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Holiday Inn Express Manchester City Centre MEN Arena

Manchester, England, United Kingdom (MAN)

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  • One Bed
This room measures 172 square feet (16 square meters). Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable channels with pay movies are offered for your entertainment. A coffee/tea maker is provided. Bathroom amenities include a hair dryer. Conveniences include air conditioning and a direct-dial phone. This room is Non-Smoking.

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  • One Double and One Sofa Bed
This room measures 172 square feet (16 square meters). Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable channels with pay movies are offered for your entertainment. A coffee/tea maker is provided. Bathroom amenities include a hair dryer. Conveniences include air conditioning and a direct-dial phone. This room is Non-Smoking.

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One Bed Accessible

  • One Bed
This room measures 172 square feet (16 square meters). Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable channels with pay movies are offered for your entertainment. A coffee/tea maker is provided. Bathroom amenities include a hair dryer. Conveniences include air conditioning and a direct-dial phone. This room is Non-Smoking.

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  • Two Single Beds
This room measures 172 square feet (16 square meters). Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable channels with pay movies are offered for your entertainment. A coffee/tea maker is provided. Bathroom amenities include a hair dryer. Conveniences include air conditioning and a direct-dial phone. This room is Non-Smoking.

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Holiday Inn Express Manchester City Centre MEN Arena
Goadsby St Off Swan St, Manchester, United Kingdom M4 5AH

Hotel Features.
This 3-star property offers a meeting/conference room, a technology helpdesk, and technology support staff. Complimentary wireless and wired high-speed Internet access is available in public areas and the hotel has an Internet point. This Manchester property has 6 square meters of event space. A bar/lounge is open for drinks. The hotel serves a complimentary buffet breakfast each morning in the breakfast room. Business services, tour/ticket assistance, and tour assistance are available. Additional property amenities include multilingual staff, laundry facilities, and express check-in. This is a smoke-free property.

192 air-conditioned guestrooms at Holiday Inn Express Manchester City Centre MEN Arena feature coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Wireless Internet access is complimentary. Guestrooms offer direct-dial phones. Televisions have cable channels and pay movies.


  • There are no room charges for children 18 years old and younger who occupy the same room as their parents or guardians, using existing bedding.
  • All guests staying in hotel guestrooms must be registered with the hotel.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms may be available, subject to availability. Guests can request connecting/adjoining rooms by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • No onsite parking is available.

Based on 1283 reviews
from North Berwick
Submitted on 15-05-2016
Very nice stay in Manchester. Hotel spotlessly clean, great shower, good towels & pleased with the comfort level of bed & pillows. Hope these standards are kept up as time goes by & the hotel 'ages'. Plenty of breakfast choice as long as you don't want cooked, only scrambled egg & sausages available, why no bacon I wonder? Definitely recommended for a city centre stay.
from Witham, United Kingdom
Submitted on 17-05-2016
I stayed here recently when in Manchester for a conference and was surprised how good the hotel was. I have stayed in several HIE's and this was by far the best. The rooms were immaculate, the service efficient and the food quality was great. The only downside was parking. The hotel doesn't have a car park and the public ones nearby are very busy if there's a conference on.
Submitted on 17-05-2016
Clean hotel, fantastic shower and very helpful staff. The staff provided instructions and a map to the nearest carpark, which was very reasonably priced £4.50 for 24 hours. And they took our luggage prior to check in. Very central location, handy for the arena, however the surrounding area isn't the best and the view from the window isn't great. I didn't sleep well, but I don't suppose the hotel can be held responsible for my dad's snoring....
Submitted on 22-05-2016
Excellent location, just out of Manchester train station, very clean and comfortable room. Stayed for one night during a business trip, and it served everything I needed. Nice breakfast at a decent price (though I had a corporate rate, so I'm not sure about the cost without it).
from Stavanger, Norway
Submitted on 24-05-2016
Located close to everything! We were in Manchester for a concert in Manchester Arena and it was walking distance which we loved. The hotel itself was clean and nice looking. Poor breakfast compared to what we are used to but who cares! Great and free wifi.
