Accommodation close to Indoor Entertainment Venue


address : Victoria Station, Hunts Bank, Manchester M3 1AR, United Kingdom

If you are looking for overnight accommodation in the city close to the Manchester Arena, you will not struggle finding something adequate, regardless of your budget. There are many b&b’s and cheap hotels here situated within close access, as well as numerous other local attractions. Some properties feature an indoor swimming pool, spa and gym. Many establishments provide free Wifi, free parking and a free breakfast as well.

Finding rooms for the night at a nearby bed and breakfast will place you within close range of the high street, the Wheel of Manchester, Urbis, Granada Studios and the Albert Hall. Transportation here is excellent, therefore securing accommodation in this city will give you the chance to visit the countless other attractions further afield.

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Where Should I Stay for budget friendly accommodation ?


Depending on how close you want to be to the indoor arena will often have an influence on the price. City centre places to stay are especially luxurious in the Deansgate area and will situate you within ten minutes walk of the ground. Slightly away from the crowds are several 3 and 4 star cheap hotels which are still located within a third of a mile.

The inner city area of Salford also offers an excellent selection of cheap properties and from here, you will be within walking distance. Popular in the city of Manchester is renting a self catering apartment for a night or the weekend.

However most hotels have a direct line to a reputable taxi service and the public transport links from here to the city centre are fantastic too. If you need to cater for any special requirements, it is advisable to contact the hotel you are considering in advance to discuss arrangements.

One of the largest arena’s in Britain


The Manchester Arena is one of the largest indoor arena’s in Britain and also Europe. It was opened in 1995 and was formally the Manchester Evening News (MEN) and Phones4U. It is one of the busiest venues across the globe and attracts headline acts like Pharrell Williams, U2, Madonna, Oasis and Simply Red.

This venue also broke records in the 2010/11 season thanks to the residency of Bolton born comedian Peter Kay. More than 1 million visitors are drawn to this entertainment complex annually and it has previously been the recipient of the International Venue of the Year award.

The 21,000 capacity Phones 4u arena has also hosted a number of prestigious sporting events in the past including Commonwealth Games events and boxing matches with stars such as David Haye and Mike Tyson. Another popular venue with plenty of accommodation nearby is the Manchester Academy, close to the University campus.

Some of the most exciting attractions nearby include Chill Factore, Band on the Wall, Cornerhouse, Old Trafford football stadium of Man Utd, Heaton park and the People’s History Museum.

Although securing rooms at a bed and breakfast will entitle you to one meal a day, there is a fine assortment or restaurants in this cultural city too. The Mongolian Grill for example in the Northern Quarter is highly recommended as the food is delicious. This all you can eat is worth every penny and offers convenient access to the high street and the best record shops in the city.

Chinatown needs no introduction and by choosing well priced b&b’s, hotels or apartments to rent in this area, you will also enjoy close access to many of the best nightclubs in the city.

Location of the (MEN) Arena in Manchester City Centre – Victoria Station


Name : Manchester Arena (formerly known as NYNEX 1995–1998, Manchester Evening News 1998–2011, Manchester Arena 2011–2013, Phones4U 2013 – 2015)

Location : in Manchester on the corner of Trinity Way, Hunts Bank and Great Ducie Street. Adjacent to Victoria Station.

North general hospital, Royal Infirmary medical centre, and the large University Hospital complex site can all easily be reached. The central convention complex is within close distance as well.

Address : Trinity Way, Manchester M3 1AR, England, United Kingdom

Postcode district : M3

Tel : +44 161 950 5000

Managed and operated : by SMG Europe

Capacity : 21,000

Opened in 1995

Nearest railway station ?

The Phones 4u Arena is situated adjacent to the Victoria Train Station. From Piccadilly rail station it’ s only a short Metrolink ride to Victoria Metrolink tram stop offering easy connections to Piccadilly railway station. Piccadilly rail station is a mile away.

Nearest Airport ?

The nearest airport is the city’s International Airport MAN, located 10.3 miles away, and can be reached by Stagecoach Number 45 or a combination of train and Metrolink.

Nearest Hotels : to the north of the city centre, around Victoria railway station.

Nearby Attractions and Sights M3 1AR Trinity Way


Chetham’s Library (Long Millgate, Manchester M3 1SB, England): little library. The library is astonishing in its age and pristine state.

Manchester Cathedral (Victoria St, north end of Deansgate, M3 1SX): cathedral part of the Church of England, situated just off Deansgate close to Arndale shopping district.

National Football Museum (Cathedral Gardens, M4 3BG): world’s biggest football museum. The museum consists out of five floors of excellent football memorabilia, combined with fun active football games for kids.

Printworks (27, Withy Grove, M4 2BS): major leisure and entertainment complex. There are many bars and restaurants as well as a cinema.