The Principal Manchester Hotel

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Oxford Street, Manchester, United Kingdom, M60 7HA  show map
 4 stars
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The Principal Manchester Hotel

Wi-Fi
Parking

GBP 18 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour business center

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant buffet

Coffee shop

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Laundry

Self-service laundry

TV

Flat-screen TV

Overview

The 4-star The Principal Manchester Hotel is located in the center of Manchester. This high quality hotel was opened in 1905 and renovated in 2006.

The hotel is placed 5 minutes' walk from Bridgewater Hall, The Green Room and Palace Theatre. It is about 1 km away from the center of Manchester.

Set next to a stadium, bars and restaurants, this hotel also offers a ballroom and an indoor swimming pool on site.

The property enjoys central location within a 15-minute drive to Manchester airport.

Rooms

The Principal Manchester Hotel features rooms with a smart interior that come with a personal computer, a pantry, pay television, climate control and plasma TV for a pleasant stay in Manchester. The rooms have a spectacular view of the city. Room facilities include a fridge, a dishwasher and an electric kettle as well as feather pillows and foam pillows.

Eat & Drink

A stylish on-site restaurant serves dishes of local cuisine. Tempus bar is available on site. Serving both food and drinks, Tempus Restaurant and Dog Bowl are situated around 50 meters from the property.

A full breakfast is served at the price of GBP 10 per person per night. 

Services

The hotel offers a luggage storage, a safety deposit box and a lift along with a conference room, a business center and a copier for both business and leisure guests.

Relax

On-site treatment facilities feature massage and steam baths. On-site fitness facilities include a fitness center and a gym.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

private parking is possible at a location nearby at GBP 18 per day.

Year renovated:   2006.  Number of floors:   4.  Number of rooms:   275.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • Pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Coffee shop
  • Lobby
  • Florist/Flower shop
  • Ice machine
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Wedding services
  • Limousine service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Halal food
  • Catering service

Meeting facilities

  • 24-hour business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available

Leisure facilities

  • Television in lobby

Room view

  • City view

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 2 pm FREE
Check-out until 12 pm FREE

Children and extra beds

There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Oxford Street, Manchester, United Kingdom, M60 7HA

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City Center
  • Manchester
    800 m
Airports
Train Stations
  • Piccadilly Railway Station
    700 m
  • Bus stop
    400 m
Restaurants
  • Tempus Restaurant
    30 m
  • Don Giovanni's (cuisine: Italian)
    130 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2006
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    275

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Rooms and availability

The Principal Manchester photos Room
Standard Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Single beds, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Connecting room
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Bottled water
  • Chocolate or cookies
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

Standard|Classic Double Room

King Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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    • Free Wi-Fi
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  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Work desk
  • Telephone
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Television
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Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Coffee machine
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Bottled water
  • Chocolate or cookies
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
The Principal Manchester photos Room
Junior Suite
  • Room size:

    66 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Coffee machine
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Sofa
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Bottled water
  • Chocolate or cookies
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
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Superior Double Room
  • Room size:

    20 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Double beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Connecting room
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Bottled water
  • Chocolate or cookies
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

Superior|Superior Double Double Room

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Deluxe Double Room
  • Room size:

    25 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Single beds, 2 Double beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Bottled water
  • Chocolate or cookies
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

Deluxe|Deluxe Double Room

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Deluxe Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Coffee machine
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Bottled water
  • Chocolate or cookies
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio

The Principal Manchester Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Cube Gallery500 m

Popular areas

  • Canal Street400 m
  • Chinatown Manchester400 m
  • Gay Village Manchester400 m
  • The Beer Keller700 m

Places of interest

  • Gay Village300 m
  • Manchester Metropolitan University Business School400 m
  • Manchester Law School400 m
  • Faulkner Street400 m
  • Manchester Metropolitan University500 m
  • Manchester City Council500 m
  • Saint Mary's Roman Catholic Church600 m

Train stations

Shopping areas

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Manchester Town Hall500 m

Stadiums

  • Manchester Central500 m

Theaters

  • The Palace Theatre100 m
  • The Green Room100 m
  • Bridgewater Hall300 m
  • Library Theatre400 m

Food and meals

  • The Ritz300 m

Public parking

  • Manchester Central Library 400 m

Local attractions

  • Manchester Jewish Museum1.9 km
    190 Cheetham Hill Road, Manchester
  • Museum of Transport3.2 km
    Boyle Street, Manchester
  • Manchester Ship Canal3.7 km
    The Quays, Manchester
  • The Sikh Temple2.3 km
    61 Upper Chorlton Road, Manchester
  • Platt Fields Park3.6 km
    Mabfield Road off Wilmslow Road, Manchester

Near the hotel

  • Gay Village370 m
    Chorlton & Canal Sts, Manchester
  • Manchester Art Gallery470 m
    Mosley Street, Manchester
  • Castlefield Gallery630 m
    2 Hewitt Street, Manchester
  • St. Mary's Church750 m
    Mulberry Street, Manchester
  • Manchester Central Library420 m
    St Peter's Square, Manchester
  • Manchester Town Hall560 m
    Lloyd St, Manchester
  • John Rylands Library810 m
    150 Deansgate, Manchester

