Novotel Manchester Centre
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... giving out free iced late’s and we took a survey so we could get two extra ones. They cost almost 2 pounds each! She rolled her eyes as we took a ridiculous survey, however was extremely happy when I woke her up the next morning with two cold ones in my hands.
We bought a packed lunch and had a picnic in the park and we people watched for a while. There were singers who were breathtaking, activists who wouldn’t let me enjoy a bite of my ham ...
... my way around the place with all the familiar items, pictures and smells I finally broke down as I walked into the third bedroom with the old bunk beds we used when we were little. I have been avoiding thinking about my Grandpas passing but there was no avoiding here. I miss him terribly. But his home will hopefully help me get past this odd sleep cycle I have. (As I write this at 2:45am!!!!!!) I am going to show Dan ...
... 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 ...
... GPS and farm tractors slowed us down a bit, but we did see some of the more well-known villages that Rick Steves raves about. There wasn't too much parking available, because in June, most everyone apparently goes to the Cotswolds. After a few photos taken out the window, I conceded it was better to get back on the M-something or other and get going to Manchester.
We hit some rain and delays with construction and accidents, and descended with ...
... will try and put the blogs up as often as possible (but that may not be all that often)! We hope you all have a great summer - we know we will. I can't wait to get back to basics camping and operating in daylight hours and by head torch at night. We will be in touch soon. Kwaheri - Safari njema. Gem & ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Novotel Manchester Centre
Absolutely Fine. Good Value.
A very clean and comfortable hotel in a great, quiet location. only 10 mins walk from anywhere in city. very close to chinatown (recommend the red chilli on portland st...just dont worry about a starter...massive portions gorgeous food).
bar was nearly full on sat evening with sky sports available good craic going, good selection of beers etc.
staff are excellent and very friendly. good selection at breakfast with decent fry (£12 if you don't book with your room).
£7 in black taxi to manchester united (leave 1.5 hrs before kick-off). £17 to airport.
casino is 3 minutes walk away.
internet available at a big cost! go to hotel ibis(sister hotel) next door for cheaper online thrills.
would definately stay again.
For European standards, this was a great hotel! The room was clean and a good size, considering we were 2 adults and 2 kids and the staff service was fantastic! Make sure you have breakfast included in your cost initially and if you call them direct, we found we got a better rate during our holiday stay. The breakfast is wonderful, a cold cereal, fruit, yogurt, juices area and a hot breakfast section as well! Would stay again in a heart beat!
My favourite in Manchester
Let's get the bad news out of the way first. The bedrooms are merely reasonably comfortable. Nothing to rave about, just reasonably comfortable beds, a sofa/bed, sattelite TV, etc. What I really like about this hotel is the ground floor.
Most of the reception staff are very pleasant, there is a PS2 to play on, breakfast is a help-yourself with a superb choice of hot & cold dishes, evening meals are very good and the bar is excellent. Very friendly staff.
And all this just across the road from Chinatown.
My hotel of choice in Manchester. Beware, prices range from reasonable to expensive depending on time of year and how busy it is.
Comfortable, good value for money, expensive breakfast
Very comfortable and clean. Was quite surprised at how good, given the price I paid (£49). The breakfast is a bit overpriced at £12 a head, ie 50% of the room price for two people (didn't actually have it, just went out instead).
Parking not exactly cheap. Hotel has no arrangement with the car park. It is conveniently located under the hotel though.
A pleasant stay
We booked the room over the net on the strenght of its location and favourable Tripadvisor reviews. The hotel is very central - right by the gates of Chinatown, the rooms were very clean and spacious. The staff were friendly and the breakfast was excellent - a buffet including everything imaginable. The rest of the hotel is absolutely lovely. We really enjoyed our stay and we had a wonderful weekend in Manchester!
Great value for money.
We stayed in the Novotel lately and were delighted with the quality of the food and service. The rooms were spacious and spotless. The breakfast was the best I have had in any hotel. All kinds of cerial, fruit and cold meats were available as well as the usual full cooked breakfast.
I booked late and found it expensive but if I could afford it I would not stay in any other hotel in Manchester as it was still good value for money.
P.S. We take up to ten week-end breaks, in the UK and Ireland, each year so I am familiar with the standards available.
Below expectations but has many good points
I stayed here with my sister last Thursday and Friday nights having booked it over the net on the strenght of its location and favourable Tripadvisor reviews. The hotel is very central, rooms were quite a good size, some of the staff were quite friendly and the breakfast was excellent. However, we did find some of the other staff quite snooty and two ion particular were very unfriendly. Also having specifically booked a twin room we were disappointed to get a room with a double and a quite unconfortable sofa bed. OVerall, therefore quite good but with some problems and below our general expectation.
It's almost five star!
No, it's not luxury - but it's fantastic value for money. What lets it down is the basic level of comfort in the bedrooms - flat carpet, hard beds and no mini-bar. But they're very roomy and clean. The rest of the hotel is absolutely lovely. The decor is modern, the atmosphere relaxed and the staff friendly and helpful. The bar looks five-star, but with three-star prices. The breakfast is fab - a buffet including everything imaginable, and the cooked breakfast cooked to perfection. Great location - check out the Circus Tavern just up the road for the most original (and tiny) pub in Manchester city centre. And the amazing nightlife that is Canal Street is just minutes away. I will be back!
Great location, very helpful staff
The location of this hotel is second to none - right by the gates of Chinatown, with everything on your doorstep. The rooms are a good size, very clean and well decorated.
Parking is extra and charged by the hour - 24 hours parking is £13, although there are probably cheaper public car parks around. The breakfast is very good but pricey at £12, so if you want breakfast book a rate which includes it.
We had a slight problem with the room configuration we had booked, and initially they tried to charge us extra to sort it out, however eventually this was all sorted out to our satisfaction.
I was also very impressed with how helpful the staff were - after I left an item of clothing behind they kindly sent it on to me free of charge.
Home away from home
It's the third time that I stayed @ Novotel Manchester City Center in less than a year. (Please, keep in mind that there are two Hotel Novotel in Manchester -- City Center and West) I like it since it's very modern in design. The staff are very helpful and accomodating. The rooms are big and so is the bathroom.
Location -- being @ the city center, it's close to the shopping area, great restaurants, bars, and pubs.
Ideal for business or pleasure trip. For family or single traveller.