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Britannia Hotel - Manchester City Centre

Britannia Hotel - Manchester City Centre

35 Portland Street, Manchester M1 3LA

3.0 out of 5.0
3.1 out of 5 (3,578 reviews)

This 19th century heritage hotel is one block from Manchester's Chinatown, 500 meters from the Palace theatre, and close t …

€44
Clayton Hotel, Manchester Airport

Clayton Hotel, Manchester Airport

Outwood Lane, Manchester M90 4HL

4.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (3,724 reviews)

Clayton Hotel, Manchester Airport is adjacent to Manchester Airport, close to the train station, and just a 20-minute drive …

€80
Radisson Blu Hotel Manchester, Airport

Radisson Blu Hotel Manchester, Airport

Chicago Avenue, Manchester M90 3RA

4.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (2,815 reviews)

Radisson Blu Hotel Manchester, Airport is connected to the terminals via a covered walkway. The nearest train station is a …

€101
Macdonald Manchester Hotel & Spa

Macdonald Manchester Hotel & Spa

London Road, Manchester M1 2PG

4.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (1,313 reviews)

Macdonald Manchester Hotel & Spa is a 3-minute walk from Piccadilly Train Station and 10 minutes from O2 Apollo Manchester. …

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Etrop Grange

Etrop Grange

Thorley Lane, Manchester M90 4EG

3.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (945 reviews)

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Wythenshawe Hall, Old Trafford, and University of Manchester. …

€63
ibis Styles Manchester Portland Hotel (Newly refurbished)

ibis Styles Manchester Portland Hotel (Newly refurbished)

3-5 Portland Street, Manchester M1 6DP

3.5 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (494 reviews)

Located in Market Street, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Piccadilly Gardens, Affleck's Palace, and Arndale Centre …

€50
Townhouse Hotel Manchester

Townhouse Hotel Manchester

101 Portland Street, Manchester M1 6DF

4.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (997 reviews)

Located in Manchester City Centre, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester Palac …

€67
Britannia Sachas Hotel

Britannia Sachas Hotel

Tib Street, Manchester M4 ISH

3.0 out of 5.0
2.7 out of 5 (1,205 reviews)

Adjacent to the Arndale Center, this hotel is close to all city centre amenities including Manchester's famous Chinatown an …

€36
The Midland - Manchester

The Midland - Manchester

16 Peter Street, Manchester M60 2DS

4.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (1,279 reviews)

Built in 1903 to serve the central railway, the hotel stands in St. Peter's Square, near the train station of the same name …

€85
Manchester Marriott Victoria & Albert Hotel

Manchester Marriott Victoria & Albert Hotel

Water Street, Manchester M3 4JQ

4.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (603 reviews)

This family-friendly Manchester hotel is located in the historical district, within a 10-minute walk of People's History …

€74

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Hotels in Manchester

Manchester is one of England's grand old cities, with a history dating back to the Roman era and making repeated important impacts on the national economy, especially during the Industrial Revolution. Agricola created a fort here in 79AD, Manchester has never looked back, and in the 18th Century cotton processing burst onto the scene, with Arkwright's steam-powered machines transforming regional fortunes and patterns of work. Manchester and Liverpool became linked by rail, and great canals such as the Manchester Ship Canal were opened, allowing cargo vessels to penetrate far inland. The legacy of all this frenetic activity can still be seen today, and there are many B&Bs, guesthouses and hotels in Manchester to choose from when you visit this proud historic city.

Manchester Hotels for Exploring the City

Much of the money made from the burgeoning cotton industry in Manchester went to fund the creation of civic building projects, which served to bring attention to the poor working conditions of the people actually manning the machines. As a result, newspapers like the famous Manchester Guardian (1821) sprang up to espouse what were for the time radical causes, though actual slum clearances didn't begin until the 1950s, when smokeless zones were also introduced to reduce pollution. When you stay at a Manchester hotel or guesthouse today you'll find yourself in the middle of a thoroughly modern, compact city, which has also hung on lovingly to much of its incredibly rich and evocative industrial heritage.

Family Holidays at Manchester Hotels

Manchester makes a great destination for a family break, with a great many attractions, especially in the central parts of the city. The old tram system has been restored, for instance, and is hugely popular with visitors as well as useful for easing pressure on the public transport systems. The best of the architectural industrial heritage is to be seen in the old docks and mills that have been restored and opened to the public. There are also many fine 19th-century buildings in Manchester such as the city's magnificent Neo-Gothic cathedral, and the Town Hall and Royal Exchange also date from that time.

Manchester Hotels for Museums and Galleries

The kids will love the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester, with its fun interactive displays and working steam engines. The Granada TV Studios is also based here, and interested visitors can take a tour of the Coronation Street set. At the other extreme, the City Art Galleries is a huge porticoed building designed in 1824 which has a splendid collection of British art, most notably Pre-Raphaelites like Holman Hunt and Rossetti. The Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester Ship Canal and many other famous attractions are all there for you to enjoy from your Manchester hotel or B&B, and most are within easy walking distance of each other.

Manchester is a perfect destination for either a long or short break. You can see much of it over one weekend, but there's enough to keep you occupied for many weeks, especially if you stay at a Manchester hotel in the city centre.

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