Going to Manchester for a few days we decided to stay in a serviced apartment rather than another anonymous hotel room when we found the listing on Laterooms. And we definitely made the right choice.
The Edge is an apartment block right next to the 5* Lowry and we had a studio apartment on the 15th floor. It is located just behind Deansgate and so all bars and restaurants were on our doorstep. Car parking is under the building and totally secure.
Being a studio it was not massive but had everything we wanted and was a million times better than a hotel room. We somehow felt it was more 'ours' for the duration of our stay. Decor is modern and very classy throughout the building. We had a lovely bathroom with walk in shower - towels and robe provided. The kitchen area though small was well fitted out with hob, microwave, fridge freezer as well as all the small appliances. Coffee, tea, water and milk had been thoughtfully provided and were much appreciated. A dining table, settee, chair and large flat screen TV filled the rest of the space. The bed was of the type that slot back up into the wall. This was our only point of discontent really - its small size and fact that it wasn't particularly comfortable. Perhaps because we are used to a large bed at home?
There is a lovely wrap around balcony and, granted the views are not spectacular being downtown Manchester, but we could still see the Penines in the distance. We could also see into the Lowry rooms which didn't look half as good as the one we were in!
Would definitely stay in apartment again rather than a hotel and will recommend 'Citipads' to friends.