US$99 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in 8 Mar 2015 Check-out 9 Mar 2015

Macdonald Manchester Hotel and Spa

4 stars
View map of London Road, Piccadilly, Manchester, M1 2PG

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.2
out of 5
19 reviews
Fantastic romantic weekend

Was very clean, was great price and staff were lovely. Planning on going back in near future to use... See full review

  • Ithell
  • 13 Nov 2012
Excellent

I hyave stayed at many hotel in Manchester this one I cannot fault ...... its the best. See full review

  • Talk Talk
  • 19 Dec 2011
The Macdonald Manchester Hotel & Spa is in the centre of Manchester city within easy reach of the G-Mex Exhibition Centre and the MEN Arena, making it ideal for business and leisure guests. Occupying a modern building this four star hotel offers excellent amenities in a contemporary style. Close to the business district, Chinatown and Manchester Town Hall, this landmark hotel is a welcome place to return to at the end of the day.
General

Hotel offers luxurious accommodation with great city views. Business clients appreciate the well-equipped business facilities and conference rooms while leisure gusts can be pampered in the hotel spa. There is a personal trainer in the Technogym. After dark visit the Opera House or the Royal Exchange Theatre nearby for some cultural entertainment.
Location

The Hotel is within walking distance of the Piccadilly railway station, the Arndale Shopping Centre and several museums and art galleries. Tour the Granada TV Studios or pay a visit to Manchester United's stadium at Old Trafford.
Dining

Signatures Restaurant at the Macdonald serve hearty breakfasts and evening menus using fresh local produce. The Cafe Bar is ideal for quick drinks and snacks.
Rooms

The comfortable and luxurious rooms at the Macdonald Manchester have darkwood furniture, iPod docking stations and broadband Internet access.

Macdonald Manchester Hotel and Spa Rooms

Classic Room
Choose one of our Classic Rooms at the Macdonald Manchester Hotel and Spa for luxury and space during your stay in Manchester. Plug in your iPod or Playstation or watch a film on the flat screen TV, before taking a bath or shower and settling into your big, comfortable bed for a good night's sleep in our tranquil rooms complete with triple-glazed windows to ensure a peaceful nights sleep. Rooms feature, luxury toiletries, Minibar, Laptop safe, Media connection socket and iPod docking station.
Superior Rooms
Our spacious Superior Rooms give you a little extra breathing space, ideal for those who come to work and relax in Manchester. We provide you with a large desk and a generous sized work area, with free broadband access too - meaning that you're always connected. Rooms feature, King sized beds, Minibar, Laptop safe, Media connection socket and iPod docking station.
City View Rooms
Our stunning City View Rooms are set on the highest floors of the Macdonald Manchester Hotel. These fabulous rooms offer mesmerising views of Manchester's iconic city skyline. With luxury features and glamorous VIP touches, you'll find yourself in the perfect retreat for business or pleasure with our City View rooms. Staying connected is simple with unlimited broadband access at your desk - and extra space gives you room to stretch out on a king size bed and relax in two comfortable chairs. The bathrooms in our City View rooms also offer oversized baths and separate showers to steam away the stress of the city. Rooms feature, King sized beds, Situated on higher floors of the hotel, Luxury toiletries, Minibar, Laptop safe, iPod docking station.

Amenities

  • Free internet in room
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Fitness centre or spa
Fitness Center
Spa
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Services
Business centre
Laundry service
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Internet
Free internet in room
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

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Hotel Map

53.4753 -2.2291
Area served
Manchester.
Nearby airports
Manchester International Airport 9.4 miles
Area description
Our landmark Manchester hotel provides you with a stylish base in the cosmopolitan city. Manchester's top attractions are on our very doorstep, including the MEN Arena, Manchester City FC and Manchester United FC. The property has it's own car park to the rear of the property, spaces are available on a first come first served basis and charges will apply. Spaces cannot be reserved.

