Top hotels in Manchester
In the heart of the bustling Manchester city centre, you'll find this luxurious boutique hotel. Money has been no object in restoring this Victorian hotel which now has contemporary spacious rooms in the heart of this famous city. Close to everything that Manchester has to offer in shops, bars, theatres and exhibitions. If you've yet to discover this hotel - then you don't know what you're missing!
The Grade II listed, 3-star Britannia Hotel Manchester City Centre, is in the heart of the city within walking distance of Piccadilly Gardens. The classic interior has a 24-hour front desk and refreshments are available at the Rogue Bar and Jenny’s Restaurant and Overstuffed Pizzeria. Each room provides guests with complimentary wifi, a work desk, tea and coffee making facilities, and a private bathroom with free toiletries.
The smart 3-star Sachas Hotel Manchester is within walking distance of many of Manchester’s popular clubs and bars. The hotel has 2 onsite restaurants, a bar, steam room, sauna, fitness gym, and wifi is available in public areas. Each of the classic rooms features a TV, tea and coffee making facilities, and a private bathroom.
This 4-star hotel places modern design within a listed building, and is conveniently located for taking in Manchester’s fantastic sights and shops. During your stay you can relax in the on-site bar or fitness centre, and enjoy fresh, locally sourced food in the restaurant. Decorated with attractive touches of colour, the hotel's rooms have air conditioning, wifi access and private bathrooms as standard.
Visit the 4-star Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel for a vibrant hotel overlooking the city centre. This Manchester hotel is only 9 miles from Manchester airport and half a mile from Manchester Piccadilly railway station and the MEN Arena. There is complimentary high-speed WIFI and freeview TV in all of the 280 chic guest rooms. The 10 fully equipped meeting rooms can welcome large conference groups and our 800-capacity International Suite makes a grand venue for your event.
Fantastic hotel offering value for money, comfort and prime location. Located in the middle of Manchesters vibrant nightlife with restaurants and bars a stones throw away and only a short 10 minute walk away from Manchester Piccadilly train station. The property offers free Wi Fi throughout the hotel.
Located in the centre of Manchester, the Gardens Hotel is in an ideal location to see the local attractions, such as Piccadilly Gardens, Bridgewater Hall and the Manchester Art Gallery. Ed’s Bar has a relaxing and quiet atmosphere and is a great place to grab a pre-dinner drink. Stay connected using the free wi-fi available throughout the hotel. Every room is fitted with an en-suite bathroom, flatscreen TV, double-glazed windows and tea/coffee hospitality tray.
Welcome to the Townhouse Hotel Manchester. We are proud of our place in Manchester city life from our origins as a cotton warehouse to our reincarnation as a stylish, established hotel. We are part of the vibrancy that Manchester exudes, situated as we are in the heart of this wonderful city. Rest assured for your next business trip, weekend with someone special or an evening with the girls we will make it all come together perfectly. We love romance at the Townhouse Hotel Manchester and so too the weddings and anniversaries that follow. We have 8 function rooms for all occasions from intimate weddings to glitzy birthday bashes. Our selection of flexible spaces is also ideal for city-centre meetings and conferences where our professionalism will match your standards in business. Elegant, contemporary interiors are softened by crisp linen and luxurious touches throughout our spacious bedrooms. Your best night’s sleep is followed by a delicious breakfast before you even think of the day ahead. At the end of a busy day you can return for a light snack, a sophisticated cocktail or dinner by candlelight in 101 Bar or Restaurant. We are here to make life easy for you and we are really good at it. See you soon in Manchester.
Fantastic 3 star accommodation in the heart of the city, the Pendulum Hotel is just a few steps away from cultural hotspots such as The Palace Theatre, Bridgewater Hall and Manchester Academy. Bars and clubs are on the doorstep and Piccadilly train station is a few moments away on foot. Convenient and comfortable, on site there is a business centre, restaurant, bar and every room has free high speed internet.
