Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester is a hotel with history at its core. Once the city's Free Trade Hall, the Grade-II-listed building, which was built in 1853, has been the venue for speeches by Winston Churchill and Benjamin Disraeli, and performances by Charles Dickens. It was also home to the Hallé Orchestra and was where Bob Dylan received the infamous heckle of "Judas".
It is a minute's walk from Manchester Central Library, whose design is loosely based on Rome's Pantheon and which recently underwent a £40 million refurbishment. The hotel is in the heart of the city, and is no more than a 20-minute walk from most city-centre attractions, including the Arndale shopping centre and the National Football Museum.
Some original features remain throughout the hotel, including the Opus Reserve champagne bar's colonnaded seating area and the coat of arms above reception. It has two restaurants -- Steak & Lobster and Opus One, both with a lively atmosphere. There is also a spa in the basement with a 40-foot swimming pool, a sauna, a steam room and a gym.
All rooms have iPod docking stations and free Wi-Fi. Bathrooms are clad with Scandinavian slate. Business Class rooms include coffee machines, and the Al Fresco Suites have a separate living area and decked veranda.
From the press:
"Great spa, period features and enthusiastic staff" -- The Daily Telegraph
"A luxurious, unpretentious contemporary hotel in the city centre. Service is second to none" -- Time Out
Newspaper / magazines
24-hour front desk
24-hour room service
Express check-in / checkout
Hair salon (fees apply)
Laundry / dry cleaning
Coffee / tea-making facilities
Iron and ironing board
Pay-per-view / movies on demand
Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
Parking (fees apply)
Valet service (fees apply)
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard check-in time: 3pm
Standard checkout time: 11am
Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 3pm Check-out time is 11am
You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.
National Rating This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitEngland, the National Tourist Board for England.
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
Fee for full breakfast: GBP 18.95 per person (approximately)
Self parking fee: GBP 20.00 per night
Valet parking fee: GBP 35.00 per night
Rollaway bed fee: GBP 30 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
From Manchester Airport take the Metrolink to Cornbrook and change for any tram travelling towards Piccadilly -- get off at St Peter's Square and the hotel is a minute's walk away. From Piccadilly get a tram towards Eccles or Altrincham and get off at St Peter's Square.
Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.
You will pay the hotel in the hotel's local currency. The rate displayed (in GBP) is an estimate based on today's currency exchange rate.
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