The Palace Hotel

Address: Oxford Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, England, M6O 7HA, United Kingdom | 3 star hotel
 
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Location

This 3 star hotel, located in the Manchester City Centre area of Manchester, is near Manchester Art Gallery, The Bridgewater Hall, Stapeley Water Gardens, and Cornerhouse Gallery.
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Palace Hotel Manchester

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Terrible place, arrived and had to wait to check in, no porter to carry luggage, had booked an upgraded room, it was large, but smelt, bed covers stained, curtains obviously dirty, no minibar, bathroom mouldy, no airconditioning. When I asked for another room, they were very unhelpful, so we decided to leave, and moved to eleven didsbury park.

The Lobby/ Bar area had very old carpets, that were torn, and sellotaped down. Really rundown, with staff who don't care, shame as is very nice building.

An aquired taste

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Only stayed the one night but would investigate other options next time. The hotel is somewhat awe inspiring initially. It will appeal very much to admirers of architecture with the marble staircases, tiled walls and ornate pillars. These features, however, continue into the rooms themselves which give a sense of 'institution' about the place. I got the impression there is a cheap wing which is adjacent to Oxford Road station and the bedrooms nearest the station and railway bridge could do with some massive soundproofing. My heating did not work and was upgraded with no fuss to the more expensive Excalibur wing. Rooms much better but somehow for me, the buidling did not work as a hotel.

Worth a look round for the architecture though.

Impressive public rooms but....

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The bedroom was cold and noisy. There was no heating apart from a small blow-heater. The bathroom was in need of attention and had no shower.

Elegance & style

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We stayed in february 2004 and had a glorious stay. The classical & elegant feel of the hotel, backed up by superb customer care made me feel like we were staying in a five star hotel. I would definitly recommend this hotel if staying in Manchester.

Avoid this non palace

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We booked an 'executive' room which was not available. They told us we were be given a suite! The room was at the top of the building, had peeling wallpaper, a window which could not be closed but was nailed!!

and the train platform was right outside.We refused to accept it but it took major complaints to get a move(we travel a lot in North America so we know to assert yourself) Eventually we got a decent room and a reduction but I got the opinion it was only because we refused to take no. There are many better hotels in Manchester. Enjoy the public rooms but avoid staying here!D.G.

More like a dungeon than a palace

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We ended up at the Palace because it was the only place we could find with availabilty at the time - now I know why. The rooms were stifling hot (this was in late November) and all the eindows were sealed shut.

The shower was broken which didn't matter as there was little hot water anyway. We were also kept awake most of the night by the party in the ballroom next door. Grim.

Could have been better.

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We stayed at the Palace on the 15th November 2003 and were disappointed. Before we arrived at the hotel I called the hotel to enquire about parking and concierge were sullen and unhelpful. The reception and lounge areas of the hotel were immaculate but the carpet around the edge of our room looked filthy and the bath was full of unpleasant marks. The curtain was ripped from its lining and was not thick enough to keep street light out and the windows vibrated loudly when large vehicles passed by.

At breakfast, there were no available cleared tables and we were not offered tea or coffee. The food was good in general but the staff were not as pleasant and friendly as they should have been.

Overall, a disappointment and we won't be staying there again.

We're giving it a second chance; any other reviews?

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We stayed at this hotel in August 2002 and were somewhat disappointed by the quality of our bedroom. Indeed, the first room we were offered had sprung a leak, with water damage to the inside of the window and curtains. The second room was spartan and a bit grubby, but at least habitable.

The public rooms are mightily impressive, and I have heard nothing but good reports from colleagues who have stayed, so are going to give it a second chance (early December), to see if the whole operation has been brought up to the 4-star standards that Le Meridien claim.

Expect a full (and hopefully glowing) report in due course.

Grotty bedroom. Indifferent reception staff.

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This hotel shows clear signs of decay in quality and service. Our double room was small, plainly furnished, generally grubby with poor decor, old peeling paint (complete with some graffiti), defective floor tiles and a generous collection of cigarette ends outside on the window sill! The heater was stuck on and the room was like an oven, with only one tiny restricted window for ventilation. Reception staff put on a display of indifference when we mentioned these problems and declined to change our room. We didn't give up, so they eventually produced one small electric fan. Not the most comfortable of nights.

Shame, because last time we stayed (about 2 years ago) we thought this hotel was great. That's why we came back.

Never Again!

Loved the claw foot bathtub

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I have nothing but great memories from this fantastic hotel, whose building used to be an assurance company in Manchester. The hall with the safes is still there, and serveral bathrooms are octagonal, with hardwood flooring and a clawfoot bath, easily big enough for two.

Very relaxed, oppulent hotel, with friendly staff and great service.

Can't wait for the oppportunity to be in Manchester again just to stay at the Palace Hotel.

TripAdvisor Reviews The Palace Hotel Manchester

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Travel Blogs from Manchester

Trip itinerary... for those interested!

A travel blog entry by lucy.snowball on Jan 03, 2015

People have been asking where I'll be on my trip, so here's a vague break down....

Currently: Manchester

Mon 5th Jan- Jamaica

Mon 12th Jan- Cuba via Cayman Islands

Mon 26th Jan-Mon 23rd March: Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama

Mon 23rd March - Fri 10th April: Colombia and Ecuador

Friday 10th - Sat 25th April: Peru and Bolivia
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Peak District weekend

A travel blog entry by bozenamyslinska on Jan 02, 2015

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The Kiwi Adventure begins

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Around Manchester city

A travel blog entry by york-manchester on Nov 04, 2014

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Male,
approximately 18 years old



So are you here from Manchester?



- Yeah, I live right over there (points at building)



How
long have you lived here?



-All my life



How
was it growing up in Manchester?



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Train trip to Manchester Airport

A travel blog entry by stevegrace on Jul 28, 2014

Up and going with no problems.
Downstairs for one more lovely breakfast.
Straight forward check out.
Short walk to the Leeds railway station to catch the train to Manchester Airport.

Ticket in hand, standing on the platform, about to board train.
SMS arrives on my phone from KLM - our flight to Rome has been cancelled!

So, we board the train with fingers crossed, hoping that something will be sorted by the time we get ...

Traveler Photos The Palace Hotel Manchester

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