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Overview of The Alan

The Alan

4.0 star property
4-star hotel with restaurant, near Canal Street

8.6/10 Fabulous

161 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
  • Lounge area
Map
18 Princess Street, Manchester, England, M1 4LG
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Communal living room
  • Front desk safe
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Multilingual staff
  • Concierge services
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
For families
  • Refrigerator
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate sitting area
  • Television
  • Daily housekeeping

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Manchester City Centre
  • Canal Street - 4 min walk
  • Etihad Stadium - 40 min walk
  • Salford Quays - 41 min walk
  • The Gay Village - 1 min drive
  • University of Manchester - 2 min drive
  • Piccadilly Gardens - 6 min drive
  • Deansgate - 7 min drive
  • AO Arena - 8 min drive
  • Old Trafford - 11 min drive
  • Heaton Park - 20 min drive

Getting around

  • Manchester Airport (MAN) - 23 min drive
  • John Lennon Airport (LPL) - 56 min drive
  • Manchester Manchester Oxford Road Station - 7 min walk
  • Manchester Oxford Road Station - 8 min walk
  • Manchester Piccadilly Station - 11 min walk
  • St Peters Square Station - 2 min walk
  • Mosley Street Station - 5 min walk
  • Picadilly Gardens Station - 7 min walk

About this property

The Alan

4-star hotel in the heart of Manchester City Centre
Consider a stay at The Alan and take advantage of dry cleaning/laundry services, a bar, and a restaurant. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi.
You'll also enjoy the following perks during your stay:
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge), a porter/bellhop, and concierge services
  • A 24-hour front desk, tour/ticket assistance, and smoke-free premises
  • A front desk safe, multilingual staff, and coworking spaces
  • Guest reviews speak highly of the overall value, helpful staff, and proximity to shopping
Room features
All 140 rooms offer comforts such as premium bedding and laptop-friendly workspaces, as well as thoughtful touches like air conditioning and smart speakers. Guests reviews say good things about the comfortable rooms at the property.
Other conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with designer toiletries and showers
  • 32-inch LCD TVs with digital channels
  • Wardrobes/closets, separate sitting areas, and refrigerators

Languages

Bulgarian, Czech, English, German, Greek, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Slovak, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows regional cleaning and disinfection practices of We're Good To Go (UK)
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global) and Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 140 rooms
  • Arranged over 8 floors

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - anytime
  • Express check-in/out
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests will receive an email 7 days before arrival with check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Offsite parking nearby (GBP 27 per day; discounts available)

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No alcohol allowed onsite

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:00 AM–11:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge

What to do

  • Golfing nearby
  • Ski lessons nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Snowboarding nearby

Working away

  • Coworking spaces

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop

Facilities

  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Communal living room

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Portable shower seat
  • Bathroom emergency pull cord
  • Roll-in shower

Languages

  • Bulgarian
  • Czech
  • English
  • German
  • Greek
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Slovak
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Tablet computer
  • Smart speaker
  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • Digital TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Guidebooks/recommendations

Special features

Dining

The Bar - Onsite lobby lounge. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Breakfast costs between GBP 17 and GBP 17 per person (approximately)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for GBP 30.0 per night

Parking

  • Parking is available nearby and costs GBP 27 per day (525 ft away)

Hygiene & cleanliness

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.

Guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available.

Contactless check-out is available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of We're Good To Go (UK).

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global) and Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).

Policies

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site.

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 mobile payments. Cash is not accepted. 

Mobile payment options include: Google Pay, Apple Pay and PayPal.

This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival.

Also known as

Arora Hotel
Princess St. Hotel previously Arora Hotel
Arora Manchester
Arora Manchester Hotel
Hotel Arora
Hotel Arora Manchester
Manchester Arora
Manchester Arora Hotel
Manchester Hotel Arora
Arora International Hotel Manchester
Manchester Arora International Hotel
Princess St. Hotel Manchester
Princess St. Hotel
Princess St. Manchester
Princess St.
Princess St. Hotel (previously Arora Manchester Hotel)
Arora Hotel Manchester
The Alan Hotel
Princess St Hotel
Princess St. Hotel
The Alan Manchester
The Alan Hotel Manchester

Frequently asked questions

Does The Alan offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Alan does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at The Alan?
As of 24 September 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Alan on 23 October 2022 start from NZ$130, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Alan?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at The Alan?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at The Alan?
No, unfortunately, but there's discounted parking nearby.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Alan?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Express check-out and contactless check-out are available.
Is there an onsite casino at The Alan?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Manchester235 Casino (7-min walk) is nearby.
What is there to do at The Alan and nearby?
During the winter, enjoy fun activities nearby like downhill skiing and snowboarding, and return when the snow melts for a round of golf at the nearby golf course.
Are there restaurants at or near The Alan?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant, The Bar. Nearby restaurants include Black Sheep (3-min walk), Croma (3-min walk), and Gio's (3-min walk).
What's the area around The Alan like?
The Alan is in Manchester City Centre, a short 2-minute walk from St Peters Square Station and 3 minutes' walk from The Gay Village. Travelers give top marks for the hotel's prime location.

Overall score and ratings

8.6

Fabulous

9.0/10

Cleanliness

8.7/10

Staff & service

8.5/10

Amenities

8.6/10

Property conditions & facilities

8.4/10

Eco-friendliness

6/10 Good

Let down
Modern reception area and bar. The rest is a let down. Poor quality breakfast, limited to one hot drink each, one croissant each and poor quality food in full English. Staff bordering on rude during breakfast. Shabby bedrooms that need a refurb, now what is shown on website when booking.
1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Michael, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Kieran, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

It’s an alright stay
As you enter the hotel, it has a very modern feel. The desk is a small table with tablets. The rooms are compact with a double bed only. All bedding clean and wall mounted Tv. Desk and chair alongside a Google device. The bathroom has different types of soaps, shower gels which are very strong in smell. Shower is ok, but not great. Hot water was intermittent. Overall, a nice hotel stay but, nothing to shout about. I’ve had better stays in less star rated hotels.
Ade, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Pamela, 1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Perfect stay.
Great hotel. Modern and cool entrance, nice clean and spacious room. Google hub, nice tea and coffee and eco water bottles. Great products in the bathroom too. Good stay. Would go back for sure.
Jon, 1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Kelly, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Isobel, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lovely Stay
I stayed two nights at The Alan, visiting my daughter. The lady on reception was very welcoming and helpful, and the reception area beautifully appointed. My room was surprisingly large, the bed very comfortable, and the bathroom had a luxurious feel, although the shower control was very confusing, so I had a bath instead. Not a problem. I was surprised, given that it was a double room, there was only one chair (but a comfy and stylish one). There wasn't a table or chair in front of the mirror, so makeup and hair had to be done standing up, either in the room or the bathroom, which I thought was odd. I'd definitely like to stay again at The Alan despite this, and have the opportunity to visit the restaurant next time.
Gillian, 2-night trip
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