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"We absolutely loved our stay in the Principal. Next time we will stay longer. The building is stunning, and service, atmosphere and food excellent. We ... " More

By a verified traveller on Fri 31 May 2019

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Hotel Description

A luxury stay in the heart of Manchester awaits you at Kimpton Clocktower. Within steps you'll find Manchester Palace Theatre and The Gay Village within a short 5-minute stroll. Highlights at this Victorian hotel include a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and a 24-hour business center.

All 270 individually decorated rooms feature flat-screen TVs with digital channels, and you can enjoy coffee/tea makers, free bottled water, and safes. In-room dining is easy with amenities like refrigerators and round-the-clock room service. Nice touches to enhance your stay include bathrobes and free toiletries. Hair dryers, phones, and irons/ironing boards are also available.

The restaurant, The Refuge by Volta, is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 25446 square feet (2364 square meters) of event facilities include a meeting room, and other business amenities include limo/town car service. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a fitness center, and a coffee shop/café. English breakfast is available on weekdays between 7:00 AM and 10:00 AM and on weekends between 7:30 AM and 10:30 AM. There's also the convenience of self parking.

Attractions within a 10-minute walk of this 5-star Manchester City Centre hotel include Canal Street and St. Peter's Square.

Room, 1 Double Bed (Urban)

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$169* Per night/room 19 May - 20 May

Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking (Mobil Roll In Shwr)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Junior Suite, 1 Double Bed

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, Non Smoking (2 Pers)

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 2 Single Beds (Urban)

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Kimpton Clocktower ratings based on 1 Verified Reviews

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Guest reviews for Kimpton Clocktower

Couples (1) Family (1)
5 out of 5
We absolutely loved our stay in the Principal. Next time we will stay longer. The building is stunning, and service, atmosphere and food excellent. We found no fault during our stay.

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Comment from Hotel Management

13 Jul. 2019 by A Misina

Dear Julie, Thank you so much for sharing your feedback. It's great to hear that you loved our iconic building, plus our little extra's too. On my behalf and of my team I look forward to welcoming you back. Kind Regards, Adelina Misina Duty Manager

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site, as well as a coffee shop/café and a snack bar/deli. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. A 24-hour business center, a meeting room, and limo/town car service are available. Public spaces have free WiFi. Event space at this hotel measures 25446 square feet (2364 square meters). A fitness center, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the luxury Kimpton Clocktower. For a fee, parking is available. This Victorian Manchester hotel is smoke free.

  • 270 guestrooms or units
  • 5 levels
  • 25446 sq ft of conference space
  • 2364 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1902
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Deli
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • 1 conference room
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Car service
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Television in lobby
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator

Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge) , Offsite parking discounted rates available

Transport

  • Airport: Manchester Airport (MAN) (14.3 km / 8.9 mi)
  • Train station: Manchester Manchester Oxford Road Station (0.1 km / 0.1 mi)
  • Metro station: St Peters Square Station (0.5 km / 0.3 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Kimpton Clocktower offers 270 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and complimentary bottled water. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Refrigerators and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, bathrobes, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. 21-inch flat-screen televisions come with digital channels. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (heating)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Wheelchair accessible

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy English breakfast on weekdays from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM and on weekends from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM.

The Refuge by Volta - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Reservations are required.

24-hour room service is available.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at 11:00 PM

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

The credit card used to book the reservation must be presented by the cardholder at check-in.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 3 children 13 years old and younger stay free, per registered adult, when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets are welcome and stay free
  • Weight limit: 66 lbs
  • Food and water bowls are available

Policies

The name of this property was previously The Palace.

This property's elevator (lift) is 55 inches (1.4 meters) wide.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector and window guards in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings. This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean Promise (IHG).

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Number of children who can stay for free – 3
  • Debit cards
  • Pets allowed (no fees)
  • Staffed front desk
  • LGBTQIA friendly
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Property follows a brand or regulatory agency's sanitisation guidelines Clean Promise (IHG)
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • gap period enforced between guest stays 48 hours
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property does not follow sanitisation practices of any association

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for English breakfast: GBP 18.50 for adults and GBP 9.25 for children (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: GBP 20.00 per day
  • Nearby parking fee: GBP 15 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Palace Hotel Manchester
  • Palace Manchester
  • Principal Manchester Hotel
  • Principal Hotel
  • Principal Manchester
  • Principal Manchester Hotel
  • Hotel Principal Manchester Manchester
  • Manchester Principal Manchester Hotel
  • Hotel Principal Manchester
  • Principal Manchester Manchester
  • The Principal Manchester
  • Principal Hotel
  • Principal
  • The Palace Hotel
  • Principal Manchester
  • Kimpton Clocktower Hotel
  • Kimpton Clocktower Manchester
  • Kimpton Clocktower Hotel Manchester

You should know

  • Up to 3 children 13 years old and younger stay free, per registered adult, in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Tourism Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

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