We decided to get away for a couple of nights not to far so settled on manchester,a quick train ride and we're there out of the station (piccadilly) a short walk (less than 10 mins) we found the hotel.
The receptionist friendly and explained everything about the hotel to us ,offered to carry our bags and show us to our room,once in our room he said he would bring us a tea coffee tray( nice touch)
the room was well equipped,plenty of spare sockets to plug charges,etc...aircon,tv,kettle,mini fridge with a selection of drinks and a nice little hamper with snacks in.
we went out into manchester that evening the hotel is approx 10-15 slow walk into the centre ,
our first night was to say a bit of a disaster my wife had booked a quiet room and this was far from quiet so much so she was ready to pack and check in somewhere else,this we didn't do and after speaking with reception our room is one of the quiet ones except if your a light sleeper you hear everything so that night ear plugs was the drill with a few glasses of wine resulted in a good nights sleep.
we couldnt sleep with the aircon on it was far to noisy .
we tried the restaurant for a meal advise to book it was full ,the food was absolute perfection staff warm and friendly.
overall very satisfied if your trying for a quiet getaway not this one but if you are a night owl and want a little bit of luxury instead of travel lodge highly recommend and dont let the location put you off,the hustle and bustle of canal street is quite entertaining by itself and you couldnt be in a safer part of manchester.
- 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