our new room was so nice. Light, airy, spotless and not the biggest but more than adequate. There were also nice touches like ironing board and iron, hairdryer, safe, minibar, white company cosmetics, free wifi (YES!!!!! said our iphones) and an imac computer/entertainment system. Shower was excellent bed was comfy. Top banana!
We had been shopping at the xmas markets during the day (walking distance) before the heavens opened and we decided last minute to eat at the city cafe - which surely should be called the city restaurant. We were advised to make a reservation but there really was no need as they were not nearly full, no idea why as although it was a bit on the pricey side the service was excellent and the food delicious!
Check out is at 12 which I thought was excellent because after the best undisturbed night's sleep I'd had in ages and an actual lie in I would not have time to be blasted under the power shower! We didn't have breakfast at the hotel so can't comment...
Would I go back YES
Would I recommend to a friend YES and have done so already
Trying to think of a reason to go to Glasgow or westminster etc etc now so I can sample another City Inn.
If i was booking direct with the hotel I would ask for a room not facing the train station as there is a rather annoying 30ft tv screen nailed to the side of the building!!

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled as a couple
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Wigan, UK
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Reviewed 5 December 2009

The hotel is smart, modern and comfortable, we really enjoyed our stay and will be returning next year. Excellent stay all round!!!

Stayed December 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 December 2009

Nice, modern and conveniently located to the city centre. By all accounts this should be an excellent hotel and it's all pluses here. The one big minus was that I was assigned a smoking room. Apparently I requested a smoking room though I don't recall being given a choice when booking online, I didn't even realise smoking was permitted indoors in the UK anymore. Maybe this was my oversight, or maybe it was the hotel's oversight. While it makes a big difference to me between a good experience and a bad one I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again as I would be anxious to see how my experience differs in the absence of a smoking room. I can't comment on the cleanliness of the room because the smell of previous smoker occupants made the entire experience hard to judge.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled solo
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york
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Reviewed 1 December 2009

spent 1 night in the city inn and found it to be fantastic in all aspects, from checking in to checking out. the hotel staff cannottt do enough for you, it is very clean and modern . i would recommend this hotel to all and it is very central too. i will be returning to this hotel.

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled on business
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Reviewed 30 November 2009

We stayed for one night with friends based on the TA reviews and we were not disappointed. Good ambience for such a centrally located hotel. The service was excellent. I had to check to make sure we were still in the UK! The iMac in each room was a nice touch and a good advert for Apple. The bar had a nice feel to it and staff very attentive. Breakfast first class. Parking is not included in the hotel but it is avaiable right next door for a fee of £10.80 for 24 hours (10% discount is given at reception when you present your ticket before paying). All in all an excellent base to sample the delights of Manchester (particularly if you arrive by train.) Will definitely be back if we can get another competitive deal.

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled as a couple
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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 November 2009

Only a short walk from Piccadilly train station and the main shopping, theatres and restaurant areas. A very welcoming feel about the hotel and all staff were friendly and efficient. Reception staff made us feel lile they really cared if we had enjoyed our stay. An excellent breakfast with tasty food cooked to order and a good choice available. It wasn't the usual serve-yourself, unappetising, cold, dried up servings found in other hotels. Bed was comfortable and the room was spacious and spotlessly clean. Some noise outside late at night, but to be expected in a city and on a Saturday night near to Christmas. The hotel itself was peaceful. The Bar area is relaxing and there are plenty of sitting areas around the hotel. The hot water in the shower was scalding hot and we couldn't regulate it unfortunately, but if we'd been staying longer than the one night I'm sure that it would have been sorted.

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled as a couple
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UK
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Reviewed 29 November 2009

This hotel, has excellent discounted rates on the weekend, from £59.. I had this offer including breakfast and free use of the onsite gym, it is right opposite piccadilli station, and not far from the coach station, it commands a nice view of the station.
This hotel range has a unique point, in all rooms are a imac, which is available for free internet use, and a range of dvd's from reception to use on the machines.. a nice idea.
Also, the room has the usual, double bed, wardrobe, tea/coffee facilities, a charged bar, free wifi through the lobby and a nice bathroom, with a power shower,
Staff were friendly and curteous, the breakfast was nice but a simple far with cereals and toast, and the option to order off a menu, a la carte.
A nice hotel for a discount rate.

Unique Qualities: Location, discounted rates on the weekend, I-Mac computer with free internet use + dvd player.

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Address: One Piccadilly Place, Manchester
Directions: Right opposite the Piccadilly Station
Website: http://www.cityinn.com/

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled solo
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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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