Macdonald Manchester Hotel & Spa

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Macdonald Manchester Hotel & Spa

London Road hotel with a spa

It couldn't be described as cosy, but the 338 rooms here are a decent size, and come with little extras such as iPod docking stations and free wifi, as well as all the usual amenities expected from a four-star hotel. The spa is a big draw, with a steam room, sauna and roster of therapies and massages, but note that unless you've booked a treatment, there's an entry fee (£10 Monday-Thursday, £20 Friday-Sunday).

By: Sarah Guy

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Venue name: Macdonald Manchester Hotel & Spa
Address: London Road
Manchester
M1 2PG
Price: £94.00 to £470.00 per night
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Kishma S
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This hotel is disappointing at worst, average at best. There is nothing remarkable about this place at all.

It gets top marks for location but Manchester isn't short of hotels a stones throw away from the station so that's not really a USP.

Checking in service was lacking with no explanation of timings (breakfast, check out), or location (breakfast, spa) or the cost of the spa. A large part of the reason I chose this hotel was because of the spa facilities but on arriving at the spa we were informed that it was £20 per person to use the pool, sauna, etc. Very disappointing.

Breakfast was nice enough but average at best with nothing interesting like pancakes, waffles or even an omelet on offer. The host mentioned poached eggs but I must have missed those in the menu so it's possible I missed other offerings. Unlikely, but possible.

The only thing we purchased in the hotel was a double espresso for a whopping £3.75. My mint tea was free though so I guess that's something.

This wouldn't be my first (or any other single digit number) choice for return visits to Manchester.