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Velvet
Ranked #9 of 120 Hotels in Manchester
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Reviewed 12 January 2014 via mobile

We stayed over At the velvet hotel this Saturday and was very impressed. The service was spectacular they couldn't do enough for us! The facilities in the room were marvellous the bed was extremely comfortable the only thing I would say is the decor behind the bed a large scary looking woman scowling at you , I didn't see this in any photos on the website and it wasn't something I'd ever choose .. However the rest of the decor was beautiful. We ate in the velvet restaurant it was absolutely delicious and the cocktails in the bar were also amazing . Thanks velvet we shall be returning

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Reviewed 12 January 2014

Stayed here on Friday night. Fantastic location close to Piccadilly and right on Canal Street. Room was stunning and the staff really helpful and professional without being pushy or in your face. The whole hotel has a really relaxed feel about it.
Bathroom was great with a lovely bath and shower and great toiletries.
Only thing that I can really grumble about is the pillows were flat and uncomfortable and the bed was two singles pushed together but that's really minor.
Would definitely recommend and will be staying here again!

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Edf194
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Reviewed 11 January 2014

Me and my partner have eaten here on a few occasions and we can honestly say the food, wine and service is excellent. The staff are non evasive, helpful and knowledgable about the menu, we tend tend to go for the 4-7 menu and you are not short changed, the house wine at £9.50 is excellent value and two courses at £15.95 you can't go wrong... People have opinions about the village being dirty.... But I can honestly say this establishment is perfect for a romantic meal, a family meal, a special occasion... But above all those who appreciate good food... Highly recommended

Stayed: January 2014
Thank Maureen O
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Reviewed 11 January 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed here last night for my birthday. The staff were so friendly and helpful and the room was gorgeous (we were in room 25). The bed was really comfy, the bathroom was lovely and it was just everything we hoped for! Really can't sing their praises enough! Perfection.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Lily W
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Reviewed 8 January 2014

I NEVER write reviews but seeing as this hotel has such rave reviews (which is the reason we booked it) I felt compelled to do so on this occasion.
I'll try keep this short and sweet. The staff are excellent, very well mannered and attentive. The room was beautifully decadent (no.14) with one very major flaw..... it wasn't designed with women (especially short ones) in mind!! The lighting is DIM to say the least. The dressing table in the bedroom doesn't have a mirror so you can't use it to put on your make-up, the floor length mirror in the hall doesn't have a light over it so you can't use it to put on your make-up and the mirror in the bathroom is so high (especially if you're only 5'1") that you can't see in it!!! Even if you are tall enough to be able to see in it the sink and toilet are in front of it so you're a good 2ft away so you can't put your make-up on there either. In the end I had to resort to standing on the loo seat (which wasn't that sturdy and I only weigh 8st!!) to put on my make-up and the lighting was still terrible!!!
So, to sum it up, great staff, beautiful room but not for women!!!! Sorry. :(

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 January 2014

I have now stayed in this boutique hotel twice in 2 separate rooms and they were both outstanding. The rooms are all different but have one thing in common and that is absolute luxury. Not just would I recommend this hotel I would highly recommend it.

Room Tip: you will not want to leave the room
  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled solo
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Thank Cakealito
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Reviewed 5 January 2014 via mobile

Stayed. At this hotel after new year and we loved it, we were given room 25 which we felt was spacious and very luxurious. We booked a bath butler service complete with rubber duck, chocolate torte and champagne, so were pleased with the roll top which we requested and not the modern square alternative the hotel also has.

Checking in the staff were lovely, they need a card to take a £50 pre authorisation in case you use any minibar facilities, bill drinks to room etc - we decided to leave £50 cash instead which was fine but clearly not probably the most chosen method, we were glad we did though as on check out a couple in front must have done this by card to which the hotel staff stated they had released the pre authorisation and should be back on your account in a few days to a week!!! Mmm didn't really like that so when we go again it will be cash.

We did eat at the restaurant the steaks were beautiful and we are picky!!! But be aware you are advised you can choose two courses, but not told there is a supplement for the steak .... We didn't mind and it was worth it but think they should tell you though. Breakfast the next day was also great .... Something for everyone.

All in all we are definitely going back on the simple package ... Suited us perfectly and the bath butler will also be on our list as well as the lush cocktail and steak.

Thanks velvet.

Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Eliotpooh
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Additional Information about 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
#8 Luxury Hotel in Manchester
#23 Family Hotel in Manchester
Price Range: £83 - £285 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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