from London Town
Submitted on 05-06-2016
Stayed for a night on business. New hotel with updated blue branding and furnishings / carpet. Comfy room. Given a quiet corner room as an IHG member but not noisy in any way. Excellent location in the northern quarter which is a little quirky and indie - far better than Piccadily. Gutted I missed breakfast due to lying in the comfy bed for an extra half and hour. But I will review next time as I will make this a first choice for business travel to Manchester. The slightly longer walk from stat... Read more
from Shropshire
Submitted on 05-06-2016
We stayed here on Sat night for the Coldplay concert at the Etihad stadium. It is a good 40 minute stroll (1.7 miles) but pleasant enough & straightforward - probably quicker than getting in a cab to be stuck in traffic. The hotel is fine, nothing special, but does the job. Bed was ok but a small double & not the most comfortable. The couple arguing next door at 01.00 wasn't great although it was much louder outside in the corridor than in the room to be fair and not the fault of the hotel. Show... Read more
from Bath, United Kingdom
Submitted on 06-06-2016
Stayed for one night on a Saturday. Very friendly and efficient check in despite a rather large queue. Room was spacious, clean and well facilitated with a large walk in shower. Bar was lacking in atmosphere but did what it said on the tin. Open until 2am for residents. Perfect if you're coming back late from a concert as we were! Breakfast was more than ample and the staff worked hard to keep everything refilled and topped up. Very well situated on the edge of the Northern Quarter for ba... Read more
from Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
Submitted on 07-06-2016
Stayed here as we were down for the Coldplay concert on Saturday. Feel the price we paid was a bit high but being in the city centre and a concert being on I suppose it was expected. Staff were very friendly and helpful providing us a map of the city on arrival and anything else we needed. I was glad we were given the top floor as requested so we could get good views over the city and the room was of a good size and clean. Only drawback of the room was the mattress could be doing with changing a... Read more
from Cardiff, United Kingdom
Submitted on 07-06-2016
Great hotel, great location all the staff that we spoke to were very helpful and friendly. The room was well equipped for an overnight stay and spotlessly clean. Breakfast was good with enough to choose from. We will making return visit in the near future.
from Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Submitted on 23-06-2016
Well positioned near the northern quarter, easily accessible. Rooms of good standard, comfy bed, lovely spacious bathroom for a budget hotel. Didn't get to breakfast, helped to sleep in by the great blackout curtains. Minimal noise from inside the hotel and little if not no noise from outside the hotel. Staff very friendly and efficient.
Submitted on 24-06-2016
Stayed on a girls night out got a room for three with sofa bed. Room was too small. Just a double room size, couldn't move in it and for the price we paid expected better. Howeber location is great. Breakfast was just ok usual holiday in sausage n eggs.
from Warrington, United Kingdom
Submitted on 27-06-2016
Quick easy check in. Parking nearby which you can purchase the parking ticket from the hotel. Clean modern comfortable rooms. Very clean bathrooms and great large showers. Good location. Breakfast can get very busy and is completely self service and can get a bit manic.
from Arundel, United Kingdom
Submitted on 27-06-2016
Rooms are great - well presented and apart from bathrooms appearing dark at first, soon light up and are well laid out (guess that's low energy lights!) But as long as it's only a room you want, all will be fine! That's the 3* rating.... Food - not great - firstly there is a well lit and spacious restaurant - but the hotel doesn't do dinner, but that's ok as Manchester has loads... (surprised that other reviewers have complemented the (non-offered) dinner) But breakfast ... well it's just po... Read more
from West Hollywood, California
Submitted on 27-06-2016
A three minute walk to the train station, three minutes to central Manchester, and three minutes to Canal Street. And, to top it off, the staff is great, the hotel is clean, and the place feels new. I will be back. Got a junior suite on the 8th (top) floor. Loved it
Submitted on 02-07-2016
Great stay was had here. Definitely would go again! Comfy bed, big room with sofa and tv. Coffee and tea making facilities, massive shower! Lovely staff and great location for the Arena! Nice continental brekkie and lovely bar area to relax in after a long night dancing on the ceiling with Lionel Richie!
from Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Submitted on 03-07-2016
My stay here was brilliant. I checked in at 2pm and it was busy, Noticed a f&b staff member bring a team member some lunch who was in the back office, and as soon as she had done that she jumped on the desk to help check me in which I think is amazing (i work in hospitality) she was really pleasant and asked if we were going to the concert and even got me a map for the trams. The room was beautiful, I couldnt believe it was a holiday inn! Breakfast was my only let down as there wasnt much choice... Read more
Submitted on 03-07-2016
The hotel is quite central to all the shops, cheap parking and Resturants . It's in a quiet location so not so obvious as most hotels. Price was a bit over the top for this hotel chain . It was a bit last minuet so we took the price. We arrived early and the hotel and our Reception was very welcoming . We were allowed into our room early. This allowed us to shop before the show . Drinks price were not to bad . We could have had dinner at the sister hotel but went out on our way to the theatre.... Read more
from Barnsley, United Kingdom
Submitted on 05-07-2016
Booked this for my partner and his friends to watch the stone roses. They couldn't fault the room, they said it was clean and comfortable. The breakfast is exactly what it a continental with hot options of sausages, beans and scrambled eggs. They both enjoyed breakfast and said that the coffee was good too. Nice view from the window from the room. They would recommend staying at this place. We paid £99 including breakfast on Sunday. They vary their prices so I booked a room which ... Read more
from Shrewsbury
Submitted on 10-07-2016
Excellent hotel, clean, comfortable & very helpful staff throughout. In the city centre close to Victoria Station, shops, restaurants, bars all easy walking distance. Went on a "girly reunion" & the staff made us very welcome & comfortable with a free drink each on our first night.
from Whi
Submitted on 11-07-2016
Room was clean, bed was comfortable, bathroom fresh, clean and bright. Staff were very helpful and polite. Breakfast was acceptable but not wonderful. Overall, good value and pleasant stay in a convenient location.