The grade II listed, 4-star Princess St. Hotel (formerly Arora Hotel) sits in the heart of the lively city, a short walk from the Arndale Shopping Centre and Manchester Art Gallery. Inside the hotel, you’ll find a 24-hour fitness centre, a cocktail bar, an Italian restaurant, and free wifi to keep you connected. Smart, en-suite rooms come with a flat-screen TV, and tea and coffee making facilities.
Where things happen for the modern luxury generation. Stay at The Lowry Hotel and you’re putting yourself at the centre of the action — a five-star contemporary hotel where Salford meets Manchester on the banks of the River Irwell. Here the dynamic spirit of England’s north is reflected in our dynamic bar and restaurant, while you can count on our warm convivial service the moment you arrive. The result? A unique experience delivering luxury, vibrancy and a seductive measure of Northern fun. Part of the prestigious Leading Hotels of The World, The Lowry Hotel has gone through a full refurbishment in 2015.
Next to Manchester’s quirky Chinatown, and a few minutes from Piccadilly gardens and Deansgate, the 4-star Roomzzz Manchester City apartment hotel is well positioned for wandering the city by foot. Apartments have grand Victorian era attributes, with high ceilings, well equipped kitchens and long windows letting in plenty of light. In terms of amenities, all apartments include free wi-fi access and air conditioning. Enjoy a complimentary Grab & Go Breakfast to start your day.
Cheap Hotels in Manchester
Set in quiet residential area, on the outskirts of Manchester city centre, Hendham House offers contemporary accommodation and free public parking. This guest house is 2 minutes' drive from the M60 motorway and 5 minutes' drive from the city centre. All the rooms at Hendham House have access to shared bathroom facilities. A cooked breakfast is served in the morning and evening meals, snacks, and tea and coffee can be enjoyed in the dining room. Manchester Arena, Etihad Stadium, Printworks and Palace Theatre are within a 13-minute drive. Manchester Northern Quarter and Manchester Piccadilly Gardens are just over 2 miles away. Manchester Piccadilly Station is 2.8 miles away.
Make yourself at home in one of the 57 guestrooms. Complimentary wired Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Bathrooms with bathtubs are provided.
Bang in the heart of Princess Street, ibis offers 126 bright, modern en suite bedrooms and a warm welcome. Location is key here, with Manchester's main work and play attractions within easy reach, including the bustling nightlife hubs of Canal Street and China Town, plus Manchester Conference Centre, the university, the MEN, and, of course, the hallowed City and United football stadiums. With free fibre Wi-Fi, a 24-hour café and a well-stocked bar, your Manchester getaway is off to a great start.
Stay in one of 32 guestrooms featuring LCD televisions. Digital television is provided for your entertainment. Bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include coffee/tea makers, and housekeeping is provided daily.
Stay in one of 40 guestrooms featuring flat-screen televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with bathtubs or showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards.
A smart Manchester hotel with free parkingHoliday Inn Express® Manchester - East hotel is near the M60 motorway and a 20-minute bus ride from the city centre.Nearby Belle Vue station connects to Manchester Piccadilly for trains throughout Britain, and Manchester International Airport (MAN) is only a 15-minute drive away. We’re a great base for sports fans, within easy reach of Manchester United’s Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium and the Emirates Old Trafford cricket ground. Hunt for bargains at the intu Trafford Centre and catch a show at The Lowry arts centre or the O2 Apollo. For some fresh air, take a walk in neighbouring Debdale Park or try windsurfing and canoeing at the Debdale Outdoor Centre. We’re close to numerous city-centre companies and a 15-minute drive from the Manchester Conference Centre.At this hotel you can enjoy:- Free WiFi- An inclusive Express Start™ Breakfast- Sofa beds for familiesAfter a day out, order a pint and meal from the bar and chat with colleagues or watch TV sport in the spacious Great Room. Welcoming guest rooms offer a quiet retreat with blackout curtains, a walk-in shower and a comfortable bed.
Featured amenities include express check-out, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk.
With a stay at Victoria Warehouse Hotel in Manchester (Trafford), you'll be within a 5-minute drive of Old Trafford and Imperial War Museum North. This hotel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from The Lowry Art and Entertainment and 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from MediaCityUK.
