INNSIDE By Meliá Manchester
What We Love
- Located in Manchester's up-and-coming cultural quarter, First Street
- All rooms feature free WiFi and soft drinks from the minibar
- Sociable restaurant serves tapas-style sharing plates
- The wellness suite features a gym, a sauna and a steam room
What To Know
- Tram and train stations are only a few minutes away
- To-go coffee options served at breakfast
- First U.K. hotel from Spanish brand INNSIDE by Meliá
- The bar serves beers from Mancunian microbrewery Tweed
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
A short walk from Deansgate or St Peter’s Square, the INNSIDE Manchester is a striking modern addition to England’s second city. The hotel lies just beyond the canals and railway arches that played an important role in Manchester’s industrial past, but it’s slap bang in the middle of the city’s up-and-coming cultural quarter, First Street. The angular 11-story building is painted red in homage to Manchester’s red brick landmarks, and the contemporary lobby features mammoth floor-to-ceiling windows, concrete pillars, stone floors and a glass-paneled stairway.
Bed and Bath
The clutter-free rooms all feature kingsize beds, flat-screen TVs, adjustable lighting, blackout blinds and such perks as free soft drinks from the minibar and free WiFi. The largely monochromatic color scheme is broken up by plum-colored feature walls and etchings of Manchester’s skyline on the headboards. All feature semi-open-plan bathrooms with frosted glass rainfall showers. Opt for a spacious suite (549 square feet) for a separate lounge area, a quality coffee machine, robes and slippers, and tons of storage space.
Street on First is a bright and airy restaurant (with an alfresco terrace) that serves small plates based on the Spanish tradition of sharing. The “food for a social mood” menu concept is built on the idea there will always be enough contemporary cuisine on offer to match your frame of mind, so expect a hodgepodge of dishes including shiitake mushroom skewers, whitebait, duck broth and pork wontons, and seafood paella. Local DJs provide the tunes (even at breakfast on Thursdays and Fridays), and the bar serves bottled beers from Mancunian microbrewery Tweed.
In the Area
The hotel sits in an area that is building a reputation as the city’s vibrant entertainment quarter. The centerpiece is HOME, a newly opened cinema, theater, bar and arts destination that offers a great selection of food, beers and outdoor seating spaces. Beyond First Street, Manchester’s historic destinations, such as Albert Square, the shopping areas along Market Street, the thriving nightspots around Spinningfields, and such sporting hot spots as Old Trafford, the City of Manchester Stadium and the National Football Museum, are all within easy reach.
How to Get There
Was all payed for by Morrisons supermarket for working 25 years ,which is one of the bonuses for reaching that many years
Didn’t bring the car for parking so couldn’t tell you about parking ,was dropped off ,it is very busy around this area
Easy to find ,greeted warmly by the staff ,checked in has their was lots of Morrisons staff around lifts was a problem getting one so decided on the stairs
That was exhausting sixth floor is a long way up
My advice wait for the lift,
Beautiful room nice and compact,clean coffee and tea provided ,freebie in freezer
Nice view of some of Manchester, only problem I was very cold couldn’t find any heating panel on the wall ,ended up laying in bed to get warm
Very comfy , after night out ,came back got into bed to keep warm ,hubby woke in the middle of the night freezing had to put his coat on
Went down for breakfast at 7 ,not very organised still putting things out at 7.15
Husband found the cooked breakfast cold ,the toaster took four times to tan slightly
Husband complained was really looking forward to his breakfast,
It tasted nice better if it was hot ,the staff said the lid was open on the beans , but it was all cold and the lids wasn’t open on the others
The friends we want with came at 8.30 there breakfast was really hot , maybe start the breakfast half and hour earlier it would be warmer
Overall really nice hotel would visit again
Had a very enjoyable experience everything was perfect. Only thing could complain about is only had one towel in room when needed two but that’s just me being picky. Would definitely stay again in the future.
Booked this hotel with a lot of months in advance with a good deal and was a bit surprise. This hotel outside it’s so pretty, with his unique architecture and it’s red so it’s speaks to you! When you enter you’ll find a beautiful lobby and bar areas, really nice and simple decor, with lots of plants and pops of colors! People at front desk were amazing, really friendly and helpful when needed. We arrived really early so our room wasn’t ready so they offer to keep our luggage. Our room was amazing, really spacious, clean, simple and nice decor. Bed was amazingly comfortable, nice big pillows, cozy couch close to the window. View wise was good, we were at 9th floor so we had a privileged city view as we asked for. I really like the bathroom area, sink and mirror in the middle with shower and toilet itself separated, was really cool actually. If you travel with partner with light sleep maybe not the best but I’m sure hotel can provide other bathroom options. This worked for us, find it really natural and well designed in order of room structure. I can’t forget to talk about the cozy robes, they were from sweatshirt material, I really wanted to bring one with me , I didn’t i swear, but trust me they are really nice, and the sleepers were to, with great design itself. The drinks in fridge are complementary and they restock every day, still water, sparkling water and juices. You can find also a kettle and teas / coffee. The hotel took in consideration that I asked for something special for my boyfriend birthday, nothing much but I wanted something to him and they were really nice and as we arrived our room we found in the desk one plate with chocolate cake and macaroons, and a birthday card, wich I think was so nice of them, this shows what I really wanted you to know, they are nice and friendly in this hotel, they take in consideration your orders if they can. The bar had some really cool drinks with good prices and you can enjoy also with music, they have a DJ with a really cool vibe. The only thing that I personally have to stand out was the Breakfast, for me was not the best, didn’t had many options, and the ones you have are nothing special, for example, scrambled eggs were always cold and were flavorless, fruits had poor presentation and poor options, I was expecting much. But this is my opinion, could be very good for other people I’m sure, I was just expecting more due to all experience. I can’t recommend this hotel enough, is so closed to the center, 7 minute walk and you can find the central library and lots of restaurants, pubs and supermarkets. You can ask for a MAP at front desk I’m sure they gladly will help you as they did with us. One of my favorite thing about this hotel was the simplicity and informality of the staff and decor and ambience wise. Thanks everyone in this hotel.