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"Great room. Amazing steak. Fantastic service"
Staying away with work for a week in Manchester we had to extend our time here to work the weekend. Bumped from our regular hotel ( the amazing Principal) me and 5 others were booked into the Abode for the weekend. I must admit to being bowled over. No it isn't the Principal but it is just as good for different reasons. The rooms are boutique and arty and well worth the price. The whole hotel feels contemporary and different. It's a little tired. But the room I had (212) was in great condition and was exactly what I needed. The best bit of the stay was the food. Breakfast in bed was on time and high quality. The dinner (wagyu steak) was to die for. Topped off buy the excellent and attentive service of Isobel, who was professional and friendly and upsold sides and deserts exactly as required! As we're all the staff I met. Well done Abode. You are my new back up Manchester hotel.
"Disappointed. Quality not commensurate with the price"
I wanted to treat my wife to a night in Manchester after a day's Christmas shopping. Her expectations: luxury, of course! The pitch and the price of the room at £285 for a night raised our expectations beyond the reality. Sadly it was not luxury. I must say firstly that the staff were very attentive, friendly and efficient and we had an excellent meal in the restaurant. The hotel, however, is in dire need of upgrade. The rooms are quirky and interesting but very noisy (parquet floors) and windows are not sound proofed so we were disturbed all night guests overhead and by street noise (the night before I had stayed in the Holiday Inn across the street and you couldn't hear a thing). The room wasn't as clean as we expected - the curtains were dusty. Radiators were temperamental and noisy. Mirror was chipped. There was some plaster loose and absent in bathroom. All in all our disappointment was made worse because the description of the hotel and the price suggested something far better. The hotel staff did make a gesture by reducing our bill but to be honest that wasn't the point.
"In serious need of an upgrade "
We stayed for one night and were upgraded. We were totally shocked by the standard of our room . We paid almost £300 and felt that we had drastically overpaid. The radiators didn't work and the room could at best be described as 'quirky '. We ate in the restaurant which was very nice - we had a steak deal which was reasonably priced but our starter - 2 scallops for £16 was again drastically overpriced. The restaurant was less than 20% full. No wonder. We returned to our cold bedroom and then the noise began! Much of the hotel has parquet flooring so when the guests returned to their rooms in the rooms adjacent and above us , we almost felt like they were in our room. The double glazing is completely inadequate as we were on a be 4th floor but could hear people on the pavement below. We didn't have proper curtains , just Venetian blinds and dusty voiles. The fire doors do not have soft close and so were forever banging closed. The room was in desperate need of an upgrade as can be seen from the photos. It was also quite dusty. My husband had stayed the night before in the new Holiday Inn in Manchester and you would be best advised to stay there than this very overpriced, dusty , noisy hotel.
"Don't bother paying for an 'upgrade'"
Recently stayed for one night in one of the upgraded 'deluxe' or 'desirable' rooms. Either they forgot to upgrade us or their 'desirable' rooms leave a lot to desire for. Very small, dark room which was nothing special. What you would expect from a travel lodge/ holiday inn but for over double the price! The 'bespoke' complimentary toiletries were already opened and some hairs left in the bath. The air con / heating in the room did not work either so it was freezing in the room too. Our Room (101) was right next to the main staircase so the banging of the doors from people leaving in the morning was very loud, during busy periods I imagine this would be unbearable. A very disappointing experience, had a high expectation of this hotel from the photos
"Central location, basic, clean and very warm rooms"
Rooms in general are basic with no wardrobes just a small frame to hang up clothes. That being said it has everything you need, a safe, a TV and a small desk. To be honest the desk is small and wouldn't be the best to work on. Some of the rooms still have the old Victorian tiles on the wall which I'm sure may appeal to some people. The beds are on the soft side and as the title says the rooms are very very warm. The hotel does have air con however it isn't very good at staying on, the initial cool blast reminds you just how warm you actually are then the unit switches off. For this reason I have marked the hotel down. The restaurant is just ok, there are better places to eat close by.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM