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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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Such a beautiful hotel. We stayed here for our anniversary and got engaged here this weekend. Had such a wonderful stay, our room was beautiful, as is the rest of the hotel. Would love to come back. Enjoyed the bar in the evening and had a delicious breakfast the following mornin
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My partner and I stayed at the principal hotel Manchester last December. We had a beautiful room and really enjoyed our stay. Following that we booked the principal hotel in Edinburgh.
We decided to return this year with friends and family. However we felt embarrassed and let do
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Have stayed in this hotel a few times and on this occasion mix of business and pleasure.

Staff are always very friendly and I particularly like the way u r greeted at check in. Seems to set the whole tone for the stay.

In truth I didn’t spend a lot of time in the room but the
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Enjoyed staying in this hotel in the centre of Manchester with its fusion of grand archecture with contemporary furnishings and facilities. Stunning Christmas trees and tasteful decorations meant this hotel was welcoming and festive. The room was large and clean and the decor r
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Response from Peter K, General Manager at The Principal Manchester
Responded 2 days ago
Dear Sylviae139 Thank you very much for taking the time in posting your feedback about your recent stay at The Principal Manchester. I very much appreciate your kind review towards our hotel facilities and team of professionals; it is always overwhelming to read that we were able to make our guests stay an enjoyable one. I look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back to The Principal Manchester. Kind regards, Peter Kienast General Manager
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Step back into Victorian Manchester, and enjoy this wonderful space.
The breakfast is really good, freshly squeezed grapefruit juice is wonderful.
The staff are attentive and they have paid attention to the small details
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Response from Peter K, General Manager at The Principal Manchester
Responded 2 days ago
Dear DrKenG, I sincerely appreciate your generous feedback in regards to your recent stay at The Principal Manchester. I was amazed to read your kind compliments towards our level of services as well as towards our amazing building and members of staff in general. It is definitely with great pleasure that I thank you for making us you hotel of choice in Manchester. In the meantime we look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back. Kind regards, Peter Kienast General Manager
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Hi, I am looking to book here for Christmas eve and Christmas day. Do you know if they offer a Christmas package? Thankyou
Open every day of the year
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Is there a dress code?
Hi, not that I was aware of though I had a suit on most of the time or trousers and shirt. There were people with jeans - smart cars I am sure would be fine. Glen
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We are booked for 3 nights from July 8, hope that we will have no issue with warm nights after reading a review from a recent guest that he had no fan nor aircon in his room... Roland Tan
My room did not have air conditioning
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I got a deluxe room with 2 big beds and high ceilings (we got free upgrade) it was amazing massive with a sitting area with a fireplace.. going again new years eve thanks guys x
Fabulous, we are going again in May, lovely hotel :)
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we are booked in at Easter in a guest room double..can anyone tell me what this size of room is like and how big is the bathroom
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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"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"
"Get a room with air con, and away from the train station"
"Room 380 is excellent"
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