A modern Manchester hotel near the city centre with free WiFi and on-site parking Holiday Inn® Manchester - Central Park hotel is just 10 minutes' drive from the M60 motorway close to the Central Park Industrial Estate. Manchester city centre is a 15-minute drive away. If you prefer, you can leave your vehicle in the free car park and ride two stops on the tram from Central Park Metrolink station, a five-minute walk from the hotel, to the centrally located Victoria Station. Business guests are on the doorstep of the companies in Central Park Industrial Estate. In the hotel, the five flexible event spaces have natural light and can host meetings for up to 120 people. There’s free WiFi and on-site parking, as well as a handy Business Centre. It's a five-minute drive from the hotel to the Etihad Stadium, home to Manchester City Football Club. At the nearby National Cycling Centre, visitors can make use of its indoor cycling track, BMX centre and mountain bike trails to hone their skills on two wheels. The Museum of Transport and the National Football Museum are both within 15 minutes' drive of the hotel. The casual, light-filled 888 Restaurant serves cooked breakfast and Starbucks coffee. Later you can tuck into roast lamb or a tasty burger, before sinking into a lounge bar leather sofa to enjoy a cold pint or glass of wine with colleagues and friends.
The hotel is currently going under refurbishment if you have any concerns over this please contact us in advance to enquire. *** WE OFFER A MATCH DAY THEMED ROOM INCLUDING 2 MATCH TICKETS- ASK FOR AVAILABILITY*** Whether you are travelling for business or pleasure, you can count on us to make your stay a memorable one. Here at the Trafford Hall Hotel, we pride ourselves with our excellent customer service, and nothing is too much trouble for our guests. Enjoy the comfort of one of our 30 En-suite Bedrooms each equipped with remote control TV. We are ideally located for all sporting events just minutes walk from both Old Trafford Stadium and Lancashire County Cricket Club. We are also conveniently located for easy access to the Ethiad Stadium MEN arena 02 arena & Heaton Park. So whether your stay is for business or leisure Trafford Hall Hotel is the place to stay. Local attractions include Manchester United Football Stadium, Lancashire County Cricket Club, Manchester International Airport, The Trafford Centre, Salford Quays, The Lowry Centre and Artworks, The Imperial War Museum, MOSI (museum of science and industry), GMex Exhibition Centre, MEN Apollo theatres, Daytona Go-Karting Sale Water Park & Event City. Trafford Bar Metrolink Station located approx. 50 yards from the hotel provides an excellent transport link to explore the city centre and Manchester train stations. For breakfast, we offer either Continental or Full English which can be booked online with your room. Please note: Any bookings over 5 rooms requires full prepayment at the time of booking.
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Hotels in Manchester
With so many things to see and do, our hotels in Manchester help give you the perfect trip, with both luxury and cheap accommodation on offer. Considered by many to be the capital of the North, this city truly has its finger on the pulse, with a thriving business and media sector, celebrities, fashion, fine dining, sport, arts, and much more.
Shopping in Manchester
The city is an ideal spot for both the fashion-conscious and shoppers serious about savings. Visit Selfridges and Harvey Nicholls for the latest designer labels or take a trip to Cross Street where you’ll find independent boutiques specialising in clothes and accessories.
The Arndale is an indoor shopping centre featuring major fashion brands, an extensive food court and free wifi throughout. A little further out, the Trafford Centre features hundreds of high-street store outlets as well as Selfridges and John Lewis – perfect for bagging a bargain. One of the largest shopping centres in Europe, the Trafford Centre can be reached by car, or regular busses run from the city centre.
If you’re looking for something a little different, the streets to the north of Piccadilly Gardens are a treasure trove of independent shops and local designers selling vintage clothes as well as goth, punk, rock, indie and metal styles. Visit Affleck’s Palace in the Northern Quarter for vinyl, posters and comics.
Connections to TV
Manchester is home to a busy media hub, including offices and studios associated with two major television channels. Granada Television produces a range of classic telly here, from soap favourite Coronation Street to the gritty drama Prime Suspect, and offers seasonal tours of the studio, as well as tickets to live-audience shows including stand-up with Peter Key, Harry Hill and Caroline Aherne.