Submitted on 12-07-2016
It's an O.K hotel , Staff were polite and accommodating although one did throw a tantrum in front of several guests which I can only assume was due to some sort of colleague dispute. Breakfast was nice although I wouldn't recommend the scrambled eggs. Found a hair in the shower on arrival but overall the room was very tidy. Would stay here again as its very close to the Arena and other amenities.
from Anglesey, United Kingdom
Submitted on 13-07-2016
Ideal for all of Manchester very close to MEN Arena 10 mins walk down to Piccadilly through the buzzing center of Manchester and the fantastic food market. Buffet Breakfast not great not much choice and a bit congested.
from Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
Submitted on 18-07-2016
Had a great room on the top floor, excellent views of the city but the air-con wasn't working and it was really hot. We got moved to the third floor and were much more comfortable with air-con working. Breakfast was better than I have had in their Liverpool or Bradford outlets. Would use it again
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 20-07-2016
This hotel is a 20 minute walk from Piccadilly Station and 10 from Victoria. It is on the edge of The Northern Quarter, so two minutes from trendy bars and restaurants and 10 minutes from the main shopping area. Check in was fantastic, with a really helpful duty manager. I was a little early but this presented no problem as they had a room ready. The hotel is just a couple of years old and was designed to a high standard. The rooms are lovely for a budget hotel. There is not wardrobe, as such,... Read more
Submitted on 21-07-2016
Me and my girlfriend stayed here on Saturday night, the hotel looked new to me and the rooms seemed very new also, everything was very clean and it is exactly what I would expect from a holiday inn and it is the best one I have stayed in before, We didn't manage to get up for breakfast so I can't comment on that. Parking was only £4.50 with this hotel and it was just across the road from the hotel and they give you a sign to put in your car to show you are staying at a holiday inn, Location... Read more
from London
Submitted on 22-07-2016
The hotel is okay, if you want to stay the night only. The reception staff were helpful and friendly, the bathroom was new and clean, with a quality power shower installed, good quality towels, etc. The room itself was stuffy and could do with good airing (not just spraying air freshener to mask the smell). The biggest let down is breakfast - overcrowded in the mornings, cheapest quality tasteless food that exist on the market. Scrambled eggs made from powder, in 2016? Seriously?! Better go ... Read more
from Leigh, United Kingdom
Submitted on 23-07-2016
Stayed here Thursday to Sunday with my mum, the room is comfortable and adequate for what we need. Room was cleaned every day, there was a kettle and tea and coffee which was good, the breakfast was good, continental but also sausage egg's and beans toast and jam would definitely come back here
from Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Submitted on 24-07-2016
Thumpd ups : Very good hotel in the heart of the city , close to shopping area & many attractions, Friendly staff , clean rooms with good wi fi signal. Good room size with comfortable bed. Thumps down : The price is very high during the weekend.
from Rotherham, United Kingdom
Submitted on 25-07-2016
Stayed for one night for our anniversary, emailed ahead to let them know and received a complimentary drink each as it was a special occasion - nice touch and much appreciated! Rooms clean with a nice view from the 8th floor. Bed quite small. Breakfast was disappointing for us didn't realise on booking the only hot items available were pork sausages, beans and scrambled eggs. In addition to this was toast, croissants, x2 fruit items, aplen sachet & natural yoghurt. Ideal location for the city ce... Read more
from london
Submitted on 25-07-2016
It's great, excellent friendly staff close to all shops excellent transport and 15 mins from both stadiums , museums , curry mile , excellent restaurants , hotel first class clean rooms , well priced for location, no food on site but the crown plaza can be used and food first class.2 mins walk from northern quarter pubs n clubs and the famous Arndale shopping centre
Submitted on 26-07-2016
Very happy to have been able to check in early (9am!) was welcomed by a friendly and efficient member of staff who helped me with car parking and gave me thorough directions to amenities. All the staff were helpful and accommodating and even though it was busy at reception there was never a long wait. The room was exceptionally clean and comfortable and it was nice to have air conditioning on a hot day. Breakfast was ok. Good selection but the eggs were a little sloppy and the sausage hard.
from Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Submitted on 27-07-2016
Nice new clean rooms and bathroom. Good value for money. Great location a few blocks from the Northern Quarter. Cheap parking only a few minutes away (on an open car park). Breakfast wasn't brilliant but you can't expect too much for the price :) Would stay again for sure.
from United Kingdom
Submitted on 30-07-2016
Very good standard of Holiday Inn Express, new clean and efficient. Good reception staff. Bar area a bit 'soulless'. Breakfast ok. Room facilities good, but would be improved by addition of a small fridge. Very good location close to shopping and many bars and restaurants.
