Hotel The Principal Manchester

5 Stars

  Oxford Street - M60 7HA - Manchester, United Kingdom View Map
Area: City Centre

The hotel is ideal for small groups and individual visitors but also for business travelers. There is a possibility to park the car nearby. The complex offers amenities such as laundry and dry cleaning, luggage room, express check-in and check-out 24 hours on 24, conference rooms with projector and banquet halls. The hotel offers a free wireless connection in public areas and in the lobby.
The Principal Manchester 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 Details


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.

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Hotel facilities

  •  Car Parking
  •  Non smoking rooms
  •  Air conditioning
  •  Lifts 3
  •  Bar
  •  Conference rooms 15
  •  Disabled Facilities
  •  Restaurant
  •  Check-in at From 14:00
  •  Laundry Service
  •  Lightboard available
  •  Projector available
  •  Baby sitting
  •  Other Facilities SLIDE PROJ/FLIP
  •  Voltage 240
  •  Single rooms 5
  •  Twin rooms 84
  •  Double rooms 72
  •  Triple rooms 1

The Hotel The Principal Manchester is perfect for who wants to travel by car. The accommodation is with air conditioning. There is a bar inside the hotel. The property is fully equipped with a conference room. The Hotel The Principal Manchester offers disabled facilities. Guests can use the hotel's restaurant. The Hotel The Principal Manchester offers a laundry service. Guests have access to an overhead projector to better support meetings, etc.. There is a projector available for the use in meetings. The hotel is ideal for families with small children.

The hotel provides either its own car park or a nearby one with a special agreement; being not included in the room price, for a paid parking the payment have to be carried out directly on the spot.

Rooms facilities

  •  Television
  •  Direct Dial Telephone
  •  Air conditioning
  •  Disabled Facilities
  •  Hairdryer
  •  High Speed Modem
  •  Safe Box
  •  Satellite TV
  •  Trouser Press
  •  Alarm Clock
  •  Pay TV
  •  Radio
  •  Movies

The Hotel The Principal Manchester offers the use of a TV in the rooms. Accommodation has direct dial telephone in all rooms. The hotel rooms offers disabled facilities. The Hotel The Principal Manchester rooms offers the use of an hairdryer. The hotel rooms offers high-speed Internet service. Accommodation has a safe in all the rooms. The hotel offers its guests the use of an pants iron (trouser press) . The hotel offers a wake up service for guests. The accommodation offers a pay television service for clients. The accommodation offers a radio service for its guests. The Hotel The Principal Manchester offers a movie service.

 Public transport

  • Airport: MAN
  • Time to the Airport: 20 MIN
  • Railway Station: OXFORD ROAD (400 YARDS)
  • Time to the Railway Station: 10 MIN
  • Underground: ST PETERS SQUARE
  • Time to the Subway: 5 MIN
  • Distance from the airport: 12 KM
  • Fair site: G-MEX
  • Time to the bus stop: 1 MIN

 Guests' Reviews

Rochdale, United Kingdom

Very Good: 4.4/5 More Details

Palace sojourn

Very pleasant stay, contributed to a marvellous weekend

Fleetwood Lancs, United Kingdom

Good: 2.7/5 More Details

Shame about the room!

The hotel reception was great. very,very disappointed in the room on 'm' floor though. although the sheets and bathroom were clean, there was cobwebs all over the room. outside the window was a tree, so no view whatsoever. the window frames were rotten throughout, filthy and again had cobwebs all over.
staff were really nice and friendly, bar area was good and breakfast in the morning was very good.
all in all, i don't think i would stay again as the room really put me off.



Barnsley, United Kingdom

Very Good: 4.1/5 More Details

Theatre break

All staff were friendly and helpful.we were seeing a show at 2.30pm at the nearby theatre and asked if we could check in early - which we did at no extra cost.our room was spacious and clean. breakfast was a buffet style cooked and continental items- staff were friendly and attentive. the only downside to our stay was that another couple was later allocoted the same room and got a surprise that we were already in the room.



Newton Le Willows, United Kingdom

Very Good: 3.9/5 More Details

Over night stay!

I booked this for my wife and my self as a birthday treat, it is excellently positioned
for oxford road railway station so we got the train instead of driving.
the hotel was very welcoming, the room was nice, with a massive window and high ceiling
we liked it, we had dinner before going out, the food was good and reasonably priced.
we later had a drink when we came back in the great looking bar area, drinks were usual
hotel prices, bar staff were friendly.
overall we had a nice stay but my only complaint would be the noise from outside, trains etc.



Bromborough, United Kingdom

Good: 2.6/5 More Details

Dirty dirty dirty

Check in was very pleasant and i was told i had a great room (m10)- what a big lie!! the room was small, and black dust blown from the airconditioning was all on the ceiling.large black cobwebs from the table lamp to the ceiling and dangling from the central light. balls of black dust and dirt in the corner. basically the room looked like it hadn't been cleaned for months rather than days.
i refused to stay in it and was moved (with no problem)to room 4202 - much nicer room and much cleaner but still black dust and cobwebs on the central light.



Blackburn, United Kingdom

Excellent: 5/5 More Details

Beautiful hotel

I stayed in this hotel 14/09/13 for 1 night. my room was in the basement, it had two double beds, beautiful original tiles on the walls and original features and a large bathroom with power shower over the bath tub. the room was clean and large. the mattress was quite uncomfortable and was probably due to be replaced and the tv only had 5 channels, aside from this the room was beautiful. a pint of large/ beer at the bar is about £1.50 more expensive than an average pub, but the bar area is very pleasant. we ate at the restaurant at both breakfast and dinner and the food was amazing and one of the best meals i have had and excellent value for money. over all a very nice hotel and i will stay here again.



Trefeglwys, United Kingdom

Very Good: 4.4/5 More Details

City slicker

A great hotel with efficient, pleasant staff. always enjoy the stay and the breakfast. the historical aspects of the building ensure that finding your room is always an adventure! i have been on business during my stay but the palace would also be perfect for a city centre break.



Conahs Quay, United Kingdom

Excellent: 4.9/5 More Details

Theatre outing

The check in was efficient and friendly.we had 2 rooms booked and both were clean and of a good 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 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



Richmond, United Kingdom

Excellent: 4.7/5 More Details

Historic hotel

Wonderful conversion of insurance building - very atmospheric. helpful staff.

Framlingham, United Kingdom

Very Good: 3.7/5 More Details

Long weekend in manchester

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.



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