Located on the prestigious Salford Quays, near several transport options, the Copthorne Hotel Manchester is just opposite to the Metrolink tram stop, 2 minutes from the M602, 15 minutes from the city centre and the Piccadilly mainline railway station and 20 minutes from Manchester International Airport.
"Corpthorne Overall vs Other Hotels"
I found that the Corpthorne hotel, despite being of an okay standard, was a bit lacking of my expectations. When I first arrived I had to book breakfast which I found the next day to be pretty awful for the £10 price tag (I just love a good old dried up slice of melon or cold bacon). Secondly, the beds are ok, but the room in general, the TV was not plugged in, our single socket in the room was not working and the bathroom had pretty much nothing in it (toilet paper was all I could find). Another annoyance for me was the fact that when your key card goes close to an electronic device, it wipes the code allowing you to get in the room, this happened to me and multiple other people around on the floor I was on. Finally the bar, whilst it was a nice atmosphere and the drinks were good, you were seemingly put into an ordered silence as whenever your friends and yourself got above whispering level, the barmen would stroll along and rather much into your face go "SHHHHHHHHHH!" as if you didn't have the right to speak. Overall I would say that whilst the Corpthorne is okay, there are definitely better options in the area, for example there is a premier inn which looks incredibly nice from the outside and the restaurant looked incredibly tasty (I was actually a bit annoyed about booking Corpthorne when I could have chosen this much better looking cheaper hotel.)
We (two ladies) had a pleasant and comfortable twin room overlooking the quay. The location of our room was quiet and we had a good nights sleep. The breakfast buffet was freshly cooked and very enjoyable. Altogether we received excellent value for £89 we paid for the room and breakfast. All the staff we encountered were helpful and pleasant - a special mention should go to the gentleman on reception who went out of his way to be helpful - thank you! Ok so the bathroom was looking a bit tired but it was clean, roomy and functional. This hotel is easy to find and just opposite the Exchange Quay tram stop. Free parking is a real bonus. Would definitely recommend and would stay here again.
"Sorry - but for the money and brand - this has to rate as poor"
Two night stay for business; room OK, but TV channel range/reception limited. WiFi patchy. What killed it was meal on first night - dry and bland (plus the balls to call the tartare sauce 'homemade''!) - ate better (quality/price) the following night at a bog standard chain a short walk away. Breakfast - short staffed, no tables, asked to sit and wait in the foyer. Seriously' Finally, housekeeping not up to scratch - used teacup and glass left un-cleaned where they were left. Won't be staying again, and for the price charged, won't be recommending.
"Decent hotel,good location,great breakfast."
We stayed here for 1 night to go to a show in Manchester city centre. Location was ideal,free guest parking & near to 2 tram stops so no one needed to drive. Room was dated but clean, bed was comfortable & room had everything you needed.The view towards the quay was a bonus. The rooms are not air conditioned but as it was so quiet we could keep the window open all night. Staff were very friendly & helpful. Breakfast was excellent with a good choice of hot & cold food. One thing to confirm is checkout time as on our booking it said 12pm so after breakfast we packed the car but went for a walk, returning to our room at 11.30am for a coffee before we drove home, only to find it had already been cleaned & we shouldn't have used it. At this point we had not checked out as we usually make the most of our stay! We would definitely stay there again though as it does exactly what was required.
"Match Day trip"
I'd recommend the Copthorne for matches at Old Trafford, it's literally a 10 minute walk. I stayed with my 2 kids, and had an extra pullout bed in the room so we were all together. The bar is good enough, but small, so we ended up in the lobby for a few drinks after the (nighttime) game. We didn't eat in the hotel, but there are a few good restaurants within a few minutes walk (Frankie and Benny's had great pizzas). Overall, very comfortable, good buzz on match day, and great location (on the tram too, if you want to head into Manchester City Centre). Will definitely return.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard - American Express - Maestro - Diners Club
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM