$87 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Apr 26, 2015 Check-out: Apr 27, 2015

Thistle Manchester City Centre, The Portland

4 stars
View map of 3-5 Portland Street, Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester, M1 6DP

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
33 reviews
city break

lovely modern hotel,fresh and clean throughout ,staff very helpful and friendly and in ideal... See full review

  • Amanda B.
  • Mar 4, 2015
Great location,great staff,affordable city centre accommodation

We stayed for one night for a Man City game. We had an early flight and arrived at the hotel at... See full review

  • Ronan Tavey
  • Feb 9, 2015
Business-friendly and centrally located across from Piccadilly Gardens
This central location across from Piccadilly Gardens and near Arndale Center gives business and leisure travelers reason to choose The Portland Thistle, Manchester (formerly Thistle Manchester). Major renovations have transformed the interior, while the exterior maintains an old world charm. Just Gym, the on-site fitness center, offers workout equipment and a pool. On the street level, the Portland Street Restaurant and Bar serves British and European cuisine. Wi-Fi Internet access (fees apply) is available throughout The Portland Thistle, Manchester.
Highlights
  • Top ranked business hotel in Manchester
  • Afternoon tea service available for business meetings
  • Walk to Arndale Center, the largest city-centre shopping mall in the U.K.
Rooms
All guest rooms and suites at The Portland Thistle, Manchester are spacious and tastefully decorated in a contemporary style. Large, flat-screen televisions, high-quality linens and Wi-Fi Internet access (fees apply) are the standard. Suites offer additional space including separated sitting areas as well as upgraded amenities, including bathrobes, Jacuzzi tubs and large work desks.
Features
A top choice by business travelers in Manchester is also a great option for vacationers. The central location puts The Portland Thistle, Manchester guests near Piccadilly Station, Anrdale Center and The Lowry. The Opera House and the Palace Theatre are nearby, as are Lancashire Cricket Club and Manchester United Football Club. The recently renovated hotel also offers diversions on-site. Just Gym, the fitness center at The Portland Thistle, Manchester, offers state-of-the-art equipment for working up a sweat, and an indoor pool for a few laps. The menu at Portland Street Restaurant and Bar features British and European cuisine. Nine tastefully appointed meeting rooms with high-tech equipment, Wi-Fi Internet access (fees apply) and a helpful staff at the ready practically guarantee successful business meetings. Nearby parking is available for a fee.
Transportation
  • Piccadilly Station (0.3 mi/0.5 km)
  • Manchester Airport (10 mi/16.1 km)
Attractions
  • The Palace Theatre (0.5 mi/0.8 km)
  • Opera House (0.5 mi/0.8 km)
  • Bridgewater Hall (0.5 mi/0.8 km)
  • The Arndale Center (1 mi/1.6 km)
  • Manchester United Football Club (3 mi/4.8 km)
  • Lancashire County Cricket Club (3 mi/4.8 km)
  • The Lowry (3 mi/4.8 km)
Business
  • Nine meeting and conference rooms accommodating up to 300 people
  • Wi-Fi Internet service available (fees apply)

Top hotels

Thistle Manchester City Centre, The Portland Rooms

Standard Single
Our Standard Single rooms have everything you need for a relaxed and comfortable stay. Quiet and welcoming they are decorated in a warm and welcoming colour pallet, and are perfect for any solo traveller. BT Openzone Wi-Fi, Coffee and Tea Making Facilities Complimentary Toiletries Direct Dial Telephone Flat Screen LCD TV with Freeview Hairdryer Iron & Ironing Board Trouser Press Work Desk
Standard Double
Our Standard Double rooms have everything you need for a relaxed and comfortable stay. Modern, bright and decorated in warm, welcoming colours, they all have ensuite bathrooms with power showers and complimentary toiletries. BT Openzone Wi-Fi, Coffee and Tea Making Facilities Complimentary Toiletries Direct Dial Telephone Flat Screen LCD TV with Freeview Hairdryer Iron & Ironing Board Trouser Press Work Desk
Standard Twin
Our Standard Twin rooms have everything you need for a relaxed and comfortable stay. Modern, bright and decorated in warm, welcoming colours, they all have ensuite bathrooms with power showers and complimentary toiletries. BT Openzone Wi-Fi, Coffee and Tea Making Facilities Complimentary Toiletries Direct Dial Telephone Flat Screen LCD TV with Freeview Hairdryer Iron & Ironing Board Trouser Press Work Desk

