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Macdonald Townhouse Manchester

4 stars
101 Portland Street, M1 6DF, Manchester, M1 6DF
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
6 reviews
Great location

Free bus to local attractions around the city centre made this a great place for us as I was... See full review

  • Suzanne 64
  • Jun 10, 2014
Amazing

The hotel was very clean and staff couldn't do enough for you. We got there a bit early but our... See full review

  • NKBrooks
  • Feb 28, 2012
Renovations make this downtown Manchester boutique hotel shine
The renovated Macdonald Townhouse Manchester offers boutique hotel accommodations in the heart of downtown. Friendly service, stylish accommodations and convenience to area attractions are all part of the package. Piccadilly Gardens and Manchester Art Gallery are within walking distance of Macdonald Townhouse. Or travel farther and faster on the nearby Metrolink train. From the exotic to classic British dishes, the 101 Brasserie has a superb menu (reservations recommended). The accompanying 101 Bar is a great spot for drinks with others.
Highlights
  • Charming, heritage building
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access
  • Discounted parking
Rooms
Guest rooms and suites at the Macdonald Townhouse are tasteful, comfortable and spacious. An understated color palette and simple, elegant furnishings set the stage for easy relaxation. Find large, LCD televisions, complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access, and luxury toiletries in all rooms. Upgraded amenities are included with executive rooms, and most have fantastic views of the city. Suites offer the most space, as well as all the additional luxuries of the executive rooms.
Features

Once a cotton warehouse, the renovated Macdonald Townhouse has come a long way from its humble beginnings. This excellent downtown location is perfect for business travel or sightseeing. Do not miss having a meal at 101 Brasserie, where the menu runs the gamut from eclectic international fusion to classic British favorites. Stop into 101 Bar for a casual lunch or to unwind after a day of meetings or touring the city.

 

There is plenty to keep Macdonald Townhouse visitors busy in this exciting city. Shopping at Exchange Square or Arndale Centre is a must for any fashion-conscious traveler. And in a city mad about football, be sure to catch a game at Old Trafford. Cricket is another countrywide pastime, so try to see a match at Lancashire County Cricket Club. Performances at the Opera House are world class, and there is always something fascinating at the Manchester Art Gallery. Looking for something a bit different? Head over to the Water Adventure Centre where canoe and kayak adventures await.

Transportation
  • Oxford Road Station (0.2 mi/0.3 km)
  • Manchester Airport (9 mi/14.5 km)
Attractions
  • The Opera House (0.5 mi/0.8 km)
  • Exchange Square (1 mi/1.6 km)
  • Old Trafford (3 mi/4.8 km)
Business
  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms available
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access

Hotel Map

53.4775 -2.2399
Area served
In the city centre - On the corner of Princess Street and Portland Street. From Piccadilly to Piccadilly Gardens, left onto Portland Street and the hotel is 100m on left. Guests can park at Q Park Piazza which is a 5 minute walk to the hotel.
Nearby airports
Manchester International Airport
Area description
This property is situated in the heart of Manchester, two minutes away from Piccadilly gardens and 10 minutes from Piccadilly & Oxford road stations, 5 minutes walk to all the shops.

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Macdonald Townhouse Manchester Rooms

Classic Room
The Classic Rooms at the Macdonald Townhouse Hotel in Manchester combine contemporary style with all the comfort you need. With double or twin beds, you'll get all the rest you need after a day's travel, business or exploring Manchester's attractions. Catch up on the day's events via the flat-screen TV or WiFi internet access. En-suite bathrooms have invigorating monsoon-head showers, baths and luxury toiletries. Rooms feature complimentary WiFI access.
Executive Double Room
With even more space than our Classic rooms, Executive rooms provide a touch more luxury for your time in Manchester. Featuring king-size beds and contemporary dcor, curl up in a plush bathrobe and comfy slippers with one of the complimentary magazines. Many of these rooms have spectacular views of the Manchester city skyline. Rooms feature; King-size beds, Bathrobes and slippers and a Selection of magazines.
Superior Double Room
Our spacious Superior Rooms give you a little extra breathing space, ideal for those who come to work and relax in Manchester. We provide you with a large desk and a generous sized work area, with free broadband access too - meaning that you're always connected. Rooms feature; King-size beds, Minibar, Laptop safe, Media connection socket and iPod docking station.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi

