Arora Hotel, Manchester

I recently stayed at the Arora Hotel in Manchester. Given I paid £220 for a room, I have to say I was very disappointed. Especially as that was room only, breakfast was an extra £28. Things I didn’t like about it:

  • There was no manual in the room explaining things like breakfast times, how the room worked, how to use the internet, etc
  • The room was very warm and the cooling system didn’t seem to do anything
  • Despite this, the cooling system continued to make a noise all night
  • The windows didn’t open very far
  • The wifi didn’t work properly as far as I could tell. I was supposed to get 30 minutes free (there was a charge for using it longer) but when I connected to the wifi network, it wouldn’t let me select hotel guest and any other option required me to login
  • There was no 3G signal, so I couldn’t hotspot on my phone
  • The heated towel rail did not work
  • The shower was very weak

The “Cloud 9” bed was okay, but nothing amazing. It did have some nice features – there was a bidet in the bathroom and the breakfast was good. Overall, I was quite disappointed though.



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