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Velvet
Ranked #10 of 115 Hotels in Manchester
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England, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Can't fault this hotel.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2012

Better than I was expecting, a very short walk from the station. The room was bigger than a regular hotel with a large very comfy bed. The receptionist bought up a welcome tray with ice and some biscuits. decent bathroom with an absolutely huge bath. Food in the restaurant was excellent and service was spot on.
Small touches like fresh milk in the mini bar, proper coffee making facilities, and evening turn down with after dinner mint chocolates and a nice bathrobe make all the difference.
Although this was a business trip I would certainly return for a romantic weekend stay. My only negative point would be that the blinds on the windows did not block out all the early morning light.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2012

Friendly staff, lovely room, good food, very comfortable. Don't use the back entrance if you can help it, the surrounding area is unpleasant, apparently Manchester Council does not clean the streets any longer. Use he front entrance in Canal Street

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2012

My partner and I stayed this Sunday evening for a last minute night away as had been my birthday. When we arrived (Around 1PM) the room wasnt available as they had some late check outs and check-in wasnt until 3PM. However as we wanted to shop we were happy to leave our luggage and after being shown places to go on a map provided for us went into Manchester.
On our return at around 6PM we were shown our room (number 21 red room very very nice) and our luggage had been taken up for us, fantastic. we were offered a hot drink and were also given 2 glasses of champagne (Happy Birthday me ;) ), a lovely and very touching gesture.
The room was lovely and the bed to die for (we really want to know what type of mattress it was as was so so comfortable) a huge queen size wooden and leather one, gorgeous!
Very clean! Great upto date mod cons, DVD player, docking station, free view flat screen.
The bathroom was lovely with blue night lights, lovely touches with the V duck, cotton wool etc all extras that make your stay comfortable and different to large branded hotels.
We were a little cold but later discovered that the heating / ac worked with bathroom light on...
It was quite noisy from the street and the room above has a squeeky floor board but they didnt spoil our stay at all we absolutely loved it.
This hotel may not be for everyone, it is in the heart of all of the gay bars and clubs. It has a lovely avenue of lit up trees at night by the canal.
We didnt eat in the restaurant however the bar area was nice with chandeliers and dark surroundings modern and chic. The toilets in the bar werent as clean as the hotel ones and a little worn.
Very helpful, friednly and welcoming staff here and we will definately be staying again.
Recommend use of NCP car park as get a discount at hotel. Once stayed you also get an e mail for a discounted next stay, great for return business!!!!
Will be trying the restaurant next time. Thanks and well done fantastic hotel and service to match!!!

Room Tip: Room 21 red theme double (although bed a queen size and uba comfortable). Along with above mentioned...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2012

Stopped at Velvet on our return from Mauritius. The hotel is as exactly as expected and more. Fresh milk and biscuits delivered to the room, fluffy good quality towels, good selection of DVDs behind reception. Nothing was to much trouble from the moment we arrived and shown to our room, taxis ordered for us, room service and storing our luggage on check out.

They certainly do go the extra mile and no wonder they are no1 on trip advisor! Well deserved.

Thanks again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2012

Having visited and reviewed the restaurant before I had the chance to stay at Velvet. I live in Manchester but had a friend coming up so I decided to treat my self.

What a place, from the moment we arrived and checked in with Ricky everything was 5 star! Yes I know it's a 4 star, but they went out of that box!

The room was exquisite and have all the amenities you would need. DVD player, flat screen tv, I pod docking station, tea making facilities, iron! They bough us the welcome tray, which includes fresh milk and biscuits and this was replenished on turndown! A good sign of a hotel!

The bed was super comfy and had a luxury mattress topper, I didn't want to get up. Good quality, spotless clean linen!

The location is right in the heart of the city, in the gay area. No noise could be heard from either outside or from the adjoining rooms, something which other reviewers have noted. I did have a few glasses of wine which may of helped slightly but People should do their research more. Stay in the country if you want peace and quiet!

Overal I would wholeheartly recommend this place. If you don't love it, there must be something wrong with you or your just plain boring!!

Love it!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2012

This was one of the most pleasurable experiences I'vehad staying in a hotel. Considering my awful experience a few months ago in another hotel purporting to be a four star hotel but certainly wasn't! What a difference and pleasant stay this was. Incredibly attentive staff. Prompt and courteous service. The food was excellent and pricewise very reasonable considering. Decorated in that lovely boutique style I thoroughly enjoyed my stay and will be booking again on my next trips to Manchester. I booked one of the rooms with a balcony. All the amenities one comes to expect with a top class hotel are anticipated and well presented. A complimentary tray is provided on arrival which was a nice touch. I needed a couple of things which a quick call down to reception was duly sorted for me. Thank you very much to the staff and hotel. My faith in good service once again restored!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2012

Stayed at this hotel with my sister and some friends. What luxury!! Lovely decor, very ornate and Quirky. The beds are massive and so comfy. Very well stocked mini bar, complementary biscuits and sweets and fluffy bathrobes. The breakfast was superb and the staff were great. Very friendly and welcoming. Would definitely return here and have already recommended to friends.

  • Stayed October 2012
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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
#9 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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