A stylish hotel in Manchester's buzzing Northern Quarter with inclusive breakfast and free Wi-Fi Holiday Inn Express® Manchester City Centre - Arena hotel is eight minutes' walk from Manchester Victoria Station , half a mile from Manchester Piccadilly Station and a 25-minute drive from Manchester Airport (MAN) . It's a short walk from the independent boutiques, restaurants and clubs of the Northern Quarter , as well as major music and sports events at Manchester Arena . You can host up to 10 guests in the smart meeting room and catering is available upon request. There's free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel and a computer for guests' use in the Great Room. The Central Business District is on the doorstep and the Manchester Central Convention Complex is less than a mile away. Football fans are 15 minutes' drive from matches and tours at Manchester United's Old Trafford Stadium , or the Etihad Stadium of local rivals Manchester City. If you'd rather shop, it's a short stroll to more than 200 high-street stores at Manchester Arndale shopping centre . You can easily walk to the Manchester Art Gallery and the Royal Exchange Theatre too. Start the day with an inclusive breakfast buffet . Enjoy dinner with a view at the Glasshouse Restaurant in the neighbouring Crowne Plaza hotel, then wind down with a drink in the hotel's chic lounge bar .
Location of the hotel was really good. You were by foot really fast in the center. Hotel was also really quiet, you were not able to hear neighbors or traffic although close to this hotel there were many pubs and restaurants.
Breakfast was horrible, absolutely below standard.. There was almost none of healthy food available.. No cheese, ham, vegetables, porridge, berries.. Rooms were ok but there was no minibar, no storage facilities to clothes and bed was really soft which for us was not the preference -> Difficult to sleep long time since lower back was hurting after few hours..
I thought the hotel was an ideal situation for the Arena and for shopping. Good for a one or two night stay. Clean and friendly. The only negative was the size of the food area it was very frustrating because it was terribly congested and too narrow. The food was good for the price but didn't like the experience of getting the food on my plate.
Ideal location with helpful friendly staff. I would use the hotel again
Very central Lovely decor Very clean
The rooms were spotless and very comfortable , needs a bigger bar and dining area.
Drinks were very pricey.