Ibis Styles Manchester Review

THE PROPERTY

Quirky, fun and imaginative are the best words to describe the Manchester ibis Styles Hotel.

From arrival you’ll find a HUGE purple pair of sunglasses perched on the front of the hotel and in the lobby are giant umbrellas hanging from the ceiling. It’s great!

 LOCATION

The ibis Styles Manchester Hotel is very easy to access and is well connected to public transport.

If you are travelling  by car, use JustPark to pre-book your ticket in advance and save money. The Piccadilly Station Car Park is nearby, only £5 per day at the weekend and safe.

Airport (10miles/16.09km)
Piccadilly Station (1.2miles/1.93km)
Parking (several near by public car parks)

If you’re looking for a central location, ibis Styles couldn’t be better. Located in the city centre in Portland Street, it is close to all the city’s major attractions and shopping districts.

This hotel is the perfect base to explore Manchester’s best offerings: National Football Museum, China Town, People’s History Museum, The Police Museum, Manchester Museum, Town Hall, Central Library – all are in walking distance.. but if you don’t fancy a stomp, hop on the tram.

FOOD AND DRINK

Breakfast

Included in your room rate is a tasty unlimited breakfast in the morning. The continental spread includes pastries, muesli/granola, fruit, yogurt, toast, cheese, boiled eggs, tomatoes and of course, tea and coffee. The only slight gripe would be I could see no milk alternatives available, although I am sure they would have provided had I asked.

Jamboree Foodfest & Bar

Ibis has teamed up with Jamboree Foodfest & Bar to offer guests international cuisine throughout the day and drinks into the small hours. Think giant juicy burgers, sharing platters, pasta, some fishy options and salad – the dishes served here certainly fill a hole after a day spent exploring the city! I’m a big fan of the interior design – rustic, warm, intimate and inviting.

THE BUILDING

The building itself is very aesthetically pleasing  – I was delighted to find it is a Grade II listed building built in 1851 and formally a textile warehouse. It’s ornate style really epitomises the extravagance of many Mancunian warehouses from this period of time. Being a bit of a history nerd, I was really interested to learn about the history behind this impressive building

OVERALL

Ibis Styles really did exceed my expectations. It is often difficult to find a budget hotel with a personality. Quite often budget hotels can be a little on the bland side and lack a little vibrance – ibis Styles certainly does not have this problem. The witty design touches throughout the property really add something special.The staff are friendly and upbeat – they go out of their way to help you which really does make a difference.

The general vibe of the hotel is very laid-back but well-run. This is not a stuffy, frilly hotel – it is a budget-to mid range hotel, perfect for couples and solo travellers who are after something a little more plush than a hostel and a little more interesting than a TravelLodge.

A huge thank you to ibis Hotels for inviting Mission Magic Travels along, all opinions remain my own.

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