Holiday Inn Express Manchester Airport
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHoliday Inn Express Manchester Airport
Yes it's not the most beautiful of places to stay, but if your just interested in a few hours kip before an early morning flight then you can't really go wrong at this price! £6 each- bargain. Had to go and ask for extra towel, tea and mug at reception but got them straight away so no bother.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Holiday Inn Express Manchester Airport
Good But No Air Conditioning
The room was clean, the people at the desk were courteous and the restaurant was fine. However, it was a very hot day when I arrived and to my amazement, the room had no air conditioning. It didn't have a fan either and the window could only be opened about six inches. The temperature in the room was very uncomfortable. So overall I would say it is a good value unless it is a hot day.
I Have to Disagree - Not That Good
Travelodge Manchester Airport is relatively new. One would therefore expect it to be clean and pleasant. What I didn't expect was the lack of amenities: no in-room phone and no pay phone anywhere on the premises; a 3 pound charge for the van service to the airport; no cable tv; no toiletries beyond a cheap sliver of soap. All for 50 pounds! The rooms are constructed on the cheap so much so that I suspect the hotel will be a shabby place to stay within a very short time. Alas, there are not many alternatives in this price range.
Ideal stay for an early flight
Check was quick and efficient. Room was clean and comfortable with everything we needed for an overnight stay.
As we had an early flight we did not want to worry about going out for something to eat so we had a drink and some food in the bar, we were really impressed with the food and the portions were huge, much better than expected. The staff were friendly and the service was good.
We could have left our car at the hotel and paid the rate there however we had booked the shuttle park which was only a very short drive away, a bus then takes you from the shuttle park to the terminals.
We would definitely stay here again.
Value For Money and Very Convenient
Fairly new hotel so although rooms are the fairly basic Travelodge standard they are bright, clean and comfortable. We booked a Saver room at £26, so at £13pp it was amazing value. The hotel is in a great location, only 5 mins by taxi to the airport and a short walk to the local pub. When we arrived (mid afternoon) we were the only people in the hotel bar so it wasn't exactly atmospheric! I had heard there was a nearby pub so asked staff for directions and the nearby 'Romper' pub was v easy to find, just 5 mins walk away. It's an old style pub and well worth the walk as the food is excelllent.
The hotel booked our taxis for departure and they were there waiting as we got downastairs. My friend left their phone in the room so we called from the airport and they had it sent on to us by taxi in a matter of minutes - great service.
What a bargain 10.00 on the website as a supersaver room.
Stayed there for the night before we flew off to Spain and checked in at 7pm then out at 4am. Only catch was we had to pay 5.00 to park our car there.
The location is perfect nearly at the end of the runway and only took us 5 mins in the car to get to the airport.
This travelodge is almost brand new and it showed as the rooms were lovely and very new/clean with nice big bathroom, 2 beds and a bed/settee all nice and comfy.
If you can book inadvance it's a bargain
Stayed one night in this new hotel after a long travel day. Need a car or taxi to get there, but only about 5-10 minutes' drive from Terminal. Staff was helpful and check in was fast. Hotel was completely booked for the night. Rooms are typical Travelodge - nice comfortable beds, but no extras. If you just want a place to sleep and shower, this is it! I think the hotel has a restaurant, but we did not use it. Definitely recommend it.
Bargin, don't try to walk to the airport!
We stayed here a day before a flight, as I'm from Manchester we just stayed here as the room was a £10 bargin due to the travelodge special offer.
It's probably the best value £10 I've ever spent - the room was better than most places we paid for in the week previously at 7-8times the rate! Just don't expect too many extra's - like all travelodges it doesn't have anymore than you could need. Then again for the price of the room and that it was huge - we could have easily had 4 people in here, and bedding for that as well.
As it's brand new all the facilities are very shiny, the bar also seemed busy (though we didn't stay). Finally the hotel were only too happy to book us a taxi for the following morning (£6 to the airport), though don't cut it close as both taxis going at our time, 4am, were about 15minutes late.
The only thing to say is - don't try to walk to the airport, as I was meeting a friend there for an evening meal we decided to walk rather than call another taxi (having taken a taxi there). Though the hotel is actually quite close to the airport you have to take a huge long loop to get there, overall the walk took us about 40minutes, so be warned. That said it was a pleasant enough walk on reasonably quiet country roads.
Top quality though, even for the normal rate of £46 it's well recommended.
Stayed overnight here before flying off to the States early the next day. Took a taxi from the airport, which was £5 and took 5 minutes. It took a few minutes for the car park barrier to open, so as we only had hand luggage hopped out of the cab at the barrier. Check-in was quick, friendly and efficient. Reception area very spacious with a few seats and vending machines. Our room as a family room with kingsize bed and sofa. Bed was quite comfortable but did have the 'roll together' factor - as I've found do all Travelodges! The corridors smelt new - carpets etc and the whole hotel was spotless.
There was a nice bar area, where they also serve food, but can't comment on that as we only had a drink.
If you want somewhere else to eat, try 'The Romper' - a lovely pub about 10 minutes walk away. Cross the road in front of the car park entrance, turn left at the lights and carry on. We have a lovely meal and a couple of drinks.
On check-in we prebooked a cab back to the airport and arriving in reception 10 minutes early, the cab was waiting. £6 back to the airport and again only 5 minutes.
We booked this hotel online at a bargain price of £10.00. I'd definitely stay there again if I could get such a good rate!
Needing to be in Manchester (UK) for two nights, I noted that the Travel Lodge were doing a £26 special. Now Travel Lodge are notoriously basic, utilitarian to a fault and usually require a trip to the adjacent Happy Chef for breakfast. WOW !!!! What a surprise. This is as near to a normal hotel as possible with real live receptionists and the adjacent bistro/supper bar had the most incredibly helpful staff.
True, most people who stop there will be one-nighters en route but the location is not that bad for North Wales/ Cheshire/ South Manchester and there's a Motorway by the door for Manchester if you want it.
Things to be wary of: an unexpected £5 per day parking ( not applicable to me as the barrier was broken) and breakfast is extra so if you're price-comparing be careful. And if you use the signs for Manchester Airport, you'll NEVER find it - it's actually about 200yards from the next exit.
A real find - don't judge it as a Travel Lodge - it's miles better!!!!!!!
Good value for money
We stayed at the Travelodge in December for one night to save the hassle of travelling to the airport in the morning from Leeds. Total cost was £10 for room (bargain price), £5 for taxi there from Manchester Airport rail station then £6 from hotel to terminal 1 - so £21 altogether!
We ate in the restaurant at night - food was good and good service at restaurant, bar and front desk. Rooms like any other travelodge but fine for one night.
The only thing I would say is if you are getting to the airport by public transport don't bother turning up any earlier than early evening as there isn't really anything to do except drink and eat as the location is a fair trek from the airport, but I'll use it again, especially if I can get the £10 rate!
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