Submitted on 30-07-2016
Booked this hotel as a surprise trip to Manchester for my boyfriends birthday. Hotel is in a great location to the Arndale Centre and the Norhern Quarter. Hotel was lovely, bathroom was great especially the shower (very powerful). Had a good night sleep, didn't hear any noise at all throughout the night. Despite breakfast being complimentary they provide a good selection of food, both of us enjoyed the breakfast. Overall good value for money, I'd visit here again
Submitted on 31-07-2016
Chose this hotel as it was close to the venue. It is very new and the room was spotless and contained the usual sparse Holiday Inn Express furniture. The bed was very comfortable and the air-conditioning wasn't too intrusive. Again the breakfast was usual Holiday Inn Express fare i.e. modest but it was inclusive and did the job.
from Crewe, United Kingdom
Submitted on 31-07-2016
Well decorated, clean room with plenty of space. Friendly staff on reception and in the dining room. It's right on the doorstep of the busy Northern Quarter, the Arena and the Arndale Centre. Only letdown was the limited breakfast menu. Overall good value for money.
from UK
Submitted on 01-08-2016
Located close to the Shudehill Tram station, close to the Arndale Shopping centre, Northern Quarters and the Print Works - food wise plenty of restaurant choices. Slightly expensive to book but maybe due its proximity to city centre. Piccadilly Gardens is about 10 mins walk. Price includes wifi and breakfast which consists of Toast, mini-croissants, yoghurt pots, two variety fresh fruits, cornflakes, scrambled eggs, baked beans and sausages along with with machine coffee/teas and juice drinks (... Read more
from Whitwick, United Kingdom
Submitted on 05-08-2016
Stayed here for 3 nights to attend a convention. Hotel was very close to amenities.Rooms were very modern and clean. Breakfast was really good with a wide choice. Air conditioning in room. Spacious bathroom and shower. Good choice of channels on TV. Staff were very polite and helpful. Would stay again.
from Southport, United Kingdom
Submitted on 07-08-2016
The hotel was easy to find with the car park being only approx 5mins walk. Great location and not too far from the Printworks, again approx 10mins walk. Hotel was nice n clean on arrival, the reception staff was friendly and great to talk to, room was clean and nice. Breakfast was great, I would stay again. Thank you.
from Las Vegas
Submitted on 08-08-2016
Unfortunately, a terrible stay! Doors started banging at 6am..walls are paper thin. embarrassing.. breakfast disgusting..watery, inedible eggs, most food disappeared before alotted time..staff as unfriendly as can be. The manager needs to manage his staff a better job with breakfast...will never stay there of room and lobby are fine.
Submitted on 08-08-2016
We arrived at half 11 on the morning of 7th. My husband went to inform them that we had arrived and to ask where the car park was, as we had been informed that the Holiday Inn used then NCP near by, and you got your ticket validated to the amount of £17.50 as overnight parking was £20. We weren't expecting to get our room by that time, but my husband was told to come back in an hour and our room would be ready. We decided to have a walk around Manchester City Centre and have some lunch and we... Read more
from Calgary
Submitted on 10-08-2016
Spent an overnight here with my hiking buddy on our way to do the Coast to Coast hike. We both had come of long overseas flights and needed comfortable, hassle free accommodation at a reasonable price to get our feet on the ground before undertaking our challenging trek. The rooms were clean and comfortable, the staff were customer oriented and helpful in pointing out places to eat and hang out for our day in Manchester. The price included a buffet breakfast which went well beyond the usual dry ... Read more
from Cardiff, United Kingdom
Submitted on 11-08-2016
Visited this with my partner and I was amazed how clean and well presented. The location is great for city centre and the surrounding areas are nice. The only downside was the charge we paid for the car park but I can imagine that in central locations the parking is not free. Will definitely visit again.
from Gwandalan
Submitted on 14-08-2016
Stayed here for a couple of nights last week. It is close to most attractions in Manchester. It is also an easy bus ride to Salford Quays and the Trafford Centre. Rooms were clean and a good size and as you would expect from a Holiday Inn Express. Breakfast was ok and free as was WI fi which was a bit slow. If travelling to Manchester again would be happy to stay here.
from Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
Submitted on 15-08-2016
Stayed here 1 night for stag do weekend, it's in a great location without being right in the town centre. They hotel is very clean and staff are all friendly and happy to help! The rooms are good but in our room and friends room the Windows don't open! So it was quite hot!! The only negative was there wasn't a longer bar service (shuts at 2:00am) but there is a spar shop across the road to get alcohol! The breakfast was a bit poor, just sausage, beans and scrambled egg which all were bland!!! Bu... Read more
Submitted on 28-08-2016
This is a nice modern hotel and clean. The decor and the rooms are nice. However there are a couple of points to note. Our bed was quite soft so it wasn't the most comfortable night's sleep especially as the bed is a standard double and not the largest. On the plus side the bathroom was quite plush with a double size shower. Breakfast is included in the price of the hotel and is a good range of mainly continental breakfast and a small selection of hot breakfast (3 fixed items). The breakfast ar... Read more
Submitted on 30-08-2016
We booked a one night stay at this hotel. The service at reception was 10/10. Our room was lovely. This hotel is very modern with clean lines. Free wifi. Complementary breakfast which was lovely and totally unexpected. The staff were friendly and helpful. Great location for the city centre. Nice bar and breakfast area. Good value for money. Would definitely recommend and hope to return again in the future.
Submitted on 01-09-2016
Nicely place in the northern quarter of Manchester halfway between Man Picc and Man Vic rail stations. Holiday inn here offers their normal fairly good service of on-suite clean spacious room at a decent price. Not knowing Manchester well I was not sure how far the true city centre was away to be honest ear however the Arndale centre and National Football museum was very close and looked pretty lively at night. Only issue was the breakfast was pretty poor, but incl at least. Verdict: perfect for... Read more
Submitted on 02-09-2016
Patking on open land is a few blocks away on a 1 way system. Be carefull parking outside the hotel as you only have 15 minutes otherwise you will get a parking ticket !! like I did. This was eventually resolved by the hotel management with the private parking company Phew! Driving in central Manchester was a nightmare with all the re construction happening.
Submitted on 05-09-2016
This is honestly the most amazing hotel I have ever stayed at. Me and my partner stayed here last year and the reception is so friendly. The breakfast was delicious and it was very close to the city center. The reception staff also advised us lovely restaurants to visit. I loved Manchester so much I am hoping that I get to move there by 2020.
from Leeds, United Kingdom
Submitted on 08-09-2016
My husband and I stayed at this hotel for 1 night. On arrival to the hotel the reception staff were extremely efficient in checking us in and were very knowledgeable about the hotel. We visited the restaurant and bar in the evening and Lee and Natalie were fantastic, so friendly and took time to chat to us. We stayed on the 8th floor and the rooms were stunning, spacious and spotless. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Manchester - the location is central too.
from Blackpool, United Kingdom
Submitted on 09-09-2016
Fantastic location for a city break within walking distance of train station, shops, restaurants etc Welcoming reception staff, quick check in service. Well appointed rooms and excellent breakfast . Very clean and worth the room rate .
from London
Submitted on 10-09-2016
The Hotel looks as though it's down a back street, but it's in a good location next to the Northern Quarter (lots of cafes, bars etc). Very friendly and helpful staff. Reasonably good breakfast, and a nice bar area *albeit a bit brightly lit!). Very comfortable, large room. This is HIE at its best.
from Sandnes, Norway
Submitted on 13-09-2016
This is a straight forward hotel. Have all the basics, but not the extras. Just what they tell you. Location is perfect with restaurants, pubs and shopping very close. Rooms are spacious enough and very clean. Breakfast is good. The entire hotel is full of light and airy. Would prefer to stay here again. Excellent value for money.
Submitted on 15-09-2016
The hotel is well located at Oxford Road which is just 10 min walk to Alliance Manchester Business School where I meet my working partners. In addition, it is just 5 min walk to Oxford Station where I took the train to my next work destination, Liverpool. There is also free shuttle bus stop 5 minutes away from the hotel to the City Centre, shopping malls, the National Football Stadium, and Piccadilly Station. The price of the hotel is also very reasonable, comparing to same hotel chain in Singa... Read more
from UK
Submitted on 17-09-2016
We used this hotel as overnight stay between another morning flight and we are happy we choosed this place. Good value for money as we payed 50£ breakfast included for two people. When we arrived we received disable room but they exchange it for us right away. We also had dinner half roasten chicken with sweet potato fries for 13£ which is really good price I think. I would definitely recommend this place and I would go back anytime :)
Submitted on 19-09-2016
Great location cheap Euro car park £5 for close by breakfast included which was good & free wifi. Bathroom fan noisy but overall pleased. Felt £130 was a lot for one night for young couple but that's normal for weekend stay I guess
from Manchester, United Kingdom
Submitted on 23-09-2016
Used this hotel today to complete some 1 to 1 interviews. There is a small boardroom attached to the side of the breakfast area, that is perfect for smaller meetings with complimentary tea and coffee too! Just a little bit noisy when the bar starts to get busy and the sound travels through the doors. Helpful staff too!