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • Indoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Indoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Solarium
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Services
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Doctor on call
Currency exchange
Internet
Free internet
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Wheel chair access
Public areas wheelchair accessible for disabled
Ramp access to buildings
Brailled elevators

Nearby points of interest

  • Piccadilly Gardens: 0.1 mi
  • Canal Street: 0.2 mi
  • Piccadilly Tower: 0.2 mi
  • Manchester Chinatown: 0.2 mi
  • Alan Turing Memorial: 0.2 mi
  • Sackville Street: 0.2 mi
  • Manchester Art Gallery: 0.3 mi
  • Craft Centre: 0.3 mi
  • Arndale: 0.3 mi
  • Chinese Arts Centre: 0.3 mi
  • Band on the Wall: 0.4 mi
  • Town Hall: 0.4 mi
  • Manchester King Street: 0.4 mi
  • Albert Square: 0.4 mi
  • Palace Theatre: 0.4 mi
  • Piccadilly Gardens: 0.1 mi
  • Canal Street: 0.2 mi
  • Piccadilly Tower: 0.2 mi
  • Manchester Chinatown: 0.2 mi
  • Alan Turing Memorial: 0.2 mi
  • Sackville Street: 0.2 mi
  • Manchester Art Gallery: 0.3 mi
  • Craft Centre: 0.3 mi
  • Arndale: 0.3 mi
  • Chinese Arts Centre: 0.3 mi
  • Band on the Wall: 0.4 mi
  • Town Hall: 0.4 mi
  • Manchester King Street: 0.4 mi
  • Albert Square: 0.4 mi
  • Palace Theatre: 0.4 mi
  • Royal Exchange Theatre: 0.4 mi
  • Manchester Wheel: 0.4 mi
  • Printworks: 0.4 mi
  • Exchange Square: 0.4 mi
  • St Anns Church: 0.4 mi
  • Triangle: 0.5 mi
  • Urbis: 0.5 mi
  • Cornerhouse: 0.5 mi
  • Free Trade Hall: 0.5 mi
  • Manchester Cathedral: 0.5 mi
  • Dancehouse Theatre: 0.5 mi
  • Green Building: 0.5 mi
  • Bridgewater Hall: 0.5 mi
  • Manchester International Convention Centre: 0.6 mi
  • Manchester Arena: 0.6 mi
  • M.E.N. Arena: 0.7 mi
  • Opera House: 0.7 mi
  • Beetham Tower: 0.7 mi
  • Mamucium: 0.7 mi
  • Manchester Aquatics Centre: 0.7 mi
  • Peoples History Museum: 0.7 mi
  • Granada Studios: 0.9 mi
  • Museum of Science and Industry: 0.9 mi
  • Manchester Apollo: 0.9 mi
  • Manchester Museum: 0.9 mi
  • Jewish Museum: 1.1 mi
  • Contact Theatre: 1.2 mi
  • Manchester Academy: 1.4 mi
  • National Squash Centre: 1.4 mi
  • Whitworth Art Gallery: 1.4 mi

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
The largest function room, the Lakeland Suite, seats up to 300 delegates theater-style, or 220 for a dinner-dance; traditionally decorated and fully accessible, it's also one of Manchester's most popular wedding venues. The Suite can be split into two smaller rooms, each seating 65 people, if required.

Dining

Portland Street Bar
Offering a wide selection of drinks, light refreshments and meals, our Portland Street Bar situated on the ground floor, is the perfect place to relax with views over Portland Street and all the major sporting events on our big screen.
Portland Street Restaurant
Dine in comfort in our Portland Street Restaurant offering a range of British and European cuisine to suit all occasions and appetites.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
3:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

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.

