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Gardens Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Nice clean room, modern decor. Friendly staff, check in, breakfast server, and room attendants. Room 105 overlooked the courtyard. I asked for a quiet room, because I know Piccadilly Gardens can be noisy at times. There was a bit of noise I think from boiler room next door, but it was manageable. Lovely large bath sheets. A very good budget hotel. Book directly with the hotel for best prices.

This hotel is in the centre of Piccadilly Manchester. You are within walking distance of pretty much anything you want, nightclubs, shopping (Arndale centre is around 400 meters away) pubs and restaurants, 2 doors away from a Wetherspoons, the train station is a short walk away, the trams run close by, close to MEN Arena and the O2 Apollo Arena. There is parking across the road at Piccadilly Ritz car park which is very secure and convenient, BUT, it will cost you £25 overnight, if you factor this in when booking the hotel it is still very good value. The hotel is over 5 floors and has 1 elevator which only goes to the 4th floor, as the 5th floor is in the roof space. We had one of these rooms, an executive room. I can honestly say, it was one of the nicest rooms I've been in, very comfortable and spacious, the shower was awesome, the bed was comfortable and considering you are in the centre of Manchester, very little noise. The only minus is that us Britt's don`t do air con, we needed it as the temperature was in the 80`s, we did have a fan, but that just moved the warm air around. This is the only reason I have not given it 5 stars.

Single room was good, nice and clean. The only down side was the window wouldn't open. I had to have the fan on all night but for the price and how close it was to local land marks this hotel is great

This hotel is centrally located and a good base for exploring Manchester. It is a bit on the rundown side with ageing furniture and lumpy carpets however my single room was tidy and functional. I did get stung by the Parklife Festival weekend though so paid much more than this modest hotel is worth. Would be good for a night or two if you can secure it cheaply.

Me and my partner stayed here for two nights in June. The hotel is very central, which is convenient. Everything in the city centre is in walking distance. We booked an outside double room and it was fairly big. The room had the basic amenities and was clean. The interior would need an update. The staff was always friendly and helpful, when we needed help and assistance. A big plus was the breakfast. Both the continental and the full English breakfast were very generous and good value. Overall, the hotel is good value for money and a central location to stay. The hotel would benefit from and update of the room interior and ventilation. We stayed here in mid-June on the 4th floor and it was very hot in the room, also during the night.

Stayed yesterday as arrivedninto Manchester late - hotel was £65 for one Night. Tucked away so hard to find, although that could be my sense of direction! Hotel smelt horrible upon walking into reception, tired, dirty carpet. Lift takes forever. Got to the room. Clean but very small. Only 2 sockets so between the television , fan and phone charger not enough to have them all on. No window in room so needed the fan on. Couldn't find the hair dryer so rang to let them know. After asking had we looked properly? Offered to bring one up. Shortly after we found it tucked away in the iron cupboard so rang back to let them know we had it. Was met with the response "thought you said you'd looked for it" how RUDE! Not worth £65 it's worse than a hostel don't bother!

Stayed Friday and Saturday night found the staff very friendly and helpful breakfast vas lovely and Room very comfortable arrived early and lovely girl got us a room to check into stay there any time I go to manchester good value hotel

I recently stayed here for 2 nights on a visit to Manchester because it was so close to the city center. Now i don't know who gave this Hotel a 3 star rating but who ever did is very much wrong.Its more a 2 star and then at a push. The reception,Breakfast area and bar look very well,and the staff are very friendly and helpful,but that is where it stops. Firstly i was told by Expedia that i had booked a Standard single room with city views but when i got my key i found that my room was a Twin room on the fourth floor (403) and the view i had from the window was what i can only describe as a four story high galvanized open shed with lots of other rooms windows looking into mine.Like a square courtyard.The windows were in a very poor shape with mold around the corners of them and they were filthy dirty.The curtains on them were old and faded and the bed spreads on both very uncomfortable beds were also old and faded. There were a couple of good things about the room..The bathroom was very clean and the wardrobe had lots of hangers.I said to myself that i was only there for 2 nights and it was at a very good price. The breakfast was very nice and piping hot,and at a fiver when pre-booked it was good value.There was also lots of cerals,juices,and pastries.They also had a coffee machine that made decent cappuccinos. To round off this review i would just like to say that if i were in Manchester again would i stay here???..NO.DEFINITLY NOT.I know the management can say in so many replies to bad reviews that a refurbishment is on the cards.But you can only say that so many times before it start sounding very repetitive..Manchester is a great city so don't let this bad review put you off.

The location of this hotel is very good and close to the main areas for bars and restaurants. The staff are friendly and due to this I feel a little bad for the low score. The breakfast was also ok. However ..... The hotel is clean however very tired and needs updating. It's the hotel room what was horrendous, We had booked a twin room because the website stated that this was the only room left. When we arrived I asked reception if we could upgrade and was told that there wasn't any rooms left. I didn't see many people in the hotel but that's not to say the hotel was full or not. Ok the room ...... First of all there wasn't any windows in the room. There was a door chain on the door and the latch was missing screw and was nearly hanging off. The mattresses felt and looked as old as the hotel itself. Sheets however were clean. We moved the drawer which separated the beds and pushed the beds together. We were shocked to see how dirty the floor was under the bed. Someone had been eating food in the room because food wrappers had been placed under the bed. That's not the hotels fault but you would have thought the cleaners would check and clean under the beds. It was raining outside but in our room it's was so hot. There wasn't a window to open, no air conditioning, just an old little fan moving hot air around the room. Neither of us could sleep. The room nearly spoilt our weekend away as we had to look forward to return home so we could get some sleep. So in summary Good points - Friendly staff Good location Clean sheets Fair hotel price Bad points Twin rooms as stated above in dire condition Hotel needs updating ( I could live with that) Lumpy tired old mattress

For just over £50 per night (without breakfast) this hotel is decent value. I had a street facing room on the fourth floor. The first night was the night of the attack at the Arena and I was wondering why I heard so many ambulances and helicopters. The second night was perfectly quiet. As described in other reviews, the decor is dated but servicable and clean. The plumbing for the shower was very strange and it took me a while to work out that turning the hot and cold taps also switched the flow from tap to shower and the knob in the middle controlled the amount of flow. Locationwise, Piccadilly Gardens at night didn't feel like the nicest neighbourhood for a single woman traveller, although inside the hotel is fine.

55 Picadilly Manchester England

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Affleck's Palace and Arndale Centre
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Laundry facilities

Located in Market Street, Gardens Hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Affleck's Palace and within 15 minutes of other popular attractions like Arndale Centre. This 101-room, 3-star hotel has conveniences like a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and free in-room WiFi. Manchester Art Gallery and Manchester Palace Theatre are also a short walk from this Manchester hotel.


Explore the hotel and meet new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge, or enjoy a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service. Start your day off with English breakfast, available for a fee.


All of Gardens Hotel's 101 heated rooms provide coffee makers, ironing boards, and desks. Guests can expect free WiFi and 26-inch TVs. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries.

Property features

Gardens Hotel features free WiFi in public areas, conference space, and coffee in a common area. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry and luggage storage. Additional amenities include laundry facilities and a TV in a common area.

Room options

Standard Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Standard Twin Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Single Room, No Windows

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

59% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1103 reviews