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The Principal Manchester

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Oxford Street, Manchester M6O 7HA England See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Parking
Breakfast Buffet
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Room Service
Suites
4 Star accommodation
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Hotel it fabulous. We wanted something a but different and it was stunning. Gorgeous room made us feel so welcome and a fantastic breakfast the morning after. Could not have been better. Very special stay on a very special day ❤🍾👰🤵More

Thank Sally G
Response from Peter K, General Manager at The Principal ManchesterResponded today

Dear Sally L, It's fantastic to read such a wonderful review regarding your recent stay with us here at The Principal. I'm so pleased to read you enjoyed many elements of your stay. Following your experience, I hope you choose to return to us again...More

Reviewed yesterday

Stayed here for one night, due to attending an event at the hotel on a Saturday night. The bar, restaurant, and reception area are spectacular with high ceilings, floor to ceiling period tiles and lots of iron work. I thought the rooms (the most basic...More

Thank Alison m
Response from Peter K, General Manager at The Principal ManchesterResponded today

Dear Alison M, I was saddened to learn of many aspects of your recent stay that caused you such frustration. It is apparent that our level of service did not meet an acceptable level and I can appreciate how inconvenienced you were as a result....More

Reviewed 2 days ago

We did love our stay at the Principal. The building is beautiful, our bedroom was huge and clean, the bathroom was great too. In the morning we had our breakfast serve in the room. We highly recommend The Principal.

Thank Kensington37
Response from Peter K, General Manager at The Principal ManchesterResponded today

Dear Kensingto37, Thank you so much for sharing your feedback. It's great to hear that you loved our iconic building, plus our breakfast. On my behalf and of my team I look forward to welcoming you back. Kind Regards, Peter Kienast General Manager

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Stayed here for a Manchester boxing event, over a Friday and Saturday night. The hotel is in a prime location with a very nice entrance lobby the room we had was very large with a good 🚿 shower. The best part of our stay was...More

Thank Mark B
Response from Peter K, General Manager at The Principal ManchesterResponded 3 days ago

Dear Mark B, Thank you for your lovely comments about your recent stay. I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay, particularly your breakfast, and I hope you come to stay with us again soon. Kind regards, Peter Kienast General Manager

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a very grand hotel in a great location in Manchester (especially if you’re visiting the theatre which is just over the road). We were really impressed with the building it really is beautiful the reception and bar are very grand (bar is expensive)...More

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Response from Peter K, General Manager at The Principal ManchesterResponded 3 days ago

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Description
The Principal Manchester is a fabulous Grade II listed building initially built for The Refuge Assurance Company in 1895. Many of the 270 loft style bedrooms and suites have original features and all rooms have ...More modern touches such as smart TVs and free internet access. The Refuge Dining Room and Public Bar is curated by DJs turned restaurateurs Luke Cowdrey and Justin Crawford of the award winning Volta restaurant in West Didsbury. Featuring small plates and large sharing dishes the food is influenced by the global travels of Luke and Justin. The hotel includes 17 meeting and event spaces including the largest hotel ballroom in the northwest of England. Less
Hotel class
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Restaurant
Room Service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar/Lounge
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Concierge
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Refrigerator in room
Wheelchair Access
Pool
Beachfront
Free Parking
Spa
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Hotel Style
Luxury
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Hotel Style
Luxury
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
275
Price range
US$129 - US$386 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Formerly known as
The Palace Hotel
Also Known As
Palace Hotel Manchester
Location
United Kingdom > England > Greater Manchester > Manchester
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Hotel Style
Luxury
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
275
Price range
US$129 - US$386 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Formerly known as
The Palace Hotel
Also Known As
Palace Hotel Manchester
Location
United Kingdom > England > Greater Manchester > Manchester
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Questions & Answers
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yttanMiri
30 June 2018|
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Response from mdm28200 | Reviewed this property |
My room did not have air conditioning
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kazz36
2 April 2018|
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Response from julues2013 | Reviewed this property |
Fabulous, we are going again in May, lovely hotel :)
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kazz36
17 March 2018|
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Response from Darren M | Reviewed this property |
The guest room was perfectly adequate. Very spacious and plenty of wardrobe space. I do not usually use a bath, only a shower. On this occasion I did and there was plenty of room. Don't worry ! You will enjoy your stay.
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"The top floor seems to have the quieter and larger rooms"
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"I would strongly suggest that you don’t occupy rooms on the lower ground floor, unless you don’t mind the..."
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"Some are very spacious, and some, like mine, more suited to a 1970's B and B."
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"Not an attic style room"
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