Hilton Manchester Deansgate
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We made it safe and sound. The flight was great and the taxi ride to the hotel was our first experience riding on the opposite side of the road. The highway signs said interesting things like 'welcome break ahead' and 'slow down now'. Our taxi driver had a thick accent but we could understand him. Our hotel is on an inner street not accessible by car so we were dropped off near ...
... We had no idea of how much of one until we were walking back upstairs and saw the poster on the wall enlightening us that there was a drag show on stage every Thursday night at 9:00, and Thursday it was!
We enjoyed a great night of drinks and movies and departed the next day with a great deal of plans ahead of us. We were a little bit more prepared for what lied ahead that day as we made our way past the rainbow flags and flagrant signs. We were both taken ...
... outcomes come to mind) Every day i caffeinate myself enough that I don't get tired until about 5 or 6pm. Then I take a nap and usually wake up by 1 and can't fall back asleep. Dan has tried to keep me up and not let me nap but eventually there's only so much he can do before I'm asleep. I'm so exhausted all the time that I can barely make a decision about anything. It's like the decision making portion of my brain ...
On Wednesday the goal was to ride around 55km as this is about the daily distance next week. We started the morning by heading towards one of the parks in Manchester. We knew the park was on a hill but I hadn't quite mentally prepared myself for 8km slow constant climb. I made it to the top without walking! I am not a hill convert though I would rather go round a hill then up it :). After a while riding through the park we decided to head out ...
... interesting stories about the Hathaways, Shakespeare & life in Tudor times including anecdotes about the origins of some common expressions. "Under the thumb", "curfew" & "backlog" all originated from the fire in the hearth & the fact that it was not allowed to go out. Drove north on the M6 to Manchester & spent the afternoon at Tatton Park which is ...
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Top Hotel for views of the city.. but the staff and everything else was not great, thought the staff were rude, and didnt really have a clue of how to do their job.. ok so we can understand many teething problems when just opened to the public, but you should not let guests stay whilst you have faulty fire alarms going off all the time.
Stayed at Hilton Deansgate for 2 nights from October 25th. As a Gold VIP member I expected (in line with other Hiltons I have stayed in) an upgrade to executive floor. This did not happen (hotel policy) - the check in employee advised me to complain via the hotel's comment card. The comment card invited me to make comments and stated that the manager liked to have direct contact with guests in responding to comments. Despite leaving my mobile number - no response was received. On my return home I emailed the manager (via email address on hotel website) - again no response.
Far too many teething problems..... The hotel was very grand and great views, it was just the staff, they didn't seem to have a clue! We spoke to many staff regarding our problems... and their response was terrible!
Hilton Manchester Deansgate more than lived upto its "Iconic" name. I stayed there with 2 friends on the night of the 28th October, I believe the hotel to be at full capasity that night and the atmosphere in the hotel was superb. The service we received from staff, especially on the front desk and guest relations was second to none. I never thought I would find a hotel with the same standards I am used to receiving in Thailand and Malaisia in the UK, but I have!
Well what a hotel, beautiful and the views are amazing. We stayed in an executive plus room on the 16th floor there was a plasma tv over the bath! and one in the main bedroom, the views from laying on the bed were fab. The bed was huge and the room lovely.
We stayed at the Hilton for one night on October 27th. The hotel is decorated to a nice modern standard. The views over Manchester are excellent.
My wife and I have just stayed at this hotel for 2 nights and will certainly return. The hotel room was excellent as was the location. The views from our room on the twelth floor across Manchester were superb. The hotel itself has 23 floors, the 23rd housing a cocktail bar with spectactular views.