Submitted on 23-09-2016
We stayed in this hotel at the end of August for one night. The bedroom we had on the top floor was modernly decorated and had a great view. Beds were very comfortable and clean and the bathroom was big and nice. Breakfast in the morning was good, with a selection of 3 hot things and then your normal hotel breakfasts. Was so handy staying here as we was a 2 minute walk from the Arndale shopping centre and nice restaurants. Staff were lovely and very polite. If you're travelling by car you have t... Read more
from Leicester, United Kingdom
Submitted on 26-09-2016
Myself and my son visited this hotel as we were going to the Manchester United football match the day after. It was in a perfect location for the Old Trafford ground and great location on the river. We checked in at 10pm as we had a way to travel, and the staff couldn't do enough for us. We stayed in room 421 which was lovely. It was facing the river, so it was all lit up and there was lots of activities taking place on the river the next morning. Cannot fault this hotel and have never st... Read more
from Bathgate, United Kingdom
Submitted on 27-09-2016
Stayed here on a weekend break with my sister and found it very satisfactory for a budget hotel, we were checked in to 7th floor but the room felt very dark and closed in, there was a huge pillar outside the window, we were next to the lift which was noisy so asked if it was possible to move, this was done instantly with no questions asked. The room on the 3rd floor was perfect, really comfy bed and pillows, lovely big shower in a spotless toilet, hairdryer next to a mirror, which in some hotels... Read more
from Malta
Submitted on 28-09-2016
We stayed at this hotel for 3 nights during September 2016. Location was good, centrally located. Near Arndale shopping centre. Friendly staff. Service with a smile. The only flaw was that bacon was missing during breakfast.
from Carlisle, United Kingdom
Submitted on 29-09-2016
we used to hotel to attend a concert in manchester ,it is handily placed for all ammenities and very clean. the staff were helpfull and polite. we had the free buffet breakfast which was excellent and set us up for our trip home
from Darlington, United Kingdom
Submitted on 29-09-2016
This hotel was difficult to find! We used the post code from the website which directed to the other Holiday Inn Express right in the city centre. We arrived, couldn't find anywhere to park in the busy shopping area, turned into a side road and parked behind several other cars. Rushed in as we were unsure of where we parked, went straight to reception, who couldn't find our booking, another receptionist overheard us and immediately knew what was wrong, we were at the wrong hotel. She was very ... Read more
from Desford, United Kingdom
Submitted on 04-10-2016
I've stayed at this HIE on several occasions, due to working close by. It is located tucked away behind the Crowne Plaza but, being tucked away from the main road, it is nice and quiet. The staff are always friendly and the rooms are always clean and of a decent standard, with comfortable beds and good showers. There is a small bar area just next to reception but I didn't find the seating particularly comfortable (even though it is modern). Breakfast, although free, is not the best with powdered... Read more
from Thornaby on Tees, United Kingdom
Submitted on 05-10-2016
I stayed at the Holiday Inn Express at Manchester Arena on Saturday 24th September. On the Sunday morning I woke up covered in flea/bed bug bites all over me. I've contacted the hotel on numerous occasions over the last 2 weeks to inform them and ask them to remove the mattress but they have not replied back to me regarding my complaint. I for one will never stay at this chain of hotels again.
from Stockholm, Sweden
Submitted on 07-10-2016
We stayed at the hotel during a football weekend in late September - early October. The hotel is located in a great area, one step away from the main shopping streets, Arndale etc. Don't be scared when you hear one step away though as it was easy to get to, either by the tram (Shudehill) or by foot from the city centre (5-10mins). Most of the guests seemed to be Nordic tourists there to watch the football. We stayed 3 in one room which meant a double bed and a quite spacious bed sofa. This left... Read more
from Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom
Submitted on 09-10-2016
This was my second visit and out of all the hotels at Manchester airport this is my favourite. The staff are very friendly and the rooms are lovely and comfortable. free breakfast is buffet style with good choice and cooked food. Transfers to airport/ train or coach stations are by mini bus at £3 per person. A GREAT VALUE PACKAGE
Submitted on 09-10-2016
Stayed here with my husband excellent location straight out of the door into the NQ love it there by far the best night out in Manchester. Car park across the road £8 for 24h loads of other car parks nearby but this was the cheapest. Def stay again.
