My partner and I stayed here for a one night break in Manchester. We wanted a location that was easy walking distance of everything Manchester center has to offer, a smart hotel, but also a quiet room for a good night's sleep after the fun. Velvet delivered.
Being on Canal Street it's on the edge of the city center but no more than 15 minutes walk from anything you're likely to go to. Canal Street also has a bit of a buzz. Plenty of bars, and people enjoying themselves from breakfast and through the night. Seemed friendly and secure though because Canal Street certainly isn't your typical townie Yates/Slug/AB1 location.
The hotel doesn't have its own car park but there are loads (like, a heck of a lot) of car parks near by. We ended up paying £16 for 24hrs parking. Worth popping in to the hotel reception first though: They offer a discount on one of the car parks, NCP I think, just check with them which it is.
The hotel itself is small and cosy. We had a Balcony room which was tastefully decorated in what I'd call a Manhattan Loft style. Loved it: Not quite as... er... bright as some of the other rooms shown on their website. Good size room. Balcony above Canal Street but still very quiet at night. Only thing I could hear were the trams in the morning (there's a stop at the end of the street). And lots of nice little details: Biscuits provided when you arrive. Fresh milk and sliced lemon for your drinks. Huuuuuge bath tub (fits two!). Free wifi. Great!
Will certainly look up Velvet again for my next stay.
- 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