Becky from Team DC reviewed the Renaissance Manchester City Centre Hotel this week, here’s what she had to say:
The four star Renaissance Manchester City Centre Hotel is located in the heart of Manchester’s entertainment quarter, a short walk the vibrant café and bar culture of Deansgate, Spiningfields and the quirkier Northern Quarter. Situated on Deansgate Harvey Nichols and Selfridges are literally across the road so what’s not to love!!
I stayed at the hotel on a quiet Sunday evening, which was a lovely way to relax before the hectic week ahead. The hotel has recently been refurbished and looks brighter, refreshed and modern for it’s lick of paint, new carpets and beds.
I’m always watchful of how hotels treat lone women travellers and was particularly impressed as my key card was handed to me discreetly without my room number being shouted across reception.
The bedrooms are incredibly spacious, almost like mini suites with their separate living/office areas and roomy bathrooms. The decor is muted greys and slates with splashes of orange. The back wall of the bedroom shows a picture of the Victorian architecture of the city. The room has air-conditioning – though not the constantly freezing cold kind you sometimes come across – and WIFI in the rooms.
I stayed in a twin room so was spoiled with the choice of two Marriott beds. They are the stuff of legend in my house as the comfiest hotel beds out there – and these did not disappoint. It was the closest to sleeping in my own bed as I’m going to get.
After a restful night’s sleep despite the gale force winds blowing outside, I made my way down to the buffet style breakfast. The usual hotel fayre was on offer – full cooked breakfast, along with cereals, patisserie, fruit and breads. The staff where incredibly helpful and polite as I settled to read my newspaper with a cup of green tea.
All told, I felt really quite spoiled after my stay and almost feel sad about sleeping in my own bed tonight!! It’s the perfect stop for leisure and business travellers.