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 & is "ideally located", according to The AA
  • It's one of Manchester's largest 4-star hotels & is housed in a quirky BT building
  • The spa boasts a thermal suite with a hot-rock sauna & a eucalyptus-scented steam room

"A real sanctuary" -- Cheshire Life

92% (99 Member Ratings)

"Lovely big room, excellent service"
Apr 18, 2017
Cheshire East, United Kingdom

Map & Directions

The hotel is less than five 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, available 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 -- 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 20 minutes' 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.

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 check-in time: 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 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 24 hours

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

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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92% Positive
(99 Member Reviews)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Macdonald Manchester Hotel & Spa over the past 15 months.
4.2 Ambiance
4.3 Location
4.5 Rooms
4.5 Quality of Service
4.4 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Lovely big room, excellent service
Hilary Apr 18, 2017 Cheshire East, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
A lovely relaxing stay
lesley Apr 17, 2017 durham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The staff were very friendly, helpful and efficient. The room was excellent, very comfortable. The breakfast excellent with a very good choice of food. Very convenient location for the station.
Peter Apr 11, 2017 Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The comfort and price
Other Comments
Excellent breakfast and service
Kenneth Apr 10, 2017 Blackpool, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Hotel close to railway station for a quick escape.
Other Comments
Found previous guests wet towels left drying on the towel rail. Coffee machine with no pods (requested pods 3 times- non provided). No bulb over hairdryer. Dead batteries in TV. Group of guests arguing outside room at 3am in the hallway - hotel management unable to sort it. 6am fire alarm malfunction. Horrendous stay, management not interested!!!
Apr 10, 2017 hoylandswaine, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The proximity to the Apollo theatre, the comfort of the room and the restaurant.
Other Comments
We were surprised to find that there was a charge for the spa facilities. The complimentary prosecco was appreciated. There was no soap in the bathroom.
John Apr 09, 2017 Wakefield, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Wonderful friendly efficient staff , fab super comfy bed , great break fast ,please let us know if you have your deals to stay here again special treat with the prosecco
Other Comments
Did not have time to use this
Mr M G Apr 09, 2017 Macclesfield, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Lovely hotel and nice bar area
L A Apr 09, 2017 wigan, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Yes - we liked everything else. The room was excellent. The only problem was with checking in.
Other Comments
It was all fine except that our room wasn't ready at the 3pm stated on the booking information. It was nearly 4pm by the time we got in. We made a special effort to be there for as soon after 3pm as we could as we had plans for the afternoon so we were disappointed that these were delayed.
Karen Apr 06, 2017 Stockport, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Quality of the room was good. Peaceful to sleep in.
Other Comments
The changing facilities in the spa for women are far too cramped. They need to limit access to it so not too many people are trying to get chaneed at the same time.
Rachel Apr 03, 2017 Leeds, United Kingdom

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