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Principal Manchester, Oxford Street, Manchester | Area: Manchester City Centre South
4.4 out of 5 (2004 Ratings)
1.0 miles from Manchester centre
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Hotel Description
Set in the heart of Manchester's vibrant city centre the grand Principal Manchester formerly The Palace Hotel underwent in 2016 a multi-million pound refurbishment and offers stylish modern rooms just a minute's walk from Oxford Road Rail Station and The Palace Theatre. Free WiFi is available throughout the hotel and the ballroom is the biggest hotel event space in the North of England. Furnished with elegant decor all of the 4-star rooms at The Principal include TVs with satellite channels private bathrooms and in-room safes. Guests can also make use of hairdryers and tea/coffee-making facilities. The Principal Manchester is situated on bustling Oxford Road with Manchester's huge array of shops within easy walking distance. The Manchester Arena is a 20-minute walk while Old Trafford Stadium is 10 minutes' drive. Manchester Airport can be reached in 20 minutes' drive.

Check-in time: 13:00:00   Check-out time: 12:00:00
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1 room
2 guests
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Fitness Center
Business Center
Non Smoking
Free Internet
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Swimming Pool
Airport Shuttle
Pets Allowed
Other Amenities
` Business Center
` Fitness Center or Spa
` Accessible
` No Smoking Rooms/Facilities
` Restaurant
` Laundry
` Meeting/Banquet Facilities
` Room Service
` Safety Deposit Box
` VIP Room Facilities
` Bar
` Concierge Service
` Currency Exchange
` 24-Hour Front Desk
` Express Check-In/Check-Out
` Elevator
` Family room
` Dry cleaning
` Non-smoking throughout
` Breakfast in the room
` Ironing service
` Bridal suite
` Heating
` Fax/photocopying
` Luggage storage
` Wheelchair accessible
` WiFi everywhere
` 24-hour security
` WiFi available in all areas
` Kid meals
` Toilet with grab rails
` Lower bathroom sink
` Emergency cord in bathroom
` Bottle of water
` Tickets to attractions or shows
` Breakfast options
` Key access
` Key card access
` Smoke alarms
` CCTV in common areas
` CCTV outside property
` Fire extinguishers

Principal Manchester Guest Reviews

EXCELLENT (4.4 out of 5)

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Exceptional - 5 out of 5

Lesley C, Stoke-on-Trent, visiting O2 Ritz Manchester Sat, 24 June 2017

Visited on 21st June 2017 with my partner to attend Mark Lanegan gig at the O2 Ritz. Absolutely amazing hotel and would highly recommend. O2 Ritz is literally across the road; there is a Sainsburys Local opposite for any bits that may be needed/cashpoint, and many bars/ restaurants/ takeaways in the immediate vicinity. All staff are amazing, polite, professional yet 'human!' We were upgraded re room on arrival. Room was enormous with 2 Queen size beds, quality bed linen/ pillows/ mattresses - the best night's sleep that I have ever had in a hotel! Loved the little touches like the fridge with fresh milk in in the room, complimentary bottles of water, an umbrella (this is Manchester after all), the tuckbox (free of charge), Elemis toiletries. Only downside to the room was that we stayed during the recent heatwave and our room did not have air conditioning (N.B. some rooms do so if staying during hot weather may be worth checking this out beforehand); however, the hotel supplied 2 powerful fans on request which ensured that we remained cool throughout the night. Very quiet in the room during the night despite the windows being open and the city centre location. Breakfast was very good. Full English offered in heated containers with freshly fried eggs. There was also an extensive 'cooked to order' choice, however all buffet ingredients were hot and plentiful and very good quality (my only niggle about breakfast was that there were no hot plates to serve the buffet breakfast on). Overall, excellent breakfast and brilliant staff. Bar services brilliant. The best Bloody Mary ever and an extensive selection of gins/ garnishes. Only 'blip' that we experienced during our stay was that the in room hairdryer exploded in a ball of flames! However, this was dealt with swiftly and efficiently by the manager! Cannot wait to stay here again. Top class hotel convenient for the 02 Ritz with so many extra little touches that it is a true luxury to stay here and the service/ facilities that you get are far superior to other city 'top' hotels at a fraction of the price.

