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    The Principal Manchester

    Oxford Street, Manchester M6O 7HA, England
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    Hotels.comUS$103
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          Overview
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          Reviewed today

          Stayed with The principal in York which i've reviewed also but this was beyond my expectation! The only tiny down side is the rooms are not as nice as the rest of the hotel and a little bland (not to be confused with the intention...More

          Thank Aman S
          Reviewed yesterday via mobile

          We stayed in the Principal for one night on the weekend, we got a double room which faced into the 'outside' seating for the bar which was also inside the hotel. We were a little worried it was going to be loud on the evening...More

          Thank Megan J
          Reviewed yesterday via mobile

          Stunning building inside and out, with the most friendly polite staff ever. The food was beautiful, thank you Ash, greatest waiter I have had the pleasure to meet. The room was exceptionally clean and very comfortable with an awesome shower. Thank you for a great...More

          1  Thank SFWalsh75
          Response from Peter K, General Manager at The Principal Manchester

          Dear SFWalsh75 Thank you for such a wonderful review! I am so pleased to hear about the many aspects of your stay that you enjoyed and I hope you return soon for another "great experience". Warm regards. Peter Kienast, General Manager

          Reviewed yesterday

          I love any hotel which differs from homogenous, bland spaces, corridors and rooms and this hotel differs in spades. You could get lost daily in its myriad of passageways, lifts and staircases and soaring tiled pillars which seemed to be everywhere. Rooms were modern, clean...More

          Thank KBites
          Response from Peter K, General Manager at The Principal Manchester

          Dear KBites Thank you for taking the time to provide your very kind feedback. We pride ourselves on being distinctive and providing a guest experience which exceeds expectations, so I was delighted to read your comments. I hope to welcome you back soon. Kind regards...More

          Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

          Stayed here for 2 nights. Would not recommend at all. The heat in my room was so bad I didn't sleep at all. I had 3 table fans on all the time and it made no difference. When I complained they said yes we get...More

          Thank Karen C
          Response from Peter K, General Manager at The Principal Manchester

          Dear Karen C Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your recent stay. I am dismayed to hear of your disappointment with the heat in your room and the breakfast. I would appreciate the opportunity to discuss your experience with you personally,...More

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          About
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          • Top amenities
          • Restaurant
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          • 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
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          • Restaurant
          • Bar/Lounge
          Details
          • Price range
          • US$115 - US$387 (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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          • Manchester
          • Also Known As
          • Palace Hotel Manchester
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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 ?
          22 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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