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The Principal Manchester

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Norfolk, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I stayed here this week (unfortunately during the Manchester attack) for a Fragrance Conference. The Hotel was stunning, beautifully stylish, grand and glamorous. The rooms were amazing. Very comfortable beds, spacious and clean. The staff were very helpful and friendly especially the dinning staff at breakfast. Nothing was too much trouble. The bar was very good value, I thought a...

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Stayed here last weekend. Perfect spot next to the train station. Next to the Palace Theatre. Hotel staff friendly, doormen couldn't do enough to help. The refurb has worked a treat. It's gorgeous inside. I will definitely stay here again. The bar is busy all day and night and has a very cool and trendy vibe. Not too young, not...

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Nomad
Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you have any inclination to modern, fun hotels this is the place to be in Manchester. Restorations of Grand Dame hotel can be a little bland but this is not a restoration, more of a reinvention. Using clever design and a cool bar and restaurant concept it really offers nothing like any other hotel in Manchester. Great location not...

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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

I was doing an art show at the Refuge bar, and have to say all the staff were amazing! Especially the late night reception team at the Principal, two lads on the front desk, super cool and professional, and security, very helpful and friendly. Thank you so much. X

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

I recently used the Clocktower rooms for an event and just fell in LOVE with the Principal as did the client who thought it was a really lovely, unusual, cool space. Everyone we dealt with there was totally fab with a great 'can do' attitude. No complaints at all. I am sure we will be back, if not with this...

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Lake District, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Oh my gosh I was blown away! The rooms are huge and gorgeous, the food fantastic, the staff courteous. We had a twin room and just about needed binoculars to see each other. Everything we needed was on hand. Although it's a bit of a trek for shopping, the railway station is just across the road and, of course, it...

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Thank LooShaw
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed with The principal in York which i've reviewed also but this was beyond my expectation! The only tiny down side is the rooms are not as nice as the rest of the hotel and a little bland (not to be confused with the intention to have minimal neutral colours). The reception is well worthy of 5 stars and the...

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Thank Aman S
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed in the Principal for one night on the weekend, we got a double room which faced into the 'outside' seating for the bar which was also inside the hotel. We were a little worried it was going to be loud on the evening but it wasn't at all! The room was lovely and clean, there was a TV...

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Thank Megan J
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stunning building inside and out, with the most friendly polite staff ever. The food was beautiful, thank you Ash, greatest waiter I have had the pleasure to meet. The room was exceptionally clean and very comfortable with an awesome shower. Thank you for a great experience.

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Peter K, General Manager at The Principal Manchester, responded to this review

Dear SFWalsh75 Thank you for such a wonderful review! I am so pleased to hear about the many aspects of your stay that you enjoyed and I hope you return soon for another "great experience". Warm regards. Peter Kienast, General Manager

Lichfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I love any hotel which differs from homogenous, bland spaces, corridors and rooms and this hotel differs in spades. You could get lost daily in its myriad of passageways, lifts and staircases and soaring tiled pillars which seemed to be everywhere. Rooms were modern, clean and had clever little touches (like the free tuck box). Good free Wi-Fi too. Breakfast,...

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Peter K, General Manager at The Principal Manchester, responded to this review

Dear KBites Thank you for taking the time to provide your very kind feedback. We pride ourselves on being distinctive and providing a guest experience which exceeds expectations, so I was delighted to read your comments. I hope to welcome you back soon. Kind regards Peter Kienast, General Manager

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Smoking rooms available
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Principal Manchester is a fabulous Grade II listed building initially built for The Refuge Assurance Company in 1895. Many of the 270 loft style bedrooms and suites have original features and all rooms have modern touches such as smart TVs and free internet access. The Refuge Dining Room and Public Bar is curated by DJs turned restaurateurs Luke Cowdrey and Justin Crawford of the award winning Volta restaurant in West Didsbury. Featuring small plates and large sharing dishes the food is influenced by the global travels of Luke and Justin. The hotel includes 17 meeting and event spaces including the largest hotel ballroom in the northwest of England. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Principal Manchester

Address: Oxford Street, Manchester M6O 7HA, England (Formerly The Palace Hotel)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Greater Manchester > Manchester
Price Range: $164 - $521 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Principal Manchester 4*
Number of rooms: 275
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Also Known As:
Palace Hotel Manchester
Hotel Style:
#13 Luxury Hotel in Manchester
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“Rooms over looking the court yard (smoking area) were a little noisy.”
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“Upgrade, it's worth the money!”
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“free good breakfast,all of the rooms are nice”
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“Don't go for a basement room.”
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