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Bed and breakfast accommodation may be reserved through the Festival office at the following University of Manchester facilities:

  • Luther King House Hotel - £39.50 per night (single ensuite) and £48.50 per night (double/twin ensuite). Please book with the hotel directly!
  • The Ox Hotel - £55 per night (double/twin ensuite) and £ 75 per night (triple ensuite)
  • Ibis Hotel - £63 per night (single ensuite)
  • Manchester Business School Hotel - £55 per night (single ensuite)
  • Days Inn Hotel - £69 per night (single ensuite)

Luther King House Hotel

Luther King House Hotel

Luther King House is ideally located in a quiet tree-lined suburb, within easy reach of Manchester city centre by either private or public transport. The House is noted for its peaceful and secluded setting and very friendly atmosphere. If you wish to book rooms here, please contact Paul Winstanley and quote the RAI Film Festival to get a 10% discount!

The Ox Hotel

The Ox Hotel

The Ox Hotel, situated in the Castlefield area within easy walking distance to Piccadilly train station (10 mins), has been established for many years and is regularly used by those in the know and seasoned travellers as a relaxing and inviting home from home. All bedrooms are en-suite and have tea, coffee and T.V. facilities on offer.

The Manchester Business School Hotel

MBS Hotel

The Manchester Business School hotel is located within the campus, only a few hundred metres from the Festival site. Single rooms are in very short supply, so those interested in reserving rooms of this kind are strongly advised to book early. However, please note that rooms at the MBS are only available from Friday 29th June to 2nd July.

The Ibis Hotel

The Ibis Hotel Manchester on Charles Street is just a 10 minute walk from the city. Ideal for both business and leisure, the hotel is close to Chinatown, varied dining choices, great pubs and nightlife places. Theatres and historic buildings are also within easy reach. The hotel is accessible to disabled guests and it has a restaurant, a theme bar offering snacks 24/7 and wireless internet access

The Days Inn Hotel

Days Inn Hotel Reception

The Days Inn Hotel on Sackville Street offers the combination of great value for money with a convenient location in the city centre - just 300m from Piccadilly Station. Guests will enjoy the contemporary ambience and the peaceful, comfortable haven provided at the Days Inn. Its ideal location brings visitors within walking distance of Manchester's shopping and cultural activities, as well as, its famous nightlife.

Other accommodation

For accommodation outside the campus, please see the box above. However, please note that the Festival office cannot become involved in making reservations outside the University.

Hotels Elsewhere
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There is a broad range of other hotels in Manchester. Amongst many other possibilities, the Travelodge offers competitive rates, particularly if booked well ahead. Delegates making late bookings may also like to consult the Late Rooms website

Budget Accommodation
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Students and others looking for cheap dormitory-style hostel accommodation could check out the Hatters Hostels website

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