I stayed at this hotel a few weeks ago for the Parklife festival at Heaton Park. My weekend stay with my friends was very pleasant. We booked the hotel for three people and were actually given a room with four beds. We did feel like they picked a room out random when we were checking in as it took them about 10 mins to check us in for some odd reason although it was very busy due to the music festival. Overall good hotel in a good location at a reasonable price.
Hitgirl66on 18/06/2017 19:51
Stayed for 1 night 17th June- originally to attend a concert at the arena which was closed still due to damage from the recent terrible incident.the room was clean, tidy with a comfy bed and bathroom facilities. Good size towels and face and hair wash provided We stayed in the ' Gary Barlow' section with a room facing the courtyard- so no noise.. Bar open when we arrived so had a couple of very reasonably beers, left our cases behind reception until check in opened and headed into town for shopping. Visited the apollo for rescheduled concert and arrived back late. The bar was still open when we got back at 11:30 pm, with late night snacks available until 6am.. This is just a typical travelodge in a brilliant location for the arena and shopping. But what made it excellent for use was the fantastic, friendley staff who went out of their way to help us with directions , travel arrangements and to the bartender who handed in our iPhone which we left in the bar . I cannot praise you guys enough- thanks to each one of you for making our stay fantastic
Jaimie_McGon 17/06/2017 14:20
The room was booked by a colleague and was cheap (£41) and I knew what to expect.
Pros: - near the arena and 10 mins walk to Arndale Centre for great shopping and the corn exchange and printworks for food, drinks and entertainment - 'modern' style travelodge, purpose built - bar is well stocked with a variety of brands - breakfast was okay. Nothing special and to be expected. Takeaway cups for coffee were a nice touch
Cons: - rooms were really warm. No air conditioning, though there was a fan in the room - hotel is in a u shape, so some room windows face out into room windows of the other side of hotel - it's quite close and there is no netting so if you want privacy you have to close the curtains - some netting would have been nice - it's on a noisy road. Despite the warmth I had to close the window to get some sleep - floor looked as if it handn't been hoovered adequately in some time - it was full of hairs
As usual with travelodge irons etc need to be collected from reception and there were no problems in getting one. My colleague had a few issues - on arrival to his room it hadn't been cleaned from the last guest and in second room there was no shampoo/body wash in the dispenser. The hotel offered him breakfast for his inconvenience which he swapped for a couple of drinks in the bar, which I thought was a fair gesture of good will.
Overall: I'd stay again if I wanted a budget room, but if you have more money to spend there are better options in Manchester.
It's a Travelodge
Mansosaon 15/06/2017 14:12
...so expect to pay for your wifi and to cart an ironing board around the hotel if you need to get the creases out of your shirt. You also have to pay for parking. But, as usual, spacious rooms, clean (mostly - not impressed with the bath), decent breakfast and friendly staff, although their extended absence from the bar at night cost them a sale. Added bonus is the location - a stone's throw from Deansgate and overlooking the river Irwell, where you can watch the rubbish floating downstream.
Alice Con 13/06/2017 20:54
Me and my fiance have stayed here a few times in the last few years,the service is great, the standards of the room are great, all round great stay. Except from the maid coming into our room while asleep when there was the "do not deserve" sign on the door!