Archive for the ‘Manchester’ Category

Friday 22nd February

Monday, February 25th, 2013

Second attempt this year to get Manchester after the first was affected by snow and we landed back at Gatwick. Flight was a bit late but not too bad, although there were some quite obnoxious passengers on board who, on landing pushed people out of their way to get their luggage and then pushed back to get to the front of the aircraft. Checked in at the hotel and then onto the new venue for Club Alert. Although smaller than before we had a better time.


Manchester (27th August)

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

Flight up to Manchester and checked into the Doubletree by Hilton just round the corner from the montly club “Alert”. Good night had. Pity it will be our last before it closes.. Next day train (first class) to Glasgow…..


How difficult is it to get a late checkout?

Sunday, April 29th, 2012

Before breakfast at the Doubletree by Hilton in Manchester I asked for a late check-out (to which I am entitled). The young man behind the counter immediately switched on his “can do” attitude. Not. You can have until one pm after which there is a charge. He hadn’t even checked my room number at this stage, never mind my status. I advised him I was diamond member and therefore entitled to the extension. He just repeated the same mantra. Eventually he consulted with a colleague who grudgingly accepted that I was due the late checkout. No apology. They made it worse by saying the hotel was full that night. Not according to their own website which was still offering rooms.