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Independent (Sphc) Principal Manchester

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8.7
Excellent
7,075 reviews
+44 161 288 1111

Top Amenities

Free Wifi
Pets Allowed
Fitness Center
Restaurant
With a stay at Principal Manchester, you'll be centrally located in Manchester, steps from Canal Street and within a 5-minute drive of The Gay Village. This 5-star hotel is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Albert Square and 1 mi (1.7 km) from Piccadilly Gardens. Make yourself at home in one of the 270 guestrooms featuring refrigerators and flat-screen televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and digital programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature deep soaking bathtubs and complimentary toiletries. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and desks.Amenities Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as a fitness center, or other amenities including complimentary wireless Internet access and concierge services. Additional amenities at this Victorian hotel include wedding services, a television in a common area, and discounted use of a nearby fitness facility. Grab a bite to eat at The Refuge by Volta, a restaurant which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of the 24-hour room service. Buffet breakfasts are served on weekdays from 6:30 AM to 10:00 AM and on weekends from 7:00 AM to 10:30 AM for a fee. Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, limo/town car service, and express check-in. Planning an event in Manchester? This hotel has facilities measuring 25446 square feet (2364 square meters), including a meeting room. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
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Oxford Street
Manchester, M60 7HA
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User Highlights
8.7
Excellent
Vibe
"Gorgeous period features" "Stunning reception area"
96% said it was a stylish hotel.
76% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere.
Amenities
"Fabulous outdoor area" "Stunning reception area"
87% thought the building was wonderful.
98% thought the architecture was beautiful.
Service
"Superb staff" "Adorable wait staff"
94% found the staff to be very friendly.
78% said the reception staff was great.
Location
"Fabulous environment" "Amazing surroundings"
Not enough parking facilities, according to 64%.
95% thought it was easy to get to the train station.
Breakfast
"Delicious vegetarian breakfast" "Fantastic buffet breakfast"
Breakfast prices were ok, according to 65%.
Bar and Beverages
"Excellent bar area" "Amazing cocktails"
Delicious alcoholic drinks, according to 84%.
Bar service was unacceptable, according to 70%.
Room
"Immaculate en-suite bathrooms" "Bed linen immaculate"
56% complained about the bathroom.
80% thought rooms were spacious.
Cleanliness
"Clean linen" "Stained glass windows"
Only 58% said rooms were clean enough.
71% said the bathroom was dirty.
WiFi
"No internet services" "No Wi Fi"
77% said the wifi quality was bad.

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Nice building
Beautiful architecture
Stylish hotel
Could be quieter
Expert Reviews
Time Out
The restored glass dome over the vast reception makes for an impressive entrance, while the Tempus bar mixes original Victorian flooring and tiles with cool design.
Rough Guide
Occupying one of the city’s grandest Victorian buildings, a terracotta-clad extravagance built to a design by Alfred Waterhouse in 1891, the Palace is part of a small deluxe chain.
The Telegraph
Formerly The Palace hotel, this sleek option opposite Oxford Road train station occupies three of the city’s most characterful buildings – a red terracotta former insurance company HQ by...
Hotel Information
Features
Air-conditioned
Bar or Lounge
Business Center
Concierge
Fitness Center
Free Wifi
Golf
Handicap
No Smoking
Pets Allowed
Restaurant
Details
Check-In
From 2:00pm*must be 18 or older to check-in
Check-Out
Until 12:00pm
# of Rooms
270
Fees
Add-ons
  • Parking Fee: GBP 20.00 per day
  • Pet Fee: GBP 30 per pet, per night
  • Breakfast Fee: GBP 15.95 per person (approximately)
Handicap Accessible
Wheelchair Accessible