Top hotels in Manchester
In the heart of the bustling Manchester city centre, you'll find this luxurious boutique hotel. Money has been no object in restoring this Victorian hotel which now has contemporary spacious rooms in the heart of this famous city. Close to everything that Manchester has to offer in shops, bars, theatres and exhibitions. If you've yet to discover this hotel - then you don't know what you're missing!
This 4-star hotel places modern design within a listed building, and is conveniently located for taking in Manchester’s fantastic sights and shops. During your stay you can relax in the on-site bar or fitness centre, and enjoy fresh, locally sourced food in the restaurant. Decorated with attractive touches of colour, the hotel's rooms have air conditioning, wifi access and private bathrooms as standard.
Contemporary in design, is one of Manchester's most exquisite hotels. Perched on the banks of the River Irwell and offering superb city views, delivers on quality service and comfort. This is a hotel for those who like to be ensconced in their room, all of which are luxuriously spacious with bathrooms finished in Italian porcelain tiles. CANCELLATION POLICY: free of charge up to 1pm 48 hours before day of check in.
This four-star riverside hotel was first built as a warehouse in 1844. The charming building still displays the old architectural features with original oak beams and exposed brick works throughout. All in perfect harmony with contemporary flair, comfort and services.
Fantastic hotel offering value for money, comfort and prime location. Located in the middle of Manchesters vibrant nightlife with restaurants and bars a stones throw away and only a short 10 minute walk away from Manchester Piccadilly train station. The property offers free Wi Fi throughout the hotel.
This grand 5-star hotel is found in the heart of Manchester, close to the fantastic shops and bars of the Northern Quarter. Effortlessly combining contemporary style with period art-deco features, you can enjoy modern British cuisine in the hotel’s restaurant or soak up the ambience with cocktails in the bar. The hotel’s air-conditioned rooms all have their own unique style, but all have a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, free wifi, espresso machine and private bathroom.
Located in an impressive 19th century bank building is this stunning modern 4-star hotel.
Found within an elegant Victorian building, this smart 4-star hotel is near Manchester Piccadilly Station for easy transport across the city. Each room is invitingly decorated with classic prints and mood lighting, and has free wifi, to make sure you stay connected. With an onsite well-being centre, after a long day of shopping or exploring the city, you can also treat yourself to some relaxing spa treatments.
Located in a leafy village, only a short drive from Manchester City Centre and Manchester Airport, this elegant 4-star hotel offers free parking and free wifi. The hotel also has a gym, spa treatment room, a bar, and two lounges where you can relax. Boutique-style rooms have satellite TVs, DVD players, iPod docks, free wifi, and ensuite bathrooms with monsoon showers.
This hotel is set in its own landscaped grounds in the peaceful countryside. Featuring two restaurants, a bar, free car parking, Spa, Swimming pool, Leisure facilities and only 8 miles from Manchester city Centre, the hotel is ideal for a relaxing break, romantic getaway or even a shopping trip.
Found in the heart of Manchester city centre, this award-winning luxury hotel is based in one of the city’s most significant buildings. First-class customer service is enjoyed as you savour the venue’s elegant styling and take advantage of its many facilities. The spa includes a gym and relaxing pool, to complement the stylish bar and multiple restaurants serving fine dishes and quick snacks. In the well-equipped rooms you can log on to complimentary wi-fi and tune in to the satellite TV.
In an excellent central location close to Manchester Piccadilly Station, these contemporary 4-star apartments are a real home away from home. Each one comes with comes with a full kitchen and private bathroom, free wifi access and a flat screen TV. And with staff on-hand, and a well-stocked gym, you can enjoy the comforts of a hotel during your stay.
Cheap Hotels in Manchester
Property Location Located in Manchester (Whitefield), Charnley Mews Boutique Guest House is close to Bury Golf Club and Heaton Park. This guesthouse is within close proximity of Manchester Art Gallery and Museum of Transport.
Property Location With a stay at Hendham House in Manchester, you'll be close to Museum of Transport and City of Manchester Stadium. This hotel is within close proximity of Manchester Jewish Museum and Manchester Velodrome.Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 24 guestrooms. Digital television is provided for your entertainment. Bathrooms with showers are provided.Amenities Make use of convenient amenities such as wireless Internet access (surcharge), a television in a common area, and tour/ticket assistance.Dining You can enjoy a meal at a restaurant serving the guests of Hendham House, or stop in at a snack bar/deli. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.Business, Other Amenities Featured amenities include express check-out and luggage storage. Free self parking is available onsite.
The smart 3-star Sachas Hotel Manchester is within walking distance of many of Manchester’s popular clubs and bars. The hotel has 2 onsite restaurants, a bar, steam room, sauna, fitness gym, and wifi is available in public areas. Each of the classic rooms features a TV, tea and coffee making facilities, and a private bathroom.
