Historical Traveller Reviews of Jurys Inn Manchester Hotel
Fantastic Value for Money!!!
Within a 5 minute walk from the city centre, Jury's is the perfect budget hotel. The reception staff are friendly & helpful, the rooms are clean & spacious. We booked a triple room which had a double and a single bed for only £65 on a Saturday night. The room had hairdryer / tv / shampoo / etc.
what more can you ask for???
Better than I expected after reading some of these reviews
Situated very close to some excellent and far more expensive hotels, I recently found I'd been booked into Jurys Inn for work and rushed to check the reviews. To be honest I was pretty put off by some of the comments here, and pleasantly surprised when I got there. The food isn't very good, and probably best avoided - but with only a five minute stroll in to the heart of Manchester, why eat in the hotel anyway?
My room and bathroom was a decent size, I could control the air con (the buzzing noise mentioned by a previous reviewer is a pain) and the heating, and the internet service (landline) was typically overpriced but easy to use (the charge goes on to your bill - £5 for an hour, £10 for 24 hours), and the cable was in the room already.
The corridors on the fourth floor were weirdly cold, but the service was excellent. I arrived at 11am and they let me check in without any fuss.
An excellent value, well situated hotel. I've stayed in far worse places for far more money.
Great value hotel
My husband, 2 children aged 9 and 7 and myself stayed here from 18th - 21st August and can only praise the hotel. We arrived around noon and just wanted to drop off our luggage but the staff were very friendly and had our room ready by the time we had a cuppa in the bar. We didn't eat in the hotel during our stay as we thought the breakfasts were pricey and ate our other meals while we were out during the day.
We had a large family room, double bed, pull out sofa bed and a cabin bed, yet there was plenty of room. There were plenty of extra towels in the room.
All the staff that we met on our stay were very helpful, provided useful information including how to get around the city and more importantly on how to get our hands on much sought after tickets for the ManUnited game.
The metrolink is close by and so is the free metroshuttle bus stop, just cross the road behind the hotel. We will definitely stay here again. At £39 per room per night was certainly very good value
s is fine
Just back from a weekend in Jury's (9th-11th Sep), and having read some of the reviews on this site I was a tad concerned. However, the hotel was fine-within walking distance to shops & restaurants and hotel was quiet enough. We are three female twentysomethings and found it safe enough walking back late at night. When we arrived we were able to leave our bags until the check in time and again when we checked out this was not a problem. During our stay we requested both more towels and loo roll and these were brought up within 5 mins. We found the staff helpful about where to eat out & shopping etc. We did not eat in the restaurant-there is a greasy spoon called Cafe Roma about 5 mins away where you can get a good cheap breakfast to set you up. Chinatown is near and there are also a number of good restaurants further in to the town.
Good for the price
from A TripAdvisor Member
As I couldn't get into one of my usual hotels I spent 3 nights here (1st week Sept). I found the reception staff friendly and helpful. I had to check out sooner than expected and there was no problem. The room was fairly spacious and very comfortable but like so many hotels it's all wall lights which never seem enough. Bed very comfortable and bathroom bright and clean. TV limited to terresrial plus Discovery, Sky One, Sky News and ITV News - about average even in the meore expensive hotels. Sky Sports in the bar (pint of Guiness = £3). Limited range for breakfast but quite edible - I have paid a lot more for worse in Manchester! Bar meal in evening was merely adequate. The only real downside to this hotel is its location - it's not really "in the heart of Manchester" as Jurys believes. OK its not that far to walk to the restaurants in Chinatown, etc but they're not exactly on your doorstep.
In conclusion - it's a budget hotel on the edge of the city centre costing between 50% - 75% of the likes of the Novotel and Arora. Good value.
from A TripAdvisor Member
Myself and 3 friends stayed at Jurys Inn, Manchester from 22-24 August 2005 and I have to say that we were far from impressed. The hotel is suitated on a side street, not suitable for 3 women to be walking to on a dark night. When we first arrived there was a mix up with the rooms, this took nearly an hour to settle. I have to say that the receptionist wasn't very nice and we seemed to be putting her out by asking to be changed. The bedrooms are very small with barely enough room to move around. There were no towels provided in the bathroom and once we requested towels to be sent to the room it took nearly 2 hours and many trips to reception to obtain them. The smell of the bathroom was horrific, it was a very damp smell and it was the first thing that hit you once you stepped inside the door. We asked for directions the following morning to the nearest tram station. We were sent out of our way, only to come back to a tram station 2 mins walk from Jurys Inn. We ate in the restaurant on the second evening of our stay and the food was horrible. What we ordered and what arrived at our table were two different things. We asked for the correct order and had to endure another 45 mins of a wait. The waiting was certainly not worth it and to be honest the food wasn't ediable. I can honestly say that I won't be staying at this hotel again. There is a premier inn just up the road from it, I will be checking in there infuture.
Loved the Hotel
We stayed in the Jurys for 2 nights. There was 3 teenage girls all over 18. The hotel was super, the staff was nice and polite. It was also vety clean. This hotel was in a good location for the shops. Just outside is the metro train. I would stay in this hotel again.
Problem free and comfortable
from A TripAdvisor Member
A short night's stay was required in Manchester and I was booked in here by my company. Large, efficient reception with good staff, quick lifts to the room (third floor). Spacious, well decorated room (322). Air con was excellent, lighting much improved (think a refurb has just taken place as I could smell fresh paint and carpets). Once the pillows had been bolstered by the two spares I had a great night's sleep. Bathroom had a good shower (though never a fan of shower curtains) ...
Didn't use the restaurant or (smokey) bar except for breakfast which was plentiful and hot. Scrambled eggs were very gritty but apart from that no complaints at all. Perfect for business use (dial-up points in room), personal use might be a bit romance-less ... depends what you're after. It'll be my first choice when I book a trip to Manchester again.
Little conviction about this Jury
from A TripAdvisor Member
Three night stay in Jan 2005. Standard chain room with comfortable bed, but seemingly candle-power lighting totally reliant on some rather pretentious and ineffective wall lights create an overall Dickensian atmosphere. Corridors also looking rather ordinary, not helped by the ghastly sea-sick green colour scheme. However, the worst feature was the breakfast which was simply disgusting and inadequate in terms of service delivery for an alledged 3* property. In fact, a total lack of service was apparent, DIY being the order of the day. The breakfast room has all the ambience of a run down truck-stop and boasts absoutely putrid coffee 'served' through a self service machine. As an earlier reviewer noted the bacon, sausage, egg etc is at best tepid as it gently festers in containers seemingly not up to the job. This woeful breakfast experience did not encourage me to try the restaurant in the evening, so if the hotel managment are penny-pinching on the breakfast they shoot themselves in the foot. On the last evening the, already limited, TV service failed throughout the hotel. Circular apology (pushed under door about midnight) made but it seemed to typify a very disappointing experienece that did nothing to recommend Jurys at all.
Not bad value but disappointing breakfast
Stayed one Friday night in October. Room fine. Comfy bed. Quiet room at the back of the hotel. Standard chain-hotel type bathroom. Breakfast was very disappointing, though. Bit like eating in a college canteen. Bacon overcooked and cold. Not much fresh fruit. However, when asked by the receptionist when checking out whether we had had a good stay, I mentioned that the breakfast was poor and he gave us a discount to compensate.
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