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The Castlefield Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We were going to the Christmas fair it was expensive I got it and it was disgusting , there was a loose nail on the toilet door I had a dreadful sleep that night the bed felt like sleeping on a rock , the food was left out a long time , I got an injury from something not a very big injury but still an injury. I had breakfast and felt unwell after it (not melodramatic I did feel unwell) We also heard a gym no sound proofing so that when we were trying to sleep. We heard them shouting having a meal Is this the mark of a mid range hotel? And one more bad thing the stairs were hard to walk up so people with leg problems would really struggle

We booked 2 nights at a cost of £389. After one night we left and went home , the staff were very good but the attention to detail was lacking . Room 103 - is it really that difficult to adjust the curtains over the desk rather than have them just sit on top it looks very messy. The toilet door handle has been repaired but with a screw that is far too big and as a result sits proud by around an inch , I caught my finger on it ! It could seriously hurt a child. The mirror above the sink has paint Flaking and looks a mess also the disabled toilet support hasn’t been dusted in a while there a thick layer of dust on it. The king size bed I was expecting was two singles pushed together but with two different quality mattresses. We had a meal on Monday evening which was ok but the grunts and shouting coming from the gym was off putting. Breakfast stone cold full English at 8am and stale croissant definitely not worth £9-95 each. Anyone with mobility issues would seriously struggle getting from the car park to the hotel as theres a steep set of stone stairs Would not recommend this hotel at all . I am sure any reply from the hotel will suggest had i said something while i was there something could have been done maybe moved to a clean room BUT we had already paid for a supposidly clean room why should i have to fight for one ??? Nothing short of a 50% refund for the night we didnt use the 3 breakfasts we didnt get and the car park charge we didnt use totalling £194.50 would have been acceptable and that was never going to happen.So we cut our losses and left.

We arrived late on Friday evening and were greeted by a really lovely receptionist who booked us in effortlessly. The car park is behind the hotel and needs to be better sign posted . .There is a bar area and Lounge area which was busy but not packed out . The room was a decent size and was clean with a comfy bed , it wasn't the best room in the world but it was what we wanted . this is a 3 star hotel after all and this is what you must expect .There was some black mould in the toilet around the water outlet and some mould around the grout on the wall but was only visible if you looked hard for it , The air extraction vent needed a good clean too . We went to breakfast in the morning and were again greeted by very pleasant staff . The breakfast was extensive although the Hot food should have been hotter . When we checked out the receptionist asked if we needed to leave the car in the secure car park or leave now , we needed to leave but this was a good gesture . It was a good down to earth Hotel with no frills and fantastic Staff . we will stay again when we return to Manchester . Thank you

Had a surprise stay as an early xmas present. What a lovely hotel. Our room was clean, spacious, comfortable and had everything we needed. The water pressure isn't the best in the shower but on discussing this with a lovely member of staff, Jamie explained how the system is currently being improved. Breakfast was good. Everything was laid out for you to help yourself. Cereal, fruit, pastries or a full English. Set us up for a nice day visiting the Christmas markets which is a 10 min walk away. We hope to come and stay again

First time visiting Manchester from the United States, and can say that it was an amazing experience staying at The Castlefield Hotel! All the staff were very friendly and helpful, especially, Mario Carta. The hotel is in a perfect stones throw from just about anything you'd like to do while visiting Manchester. Very nice location, close to beautiful canals, and Albert's Square. Great gym and swimming pool facilities located just below the hotel. In addition, for only 10 pounds, there is a delicious breakfast that is available for purchase each morning, as well as a pub-style "restaurant" near the lobby welcome area, on the ground floor. Overall, perfect stay, with clean rooms, large beds, large bathrooms, and very nice windows that open up to the outside, in each room, as well as, free, fast wifi connectivity. A true five star hotel, at a price that's affordable. You can't beat the location!

This hotel is massively elevated by having a proper gym on site AND a swimming pool, not just one of those half hearted gym rooms with one running machine and a couple of dented weights. For that reason alone, I would stay there again. If they didn't have the fantastic gym, then I'd not be interested in coming back. Not because it was all that bad but it wasn't all that good either. If you're not going to use the gym there is literally nothing good which would make you remember this place. It seems churlish to criticise but if I am to give some constructive feedback, clear signage to the car park would be great, car parking included in the hotel fee would be more "honest" pricing (parking costs £10 extra), attentive staff would be an improvement (I had one member of staff who couldn't direct me to the car park and I was left waiting at reception for some time while another member was in the back on his computer.) When I checked in, I wasn't offered any information about the gym or breakfast and asked for info as a result and that really should all be offered as a matter of course. That said, the member of staff in the morning was much better, perhaps it's a problem of consistency. The bed was really comfy but the walls were really thin. I could hear the person next door snoring and late night ablutions. Not great. I prefer a bath in a room but the room had a large shower Shower pressure wasn't great though and there was some mould along the sealant. Room decor was good but cheap and there were some signs of wear. The cleanliness in the corridor particular was very poor. It needed a good vacuum. Breakfast quality was ok. Range was good, fruit didn't look or taste freshly sliced. Sausages were not the best quality but bacon was good. Hey, I know I'm being picky but once you add on breakfast and the parking you're paying nearly £90 a night, that deserves a bit more in my opinion. The gym gets a full 6 out of 5 though.

Stayed here with friends after Manchester half marathon close to amenities. Booked 3 rooms all of good standard. Our room was very warm and needed to open windows which made it a little noisy. Used swimming pool area which was ok albeit a little cold. Sauna and steam room ok would have been nice if a jacuzzi. Didn’t eat in hotel so cannot comment

Rooms were carpeted, carpets were dusty as my allergies and sinuses can always tell when a carpeted hotel room is. Room was quite tiny, hostel standard even. Not hostel price though. Staff was very friendly however, can't fault them on anything.

enjoyed the weekend. hotel is well located near deansgate. Mario at reception was friendly, helpful and efficient. room was fine and breakfast was very good as well. didn’t use pool etc but would have if we stayed longer. only gripe is the room was too hot and couldn’t turn off heating. (hangover didn’t help though)

Nice stay and good service. Possible to use the gym and swimmingpool is good when participation in Congress. I like the suroundings and atmosphere close to the canals. Also walking distance to what I needed during my stay

Liverpool Road Manchester England

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Museum of Science and Industry and Castlefield Roman Fort
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Indoor pool

Located in Castlefield, The Castlefield Hotel is adjacent to Museum of Science and Industry and within a 5-minute walk of other popular sights like Castlefield Roman Fort. This 48-room, 3-star hotel has an indoor pool along with free in-room WiFi and a fitness center. It's in central Manchester and also a short walk from Manchester Opera House and Deansgate Locks.


Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 7:00 AM to 9:30 AM.


The 48 rooms have an array of amenities, including coffee makers, ironing boards, and desks. Guests can enjoy satellite TV and stay connected with free WiFi. Rooms also include hair dryers.

Property features

At The Castlefield Hotel, guests enjoy an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a sauna. Self parking is available for GBP 10.00 per night. The front desk is staffed 24 hours a day to help with luggage storage and tours/tickets. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas and a terrace.

Room options

Standard Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

68% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 670 reviews