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Some Late Room Deals in Manchester

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A June 2008 trip to Manchester by MichaelJM

Best Western Princess On Portland Photo, Manchester, England More Photos
Quote: It was time to change my regular hotel (I was growing weary with it) and sample a few different ones in the centre of town.

Best Western Princess On Portland

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Hotel | "Princess On Portland"

Best Western Princess On Portland Photo, Manchester, England
Quote:
Having almost a year going to the same group of hotels I decided the time was right for a change. A colleague had told me about laterooms and I’d checked it out as a site. It looked good to me as it was showing a number of expensive hotels at highly competitive prices. I was spoilt for choice but as I recognised The Princess on Portland Street as a hotel close to my normal one I decided to give this one a go.I have popped into the reception of this hotel on a previous occasion and having been told the price I had decided not to book myself in, because although I’m staying on expenses I feel I have to get the best deal for m...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on July 2, 2008

Best Western Princess On Portland
101 Portland Street
Manchester, England M1 6DF
44-161-2365122

ABode Manchester

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Hotel | "Abode"

ABode Manchester Photo, Manchester, England
Quote:
II wanted to check out the look of the Abode Hotel before I booked it on late rooms. I knew it was much nearer to the centre of town (in fact it’s only a step away from Picadilly Station) and on a balmy night I sauntered intro town to suss out this designer hotel. I knew it was yet another hotel that’s made use of an old cotton mill and it looked to be a great old building. Checking it out meant that I’d pop in to reception and get a feel for the place as well as, if I liked the ambiance, asking if they had availability for the following week. It felt different to anywhere I’d stayed in whilst visiting Manchester and so I made enquiries of the receptionist who checked on availability. Yes ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 2, 2008

ABode Manchester
107 Piccadilly
Manchester M1 2DB
+44 (161) 247-7744

Palace Hotel

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Hotel | "The Palace Hotel - a Mixed Experience"

Palace Hotel Photo, Manchester, England
Quote:
I’ve walked past the Palace Hotel on a few occasions and it looked a bit smart. Having got a bit more au fait with booking procedures and last minute deals, I rang the hotel direct knowing that I could secure a room and breakfast at "LastMinute.com" for £89. My opening line to the receptionist was "what was the best deal that they could offer" for a single night’s stay. A slight pause and the he came back with the same rate. Being of the firm belief that booking direct is by far the best process and having checked out their cancellation policy I confirmed my agreement. On the hotel’s web site it is described as "a historical grade II listed building dripping in history and character" and h...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 23, 2008

Palace Hotel
Oxford Street
Manchester, England M60 7HA
+44 (0) 1612 881 111

Somerset Atrium Manchester

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Hotel | "Atrium - a Studio Apartment"

Somerset Atrium Manchester Photo, Manchester, England
Quote:
The Atrium was destined to be different experience and one which works out cheaper if you’re staying for more than one night. With two days to go before my trip I checked out laterooms.com and the price for this serviced apartment accommodation was real cheap. On the off chance of a better deal I rang the Atrium direct and surprisingly was offered a studio apartment for one night for £62. That sounded a bargain so I agreed the deal and confirmed my details with a very helpful receptionist. He happily gave me directions to the Atrium and sent me an email confirming the arrangementsAlthough I couldn’t place the building I knew exactly where it was situated and it was real convenient for the ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 29, 2008

Somerset Atrium Manchester
74 PRINCESS STREET
Manchester, England
44 161 2352000

Arora International Manchester

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Hotel | "The Arora International"

Arora International Manchester Photo, Manchester, England
Quote:
Despite efforts to get a better rate by booking direct this hotel stubbornly stuck out at £12 more than the best rate I could get on "laterooms.com", so of course that’s how I was planning to book. Until, that is, I discovered that you could book direct onto the hotel’s website Arorahotels.com, and as this promised the "best available rate" I decided this would be my preferred route to securing a room. Some cautionary voice warned me to check out the alternatives and I was pleased I did as the hotel’s web site’s "guaranteed best available price" was a full £10 more than late rooms. The "grumpy old man" quickly emerged and I was soon onto the hotel complaining about this injustice. The youn...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 9, 2008

Arora International Manchester
18-24 PRINCESS STREET
Manchester, England
44 161 2368999