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75% would recommend it to a friend
Room upgrade given at checkin but unfortunately right above building works so woken at 8am both days by incessant hammering.
Bathroom clean but with some signs of wear & tear and items needing replacement.
Staying in room 256 Palace Hotel Manchester
Check in took around 10 mins because even though there was a long queue there was only one member of staff on duty.
The keys to my room didn't work initially and had to be let by one of the cleaners, then I had to go back down to reception to get them done right. I ordered a newspaper for the morning which never arrived. The room itself was very spacious and generally clean and tidy however, when I picked up a cup to make a drink there was a hair stuck to it and a chip out of the rim. The air conditioning didn't work and in fact blew out warm air on the cold setting. There are two prominent iron burn marks on the carpet. The were cracked tiles all around the room. In the bathroom there was black mold around the edge of the bath and loose tiling alongside the basin pedestal and the basin had a massive spider-like crack in it which was about the size of a saucer. With the breakfast the selection was reasonable although I couldn't find any red or brown sauce and the bacon, eggs and fried bread were overcooked. Although I say I would stay there again I would demand a better room.
No issues at all.
First time I've been into the Palace, despite walking past it regularly. Incredible building with an awesome lobby. Check in was painless and the staff were polite. I was given a room on the Mezzanine floor (30). Descending into the labyrinth of corridors, I was initially apprehensive. Apprehension was swiftly replaced by disbelief and amazement. For £59 the room was a bargain. Massive size with 3 large windows which let loads of light in. Two double beds to choose from. A spacious bathroom. Clean. Oh, and full of character. An awful lot of wood panelling. I was amazed at the value for money. I enjoyed a good night's sleep and a painless check out. The only slight issue was the cold water tap dispensed lukewarm water to start with when I first tried it. It soon cleared up. And that was it.
The Palace Hotel
Friendly, helpful staff.
Accidentally left some valuables and all were put away securely and returned to me.
Excellent weekend in comfort
When we arrived early we were able to check in straight away and then was told that we were being upgraded.
Superior room massive and clean bed comfortable. Could have stayed longer.
Lovely room deluxe double room 116
Only down side I think the hotel staff need to be slightly quieter we did not have any other rooms beside us, we did get wakened by towel trolleys during the night & staff chatting
Comfortable stay amongst architectural splendour
This is our second stay at the Palace - last time we had a bigger, more modern room, but I prefer the one we had this time, with high ceiling, original Victorian wall tiles and pillars, and high windows.
The bathroom was on the small size, but spotless, and I think the bed was a standard double, so smaller than we have at home, but very comfy. My only gripe with the room was that the hairdryer looked nearly as old as the hotel, and was decidedly grubby, so I didn't bother.
Breakfast was plentiful and delicious, with a wide range of food on offer and good coffee. Make sure to book it in advance or when you arrive, as it's cheaper than on the day.
Considering the Palace's location on busy Oxford Road, it was quiet at night, apart from the odd train rumbling past. The building is the real star - it's a spectacular monument to Victorian Manchester, with original features everywhere.
An Outstanding Treat
Experience of Manchester's Grandeur
:Fabulous sense of history created by staying in a place which has retained so many original features.
COmfortable king sized bed, amazing proportions in a magical room which made me feel a bit like Alice in Wonderland. Loved it.
Great location would stay again
Interesting building and rooms, great location if you are going to see a band or a show.
The rooms could do with a bit of a spruce on close inspection up for 4 star hotel, but I would definately stay here again