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The Principal Manchester

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Manningtree Essex
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

When I last stayed at this hotel it was in the midst of a big refurbishment of its public rooms and, in places, resembled a building site. My review then reflected this, but my stay was made enjoyable but the great and attentive service I received. The refurbishment is now complete, with the most obvious change being in the main...

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Norhwest
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Booked a single night stay last minute got a discounted rate which kind of came back to bite us a little... Hotel lobby is nice enough and staff service very good, but room was located on the side over looking the court yard drinking area, that plus some kind of ball meant a bit of noise... the room whilst well...

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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

I could not imagine visiting Manchester and robbing myself of the experience of staying at The Principal, an outstanding venue! Great staff, food and all round service. Congrats!! Perfect location and on our trip lots of sun, did they organise this also :)

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Booked double room through work. I usually stay at the Midland which is fab, but on the last occasion it was fully booked, so stayed at the Principal - excellent experience. Unfortunately, this time was not so good. The room I was allocated was on the LG and had no air con, despite temperatures outside of around 26 degrees. On...

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

What a beautiful place ! Stunning entrance foyer, fresh flowers everywhere. Sympathetically restored tiling, glass work and tasteful choice of light fittings and bathroom fixtures. It's all so pleasurable on the eye. Also adored the bar area although didn't get time to enjoy this. The reasons this wasn't a full 5 star - there is no resident only bar area,...

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Tillicoultry, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

From the moment the flat capped doorman welcomes you, it's clear the visit is going to be special. Reception is slick and efficient; rooms are very well equipped and wow, depending in what you have been allocated; absolutely stunning! Everything from a tuck box to toiletries is catered for in the room and I couldn't fault it. The public areas...

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Norfolk, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stayed here this week (unfortunately during the Manchester attack) for a Fragrance Conference. The Hotel was stunning, beautifully stylish, grand and glamorous. The rooms were amazing. Very comfortable beds, spacious and clean. The staff were very helpful and friendly especially the dinning staff at breakfast. Nothing was too much trouble. The bar was very good value, I thought a...

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed here last weekend. Perfect spot next to the train station. Next to the Palace Theatre. Hotel staff friendly, doormen couldn't do enough to help. The refurb has worked a treat. It's gorgeous inside. I will definitely stay here again. The bar is busy all day and night and has a very cool and trendy vibe. Not too young, not...

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Nomad
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you have any inclination to modern, fun hotels this is the place to be in Manchester. Restorations of Grand Dame hotel can be a little bland but this is not a restoration, more of a reinvention. Using clever design and a cool bar and restaurant concept it really offers nothing like any other hotel in Manchester. Great location not...

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

I was doing an art show at the Refuge bar, and have to say all the staff were amazing! Especially the late night reception team at the Principal, two lads on the front desk, super cool and professional, and security, very helpful and friendly. Thank you so much. X

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • 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: RM489 - RM1,566 (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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“Ask for a quiet room, with air con”
s123485, 25 May 2017 | Read review
“Rooms over looking the court yard (smoking area) were a little noisy.”
nikkih990, 24 May 2017 | Read review
“Try to get one away from the railway line!”
LooShaw, 23 May 2017 | Read review
“Upgrade, it's worth the money!”
amans940, 22 May 2017 | Read review
“free good breakfast,all of the rooms are nice”
malena2121, 19 May 2017 | Read review
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