I'm booking a surprise trip for my boyfriend and I to go to Manchester for a weekend in the autumn for our anniversary - we'll be going for a nice meal and then to the Lowry for a play. We only live an hour away so we don't normally stay overnight, or if we do we just go for the cheapest Travelodge/Premier Inn type of place we can find. Since it's for our anniversary this time, I thought I'd try and find somewhere a bit more memorable (in a good way!) - it doesn't necessarily need to be posh and expensive, just somewhere that's a bit different or more enjoyable to stay in than the average chain hotel. I'd pay up to £100 but I'd prefer it to be less than this if I can. Does anyone have any suggestions? I've obviously looked at the listings on here already, but everything seems to be either nondescript or extremely fancy and expensive. Surely Manchester has some hotels that are nice and a bit different without being 5* luxury affairs!