DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Piccadilly
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... their throats as they entered our room at 3:00 am as loud as possible. I don’t believe I have never heard anyone have complete disrespect for others like that. I knew we should have got the second to cheapest room. The cheapest ones always tend to attract at least one person like that (much less three). Nicolette commented sternly to them in a mother tone and they said something somewhat smartassed and shut up. We were on our breaking point and I’m glad it came ...
I'm struggling with sleep. I always do when I travel to England but normally I can sleep it off by ruining a day or two. But this time I can't really do that. Being constantly on the move and having to carry a backpack while exhausted is not as easy. Plus Dan has already made me run with my backpack on. What an awful moment! Not to mention my shoelace came undone. So obviously I was going to fall to my death. (Only ...
... As I'm getting out of my seat I see that the recline button was under my seat. Kill me. Lol Oh and I was "randomly" selected upon boarding to have my documents checked by police officers before boarding. I'm so lucky. So I arrived. Got my bag. Walked out into the open. Couldn't find Dan. Oh I'm screwed. I started walking toward the buses like he told me to if he wasn't there for some odd reason. I realized I was going the wrong way and I stopped. My head was ...
... brother, my nephew Ashley and his girlfriend Amy-Lou. Not often am I the shortest person in a group but I think it's on this occasion. Good food and a nice waitress from Winnipeg. Things have definitely changed for the better. Back home to watch the end of Stage 2 on TV at my brother's house. He tells me it is a measure of Tour mania that this was the first time he has watched a ...
... the shuttle for the short ride from the visitor's centre. We drove past fields of grain and wild rabbits within sight of the major thoroughfare, and finally crested the hill where we could see this circle of huge (some 25 tons) stones, placed between 3000 and 2000 BC. After disembarking, we were given the short guidelines by the security guard (don't touch, stand or climb on the rocks), then were free to wander about for an hour or so, trying to ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Piccadilly
I stayed here for a week in August and thoroughly loved it. I rang them directly and they offered a better rate than the ones I found online.
The room is bright and modern. A big plus is that they have an Apple IMAC in everyroom with free internet access. The hotel offers 24 hour room service which was useful for the late night cravings when I didn't want to go out alone in the city.
Location couldn't be better. It is literally next door to the Picadilly train station and just a 5 minutes' walk to the main shopping area. The city offers free bus shuttle service from the train station to certain areas around town.
The staff was very helpful and couldn't be friendlier. (especially Pat, the concierge)
I would definitely stay here again.
Excellent city hotel
Spent 2 really good nights at the City Inn (Manchester). Booked through hotel's own website as there are really good offers at the moment. If you want comfy, contemporary 4 star accomodation this is the place. The i-mac system is excellent as are the CD / DVD choices to use with it. There's a proper hair dryer and ironing board which lightens the packing and the mini bar is well stocked and not too overpriced!
I'd recommend breakfast (served until 11am on the weekends) as the food is excellent and the surroundings very cool. All the staff were lovely and the location is great for both transport and ease of walking around the city. We'd definitely stay again.
Had a great stay at this new hotel, although I expected a few teething problems with it being a new building there wern't too many issues.
Food was great followed by a relaxing drink in the bar.
Our room was lovely and had a great view of the city.
Parking was a bit hard to find but got there in the end.
All staff very friendly and helpful, especially Lee on reception, asked his advice on where to go on a night out, he gave us clear directions and a map which helped! Had a great night.
Will be staying at city inn again.
Really cool hotel
stayed one night for a surprise bday treat for my husband.The location is perfect, two minutes walk out of picadilly station. The hotel had only been open for five weeks and you can certainly tell.I booked a club room and it was beautiful. The imac system was very cool.The staff are all so pleasant as are the little special touches like a birthday card, the complimentary drinks and fruit platter on arrival.Very well looked after at breakfast time. Huge amount of choice for everyone.Will definitely be returning here again.
Although initially this hotel looks very impressive and modern it seems to be having some teething problems and some of the staff are not as helpful as they could be.
I stayed in the City Inn June 2007 for one night. The hotel was recommended by a taxidriver, and they should know. Getting to the hotel from the railway station at Piccadilly could not be easier - there is a walkway from the station that takes you over a main road - it takes all of 1 minute!
The hotel reception is excellent, with staff who are ready to answer any queries you might have. Check-in and check-out were very streamlined.
My room was bright and overlooked a busy junction, with great views of busy Manchester. The double glazing was so good that not a noise was heard.
Breakfast was more than adequate and the coffee shop relaxing. The hotel is new and clean. I hope it stays that way.
We have just returned from a one night stay at the City Inn, Manchester - which was booked as part of a package to see the Rod Stewart Concert.
The hotel is located across the street from Manchester Piccadily station which is a great location. It is a few minutes walk to the city centre and there is a Tesco Express right around the corner. I had booked two nights (June 22 + 23) for my wife's birthday, and 2 days before we were due to arrive a member of staff called to ask what time we would be arriving as they had arranged for a birthday cake to be in our room on arrival. This was a really nice touch. We also had a complimentary fruit bowl and bottle of water. Check in was quick and staff were helpful, friendly and professional. As part of the package we had complimentary drinks for each night of the stay and 15% off meals in the restaurant. The service was excellent and we both enjoyed the food and found it to be reasonably priced.
The only down side to this Hotel is I booked it for a suprise for my husband and I for his birthday and 3 weeks before we were arriving my I found out my husband had a meeting he could not get out of. I called the hotel to change the booking to the Saturday and they told me this was not possible even though they had rooms availables because I did not purchase the flexible rate room which was an extra £10. I said I would pay the extra £10 now and they said this was not allowed I would have to cancel the room and pay £110 for the room on the Saturday. I was angry because I didnt see why this was a major issue I have done this a few times with hotels.