Express by Holiday Inn Salford Quays Hotel
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Polite and Convenientfrom stagemanager
When arriving at the hotel i was really pleased with the local area, as never staying here before and reading some reviews, i had got the wrong impression. The area has a few local restaurants all good value for money and discount at one or two for being a guest. the lowry outlet mall that emptied my wallet on clothes shopping, and 2 minute walk to the theatre which was the reason for my stay.
When arriving at the hotel i was greeted warmly and quickly checked in, staff were polite and helpful and advised me on the local gym i could get a day pass for as a guest of the hotel, the room was clean and well maintained with air conditioning installed,apparently they were currently refurbing the bedrooms.
Breakfast, was continental but very sufficient and the check out time for 12:00 noon was very good knowing i didnt have to rush after breakfast.
All in all, a very pleasent stay had, polite friendly staff, clean modern decorated hotel, and a very nice area to stay!
Request a room at the back!from travellingstar
We book this due to the location of the hotel to our gig (walkable) and clearly they allocate rooms based on how early you book as we were on the first floor above the reception. HUGE error. Due to the new smoking laws, there were people constantly outside smoking right below our window until 4 am on the Friday night and 6 am on the Saturday so got no sleep at all. We did try to contact reception on the Sat but no answer! We did get a night free but only after pushing for it as orgininally they offered £25 off.
I would go back but only if I could be on the top floor with a room at the back overlooking the water! Also don't go when the triathlon is on - we had to move our car to one of the car parks at Old Trafford which meant walking the 15 min walk with all our bags as they closed all the roads around the hotel! I also was not keen about leaving my car in the car park in this part of Manchester! Needless to say it was a quiet drive home!
A good quality budhet hotelfrom joeintheuk
Its very close to the Man U ground and a big outlet mall, with a cinema, plus a few chain restaurants. Other than that its in the middle of nowhere, but its only a £7, 10 min taxi into the city centre (or tram but as there were 4 of us I'm sure taxi was cheaper).
A good choice for people on a budget, or perhaps who dont want to be in what might be a busy and noisy manchester city centre at night when they are trying to sleep, but dont want to be miles away. Also plenty of parking outside, I'm pretty sure it was free but cant be 100% on that as we didnt have a car.
It seemed to help, when getting the deal that I was a member of the Holiday Inn Priority Club, same goes for the quick checkin/out, no big deal to join that on line. Plus the deal was prepaid, eg if you cancel or dont show, your money is toast :-)
So I've rated this 5 out of 5 when comparing like for like, eg vs other budget hotels I've stayed in, this is one of the best, and I would stay here again.
So my 5 stars means that compared to other properties its the tops, but please dont think its the Ritz!
Handy Location, Offers the Basics you needfrom SweetChop
The nearest Tram stop is about 5 minutes walk away. The Tram is an easy and cheap way to get to and from the town centre and runs right into the mainline station Piccadilly. MetroMax ticket is great value. The surrounding area is not great but you are in walking distance of the Lowry, about 10mins. The shopping mall is there (not a lot of shops) and a Pizza Express, Cafe Rouge and the Beefeater is nearby to. All no more than 10 mins walk inc the thearte. Handy for the Cricket ground & Man Utd to.
The Hotel is what you'd expect from a 'limited services' hotel. That said its presentation is good. The rooms are all of standard you'd expect. Always clean and well presented. Breakfast is a simple affair but does offer all you'd need unless you want a cooked breakfast.
If you book online and are an executive club member check in is easy & fast, your room key is waiting for you.
Air Con is due for installing at the end of the month so I'm told, a must as Manchester seems warmer these days!.
It offers all I need in a handy location for my needs. Might not be everybodies cuppa tea but then the best judge is always yourself.
Very nice modern Hotel, nice immediate area, bad surrounding areafrom bristol_traveller_06
were only there for one night & were perfectly happy with the hotel.
We also got a discount at one of the nearby restaurants, Chiquto's, by showing our room card AND also providing the small card printout with my name & room number on (the room card, initially given by itself, did not seem enough & this was also requested, but once provided the discount was given which was good).
However this is located towards one of the poorer parts of Manchester
& while the hotel gives good instructions on using the Tram system to
get into town, which we used, we found that the trams are a bit crowded and on the way back experienced yobs trying to start fights with people on the trams which was most unexpected & quite alarming.
As such I would recommend avoiding Manchester's public transport system if traveling between the hotel & the city center. I would have
rather got a taxi than had to experience this sort of yobbish/
First time I have seen this in the UK & I have done loads of travelling around the UK.
But as I said, the hotel it self is fine.
Good location on the Quaysfrom Dimeander
Nice Hotel but Chaos when we arrivedfrom Jodublin
Hotel is in a business district so very quiet at the weekends.
Cheap and cheerful.
Good location for Old Traffordfrom weebubs
The bar downstairs was fine, small and it doubled as the breakfast area, bit pricey but to be expected. Breakfast in the morning was completely self service but there was plenty of choice. Would use again.
t stay anywhere else in Manchester!from ChicagoGirlAtHeart
Nice hotel but rough locationfrom AllyDick2
However, the biggest problem is that the hotel is on Salford Quay, a rough area of Manchester. It was very hard to get a taxi to take us back to the hotel and it was also a long walk from the city centre (approx 45 minutes). On the advertisements , it says that this hotel is only 5 minutes from the city centre. This is all very well if you can get a taxi to take you !!!!
Top Local Tips for Salford
Avoid the tram system if travelling to Salford Quays Avoid the Eccles tram if going to Salford Quays, it seems crowed & yobs try to start fights with passengers for no reason.
Trams Trams stop around midnight, so if your going on a night out remember this. Get a taxi it only £7 from manchester city centre!
You can rid to the end of the tram line ... but there do not appear to be any curry houses in Eccles.
Other names for Express by Holiday Inn Salford Quays Hotel
- manchester holiday inn
- holiday inn manchester
- holiday inn express manchester
- Address: Waterfront Quay - Salford - England - M50 3XW - United Kingdom
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