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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 …
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After that had a meal at the Queen Victoria which is a very old pub, and then a walk around the shops in the old town. The shops are at ground level and also on an upper level. Chester isan old Roman town and has kept it's character throughout hundreds of years. The wall is still in remarkble condition and is almost 90% complete.
Back down the motorway on Thursday to Ellesmere Port where the Waterways museum is. I guess you have to like boats, especially narrow boats, to enjoy a day out here. Just like yeaterday the weather was kind n the morning, but by 3.30 it was getting dark and cold.
still, we had a good look around the museum and spent about three hours there. Lots of things to see and in summer there are boat trips up the canal.
A good day out.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Mitre Hotel Manchester
Won't be Staying Here again
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.
On a plus side the MEN Arena is just a stones throw away from this hotel, but if I need to stay in Manchester again, i'll spend a little bit more and stay elsewhere & walk a few extra yards. You pay for the location here and nothing else.
We spent £70.00 to stay here for one night, which did not include Breakfast, that cost an extra £6.95 per person.
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.
Not worth the price at all!
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 think it was so expensive due to the loaction and the fact that its old and has history, but it's old in the rooms too I'm afraid.
I had read dire reviews on this website before coming, but though perhaps people had just been too picky, but I was proved wrong.
You have to walk through a smokey bar to get to reception, there are so many stairs up to the rooms and the floor is all crooked due to it being old, even the banister is broken and wobbles when you hold onto it.
If it cost £20 a night I would find it acceptable but for £100 it was a joke. The first thing I noticed in the room was that the wallpaper was falling off in spots. There was grime around the bathtub and it reminded me of University communes! We complained and they showed us another room which had been 'modernised'. This meant a bit more modern with Ikea pictures on the wall. Once again- not worth £100.
We had also been quoted as having breakfast included but when we arrived we were told it wasn't and that it would cost an additional £5 per person. I don't eat fry up and am wheat intolerant but they said their continental breakfast had no meats or cheeses.
We then politely told them that we couldn't stay there and after a long and stressful mission of trying to find a vacany elsewhere (Manchester was full with football and two concerts over the weekend), the receptionists at Renaissance Hotel were nice enought to call around other hotels for us and we stayed at the Arora International.
It was a 15 minute walk away but included breakfast and was only £20 more expensive, but 4 star! It all worked out in the end but I can't belive that they have the audacity to charge so much at the Mitre, for so little.
Superb, welcoming, well located hotel
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.
The first night I booked into the Mitre was for my 21st birthday and I got a great deal, I thought the staff were being generous for my birthday. A month later, I popped into the hotel to book another night at the hotel - after all, it's so central, I can stay here and get up for work with only a 5 minute walk into the office! I got an even better deal on my second visit. The staff are lovely, very accomodating. When I arrived back at the hotel around 2am, the gentleman manning the bar was more than happy to serve me a pint.. much better service than most hotels.
I'll be honest. If you are visiting the city for a holiday, this probably isn't the best place to stay - it's not a holiday hotel. What it's great for, is people who are staying a few nights in the city and aren't bothered about fancy hotels - they just want good welcoming service and a comfy room for the night!
I shall be booking more rooms this week for my friend's birthday. Mitre hotel is sure to please them all!
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.
Bad points. Booked a triple room with 3 beds, got a double room with a camp bed. Ok fortunately we were all girls and didn't mind sharing a double bed, but the camp bed was awful, I wouldn't have let a small child sleep on it, never mind a grown adult.
The hotel was wonky. Everything seemed to slide in one direction! - Our ensuite room shower didn't appear to work, either scolding hot or freezing cold. There was no plug so coudn't even have a bath. (however, the bathroom was very clean).
The windows opened onto a small area, which stunk of sewers and wasn't very nice at all.
During the night, we were kept awake by the boiler which was on for 5 minutes and then off to two minutes and so on, also kept awake by the noise of people in the hotel, as the doors were banging. It was awful.
Was charged £70 for a double bed and a camp bed, which to me was very steep, as it didn't even include breakfast.
I won't stay there again. Would have been acceptable if it was cheap, but considering you can get a room in a travel lodge for less than that with far better quality.
A couple of the staff were really friendly, and they let us keep our bags in the reception area. The hotel needs to either revamp itself or reduce its prices.
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:
The exterior is gorgeous.
Great location if you want to be in the newly re-developed Victoria area.
The interiors were probably furnished and painted in the early 70's, wallpaper is peeling off the wall. Lot's of ingrained dirt.
There was no plug in the bath.
There was a condom wrapper sat at the back of the wardrobe - classy!
The residents bar was rocking till 4:30 in the morning - unfortunately there is nothing in the way of soundproofing so the wife and I couldn't sleep.
One of the staff had great pleasure laughing at some poor east-european guys whose booking agency had messed up their dates and so were left roomless. Some sympathy would have been nice.
All in all, an expensive sleepless night. Aviod at all costs.
'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.