The Principal Manchester

ex. Palace

Oxford Street, Manchester, United Kingdom, M60 7HAshow map
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Overview

The Principal Manchester lies close to Marks & Spencer and offers stylish accommodation. Built in 1905, the hotel is a combination of Victorian architecture and contemporary facilities.

The property is 10 minutes' walk from center of Manchester. Guests will also be 1050 meters from Greater Manchester Police Museum .

This hotel is placed in Manchester City Centre district, known for a gallery and a palace.

The Piccadilly Railway train station is in the immediate vicinity, 1000 meters walk away. Fast access to Manchester airport within 15 km is provided.

Rooms

The modern rooms at The Principal Manchester feature a storage, a coffee machine and a personal computer. Guests can enjoy the sea views from the hotel. The rooms come with spacious bathrooms equipped with a shower, a hairdryer and a drier.

Eat & Drink

The excellent on-site restaurant specializes in seasonal cuisine. Snacks and beverages are available at the lively Irish bar. A wide variety of dishes is served in Tempus Restaurant and Dog Bowl, which are 5 minutes’ walk away.

A full breakfast is served at the price of GBP 10 per person per night. 

Services

The hotel offers storage for belongings, a safe deposit box and a lift.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible at a location nearby at GBP 18 per day.

Year renovated:   2006.  Number of floors:   4.  Number of rooms:   270.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

GBP 18 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour services

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant buffet

Food court

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Laundry

Self-service laundry

TV

Flat-screen TV

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Postal service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Food court
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Halal food
  • Catering service
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Children's menu

Facilities for people with disabilities

  • Toilet for disabled
  • Bathroom for disabled

Room view

  • City view
  • Mountain view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Wardrobe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle
  • Dryer

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Paid films
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 3 yearsExtra bedFREEExisting beddingFREEAll children4 - 6 yearsExisting beddingFREEThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Rooms and availability

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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Piccadilly Railway StationPiccadilly Railway Station2000 ft
Manchester Conference CentreManchester Conference Centre1000 ft
G-MEX CentreG-MEX Centre1700 ft
Arndale CentreArndale Centre3000 ft
Museum of Science and IndustryMuseum of Science and Industry3000 ft
The Palace TheatreThe Palace Theatre400 ft
Bridgewater HallBridgewater Hall1000 ft
Opera HouseOpera House3000 ft
Manchester UniversityManchester University3000 ft
Manchester Town HallManchester Town Hall2100 ftLloyd Street Albert Square, Manchester City Council
Oldham StreetOldham Street3500 ftOldhamstreet 13B
The PrintworksThe Printworks4000 ftThe Printworks 27 Withy Grove
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Tempus RestaurantTempus Restaurant100 ftOxford Street
Don Giovanni'sDon Giovanni's500 ftOxford Street
Cornerhouse CafeCornerhouse Cafe200 ft70 Oxford Street
Revolution Vodka BarRevolution Vodka Bar400 ft90-94 Oxford Road
Dog BowlDog Bowl400 ft57 Whitworth Street West
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Manchester Victoria stationManchester Victoria station4600 ft
Manchester Victoria StationManchester Victoria Station4600 ft
Manchester ArenaManchester Arena5000 ft
City of Manchester 'Etihad' StadiumCity of Manchester 'Etihad' Stadium1.7 mi
Old Trafford StadiumOld Trafford Stadium2.1 mi
Old Trafford Cricket GroundOld Trafford Cricket Ground2.2 mi
People's History MuseumPeople's History Museum3700 ft
Imperial War Museum NorthImperial War Museum North1.9 mi
The LowryThe Lowry2.2 mi
Legoland Discovery Centre, ManchesterLegoland Discovery Centre, Manchester4.2 miUnit D5 Barton Square Trafford Centre
EventCityEventCity4.2 miBarton Dock Road Off Barton Dock Road
Staircase House Staircase House 5.6 miStaircase House 31 Market Place
Portland Basin MuseumPortland Basin Museum5.8 miHeritage Centre Portland Place
Bramall HallBramall Hall7.6 miBramhall Park Road
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Getting around
Airports
Manchester (MAN)8.5 mi
Liverpool John Lennon (LPL)27.0 mi
Train
Piccadilly Railway Station2300 ft
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Reviews
7.2
Very goodBased on  1335  reviews

