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    The Principal Manchester

    Oxford Street, Manchester M6O 7HA, England
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    1 room
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      2 adults
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          USD 122*
          USD 105*
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          Overview
          • Excellent62%
          • Very good21%
          • Average9%
          • Poor4%
          • Terrible4%
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          Free Wifi
          Breakfast Buffet
          Non-Smoking Hotel
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          Reviewed yesterday via mobile

          I stayed over at Principal as my company were running a course there. The room was lovely and spacious and well equipped and quite central for the train. I took ill yesterday and had to go to hospital. The staff were absolutely brilliant, making sure...More

          Thank Sandra T
          Reviewed 2 days ago

          I first stayed at the Principal back in the begining of may with my girlfriend for her birthday, the stay was not what i was expecting as there was quite a lot of noise while staying in the refuge section of the building. However this...More

          Thank James A
          Reviewed 3 days ago

          beautiful interiors, excellent attentive staff, felt really comfortable in the room, which is spacious. walking distance from all the best attractions of Manchester. facing the manchester oxford station which gave me the opportunity to easily travel and explore liverpool and leeds

          Thank Varto B
          Response from Peter K, General Manager at The Principal ManchesterResponded yesterday

          Dear Varto B I was so pleased to read your very positive comments about your recent stay. Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. I hope you are able to visit again soon. Warm regards Peter Kienast, General Manager

          Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

          We visited The Principal Hotel for an overnight stay on route to see Take That at The Ethied Stadium. Our first impression was Wow!!! The rest of the stay did not disappoint. The staff were very friendly & helpful. Accommodation was excellent, beds were very...More

          Thank 1962c
          Response from Peter K, General Manager at The Principal ManchesterResponded yesterday

          Dear 1962c Thank you for such a wonderful review! I don't think we can get better than "Wow"! I hope you had a great time at Take That and I'm delighted that you chose to stay at The Principal. I'm thrilled that you enjoyed your...More

          Reviewed 3 days ago

          The staff are exceptional. We were pampered from the moment we arrived. The staff were always around to help during our stay and you genuinely felt that nothing was too much trouble for them. Our accommodation was superb and with high class hotels it can...More

          Thank Elizabeth D
          Response from Peter K, General Manager at The Principal ManchesterResponded yesterday

          Dear Elizabeth D I was thrilled when reading your comments about our "exceptional" staff and how you were pampered from the moment you arrived. This is exactly our aim for each and every guest! I am delighted to hear that you will be returning and...More

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          About
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          Amenities
          • Top amenities
          • Restaurant
          • Room Service
          • Bar/Lounge
          • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
          • Hotel Amenities
          • Room Service
          • Business Centre with Internet Access
          • Dry Cleaning
          • Meeting Rooms
          • Laundry Service
          • Concierge
          • Banquet Room
          • Multilingual Staff
          • Conference Facilities
          • Breakfast Available
          • Room amenities
          • Refrigerator in room
          • Things to do
          • Restaurant
          • Bar/Lounge
          Details
          • Price range
          • USD 119 - USD 340 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
          • Hotel class
          • Hotel Style
          • #13 Luxury Hotel in Manchester
          • Room types
          • Suites ,
          • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
          • Smoking rooms available
          • Number of rooms
          • 275
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          • Location
          • United Kingdom >
          • England >
          • Greater Manchester >
          • Manchester
          • Also Known As
          • Palace Hotel Manchester
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          Traveller (300)
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          Questions & AnswersAsk a question
          duncan d
          can you access the refuge restaurant/bar directly through the hotel or do you need to go on the street?
          15 May 2017|
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          Response from NikP59 | Reviewed this property |
          Yes the restaurant and bar are very much part of the hotel and you have direct access We loved it, quite loud music so bear this in mind if that's not your thing. Modern sharing menu, great cocktails and range of spirits in... More
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          kelwath
          Hi I am staying with you in a couple of weeks time. Is there a car park on site/nearby please? Thanks Kelly.
          12 May 2017|
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          Response from Jojo1998pollyjo1974 | Reviewed this property |
          Hi yes there's a ncp car park which charges you £18 for 24 hrs or more (this is the discounted rate)
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          bugariepy
          air conditioning and elevator,room w 2 beds available 10 aug-15 aug 17 ?
          23 April 2017|
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          Response from NikP59 | Reviewed this property |
          Yes there are lifts, and rooms with twin beds or rooms with two double beds if you look at rooms available on the website. When we stayed I wasn't aware of air con as it was March but I think there might be you would need to... More
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          "Try not to stay in clocktower block. It's hot and near the railway"
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