Best Western Princess on Portland Hotel

, Manchester, United Kingdom
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Best Western Princess on Portland Hotel

, Manchester
3 star

Rooms: 85

101 Portland Street - Manchester - England - M1 6DF - United Kingdom Hotel Website | | 161 236 5122
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Highly recommended

from keendartfan
Had another excellent stay. I cannot rate this hotel high enough. Staff were all friendly & helpful. The room was immaculate

Could have been better

from A TripAdvisor Member
Hotel location not overly great - beside a very busy main road. Frontage pretty ugly!

Room was clean and large, bathroom acceptably clean. Noise level at night with nearby clubs and traffic was appalling. Windows had to be left open due to lack of air conditioning in a very hot room.

Breakfast on Sunday morning was unbelievably poor with hardly any staff serving a large number of people. Plates were dirty, coffee was undrinkable.

Beware!

Great Location, Good Value

from A TripAdvisor Member
Stayed at this Princess for one night only last week. Did homework beforehand and chose hotel based on location, price and recent reviews on Tripadvisor.
Location is fantasic for the city-bars, clubs & shops literally on doorstep. No need therefore for taxis/trams/buses to get around.
Hotel itself did look a little grim from the outside, but once inside reception, bar and restaurant obviously recently renovated looked new & fresh. Check in fine - no problems and we'd taken advantage of the deal on the NCP Car park nearbly. (You can pay at check out for the car park at a discounted rate - useful to know as parking costs are expensive in the city).
Had booked a double room at cost of £55 for the night (for 2 inc breakfast) which seemed competive. Room spacious, and recently painted, though the fittings (walls & bathroom) seemed dated.

The effect of the 'Executive' notice on the door was nullified by the fact that the door would n't close without banging it - not a problem for us but I guess our neighbours would n't have appreciated it! The door did lock ok, so was n't a issue.
We stopped in the city for a night out - I could n't have chosen a better location, Chinatown and Canal street within 200 m, shops with 500m. Luckily the windows, once closed blocked out all the noise. When we returned to the hotel at 2.30am, the night was still in full swing outside - certainly not a hotel for those who don't want to be in the thick of it!

Best of all was the breakfast - fantastic. Should have cost £10.50 (per the placemats) each but we'd got this included in our rate. as you'd expect for such a price, a full spread. Pastries, cereals, meats, cheeses & full cooked english buffet syle.

If you are looking for a well located hotel, at a decent price book the Princess - I'd cetainly stay there again. The other Budget hotels in the area, don't include breakfast, and this is really one of its selling points. For this, I'm willing to overlook the slightly shabby (but very clean) room.

Great central location = noisy at night!

from Londongirl5
Spent a weekend at the Princess in July. Was a nice hotel and what you'd expect from a 3 star-hotel - nothing to rave about though! Great central location, but because of this rooms were inevitably very noisy - traffic noise & people singing in the street at 5am! Friends staying in another room had no such problems though, so may be worth requesting a quieter room if you're a light sleeper (or even if you're not, because I can sleep through most things but was still kept awake!)

On the plus side though the rooms were incredibly spacious, and had a separate desk, dressing table, sofa and coffee table. Rooms were clean and although not old fashioned, not exactly ultra-modern either - not really sure it fitted the 'city living' description to be found on some websites, but then again, what does this really mean anyway?! Bathroom was a good size with a separate bath and shower. Communal areas were modern, with a nice bar if you don't fancy trying out the Manchester nightlife!

The Princess is just over the road from the Ibis and another room only hotel, which both offered rooms at a set rate and looked very modern. Did originally think I may aswell have booked into one of those, but by the time you then pay for your breakfast it probably wouldn't cost much more to stay in the Princess. And breakfast was great! Buffet style cooked breakfast, but the buffet is right in front of the kitchens so they can check eveything is still fresh, and eggs are cooked to order. Great selection of fruit and pastries too. And I think breakfast was served til around 11 at weekends if you fancy a lie-in!

Excellant value at the princess.

from A TripAdvisor Member
we booked in to this hotel on the strengh of reading the other reviews, we were not dissapointed. The rooms were spacious and very clean, also the food in the hotel was excellant, the staff were very friendly and helpfull. When we visit Manchester again i would not consider anywhere else but the princess.

What a Transformation

from A TripAdvisor Member
For a great stay in the centre of Manchester you won't beat this newly refurbished hotel, friendly fun staff and the best breakfast in town. Well done!!

Loved The Food

from A TripAdvisor Member
A very smart refurbished hotelTastefully decorated with a large lounge area.I found the staff to be very helpful and courteous.I was delighted to find a bright well furbished bedroom to rest my head in after a long and tiring meeting.The iceing on the cake for me was the mouthwatering food cooked to perfection and very well presented.Will stay again.

pleasantly surpised

from A TripAdvisor Member
I was quite impressed with my stay at the princess. I always read reviews on tripadvisor before i book into a hotel and was a bit concerned about a few comments that have been made, however there was also a review that stated that the princess is under going a refurbishment so i tought i would give it a try, i vist manchester on a regular basis and i am glad to say that i would stay at the princess again!!. The rooms are lovely and bright, very spacious and clean. they have a beautiful lounge and bistro and the resturaunt is very impressive. They have everything and more that you would expect. I was very pleased with my stay and would definetly stay again!!!

What a transformation!!!

from A TripAdvisor Member
Stayed at The Princess Hotel last weekend. A clean and well presented, newly refurbished room with great views over Manchester. Lovely breakfast and lively bar. Restaurant food a delight. Staff in all areas welcoming and friendly ..... good location for town pubs, clubs and theatres. Will definately stay again soon.

t give this a chance, its your loss

from A TripAdvisor Member
This hotel has been transformed by new owners in the past few months. All bedrooms are redecorated, new curtains, carpets, beds, duvets and more. The best bit however is the ground floor which has been redesgined to become a brasserie restaurant, bar and lounge. you actually don't feel you are in a hotel, but in a trendy restaurant on the strip in Manchester! We stayed with friends, had a ball, the staff were super friendly, and we'll be going back.

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  • Address: 101 Portland Street - Manchester - England - M1 6DF - United Kingdom
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