Rating by category:

10.0
Location
10.0
Rooms
8.0
Service
8.0
Dining
  • 6.2
    Good

    No comment have written a complaint to the hotel

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Spacious, comfortable rooms. Very well decorated, grand in appearance. Good location next to main railway station. Close to restaurants and tram facilities.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Decor & ambience of hotel

  • 3.8
    Guest rating

    Location

    Mattresses,pillows, bed covers,and towels were over used and disgusting. We ordered breakfast in room first morning came after one hour and half all order was wrong,manager removed it from our bill. Me and my husband went to the restaurant was almost empty and the supervisor asked us to wait in the bar because they are serving main course for the three tables at the same time!!!! This is her excuse !!! the rooms was full of bugs and ants, bathroom in 5210 was broken, over all was a bad experience and discus ting.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    The entrance to the hotel is so impressive it is like entering a castle. The rooms were big airy and very comfortable. It was the hottest day of the year when I was there, the air-conditioning was not very useful. The beds were firm just the way I like them. The staff were excellent and could not have been more helpful.

    The room we had was over a railway line, so it was a bit noisy, didn't mind during the day but early in the morning it was a nuisance. The walls were a bit thin, we could hear everything going on in the next room, which was a bit of a shame because there were a family staying there with 2 very noisy kids! 7am on a Sunday morning is not the best time to be woken up by crying kids!

  • 8.0
    Fabulous

    The hotel was very well positioned for manchester city. It was a very clean and comfotable.

    On checking in at the hotel i did ask for an early check in, we had arrived an hour early, but we were told that there were no rooms available. I do find that hard to believe in a hotel that size! It was a special trip as my daughter was 18.

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    The bedroom (superior) was extremely large... wood-panelled walls... extra kingsize canopied bed and all the facilities (including a fridge) The hotel is very well situated beside a rail station (you can't hear the trains!) and a free bus into the shops (but they are just 5 minutes away anyway). Staff are brilliant, helpful and polite. It's a 'Grand Dame' of hotels with an interior to be seen and appreciated...don't be put off by the rather shabbier exterior... it's a four star hotel that has seen better five star days - but well worth the visit. I'll stay again and recommend it to friends.

    No mini-bar, no room safe. The breakfast is fairly standard hotel fare, but even being first down doesn't get you a fresh cooked breakfast! I'd rather take breakfast outside the hotel and definitely wouldn't spend the £30 asked for for an evening meal! To be fair though, there were freshly cooked eggs and waffles available on my visit..they just weren't available at 7 (friday) or 7:30 (Saturday) - they were being 'set-up as I was leaving. The cold breakfast buffet is OK...one thing though... a pot of tea or coffee on the table would prevent having to get refills from the waitinfg staff or make mugs available..the cups are very very small!

  • 4.2
    Guest rating

    Location

    No cold water in the morning and the reception staff did not care. Bathroom dirty and small bugs (Lepisma saccharina ).

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    The location being near to the theatre we were attending

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Quirky building very spacious room

  • 8.8
    Superb

    The historical "ambiente" and the location in the city centre

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    Location

    Anti slip mat for shower absolutely filthy. Breakfast menu lists Black Pudding & Mushrooms neither were on display. Some of the food bareley warm

  • 7.4
    Very good

    The staff were attentive particularly the waitering staff at breakfast.

    The noise from other guests who disrupted everybody on that floor.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Close to places I wished to go to

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Excellent central location adjacent to railway station. Friendly helpful staff. Value for money pre- theatre meal. Interesting old building. Received upgrade to a spacious superior room.

    We found the mattress soft and saggy.

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Highlights
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27of 122 hotels in Manchester
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best 4 Star Hotels in United Kingdom

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Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 3 yearsExtra bedFREEExisting beddingFREEAll children4 - 6 yearsExisting beddingFREEThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Manchester (MAN)8.5 mi
Liverpool John Lennon (LPL)27.0 mi
Train
Piccadilly Railway Station2300 ft
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