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Arora Hotel Manchester

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This hotel would have had a top review if not for one thing: the bed and the bedding. The bed was super uncomfortable. There was little padding in the mattress and I was trying to align my body to be in harmony with the various sags and ignore the places where the metal wires underneath did not manifest themselves in a place where it hurt. Mattresses need to be replaced, and replaced with a plush top or other multiple coil based units. Secondly, the bedding itself was inappropriate for the temperature of the room, which is more than adequately controlled by the climate system. It's this thick comforter between two sheets that might have been appropriate for damp and poorly heated British homes of ages ago. What is needed are blankets. Maybe one on the bed and others in the closet to be there, if needed. This is very unfortunate, as the location, the staff, the room set up and size, the amenities are quite up to par.

Decent hotel just a couple blocks from the Chinatown arch and restaurants.

This a very clean and nice hotel. We had a wonderful dinner and everyone friendly.

Chris who is the manager was very polite and knowledgeable regarding any questions I asked, as for prince a great staff member tremendous amount of knowledge and very accommodating, the room was clean no noise from the connecting rooms and was a very comfortable and enjoyable stay and if I ever go back to Manchester I will definitely request that I resume at the Arora hotel in Manchester.

Little small rooms but the value was great. Rheanne at the front desk was very nice and helpful.

Wife and I stayed in this hotel when visiting Manchester for a family graduation. Great location near to town hall, China town and shopping. The hotel bar downstairs was excellent and did some really good cocktails. The staff were very friendly and professional.

Very close for every thing boutique hotel classy very clean

Considering the cost of hotels these days, I found the Arora good value for money. The rooms exceptionally clean, the staff was extremely helpful and the location was perfect!

Staff very friendly and knowledgable. Superb renovation of Victorian commercial building in central city. 10 minute walk from Piccadilly station. Only complaint is need to purchase internet service which at 5 pounds a day is on the pricey side for such a quality hotel.

We stayed here for one night after a long flight. Room was clean. The bathroom was a little odd in that the whole floor was the floor for the shower, with a half partion to stop the water flowing over the toilet. The whole floor was set by the time you finished showering making it difficult to use the bathroom once you were dressed. Room a bit noisy due to rubbish pick up early in the morning.

Wery nice Hotel. Big room and wonderfull bathroom. Near to everything in citycenter.

This hotel was in a perfect location for us--close to shopping, art galleries, Chinatown and other restaurants, and a nice walk from the University of Manchester. Comfy room with many "James Bond" design features. I gave it four stars instead of five because the bed had a pit in the middle and the TV was small and didn't carry many channels.

Room options

Superior Room, 2 Double Beds

Full 2 | Sleeps 5

Premier Double Room

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Standard Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for Arora Hotel Manchester

Everyone (2) Business (2) Couples (4) Family (2) Friends (2)
3

all but one absolute essential

Everyone

This hotel would have had a top review if not for one thing: the bed and the bedding. The bed was super uncomfortable. There was little padding in the mattress and I was trying to align my body to be in harmony with the various sags and ignore the places where the metal wires underneath did not manifest themselves in a place where it hurt. Mattresses need to be replaced, and replaced with a plush top or other multiple coil based units. Secondly, the bedding itself was inappropriate for the temperature of the room, which is more than adequately controlled by the climate system. It's this thick comforter between two sheets that might have been appropriate for damp and poorly heated British homes of ages ago. What is needed are blankets. Maybe one on the bed and others in the closet to be there, if needed. This is very unfortunate, as the location, the staff, the room set up and size, the amenities are quite up to par.

By , from San Francisco, CA on Sep 6, 2017

Review comment responded on Sep 9, 2017

Dear Marty, Thank you for your review for the Arora hotel Manchester, I want to personally apologize for the Uncomfortable nights sleep that you have had with us. we are currently still in the process of replacing the mattresses for the rooms which we have completed 75% of the rooms. The bedding linen is new linen that we recieve and every piece of feedback is vital for us as we take all feedback very seriously so thank you for this. Kind regards, Sean McIntyre Front of House Manager

3
Everyone

Decent hotel just a couple blocks from the Chinatown arch and restaurants.

By on Sep 17, 2016

Review comment responded on Sep 20, 2016

Thank you for your review for the Arora Hotel Manchester, It has been a pleasure to have you stay with us here in Manchester. I am delighted to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us. I hope that we will be seeing you again soon. Kind regards,Jacklyn Glover Housekeeping

5

family holiday trip

Families

This a very clean and nice hotel. We had a wonderful dinner and everyone friendly.

By on Apr 6, 2015

5

about the great staff members and my room

BusinessTravelers

Chris who is the manager was very polite and knowledgeable regarding any questions I asked, as for prince a great staff member tremendous amount of knowledge and very accommodating, the room was clean no noise from the connecting rooms and was a very comfortable and enjoyable stay and if I ever go back to Manchester I will definitely request that I resume at the Arora hotel in Manchester.

By on Jul 16, 2014

4

good hotel at pretty good location

Families

Little small rooms but the value was great. Rheanne at the front desk was very nice and helpful.

By on Oct 9, 2013

5

great hotel

Couples

Wife and I stayed in this hotel when visiting Manchester for a family graduation. Great location near to town hall, China town and shopping. The hotel bar downstairs was excellent and did some really good cocktails. The staff were very friendly and professional.

By on Oct 2, 2013

5

fantastic

GetawayWithFriends

Very close for every thing boutique hotel classy very clean

By on May 24, 2013

4

good value for money

GetawayWithFriends

Considering the cost of hotels these days, I found the Arora good value for money. The rooms exceptionally clean, the staff was extremely helpful and the location was perfect!

By on Mar 3, 2013

4

superb central manchester location

BusinessTravelers

Staff very friendly and knowledgable. Superb renovation of Victorian commercial building in central city. 10 minute walk from Piccadilly station. Only complaint is need to purchase internet service which at 5 pounds a day is on the pricey side for such a quality hotel.

By on Oct 26, 2012

3

okay stay

Couples

We stayed here for one night after a long flight. Room was clean. The bathroom was a little odd in that the whole floor was the floor for the shower, with a half partion to stop the water flowing over the toilet. The whole floor was set by the time you finished showering making it difficult to use the bathroom once you were dressed. Room a bit noisy due to rubbish pick up early in the morning.

By on May 19, 2012