We have styaed in most hotels in manchester in the past few years and if you are looking for small and personal - this has got to be one of the best.
We booked a standard room but upgraded to a penthouse on a saturday night. The rate was fantastic (but it was early january) I am sure we would pay much more normally.
Reception was good and everything was explained. We were taken up to the room personally and coffee and fruit was sent up to the room shortly afterwards. nice touch.
The rooms themselves are very nice. Most of the furniture seems to come from Dwell but has been thought out well. Our bathroom had a nice bath and shower as well as robes and slippers. our room had 2 flat screens one in the lounge and one in the bedroom (the lounge tv was very high on the wall for viewing from the sofa though)
Any problems? not really, but VELVET bar can be very noisy at the weekend. we could hear it in the penthouse (and feel vibrations) so it may be very bad in other rooms even closer. I doubt this would be a problem during the week or if you are going out- but it doesnt close until 2am.
Would we stay here again? yes. The rates can be expensive and if you are looking for a gym or pool- look elsewhere. However, if they continue the high standard the hotel will do well even in a recession.
- 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