Restaurants nearby

  • Tempus Restaurant30 m

    Address: Oxford Street
    Phone: +44 1612881111

  • Cornerhouse Cafe50 m

    Address: 70 Oxford Street
    Phone: 0161 200 1500

    78% likes this, based on 93 reviews
    Cuisine: Contemporary

  • Dog Bowl110 m

    Address: 57 Whitworth Street West

    51% likes this, based on 66 reviews
    Cuisine: American, Mexican

  • Don Giovanni's130 m

    Address: Oxford Street
    Phone: 0161-228-2482

    60% likes this, based on 359 reviews
    Cuisine: Italian

  • Revolution Vodka Bar100 m

    Address: 90-94 Oxford Road
    Phone: 0161 236 7470

    55% likes this, based on 41 reviews

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2006
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    275

Hotel Awards

UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedManchesterThe Principal Manchester

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
Best 4 Star Hotels in United Kingdom

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The Principal Manchester Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Principal Manchester

Average guest rating

7.2out of 10
Very good
Based on 1213 reviews

Rating by category:

Location
10.0
Rooms
10.0
Service
8.0
Value
6.0
Dining
8.0

Guest reviews

  • Older travelers
    7.4

    Close proximity to the university where my son studies

  • Group of friends
    5.8

    Not much needs a lot of money spent to bring it up to the standards of its competitors

  • Group of friends
    7.4

    Size of the room was very good, plenty of space

    Room was very cold, had to send for a heater

  • Group of friends
    7.8

    Great staff. Really good food. Really good location. Good shower facilities (power shower). The rooms are really well heated.

    Our room was oposite the railway track and the windows were not double glazing so it was noisy and disturbed our sleep.

  • Couple
    7.0

    Location right nr station.

    Room was a little on the small side, not really great for money spent.

  • Couple
    5.4

    Nice club sandwich.

    Our room had mould on the ceiling and walls and the hairdryer started smoking when my girlfriend turned it on, we had to have another one sent to up the room. I pointed these things out to the receptionist when I was leaving and he waived my room service bill which was fair enough, however I wouldn't stay at the hotel again or recommend it to any of my friends because my room was sub standard (described as an Executive Room too!!!). I've honestly stayed in £25 a night BnB's in Blackpool that were cleaner than my room at the Palace.

  • Older travelers
    8.2

    Hotel chosen at random for overnight stay before flying off to Ireland. Ashtonished at the building and interior, made extremely welcome by engaging staff, fabulous room, received help with directions to central Manchester area and...enjoyed a pleasant stay made memorable by both the desk staff and restaraunt/bar staff where nothing was too much trouble. I am told (by Ann Marie) we are making a further visit soon! Thanks to all at The Palace.

    That we only spent the afternoon and evening there, needed a longer stay to explore and learn a little more about the hotel and area

  • Couple
    7.8

    lovely building, outstanding reception, seams lovely large room

    1.hotel bar would not serve at bar but I was told to sit and wait for service, however I could not find an empty table, thus went away to have a drink outside. 2. went down for breakfast at 8.30(serving till 11am) and bacon and sausage were not very fresh in fact hard.

  • Group of friends
    9.2

    Very Friendly Staff, The location is great, a lot of buses around and a train station. Nice classic building. Comfortable beds

    The emergency exit was actually a door leading to the next room and you could listen their noise during the night. the hotel is 4 star but the room was more like 3 star.

  • Group of friends
    7.8

    We were going to the Palace Theatre so the location was perfect and we travelled by train so we alighted at Oxford Road

  • Group of friends
    9.6

    Lovely decor, loved the breakfast which was served in the morning - plenty to choose from. Room was very comfortable and very quiet. Would consider going back.

  • Single
    7.8

    I only stayed one night for business but it was mostly clean and mostly comfortable. It is very unusual in it's appearance and decor, but not unpleasant. Excellent breakfast. Location is excellent for Oxford station, theatre, central Manchester. I don't think I would stay there through choice.

    It was just unusal in it's decor. Quite dark, high tiled walls and too spacious. I should imagine some people would really enjoy it's quirks.

  • Older travelers
    6.4

    Good room and good location

    The hotel was hosting several functions on the night. The room was above one of the main rooms and was very noisy until approx 1-30 am. Despite speaking to the duty manager, nothing was done. If the hotel do have functions on then the people attending those functions should be given the rooms directly above the rooms being used so as not to disturb other hotel guests. The hotel manager was not very sympathetic and it made the stay not as good as experience as it would have been otherwise. Always check where your room is before booking !

  • Group of friends
    4.2

    The concierge was helpful and very nice.

    The lady who checked us in wasn't helpful nor nice. The man who checked us out didn't seem to know what he was doing.

  • Family with children
    7.4

    Room was nice, comfortable. Good to have separate bedroom and bathroom away from the living area so we could put our daughter in a separate room.

    Lots of noise from the street disturbed us, we seemed to be on the quieter side of the building too so probably worse in other rooms. Probably not such a problem on other days but this was a saturday night and manchester was in full swing. Service was generally good although we did have to ask twice for a cot, having already stated the need for one when we booked.

How to reach hotel

hotel The Principal Manchester Hotel Manchester location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

Oxford Street, Manchester, United Kingdom, M60 7HA

Get directions
City Center
  • Manchester
    800 m
Airports
Train Stations
  • Piccadilly Railway Station
    700 m
  • Bus stop
    400 m
Restaurants
  • Tempus Restaurant
    30 m
  • Don Giovanni's (cuisine: Italian)
    130 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2006
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    275

Hotel Awards

UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedManchesterThe Principal Manchester

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
Best 4 Star Hotels in United Kingdom

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