We stayed here on Sunday 17th-18th. The design of the hotel is nice, and very clean throughout. Reception staff were helpful and very polite. Complimentary tea/coffee, biscuits and fruits were brought to the room, which is a nice touch. The bathroom was well stocked and very clean.
We went out fro the evening and returned around 9.30-10 pm hoping to relax in the room. I have no idea what was going on in the room above but throughout the night, all we could hear was the electric windows opening and closing, loud music (I assume from the iPod dock....), running from one part of the room to another and generally a disturbance. I think I managed around 2 hours sleep in all. I had to leave the TV on in my own room just to mask the noise. Not conducive with a relaxing evening!
I would say that Velvet is a nice hotel, it is extremely difficult to park nearby and if you are carrying bags it is at least a 10 minute walk (to an expensive car park!). I have stayed in Manchester many times and I have experienced better hotels. I think it would be beneficial for the hotel to look into soundproofing. I would not rush back to the hotel based on my experience.....
- 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