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Rugby, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Didn't use the hotel but based on the service from the lounge/bar area I would love to, staff very friendly, Iona one of the members stood out with great customer service, can't wait to return, would definitely recommend

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed at the macdonald last night - hotel room was fabulous and spacious, staff really friendly and helpful and breakfast was excellent. I took one star off for the fact that you have to go up to 3rd floor for the toilets when in the ground floor bar or use the one disabled toilet by the lifts. Poorly thought out... More 

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Oswestry, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I booked this hotel as a Christmas present for me and my partner. I was delighted when we arrived, the hotel had a quirky and modern feeling throughout. The restaurant was lovely as well as the food. Breakfast was great the next morning too - so much choice. Our room was perfect, not overcrowded with items/objects but classy. The bed... More 

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Rugeley, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The room was spacious, plush and very warm during the very cold nights. The only gripe was the lack of a complimentary bottle of water when we arrived. The bar staff were exceptionally helpful and cheerful despite a couple of very demanding visitors, namely ourselves lol. We would like to personally thank the bar staff Charlotte, Chris, Tom, Kinga and... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I stayed at the Macdonald Manchester for three weeks in Nov 16. The first impression was good with easy check in and polite staff, the room was a good size and everything looked right. However, my feelings about the hotel went down as I realised that it had not been maintained properly. As I did not stay over the weekends... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Pro: Friendly staff, prompt check in, excellent rooms with good sound proofing/ double glazed windows, bed was comfortable, heating cooling was good, anti fog mirror in bathroom, black out curtains, excellent location Con: Breakfast was pretty basic, no selection of cold meats, only white bread, limited selection of fruits, gym not open 24hrs, could do with a hand towel rail... More 

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Peak District, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed here a week ago with my wife for a gig and some Xmas shopping. Hotel itself was great - nice sizeable room overlooking the city and a great breakfast with lots of options the next morning. Plus helpful staff which is always a plus. The only downside is making sure you can find the car park. Not very well... More 

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GenManManchester, General Manager at Macdonald Manchester Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Colin Thank you for choosing to stay at Macdonald Manchester and for taking the time to write a review. I am delighted that you enjoyed you stay and the team will be proud to receive your positive comments. To assist future visitors if traveling by car please use M1 2AR which will direct you the hotel’s car park on... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed for three nights at the hotel (Thursday to Sunday) and booked through a hotel accommodation website. We got a really good, cheap price compared to the normal rate so was looking forward to our stay. Check in was easy and the lady was friendly and informative. When we entered our room there was a distinctly unpleasant smell (sewerage).... More 

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GenManManchester, General Manager at Macdonald Manchester Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for the time to write about your experience and please accept my apolopgies for the obvious service defects. I would really appreciate an opportunity to discuss your feedback in more detail. The issues raised are certainly not our usual standards and I can only address the root causes once I know the actual room number and... More 

Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Me and my partner stayed here last weekend and never again will I use the spa again was booked in for 4.30pm in a double room and my partner gets called at 4.15pm I am still waiting at 5pm for my treatment the staff in the spa were disgusting looked at me like I was stupid when I said I... More 

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GenManManchester, General Manager at Macdonald Manchester Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest I was very concerned to read your comments, in order for me to fully investigate I would be grateful if you contact me directly at your own convenience so that I can obtain some further details. Regards Johan Scheepers More 

Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I am not normally one for writing reviews but I had to give credit where it is due. We are holding our wedding reception here next year and went for the menu tasting. Every starter, main course and dessert that we had were absolutely amazing it has made our choice very difficult! The service was excellent to. I also have... More 

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GenManManchester, General Manager at Macdonald Manchester Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Marcia, Thank you for choosing Macdonald Manchester Hotel to celebrate such a memorable day, we are really looking forward to hosting your wedding reception. The team really appreciate your comments. We look forward to seeing you in the near future. Kind Regards Johan Scheepers More 

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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Wheelchair Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Macdonald Manchester Hotel & Spa, set in the heart of Cottonopolis, is Manchester's largest four-star hotel. Perfectly located if travelling by rail, road or foot, our eyecatching expanse dominates the skyline all the way from Piccadilly Station to the Mancunian Way allowing quick and easy access to and from all the major motorways. The team at our hotel in Manchester is driven to deliver an outstanding guest experience and has a reputation for its service standards and food quality. As the 2013 winner of "The best sleep in the city" award (Manchester Evening News), it combines 338 beautiful bedrooms with state of the art conferencing, an indulgent urban spa and first class bar and live theatre restaurant experience in our Scottish Steak Club. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Macdonald Manchester Hotel & Spa

Address: London Road | Piccadilly, Manchester M1 2PG, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Greater Manchester > Manchester
Price Range: €94 - €320 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Macdonald Manchester Hotel & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 338
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Hotel Style:
#6 Spa Hotel in Manchester
#19 Business Hotel in Manchester
#27 Luxury Hotel in Manchester
#28 Romantic Hotel in Manchester
#43 Family Hotel in Manchester
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“City view room high up.”
 of 5 bubbles LordAusto, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms in front can be a little bit noisy until 11.00 pm. Rooms at the rear face the Piccadilly station”
 of 5 bubbles marianbucharest, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Check how far your room is from the lift. Higher the floor the better panoramic view”
 of 5 bubbles MalcolmC123, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Fantastic view from the 8th floor excellent”
 of 5 bubbles annecahill1, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Would advise booking an executive king on a higher floor, starting with 01 or 02 for a better view.”
 of 5 bubbles dvpemberton, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
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