We stayed here as we were going to a show at the Manchester Evening News Arena and booked the hotel due to it's central location. The location could not have been better with only a 5-10 minute walk to the Arena and the Printworks. The main shops are just accross the road and the Arndale is a 2 minute walk.
The hotel only has valet parking which you are charged for, although there is an NCP beside the hotel.
Check in was a little slow, but we were given a room on a high floor as we requested and the receptionist was very friendly and helpful with directions etc.
Our room was large with two king size beds as there were three people staying in the room (the third adult incurs a £20 charge), a fridge, TV,a reasonable sized bathroom and a small sitting area with sofa and chairs. There was also an iron and ironing board provided. We felt it was a good sized room that was well equipped.
The beds were very comfortable, but as the top half of one wall was made up of windows the room became extremely hot as soon as the sun rose. The air conditioning did not seem to be very effecient and this did make the room temperature quite uncomfortable by morning.
Breakfast was the usual buffet style, not a massive choice but perfectly adequate. However breakfast was a little chaotic as they did not seem to have the most effecient staff and there tended to be queues waiting to be seated while there were tables waiting to be cleared. They could really have done with a larger area.
The bar was pleasant to sit in with some comfortable sofas etc. It was not too busy when we were there, although it would not take too many people to make it so.
Overall we thought the location was excellent and the staff friendly and would not rule out staying here again although I would request a fan unless it was winter.