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Waterside Hotel and Leisure Club

Wilmslow Road Didsbury, Manchester M20 5WZ England
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 20-06-17 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20-06-17 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#26 of 130 hotels in Manchester
Travellers' Choice
Set in 8 acres of landscaped gardens on the banks of the River Mersey, The Waterside Hotel is just 10 minutes from Manchester Airport. There is a restaurant, leisure centre and free Wi-Fi.The comfortable rooms at Waterside each have a private bathroom, tea and coffee facilities and a flat-screen TV with Freeview. There is also free parking and a 24-hour front desk. Guests have use of the newly refurbished Leisure Club, which features a 25-metre swimming pool, hot tubs, saunas, steam rooms and a gym.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Highchairs available
Taxi service
Car park
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Yoga classes
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Fitness classes
Personal trainer
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Vending machine
24-hour security
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Interconnected rooms available
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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River View


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56Somewhat walkable
Grade: 56 out of 100
21Restaurantswithin 1 km
6Attractionswithin 1 km
448Reviews22Q+A56Room tips
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Sanjay K wrote a review May 6
1 contribution
This hotel is fantastic. The moment you walk in and the smiling staff to the warm service and friendliness is amazing. The hotel has excellent leisure facilities that are all part of the stay and you never felt out of place. The hotel room was superb, clean and offers everything you need for a great stay. A very special thank you to James, Helen and Kyle for making this stay remarkable. Nothing was too much trouble.
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Date of stay: May 2021
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: All rooms offer the same facilities.
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Response from Kyle Sheridan, Guest Services / Front Office at Waterside Hotel and Leisure Club
Responded 3 days ago
Hi Sanjay, Thank you for taking the time out to review us - Excellent feedback the staff will be chuffed to read this. See you again soon! Kyle S
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Mandyc wrote a review Oct. 2020
4 contributions
Lovely hotel. Good food nice room friendly staff. Nice distance into 2 town centres. Couple of local pubs in walking distance. We didn't use the leisure facilities but they looked good especially the large pool.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Elena wrote a review Oct. 2020
1 contribution
Wonderful as always. Have returned a good few times.Excellent customer service, great staff and facilities.Beautiful view from lounge over the river and natural surroundings,excellent food,very clean,saunas are open again, welcome drinks and biscuits, staff brought charger to the room and went out of their way to help. Simply wonderful everything.The only place will stay whenever in Manchester,thank you! 26 Oct 2020
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Yvonne wrote a review Oct. 2020
12 contributions4 helpful votes
Had the pleasure of looking round the leisure and spa facilities at The Waterside Hotel the other day. Alex showed us around, he was extremely welcoming and informative. He took the time to show us around and explain all of the facilities to us (there’s so much available and so much space so there was a lot to see!) including all the changes that have been made to make the venue Covid safe. I particularly liked that the gym had lots of different areas to it rather than one large intimidating space as can be the case with other gyms. We had looked around another premium gym in the area and found that The Waterside really had the wow factor so decided to sign up straight away. Beautiful pool, sauna, steam room and jacuzzi all now open again after initial covid reopening restrictions. I’m particularly impressed with that the leisure centre has a separate ladies gym accessed through the changing rooms but the main gym area also had a very friendly non-intimidating feel to it also. And the gym being open 24 hours is amazing and means I have no excuses to not go! Excited to try some of the classes (of which there’s a great variety) getting involved with the SWIMTAG system of monitoring swimming. And learning more about the Mywellness system that’s all linked through the fancy Waterside app. I’m really looking forward to my gym visits now... and not just because I plan to watch Netflix on the treadmills then have a pint in the bar after(although let’s face it it’s an added bonus of joining a luxury facility like this).
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Date of stay: October 2020
GillBris2l wrote a review Oct. 2020
Bristol, United Kingdom20 contributions4 helpful votes
Back again for another stay. Our room was perfect, with a view of the river and a good-sized bathroom. Once again, the staff on reception and in the restaurant couldn't have been friendlier or more helpful. We enjoyed an early morning swim followed by a huge breakfast! Can highly recommend.
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Date of stay: October 2020
US$79 - US$116 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Waterside Hotel and Leisure Club
Which popular attractions are close to Waterside Hotel and Leisure Club?
Nearby attractions include Fletcher Moss Park & Botanical Gardens (0.9 km), Cineworld Didsbury (0.7 km), and Grosvenor Casino Didsbury (0.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Waterside Hotel and Leisure Club?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Waterside Hotel and Leisure Club?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Waterside Hotel and Leisure Club?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Waterside Hotel and Leisure Club?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Didsbury, The Ashlea Pub, and Indian Tiffin Room.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Waterside Hotel and Leisure Club?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Waterside Hotel and Leisure Club?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Waterside Hotel and Leisure Club?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Staircase House (4.3 km), Stockport Air Raid Shelters (4.0 km), and Victoria Baths (6.3 km).
Does Waterside Hotel and Leisure Club have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.