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Hotels in Manchester

Thu Dec 10, 2015 12:11 pm

Can anyone recommend a hotel in Manchester? We're planning a trip to Legoland there in March for Aidan's birthday (on a weekend where we have no games ffs). So maybe somewhere close to the park would be ideal.


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Re: Hotels in Manchester

Thu Dec 10, 2015 12:26 pm

Somewhere close to Trafford Park or Legoland? It's at the Trafford Centre so you could stay at the Premier Inn or Travelodge. Cheap and cheerful.



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Re: Hotels in Manchester

Thu Dec 10, 2015 12:37 pm

Close to Legoland. Wife mentioned Premier Inn, but wanted to ask here hoping you guys can tell me where to go or where to avoid.

Going on the weekend between City away and Everton at home. Can only do that weekend because it's easter holidays.


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Re: Hotels in Manchester

Thu Dec 10, 2015 12:44 pm

Can't really go wrong with Premier Inn.



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Re: Hotels in Manchester

Thu Dec 10, 2015 3:23 pm

You could just stay in the City centre and take a direct bus to the Trafford centre. That way you have lots of other places to go as well. There are loads of afforable hotels around there. The Mercure on Portland road isn't a bad shout, but you also have two Premier Inns (One on Dale Street near the train station and the other on Portland road). If you want good, tasty, affordable, no frills pub grub, I'd go for the Premier Inns. If you go to the Mercure, make sure to ask for a room away from the tramlines (if you sleep as light as I do), it's a brilliant view but horrible for noise early in the morning


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Re: Hotels in Manchester

Thu Dec 10, 2015 4:50 pm

Premier inns are good. Never stayed at a bad one. Slightly more expensive than travelodge but worth it


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Re: Hotels in Manchester

Thu Dec 10, 2015 7:04 pm

Should I do the OT tour? Bit unlucky with the dates, but I cant do anything about it.


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Re: Hotels in Manchester

Thu Dec 10, 2015 7:26 pm

Also is it worth renting a car over there?


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Re: Hotels in Manchester

Thu Dec 10, 2015 8:05 pm

Matt wrote:Should I do the OT tour? Bit unlucky with the dates, but I cant do anything about it.
If you've not done it and you don't often go to games it's defo worth it. I enjoyed it and I go quite often anyway. Would really get your lad into it.


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Re: Hotels in Manchester

Thu Dec 10, 2015 8:39 pm

Depends where you stay as to whether or not you hire a car. You could manage quite easily with trains, trams & buses; just may end up being cheaper to hire a car.



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Re: Hotels in Manchester

Thu Dec 10, 2015 8:45 pm

Will rent, prefer a bit of independence. May end up using a train just so Aidan can have that experience since he's never been on one.


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Re: Hotels in Manchester

Thu Dec 10, 2015 8:57 pm

Centre of Manchester is probably your best bet if you're coming for a weekend



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Re: Hotels in Manchester

Thu Dec 10, 2015 9:38 pm

Like Mike says, get the train from the airport to the centre & stay there. You can get a tram up to Old Trafford or a bus to the Trafford Centre/Legoland.



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Re: Hotels in Manchester

Thu Dec 10, 2015 11:47 pm

Never miss Etihad stadium tour, best ever!


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Fri Dec 11, 2015 4:52 am

marcus leong wrote:Never miss Etihad stadium tour, best ever!
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Re: Hotels in Manchester

Sat Dec 12, 2015 12:33 pm

Matt

when exactly are you coming and for how long and how many of you??

You could stay at ours at a pinch, however we usually go the USA for 3 weeks in March so your timing could be awful! :P


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Re: Hotels in Manchester

Sat Dec 12, 2015 1:06 pm

3 Ste, already booked the premier inn centre west though. We'll be there from th 25th till the 28th.


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Re: Hotels in Manchester

Sat Dec 12, 2015 1:16 pm

The museum and tour at OT is really good and well worth a visit. There's the national football museum in Manchester town centre, near the printworks that is also worth a visit. Tim works there, who used to post on here.

If you want to catch a train, a day out in York is a nice train ride away, and there's plenty to see and do when you get there. If your lad likes trains then the train museum is there. It sounds dull as fornicate but it surprised me and I enjoyed it.



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Re: Hotels in Manchester

Sat Dec 12, 2015 1:27 pm

Renting the car, but may take a train trip just to get aidan on one. Booked the OT tour, but not the Museum as he and the missus will get bored.


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Re: Hotels in Manchester

Sun Dec 13, 2015 4:05 am

Good luck Matt. Don't worry on the United tour, Ray is the guide there talking to all tourists/customers about United's history.



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Re: Hotels in Manchester

Tue Dec 22, 2015 11:17 am

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Re: Hotels in Manchester

Thu Mar 24, 2016 7:46 pm

Getting there tomorrow. Driving from the airport to the hotel on the M56 then onto the M60. I've never driven on a motorway, as it's all city driving in Malta. Anything I should know?


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Re: Hotels in Manchester

Thu Mar 24, 2016 8:15 pm

Matt wrote:Getting there tomorrow. Driving from the airport to the hotel on the M56 then onto the M60. I've never driven on a motorway, as it's all city driving in Malta. Anything I should know?
Not again. Are you sure they're going to let you travel? Didn't Interpol put you on a list after last time?

All you need to know about motorway driving in the UK is stick to the middle lane. It's the safest lane as it means you won't fall off.



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Re: Hotels in Manchester

Thu Mar 24, 2016 8:17 pm

Matt wrote:Getting there tomorrow. Driving from the airport to the hotel on the M56 then onto the M60. I've never driven on a motorway, as it's all city driving in Malta. Anything I should know?
What time are you getting in to Manchester? I'm off work if you fancy a cheeky pint.


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Thu Mar 24, 2016 8:26 pm

Ole wrote:
Matt wrote:Getting there tomorrow. Driving from the airport to the hotel on the M56 then onto the M60. I've never driven on a motorway, as it's all city driving in Malta. Anything I should know?
Not again. Are you sure they're going to let you travel? Didn't Interpol put you on a list after last time?

All you need to know about motorway driving in the UK is stick to the middle lane. It's the safest lane as it means you won't fall off.
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