Liked: The excellent staff; the facilities in the room; the service overall; Elemis toiletries; fridge; fresh milk; complimentary bottles of water in the room; the tuckbox; the cocktails/ drinks and wonderful bar staff; the decor/ history of the hotel; the lovely outside courtyard area; the breakfast and breakfast staff; the absolute quality of drinks ingredients/ food; the quality bed linen/ mattress and pillows; the best sleep that I have ever had in a hotel.
Disliked: Only downside was the hairdryer in the room set on fire - flames shooting out, however this was dealt with swiftly and efficiently by the manager. Cold plates for the cooked breakfast - I like a hot plate from a plate warmer.


Exceptional - 5 out of 5

Michael, Bradford Sun, 8 May 2016

Absolutely amazing hotel; beautifully decorated and amazing service.

Liked: Everything.
Disliked: Nothing.


Exceptional - 5 out of 5

Marlene V, Bilston, visiting O2 Ritz Manchester Tue, 13 October 2015

This hotel has the most beautiful stained glass and marble/tiled Victorian fittings. Absolute splendour. The reception with high ceiling and glass domed roof is spectacular. We had a twin room which was spacious, clean, and the beds were very comfortable. The breakfast was lovely and a great start to the day. All we did was comment on our surroundings as you kept imagining what it must have been like being there many years ago. It cost me 79.00 for one night, which was superb value given the splendour you were surrounded by. We were initially given a double room but hotel staff sorted this out expediently and efficiently. I love this hotel and I will definitely recommend it to others and without fail; I would stay here anytime I need to stay over in Manchester. Superb.

Liked: Beautiful architecture.
Disliked: Nil.


Exceptional - 5 out of 5

Neil C, York, visiting Royal Northern College of Music Mon, 6 July 2015

A limited experience just staying one night - single room was very comfortable and not too noisy "inside" the hotel. I'll definitely be staying again. Good value for money.

Liked: This is a fascinating building with an interesting history - would have liked to be able to explore more of this...
Disliked: Nothing.


Exceptional - 5 out of 5

Sharon Wed, 21 August 2019


Liked: We were upgraded, staff were brilliant


Wonderful - 4.6 out of 5

John Wed, 21 August 2019


Liked: It was very nice, pleasant and very helpfull staff.


Exceptional - 5 out of 5

Callum Wed, 21 August 2019

Definitely our first choice to...

Liked: 2nd time staying here and we were just as impressed this time round as we were the first time!
Disliked: Unfortunately it was a really hot day so air con unit wasn't the best but this did not disturb our sleep!


Pleasant - 3.2 out of 5

Mark Tue, 20 August 2019


Disliked: bar staff slow take no interest twice tried to get served just gave up in the end


Exceptional - 4.8 out of 5

Taren Tue, 20 August 2019

Would definitely stay here again.

Liked: The hotel design is beautiful and the staff were amazing. We had fresh fruit, popcorn and crisps in the room complimentary which was a nice touch. Also there was a sticker book and cuddly toy for the kids, so they were happy too.
Disliked: The food in the restaurant on the evening was unfortunately cold. We had to send it back but the staff dealt with it amazingly and rectified it promptly.


Exceptional - 5 out of 5

Elizabeth Mon, 19 August 2019


Liked: Great hotel, super room and excellent staff.


Good - 4 out of 5

Alfredo Sun, 18 August 2019

Nice historic building with hipster...

Liked: Good shower, nice breakfast, comfy bed and very effective black out blinds.
Disliked: Keys stops working at 11am in the day of check out which is a bit inconvenient as last sittings for breakfasts on sundays are at 10.30.


Disappointing - 2.1 out of 5

June Sun, 18 August 2019

Great reception area but it...

Liked: Air conditioning and size of room
Disliked: Bedsheets were stained, no bath sink was too low! Out of date milk.


Poor - 1.9 out of 5

M Sun, 18 August 2019


Disliked: Very poor sound proofing both between rooms and to the outside. Didn't sleep a wink. Reception staff failed to follow documented arrival instructions, were surly and unable to use the booking systems without help (on two separate occasions).


Very Good - 4.2 out of 5

Stephen Sun, 18 August 2019

Very good

Liked: Large room.
Disliked: Bit too hot in room, toilet didnt flush properly, and shower tray was blocked

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Principal Manchester Oxford Street, Manchester