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4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2 Canal Street, Manchester M1 3HE, England (Manchester City Centre)
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Ranked #4 of 117 hotels in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Brighton, UK
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Are you serious...?! This is Manchester not London! This takes the biscuit and the going rate in a hotel bar in Manchester is no more than a fiver... Totally takes the mick that I would definately not come back to this place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was mine and my husbands first anniversary and this is where my husband booked. I was very surprised once inside. The decor was lovely, room was nice and spacious, very clean and friendly staff. Would deffinately recommend this hotel to a friend/family and would deffinately return. The only downside is that the drinks are a little pricey but im... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We discovered this place whilst on a day trip to Manchester and decided to stay on. We were eating the restaurant downstairs and went up on the off chance they had a room available. Thankfully they did, not having a chance to review it etc I asked to see the room first and was suitably impressed. The king size room... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the second time I have been here, my mams 4th time, and we LOVE the velvet. The staff, hotel, food, every last thing is just amazing!!!! We stayed in a balcony room (35) the decor was FAB! Loved it!! We Can't wait to come back again!! See you soon Xxx

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked our stay as a surprise for my husbands birthday. We were greeted with a warm welcome and offered a complimentary drink because our room wasn't quite ready. The gentleman in the restaurant was really friendly and if it weren't for the rest of our plans that evening we could have quite happily sat there and chatted away all... More

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed one night in July and took one of the suites. It was very comfortable, though there were signs of rather slack maintenance. But what mattered was the noise from the room next door. To be woken up twice by the people in the next room won't do. A pity.

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Stone, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not sure where to start so will start on arrival, first impressions of the reception staff didn't make us feel very welcomed but that did improve during our 2 night stay. Also don't know why they have to take the £50 card charge on arrival this has been negated though, but didn't think it was necessary. We were expecting something... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed overnight on a monday, traveling for business. The room is very comfortable and unique. The staff were very very helpful, carries bags, brought tray with milk, ice, biscuits etc. bed was turned down. WiFi was good speed. Bathroom clean and good shower. Ren toilletries were supplied, good if required. I think the noise may be an issue due... More

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
26 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked this hotel for 2 nights, a Sunday and a Monday for our anniversary. We knew the hotel was in the middle of Canal Street but being a fairly broad minded 50+ couple! and as it is part of the Mr and Mrs Smith group of hotels, we were looking forward to something a little different and quirky. The... More

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Northwest Territories, Canada
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12 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is incredibly comfortable, welcoming, luxurious, friendly, quirky and I love it. Best part is the restaurant toilets. Not going to spoil it for you - check it out. I'd stay here again in a heartbeat. Extremely close to the train station - Well within bag dragging distance. I don't think it's possible to be disappointed with this property.

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Address: 2 Canal Street, Manchester M1 3HE, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Greater Manchester > Manchester > Manchester City Centre
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Velvet 4*
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The chic Velvet Hotel on Canal Street opened in April 2009. It has 19 air-conditioned, decadent boudoirs with free Wi-Fi access and distinctive, modern designs. Velvet Manchester is well connected to Canal Street's Cafe Society. It is a premiere venue in which to eat and drink, relax or party, and has friendly, discreet service.The individual, stylish rooms have digital TV, an iPod docking station, Burt’s Bees toiletries and an in-room 'cocktail and canapé' packages, and more.Continental and full English breakfasts feature locally sourced ingredients and are served in the basement-level Velvet Restaurant (at an additional cost). ... more   less 
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