The Grade II listed, 3-star Britannia Hotel Manchester City Centre, is in the heart of the city within walking distance of Piccadilly Gardens. The classic interior has a 24-hour front desk and refreshments are available at the Rogue Bar and Jenny’s Restaurant and Overstuffed Pizzeria. Each room provides guests with complimentary wifi, a work desk, tea and coffee making facilities, and a private bathroom with free toiletries.
With a stay at Victoria Warehouse Hotel in Manchester (Trafford), you'll be within a 5-minute drive of Old Trafford and Imperial War Museum North. This hotel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from The Lowry Art and Entertainment and 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from MediaCityUK.
With a stay at The Black Lion Hotel in Manchester City Centre, you'll be within a 10-minute walk of Manchester Arena and Manchester Cathedral. This inn is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Urbis and 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from People's History Museum.
A modern Manchester hotel near the city centre with free WiFi and on-site parking Holiday Inn® Manchester - Central Park hotel is just 10 minutes' drive from the M60 motorway close to the Central Park Industrial Estate. Manchester city centre is a 15-minute drive away. If you prefer, you can leave your vehicle in the free car park and ride two stops on the tram from Central Park Metrolink station, a five-minute walk from the hotel, to the centrally located Victoria Station. Business guests are on the doorstep of the companies in Central Park Industrial Estate. In the hotel, the five flexible event spaces have natural light and can host meetings for up to 120 people. There’s free WiFi and on-site parking, as well as a handy Business Centre. It's a five-minute drive from the hotel to the Etihad Stadium, home to Manchester City Football Club. At the nearby National Cycling Centre, visitors can make use of its indoor cycling track, BMX centre and mountain bike trails to hone their skills on two wheels. The Museum of Transport and the National Football Museum are both within 15 minutes' drive of the hotel. The casual, light-filled 888 Restaurant serves cooked breakfast and Starbucks coffee. Later you can tuck into roast lamb or a tasty burger, before sinking into a lounge bar leather sofa to enjoy a cold pint or glass of wine with colleagues and friends.
Bang in the heart of Princess Street, ibis offers 126 bright, modern en suite bedrooms and a warm welcome. Location is key here, with Manchester's main work and play attractions within easy reach, including the bustling nightlife hubs of Canal Street and China Town, plus Manchester Conference Centre, the university, the MEN, and, of course, the hallowed City and United football stadiums. With free fibre Wi-Fi, a 24-hour café and a well-stocked bar, your Manchester getaway is off to a great start.
Located in the centre of Manchester, the Gardens Hotel is in an ideal location to see the local attractions, such as Piccadilly Gardens, Bridgewater Hall and the Manchester Art Gallery. Ed’s Bar has a relaxing and quiet atmosphere and is a great place to grab a pre-dinner drink. Stay connected using the free wi-fi available throughout the hotel. Every room is fitted with an en-suite bathroom, flatscreen TV, double-glazed windows and tea/coffee hospitality tray.
A smart Manchester hotel with free parkingHoliday Inn Express® Manchester - East hotel is near the M60 motorway and a 20-minute bus ride from the city centre.Nearby Belle Vue station connects to Manchester Piccadilly for trains throughout Britain, and Manchester International Airport (MAN) is only a 15-minute drive away. We’re a great base for sports fans, within easy reach of Manchester United’s Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium and the Emirates Old Trafford cricket ground. Hunt for bargains at the intu Trafford Centre and catch a show at The Lowry arts centre or the O2 Apollo. For some fresh air, take a walk in neighbouring Debdale Park or try windsurfing and canoeing at the Debdale Outdoor Centre. We’re close to numerous city-centre companies and a 15-minute drive from the Manchester Conference Centre.At this hotel you can enjoy:- Free WiFi- An inclusive Express Start™ Breakfast- Sofa beds for familiesAfter a day out, order a pint and meal from the bar and chat with colleagues or watch TV sport in the spacious Great Room. Welcoming guest rooms offer a quiet retreat with blackout curtains, a walk-in shower and a comfortable bed.
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Hotels in Manchester
With so many things to see and do, our hotels in Manchester help give you the perfect trip, with both luxury and cheap accommodation on offer. Considered by many to be the capital of the North, this city truly has its finger on the pulse, with a thriving business and media sector, celebrities, fashion, fine dining, sport, arts, and much more.
Shopping in Manchester
The city is an ideal spot for both the fashion-conscious and shoppers serious about savings. Visit Selfridges and Harvey Nicholls for the latest designer labels or take a trip to Cross Street where you’ll find independent boutiques specialising in clothes and accessories.
