This 4 star hotel is close to Manchester Airport and offers holiday parking deals. If you want to be pampered before your trip there are lots of ways to do that here, for example, with a massage in the spa or a meal at one of its 2 restaurants. The Marriott Manchester Airport gets very good guest ratings on the internet – overall, about 4 out of 5 (March 2010).
Address: Hale Road, Hale Barns, Manchester, WA15 8XW.
Phone: +44 (0)161 9040301
Book Marriott Manchester Airport at Airport Hotels.com
The Marriott is set in the Cheshire countryside, about a mile and a half from Manchester Airport. It takes about 5 or 10 minutes to drive there.
There’s a large car park on site, which you have to pay for. It costs £2 for an hour and £6 for a day. They offer long term parking deals with a night’s accommodation, so you can leave your car here until you fly back into Manchester.
Check-in/out and breakfast
Check in is from 4 pm and check out is by 12 noon. A Full English buffet breakfast is served from 6.30 am to 11 am during the week and 7 am to 11 am at weekends.
The hotel provides a shuttle service to and from the airport on request, for £3 one way, £1 for children and £5 return. If you take a taxi it will cost about £6. The journey to the airport takes about 5 or 10 minutes depending on the traffic.
The Manchester Airport Marriott has 2 restaurants – one serving continental food and one with an international menu. There’s also a coffee house with light meals and sandwiches and a barbecue and picnic area for the fleeting British summer. There’s wireless internet in the guest lounge which is charged at an hourly rate. If you would like to use the net in your room as well it’s better to login there first and pay the £15 charge for 24 hours use (May 2010). You will then be able to connect wirelessly anywhere throughout the building, without further charge. Guests staying in Executive Rooms can make use of the complimentary WiFi in the Executive Lounge. There are 14 meeting rooms, the biggest of which can seat 160. If you’re travelling for pleasure rather than business you could take a dip in the swimming pool and whirlpool, or have a beauty treatment in the spa. Gym bunnies can make use of the exercise equipment and complimentary fitness classes.
There are 203 guest rooms altogether. They are all air-conditioned and soundproofed for a comfortable night’s sleep and they have hair dryer, iron and trouser press so you can smarten yourself up in the morning. There’s a coffee maker and tea service, or you could take something stronger from the mini-bar. In terms of technology, they’re well equipped, with a radio, telephone, and WiFi internet, for a fee. It costs £15 for 24 hours, which will be charged to your room, and you will be able to connect to the internet throughout the hotel. The TV has a 32 inch flat screen and comes complete with satellite channels and pay per view movies. You can also pay to have a go on the video games consoles. There is room service available 24 hours a day and cots can be provided for babies. With executive rooms and suites you get bigger, more luxurious beds and access to the Executive Lounge, which has a complimentary WiFi connection.
There are 2 accessible guest rooms with toilet seat at wheelchair height and roll-in shower. Two further rooms have baths with grab rails. The public areas of the hotel are fully accessible to wheelchair users.
From Manchester Airport, exit the M56 at Juction 6 (Hale). Keep in the left hand lane (Hale, Altrincham). Turn left at the lights and as you come towards the bridge, get into the right-hand lane. At the roundabout, you want the third exit, which will bring you into the Marriott Car Park. If you’re coming from the M6, you should also take the M56 towards Manchester Airport and come off at the same Junction 6 (Hale). In this case, when you get to the roundabout, the Manchester Airport Marriott Hotel will be at the 2nd exit. The nearest train station is at Manchester Airport.
There aren’t any runway views from here. The Radisson Blu is on-site and you can see all the action from there.