Nearby points of interest

  • Manchester Chinatown: 0.1 mi
  • Manchester Art Gallery: 0.1 mi
  • Alan Turing Memorial: 0.2 mi
  • Canal Street: 0.2 mi
  • Sackville Street: 0.2 mi
  • Palace Theatre: 0.2 mi
  • Town Hall: 0.2 mi
  • Cornerhouse: 0.2 mi
  • Piccadilly Gardens: 0.2 mi
  • Albert Square: 0.2 mi
  • Bridgewater Hall: 0.3 mi
  • Green Building: 0.3 mi
  • Free Trade Hall: 0.3 mi
  • Manchester King Street: 0.3 mi
  • Dancehouse Theatre: 0.3 mi
  • Manchester Chinatown: 0.1 mi
  • Manchester Art Gallery: 0.1 mi
  • Alan Turing Memorial: 0.2 mi
  • Canal Street: 0.2 mi
  • Sackville Street: 0.2 mi
  • Palace Theatre: 0.2 mi
  • Town Hall: 0.2 mi
  • Cornerhouse: 0.2 mi
  • Piccadilly Gardens: 0.2 mi
  • Albert Square: 0.2 mi
  • Bridgewater Hall: 0.3 mi
  • Green Building: 0.3 mi
  • Free Trade Hall: 0.3 mi
  • Manchester King Street: 0.3 mi
  • Dancehouse Theatre: 0.3 mi
  • Manchester International Convention Centre: 0.3 mi
  • St Anns Church: 0.4 mi
  • Piccadilly Tower: 0.4 mi
  • Royal Exchange Theatre: 0.4 mi
  • Arndale: 0.4 mi
  • Beetham Tower: 0.5 mi
  • Mamucium: 0.5 mi
  • Opera House: 0.5 mi
  • Manchester Wheel: 0.5 mi
  • Craft Centre: 0.5 mi
  • Exchange Square: 0.5 mi
  • Chinese Arts Centre: 0.5 mi
  • Triangle: 0.5 mi
  • Printworks: 0.5 mi
  • Urbis: 0.6 mi
  • Manchester Cathedral: 0.6 mi
  • Band on the Wall: 0.6 mi
  • Manchester Aquatics Centre: 0.6 mi
  • Peoples History Museum: 0.6 mi
  • Museum of Science and Industry: 0.6 mi
  • Granada Studios: 0.7 mi
  • Manchester Arena: 0.7 mi
  • M.E.N. Arena: 0.7 mi
  • Manchester Museum: 0.8 mi
  • Manchester Apollo: 0.9 mi
  • Contact Theatre: 1.1 mi
  • Manchester Academy: 1.2 mi
  • Whitworth Art Gallery: 1.3 mi
  • Jewish Museum: 1.3 mi
  • National Squash Centre: 1.6 mi

Dining

101 Brasserie
After its recent makeover, our 101 Brasserie offers modern British cuisine in a truly stylish setting. You can enjoy regionally-inspired dishes, created with the finest seasonal ingredients available, always focused on flavour. Using only the finest Scottish beef, Scottish lamb and wild white fish, our menus also offer an ever-growing range of organic food and drink.
101 Bar
Pop in for a round of drinks or a simple, but tasty light lunch when you're out shopping in Manchester. In our 101 Bar, we serve the finest traditional ales and lagers, plus beers from around the world, in addition to a tempting menu of original cocktail creations. For lovers of live music, you can enjoy the incredible sound of Kris James every Saturday in 101 Bar. Kris is a highly acclaimed artist and has played as far away as LA, Singapore and across Asia. A native of Liverpool, Kris brings his unique sound to the Townhouse each weekend.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (6)

Ratings and reviews for Macdonald Townhouse Manchester

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
6 out of 6
Amenities:
3.8
Room cleanliness:
4.7
Hotel staff:
4.8
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4.8
Value:
4.3

100% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Suzanne 64
London
Jun 10, 2014

Great location

Free bus to local attractions around the city centre made this a great place for us as I was recovering from a broken leg. Stairs up to reception difficult to manage but there is a lift which I didn't spot on arrival. Breakfast great although my 12 yr son was given a larger portion than me - a bit odd. Did I get the child portion ?? Room comfortable and shower very satisfying. Room was a little cold - even with the radiator on. The bill showed a price about £13 cheaper than I paid with e,,,,,,kers!!! Maybe it's cheaper if you book directly.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

China town really close by for a great choice of restraints. Free local bus from the station- number3 I think. Buses come every 5 or 6 minutes .