Ratings and reviews for Thistle Manchester City Centre, The Portland

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
33 out of 33
Amenities:
3.7
Cleanliness:
3.9
Hotel staff:
4.2
Comfort:
3.6
Location:
4.7
Value:
3.7

76% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Thistle Manchester City Centre, The Portland

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
declan h.
Business
N/A
Apr 15, 2015

Thistle review

Great Location, Lovely staff, Great breakfast although very expensive as we didn't include it in our reservation. Will go back again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Thistle Manchester City Centre, The Portland

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
seasoned traveller
Business
N/A
Apr 9, 2015

visiting a relative

very central ideal location for trains and trams . within walking distance of all amenities

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Thistle Manchester City Centre, The Portland

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Amanda B.
Business
N/A
Mar 4, 2015

city break

lovely modern hotel,fresh and clean throughout ,staff very helpful and friendly and in ideal location..

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Thistle Manchester City Centre, The Portland

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Horselover
Business
N/A
Feb 16, 2015

Girl's night

Booked this hotel as we just needed a room for the night and it needed to be central and reasonably priced. Hotel is in a great location and the room, whilst on the small side was perfectly clean and the bed was comfy.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Thistle Manchester City Centre, The Portland

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Ronan Tavey
Business
Co Monaghan
Feb 9, 2015

Great location,great staff,affordable city centre accommodation

We stayed for one night for a Man City game. We had an early flight and arrived at the hotel at 8.30am. The receptionist(Sadie) checked us and allowed us up to the rooms at 9am. Room were average size,very clean,tea/coffee provided. The hotel is in the very centre of Manchester,not far from Picadilly station. The etihad stadium is only 3 team stops from the hotel so it's an ideal location if attending a match. Overall,great hotel,great location. Would recommend this hotel to anyone who wants to stay in Manchester City centre.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Thistle Manchester City Centre, The Portland

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Royzer
Business
N/A
Feb 4, 2015

Very good hotel

Stayed in this hotel a few times in the past when I went to football matches. Very good location. My only problem was when we got back to hotel on Friday night at 1am, the bar was closed. I thought this was a little early for hotel bar for guests but other than that, I would have no problem going back there.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Not Applicable

Get a taxi if you are with a group. 5 of us stayed here and costs £25 from hotel and £10 to Old Trafford by Taxi. Good value when sharing with some other people but cheaper to use trains if on own or just 2 staying. The train costs approx. £4.50 single from airport to main station and is approx. 20 - 25 walk to hotel. The same with going to match with cost approx. £2 single and again you don't get as close as a taxi does. It is a good 45 minute walk back from Old Trafford or about the same wait if not more for a train. Would not recommend using a taxi on the way back as you will hit some traffic and could be quicker walking.

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Review of Thistle Manchester City Centre, The Portland

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
The Judge
Business
Leeds
Dec 29, 2014

Great Location, Small Room

Location was perfect in the centre close to all amenities but the rooms were very small and dated. Only stopped 1 night as we were going to the arena, it's only a 10 minute walk from the hotel past all the bars and shops. I would probably look to stop elsewhere next time, in the same area which offered bigger accommodation and was less dated

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

TGI Fridays do some really good cocktails as does Hard Rock Cafe

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Review of Thistle Manchester City Centre, The Portland

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Honest but Fair
Business
Dublin
Dec 16, 2014

Disappointing room

Outside of the building was so majestic and grand I was really looking forward to checking in and the location was so central it all seemed perfect. Lobby was clean and had lovely Christmas feel but our room however was one of the smallest we've ever stayed in so not sure how they can describe as spacious! It was really cramped and to be honest bathroom and finish was really tired. There was an odour in the bathroom too which didnt make it any more pleasant. We got this room for €80 and thought it was going to be a real find and bargain but I guess you get what you pay for and next time I would pay the extra €20 to get a decent room in the city.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Thistle Manchester City Centre, The Portland

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Nanna bear
Business
Exeter Devon
Dec 9, 2014

Perfect stay

This was our 1st visit to manchester . We had a 2 night stay and it was perfect :-) staff couldnt do enough for you the hotel is in a prime postion . We cant fault this hotel at all

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Thistle Manchester City Centre, The Portland

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Buddyand blooms
Business
Ireland
Nov 18, 2014

Weekend away with hubby

Have nothing bad to say about our stay. Was perfect location friendly staff and lovely food. Will definately stay here again!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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