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Culture Trip Guide To The Best Hotels In Manchester
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Culture Trip Guide To The Best Hotels In Manchester

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Updated: 9 February 2017
Historically an industrial stronghold of England, Manchester is home to Oasis, Steve Coogan and two world-famous football teams. The city is an eclectic and vibrant hub of music, arts and creativity. With so much going on, it’s no wonder tourists are flocking from far and wide to visit the region. From high-class hotels to charming boutiques, here is Culture Trip‘s list of the 10 best hotels in Manchester.
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The Velvet

The Velvet hotel offers guests an intimate and relaxing experience during their Manchester stay. The rooms here are dark and sleek, with a color scheme filled with burnt oranges and warm yellows. This is a small hotel with only 19 rooms, allowing guests to experience first-class, personalised staff service. A highlight are the complimentary tea and coffee trays offered upon arrival. The hotel boasts a romantic dining area overlooking the canal, perfect for a relaxing candlelit dinner.

Price: Mid-range

Address and telephone number: 2 Canal Street, Manchester , 0161 236 9003

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Great John Street Hotel

Each of the thirty rooms in the Great John Street Hotel are decorated differently, but all successfully embody a cozy and refined style. From the chic lobby, to the idyllic rooftop garden with heaters and individual lounge chairs, to the quaint library with a fire burning stove, this hotel looks like it should be a magazine feature. It is a beautiful venue for private events like weddings or christenings, and also offers a fabulously British and scrumptious afternoon tea.

Price: Mid-range

Address and telephone number: Great John Street, Manchester M3 4FD, England, 0161 831 3211

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Didsbury House

Didsbury House is a suburban boutique hotel offering clean, spacious rooms all fitted with elegant freestanding bath tubs. Several lounges, a bar and a walled terrace provide many areas to relax here, and the entire hotel can be rented for weddings and christenings.

Price: Mid-range

Address and telephone number: Didsbury House, Manchester M20 5LJ ,0161 448 2200

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Eleven Didsbury Park

Eleven Didsbury Park, a sister boutique hotel to Didsbury House, is conveniently located just a fifteen minute drive from Manchester airport. The hotel only has a small number of rooms, keeping it a quiet and peaceful escape from the bustle of the city. A walled garden surrounds the beautiful Victorian-style townhouse, and individually designed rooms feature charming brickwork patterns and wicker furniture pieces, sure to brighten any stay.

Price: Mid-range

Address and telephone number: Eleven Didsbury Park, Didsbury Park Didsbury Village, Manchester, M20 5LH, 0161 448 7711

Inside a room at Eleven Didsbury Park, Courtesy of Sophie Richardson and Eleven Didsbury Park
Inside a room at Eleven Didsbury Park, Courtesy of Sophie Richardson and Eleven Didsbury Park
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King Street House

King Street Townhouse will be the newest addition to the collection of boutique hotels named the Eclectic Hotels Manchester, a group which includes the aforementioned Great John Street Hotel, Didsbury House and Eleven Didsbury Park. Opening in late summer 2015, King Street House is in the upper King Street conservation area of Manchester, and is set to exhibit extravagant decor heavily influenced by Italian Renaissance art.

Price: Mid-range

Address and email address: King Street Townhouse 10 Booth Street Manchester Upper King Street conservation area

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City center of Manchester | ©Parrot of Doom/WikiCommons
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Roomzzz

Roomzzz is a self-proclaimed apart hotel, with rooms incorporating full kitchenettes available for long and short-term stays. A complimentary on-the-go breakfast is available for guests, allowing for quick and tasty meals to be eaten on the way to the Northern Quarter or Piccadilly Gardens. Basic toiletries are also included with the rooms, ranging from soap to shampoo and conditioner.

Address and telephone number: 36 Princess Street, Manchester M1 4JY, England, 0161 236 2121

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The Midland

The Midland is an imposing and ornate hotel which is over one hundred years old. The rooms offered here are decorated with a mixture of classic wood panelling and modern furnishings, and there is a brilliant spa on site offering full treatments such as facials, massages and waxing. Its close proximity to the Museum of Science and Industry make it a great base from which to do some exploration of Manchester. And remember to wear some fine attire when dining at the delicious French restaurant here; The Beatles were once famously denied entry for being “inappropriately dressed”.

Price: Mid-range

Address and telephone number: 16 Peter Street, Manchester, M60 2DS, 0161 236 3333

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Exterior view of The Midland | ©Rept0n1x/WikiCommons
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The Macdonald Manchester Hotel and Spa

The Macdonald Manchester Hotel and Spa is located in what is now called a “cottonopolis,” an urban area that used to be one dedicated to servicing cotton mills. Now, this hotel located in a modern metropolis is dedicated to the relaxation of guests, with opportunities at the spa like lavender facials and deep tissue massages. The four-star establishment offers room options such as the junior suite where guests can have views of Manchester. Guests can also have a cocktail in the Lounge Bar, or they can have a different kind of drink and attend an afternoon tea.

Price: Mid-range

Address and telephone number: London Road Manchester M1 2PG, England, +44 1612 723200

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Exterior of the Manchester Victoria station | ©Paul Hermans/WikiCommons
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Verdene Hotel Bed and Breakfast

Verdene Hotel Bed and Breakfast is a cosy family-owned bed and breakfast, with a stunning location overlooking the splendid greenery of Whitworth Park. The Whitworth Art Gallery is within a short walking distance of this hotel, as is a wealth of popular eateries serving British and Asian cuisine.

Price: Budget

Address and telephone number:454 Moss Ln E Rusholme Manchester M14 4PW United Kingdom, +44 161 224 1576

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Manchester skyline | ©Abfab27/WikiCommons
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Hotel Football

Hotel Football was established by former soccer players Ryan Giggs and and Gary Neville. The stars decided to open their own hotel, drawing on their experience of different establishments during their international careers. Located across from the Old Trafford Stadium used by Manchester United, a soccer theme runs heavily throughout every aspect of this hotel, with even the cocktails christened with names such as The Sweeper and Early Shower. Free chocolate candies are included in the complimentary minibar if guests are feeling peckish.

Price: Mid-range

Address and telephone number: 99 Sir Matt Busby Way Sir Matt Busby Way Stretford Manchester M16 0SZ, United Kingdom, +44 161 751 0430

The Old Tafford Stadium, across the street from Hotel Football ©Steve Garry/WikiCommons
The Old Tafford Stadium, across the street from Hotel Football | ©Steve Garry/WikiCommons