74% would recommend it to a friend
a Waterhouse gem.
We thoroughly enjoyed our short stay at the Palace Hotel, designed by the same architect responsible for Manchester Town Hall and The Natural History Museum.The hotel has been sympathetically converted from its orginal use and now provides excellent convenient accommodation for visitors to central Manchester.
Staff were helpful and friendly and the room was clean, with the added advantage of ironing facilities. Worth a visit just for the building itself.
Beautiful, majestic hotel
The hotel is stunning, the foyer alone demands your attention.
We booked very last minute, a couple of hours before setting off, yet everything was sorted out when we got there. All of the staff were pleasant, cheerful and extremely helpful. We only ate bar snacks before going out and the breakfast but could not fault any of it. Overall it was a delightful stay, if I had one thing to pick on, and I would be nit picking, it would be the bar closing at 12. We had just got back from a show, didn't want the hustle of town and just wanted a few drinks in the peace of the hotel but were only the one.
Great hotel and fantastic customer service
Room was generous in size, comfortable and clean bed.
Staff were very efficient and friendly.
The hotel was beautiful.
Excellent spacious room, was charged £10 more than booking but on site on room more than happy to pay.
Tried to order room service several times and it didn't materialise. Only disappointing part of my visit.
Beautiful hotel - thoroughly enjoyed the stay
Beautiful hotel with attentive staff - went the extra mile to ensure the stay was as plesant as possible.
Breakfast was lovely in the morning with great service from staff providing drinks. Really happy with the experience and will definitely be booking again.
Disgraceful customer service will never return
There's many reasons I will not return rude reception/check in staff.
Tried yo put us in the wrong room, made to pay twice for our booking and still attempting to claim it back. Cold basic room with filthy matted fur bed spread and cushion. Refused drinks at the bar unless it was room service even though other people were drinking in the bar and told the bar was for paying guests/residents only and refused to accept cash as payment when they did eventually serve us. Noise all night from passionate guests above us but nothing was done by reception (this went on until 8am).
Noisy and dated
The room faced onto the main street with no double glazing to quell the noise from the drunks singing outside until 04:00.
In addition to the fights and police vehicles the fact the hotel in 2015 still does not have double glazed windows especially street facing rooms is ridiculous and serves to having no sleep whatsoever. The rooms are garishly decorated and very dated.
Breakfast although buffet style could have been warmer and the waitress was slow with the coffee and toast.
Discount Room, Discount Experience.
We booked what we thought was a bargain a £220 room for £77.
However, we were very disappointed. We arrived at 2pm to check in and were directed to our room. The fire door for our corridor had a black box on the bottom right hand corner which was alarming a series of beeps every 3-5 seconds, this was reported to reception at roughly 5 o'clock following a fire alarm test, which we were not warned about. We were told someone would be sent to sort it out, but it continued all night and for the duration of our stay. We had no hot water in the shower and the hair dryer in the room didn't work. When checking out we were asked if we had rang reception about any of these issues, we had the fire alarm but not the water as so close to check out time. The receptionist said "oh sorry, have a nice day"
A reduced room rate should not mean a reduced quality of experience.