We stayed at the Deansgate Hilton on a Friday after it had been open a couple of weeks. Arriving in the afternoon, initial views of the ground floor lounge and the clinical reception area left you marginally disappointed. The check in staff were very friendly and efficient. Good start. We had a standard room (exactly the same size as an executive one) and paid £127 including breakfast - but there are deals available for about £180 for two nights if you are here for the weekend. The room is spacious enough (much bigger than the nearby Radisson) with a window that more or less took up one wall : nice if you wanted to gloat down at the rush-hour commuters. Decor is very modern, with interesting lighting (generally a feature of the hotel) good storage space if you need it, internet access/ safe / tea & coffee / ironing board / minbar (ouch!) and beds that are comfortable enough. The bathroom is small, but really well finished with typically trendy fittings and a power shower. We ate in the Podium restaurant on the ground floor, which has a bar at the front full, it seems, of chrome finished garden furniture, apart from a few modern sofas. Slightly strange. The restaurant itself is cavernous, but is cleverly lit and partitioned with low-level sections that still manage to give a feeling of intimacy. A good room. (with normal chairs !) Menu is well balanced & interesting, with a number of local options available: (sausage & mash, black pudding, local cheeses) along with a good variety of more esoteric options. We spent about £100 for an aperitif, three courses each and a decent bottle of wine (£32) about par for a good city centre hotel. The food was generally well above average (one slightly disappointing starter) and the service was very good especially for a new place. Visited the Cloud 23 bar after dinner, and was surprised to see a queue outside, waiting to join the queue inside the foyer, waiting to go up to the bar on the 23rd floor! Residents get to jump this queue to a large extent, but even so, they don't allow a party up to the bar unless there is a table/seat available for the whole group. I guess this maintains the atmosphere of the bar by preventing overcrowding. The bar itself is angular, with a mixture of island tables and bar stools, and more fancy garden furniture. Decent place for people spotting, with the odd minor celeb visible. Expensive enough, with a half-decent bottle of champagne £50, and a bottle of beer £4. Cocktails may be the best value at about £7.50. Speed of service is average, even if pleasant enough. Still, keeps the cost down a bit. Noticed that there was plenty of space in the bar by about midnight, even though it is open until after 2.00 a.m. I guess it's used more as a meeting place before going on to a club. Buffet breakfast was served until 11.00, and the choice was perfectly acceptable, the fresh fruit excellent. All in all the experience compares well with any of the other major city centre hotels, which is a compliment after being open only a few days. We'd stay here again.
The day I retired my wife and I decided to treat ourselves so we booked an Executive Plus room in the brand new Deansgate Hilton. Booking direct was friendly and efficient, pricing seems on line with other Hilton 5* - we paid around £160 ish, I believe for room and breakfast. We were particularly keen to see how a brand new hotel operated - and we expected glitches.Our arrival was problematic and no fault at all of the hotel - roadwaorks had closed the adjacent side street separating the hotel and the NCP multi storey car park. In rush hour traffic we ended up parked next to the Metro line behind GMEX, but that said, the car was fine - sorry I doubted you Manchester ! The hotel itself is spectacular - only the first twenty odd floors belong to Hilton, the remainder are private apartments with a penthouse flat above level 40 that is aparrently sometimes cloud-bound. An open and airy atrium with spacious reception desks was staffed by efficient and very friendly young ladies who directed us to Executive Reception on Floor 23. Here Elaine was very welcoming, offering us drinks and canapes whilst she completed registration. Elaine also let us wander around the next door Bar ( Cloud 23 which has floor to ceiling glass walls and a view in every direction over the city). On speaking to her it was clear that she and all her colleagues were really proud of the hotel and genuinely keen to make it welcoming for guests - this was a theme we would find with all staff and it added to our pleasure to find everyone so genuine and enthusiastic. The Cloud 23 Bar views were only capped by a those through a glass panel in the Executive Lounge floor allowing guests to look right down to the swimming pool , through its glass floor to glimpse the street below. Spectacular was becoming an over used word as we took in the spacious layout of the lounge, which was sensible partitioned to make some seating areas a little more intimate. A plasma TV and complementary internet finished off a very well thought out and very comfortable lounge. Our Exec + room was on the sixteenth floor ( the whole hotel is non-smoking) with again a spectacular view towards the city edges. Warm browns and light wood made the general feel modern yet not too clinical. Again a plasma screen TV in the bedroom and one set into the bathroom wall. The bath itself was one of the six-jetted spa types and was really relaxing. It is complemented by a power shower with one overhead spray with four really powerful (but variable) side shower heads. Both the bath and the shower were really good fun, and very relaxing. As requested, we were met by a bottle of champagne, which we could enjoy whilst weighing up the full suite of extras one expects from Hilton. As we thought, everything was sparkling brand new and there was little really to criticise. Our one problem was the aircon playing up. With the room being quite compact, with the desk lights and TV etc all running, it soon warmed up, and up. Unfortunately it got too hot for comfort, despite very prompt best efforts by the management. Manager Nick was first class in his efforts on our behalf but despite calling out the installation engineer, the problem remained and he undertook to move our rooms to a higher floor where cooler air was assured.