Just minutes from Oxford Road and Piccadilly train stations, this newly refurbished, eco friendly three star hotel is perfectly placed for shoppers, sightseers and business travellers alike with the city being minutes away. In addition, Manchester Airport, the Trafford Centre and the iconic Manchester United football grounds are simple and short drives away.
This hotel provides every conceivable comfort you could need at a competitive price. All guest rooms feature air conditioning, cable TV, en suite bathrooms, a work desk with internet access, and sofa beds. The flexible layout of this hotel provides interconnecting guestrooms for larger parties and families. WiFi is available in the public areas. The excellent business centre makes it an obvious choice for those in town on business. With audio visual equipment, conference rooms, flipcharts, meeting rooms, over head projectors, printing services and internet being available for its clients.
Our top picks close to this hotel
The Greater Manchester Police Museum recreates the lives of this magnificent Police force through the ages. From a Victorian Manchester complete with gas lamps, dingy backstreets, slums and danger where the unruly ruled to a modern, slick city where the Police uphold the law, this informative and imaginative museum is a different idea for a family day out. Please note there may be limited opening times at some times of the year.
For a date with a difference, try Ho’s Bakery. This authentic, Chinese bakery makes and stocks a mouth-watering array of sweet and savoury delights. Eat in or take out for a romantic picnic at the location of your choice.
Not far from Manchester Cathedral, you will find the best kept secret in the whole of this city . Chetham’s Library and School of Music is a magnificent building which dates from the 1400’s. Great men from Engels to Marx have verbally wrestled here debating how to change the world and the internal structure of this amazing space is intricate and sumptuous. On a Wednesday, during term time, if you are lucky you may be able to catch a concert by the students with a tour of the building as well. Well worth it.
When shopping in Manchester, one place springs immediately to mind. The Arndale Centre. OK, so it may not be the most glamorous spot in the city, but this shopping centre has stood in Manchester since the 1960’s and was one of the first American style shopping ‘malls’ to be built in the UK. A Manchester institution, whether you love it or hate it.
For eating out
Proving that good food does not have to be expensive, The Soup Kitchen in the trendy Northern Quarter is an unfussy canteen style eatery with communal tables that is popular with students, shopper and the suited and booted brigade. The clue is in the title and so soups are the prominent feature, but it also served a good choice of salads and daily specials. Open day time only.
Bohemian and excellent, the music at Matt and Phreds is a local legend and you can enjoy jazz there almost every night of the week. All those in the know on the cool scene descend there at weekends to chill and be seen. Nice.