Submitted on 10-10-2016
One of the best in the world clean room world class gym 100% WIFI accesible unlimited staff its welcoming not far from places to visit in Manchester the likes of City Library the bigest Roman catholic church in Manchester and the Meseum of Science....
from Lancashire, United Kingdom
Submitted on 10-10-2016
Good location in the center and near the northern quarter. Hotel nice decor which is stsndsrd for a chain hotel. Reception staff on check in were friendly and helpful.we were offered a free map but we knew the area so we declined. Room ok size for us with a tiny smount of tea and coffee facilities in the room.Double bed seemed small but comfortable. Bathroom lights were poor and dim but the full lengh mirror in the bedroom is a good touch. Breakfast very poor even though its free i would scrap ... Read more
from Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
Submitted on 16-10-2016
We had a room on the 8th floor with the most amazing views over Manchester! The room had a floor to ceiling window and we could see the Arndale centre which is a 5 minute walk away along with numerous shops, restaurants and bars. The location was spot on for what we wanted which was shopping, food & drink. It also had two glass lifts which was great when your travelling to the 8th floor! The room was well equipped, spacious, modern & clean & the shower was large and very modern but did not have ... Read more
from Leeds, England, United Kingdom
Submitted on 16-10-2016
I booked this stay as a bit of an emergency, wasn't expecting to stay over. The booking was great, hassle free. When I set off to get there, the sat nav gave a different address to the booking, . Rang the hotel and they gave ne clear directions. Two further phone calls later I got there, Manchester roads and sat nav don't seem to match...or maybe it was pilot error. Anyway, they suggested I left luggage with them whilst I parked car,. When they found out I wanted to be away early, 05:30 th... Read more
from Bradford, United Kingdom
Submitted on 17-10-2016
Stopped here for a break for nephews stag night although they were elsewhere. The hotel was spotlessly clean , comfortable and great value. The breakfast on offer for the morning after was a godsend. Would recommend for a City break or something at the arena. Good central location trams nearby.
from Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Submitted on 18-10-2016
Was an OK hotel and an OK room - not worth the circa £180 per night rate we paid but last minute booking on a busy Saturday night means prices up I suppose. Check in was busy and an error was made (we were given the key to the wrong room) they rectified it quickly but was a little inconvenient. The room was small, had tea and coffee facilities etc. Small clothes rail, TV remote didn't work (no batteries) and the pressure in the shower was non existent. Location was great (we were going to the M... Read more
from Derby, United Kingdom
Submitted on 18-10-2016
Lovely hotel and nice staff, one small concern was the room being extremely cold, I battled with this for 3 days having reception warm my room through a phone call. After ringing reception I was told that the controls are operated from downstairs. The units on the wall are deemed useless thus wasting everyone's time. It's clear that money is more important than guest welfare, why have wall mounted controls that don't work.
from Bath, United Kingdom
Submitted on 21-10-2016
Central hotel near to china town. Nice plush reception and room was ok. New bathroom so well appointed. Comfortable bed so that was all good. I was on the top 9 th floor and expected it to be quiet but there must be a night club near by as I got the thump thump come through until 2.30am. There must be an external area as well as I could hear people having a cracking time until 4am. When the traffic starts. Not a good recipe for a good nights sleep which lets face it is why I was there. Brea... Read more
Submitted on 25-10-2016
There is definitely an emphasis on efficiency and convenience in this hotel. My friend and I needed somewhere to stay for a weekend in Manchester, seeing shows, eating and drinking, and this was excellent for us! It was close to the city centre, easy to find and a reasonable price for what we wanted. The hotel was very clean and modern. The only thing that I was a little disappointed with was the breakfast, which, albeit advertised as a continental with some hot food, was very basic. It was fine... Read more
from Lisbon, Portugal
Submitted on 26-10-2016
Very good experience for a coupe of days in the center, close to every thing. The staff is very friendly, the services good enough, rooms very clean and big enough A good choice to walk around and no need to grab a car.
from Kilkenny
Submitted on 28-10-2016
I stayed here three weeks ago and I cannot wait to return. It is the perfect location for city centre however no noise at all is heard from hotel. It's five mins walk to men arena too which is handy. Louise was very helpful upon check in, room was spotless and just overall a really good stay.
from Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Submitted on 29-10-2016
The hotel was very clean and the service from the staff was excellent. The price was perfect and the hotel is situated very central to the amenities. All in all the hotel is excellent for a reasonable prices
Submitted on 29-10-2016
I've stayed here for the last 3 years during Manchester Pride. It's a really bright, modern, clean hotel. Particular positives include the large showers, spacious breakfast room with full glass floor to ceiling windows and inclusive breakfast. I've stayed at a number of Holiday Inn Express and would say this is one of the best.
from wigan
Submitted on 29-10-2016
Quiet even on a friday night. Cant complain about anything really. Even got told can stay in room until 1pm if we liked. We didnt make it down for breakfast so cant comment but seemed ok. Continental with extra beans sausage and scrambled egg. Would stay here again for sure.
