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The Principal Manchester

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The Principal Manchester is a fabulous Grade II listed building initially built for The Refuge Assurance Company in 1895. Many of the 270 loft style bedrooms and suites have original features and all rooms have modern touches such as smart TVs and free internet access. The Refuge Dining Room and Public Bar is curated by DJs turned restaurateurs Luke Cowdrey and Justin Crawford of the award winning Volta restaurant in West Didsbury. Featuring small plates and large sharing dishes the food is influenced by the global travels of Luke and Justin. The hotel includes 17 meeting and event spaces including the largest hotel ballroom in the northwest of England.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Center with Internet Access
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Conference Facilities
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Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Wheelchair Access
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196Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
55Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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Beautiful hotel. Very clean, welcoming staff and fabulous breakfast buffet. Room was comfortable with lots of little extras, bath robes, water, sweat treats in the room. Lovely modern bathroom with a quality toiletries. Best of all was the fact that you get a bottle of FRESH
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We stayed for our wedding anniversary on a Saturday night in Feb 2019. My husband arranged this as a surprise and informed the hotel via the booking and also in a separate direct email that we were celebrating our anniversary. Immediate impressions were of the breathtaking lobby
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Great staff and lovely buffet breakfast that can be taken in the Mediterranean style dinning room which is beautiful. Tastefully decorated and clean comfortable room. Looking forward to trying the sister hotel in Edinburgh.
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I attended to a conference at this hotel and also stayed here for 3 nights. Bedrooms and Meeting rooms were good, but you could get lost around the building trying to get to and from your bedroom. Luckily one of the housekeeping members helped me find my room one of those times
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Great hotel! Located close to Deansgate, lots of restaurants, bars and things to do. Train station is a two minute walk which we chose to use with easy access to hotel, as the car parking recommended by hotel doesn’t seem the safest from reviews online. Rooms are a great size,
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Is there a dress code?
I would suggest smart casual.
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The guest room was perfectly adequate. Very spacious and plenty of wardrobe space. I do not usually use a bath, only a shower. On this occasion I did and there was plenty of room. Don't worry ! You will enjoy your stay.
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"Choose a different hotel..."
"If you want quiet ask for it"
"Deluxe Rooms very spacious"
"The courtyard rooms are quieter - but then again - who needs quietness in Manchester ?"
"stay away from the lower ground floor rooms"
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PRICE RANGE
US$125 - US$403 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
palace hotel manchester
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
The Palace Hotel
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandManchester
NUMBER OF ROOMS
275
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