Macdonald Manchester Hotel & Spa

Hotels , Spa hotels Central Manchester
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A great new hotel on London Road, with service that's second to none


As a relative newcomer, this welcome addition to the Manchester hotel family has taken a building which was interesting but ugly, and turned it into something quite tasty. The first thing you notice is the wonderful curve the structure has - like the flick of a hipster’s quiff - the green and blue glass bouncing colour across the surface.

Welcoming staff should be standard in any hotel but here the service really impresses. Special mention should also go to the spacious rooms, some with lovely views across the city. The well equipped spa is a great place to shed the stresses and strains of the day and, if you’re a fan of steak, the hotel restaurant does a corker.

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.