Renaissance Manchester

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Address: Blackfriars Street, , Manchester, M3 2EQ, England

Star rating:
4 star hotel

3.9

The perfect location for shopaholics, with some of the biggest standard rooms in the city.

This is the ideal location for lovers of Manchester’s stylish designer shops as the hotel is just a stone’s throw from Exchange Square - home to Harvey Nichols and Selfridges. I love the local touches throughout such as the black and white Manchester cityscape hanging over the reception desk and the abstract painting of two local football players next to the entrance.

Location
4.7
90%
Eating/drinking
3.9
90%
Leisure facilities
n/a
90%
Service
3.9
90%
Value for money
3.9
90%
Bedrooms
4
90%
Public areas
4
90%

Location

Shoppers won’t have to lug their bags far to this hotel just off Deansgate. The superb location is also extremely close to the MEN, The Printworks and the Northern Quarter.

Bedrooms

The Renaissance offers some of the largest standard rooms in the city centre (its rival is the [node:167253]) and the rooms have great views of the city. If you want to look out over the River Irwell, ask for an odd-numbered room on check in; for a city view of Exchange Square and the Wheel of Manchester, ask for an even-numbered room.

The rooms are done out traditionally with dark green carpeted floors, cream walls and checked furniture. The peach bathrooms, all with showers over the bath, seem rather dated but are clean and functional.

Public areas

The hotel’s lobby is modern and welcoming with lime green seats for guests to sit in. If there is a conference or event on in the hotel, this area can get busy.

Eating and drinking

Robbies, a busy restaurant and residents’ bar, is down some steps next to the reception area. Breakfast is served in the restaurant. If you haven’t got breakfast included in your room price, it is worth leaving the hotel and walking to Deansgate or Exchange Square as there are plenty of alternative eating options.

Leisure facilities

There are no leisure facilities in the hotel but guests are given complimentary passes to the nearby LA Fitness.

Service

The staff are friendly and helpful if sometimes rather confused.

Who stays there

The central location and large bedrooms attract business travellers during the week. This is also a popular choice with airlines’ cabin crew. At the weekend leisure guests like walking out of the hotel straight into the centre of Manchester’s action.

Price advice

Look out for deals late summer here when rates for a standard double drop. Parking is extra and costs £15 for 24 hours at the NCP car park next door.

Amenities

  • Business Centre
  • High-Speed Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service

Recommended for

  • Business travellers
  • Culture vultures
  • Mature travellers
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping

Pros & Cons

  • Large rooms
  • Good views from rooms
  • Brilliant location
  • A little soulless in parts
  • No leisure facilities
  • Rooms not modern
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