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Excellent value for money
Bewleys Hotel Manchester Airport (Manchester)
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Bewleys Hotel Manchester Airport (Manchester)
Advantages: Clean rooms, friendly staff, nice food
Disadvantages: Prices seem to stick at £50 a night
Last year I flew from Manchester Airport for the first time. The flight was very early, and as we were travelling to the airport by train, we had no choice but stay over night.
We needed a hotel close to Manchester Airport station, and obviously very close to the airport too. We also did not want to be spending a fortune, we were leaving in the early hours so was not even spending a full night in the hotel, so obviously we did not want to be paying a lot of money.
Those who have looked for hotels nearby will know that there are very, very few cheap hotels around the airport. However, whilst on the internet I came across this hotel, Bewleys Manchester Airport. Most websites were charging the same, £51 a night for a double room which is not bad compared to some of the others. I ended up paying just over £47, booking through Expedia after finding a promotional voucher. I also went through cashback site Quidco to get a little bit more money back.
Getting to the hotel from the station is a little bit difficult. The roads around the airport are obviously really busy, and you end up having to walk a really long way around to get to the hotel. It was probably about a fifteen minute walk. I have since heard though that the hotel does provide free pickups from the station which I would definitely take advantage of if I was to stay again.
When we eventually got the hotel, we showed our documents are were checked in quickly. The reception is large and nicely decorate. Whilst checking in we were asked if we required a place on the free shuttle bus to the airport. We were given a choice of times, and if I remember rightly these where every 15/30 minutes. We told the lady what time we wanted and were booked on to the bus with no problems. We were given our room number and off we went.
The rooms are nothing special. They are clean though, which is the most important thing for me when staying away from home. Our room had a double bed and there was plenty of storage. The bed was very comfortable which is good, as it's important to get a good nights sleep ahead of travelling. We also had tea and coffee making facilities, a TV, hairdryer and ironing board. The bathrooms were nice and clean, a little bit on the small size but this was not a problem at all. They had an over bath shower, and plenty of towels. We had no issues with the room at all, and considering how close it is to the airport we did not hear any aircraft noise during our stay.
Around a month before our stay I had emailed Bewleys to make a reservation at the Brasserie restaurant in the hotel. I read that it was best to this as sometime the restaurant does get very busy. This was a lovely way to get our holiday underway. The food was gorgeous, well cooked and there was a lot of choice. For a hotel it was also very reasonably priced. The service is great in the hotel, very friendly staff and we had only a short wait for our food. I would definitely recommend eating here!
The next morning we went down to the reception to check out and wait for the shuttle bus. The bus left right on time. We got on the shuttle bus at 6.15 and were checked in and in departures at the airport tucking into breakfast by 6.45. Fantastic service.
I am flying from Manchester again this Summer, and already know where I will be staying the night before my flight. You cannot fault anything about Bewleys hotel. It might not be luxurious like the Hilton or Radisson close by, but it is excellent value for money if all you are wanting is a good night's sleep and a nice meal before travelling.
Summary: Will be staying here again
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