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Manchester is the third-largest city in England and has its roots in industry and expressionism. It's the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution and home to some of the UK’s most celebrated musicians.

This spirit lives on in a thriving media industry and an array of great museums. Visit the Museum of Science and Industry to learn all about the city’s industrial past and scientific achievements, or delve into sports history at the National Football Museum.

If you're looking to catch a game, head straight to Old Trafford to watch the country’s biggest football club, Manchester United. If tickets are all sold-out, you can either take a stadium tour or just watch their rivals, Manchester City, on their home turf.

Manchester is also famous for its nightlife and music scene. Roam the bars and clubs lining Oxford Road or the Northern Quarter for indie anthems and dance classics by bands like Oasis and The Smiths – two of Manchester’s greatest rock‘n’roll exports.

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

Tonight

From $52 per night

This weekend

From $174 per night

Next weekend

From $180 per night

Most popular time to visit May-July
Cheapest time to visit January-March
Local currency £1 = $1.38
Language English
Average weekend price $150 per night
Average weekday price $126 per night
Average stay 1 night

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Manchester reviews

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8.0

I love the big city feel of Manchester, the retail, pubs,...

July 21, 2021

I love the big city feel of Manchester, the retail, pubs, eateries and historic buildings. The city centre has been redeveloped in terms of posh apartments however the general surroundings need to be maintained. There is a general air of poverty, alcoholism, homelessness and petty criminality similar to all towns and cities in the UK which the Police do their best to manage however these are Societal issues which need addressing urgently.

Craig
Craig United Kingdom
8.0

Great location if you are visiting the university.

June 19, 2021

Great location if you are visiting the university. Buses into the city centre seemed to run frequently too, but we used Uber. Car park within easy walking distance, which was free (usually £15 per night, but it said free until further notice - perhaps due to COVID?).

Kate
Kate United Kingdom
8.0

Enjoyed walking around the university.

October 22, 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
Peter United States of America
10

Manchester is a very nice and diverse city.

October 1, 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
Abdoulai United Kingdom
8.0

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

April 10, 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
Liam Ireland
10

Tram system superb.

January 12, 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
frank Ireland

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