Nearby points of interest

  • Piccadilly Tower: 0.4 km
  • Sackville Street: 0.5 km
  • Alan Turing Memorial: 0.5 km
  • Canal Street: 0.5 km
  • Dancehouse Theatre: 0.8 km
  • Palace Theatre: 0.8 km
  • Manchester Aquatics Centre: 0.8 km
  • Piccadilly Gardens: 0.8 km
  • Manchester Apollo: 0.8 km
  • Manchester Chinatown: 0.8 km
  • Cornerhouse: 0.8 km
  • Manchester Art Gallery: 0.9 km
  • Green Building: 0.9 km
  • Manchester Museum: 1.1 km
  • Craft Centre: 1.1 km
  • Piccadilly Tower: 0.4 km
  • Sackville Street: 0.5 km
  • Alan Turing Memorial: 0.5 km
  • Canal Street: 0.5 km
  • Dancehouse Theatre: 0.8 km
  • Palace Theatre: 0.8 km
  • Manchester Aquatics Centre: 0.8 km
  • Piccadilly Gardens: 0.8 km
  • Manchester Apollo: 0.8 km
  • Manchester Chinatown: 0.8 km
  • Cornerhouse: 0.8 km
  • Manchester Art Gallery: 0.9 km
  • Green Building: 0.9 km
  • Manchester Museum: 1.1 km
  • Craft Centre: 1.1 km
  • Town Hall: 1.1 km
  • Bridgewater Hall: 1.1 km
  • Albert Square: 1.1 km
  • Band on the Wall: 1.2 km
  • Chinese Arts Centre: 1.2 km
  • Arndale: 1.2 km
  • Manchester International Convention Centre: 1.2 km
  • Manchester King Street: 1.2 km
  • Free Trade Hall: 1.2 km
  • Royal Exchange Theatre: 1.3 km
  • St Anns Church: 1.3 km
  • Manchester Wheel: 1.4 km
  • Exchange Square: 1.4 km
  • Contact Theatre: 1.4 km
  • Printworks: 1.4 km
  • Beetham Tower: 1.4 km
  • Triangle: 1.4 km
  • Urbis: 1.4 km
  • Mamucium: 1.4 km
  • Manchester Cathedral: 1.5 km
  • Opera House: 1.5 km
  • Manchester Arena: 1.6 km
  • Whitworth Art Gallery: 1.7 km
  • Manchester Academy: 1.7 km
  • M.E.N. Arena: 1.7 km
  • Peoples History Museum: 1.7 km
  • Museum of Science and Industry: 1.8 km
  • Granada Studios: 1.8 km
  • National Squash Centre: 2 km
  • City of Manchester Stadium: 2.1 km

Dining

Signatures Restaurant
Our award-winning Restaurant offers a bright and airy space by day and a warm, intimate space by night. With commanding views of Manchester and our open theatre kitchen, we provide you with an experience like no other. Enjoy our fine fare as you glance out at the city lights of Manchester. Due to the popularity of Signatures Restaurant, we advise you to book a table in advance in order to avoid disappointment. Opening Times: Breakfast served 6:30am until 10am, Monday to Friday and 7am until 11am on Saturday and Sunday. Dinner is served 6pm until 10pm, Sunday to Thursday and 5:30pm until 10pm on Friday and Saturday.
Cafe Bar
The stylish Cafe Bar is the perfect place for breakfast, coffee or drinks. Our Caf Bar is also the ideal place to meet friends or colleagues before exploring Manchester's cosmopolitan city centre. Settle into a plush curved sofa and watch the plasma TV as you browse the menu or simply watch the world go by from the full-length windows. The Cafe Bar is open from 6:30am until late.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
15:00
Check-out:
11:00

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (19)

Ratings and reviews for Macdonald Manchester Hotel and Spa

Overall score

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
19 out of 19
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4.6
Hotel staff:
4.2
Comfort:
4.5
Location:
4.1
Value:
4.2

100% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Macdonald Manchester Hotel and Spa

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Keen Shopper NZ
Business
Wellington
16 Jan 2015

Great Location and Great Room

The location of the hotel is perfect for travelers as it is only a stones throw away from Manchester Piccadilly train station. The size of the rooms is very generous and there are great views to be had. The bed is also incredibly comfortable. My only gripe was that the hotel staff seemed to be misinformed and the compendium was out of date. i.e The compendium mentioned there was free broadband in all rooms and you need to go to reception to get a cable to connect to this. When I went to enquire about this, the hotel staff said that this wasn't the case that you had to connect to the wifi (which was at a cost). Also in the room the iPod dock did not work. Overall, I would stay here again because of the location and the overall comfort of the room.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Macdonald Manchester Hotel and Spa

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Mark Twain
Business
Wilmslow
14 Dec 2014

