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Mercure Manchester Piccadilly
Portland Street Manchester M1 4PH United Kingdom
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Description Mercure Manchester PiccadillyOverlooking Piccadilly Gardens, this 280 bedroomed hotel is situated right in the heart of the city centre, making it the perfect location to discover one of the liveliest cities of the North. With a fantastic array of clubs, restaurants, shops and bars you’ll simply be spoilt for choice. Complimentary WiFi is available throughout the hotel. All rooms are climate-controlled and feature flat-screen TV and complimentary WiFi. Upgrade to privilege and superior rooms and enjoy unlimited movies, a Nespresso coffee machine, robe and slippers and a newspaper. Treat yourself to a top-floor superior room where you'll find an interconnecting lounge with sofa, desk, additional television and city centre views. Four poster rooms are also available.
- Mercure Manchester Piccadilly
- Portland Street
- M1 4PHManchester
- United Kingdom
- Telephone: +44(844)8159024
- Official Homepage
- EC/ Maestro/ Debit card
- American Express
Room features Mercure Manchester Piccadilly
- Bathroom with bathtub
- Bathroom with shower
- Windows that open
- Central heating
- Pants press
- Tea/ coffeemaker
- Cosmetic mirror
- Satellite TV
- Cable TV
- WiFi in the rooms
Hotel features Mercure Manchester Piccadilly
- Business center
- Entrance hall/ lobby
- Express check-in/ out
- Parking lot
- Porter service
- Hotel bar
- Hotel safe
- Child/ Baby Cot
- Conference rooms
- Non-smoking rooms
- PC with Internet
- 24-hour reception
- Wheelchair accessible
- Deck chairs/ Sun loungers
- Laundry service
- WiFi in Lobby
- Room service
- 24-hour room service
- Fitness/ Aerobics
- Running/ Rollerblading track
- Tennis Court
- Golf Course
- Hiking trail
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The tours can start from anywhere in the city and you can request to be picked up directly from your hotel. Each of the taxis is named after a Beatles song and can accommodate up to 5 guests at one time. The guided audio tour is available in 7 languages and during your journey Beatles songs will be played.
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Food is served daily at the following times:
Monday to Friday - from 12 midday until 2pm and from 6pm until 9pm
Saturday - 12 miiday until 9pm
Sunday - 12 midday until 4pm
The opening hours of the Stag are daily Monday until Saturday from 11.30am until 11pm and from 12 midday until 10.30pm on Sundays.
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