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Velvet Hotel

2 Canal Street, Manchester M1 3HE England
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
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Updated 10/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 10/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#16 of 132 hotels in Manchester
Travellers' Choice
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In the heart of Manchester's city centre on bustling Canal St, a stones throw from Piccadilly train station, amidst lively & vibrant bars & close to the main shopping area. The bespoke 19 bedroom hotel, occupies the four floors above the bar & restaurant, offering individually designed 'Velvet King' rooms, three 'Balcony King' rooms overlooking Canal St and three luxurious 'Penthouse Suites'. Experience & enjoy a warm, welcome from our friendly & experienced staff, whether visiting us for business or pleasure.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Nightclub / DJ
Adults only
24-hour security
24-hour front desk
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Room service
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Czech, Hungarian, Norwegian and 3 more


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Grade: 100 out of 100
261Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
74Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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Mrs Lee wrote a review 21 Sep
5 contributions11 helpful votes
I cant begin to describe to you how good it was celebrating my 30th Birthday at the Velvet. I met with Kim the owner a few months ago after many recommendations, and we instantly clicked & I fell in love with the hotel and all its amenities. I celebrated my 30th in the Brasserie as a private function and it was the best night from start to finish. The food, the staff, the service, the atmosphere was just fabulous the whole night! A special thank you to Kim, Steve, Tess, James & Natasha who looked after me & all my guest throughout the day & Night. I think the fact I got to know all the staff mentioned above say's a lot in itself. The hotel is a dream. Classy, stylish, clean and unbelievably gorgeous - I recommend a Duplex apartment as you wont be disappointed! The Food was ridiculously good - ALL my guests commented on how nice it was & Tasty! I cannot fault one thing, and if your thinking of doing a celebration here you will NOT be disappointed. Thank you all for making my 30th Birthday one I will never forget! My favourite spot in Manchester and now my go to, I will be back very soon! Lots of Love Hannah & Matt x
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Date of stay: September 2021
Room Tip: Duplex Apartment!
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Shaun D wrote a review 16 Sep
2 contributions
Me and my Wife stayed there for 1 night on 15th September 2021 for our Wedding Anniversary and we had a fantastic stay at the Velvet. The staff where so welcoming and helpful to us and prepared the room with flowers and Rose Petals spelling the word Love on the Bed & gifts etc it was so lovely and made us feel so special. I want to say a special thanks to Tess on Reception who was fantastic. We will definitely stay there again and will recommend to friends also. It was also a great location 😊🙏🏽
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Will Belshah wrote a review 15 Sep
9 contributions
We were served cocktails that the bar staff were not trained to make. To be clear, this is not their fault, this is management’s fault for not staffing the bar properly. Basically ended up with a champagne flute of lemon juice with a blueberry in it and second drink a glass of ice chips (they didn’t even know that was just to cool the glass and to top the ice out) a measure of scotch (it was a bourbon cocktail) with far too much Angostura bitters on top. Completely undrinkable, and costing around £9.50 each. Please make sure that you train your staff how to make cocktails before putting them on shift, it’s really not fair on them or the customer. This is not the employee’s fault, but poor management. It was a Friday night and you had no one on who could make cocktails?
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Tony wrote a review 11 Sep
France1 contribution
I stayed with my Partner at this hotel in late August 2021. It’s on Canal Street in the Gay Village, we stayed ostensibly because the kitchen fitters were installing a new kitchen in our flat nearby. Main room could not be faulted, lovely bed and despite the location excellent table glazing sound proofed windows and air conditioning. Bathroom had the look of ‘they must have run out of money’, basic New England style panelling and a step over bath in order to use the shower. So far, so OK. Next morning, I went off to meet the kitchen fitters, my Partner slept a little later, he returned to the flat and much later i asked where my iPad was as I assumed he had packed it as I left without it and in a hurry. Long story short, called the hotel, no idea what i was talking about, no iPad found, blah blah blah. Switched on ‘find my iPad’ technology, IPad was still in the hotel, checked again next morning and iPad was in Crumpsall (Manchester). E mailed the hotel to inform and received a reply many days later from a Mr Burns that he took the matter very seriously - never heard from Mr Burns again. Then received a phone call from the hotel owner 10 days after the iPad was ‘lost’ , the iPad had been ‘found’ apparently it got into the laundry, seemingly it leapt from the side of the bed on the floor where i had left it onto the bedding. I have the iPad back now so I’m not £1300 lighter thankfully. The velvet hotel is currently priced at £189 for one night for the same superior room I booked, the Malmaison around the corner which I stayed in last week is priced at £179, to be fair both are overpriced, however my ipad was safe and sound at the Malmaison so make your own judgement.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
atomise wrote a review 5 Sep
Ireland154 contributions84 helpful votes
Great place to stay, eat and have a drink. Service in the restaurant on two night be Jan R was great. Very friendly guy with great attitude and attention to customer. Food is great, especially their burgers - among the best I've tasted. We'll be back!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Velvet Hotel , Owner at Velvet Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Hi atomise Thank you for the great review, we will be sure to pass the feedback to jan also. We hope to see you again soon
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Frequently Asked Questions about Velvet Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Velvet Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Lockin Real Escape (0.2 miles), Grey Horse Inn (0.2 miles), and Manchester Art Gallery (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Velvet Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Velvet Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Velvet Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Velvet Hotel?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Velvet Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Teppanyaki Chinatown, Sangam Manchester City Centre, and Dakota Bar & Grill.
Is Velvet Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the centre of Manchester.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Velvet Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Portuguese, Polish, Romanian, Czech, Hungarian, and Norwegian.
Are there any historical sites close to Velvet Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Clayton Hall Museum (2.3 miles), Ordsall Hall (1.8 miles), and Victoria Baths (1.5 miles).
Is Velvet Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.