Stay Inn Hotel Manchester2.0 out of 5.0
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Reasonable value, clean, small double bed & extremely small bathroom, but fine for a single person staying a few nights. Might be a tight squeeze for a couple, especially if you're tall as you'll find you might need to either keep the bathroom door open or use the loo with your feet sticking into the shower if you want to close the door
Second time we have stayed here. It's conveniently situated about a 10 minute walk to central Manchester. The rooms are dated and in need of a bit of tlc and are pretty cramped but bearing in mind the price then you get real value for money. Free car parking. 👍 Would return again.
We use this hotel cos of the parking & its clean. Budget hotel, but ok for a night to lay your head. We decided to have a night out in Manchester so booked here. This time not very happy after booking in we decided to grab 2 glasses of wine before going up to our room. The lady was through in the back but could obviously see us waiting through window she chose to ignore us we stood there a good 5 minutes. In the end we went to our room. We then went out & returned around 10.30 the bar was empty so we sat in a corner relaxing. The man on reception then came over asking my husband not to use a vape. So again we said stuff it & left to go upstairs. When asking for key the man proceeded to hand us a slip of paper with car reg on . He said to put on the dash in car park I replied I don't think so 4 hours after checking in im expected to go up stairs get keys & come back down & outside. In the room 1 milk carton per drink absolute joke. I'm now thinking of staying & paying extra next time
stayed there on saturday night "business" trip ,first thing i noticed was how scruffy the paint work was in the room looked like a chain smoker had been living in it for last 30 years and never opened a window , the skirting boards were all paint chipped the trim was missing off the wardrobe ,i had to put a towel on the seat that they provide next to the small desk area ,the light above the bed had a white casing which had a big dirty mark on it ,the bathroom was tiny so tiny that i had to sit with one leg in the shower .tea and coffee with 2 cups and a kettle but NO spoon all you got was a wooden stirrer like you get at McDs .the room was worn out and very dirty looking , that room cost £80 and they wanted £8.99 for a breakfast ,i went to greggs for that ,the place would be great if only they cleaned and painted it as its close to the big shopping center .
Arriving at just before midnight with my son who has a bad back, we had to wait 15 minutes while the desk clerk and his boss searched for my payment which had been made 30.5.97. Despite showing them a confirmation email that I had paid, I wasn't allowed the key until they had rifled through their paperwork. After eventually being given the key, I wasn't even told where to find the room. Once we had found the room, the bed was hard and we had to search for decent pillows as the one on the bed were awful. I say bed, as my 20 year old son and I had to share one as they had given us a double not 2 singles as requested, and we were just too tired for any further discussions. Breakfast is £9.99, just a reminder that this is a budget hotel in Manchester. One egg, one piece of bacon, one sausage (cash and carry pre -prepared ones by the looks of it) no fresh milk and salt and pepper in sachets! Coupled with the 1980's vibe and the dressing table mirror so high I could only see the top of my head in it.... this hotel is just a joke Then as I attempted to check out I was once more informed I had a balance to pay! At this point I gave up and walked out. I will never stay in this hotel or any of the others in the chain again.
My partner and I stayed at this hotel with another couple after attending a concert at the Arena. It was on a Sunday evening, and due to train strikes we chose to stay over rather than driving. We were pleasantly pleased with the price - it was £50.50 per room for a one night stay which for a hotel just a short walk away from the city centre and on a night when there was a very big concert at the Arena was a bargain! The hotel has a secure car park which is gated off after 12pm. The reception staff were very nice, they asked us to leave our room key at the desk when we left the hotel which I didn't mind as it was an actual key on a large key ring rather than a key card. We had a couple of drinks in the bar when we returned after the concert, it was quiet with only two other guests in there. The rooms are small, but for a one night stay it was just what we needed. The bathroom was small, but again for one night this wasn't a problem. It was quiet in the room during the night, our room overlooked the car park so wasn't near the main road. The room had a small wardrobe, a TV and tea/coffee making facilities. It looked as if the rooms had been recently redecorated - it wasn't to 4* standard but again for a budget hotel I wouldn't expect anything more - it was clean and fresh which is all that mattered to us. I would definitely recommend this hotel, and would use it again if we needed to stay overnight again in the city.
The hotel is old fashioned and run down with an old style key to the shoddy room. When returning from a show the night staff on duty said that my friend and I could only have 1 drink as they deemed us 'drunk' although we'd only had 2 drinks each before returning to the hotel. I have no doubt that we were treated this way because we were 2 women together....they had no issues serving the men that clearly were very drunk and rowdy. They were rude, condescending and stated 'women like you shouldn't be allowed out!' After writing a formal complaint to the manager and receiving no response despite 2 further emails and a phone call I feel that this sums up exactly what to expect from this shoddy rat hole! Oh, and the breakfast was also vile!!!!
This claims to be a budget hotel, nothing more and that's what you get. Staff were lovely, everything was clean. Room not huge but bigger than some more expensive chains I've been in. The bathroom was tiny but adequate and very clean. Bed appeared a bit 'solid' however we slept very well both nights. Breakfast nothing fancy but full English was cooked to order so lovely and fresh. Bonus was the free parking onsite and only 10 minute walk to city centre. Excellent value, we would definitely stay there again.
This hotel is more of an endurance test than a hotel. The people who have given it any stars clearly have no idea what a hotel should actually be like. And I’m not being a snob, ideally I would want 4 star minimum, but I have stayed in Premiere Inns and Travel Lodges and found them to be more than acceptable. This place however, well where do I start? the fact my room was on the ground floor meant I had the pleasure of hearing everyone in reception all the time, and apparently people in Manchester just shout at each other rather than talking at a normal level, that combined with walls and door made clearly of paper meant even with my earplug (thank goodness for them). The cleaners don’t seem to have any regard for guests and just yell at each other down the corridors. Someone even decided to do some hoovering at 1am!! The people on reception were nice, which is something, but thats the only good word I have to say. (the guy on leaving was a different story) The room is dated beyond words, I didn’t actually think hotels like this still existed, apart from in nightmares, or bad movies. The is no front to the ‘wardrobe’ there is no desk lamp (I had work to do and had to work by the horrible flourscent main light), the coffee is beyond disgusting, the shower will not move high enough to angle properly at oneself. Not to mention the bedspread which has to be by far the worst part, disgusting colours, probably to cover the stains, as it presumably cannot be washed, so gross. Same goes for the carpet. The bed was like cardboard, I just threw away at home a mattress that was 100 times better than the one in this room. I slept under my towel as I was cold with just the sheet. Luckily I brought my own towel, because as per usual the hotel towels were about the right size for a 6 year old child. The TV is the also tiny, about the same size as my laptop screen and it makes a horrible high pitched whine when its on standby. I guess I was lucky because I stayed in summer and it was warmish, if it were cold I think you may actually freeze to death here. In summary, DO NOT STAY AT THIS HOTEL. It is a hovel. If I could give it no stars I would. On leaving I had an experience I've never had before, I said I was checking out and the man on reception said... ok! thats it... just OK! no, "how was your stay?" or "was the hotel ok?" He obviously didnt want to know the anwer! On leaving I also noted that both the payphone and cash machine were out of order. I'm sure if i had ordered food that would have been disappointing-terrible also.
Stayed here for a concert trip with my friend. Room and bathroom small but very clean. The hotel bar was lovely and all staff were very friendly and helpful. Only downside was the traffic noise which kept me awake on and off all night.
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55% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 476 reviews