The Portland By Thistle
United Kingdom

Classic and elegant, this upmarket hotel resides within a magnificent Georgian facade and offers modern guest rooms through to immaculate deluxe king suites. Ideally located in the heart of the city, opposite lush Piccadilly Gardens, guests will find Manchester Arndale Shopping Centre and Piccadilly Station less than 10 minutes on foot. Complemented by a plunge pool and sauna, Just Gym caters for those wanting to keep fit, while the lively bar is accompanied by modern British and European dishes served in the restaurant.

Why we recommend The Portland

  • Upmarket hotel with grand Georgian facade
  • Modern rooms and deluxe king suites
  • Central location opposite Piccadilly Gardens
  • Close to shopping, dining and transport
  • Plunge pool, sauna, gym, bar and restaurant

Attractions near The Portland

Shop up a storm at Arndale

Manchester’s Arndale Shopping Centre is a dream come true for visitors looking to indulge in a little retail therapy. The vast shopping mall is popular with locals and visitors alike, and it’s the sort of place you want to return to time and again to make sure you've seen it all.

Arndale is Europe's third-largest shopping centre and it attracts more than 40 million visitors each year. With such a large space dedicated to shopping, there are stores to match all tastes, styles and budgets. In addition to the retail side of things, the Centre is home to a number of restaurants, cafes and food halls.

Discover Manchester’s haunted history

Manchester is a city with roots that date back as far as Roman times. With such a long history it's no surprise that it has its fair share of gruesome stories and spiritual sightings.

A local legend, Flecky Bennett runs the city's premier ghost tour. Dressed in costume, he leads tour groups around the city in the dead of the night, detailing some of the less savoury stories of Manchester's past and telling the tales of ghoulish ghostly survivors that are said to reside in the city. Flecky's enthusiasm and light-hearted approach add huge entertainment value and many guests return for subsequent tours.

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