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"Excellent, but noisy"
Excellent stay, but very noisy rooms. External noise and noise from other rooms does let this hotel down significantly. Other than this, the hotel provides a relaxed atmosphere with great attention to detail. Location is fantastic for city centre. Take ear plugs.
"Lovely boutique hotel"
I stayed here as I was in Manchester for a conference. Got a better rate than the conference hotel! I booked a desirable room but when I checked in there were some very noisy central heating pipes running through the room that I knew would keep me awake all night so asked to move. I got moved to a massive quiet and far superior room with no fuss or bother. The bar / restaurant are lovely. I found the reception staff extremely friendly, polite and helpful. The only thing I would comment on as a slight negativity is that the bathroom in both rooms were really disappointing, boring and not luxurious at all.
first class hotel.. the room was excellent, best room ive stayed in a hotel.. and ive stayed in quite a few. great location and staff are friendly. the johnny cash room pays homage to the great man. everything is clean, and no noise from outside as you may expect being in the city centre.
"An Oasis in Manchester "
Found this hotel online whilst looking for overnight accommodation after a Blondie concert at the O2 Apollo Manchester. There must have been a few gigs on in Manchester the same evening as all the hotel prices seemed really inflated, all except the Abode. We booked online for an evening stay, cocktails, lunch and a full breakfast which is one of the best we've had. We took the train from Carlisle to Piccadilly/Manchester and the hotel is 2 minutes from the station on Piccadilly itself. This area is bustling and a great base for the Arndale, Harvey Nichols, bars and restaurants but once you step into the Abode, the noise level lowers and you're greeted with a sense of calm. We arrived a couple of hours before check in but weren't greeted with the usual you can't check in until two, instead we were asked if we'd had a good journey, were we staying for business or pleasure and was there anything else we required other than that we had pre booked. We were then checked in and could get into our room, leave our luggage and wander around the city before calling back at the hotel for our prearranged lunch. The hotel is a great old building with many original features still remaining which are complimented by the modern fixtures and fittings which still gave a retro feel. We had lunch in the bar and you are served by staff that can only be described as professional, informative but most of all calming. The food is fantastic, simple but executed to a very high standard with a great selection of wines, spirits and cocktails. The presentation of even a simple bowl of olives is not taken for granted and the hotel is constantly going the extra mile to make your stay enjoyable and relaxing. There is a great buzz around the large bar area with a constant flow of diners and shoppers calling in to recharge their batteries. The O2 Apollo is a fifteen minute walk from the hotel so it's also a great base if attending a gig. After Blondie we decided to head back to the hotel for a nightcap and food if we weren't too late and by this time it was 10.55. We asked if we could order the cheese plate and again the staff said they served nibbles until eleven and would inform the kitchen straight away, honestly if the staff can do it they will. Try the cocktails, no more expensive than any other bar but a piece of art when it arrives. Breakfast are a joy to behold and I would advise you set your alarm and wake up half an hour sooner than you'd planned as breakfast is not to be missed. Cereals, juices, yogurts don't describe the detail and quality of each item even down to the varieties of milks etc. to accompany your breakfast. Coffee is not just a pot of generic filter coffee but you choose from espresso, cappuccino, latte etc. which as a coffee lover is the kickstart you need first thing in a morning. We opted for the full English which arrives with their own in house baked beans and sweet potato hash browns, great touch which really makes this food stand out. We will definitely return to the Abode even just for an overnight stay to recharge our batteries, there is one negative about our experience in the hotel, unfortunately at some point you have to check out and return home.
"Great city centre hotel: amazing staff!"
Nice vibe. Very relaxing bar and restaurant. Good sized clean room. Bring your own bottles of water though: nothing is complementary here. Lovely, informative and friendly staff. Handy for train station, taxis and city centre shopping.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM