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“Excellent food”
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Velvet
Ranked #10 of 116 Hotels in Manchester
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“Excellent food”
Reviewed 21 June 2013 via mobile

Really good atmosphere and food was excellent as well as value for moneu. Didn't stay in the hotel so can't comment on that. Cherry bomb cocktail was nice and only writing the rest if this because it has to be 200 characters long.

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Reviewed 21 June 2013

The Velvet Hotel in Manchester is not a place for the prudish or traditionalist. It yells kitch and fun and is reflective of its location in Canal Street. The service was excellent and friendly throughout the hotel. We had a large room with balcony over looking the canal on the 3rd floor. The bathroom was a triumph with the largest square bath I have seen in a hotel. The bar is fun even if they kept asking to see my room card every time I wanted to buy a drink which got somewhat tiresome. The only disappointment is the restaurant where the food is average at best. Stay there and have a pre-dinner drink there but go elsewhere for eating.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 June 2013

The big pluses for this hotel are it's interior design (very imaginative conversion), the restaurant (overall good bistro style) and friendly and helpful staff. The negatives are location (there are noise disadvantages in being right in the middle of Manchester's gay district!) and the squeaky floorboards in the open ceiling above (about the only downside to the interior design and unavoidable). If you're planning a late night then this is definitely the place for you.

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 June 2013 via mobile

If like me you stay in chain hotels all the time, it makes a refreshing change to stay somewhere that has a bit of character. The rooms are all different, I have stayed in several and they are all decorated very well. The bathroom is lovely and I like the rubber duck! Yes it can be noisy but take some ear plugs along, it's rare for hotels nowadays not to be noisy. If you can afford to get one of the balcony rooms. Agreed the breakfast isn't the best (last time my poached eggs tasted of vinegar yak) but overall don't let this put you off. definitely recommended, every time I'm here for work in Manchester I book this hotel and have just booked up for next week and July.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Reviewed 14 June 2013

From the moment we arrived we knew we had picked the right hotel. Manchester was the first stop on our long European journey and we decided to make sure our first hotel was memorable. Our three night stay at the Velvet didn't disappoint. We stayed in one of the Penthouse Suites and we found the room thoughtfully furnished. The bed was comfortable (we like a firm bed), the bathroom had two sinks so there was no fighting over the space and the lounge fantastic to sink into at the end of a long day on our feet. We like to fall asleep watching TV and was very thankful that as well as having a TV in the lounge area, the upstairs bedroom area had a TV in it as well. We were able to connect a HDMI cable from our laptop to the TV's so we could watch some shows we brought with us when we got over the local channels.
The service in general was fantastic. The staff were all very friendly. The one very minor issue we had with our stay was that our iPod dock in the room wasn't working. We notified a staff member of this who came to check it out but this problem was not rectified by the time we checked out.
When we arrived at Manchester Airport the customs entry staff said that the hotel was great and that we should also eat in the restaurant downstairs at the Velvet. We tried the restaurant one night and were both happy with our meals.
We usually don't like to stay in the same hotel twice but if we ever make it back to Manchester we will be sure to make the Velvet our first choice.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 June 2013

Myself and my husband have stay in this hotel twice. Th hotel itself is beautiful and the staff were very helpful. Being on Canal Street, I found it quite noisy during the night and it also sounded as though someone was walking on the roof. The breakfast was ok (there were some out of date yoghurts on the breakfast selection). Regardless of this I would stay here again.

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 June 2013

We stayed two nights and would stay again. The hotel is a few minutes from Piccadilly Station and very comfortable. The staff couldn't have been more helpful and the decor in the rooms has more style than your average hotel.

Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Velvet

Property: Velvet
Address: 2 Canal Street, Manchester M1 3HE, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Greater Manchester > Manchester
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Manchester
#2 Business Hotel in Manchester
#5 Romantic Hotel in Manchester
#9 Luxury Hotel in Manchester
#23 Family Hotel in Manchester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Velvet 4*
Number of rooms: 19
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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