"Fantastic themed hotel! "
Spent the night as part of a weekend away. This hotel is perfect for football fans and classy enough for those who aren't! We absolutely loved the finishing touches and attention to detail all around the hotel. Even the wallpaper in the corridors were made up of premier league football stickers! Check in was quick and we were soon settling down to our room. Clean and spacious with a very comfy bed and my husband's idea of a perfect view (the stadium!) from our room. Toiletries are provided in the shape of mini football shirts- another great idea! The fridge was stocked full of retro sweets and drinks all included in your stay price (another fantastic touch!) Breakfast the next day was delicious and a fantastic selection that could be ordered fresh from the kitchen. Room service was also available for no extra charge. The only reason it isn't 5 stars for this stay is that we weren't informed on check in that we needed to register a card to the room to be able to buy drinks in the bar. After waiting ten minutes at the bar to find this out it was frustrating but this hotel is definitely worth staying in- a little out of town compared to some other popular Manchester hotels but definitely rivals some of the best in town.
"February 11th Man United V Watford stay"
All in all a great stay at the hotel - we were really looking forward to it and it was a great experience! Staff were really friendly loved the bar for the supporters and the food was also excellent. Extras like the sweet shop, toiletries with squad numbers, complementary minibar with soft drinks and sweets was a great touch...pity we never saw any players there The reception area was the most disappointing with a small desk and the automatic doors opening and closing constantly on a cold day.. the receptionists kept smiling though. Rather expensive on a match day
"So good we stayed here twice in one week"
From the warmest welcome I've ever received at a hotel to the quick and easy checkout hotel football excels. Want to say a special thank you to Hailey on reception who may both our stays very special for my young son. We had a stadium view room on both occasions, one of the most comfortable beds I've ever slept on, lovely modern spotlessly clean rooms, amazing showers and the fab minibar. We dined in cafe football on both nights where the food far exceeded my expectations. I will admit that prior to eating here I thought it would be overpriced bog standard fried food but how wrong was I. I had the 66 burger and it was so good I had it again on our second visit. The cafe is very reasonably priced and children very well catered for. I really can't recommend Hotel Football enough. We were made to feel like special guests (especially my son) where nothing was too much trouble. Big thank you to Hailey for looking after us and making both stays very special your a star ⭐️ We will definitely be returning very soon. Best place to stay with or without children.
"Made For Football Fans"
At end January, I took my seven year old son to travel to Manchester for the ultimate experience of watching Manchester United’s home game against the visiting Hull City. I booked Hotel Football because I know it is a hotel co-owned by former United legends Gary Neville, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, and Nicky Butt, and it is located right at Old Trafford, the Theatre Of Dreams. And boy did I make the right choice! 1. Friendly and helpful staffs Our flight from Hong Kong landed at Manchester at 6am, and we arrived at the hotel at 7am. The city was still asleep, but the friendly front desk staffs helped us get right down to early check-in. You can imagine how good it feels to shower and change after a 13 hour flight. Not only did we get to check in right away, the staffs asked, before we could bring it up, if we wanted a room overlooking the Old Trafford stadium. Of course we did. So we were given a room on the top floor, #807, directly overlooking the stadium, the United Trinity statue, the square, and the megastore, and the Manchester United neon sign. So a tip for all fans is: if you want a room with this kind of view, ask for the odd number ones, 03, 05, 07, etc. During our four day stay, Manchester was kind of cloudy and wet most of the time. And we did not bother to bring an umbrella, riding our luck instead. On the first day of our visit, we toured United’s stadium. On the second day, we planned to go undercover and tour Manchester City’s Etihad stadium. But it began to rain that morning, as if telling us not to go. The taxi that used to park and wait in front of the hotel suddenly all disappeared. I had to change the plan quickly. So I asked the front desk staffs if I could borrow an umbrella from the hotel so that we could walk to the Imperial War Museum about 10 minutes walking distance away from the hotel for a visit first. Unfortunately, the hotel did not have any. So we waited outside the hotel, hoping it would stop raining or we could catch a passing taxi. None of that happened. But after a few minutes, a front desk staff, a beautiful young lady with blonde hair, came out of the door and handed us an umbrella, which must belong to her or her co-worker. I thanked her and we got going about our day’s business. The game we came to watch ended at a frustrating 0:0 draw. But it was still a wonderful experience for us. My other two kids, after learning about our trip, all decide Manchester United will be their next footballing experience. On the day when we checked out and headed home, a small group of Hong Kong travelers were ahead of us. Their next destination was London, and they asked the front desk staffs to help call London to reschedule their itineraries. It took some time and they sorted it out. Although that meant we had to wait a little longer for our checkout, it shows the helpfulness of the staffs. 2. Location If you are a travelling football fan coming to watch a United home game, this hotel will be THE one for you. Within 30 seconds out of the front door, you can be in Old Trafford for the game or stadium tour, visit the United museum, shop at the megastore, or eat at the Red Café. After the game, the traffic is usually heavy, and it may take about an hour to get back to other parts of the city. But it will only take a minute to get back to Hotel Football and watch the post-game show on MUTV. I saw some Hull City travelling fans staying at the hotel as well. Hotel Football at Old Trafford is not at the city centre. But you need not worry. It is a 20 minute car ride from Manchester airport, more or less the same as many other hotels in the city. It is about 10 minutes of walk to the Imperial War Museum and the new waterfront developments. It is also within 10 minutes of walk to Tesco, the huge department store and supermarket for local shopping. And walking straight down the main avenue for about 8 minutes till the end, you will reach Old Trafford tram stop. From there, the whole city can be reached with ease. We went to Manchester City’s Etihad stadium, the John Rylands Library, Albert Square, etc., from there. 3. Food When I booked the hotel, breakfast was not included. When I checked in, I asked breakfast at Café Football to be added. It was one of our better decisions. It works a bit different from other hotels I stayed in. You order your main dish from a menu, then you get other foods like bread, cereals, cold cuts, fruits, yogurts, juice, etc., from a self-serving area. All the dishes are football themed, but they are genuine British breakfast. And the tastes are so good and presentations impressive. Another thing is the serving of each main dish is always huge. My 7 year old could not possibly finish it, so I got to step up and finish it like a man each morning. And each time I got a fresh pot of coffee for myself, and my kid a big cup of foamy hot chocolate, which he would only let me have a taste. I had the best omelet and pizza for breakfast there. During our stay, we had dinner at Café Football once. My pasta was so good that I hesitated to share with my kid. And when we were busy eating, Gary Neville showed up in the restaurant and had a quick chat with the staffs before heading out. After I recognized him, I did not react quick enough to take a picture or do anything. So, be prepared if you go there. In our hotel room, the fridge stock only non-alcohol drinks and candies, which are all free to guests. My kid was in haven those few days, because he had all the candies he could have, and it would be stocked up the next day. He even brought some home to share with his brothers. I guess if you need to have beer or alcohol drinks, just go down to Café Football. It will be less expensive and more choices. 4. Dream Big, Dreaming Of Victory This is what it says on our pillows at Hotel Football. Enoug
"Short break at my favourite hotel"
I cannot think of anything negative to say. This is the best hotel I have ever stayed at! The staff here must be specially trained as they are all fabulous and cannot do enough for you. The rooms are great, goodies in the mini fridge, rainforest shower. We had a fabulous view of The Theatre of Dreams! What more could you ask for! The bar prices are not over the top. We had breakfast which although expensive is delicious. We didn't have time for an evening meal as we were out all day. I would always stay here if in Manchester, no other hotels can match it. And of course it's even better when you see a ManU star walking through the restaurant. I will be back as often as I can!!!!
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Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM