McDonald Hotel

, Manchester, United Kingdom
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McDonald Hotel

, Manchester
4 star

Rooms: 338

91 London Road - Manchester - England - M1 2PG - United Kingdom Hotel Website | 08448799088
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A good hotel, but missing some amenities
Submitted by: William J Read in 12/06/09
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The hotel is a striking 1970s Post Office telephone exchange that has been converted at a cost of £16 million into Manchester's largest hotel, which opened in 2008. It is 5 minutes from Picadilly Station, and 10 minutes from the shopping centre.

Rooms are spacious, and bathrooms have a separate bath and shower cubicle. Missing is the ability to see Teletext/Ceefax on any TV channel, which is surprising in a new hotel of this quality.

Breakfast and lunch were well prepared, with tasty food, and attentive staff. Disappointingly there were no newspapers available in the public areas of the hotel, nor to purchase at reception.

All the bedrooms, and the conference meeting rooms, have huge windows, which give the whole hotel a spacious feeling. The staff are friendly and enthusiastic. The McDonald is certainly worth a look if you are seeking accommodation in central Manchester.

Historical Traveller Reviews of McDonald Hotel

A great, new hotel

from Minervah
My only other experience of Manchester Hotels has been the Midland, which I like, but has become pricey, so I stayed here at the travel agent's recommendation. I was nervous, as I've heard from friends that other Manchester hotels can be dire.

This hotel is right beside Picadilly Station. Modern, clean, spacious, quiet. Great bedrooms - mine had a full size window with a great view over the hills and Picadilly station (8th floor).

Friend also stayed - had trouble finding the car-park - although it is behind the hotel, it is hard to find in the one-way systems. She complimented the staff on their efficiency - I didn't have many dealings with them, but they seemed to be fine.

Apart from breakfast, didn't eat there, so can't really comment on the food - although breakfast was standard buffet hotel fare, the selection seemed to be renewed constantly and the tea came quickly.

Nice to be able to recommend a hotel.


from danni24
Me and my husband stayed here as we wanted a days shopping in Manchester and a night out too.
The hotel is directly opposite Piccadily station and 5 mins walk from the shopping area so it's in a perfect location.
The staff on arrival were spot on from opening the door for us to letting us check in early.
We had room 853 which was an executive double. The room was extremely modern with plasma tv and ipod station. The bathroom was gorgeous with a huge bath and a power shower.
The room and hotel were absolutely spotless.
We had a drink in the bar before heading out in the evening and we paid £7 for a pint and a small glass of house white wine.
The breakfast was out of this world with so much choice.
All in all this hotel is one of the best i've stayed in. The staff are amazing.

At last a great value city centre business hotel

from radebeleeds
This is a new and very well appointed hotel.Very comfortable beds and superb bathrooms.A haven for business travellers.Great location but above all probably the best staff I have ever experenced in 23 years of business travel all over the world.For the road warriors this is the place to be in Manchester!Also McDonald seem to be able to offer very good food in their hotel restaurants which is something of a rarity!

Great Hotel

from phal
Stayed here for three nights as a surprise for my boyfriends birthday, because I was taking him to Old Trafford. The hotel was perfect - everything was really clean, the room was big, the bed was huge, flat screen tv, ipod speakers, big bath and lovely shower! One thing I will say - although its not a complaint!! - is that the maids came in about half 8 ish one morning, we were still in bed, but they just went and came back later so it was no problem. although if u put the do not disturb sign up i doubt very much they would come in. As well as the standard channels we also had sky one, itv2, sky sports 1 & 2. the car park was a bit hard to find - but it is literally behind the hotel - i'd advise calling the hotel before u go they'd probably make it easier than me trying to give directions!! i honestly don't know how anyone could find a fault with this hotel, it was so nice and the staff were nice and really helpful. oh and i should mention is that the parking is 12.00 for 24 hours.

Loved It

from TWNTI1
Just come home after staying at the hotel, had a fantastic time, the hotel is new and the rooms very spacious will definately go back again !!

