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Well this is the day. Fingers crossed I will be able to cross off this adventure from my Bucket List/Things to do before I die list.
Lovely day, blue sky and a little bit warm, about 22. Walked across the road to our train station, found some Man U supporters (Grandma 75, daughter, grand daughter and grand son) all in their team's shirts …
... going to Oz! People keep telling me it will be the most amazing thing I'll ever do... I am looking forward to seeing the world, meeting new people, experiencing different cultures but most of all I'm looking forward to finding ME! The countdown is on ...
We had no fixed agenda for this trip - decided on the spur of the moment this morning that it was time to go home now - the weather has most definitely taken a wintery turn, and lots to do when we get home.
Agreed that Sylvia, with some more work and modifications is OK for us to take to North America next year, and that probably we won't take the bikes with us (but will ...
Three weeks this Saturday we fly to Heathrow from Manchester for our RTW trip, we are packing away our belongings clothes photos etc, in preparation for Colin,Tom and Anna's Elm Ave take over! when doing this task you think about when you will unpack those things and how the things you experience will have changed you, and you even wonder whether you will ever unpack those things, will they be important ...
After a frenetic few weeks finishing things at work and other places we were delivered to the airport (thanks Max!) and after the obligatory photo at departures, boarded our Etihad plane.
As we spent 15 hours jetting to Abu ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Mitre Hotel Manchester
We stayed here for one night whilst visiting the MEN Arena to watch Lee Evans in November. On arriving at the hotel the bar area & reception looked newly decorated. The rooms were very different though. Our room was tiny with a double bed and didn't look like it had been decorated since the hotel was built. We are no snobs, and as long as a hotel room is clean we are not fussed about luxury, but this room was disgusting, windows wouldn't close properly and the bathroom was just awful. There was a sign on the taps saying "caution water gets hot" The water didn't even get luke warm. I didn't walk in the room bare foot, it was that bad.
Nice location, shame about the room
I was pleased to find the hotel so well located. It is minutes walk from Victoria Station, MEN Arena & the main shopping area.
The bar/reception is fine & the meals are good.
The bedroom was very poor. There was no real wardrobe & the TV was tiny with no remote control. The shower room was unbelievably small. On a positive side, the bed linen was clean enough & there was plenty of tea & coffee provided. The room overlooked the cathedral so was quiet for a city centre hotel and the view was pleasant.
We went to see a concert in Manchester this past weekend and when we arrived at the hotel, already we had the feeling that it wouldn't be worth the £100 per night we had been charged.
I work in Manchester and we often have nights out in the city, which for me means avoiding the half hour journey home. I have two options. I can get the train home at a cost of £5 and be forced into dashing back to the station to catch the last train home around 11:30pm, or I can pop into the Mitre Hotel and get myself a fantastic deal on a comfy bedroom for one night.
This hotel has its good points-lovely building and great location.We left our bags at reception,which wasnt quite as shown on the web-site photos but was ok. Returned later to check-in.person on desk (manager?)was rude,wouldnt listen to our questions.Rooms were awful-asked for two singles next to each other but they were far apart and both very grubby looking (lots of ingrained dirt)with very poor bathroom fittings.Not at all the impression we got from the web site! The window in one room wouldnt shut,door security very poor.Bad attitude from staff when we refused to stay!As two single women,we didnt feel comfortable or safe staying there.
A WASTE OF MONEY
I'd already booked this hotel before seeing the reviews on here...I wish I'd cancelled!
Great location for the arena (we'd booked to see Simon & Garfunkle) and that's about it. The chap on reception when we arrived hardly spoke, no welcoming smile so I knew immediately what to expect and I wasn't wrong...The room cost £70 (no breakfast) and could only be described as worn & shabby. Decor, furniture, the lot. The bathroom had pitted lino on the floor, wonky shower rail and a cheap attachment to the taps that counted as a shower! Water only warm etc. We will never return here again and would advise anyone to avoid it at all costs unless it has a total refurbishment.
Ok, where to I start. Ok on the good points. Fantastic location. a couple of minutes from the arena, and opposite the main shopping street.
I booked in at the Mitre for one night because of the positive comments here, rather than at the Sacha's or Brittania, which are rather down-at-heel but can usually be booked for less than £40 if you look in the right places. So here goes:
'Fantastic time- thanx very much the Mitre Hotel'
i was part of a group of 20 who stayed at the Mitre in February 2002 and we found the staff fantastic and accomodating and so friendly, they couldnt do enough for us, i for one would certainly recommend the hotel, it is also situated in an ideal location near to the main shopping district.
I stayed at the Mitre recently with 3 friends. The two bedrooms i saw were basic with ensuite bathrooms, the decor in the rooms wasn't fabulous but they were clean. The rest of the hotel was fine & the breakfast(what little i ate of it due to a hangover) seemed fine too. The thing that impressed us more than anything was the staff, they were very friendly & nothing was too much trouble for them. So if you're looking for reasonably priced accommodation i would not hesitate to recommend this hotel, i would definately stay there again.