BBC TV recently relocated leading shows including Blue Peter, Dragon’s Den and Match Of The Day. Tours and studio tickets are available throughout the year.
Manchester is noted for its excellent theatres. Larger venues include the Manchester Opera House, a commercial theatre that often plays host to touring West End shows, the Palace Theatre, and the Royal Exchange Theatre, a small producing theatre in the former Cotton Exchange.
The Lowry also features two theatres running crowd-pleasing musicals including Fame, Stompand Happy Days as well as top comedy nights; previous shows include stand-ups Richard Herring, Russell Kane and Lee Hurst.
Head to Proper Tea opposite Manchester Cathedral, an independent tea room owned by TV celebrity Yvette Fielding of Blue Peter fame, for loose teas and homemade cakes. The veteran presenter can often be found behind the till.
Teacup café on Thomas Street in the Northern Quarter is run by the legendary DJ, Mr Scruff. Trendy, but with a friendly atmosphere, Teacup even features Mr Scruff’s own tea. Perfect if you’re on a quest for the perfect brew.
If you’re looking to treat yourself, visit Michael Caines at Abode, the celebrity chef’s two-star Michelin restaurant. For those that like spice, head to Curry Mile – we particularly like Mughli.
Renowned for its musical heritage, Manchester is the birth-place of Factory Records and the legendary Haçienda. Rising to fame in the 80s and 90s, ‘Madchester’ gave us The Smiths, the Stone Roses and New Order to name a few.
Visit one of the oldest and most diverse venues is the Band on the Wall, a live music venue in the Northern Quarter district of the city. Built in the 1860s as the flagship pub of a local brewery, it was originally called the George & Dragon. It got its nickname in the late 1920s or early 1930s from the stage high on the back wall. Today it remains a popular venue for jazz and blues acts.
Live music fans should check out The Albert Hall, an A Grade II listed Wesleyan chapel. The grand and ornate chapel has been restored into a stunning purpose-built music hall and is set to become one of the most atmospheric music and events venues in the UK. Closed for over 40 years and resurrected by Trof, the people behind Gorilla and The Deaf Institute, as an unrivalled events venue, restaurant and bar. Previous acts have included Bombay Bicycle Club and Bonobo.
Head below the railway tracks on Whitworth street and you’ll find Gorilla, a club space and live venue hosting upcoming and big DJs and live acts, not to mention an acclaimed kitchen with award-winning burgers.
For massive headliners, the largest indoor arena in Europe, Manchester Arena regularly welcomes top acts like Michael Buble, Justin Timberlake and Miranda Hart (not on the same stage, fortunately).
Arts and Culture
Manchester has a rich cultural heritage displayed throughout museums and galleries. The Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) celebrates industrial history and houses a large collection of steam locomotives, working machines from the industrial revolution as well as aircraft and space vehicles. It is appropriately housed in the former Liverpool Road railway station, the terminus of the world's first passenger railway.
Sitting at the heart of the redeveloped Salford Quays, The Lowry, named after the painter, L.S. Lowry, exhibits his acclaimed paintings of industrial scenes in the north of England and works by other noted artists.
The Cornerhouse on Oxford Street is Manchester's international centre for contemporary visual arts and independent film. It has three floors of art galleries, a bookshop, a bar, café and three cinemas showing indie flicks and general releases.
Tucked behind Oxford Road in an old mill is the Anthony Burgess Foundation. The author of the acclaimed novel, A Clockwork Orange is remembered here. The Foundation houses a collection of Burgess’s own furniture, paintings and musical instruments, as well as a café, study centre, library and exhibition space which has regular events such as book launches, talks and small concerts.
Gay and LGBT scene
The thriving gay and lesbian scene centres on the famous Canal Street, home of the hit TV series Queer as Folk. Today, Canal Street is as much about café culture as its famous clubs and bars and features its very own VIP card, so you can take advantage of great local deals in restaurants and shops.
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