we picked this hotel based on its high trip advisor ranking, and although it was nice, it was let down by certain aspects we didnt expect.
The hotel itself is near immaculate inside, with great friendly staff who are happy to help.
The first room we where shown to was however, was not suited for a romantic night in.
The mural on the wall is over a screaming women bleeding from multiple angles, while demonic cherubs and apparitions of satan giggle at her from across the room, this litrally covered 75% of the wall space and was dimly lit, some people may find this room an enjoyable place to spend the night, we asked to move. which they obliged.
We moved to the penthouse suite at an increased cost, and it was a fantastic room, two tvs, upstairs and downstairs, all the five star features.
However, the music from the clubs next door went on till around 4 in the morning, the bass pumping through the room, awful nights sleep.
The hotel itself is more suited for the gay community, all the clubs outside are brashly named gay bars like "QUEER" and "GAY" and during our stay we felt like the odd ones out, and no-where near by to go for a quiet drink. Any bar that advertises itself round the ideal of a sexual orientation, is somthing i would expect on a seedy island holiday, wheres the class ?
The hotel penthouse floor also had photographs of topless women kissing, and the in house bar was full of guides to safe gay sex. none of this was in any way a "problem" for us, it just further isolated us and re-enforced the point we are not who the hotel caters towards
Nice hotel, wont be returning ever, would recommend it for gay couples/singles only.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Velvet Hotel Manchester