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Waterside Hotel and Leisure Club

Wilmslow Road Didsbury, Manchester M20 5WZ England
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 20/06/17 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#18 of 134 hotels in Manchester
Travellers' Choice
Set in 8 acres of landscaped gardens on the banks of the River Mersey, The Waterside Hotel is just 10 minutes from Manchester Airport. There is a restaurant, leisure centre and free Wi-Fi.The comfortable rooms at Waterside each have a private bathroom, tea and coffee facilities and a flat-screen TV with Freeview. There is also free parking and a 24-hour front desk. Guests have use of the newly refurbished Leisure Club, which features a 25-metre swimming pool, hot tubs, saunas, steam rooms and a gym.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Highchairs available
Taxi service
Car park
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Yoga classes
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Fitness classes
Personal trainer
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Vending machine
24-hour security
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Interconnected rooms available
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
River View


Full view
60Somewhat walkable
Grade: 60 out of 100
21Restaurantswithin 1 km
6Attractionswithin 1 km
521Reviews24Q+A63Room tips
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Nathan wrote a review Yesterday
Chiswick, United Kingdom121 contributions90 helpful votes
Stayed for business in December 2021 and can highly recommend. The staff are very friendly and accommodating (including courtesy calls to the room to ensure everything is OK). I stayed in a small double room which was adequate for my needs with a tv, high quality shower and amenities (hair dryer, ironing board). Breakfast was a buffet service with other options available for order, and dinner was pleasant, albeit with a relatively limited menu. I didn't make use of the leisure facilities but they look excellent and were always busy. Would certainly stay again on business.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Trip type: Travelled on business
Michaela G wrote a review Nov 2021
Cullercoats, United Kingdom32 contributions6 helpful votes
We love the Waterside & always try to stay there when we come to Manchester. It’s in a great place - very handy for Didsbury & for getting into the city. Lovely surroundings with plenty of parking. The best thing about the hotel is the staff who are exceptionally friendly & helpful. Lovely breakfast too.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Adam F wrote a review Nov 2021
1 contribution
I stay here every 6 weeks or so for work and cannot fault the place. Always happy and helpful staff, a great location and a restaurant that is worthy of a separate visit. I believe the gym is very good too but I'm more there for the food and sleep!
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
Jon Coppock wrote a review Nov 2021
Oxford, United Kingdom57 contributions65 helpful votes
Check in was fast and efficient, told all about the hotel and what was on when and where etc, very helpful. Breakfast buffet was outstanding, eggs made to your liking and just ask for toast and it arrives, the staff were excellent and we was made very welcome. Had an evangelist meal in the bar, excellent price and was delicious. Evening entertainment on Saturday night was a great singer, he was very good indeed. Pool excellent size and open till 10pm, along with adults only hydrotherapy area below ground and steam rooms and sauna and jacuzzi. gym is excellent and open 24hours. Location is a little outwards on the edge of East Didsbury but it’s a 10 min walk to the buses (magic bus is cheap fares) or Tram which is about 40 mins to Manchester Piccadilly Gardens or the train was cheap and was 10 mins to Piccadilly. There is bowling and restaurants within a few mins of the hotel and lovely walks along the Mersey. Will be back for many visits as the lad is in uni and this was a good location for us. And will also look to do food sorcery which is next door.More
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Date of stay: November 2021
Matt-18-L wrote a review Nov 2021
Durham, United Kingdom2 contributions1 helpful vote
I stay at the Waterside Hotel every week for work, and it's a great place to stay. It's always clean and tidy, the leisure facilities are brilliant, the food is very good and staff are exceptional... it always makes a difference when they go out of their way to make you feel welcome and at home. It's in a great location, close to rail links for the airport or Manchester City Centre, close to everything Didsbury and Cheadle have to offer and a cinema round the corner; however, you could easily sit in the bar area and enjoy the relaxed social atmosphere of the hotel and not feel you are missing out on anything. Lastly its great value for money, which is always a bonus.
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Date of stay: November 2021
US$79 - US$116 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Waterside Hotel and Leisure Club
Which popular attractions are close to Waterside Hotel and Leisure Club?
Nearby attractions include Fletcher Moss Park & Botanical Gardens (0.9 km), Cineworld Didsbury (0.7 km), and Grosvenor Casino Didsbury (0.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Waterside Hotel and Leisure Club?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Waterside Hotel and Leisure Club?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Waterside Hotel and Leisure Club?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Waterside Hotel and Leisure Club?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Didsbury, JAS JAS JAS Lebanese Restaurant, and The Ashlea Pub.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Waterside Hotel and Leisure Club?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Waterside Hotel and Leisure Club?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Waterside Hotel and Leisure Club?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Staircase House (4.3 km), Stockport Air Raid Shelters (4.0 km), and Victoria Baths (6.3 km).
Does Waterside Hotel and Leisure Club have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.