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
NKBrooks
Norwich, Norfolk, UK
Feb 28, 2012

Amazing

The hotel was very clean and staff couldn't do enough for you. We got there a bit early but our room was ready for us. We ate in the restaurant 2 nights and the meals were fantastic. They did a meal deal, two courses plus a bottle of wine for £17.95 each and worth every penny. The location was perfect most places were within walking distance if not the trams and local buses were at hand and very reasonable. We would recommend this hotel and would stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
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Review of Macdonald Townhouse Manchester

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Conference Girly
Business
Norfolk
Oct 3, 2010

Excellent stay

As a lone woman travelling for a long stay (5 nights) I found the hotel excellent. The staff were very friendly, they observed security measures such as placing me close to the lift. The room was immaculate - I am sure I am the first to use it and it was well serviced daily. I have ticked noisy not due to the hotel's fault but to say it is in the city centre and despite the double glazing you can hear some street noise though it didn't bother me. The food was excellent and the staff were very helpful over leaving luggage and with direction. I would stay again and have recommended it to others already. Thanks for a fantastic stay!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

China Town's restaurant are just on your doorstep.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mark
Dublin, Ireland
Jul 19, 2010

Nicely refurbished

I have Noisy clicked above only refering to street noise. I first stayed here in 2006 when the rooms were basic but cleen but traffic was a serious issue. I got a good deal, so I decided to pick this hotel again. On my return, the hotel is going through major refurbishments. The staff as before were really nice and friendly. Upon entering my room, I was delighted. The room was beautiful, Good size, exellent decor and the bathroom was really beautiful, seperate shower cubicle and bath and the shower is fantastic. Their was a brilliant wide screen tv and the bed was huge and very comfortable. My negative points and Im probably been picky is that, the air conditioning was not working and it was really hot in Manchester that weekend. However, I was offered a fan. The windows didnt open and despite the efforts to block out the street noise, I could still hear traffic noise, though not as bad as before and a better improvement. Iv stayed at the Novatel and the Ibis on Portland st and they were better for blocking out street noise. Their was a quilt as the sheet on the bed and it felt a bit unusual, quite hot and not necessery. The hotel entrance is a bit unusual, you walk into a door way and up a flight of steps to the small reception area. A major black mark, is that the hotel is now fully non smoking which I find ridicilous I didnt eat there, so cant comment on the food or dining, I didnt see a bar, so dont know if they have one. Again,, exellent staff, beautiful rooms and when the air con gets going, it'l be very good, exellent if your not bothered anout the small street noise and sleeping on a sweaty quilt. Location for hopping is exellent, about 10 mins to Market st, Manchesters main shopping area and about 15 mins walk from Picadily train station. If I cant find find a hotel with a smoking room,, Id consider this hotel again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
lemonade frosty
Los Angeles, CA
Jan 17, 2010

old hotel

What I didn't like: 1) The rooms don't have central heating/ac. There is one radiator in the room. The bathroom had a window and that window was letting cold air in, it was FREEZING in the bathroom. I asked to be moved to another room and was moved to another room thankfully. 2) It is VERY noisy at night, walls/windows are thin. Until 2-3AM I could hear music from the outside and what sounded like either above my room or next door. 3) The windows let cold air in. what I liked: 1) GREAT location. Right in the middle of the city. Walking distance to two train stations. 2) Friendly staff, I asked for another room and got it with no hassle 3) free wi-fi, though not secure, but whatever.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

don't eat at the hotel, it's very expensive. go across the street or near the hotel are a bunch of restaurants that are much cheaper.

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Review of Macdonald Townhouse Manchester

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
AMaine
Rochester, NY
Aug 21, 2009

A lovely time at Princess on Portland!

We really loved our time at the Princess. They have apparently remodeled recently and it showed - everything was beautiful. The room was a good size, had a nice view of Portland street, and was kept up well the time we were there. Our luggage was lost by the airline, and upon checking in, the staff was so kind and helpful. They gave us lots of extras to help out and suggested places to go to buy inexpensive replacement clothes. The restaurant was delicious, as well. We ate there for breakfast once and dinner once, and were very pleased with both meals. They have a buffet for breakfast and their dinner entrees were upscale and really reasonable portions. We loved our time at the Princess on Portland and were sorry to leave!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

There's a Primark a few blocks away. The hotel staff suggested it and I'm so glad they did! Inexpensive, fun clothes!

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