Best Western Willow Bank Hotel - Manchester  3 stars

340 Wilmslow Road, Manchester, United Kingdom, M14 6AF  show mapSave
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 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms


Paid parking


24-hour reception


Express check-in/-out

 Sports activities

Golf course

Horseback riding


In-room breakfast

Continental breakfast




 Meeting facilities

Meeting room


Located close to the city center, this three-star hotel is surrounded with many places of entertainment and interest, shopping and business sites.

All 116 air-conditioned guestrooms offer satellite TV, free Wi-Fi access and in room safe.

The on-site restaurant and bar serves contemporary British cuisine and an array of cocktails, wines and beverages.

Piccadilly Railway Station is in 4.2km. Manchester Victoria station is in 5.4km.

Year renovated   2007.  Number of rooms   116.

City Center Manchester - 2.9 mi
Airports Manchester (MAN) - 6.4 mi, Liverpool John Lennon (LPL) - 27.0 mi
Train Stations Piccadilly Railway Station - 2.6 mi, Manchester Victoria station - 3.4 mi
Bus stop - 1.2 mi
Restaurants Kosmos Taverna (cuisine: Greek) - 300 ft, Abdul's - 300 ft
Parks Platt Fields Park - 1900 ft

Dining options

Full English buffet breakfast is served daily at the hotel’s restaurant and costs EUR 6.5 per person per night.

Continental buffet breakfast is served daily at the hotel’s restaurant and costs EUR 6.5 per person per night.

The Coliseum Room restaurant serves contemporary British cuisine and an extensive wine list.

Enigma Bar offers an abundant choice of light meals and all sorts of beverages.


Business center includes fax/copy services and convenient meeting rooms packed with modern audio visual equipment.

Free Wi-Fi is possible in the entire hotel.


Golf course is available within 3km away from the hotel.

Additional features

Rooms and facilities for physically challenged people are available on-site.

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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safe deposit box
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • No elevators
  • Wheelchair access

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

private hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is GBP 5 per day.

  • Horseback riding
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Self-service laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Medical facilities service
  • Newspaper service
  • Wake up service
Dining facilities
  • Paid breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant with air conditioning
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Meeting facilities
  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
Children's facilities
  • Cribs/Baby cots
  • Video games
Leisure facilities
  • Golf course
  • Television in lobby
Room facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Connecting rooms
  • Dining room
  • Dressing area
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Steam shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • DVD player
  • Hi-Fi
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Free local telephone calls
  • Data ports
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock
Room decor
  • Carpeted floor



from  2 pm


until  11 am

Children and extra beds
  • Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 1. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets are allowed on request.

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Bed type: Double Bed or 2 Single beds or King Size bed
Size: 220 sq. feet

Good quality rooms, ideal for overnight and short breaks!

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    Bed type: 2 Single beds or Double Bed or King Size bed
    Size: 220 sq. feet

    These spacious, modern rooms have gleaming bathrooms and are ideal for a little extra luxury on a longer stay.

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      Bed type: Double Bed
      Size: 260 sq. feet

      Our individually designed rooms are in the original house, with period ceilings and luxuriously furnished decor with modern bathrooms. Treat yourself!

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        Best Western Willow Bank Hotel LocationWhat's nearby

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        • Underground stations
        • Train stations
        • Parks
        • Tourist attractions
        • Museums
        • Convention centers
        • Stadiums
        • Food and meals
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        What's nearby

        What's nearby.

        City center is in 4.6km.

        Wilmslow Road, famous shopping area, is in 1.7km.

        Manchester University, famous university, is in 2.8km.

        Fletcher Moss Botanical Gardens, popular botanical and park zone, is in 3.7km.

        Manchester Conference Centre, popular conference center, is in 3.9km.

        The Opera House, national opera theatre, is in 4.9km.

        Imperial War Museum North, museum of imperial war, is in 4.9km.

        Tourist attractions
        • Summer in the Park
          3700 ft
        • marie louise gardens
          1.7 mi
        Popular areas
        • 32 Club
          2.2 mi
        Places of interest
        • St James & Emmanuel C Of E Church
          1.6 mi
        Convention centers
        • Pankhurst Centre
          1.6 mi
        • Manchester Conference Centre
          2.4 mi
        Sport related
        • Belle Vue Greyhound Stadium
          2.2 mi
        Shopping areas
        • Wilmslow Road
          1.1 mi
        • Swinton Leisure Centre
          1000 ft
        • Megabowl
          1.8 mi
        • Imax Cinema
          1.8 mi
        • Little Nut Tree Toys
          2.4 mi
        • Manchester Apollo
          2.2 mi
        • Manchester Museum
          1.8 mi
        • Chorlton Water Park
          2.0 mi
        • Didsbury Park
          2.1 mi
        • fletcher moss gardens
          2.2 mi
        • Fletcher Moss Botanical Gardens
          2.2 mi
        Universities, Institutes
        • Manchester University
          1.7 mi
        • Manchester Academy
          1.9 mi

