Mercure Bowdon Hotel Manchester Airport

Why not start your holiday early at the 3 star Mercure Bowdon Hotel. Pay less for great accommodation near Manchester Airport and book today.

What to expect at the Mercure Bowdon Hotel

Start your holiday early at the exquisite Mercure Bowdon Manchester Airport hotel. Once you've checked-in your bags, why not take a moment to enjoy the relaxing calm of the sophisticated lounge bar, as you sip on something cool from the extensive drinks list. And for those who enjoy a little 'me-time', this modern hotel features an award-winning restaurant and a luxury health club to indulge in before hitting the skies.

Formerly known as The Bowdon Hotel, Altrincham, this three-star venue is just a 10-minute drive from Manchester Airport, and has good links to the Trafford Centre where retail therapy is a must. Alternatively, take a five-minute stroll to the lively town of Hale, not forgetting to keep your eyes peeled for the local footballers and soap stars in this affluent area.


The hotel has 150 well-lit parking spaces in an enclosed on-site car park.

You can choose to either park at the hotel and leave your car here for the duration of your stay. To get to Manchester Airport, just speak to a member of staff at reception who will organise you transfers to and from the airport for you, free of charge.

Alternatively, you can opt to park at the Mercure overnight and then move your car on the morning of your flight to either Manchester Official Long Stay T1 and T3, or Manchester Official Long Stay T2, depending on which terminal you’re flying from. Your car will remain at the airport car park for the duration of your holiday. Both car parks are a 10 to 15 minute drive from the hotel.

Features at the Manchester Mercure Bowdon

Dine in the elegant surrounds of the Mercure’s award-winning restaurant as you tuck into the fresh local produce and internationally inspired cuisine. Sample a goat’s cheese bruschetta with herb-dressed salad and orchard chutney to start, followed by a succulent slow braised belly of pork with apple scented creamed potatoes for a mouth-watering main. Or, opt for one of the beef dishes, all of which are sourced from British Farm Assured stock and aged for a minimum of 21 days for premium quality and taste satisfaction.

For a lighter bite, visit the lounge-style Café Bar, which is open throughout the day to serve snacks, coffees, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages.

After dinner, stretch out in one of the 87 sumptuous en-suite rooms to watch a film on your LCD flat screen, or browse the complimentary wifi that’s available throughout the hotel. Or perhaps visit the excellent health spa to wile away the hours before your flight.

Sink into the bubbling swirls of the spa pool Jacuzzi after a few lengths in the heated pool, or unwind in the sauna after a satisfying work out in the Mercure’s well-equipped gym. What’s more, you can even treat yourself to some last minute pampering with the various beauty treatments on offer, to start your holiday as you mean to go on.

Check-in times

Check in from 2pm and check out by 11am

Parking at the Manchester Mecure Hotel

With its location off the airport site, the Manchester Mercure Bowdon has plenty of parking available for guests. Leave your car at the hotel, stay the night in their comfortable rooms and then head to the airport to catch your flight the next day. Once you return, your car will be waiting at the hotel for you to collect.


Upon arrival at the Mercure Bowdon, select a space for your car and then proceed to check in at the hotel reception. It’s as uncomplicated as that – leave your car for the duration of your trip, safe in the knowledge that it’s stored at the hotel.

After you’ve returned from your holiday and landed back at Manchester Airport, you can arrange a transfer with the hotel to bring you back to the Manchester Mercure Bowdon to collect your car.

Getting to and from Manchester airport

Speak to the hotel reception and they’ll be able to arrange a transfer for you from the hotel to the airport. They’ll book it at a time that suits you and gets you to the airport on time for your flight – and they’ll also book a transfer back to the hotel once you’ve returned from abroad. Give the hotel reception a call when you’ve landed in the arrivals hall and they’ll arrange for you to be picked up and returned to the Mercure Bowdon Manchester to collect your car.

Dining and drinking at the Mecure Hotel

The Mercure Bowdon's award-winning restaurant is the place to make yourself at home and while away an evening. It’s a casually stylish place to dine, whilst the trendy continental flavour of the Café Bar is ideal for lunchtime relaxation. Sip on a rich Lavazza coffee and tuck into some lighter bites when you're feeling peckish.

A sumptuous English buffet style breakfast gives you complete control over the delectable start to your day, alongside an equally-delicious Continental breakfast option – served from 7am until 9.30am, you can grab something to eat before you head off to catch your flight.


Choose from one, two or three courses, with dishes including warm black pudding and bacon salad, vegetable spring rolls with sweet chilli sauce, or breaded brie with fruit chutney for starters. Mains include goat’s cheese and Mediterranean bake, sea bass fillet with roasted vegetables and sautéed potatoes, and pork lion steak with honey and coarse mustard sauce.

Directions to the Manchester Mecure hotel

Directions from

Although it’s located off the Manchester airport site, the Manchester Mercure Bowdon can be found in the pretty village of Hale, where it’s completely accessible by road and not far from the nearby rail station.

  • Exit the M6 at junction 19 and join the A56 towards Altrincham. You’ll need to go straight across at the subsequent two sets of traffic lights.
  • At the large roundabout take the second exit towards Altrincham. You’ll know you’re in the right place if you pass a Total petrol garage on your right.
  • At the first set of traffic lights, take the right turn onto the B5161 Park Road towards Bowdon and Hale.
  • Travel for around a mile down this road, until you see the hotel on your right.

If you’re arriving at the hotel using National Rail services, the nearby Hale railway station is the most accessible for the hotel. The station is a walkable distance from the hotel, although taxi services are also available. If you arrive at the station and need a transfer to the hotel, give the Mercure Bowdon Manchester a call.

Rooms at the Manchester Airport Mercure

You’ll enjoy a comfortable and convenient stay at the Manchester Mercure Bowdon. Each room creates a light and inviting atmosphere that’s never quite as good as your bedroom at home – but it’s a close second! If the cosy ambience isn’t enough, then the array of fantastic features and facilities are sure to make you want to stay just one night longer.

Room facilities

Every room in the Mercure Bowdon Manchester incorporates an en-suite bathroom, flat screen TV with Freeview channels to enjoy, direct dial telephone, hairdryer, free Wi-Fi access, and complimentary tea and coffee-making facilities.

Room types

If you’re travelling with a large group, it’s worth asking for a family room – these can accommodate up to two adults and two children, with plenty of room still left over to store your luggage. Meanwhile, standard rooms – all of which are non-smoking – give enough room to relax and unwind in before you jet off.

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Mercure Bowdon

Hotel address

Mercure Bowdon Hotel,
Langham Road,
WA14 2HT,

Distance to airport: 3.5 Miles

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