Good but started badly

When we arrived they had no record of our booking. Sat us in the bar and offered us free tea which never arrived. After a time of not finding our booking they offered us a room at more than £100 over what we'd paid we elected to leave, train home, train back (we were there as organisers of a works Christmas party) later then a cab home at the end of the night. As we were leaving they 'found' our booking. They then upgraded our room but the air con could be adjusted off cold ( room was freezing). Asked at reception for it to be fixed whilst we were out. It was fixed. Less complimentary nibbles than a cheaper bed and breakfast. Wouldn't have been happy if I'd paid the full rate that they'd originally offered when they 'couldn't find' our booking. Excellent location. Would recommend but be careful in case they 'lose' your booking and offer you a more expensive room knowing that you probably can't or won't go home.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Macdonald Manchester Hotel and Spa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
.....
Business
Cumbria
7 May 2013

Good hotel

Really enjoy my stay.only issue was I went to the bar in the afternoon for a wine and was automatically given the dearest without being asked.. Watch out for that one

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Macdonald Manchester Hotel and Spa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
redade
Business
barnsley southyork england
19 Apr 2013

manchester weekend

very good weekend perfect location for apollo went to see mick hucnall about 10 mins walk same into manchester would use it again

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Macdonald Manchester Hotel and Spa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
ScotlandTraveller
Business
Edinburgh
27 Feb 2013

nice hotel but far from perfect

rooms are large, bright and have nice and comfy beds, breakfast was very good , even it was very busy the buffet was fully stocked selection of saunas was very good, the shower was very nice steam room wasn t working and very dirty, no towels available and no place to sit down and relax, overall it was ok but it wasn t well looked after as the changing rooms were full of old towels and empty bottles of wine... not what you expect in a hotel and SPA staff at reception was not very passionate about service

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

brew dog and alto restaurant at the radisson hotel , tours at the etihad stadium

Review of Macdonald Manchester Hotel and Spa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Chesser
Business
Chester
4 Dec 2012

Excellent stay

I have stayed at this hotel before, and as usual the taff were very good, from check in to departure. Only small niggle was that concierge couldn't drive so had to collect own car the following day. Bath in the room would be preferable to just a shower.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Macdonald Manchester Hotel and Spa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Lucydog
Business
Norfolk
13 Nov 2012

Macdonald Spa

Nice comfortable hotel and the staff were very helpful. It was in easy reach to central Manchester, It had it's own secure parking, which was just behind the Hotel. There is a NCP carpark next to it less than half the cost of the hotel's, but it's not secure. Picadilly train station is right next door, but we didnt 't hear anything from that. All in all pretty good.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Macdonald Manchester Hotel and Spa

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Ithell
Business
Wrexham
13 Nov 2012

Fantastic romantic weekend

Was very clean, was great price and staff were lovely. Planning on going back in near future to use spa.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Macdonald Manchester Hotel and Spa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
button
Business
cumbria
14 Oct 2012

belated birthday treat

had a lovely relaxing stay here, conveniently located and with a secure car park. spa was a little disappointing

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Macdonald Manchester Hotel and Spa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Vegetarian Yorkshireman
Business
Yorkshire
7 Oct 2012

Managed to find it !!!!

Used the Picadilly exit and got lost walked down London road to Monroes and courts decided to call the hotel for directions. was told to walk back to station and hotel is to left. Not much help as although visible from the station it is not identifiable , plus turned out the hotel was only a little further down the road from Monroes.. At the station helpful pedestrian pointed out the building and recommended re-entering the station and using the fairfield entrance . The hotel is to the left of the picadilly exit/entrance but is a shorter/quicker walk from the Fairfield exit, of the station (from where it is more visible but still not identifiable) a bit of hindsight would have saved time. Reception offered breakfast at £15 each which turned out to be over priced as they didn't have much choice for vegetrians (toast, egg, tomatoe, mushroom , b/bean , croissant n fruit, No cereal or other choice offered#. Room service appeared to try best. The hotel has a pleasant and welcoming atmosphere and the luxury/decor of the room made up for the inconvienience of searching for the building ,but still regret having breakfast # will ask exactly what is offered next time#. Iron,board,trouser press,hairdryer, tea coffee facility and safe are standard in the city view. Checkout was a bit embarassing as reception asked for payment for breakfast , As we hadn't payed for it # we had paid at check out) when we said we had paid they asked method , 9which was cash), after a few minutes they found it. Guess they need better record systems. Overall the hotel was good and definitely peaceful. view was good, room very spaciose bed comfy, bathroom spaciouse, room service helpful, very clean and well designed, close to city centre, university campus and train station . But, not impressed with direction's, 'vegetarian' breakfast and checkout.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

use the fairfield exit at picadilly.

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