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4.2 out of 5

"Fantastic hotel and staff can’t wait to go back again! " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 18 Nov 2019

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Hotel Description

Our customers tell us they can't get enough of Principal Manchester's great location. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from The Gay Village. Enjoy features like free WiFi in public areas, plus a restaurant and a fitness centre. Built in 1902, this 5-star hotel has 270 rooms over 5 floors. Flat-screen TVs and fridges are available in all rooms.

  • Air-conditioned rooms with 24-hour room service, flat-screen TVs and fridges
  • Free WiFi in some public areas
  • Drinking and dining options include a restaurant, a coffee shop and a bar/lounge
  • English breakfast served daily for a fee
  • Self-parking available for a fee
  • Services include dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services and tour or ticket assistance
  • On-site recreation includes a fitness centre
  • Guests speak favourably about the restaurant and the central location
  • Steps from Canal Street and Manchester Palace Theatre
  • Pets welcome for a fee

Standard Room, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
£78* Per night/room 24 Feb - 25 Feb

Urban Room, 1 Double Bed

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Urban Room, 2 Twin Beds

Bed Count 2 Single Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 2 Single Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Single Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 Double Bed

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Superior Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Double Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Principal Manchester ratings based on 24 verified reviews

Review Summary
4.2 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Principal Manchester

Everyone (20) Couples (1) Family (1)
4 out of 5

Posted by on 30 Dec 2019

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3 Jan 2020 by A Misina

Dear Anonymous, Thank you so much for taking the time to rate your recent experience with us at The Principal Manchester. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind Regards, Adelina Misina Concierge Manager

5 out of 5
Fantastic hotel and staff can’t wait to go back again!

Posted by on 18 Nov 2019

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2 Dec 2019 by Jennifer G - Guest Relations Manager

Dear Anonymous, We are looking forward to welcoming you back again and thank you for your comments.

5 out of 5

Posted by on 10 Jul 2019

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12 Jul 2019 by A Misina

Dear Anonymous Thank you so much for taking the time to rate your recent experience with us at The Principal Manchester. On my behalf and of my team I look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind Regards, Adelina Misina Duty Manager

5 out of 5

Posted by on 9 Jul 2019

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12 Jul 2019 by A Misina

Dear Anonymous Thank you so much for taking the time to rate your recent experience with us at The Principal Manchester. On my behalf and of my team I look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind Regards, Adelina Misina Duty Manager

5 out of 5
in the centre of Manchester and close to all amenities

Posted by on 20 May 2019

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13 Jul 2019 by A Misina

Dear Anonymous, Thank you for your lovely comments. I am so pleased to read your comments . Best regards. Adelina Misina Duty Manager

2 out of 5
Staff were terrible. Looked down to me and my friend eventhough they have no clue who we are. I stay in hotels frequently with my work and i will never recommend your hotel. The guy on the desk not helping at all. Anything i asked i got shot down or dismissed. You need new front of house staff at reception.

Posted by on 29 Apr 2019

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3 May 2019 by A MISINA

Dear Anonymous, Thank you for sharing details of your experience whilst staying with us. I am sorry to learn that there were dissatisfied with the interaction you had with a staff member from reception and I would appreciate the opportunity to discuss your experience with you in more detail. I would be grateful if you would send your contact details to me by ringing the hotel. Kind Regards Adelina Misina Duty Manager

2 out of 5
The property has just recently been renovated, the property itself is impressive, the location is ideal and the staff are polite. Where the hotel fails is there is no air-conditioning in ANY of the rooms. Therefore if I felt hot I had to open my windows but not all rooms have windows that could open, being a light sleeper I couldn't keep it open or I would be awake all night. The ensuite bathroom is small by standards, trying to exit the shower, there isn't much space. The breakfast is £15, which is expensive by any standards but it's not worth it. The hotel has the propsects of being a great one but the air-conditioning should be installed in all rooms ASAP as summer approaches.

