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Velvet
Ranked #10 of 116 Hotels in Manchester
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“LOVELY ��”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2014 via mobile

It was mine and my husbands first anniversary and this is where my husband booked. I was very surprised once inside. The decor was lovely, room was nice and spacious, very clean and friendly staff. Would deffinately recommend this hotel to a friend/family and would deffinately return. The only downside is that the drinks are a little pricey but im not sure if thats just because im not used to paying city prices.

Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2014 via mobile

We discovered this place whilst on a day trip to Manchester and decided to stay on. We were eating the restaurant downstairs and went up on the off chance they had a room available.
Thankfully they did, not having a chance to review it etc I asked to see the room first and was suitably impressed.
The king size room was very chic & trendy and reasonably priced. We did not encounter any noise issues that others have stated, I found the reception very good, my iPhone battery was near dead and I asked if they had 1 I could borrow and they were able to lend me one which was a god send.
The only down side for me was the shower, it was a bit small due to the shower being in the middle, but wouldn't put me off. Also not having milk for the tea & coffee, although housekeeping did call but we were only in the room and didn't realia there was none. Perhaps these should've been placed in the room when servicing it?
Paying the deposit for mini-bar didn't worry me but again I would suggest that reception check through the items with you on arrival or you check it on arrival as we did discover there was a bottle of wine missing... So perhaps something here for the management.
In summary, loved the hotel and would definitely stay here again! Would recommend it to others.
We will definitely be back another time.

Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2014 via mobile

This is the second time I have been here, my mams 4th time, and we LOVE the velvet. The staff, hotel, food, every last thing is just amazing!!!! We stayed in a balcony room (35) the decor was FAB! Loved it!! We Can't wait to come back again!! See you soon Xxx

Stayed August 2014
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2014

I booked our stay as a surprise for my husbands birthday. We were greeted with a warm welcome and offered a complimentary drink because our room wasn't quite ready. The gentleman in the restaurant was really friendly and if it weren't for the rest of our plans that evening we could have quite happily sat there and chatted away all night! We were in room 21 and it was lovely! My hubby loved the biscuit jar on the welcome tray! Although the hotel is located on a busy street we weren't disturbed by any noise and the amentites were very good; shower, plenty of plug sockets, iPhone dock etc...
The only thing I wasn't completely happy with was the balloon package as I didn't think it was good value for money. But overall we loved it and will definitely return, thank you!

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2014

I stayed one night in July and took one of the suites. It was very comfortable, though there were signs of rather slack maintenance. But what mattered was the noise from the room next door. To be woken up twice by the people in the next room won't do. A pity.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2014

Not sure where to start so will start on arrival, first impressions of the reception staff didn't make us feel very welcomed but that did improve during our 2 night stay. Also don't know why they have to take the £50 card charge on arrival this has been negated though, but didn't think it was necessary. We were expecting something a little different but can't say that we particularly liked the painting on the wall at the bed head a little satanic/gothic/off putting. Also the lighting in the room was a bit dark but apart from that nice little touches but agree with another review if they made the mini bar and hamper prices more reasonable maybe they would sell more. Breakfast was included in our price and it was nice for a change that it went on until 11am, we thought the breakfast choice was very good and the waitress was very helpful and friendly. Again as in other comments sound proofing is not great, got woken up by Amy Winehouse tracks presumably from the next room and someone had set the alarm to go off at 6.15am in our room, which we forgot to try to cancel so were woken up again the next morning!!! Loved the party atmosphere along Canal Street and would definitely go back there for a night out but wouldn't rush to go back to the Velvet

Room Tip: Probably top floor would have less noise
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2014

I stayed overnight on a monday, traveling for business. The room is very comfortable and unique. The staff were very very helpful, carries bags, brought tray with milk, ice, biscuits etc. bed was turned down.
WiFi was good speed. Bathroom clean and good shower. Ren toilletries were supplied, good if required.
I think the noise may be an issue due to the stripped back design of flooring etc, and I would guess at weekend or peak times this may be an issue for some people.
I ate in the restaurant in the vening an can't fault the food or service.
I would stay here again as it's not a faceless chain and they put a lot of thought effort and care in to the hotel and the service they provide.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled on business
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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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