Fantastic hotel!

from TrixyJ
My three friends and I stayed at this hotel on a Saturday night as we were planning a night out to celebrate a birthday. The staff were really friendly and helpful and even extended our check-out time the next day as it was my friend's birthday and we knew we would be having a very late night!!
Our rooms were gorgeous with huge, extremely comfortable beds, an i-pod docking station so we could have our music on, flat screen TV's etc. etc. The bathrooms are amazing and are huge!! They have a really big bath, massive walk-in shower and are beautifully decorated - 2nd nicest hotel bathroom I've seen after the Wynn in Las Vegas which is FAR more expensive.
A taxi down to the Printworks only cost us £4 and we could have walked but it was so cold outside and our high heels kind of put paid to that too!
We had a delicious breakfast the next morning, with a choice of pastries, fresh juices, fruit, yoghurt, and loads of cooked items as well. Breakfast is til 11am at the weekend, so if you are going out the night before, you won't have to get up too early for breakfast - something which you definitely do not want to miss as it is so nice. We also had lovely toast and coffee and the staff could not have been more friendly and attentive. All in all we would definitely return to this hotel and would recommend it to anyone who is going to Manchester.
PS. If you are taking the train there, you are literally across the road from the station, but can't hear any noise from the trains. The only downside with parking is that the hotel car park is very small, so if you get there later on like we did, there is no space left. However, we parked on a street in front of the hotel which was free, so can't really complain!!


from WeekendGetawayGirl
I went with my boyfriend in Novmber for a weekend. The service was great as soon as we arrived the staff checked us in and asked if we needed any help with our bags.

We were put on the top floor of the hotel and could see amazing views of the city!

It was close enough to the town centre about a 5 minute walk if that!

If you like a big breakfast dont worry have a basket delivered to your room at £10's, must say when i first saw that i thought it was over priced but we got cereal, fruit, cheese and crackers, danish's, croissants, bread rolls, a raspberry cooley, and 2-3 different types of jam along with coffee or tea (which ever you prefered) so for the amount you get i think thats incredibly reasonable.

The rooms were great they were always immaculately clean. The only thing I could say that was wrong with it was the size of the bath lol if you're wanting a soak in deep water it isn't for you! the bath wasn't very deep but the showers were great so i didn't care.

I would say though it is more a getaway for romantic couples or those who would just like to explore the city centre or sites as it is just out of the town dont think its great for families with young children but then again i have none of my own so i wouldn't know!

You cant fault this hotel in itself though its a wonderful little place to stop for a weekend for a getaway. Go and try it out honestly we loved it and are going back there in March 2008 for another wekend except this time were taking a few friends as well to give them the great experience!!!

Great New Hotel

from Woody86
My girlfriend and I have just spent a weekend at this new hotel in the Piccadily area of Manchester. We arrived at the hotel at around lunchtime on Saturday and were checked in straight away.

When we reached the room, we were delighted to see that we had been upgraded to the Executive rom with a large plasma TV, iPod docking station and Minibar (not that we took anything!)

Everything seemed to be just about brand new in the room and in the hotel in general. Bed was extremely comfy and the room also had heating/air con.

Staff were extremely helpful and couldn't do enough for us over thefull weekend. The receptionist even offered us a brolly as we left the hotel at night.

Not 5 star

from Curley1
I visited the hotel whilst attending a three day course for work. I had high expectations as the hotel is new and part of a well known chain but I was disappointed on most levels.
The room was comfortable and spacious with a king size bed and roomy shower. However, the carpet was in two pieces and looked like it had been thrown in at the last minute. The hallways smelled damp and musty and had wet floor signs where the roof seemed to be leaking in.
The food was distinctly average and my colleague had to send the chicken back as it was uncooked. There was very little variety and when the restaurant became busy the staff couldn't cope and the service became very poor. At breakfast, the food was of good quality but wasn't replenished and I had to wait 10 minutes to get a drink of juice.
If I had been paying the high rates that the hotel commands, I would have been extremely disappointed and having visited several 5 star hotels around the world, the Macdonald doesn't even come close.

Great hotel

from joshua06
Great hotel.
Good location.
Large rooms great bed!
Excellent fresh breakfast.

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LOUNGE 10- Tib Lane What a great night we had dining at this decadent eaterie. The supper club is promoted every last Friday of the month it starts at 1030pm, I would highly recommend eating tea time ish, its a long time to go till 1030pm for food! Oh my god the food........delicious we had fillet steak with fois die for. The pudd was Baileys Cheesecake.... wow fantastic and a hefty portion too! The whole atmosphere is just fabulous from the jazz singer to the waiting staff, who are fantastic, to Tony the magician, I have never met such a card never catch him out no matter how hard you look. Try it you'll love it.

useless get rid off your guest services manager and arrogant staff,

Trams Use the trams to get around Manchester, you get to see alot more and they dont cost very much. Also very easy to use and only a five minute walk from the hotel to the Metro link tram station


Other names for McDonald Hotel

  • macdonald manchester hotel
  • macdonald hotel manchester
  • Address: 91 London Road - Manchester - England - M1 2PG - United Kingdom
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