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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The room was nicely presented and the bed very comfortable with two different pillows to choose from. The reading light was also a nice touch. The shower worked well, and the towels and toiletries and towels were nice. We particularly liked the tuck box with crisps and kit kats. The only small downside was parking, always tricky for a city...

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England UK
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

This hotel is a lovely hotel, friendly staff, good bar, nice place to relax. It is close to Oxford train station and within walking distance of many restaurants, Piccadilly train station and shopping centre.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Was in Manchester to see Ed Sheeran. Had booked another hotel but had to change as the noise level was awful so stumbled on the Principal Hotel Reception staff was very welcoming and very accommodating. We upgrade as there was an offer on. While our room was being prepared we went and had a drink in the bar. Again service...

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

From the moment we entered into the reception area we knew it was something special. Impromptu overnight stay and wow this hotel made the experience worth the travel. Hotel was immaculate. Staff were very friendly, helpful and most welcoming. We'll definitely be returning and I don't think there is anywhere else that I would rather stay!

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Berlin
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Back in Manchester! This time to see Zlatan play. We stayed in this hotel for one night. The hotel was great and the building was impressive with a lot of history. Fantastic check in, the receptionist made the check in easy and quick. The room was nice with a lot of space and matching interior. A bit disappointing that a...

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

We have found our new hotel for when we visit Manchester. Only fault is it doesn't have its own car park and a little awkward getting luggage out of the car. Room was great and excellent touches like fruit bowl, filter coffee in the room and fresh milk in the fridge. Well worth it. Breakfast was quality too.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went to the Principal on Saturday 22nd April, fantastic reception area, quick check-in. We had a suite which was large and had everything needed. Very historic building and good bar areas. We were greeted in the room with Champagne, chocolates and fruit which was really nice (pictures attached). Breakfast fantastic, really nice stay, will definitely return.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

I attended a private party for the property industry here with a colleague during this past week. There is no doubt this is a visually imposing place and the ballroom where we had dinner is magnificient. The food however, was a complete let down. We had duck pate to start, and it's temperature suggested it had just come out of...

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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

first of all, this hotel is exquisite. before visiting i wasnt expecting such good value because of the price we paid (£95 for the night). i was expecting it to look the part but not really do much once we were there. but i was so wrong!! the decor is gorgeous and grand, pulled off the theme to match the...

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The hotel is very impressive indeed. Wonderful reception, quality original decor and friendly staff. the bar and lounge restaurant areas are great too. very high quality and a brilliant atmosphere. The room was amazing tall ceilings tiled and clean and comfortable. The only thing against the hotel is the position next to the train track. Our room looked directly over...

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Smoking rooms available
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Principal Manchester is a fabulous Grade II listed building initially built for The Refuge Assurance Company in 1895. Many of the 270 loft style bedrooms and suites have original features and all rooms have modern touches such as smart TVs and free internet access. The Refuge Dining Room and Public Bar is curated by DJs turned restaurateurs Luke Cowdrey and Justin Crawford of the award winning Volta restaurant in West Didsbury. Featuring small plates and large sharing dishes the food is influenced by the global travels of Luke and Justin. The hotel includes 17 meeting and event spaces including the largest hotel ballroom in the northwest of England. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Principal Manchester

Address: Oxford Street, Manchester M6O 7HA, England (Formerly The Palace Hotel)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Greater Manchester > Manchester
Price Range: $146 - $471 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Principal Manchester 4*
Number of rooms: 275
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Also Known As:
Palace Hotel Manchester
Hotel Style:
#13 Luxury Hotel in Manchester
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“Choose an internal room .. avoid the front overlooking the train track”
454howard, 21 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Get a room with air conditioning as not all rooms have this!”
441gavins, 19 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Make sure to get a room which is not next to the railway line as this can become noisy,”
ALhotelinvestor, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The lower floors tend to suffer from noise from the many function rooms.”
TheWTandNBTT, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“superior suites have a lot of floor space”
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