It's highly possible that you've stayed in a hotel with better service, (the young staff was scaringly novice when I visited).
It's highly possible that you stayed in a rooms that was better designed.
But I doubt that there are any better bargains if you'd like to stay in Manchester. Prices are often slashed and if you're in for such a bargain, you will feel OK, even if you've paying the bill with your own money.
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