Proving to be a top hotel for travellers, whether on business or pleasure, this four star hotel is located just minutes from Manchester International Airport by car or by a courtesy shuttle bus which has an active timetable. Bright, fresh and convenient, all the guestrooms in this hotel are well equipped and feature air conditioning, cable TV, complementary toiletries, bathrobes (on request), tea and coffee making facilities, minibar and pay per view TV. Overall, this hotel represents excellent value for money with a currency exchange on site, an organised concierge and night porter service, onsite parking and free airport transfers.
In addition, the modern fusion restaurant onsite is the perfect choice for the best of British flavours and international tastes and the relaxing hotel bar serves light snack and drinks. First class business facilities are available which offers clients flexible board and meeting rooms, conference centres, a courier service, audio equipment, over head projector and video conferencing. There is also a fitness and leisure suite available for the use of guests.
Our top picks close to this hotel
The Museum of Science and Industry located just out of the city centre is an award winning, free attraction and is captivating whatever your age. You can easily spend a whole day within its walls where you can get hands on and interactive with a number of its exhibitions and get to grips with any number of permanent or special exhibitions.
A short, but oh so worth it drive from the city, you will find Lyme Park. Best known for its starring role as Pemberly in the BBC adaptation of Jane Austin’s ‘Pride and Prejudice’ the stunning parkland, walled gardens and house are is the perfect location for an intimate date. After all, if its good enough for Mr Darcy…….
Manchester’s history and culture condensed into one small area at The Castlefield Urban Heritage Park, you can wander through a reconstruction of a Roman fort, meander along the Rochdale Canal and other waterways, stop off at the oldest train station in England and top it off with a coffee and cake in one of the many cafes or bars en route. Bliss for all culture hounds out there.
Eclectic, quirky and sometimes just downright bizarre, Affleck’s Palace is a Manchester icon and student rite of passage in the Northern Quarter that is a fabulous place to shop for just about anything. From shoes to spectacles, tattoos to tights and vintage clothes to vinyl records you will find it all here in this one, unique place.
For eating out
A venerable institution of Manchester, Mr Thomas’s Chop House is a popular place for locals and tourists where good quality and traditional English fare is expertly served and is more than enough to make the entire city’s upmarket bistros and cafe bar just a little bit jealous. Seasonal food is served alongside its rustic and filling main courses with lighter bites being available for those on the hoof. The tilled walls, leather seats and wooden bars add to the charm of this place. Highly recommended.
The new kid on the block, The Warehouse Scene was established in 2006. This series of night and club events has quickly become the one of the hottest tickets in town, mainly due to their limited availability. Taking over a vast space under the arches of Piccadilly Station, these events run from September to Christmas each year and showcase all the best in techno, dance, hip hop, indie and drum and bass music.