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 01-11-2016
As holiday inn express its got reasonable sized rooms, decent beds and a small bar and lounge area. But the parking is a nuisance, you really need to go via the hotel and the traffic and one way system, unless you know the area is a nuisance. Trying to find the right Euro Car park in advance without their map is too easy to park in the wrong one. The short walk from the car park to the hotel even at 5.00pm wasn't one my female colleague wanted to do alone. Understandably as a bunch of kids were... Read more
from Singapore, Singapore
Submitted on 05-11-2016
Short layover, nothing fussy. Near town with lots of restaurants and cafes nearby. Convenient store directly opposite. Room was huge and clean. Great service by the receptionist! Walking distance to most attractions.
from Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Submitted on 13-11-2016
Hotel is modern and well situated but breakfast is poor and parking is a badly organised . If you are on public transport this is well located for the arena. If you are driving look else where. Located in Northern quarter close to comedy club and a quirky side of manchester. If you are driving don't ask hotel . Arrange a different hotel
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 13-11-2016
We needed to book a last minute hotel in Manchester for one night following a conference. This Holiday Inn was quite cheap especially for the standard of room and hotel. I'll admit that some of the other guests staying there were very loud (cheap stags etc) and that the breakfast was lacking in variety (although it still served its purpose well) but all in all it was a great stay. The service was good and the hotel was in a great location in Manchester - walking distance to all of the main shops... Read more
from Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Submitted on 15-11-2016
This hotel's location is great. A quiet street just a stone's throw away from the trendy northern quarter. The Arndale shopping centre is also just a short walk away. Our room was on the top floor which had excellent views. Rooms are basic and modern. Hairdryer, towels, good shower, kettle and all the usual amenities without any frills. Staff gave us a warm welcome upon arrival and were helpful when we needed them. The only let-down is breakfast. I do understand the 'express' concept, and it wor... Read more
from Wokingham, United Kingdom
Submitted on 19-11-2016
The advantage of Holiday Inn Express is you know what you're getting. Positives, we were on the 8th floor, so great view, it was clean and facilities were good. Nothing wrong with the room at all, as you'd expect. Negative: the breakfast was lousy, even for Holiday Inn Express standards, it was noisy and messy. Feelings of school canteens come to mind. Now I know that you don't expect the best at HIE but bear in mind that they aren't the cheapest either.
from Bewdley, United Kingdom
Submitted on 24-11-2016
I booked this hotel for an overnight stay in order to attend a concert at the nearby Manchester Arena. Staff were welcoming and the rooms spacious with excellent beds. The cleanliness of parts of the room was not what I expected, dust behind the TV in particular. The bar was reasonably priced and open until 0200 for residents. The breakfast area was busy, but so was Manchester, and provided a good range of options which now includes some hot items to compliment the continental breakfast.
Submitted on 26-11-2016
On arrival, check in was great. The staff in reception were friendly and helpful. The room was lovely, comfortable bed and amenities. The problem was the day after. We awoke to our room smelling like bad drains. We decided to go for breakfast and then check out. Breakfast was an ordeal! Long queue for the self service breakfast and couldn't figure out why, only to discover when we got to the food, no cutlery apart from spoons and no plates! We had to ask along with other guests and got snappe... Read more
from Clitheroe, United Kingdom
Submitted on 27-11-2016
Stayed overnight as had theatre tickets. Room was good, clean and comfy bed. Unfortunately late night revellers ruined our sleep running up and down corridors . The breakfast I did not enjoy at all. It was like being in a school cafeteria, with plastic trays and large queues . Three items on cooked breakfast, sausages, beans and eggs. The eggs were grey so couldn't eat. The staff were lovely
from Blackpool, United Kingdom
Submitted on 30-11-2016
Stayed here for one night on Tuesday 29th Nov. Great location, very easy to get to the Arndale Centre and Manchester Arena. The staff were friendly and tentative and I thought the included breakfast it was actually pretty darn decent. Will definitely stay again and as an added bonus the Cat Cafe Manchester is directly across the road!!
Submitted on 30-11-2016
I stay here every couple of weeks and never had an issue. Staff friendly, nice bar area and rooms are clean and functional. Breakfast is fine, yes the area where you help yourself is small but I've never seen any congestion. Great location and although I don't pay as it's work, one of the better rates in Manchester.
from North Wales, United Kingdom
Submitted on 02-12-2016
Comfortable clean and efficient - ideal for the city centre. Good breakfast, great pork sausages - strange absence of bacon though. Our room was on a corner and was strangely triangular as a result. Comfy bed. Large bathroom. Difficult to keep warn there though oddly ! Some noise from an adjacent bar.