I love the idea of an aparthotel; combining the benefits of self-catering accommodation with hotel-type service. This results in very generous floor space in addition to the type of amenities guests can expect from a hotel. In Roomzzz’s case, the rooms are enormous. My better half and I stayed in the Maxima suite, which is split across two levels with the living room and bedroom being on the lower and mezzanine floors respectively. Also included is a kitchenette, bathroom and en-suite toilet. The feature piece is a spiralling staircase leading up to the mezzanine floor, where an open plan bedroom looks over the living room below.
The facilities are reasonable; kitchenette includes a mini-hob, microwave / grill, fridge with freezer compartment, dishwasher etc. Unlike regular self-catering apartments, housekeeping tidies up after you, including the dishes! The main bathroom has a large shower, really deep bathtub (good for two people), a simple sink with anti-steam mirrors and a built-in TV. Note that you may have to specifically request a room whilst booking, which includes a bathtub; not all rooms have one. The living room has really high ceilings and captures plenty of light thanks to the enormous velux windows (whose shutters are operated by switches by the bed and the main door). I believe all maxima suits are on the top floor because of this. The living room has the main TV (Freeview only), as well as an Apple mac computer. Complimentary wifi is also provided. The bedroom also has quite a large TV, making it three in total for the suite. The bed itself is enormous; we must’ve only used a fraction of it. Furthermore the mattress is incredibly comfortable to ensure a good night’s sleep. The room does have air conditioning but I found it incredibly warm. We quite often had the fan on upstairs.
Breakfast is a simple grab and go affair, offering a small selection of pastries, fruits and drinks to go. Personally, I loved it and it meant that we could enjoy the breakfast comfortably in our fantastic room. Roomzzz is very attractively priced, representing excellent value for money. We found that the majority of the guests are those in their early twenties in Manchester for a night out. Please be aware that the hotel can get a little noisy; if you have to be in a meeting somewhere the next day and require peace and quiet, I would look elsewhere.
There are a few niggles here and there; the velux windows could use a clean and there is some pink insulation foam leftover on the ceiling of our room, which detracts from the character of the girder beams running across the roof. However overall, this is a recommended hotel to stay in, ideally located in Manchester city centre and the cheapest pound per floor space you are ever likely to find.
Request a bath tub when booking; not all rooms have one.
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