        Local Attractions

        • The Manchester Museum
          1.9 mi
          The University of Manchester, Manchester
        • The Catholic Church of the Holy Name of Jesus
          1.9 mi
          Oxford Road, Manchester
        • Whitworth Art Gallery
          2.0 mi
          University of Manchester, Manchester
        • The Sikh Temple
          2.1 mi
          61 Upper Chorlton Road, Manchester
        • Didsbury Park
          2.1 mi
          Wilmslow Road, Manchester

        Near the hotel

        • Platt Fields Park
          1900 ft
          Mabfield Road off Wilmslow Road, Manchester

        Restaurants Nearby

        • Kosmos Taverna

          66% likes this, based on 134 reviews
          Cuisine: Greek

          300 ft
          248 Wilmslow Rd

          Phone: (0161) 2259106

        • Abdul's

          72% likes this, based on 33 reviews

          300 ft
          324-26 Wilmslow Road

          Phone: +44 161 2255057

        • thai banana

          76% likes this, based on 20 reviews
          Cuisine: Thai

          1000 ft
          wilmslow road
        • Nayaab Restaurant & Coffee Lounge Manchester

          75% likes this, based on 38 reviews

          1200 ft
          5-7 Wilbraham Rd

          Phone: 441612242443

        • Trof - Fallowfield

          1400 ft
          2a Landcross Road, Fallowfield

          Phone: 01612741351

        Getting there.

        Manchester Airport (MAN) is in 10.2km.

        John Lennon Airport (LPL) is in 43.3km.

        Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) is in 60.2km.

        Getting around.

        The nearest bus stop is in 1.9km.

        Piccadilly Railway Station is in 4.2km.

        Manchester Victoria station is in 5.4km.

        Private hotel parking is at your service on site (reservation is not needed) for EUR 6.5 per day.

        Best Western Willow Bank Hotel Reviews

        Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Best Western Willow Bank Hotel

        Average guest rating

        out of 10
        Based on 392 reviews

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        • Older travelers

          good breakfast, excellent location for University, easy to find, clean.

          Squeaky floorboards

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          Friendly staff and a nice dining room for breakfast.

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          Lovely upgraded room clean with nice bed linens,quiet with good facilities and near restaurants and pubs. Lovely receptionist from Hartlepool.

          • Average rating
        • Single

          Only a short bus ride away from Manchester Academy... And it was just about the cheapest room going. I'm sure that there are many hotels in Manchester charging £80 a night with no better facilities or such inexpensive parking.

          No cold water in the bath taps... Water pressure not enough to shower, the tiniest room you could ever imagine a double bed fitting in. I know it was a single, but still. Almost claustrophobic.

          • Average rating
        • Family with children

          the staff member who went the extra mile to ensure we got some breakfast before leaving at three thirty in the morning for our journey to the airport

          there was some work going on and i felt the stairs were a bit dangerous due to the workmen and the wet weather

          • Average rating
        • Family with children

          Convenience for Mancheser University, ability to park the car until late afternoon on the day after arrival, and a comfortable bed and a good breakfast.

          I wondered about the cleanliness of the bathroom and was not sure whether the floor was dirty or just patterned in that way. ( Room 50)

          • Average rating
        • Family with children

          the staff were friendly and helpful, for a small hotel help with liggage was available and offered

          the room was in dire need of refurbishment but more importantly was , sorry, filthy. Another problem was the the number of people smoking at the entrance to the hotel, one literally had to fight through a large number of people to get to the entrance, this got worse the later it got. there was room at the rear of the hotel? garage area to accomodate a smoking area, pity this was not used.

          • Average rating
        • Group of friends

          Good Staff, Nice rooms, Comfy bed, Easy to get too, situated near to local amenities

          Only building work, but that was being done in a tidy manner and with the improement in the hotel to benefit

          • Average rating
        • Single

          Willowbank was adequate for an overnight stay close to the University. There is work in progress to upgrade which is much needed - the room was very dated and shabby.

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          complimentary bucks fizz at breskfast -a nice touch!

          we struggled to find our way back through the corridors and stairs to reception on the 4 times we tried!!

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          Friendly helpful staff.

          Our bedroom was a little cramped and the bathroom had nowhere to hang towells etc., a little tired looking. Tv worked but the channel changer did not.

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          Room and bathroom both very small but extremely well-appointed and comfortable. Restaurant wine a bit cheap and nasty but food excellent and good value. I had the butternut squash risotto, which is easy to make very dull, but which was delicious. The carpark security was reassuring, though I would rather they just added it onto the room rate then make a separate charge for the car.

          Plastic cups rather than water glasses let the room down, compared with the quality of the rest of the fittings.

          • Average rating
        • Family with children

          We were able to stay at this hotel with our dog.

          We liked this hotel but unfortunately it did not have a lift although there is a luggage porter.

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          Loved the hotel, location very good for us comfortable and the staff where all very friendly. Breakfast first class kept us going all day. Rooms very clean and tidy, once in bed we heard nothing untill the morning.

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          All of the staff were extremely helpful and friendly, the room was very comfortable and the breakfast excellent. Good secure parking.

          • Average rating
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