I stayed at this hotel recently, choosing to ignore the bright lights of a Friday night in central Manchester.
The Hallmark is situated in a location that is fantastic if you need the airport - the volcanic cloud, as i write, makes this a mute point - or want a location from which to access Cheshire. Or, like me, just want to avoid the city.
I'd managed to get a great deal at the hotel, after seeing it on-line, and wasn't disappointed on arrival. It looked good.
Although my room wasn't the biggest (it wasn't small either), it was very tidy and comfortable. The bathroom, on the other hand, was clean but very small. In fact it was tiny!
The bathroom door was also odd in the fact that it's very see-thru. Great if you're intimate with the person you're with but considering the view beyond is of the toilet it isn't perhaps the best idea to have a glass door, leaving little to the imagination!
The staff were helpful and the bar looked nice and not too over-priced.
The biggest issue with the hotel was the poor night's sleep i had. In fact, i barely slept at all. Perhaps i was just unlucky being close to the elevator, or just a noisy corridor, but i didn't sleep a wink. This wasn't helped by a blue neon light that shone out from the bathroom that couldn't be turned off. The designer might have thought this to be a cute touch but he/she didn't probably didn't have to try and sleep through it.
All in all i would stay at the hotel again instead insisting on a different room. Well that was until i emailed my comments to the hotel and received no reply. Nothing.
It's nice to know that during these testing economic times some hotels feel they have too many customers to bother responding to complaints!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set in leafy grounds Hallmark Hotel Manchester is a comfortable , well presented four star property with a great selection of facilities for guests . Boutique style decoration, relaxing public areas and well appointed rooms. Guest can enjoy use of the health club & spa and complimentary car parking for there stay. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hallmark Hotel Handforth