Posted by on 22 Apr 2019

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3 May 2019 by A Misina

Dear Folu, Thank you for providing a review on your recent stay. I am sorry to hear your room was not to your expectations and was too hot. We do have rooms with air conditioning available so should you come to stay with us again, we will be happy to place you in one of these rooms more suited to your needs. We are currently working into getting air conditioning installed in the remaining rooms. Kind Regards Adelina Misina Duty Manager

5 out of 5

Posted by on 2 Mar 2019

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16 Apr 2019 by A Misina

Dear Anonymous, Thank you so much for taking the time to rate your recent experience with us at The Principal Manchester. On my behalf and of my team I look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind Regards, Adelina Misina

3 out of 5
Amazing hotel full of character Room very small and small bed

Posted by on 9 Feb 2019

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12 Feb 2019 by Peter Kienast

Dear Anonymous, Thank you for providing feedback on your recent stay. I am saddened to learn that your experience did not meet with your expectations and I would appreciate the opportunity to discuss this with you personally. If you would kindly provide my office with your contact details, I will call you to discuss your experience further. I look forward to hearing from you. Best regards. The General Manager

5 out of 5
I can’t rate this place highly enough, it was fantastic and location also fantastic.

Posted by on 4 Feb 2019

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8 Feb 2019 by Peter Kienast

Dear Anonymous, Thank you for your lovely comments about your recent stay. I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay, particularly our location, and I hope you come to stay with us again soon. Kind regards, Peter Kienast General Manager

Property Features

Along with a restaurant, there's a coffee shop/café on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. A 24-hour business centre, a limo/town car service, and a meeting room are available. Public spaces have free WiFi. Event space at this hotel measures 25446 square feet (2364 square metres). A fitness centre, tour or ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the luxury Principal Manchester. For a fee, parking is available. This Victorian Manchester hotel is smoke free.

  • 270 guestrooms or units
  • 5 levels
  • 25446 sq ft of conference space
  • 2364 sq. m of conference space
  • Built in 1902
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Business centre (24 hours)
  • 1 conference room
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Car service
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Television in lobby
  • Bellhop
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Fridge

Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge) , Offsite parking discounted rates available

Transport

  • Airport: Manchester (MAN) (14.2 km / 8.8 mi)
  • Train station: Manchester Manchester Oxford Road Station (0.1 km / 0.1 mi)
  • Metro station: St Peters Square Station (0.5 km / 0.3 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Principal Manchester offers 270 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with a safe and complimentary bottles of water. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Fridges and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit, bathrobes, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers. 21-inch Flat-screen televisions come with digital channels. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Additionally, rooms include an iron/ironing board and blackout curtains. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital channels
  • Fridge
  • Coffee maker
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (heating)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy English breakfast on weekdays from 6:30 AM to 10:00 AM and at the weekend from 7:00 AM to 10:30 AM.

The Refuge by Volta – This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Reservations are required.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a fitness centre.

  • Casino nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business centre

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

The credit card used to book the reservation must be presented by the cardholder at check-in. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 3 children 18 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cots (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • Pets: GBP 30 per pet, per night
  • Weight limit: 66 lbService animals are exempt from fees.

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guest room reservation. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

The name of this property was previously The Palace.

This property's elevator (lift) is 55 inches (1.4 meters) wide. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guest room reservation.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Debit cards
  • Number of children who can stay for free – 3

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for English breakfast: GBP 14.00 per person (approximately)
  • Self-parking fee: GBP 20.00 per day
  • Nearby parking fee: GBP 15 per day
  • Pet fee: GBP 30 per pet, per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Palace Hotel Manchester
  • Palace Manchester
  • Principal Manchester Hotel
  • Principal Hotel
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  • Manchester Principal Manchester Hotel
  • Hotel Principal Manchester
  • Principal Manchester Manchester
  • The Principal Manchester
  • Principal Hotel
  • Principal
  • The Palace Hotel
  • Principal Manchester Hotel
  • Principal Manchester Manchester
  • Principal Manchester Hotel Manchester

You should know

  • Up to 3 children 18 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Tourism Programme, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

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