The Arndale is an indoor shopping centre featuring major fashion brands, an extensive food court and free wifi throughout. A little further out, the Trafford Centre features hundreds of high-street store outlets as well as Selfridges and John Lewis – perfect for bagging a bargain. One of the largest shopping centres in Europe, the Trafford Centre can be reached by car, or regular busses run from the city centre.
If you’re looking for something a little different, the streets to the north of Piccadilly Gardens are a treasure trove of independent shops and local designers selling vintage clothes as well as goth, punk, rock, indie and metal styles. Visit Affleck’s Palace in the Northern Quarter for vinyl, posters and comics.
Connections to TV
Manchester is home to a busy media hub, including offices and studios associated with two major television channels. Granada Television produces a range of classic telly here, from soap favourite Coronation Street to the gritty drama Prime Suspect, and offers seasonal tours of the studio, as well as tickets to live-audience shows including stand-up with Peter Key, Harry Hill and Caroline Aherne.
BBC TV recently relocated leading shows including Blue Peter, Dragon’s Den and Match Of The Day. Tours and studio tickets are available throughout the year.
Manchester is noted for its excellent theatres. Larger venues include the Manchester Opera House, a commercial theatre that often plays host to touring West End shows, the Palace Theatre, and the Royal Exchange Theatre, a small producing theatre in the former Cotton Exchange.
The Lowry also features two theatres running crowd-pleasing musicals including Fame, Stompand Happy Days as well as top comedy nights; previous shows include stand-ups Richard Herring, Russell Kane and Lee Hurst.
Head to Proper Tea opposite Manchester Cathedral, an independent tea room owned by TV celebrity Yvette Fielding of Blue Peter fame, for loose teas and homemade cakes. The veteran presenter can often be found behind the till.
Teacup café on Thomas Street in the Northern Quarter is run by the legendary DJ, Mr Scruff. Trendy, but with a friendly atmosphere, Teacup even features Mr Scruff’s own tea. Perfect if you’re on a quest for the perfect brew.
If you’re looking to treat yourself, visit Michael Caines at Abode, the celebrity chef’s two-star Michelin restaurant. For those that like spice, head to Curry Mile – we particularly like Mughli.
Renowned for its musical heritage, Manchester is the birth-place of Factory Records and the legendary Haçienda. Rising to fame in the 80s and 90s, ‘Madchester’ gave us The Smiths, the Stone Roses and New Order to name a few.
Visit one of the oldest and most diverse venues is the Band on the Wall, a live music venue in the Northern Quarter district of the city. Built in the 1860s as the flagship pub of a local brewery, it was originally called the George & Dragon. It got its nickname in the late 1920s or early 1930s from the stage high on the back wall. Today it remains a popular venue for jazz and blues acts.
Live music fans should check out The Albert Hall, an A Grade II listed Wesleyan chapel. The grand and ornate chapel has been restored into a stunning purpose-built music hall and is set to become one of the most atmospheric music and events venues in the UK. Closed for over 40 years and resurrected by Trof, the people behind Gorilla and The Deaf Institute, as an unrivalled events venue, restaurant and bar. Previous acts have included Bombay Bicycle Club and Bonobo.
Head below the railway tracks on Whitworth street and you’ll find Gorilla, a club space and live venue hosting upcoming and big DJs and live acts, not to mention an acclaimed kitchen with award-winning burgers.
For massive headliners, the largest indoor arena in Europe, Manchester Arena regularly welcomes top acts like Michael Buble, Justin Timberlake and Miranda Hart (not on the same stage, fortunately).
Arts and Culture
Manchester has a rich cultural heritage displayed throughout museums and galleries. The Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) celebrates industrial history and houses a large collection of steam locomotives, working machines from the industrial revolution as well as aircraft and space vehicles. It is appropriately housed in the former Liverpool Road railway station, the terminus of the world's first passenger railway.
Sitting at the heart of the redeveloped Salford Quays, The Lowry, named after the painter, L.S. Lowry, exhibits his acclaimed paintings of industrial scenes in the north of England and works by other noted artists.
The Cornerhouse on Oxford Street is Manchester's international centre for contemporary visual arts and independent film. It has three floors of art galleries, a bookshop, a bar, café and three cinemas showing indie flicks and general releases.
Tucked behind Oxford Road in an old mill is the Anthony Burgess Foundation. The author of the acclaimed novel, A Clockwork Orange is remembered here. The Foundation houses a collection of Burgess’s own furniture, paintings and musical instruments, as well as a café, study centre, library and exhibition space which has regular events such as book launches, talks and small concerts.
Gay and LGBT scene
The thriving gay and lesbian scene centres on the famous Canal Street, home of the hit TV series Queer as Folk. Today, Canal Street is as much about café culture as its famous clubs and bars and features its very own VIP card, so you can take advantage of great local deals in restaurants and shops.
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