The Victoria and Albert Hotel

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The Victoria and Albert Hotel

, Manchester
3 star

Rooms: 158

Water Street - Manchester - England - M3 4JQ - United Kingdom Hotel Website | | 161 8321188
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from JRea
I stayed in this hotel over the recent bank holiday week-end with my husband and two teenage children. First impressions were a beautiful setting(from the decked terrace you can watch the boats and ducks go by on the canal), luxurious decor and
spotlessly clean. I had requested an eary check in and were given our family room on
arrival (10.00am). The room was well worthy of a four star hotel and the beds the most
comfortable I have ever slept in, even compared to five star hotels. The staff service
was excellent, they were pleasent and polite, even informing the children of the free
use of a liesure and swimming pool facility further down the road. Location was around
a fifteen minute stroll to the city centre or approx £3.00 in a taxi. Breakfast was the usual
buffet with above average choice of hot and cold foods, however we didn't have any
other meals in the restaurant. The only small negative point I would make is that the
alcohol beverages were a bit on the pricey side, but the positive points out way that.

Great breakfast and staff...a little remote

from traveltortoise
Well I am totally going to disagree with the last review, firstly I thought the best point about this hotel is the Breakfast, when I was there at the weekend it was a buffet with as many mushrooms and sausages etc you could wish for, plus fresh fruit etc and i would say it was one of the best breakfasts I have ever had in a hotel, including more expensive hotels than this.

Other good point.. staff were very polite 10/10.
Rooms were nice with great wood beams and exposed brick, and lovely big beds, and also a free safe in the room.

BAD POINTS air conditioning wasn't great in the room, very noisy.
Bathrooms. standard with nice toiletries, but as much as I tried I could not take a shower without water bypassing the shower curtain and flooding the floor.

As for the location this is probably the only reason I wouldn't stay here again, too far from the centre of things. A good 30 minute walk to Piccadilly which doesn't sound too bad but in a weekend going back and forth etc you end up walking miles, all in all ideal for a nice quiet stay, but too far from the action for me, 7.5/10 overall

Great but.....

from Beckers28
Where do I start....overall excellent but have had better from other hotels with less stars.
Room ok but did expect something different. Bed was very large but also extremely soft so didn't get a goods nights sleep. My own fault...used to a hard bed.
Bathroom average just like most hotels
Breakfast £17 extra and I've had better. The cooked breakfast was cooked to order and they asked you what you wanted but I'm used to a buffet breakfast where you can have as many sausages as you want and cook your own toast. Personally it was overpriced for what you got.
Excellent location...walking distance to shops. Hotel right opposite Granada studios so we used Granada studio's sign posting to find hotel.
Couldn't fault staff, very knowledgable about the area. Polite but not over bearing.
All in all an excellent stay I think it was just me being fussy

Great hotel - food dreadful

from AlessandraDesbottes
As an Easter treat I booked a room for myself and my two children at the Victoria and Albert Hotel in Manchester. Having stayed there some years ago with my husband I knew to expect an enjoyable stay. We booked in with a special dinner bed and breakfast package. As expected the room and service from staff on the desk were excellent. Having dined in the restaurant during our previous stay I believed the food to be wonderful. Imagine our disappointment when presented with the table d'hote menu which looked like a throwback to the 1970s. Starters were soup, melon, mussels plus one other I can't remember. Main courses were chicken, salmon, liver and bacon (ok so they called it pancetta) or the obligatory vegetarian tart. To add insult to injury we were not even asked for our drinks orders until 20 minutes later. Our starters arrived after 50 minutes and were cold. My son had ordered the mushroom soup. What arrived was tomato and looked very reminiscent of the Heinz variety. When I complained, I was told that tomato soup was the choice from the children's menu. Having not been shown the children's menu to start with, the scene became more and more Fawlty Towers rather than 4 star hotel. Around us the (extremely empty) dining room was ringing with the complaints from other diners. On complaining about the length of our wait I was told that it was because the dining room was so busy! What should have been a lovely evening with my family was a farcical dining nightmare. A hotel of this standing really should take more pride in its restaurant. We eat out regularly and this meal was the worst I have had in years. Very, very disappointing.


from matbeck01
Stayed here on the 1st of April, the hotel looks very stylish, and the staff were great. our room was perfect, with a huge bed ( agree with person who said best beds on the world :) ).We didnt try the restuarant but the bar is very nice and the breakfast was great too! We found the style and decor of the hotel very appealing.

The location is also superb, a few minutes walk to the canal side bars of Castlefields and not much further to Deansgate locks. The shopping of the city center is also only a 5-10 minute walk away. along with the bars and dining of the triangle and the printworks, which also houses the Hard Rock Casino.

All in all, a greatg hotel in a great location. I will definately stay here next time i am in Manchester.

Amazing Hotel, lots of celebrity guests and great staff

from A TripAdvisor Member
This is truly amazing! Great staff very welcoming, the best beds in the world and many famous faces gather in the bar!!!!

Much better than the rest !

Really lovely Marriott - a cut above the rest !

from ejklewis
I frequently stay in the North of England and will go out of my way to stay at the Marriott V&A. The bedrooms are huge and have lots of character as well. The beds are extremely comfortable. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful. It's conveniently located for going out in the centre of Manchester. It's got wireless and broadband for business travellers & the restaurant and bar are excellent. The leisure facilities are also great. Overall an excellent hotel with great character and staff.

One of the best Marriots in the North of England

from A TripAdvisor Member
As a frequent Marriot user, I don't think the chain gets much better than this in the North of England. Really excellent in every respect from the service and the rooms to the food and value for money.

Great Value!

from Ilovehols
Just returned from a one night stay at this hotel. Must admit that I was a bit dubious because I couldn't find many photos of the place, however it was lovely. Everything ran smoothly from check-in to check-out. Friendly staff on reception, bar and restaurant. Large rooms with massive beds, lots of toiletries and towels etc. Only downside was that the soundproofing could be better from the adjoining room.
We had a great deal with 3-course meal and breakfast! We will return.

Spacious rooms

from Pengowls1
Just stayed for the one night but impressed by the comfortable and spacious room. Service at reception was good and satisfactory in the bar (not as welcoming as you would expect). Quality of breakfast was very good and service was efficient. Would stay again.

Top Local Tips for Manchester

The Curry Mile Don't miss the chance of a trip to the Curry Mile in Rusholme and don't miss "Moonlight" afterwards for a fantastic ice cream experience.

best bars Try Obsidian this was classy with good coktail menu, don't bother with the new hilton deansgate either bars, stuck up, unfriendly and very expensive, no atmosphere and very picky on who can 'drink' there.Otherwise Manchester 253 was great.

Eat your Greens! All veggies (and non-veggies for that matter) should head over to Lapwing Lane, West Didsbury to try Greens vegetarian restaurant. We had fantastic main courses there - so good I couldn't manage dessert despite it looking gorgeous! Prices are very reasonable and the atmosphere was bustling yet cosy with excellent service.


Other names for The Victoria and Albert Hotel

  • marriott manchester victoria albert hotel
  • marriott manchester
  • manchester marriott
  • Address: Water Street - Manchester - England - M3 4JQ - United Kingdom
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