HOTEL THE PALACE
Oxford Street - M60 7HA | Manchester United Kingdom
Average price: US$ 100.09
The Palace Hotel is in the city center with easy access to all means of transport, is located on bustling Oxford Street, which houses many shops and shopping centers that are easily accessible on foot. The hotel is just 5 minutes walk from the Palace Theatre, from Machester Public Library and City Hall, is near the University and the Garden Gartside. The Manchester Arena, where concerts and sports events is a 20 minute walk, while the Old Trafford Stadium is 10 minutes by car. Manchester Airport can be reached by car in 20 minutes.
Hotel Category: First
The hotel occupies a big red brick building in victorian gothic style which gives the structure a luxurious feel with all the comfort and style of a country house coupled with the convenience of a modern hotel.
The hotel has 275 rooms. There are rooms with classic furniture or contemporary decor, all rooms have internet access, wifi (charges added), safe, satellite television, hairdryer, radio, air conditioning, telephone and tea or coffee maker.
The Tempus restaurant was recently renovated and refurbished to provide customers with a pleasant environment to dine or have a drink. The restaurant offers a la carte menu from 7 pm to 10 pm, for those who want to go to the theater there is the opportunity to dine in advance by 5 pm to 7 pm, six days a week (excluding Sundays). The hotel bar is open from 8 am to 1 am, with extended time on Friday and Saturday evenings, the menu is varied, the dishes are prepared with seasonal ingredients, including the wine list and martinis, coffee and tea for afternoon breaks.
Services and information about the hotel
Exc.: 4.9/5Kathryn - conahs quay, UNITED KINGDOM - 04/17/2013
The check in was efficient and friendly.We had 2 rooms booked and both were clean and of a good standard.An added bonus is that the Palace theatre is literally across the road from the hotel.Drinks in the bar were a bit on the expensive side but once again the staff were very friendly.An english breakfast was enjoyed by all the party and tea and coffee was replenished as soon as your cup was empty.Absolutely no complaints about our stay at the Palace and roll on next year for our next theatre outing
V. Good: 3.7/5Robert - Framlingham, UNITED KINGDOM - 03/07/2013
The hotel's location was first class but it needs a little TLC as there are areas which badly need attention. The staff were helpful but as all the ceilings were very high the rooms were coolish and the windows let in the cold air even when tightly closed.
Good: 3/5Susan - crewe, UNITED KINGDOM - 12/10/2012
A friend and I booked one night in the Palace as we were going to see the Lion King at the neaby Palace theatre. As my friend didnt like using lifts the receptionist, very kindly, found us a room on the first floor. We were allocated room 157. We found the room to be clean and spacious with two king size beds. However, because the room was so large(it had a ceiling height of at least 20 ft)it did seem rather cold. We were also extremely close to the Oxford Road railyway line.Trains were passing within a few feet of our windows several times an hour. We turned the thermostat up before leaving to have a pre theatre meal at the hotel . We found the meal to be of a very good standard but noted the drinks were rather expensive. Service was rather slow - it took nearly 2 hours to have a 3 course meal and we needed to prompt the waitresses a few times so that we got to the theatre on time.
V. Good: 3.9/5Lynne - crewe, UNITED KINGDOM - 04/04/2012
WE HAVE STAYED IN THIS HOTEL MANY TIMES.. AND HAVE ALWAYS BEEN PLEASED WITH OUR ROOM AND THE STAFF.... IT IS WELL SITUATED AND THE RESTAURANT IS LOVELY... THE FOLLOWING MORNING A GOOD BREAKFAST AWAITS... BUT THIS TIME THE ROOM WAS RIGHT AT THE BACK OF THE HOTEL.. NEXT TO THE RAILWAY LINE AND WE GOT VERY LITTLE SLEEP.. ALSO THE ROOM WAS NOT AS CLEAN AS THE OTHER TIMES WE HAVE STAYED...WE WILL GO BACK BUT MAKE SURE WE DONT GET ROOM 363 AGAIN !!!
V. Good: 4/5Joanne - Cardiff, UNITED KINGDOM - 03/10/2012
We were pleasantly surprised when we got to our room and saw that we had been allocated a very large room/suite! We have stayed at the Palace before as we found the location to be really convenient and we thoroughly enjoyed our second stay this time.
The only thing that let it down was the breakfast. The coffee was tasteless, the "hot" breakfast had clearly been sitting there for some time. The scrambled egg was sitting in water and there was hair in the beans. It was unappetising and it seemed unacceptable to all 9 people waiting in line that we were expected to wait for almost 10 minutes for some eggs to be cooked! When they finally arrived, all our other food/toast was stone cold and the eggs were slopped into a dish that still had the previous cold, congealed oil in it. On our second morning we ended up going to McDonalds for breakfast as that seemed more appealing!
Despite the breakfast being unpleasant, the rest of our stay and the hotel was really good. The building is huge and quirky with a mixture of new and old decor. It is clean, well located for the train station, shops, bars and restaurants and the staff were very friendly and helpful. I would definitely stay here again - just wouldn’t pay to have the breakfast. I would recommend this hotel to anyone who wants a nice room, in a great location for a reasonable price.
Low: 1.1/5Susan - Naples, UNITED STATES - 01/19/2012
Request that your room is not in the basement or what they call the 1st level or just beside the railways tracks. Also, you may want to run the heat to see if it works and flush the toilets to see if the paper literally goes down the drain.
V. Good: 4.1/5Helen - Shrewsbury, UNITED KINGDOM - 10/04/2011
Had a great three days break at this hotel. The building was unusual and interesting with a large comfortable room.We had a pre theatre meal which was gorgeous and didnt break the bank. It was aa great llocation for the theatre and some local pubs. The sttaff were friendly and made us feel welcome.