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“As expected” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Velvet
Ranked #9 of 115 Hotels in Manchester
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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157 reviews
53 hotel reviews
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“As expected”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2012

Great location for night life, no car parking on site so you have to park locally, not cheap but secure. Rooms well appointed, but they are a little noisy. Great staff. Some areas could with a bit of clean to bring the standard up.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

The room was gorgeous, the bed was heaven and the bathroom looked like it belonged in a spa. Staff was friendly and very helpful. I had a giant suitcase because I had traveled from Berlin and Edinburgh, and the man at the door carried it up the stairs for me to the front desk (good man!!) Oh...the little rubber ducky on the stack of towels in the bathroom was a nice touch! Will definitely stay there again:)

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2012

We booked into one of the Penthouses for a Saturday night. The reception staff were really helpful and we were shown to our room and given a welcome tray (ice, milk for tea in the morning, sweets and some water) The suite was smart and a great pace to entertain our friends before we went out. I would say the leather sofa had seen better days but that is only if you are being super picky. The penthouse itself was exceptional - groovy, modern and a great place to get away to. Comfortable bed (great nights sleep) and everything was clean.

The bathroom was lovely and I could not fault anything. The staff on reception, the bar and also the restaurant were all very nice and we would definitely go back again.

Thank you Velvet for making the night fun and thanks to Keith the night manager and the lady on reception for an exceptional check-in.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2012

I booked a couple of nights stay to celebrate my mothers 50th birthday.....Velvet fitted perfectly! We stayed in a standard room and the penthouse the 2nd night. Both rooms were very trendy/comfortable and great value for money. The hotel is set a short walk away from the centre on Canal street. Def worth the walk out....this does not compare to chain hotel groups. Hotel staff are very attentive and the Velvet bar offers a great atmosphere with super cocktails. Really enjoyable stay. K

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2012

Stayed in balcony room (number 34). This is a top class hotel and accomodation is of a high standard and service excellent. Balcony has lights and heater (welcome in September). Bath was huge and is big enough for 2 adults. The bar is really nice and staff friendly and helpful. Had breakfast in room and it was very good and well worth it. The only slight word of warning is that there can sometimes be street noise at night from surrounding bars, but you are on Canal St after all, and it wasn't really a problem for us.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2012 via mobile

From the moment my friends and I booked in nothing was too much trouble for the wonderful friendly staff at Velvet. Ricky and Jamie on the reception checked us in very efficiently and then showed us to our rooms. My room was no 25 and it was very voluptuous in red and black. The bed was huge and really really comfy and the bath was the biggest I have ever seen. Breakfast was excellent the next morning and again the service was first class. I would thoroughly recommend Velvet Hotel,s brilliant location right on Canal Street.
I will definitely be staying here again.




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  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2012

This hotel will take some beating, high end décor fantastic rooms, attention to detail is bespoke for each guest, everywhere was spotless we were met by Ricky and other staff members who were more than helpful, nothing was too much trouble, breakfast was delicious , I would not stay anywhere else in Manchester now I’ve found this palace xxx Thank you Velvet xx

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Velvet

Property: Velvet
Address: 2 Canal Street, Manchester M1 3HE, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Greater Manchester > Manchester
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Manchester
#2 Business Hotel in Manchester
#5 Romantic Hotel in Manchester
#8 Luxury Hotel in Manchester
#23 Family Hotel in Manchester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Velvet 4*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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