OK, always striving to be positive I will start with Velvet's good points;
LOCATION - great for easy walking distance to the shops/heart of the City
BAR & RESTAURANT - great vibe to the place, lovely friendly staff who really made the whole experience a good one
QUALITY OF ROOM - nice fixtures, finishings & decor
But sadly for us, the over-riding bad point to Velvet is the NOISE!
It's great being in amongst the social scene but we were unable to escape the celebrations once we had returned to the room. Seriously loud music on both weekend nights even with all doors and windows shut. The club 'Queer' runs all night and even until mid-morning (that's no lie!) with it's famous 'Morning Glory' celebrations. Not ideal when both of us were in need of a good nights sleep. It was so bad after no sleep on Friday that I had to go and purchase some ear-plugs and a sleeping tablet to get me through Saturday night.
We did make a point of expressing our concerns on check-out and to be fair to Velvet they did listen however they were also surprised at our comments which makes me concerned that they are not aware of the problem when so many people are writing about it on various Hotel Feedback sites.
We would love the opportunity to return but feel so put off with the noise I'm not sure that we can :(
- 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