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“A little gem in the heart of the city.”
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Velvet
Ranked #10 of 117 Hotels in Manchester
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“A little gem in the heart of the city.”
Reviewed March 29, 2013

The Velvet hotel, Manchester, a delight....opulent, hedonistic rooms with fantastic food and helpful, friendly staff.....perfect for a romantic evening (our wedding anniversary) and half-an-hour’s drive to Manchester Airport where I was flying from the next day…..well worth a return visit....and we will....!

Room Tip: Room 32, for a pool sized bath.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 29, 2013

Stayed for one night whilst in Manchester for a gig. We were in room 24 which was WOW... Massive bed...massive bath and massive shower! As mentioned previously the welcome tray is a nice touch as is the Ren toiletries and lovely thick bath towels. Each member of staff we encounted, we found helpful and friendly. Ate in the restaurant and had a cocktail in the bar, both of which had a good atmosphere and quick service... All round enjoyable experience and would return!!

  • Stayed March 2013
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Reviewed March 28, 2013

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.

Room Tip: not room 12
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 23, 2013

booked a penthouse suite
after visiting before we had an idea what to expect but wow yet again Velvet went over and above our expectations
we arrived a little early due to bad weather at home, left our luggage and went for a browse in the shops on arriving back at Velvet our luggage had been taken to the room, fresh milk, ice and slices were delivered and a lovely glass of bubbly
the room did not disappoint everything to a perfect standard i really cannot find fault at all
will we we back ???? you bet we will I want to stay in everyone of their beautiful rooms
thank you Velvet yet again . hope to see you soon

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 22, 2013

We had a one night stay in a velvet king room. The Room was beautiful & the staff were more than helpful. The food was very reasonable & tasty. The cocktails were a refreshing change. I would stay there again, and I hope anyone who goes enjoys it as much as we did xx

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 20, 2013

We've stayed at the Velvet previously a couple of years ago and it still has great customer service, we had a fab upgrade, good food, excellent cocktails, nice atmosphere and happy team of staff. We would recommend staying here

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed March 20, 2013

Encapsulates what you want from a boutique hotel; friendly, personal service and intimate, quirky interiors.

Rooms are very comfortable, unusual, cleanand creatively done. Very central location and great building (ex-warehouse). Staff have been really warm and welcoming both times

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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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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