including 8 days parking
to the airport
A right royal stopover
Almost 50 years old, the Crowne Plaza at Manchester Airport, Manchester was one of the first hotels to be built near to Manchester airport. A pioneer in its field, this Manchester airport hotel has half a century's worth of experience in the trade - and it certainly shows. It's an exemplary place to rest your head before heading to departures. Not to mention it's just 5 to 10 minutes from the terminals! But staying here is so much more than just a place to sleep; from the multi-cultural cuisine to the on-site gym and sauna, the plush bedrooms and ample facilities, this 4-star hotel offers a diverse experience that will have you feeling like your holiday has already begun. If you do have the inclination to leave your all-inclusive surroundings, the abundant culture of Manchester's city centre is just 20 minutes away.
Beyond the rich, glass-fronted foyer lie three eateries to choose between; the vivid Sampans restaurant, which is an Asian medley inspired by no fewer than seven lands of the Orient, while the monochrome Lobby restaurant supplies British dishes with a modern twist. Callaghans is where to go for a pint of the black stuff over a light-bite and a game of pool. It's an Irish bar that's full of traditional character. Want to work up an appetite before you dig in? The fully air-conditioned, on-site health centre boasts cardiovascular training equipment, weights and a sauna area.
The Crowne Plaza is a hotel that has thought of everything. You're probably going on holiday to get away from it all, but you can still keep your ear to the ground and help yourself to a free newspaper as you enter the hotel. Plus, there's WiFi available throughout, so you can post a casual, 'not meaning to brag, but...' update on your social feed whenever you wish. WiFi at the Crowne Plaza is £5 for one hour, £10 for four hours and £16 for 24-hours. Fancy a game of pool in Callaghans but run out of sterling? Dont worry, theres an ATM just opposite the reception desk. And as you leave, dont forget to check the handy departures and arrivals screen in the foyer for last-minute flight updates.
We recommend the Crowne Plaza Manchester airport for:
Choice -If you relish variety, this airport hotel is for you. With three very different places to spend your evening, and several room types to opt for, you might want to start choosing between them now!
Everything at hand - All those little extras that make your stay more comfortable are at the Crowne Plaza. Theres WiFi throughout, free newspapers, flight information, a gym, a pool table and even an ATM.
A great nights sleep - the incredible Sleep Advantage system here at the Crowne Plaza will have you sleeping like a baby in an herbal bliss.
Hotel was great, brilliant location and would recommend booking breakfast in advance as you get it much cheaper. Instructions for parking were not great, bit of confusion of where to park which is not ideal when you've been travelling a few hours. This was also repeated upon return when told car was parked in zone 4 and it was actually in zone 3 - again not what you want when you've been travelling since the day beforeMrs Newcombe (Crowne Plaza)
Our customers rated Crowne Plaza on average 9/10 (2187 reviews). Read Crowne Plaza reviews.
Getting to the airport
The hotel runs a 24-hour shuttle to the terminals, which is included in the price.
Terminals 1 & 3: 2-minute shuttle
Terminal 2: 4-minute shuttle
You can also walk to each terminal. Its 6 minutes to Terminals 1 and 3, and 14 minutes to Terminal 2, but wed recommend taking the shuttle as theres a lot of road developments in the area.
Check in from 2pm. Check out by 12 noon.
This package includes secured parking for the whole of your trip. Park at the hotel and hand your keys in at reception.
The car park has CCTV and regular patrols. Your car will be back at the hotel when you return.
When we visited we found the rooms to be clean, spacious and with really comfy beds! All rooms even come with aromatherapy pillow spray to help you sleep.
Rooms also include:
- Flat-screen TV
- Tea and coffee
- Small en suite bathroom with shower over bath
- 24-hour room service (£3.50 tray charge)
- Iron and ironing board
You can upgrade to a club room on the next page for a bigger bed, deluxe toiletries, access to the club lounge and an included breakfast.
Its free throughout the hotel, including the rooms. We found it to be a good speed and easy to connect to, but is a little slower in the evenings when its busier.
Hotel accessibility includes:
- Wheelchair accessible spaces
- Accessible public toilets
- Lifts to all floors
- Visual alarms/alerts
- Ramp access into hotel
- Ramp access into restaurant
- Restaurant menus in braille
- Restaurant menus in 14pt print
- Knock lights
Accessible rooms include
- Accessible door locks
- Accessible temperature and light controls
- Furniture can be rearranged
- Emergency cord/button in bathroom & bedroom
- Grab bars next to bath & toilet
- Taller toilets
- Wheelchair turning space in bathroom
- Bathroom doors open outwards
The Grill: offers 8 types of steak, as well as burgers, chicken, fish and risotto. The average main is around £18. They also have a menu just for kids.
Sampans: has a pan-Asian menu. We loved the quality and freshness of each dish - we tried plenty! A main is around £17, although its often cheaper for 2 people to eat from the set menu.
Both restaurants are happy to cater for gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan and lactose free diets - just let your waiter know.
The Grill is open 5:30pm - 10pm
Sampans is open 6pm - 10pm
Callaghans Irish bar: prides itself on being lively and traditional. There are big TV screens that show live sports. It specialises in draught beer, which costs around £4 a pint, and we found there to be a good selection. Youll also find meals like fish and chips and burgers which cost around £15.
The Hotel bar: serves bottled beers, cocktails and wines, in a slightly more formal setting. A glass of wine costs around £6.50.
Callaghans bar open 4.30pm - 11pm
Hotel bar open 11am - 11pm
Breakfast is an English and continental buffet, where you can eat as much as you like. Its £17 per person - you can book it on the next page.
We were impressed by the amount on offer - theres something to suit everyone. Options from the a la carte menu are also included, from pancakes to kippers.
Buffet breakfast is served:
5:30am - 10am on weekdays
5:30am - 10am at weekends
Things to do
- Free, 24-hour gym
- Pool table and darts
- Theres a running station with maps of popular running routes, fruit, water and towels.
Good to know
- Since this hotel is so large, request a room close to a lift when you check in.
- Ask for a room in the Quiet Zone for a quieter nights sleep.
- Your car will be parked on a site between 3 and 25 miles away.
- Theres a cash machine and a free device charger in reception.
- If you forget any toiletries just give reception a call.
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Crowne Plaza Additional Information
|Disabled facilities||The hotel has disabled rooms which are larger than normal rooms. These accessible rooms have wider doors for wheelchair access and lowered beds. The hotel has a lift, ramps inside and outside of the hotel and a hearing loop at the reception.|
|All rooms non-smoking|
|Phone in room|