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Macdonald Manchester Hotel & Spa

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Why We Love It

  • The hotel is a couple of minutes' walk from Manchester Piccadilly railway station and is "ideally located", according to The AA
  • It's one of Manchester's largest 4-star hotels and is housed in a quirky former BT building
  • The spa boasts a thermal suite with a hot-rock sauna and a eucalyptus-scented steam room

Enjoyed This
(109 Member Ratings)
"Ease of access to city"
16. Apr 2018
Kendal, United Kingdom

Map & Directions

The hotel is less than 5 minutes' walk from Manchester Piccadilly railway station, and within a 25-minute drive or train ride from Manchester Airport. It is just off the Mancunian Way, with easy access to major motorways. Parking is £20 for 24 hours, on a first-come, first-served basis.

Rooms & Rates

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Macdonald Manchester Hotel & Spa is in the heart of the city, a short walk from Manchester Piccadilly railway station. It is housed in "the striking curved former BT building at the gateway into the city centre" (Manchester Evening News), and dominates London Road with its unusual boomerang-like shape.

There is plenty to see in this city -- theatres and museums, the Opera House, Manchester Arena and Manchester Art Gallery are all within a 25-minute walk of the hotel. Sports fans can be at Old Trafford in 10 minutes (by car), while those in search of retail therapy can head to the Trafford Centre shopping complex, within a 20-minute drive.

The hotel's Scottish Steakhouse Restaurant serves prime beef cuts supplied by Scottish farms, which are grilled on the coal-fuelled Josper Grill. After a day of sightseeing, you can unwind in the lounge bar with its velvet sofas and plasma TV, and enjoy light bites or after-dinner drinks.

Cheshire Life describes the on-site spa as "a tranquil, dark oasis" in the city centre, and the thermal suite includes an ice igloo, heated loungers and a hot-rock sauna (extra charges apply). A range of beauty treatments are available, and there's also a Technogym.

All 338 modern bedrooms have Wi-Fi, and triple glazing to keep out the city noise.

Click here to add on access to the hotel's thermal suite, as well as a spa treatment, for £49.

From the press:

  • "The décor everywhere is smart, modern chic but there's a deliberate lack of uniformity" -- Cheshire Life



  • Gym / fitness center
  • Indoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Spa


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Hair-dryer
  • Bathtub (in some rooms)


  • Parking (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair accessible

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.


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: There are no extra beds available.

Cancellation: 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.

Additional details: Parking is subject to availability: £20 per car, per day.

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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 8am-6pm AET

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Enjoyed This
(109 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Macdonald Manchester Hotel & Spa over the past 15 months.
4.2 Ambiance
4.3 Location
4.4 Rooms
4.4 Quality of Service
4.4 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Ease of access to city
Other Comments
Friendly staff. Comfortable rooms well insulated from busy main road.
Linda 16. Apr 2018 Kendal, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Its a beautiful hotel and staff are friendly.
Other Comments
I slept in the single bed but it wasn't long enough.
Radmila 02. Oct 2017 Kettering, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Hasmita 30. May 2017 I, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The executive room was excellent.
Other Comments
The view and walk to town is a downside.
James 02. Jun 2017 Preston, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Comfy bed and the views
Roger 27. May 2017 Llanbedrog, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The room and breakfast
Other Comments
I thought the gluten free options in breakfast were fantastic. Couldn't do enough for me. So thank you
Sally 21. Aug 2017 egremont, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Everything ! The huge beds , the views from the Windows, everything you could think of was provided , great breakfast , great staff.
Other Comments
Having only one small lift and 8 floors made it difficult to get up and down to our room. Also we had trouble finding how to get into the car park ( but staff helped )
Susan 21. May 2017 Lancashire, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The staff were excellent. Rooms very comfortable. Very nice restaurant. Being close to the railway station was an added bonus.
Patricia 20. May 2017 Torquay, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The room was nice and spacious and the beds were comfortable and the locality from the station was good but too far away from arndale centre and M.E.N
Other Comments
The room was dirty, the shower drain was full of hair. I did report it to the hotel staff. For what I paid to stay the night I expected a lot better
Julie 23. May 2017 Leeds, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
Great welcome, clean room
Amanda 20. May 2017 Crewe, United Kingdom

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