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About Manchester

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Manchester, the third largest city in England, is rooted in industry and expressionism. It was here where the Industrial Revolution began and where many of the UK’s most revered musical talents were born.

Today, this spirit lives on in a thriving media industry and an array of fascinating museums. Visit the Museum of Science and Industry to get some perspective on the city’s industrial past and scientific achievements, or delve into the city's sporting history at the National Football Museum, which features exhibitions on the past and present day.

Those who want to catch a game should head straight for Old Trafford, home of the country’s biggest football club, Manchester United. If tickets aren’t available, be sure to take a stadium tour, or catch a game at the home ground of their rivals, Manchester City.

Manchester is also renowned for its nightlife and music culture. For a memorable night out, head to the bars and clubs of Oxford Road or the Northern Quarter to hear indie anthems and dance classics by the likes of Oasis and The Smiths – two of Manchester’s finest rock ‘n’ roll exports.

The city is well connected by trams, buses and trains to Manchester Piccadilly, the central train station.


From £40 per night

This weekend

From £80 per night

Next weekend

From £94 per night

Most popular time to visit August–October
Cheapest time to visit January–March
Local currency GBP
Language English
Average weekend price £88 per night
Average weekday price £72 per night
Typical stay 1 night

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Manchester reviews

What other travellers say about Manchester


Enjoyed walking around the university.

22 October 2017

Enjoyed walking around the university. Delicious pub across the street from the hotel. Name: Revolution. Easy to get around. We walked everywhere. Hotel had umbrellas we could use ! The Royal Exchange Theatre was unbelievable. Saw a wonderful and very intense production, and I do mean INTENSE! Called "Parliament Square ". Whew!

Peter United States

Manchester is a very nice and diverse city.

1 October 2017

Manchester is a very nice and diverse city. The city is vibrant beautiful places to see good restaurants and nice hotels but please STAY AWAY FROM THE MERCHANTS HOTEL. 1355 people rated it below the expected level. THE HOTEL ROOMS ARE NOT FIT FOR PURPOSE.

Abdoulai United Kingdom

Enjoyed the Ethiad , Arndale Centre & the Trafford...

10 April 2017

Enjoyed the Ethiad , Arndale Centre & the Trafford Centre. Must say I was shocked at the number of people sleeping rough. When I was last there 2 years ago this was minimal. Pubs around the Britannia hotel are mostly night clubs etc but good location for buses / trains.

Liam Ireland

Tram system superb.

12 January 2017

Tram system superb. €5 daily ticket amazing value. location of hotel to Old Trafford was perfect, roughly 10 mins walk. Exchange Quay Tram station less than 300 meters from hotel. People so friendly no matter where we went. Hotel room was comfortable, clean, stayed on 4th floor overlooking the quay and staff were friendly and helpful. Definitely recommend.

frank Ireland

To go see Alddin ,at the Opera House and to have nice meal...

23 December 2016

To go see Alddin ,at the Opera House and to have nice meal at the hotel.Everything is at walking distance. The only but and very sad to see even outside the Hotel and around the city centre the great number of homeless people sleeping rough, at this time of year.

LEONARD United Kingdom

Travelled to the Palace Hotel in Manchester to attend an...

24 October 2016

Travelled to the Palace Hotel in Manchester to attend an event. Booked to stay overnight as the journey was too far to drive there and back in a day. Event wasn't quite as good as we hoped it would be but the evening was saved by the beautiful hotel and friendly staff. Restaurant was fully booked, so ordered room service as we didn't fancy venturing out in the rain. Food arrived promptly, was delicious and reasonably priced. When we checked out the next morning we travelled to the Trafford Centre for some shopping and would highly recommend a visit if you are in the vicinity.

Giovanna United Kingdom

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