If you pay £21 for a room, you don't expect too much.
My friends and I all agreed our rooms resembled very small prison cells. But we also agreed they were clean, and the rooms served the purpose as somewhere to leave our stuff while we were out (we'd come to Salford for an evening event), and somewhere to sleep before getting up and going home again.
The walls aren't the best (I was woken by other guests getting up early and banging about in the corridor), and the mattress is the hardest, thinnest and least comfortable I have even slept on. The room was boiling hot, and the air con was impossible to make work. The toilet is in a tiny cubicle barely larger than the toilet itself (those with claustrophobia will need to leave the door open). There was also a fair bit of noise from the traffic outside, as the hotel overlooks a main road.
Car parking is expensive (£3 a night - and be sure to check out before noon, as if you leave even a second after, you will be charged another £3), in comparison to the cost of the room (£21). We did not sample the breakfast, but there is a kiosk where you can buy snacks at any time.
You get what you pay for. Nobody who pays £21 for a hotel room expects great service, luxury or much comfort. And you don't get any of those here. But for somewhere affordable and clean to sleep for one night, this hotel was perfectly functional. I wouldn't have wanted to stay a second night, though!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- ibis budget Manchester Salford Quays is situated in close proximity to central Manchester by either car or public transport. The hotel is 100% non-smoking and all 210 bedrooms are en-suite with central air-control system and a flat screen TV. Enjoy the large selection of drinks and snacks available 24/7 from our grab & go section, displayed in our modern and welcoming public areas. Free WIFI throughout. A great continental buffet breakfast is served daily. IMPORTANT: Extremely limited amount of outdoor parking is available and chargeable at £7 per night - Please contact the hotel directly for additional information on car parking. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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- Ibis Budget Manchester Salford Quays Greater Manchester