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Velvet Hotel
Velvet Hotel
Velvet Hotel
Velvet Hotel
Velvet Hotel
Velvet Hotel
Velvet Hotel

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8.7

Excellent

2,204 reviews

2,204 reviews

Food & Dining3
Housekeeping3
Breakfast2
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8.9

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Walkable places
Gay Village

130 m

Alan Turing Memorial

150 m

Sackville Gardens

160 m

The Weston Conference Centre

200 m

Bannatynes

200 m

Popular landmarks
Manchester Art Gallery

390 m

Palace Theatre

500 m

Manchester Town Hall

610 m

The John Rylands Library

920 m

Manchester Cathedral

990 m

Closest landmarks
Bloom Street Car Park

110 m

Major Street Car Park

120 m

Chorlton Street

130 m

Sackville Street

200 m

The Docs

220 m

Velvet Hotel

2 Canal Street, Manchester City Center, Manchester, United Kingdom, M1 3HE - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Strategically situated in Manchester City Center, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Science and Industry Museum. This 4-star property features restaurant to make your stay more indulgent and memorable.

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Highlights

Sparkling clean

Located in heart of Manchester

Check-in [24-hour]

Excellent room comfort & quality

Airport transfer

Hygiene Plus
This property has self-selected and self-certified the following hygiene measures.Learn more
Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Health and Medical
First aid kit

Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Check-in/out [express]

Luggage storage

Bar

Restaurants

Nightclub

Room service

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Manchester every 12 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money8.1
Distance to city center0.01 Miles
Location rating8.9
Nearest airportManchester Airport (MAN)
Distance to airport13.5 km

Rooms available at Velvet Hotel

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

9

Penthouse Suite
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  • Room size: 27 m²/291 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 1 queen bed
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Deluxe King Room
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 1 queen bed
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Balcony King Room
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 1 queen bed
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King Room - Party Package (possible noise from bar)
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 queen bed
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Deluxe Room
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  • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 queen bed
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Superior King Room
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 queen bed
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Deluxe Suite
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  • Room size: 42 m²/452 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 1 queen bed
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Standard King Room
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  • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 queen bed
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Suite
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  • Room size: 37 m²/398 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 1 queen bed
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Superior King Bed Room(Ground Floor)
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 king bed
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Velvet Hotel?

Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Velvet Hotel?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Velvet Hotel has a car park that's close to the hotel.

What are my dining options at Velvet Hotel?

Velvet Hotel features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience. Meals served include dinner and lunch.

What is the smoking policy at Velvet Hotel?

Velvet Hotel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Velvet Hotel?

The closest train, metro, or bus station is Piccadilly Railway Station, 310 m away from Velvet Hotel.

What restaurants are nearby Velvet Hotel?

Velvet Hotel is located in Manchester City Center, famous for good restaurants such as Albert's Schloss, TOPS Buffet and The Paramount.

What popular shopping places are close to Velvet Hotel?

Shopping options in Velvet Hotel’s Manchester City Center neighborhood include Manchester Arndale, Arndale Market and Empire Emporium, Manchester.

What are popular attractions near Velvet Hotel?

Velvet Hotel is located in Manchester City Center area, which is famous for attractions such as Science and Industry Museum, National Football Museum and Manchester Art Gallery.

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What people love about Velvet Hotel

  • 9.2

    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Fantastic staff who are friendly and relaxed."

    AARON

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    November 17, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "The room is immaculate and very modern."

    Darron

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    August 27, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "This is a very comfortable hotel with a great vibe."

    Jacqueline

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    July 26, 2022

Property ranking|Compared to 729 Manchester properties
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Room comfort score
9/10
Location score
8.9/10
Cleanliness score
8.8/10
Service score
8.7/10
Better than
99
%
of Manchester properties
Better than
97
%
of Manchester properties
Better than
97
%
of Manchester properties
Better than
96
%
of Manchester properties
Overall rating:

8.7

Excellent
2,204 reviews
Cleanliness
8.8
Facilities
8.0
Location
8.9
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More about Velvet Hotel

More about Velvet Hotel

Velvet Hotel

For travelers who want to take in the sights and sounds of Manchester, Velvet Hotel is the perfect choice. Its convenient location right in the city center allows you more time to see all that Manchester has to offer. Are you seeking the true Manchester? Experiencing the best of the city's culture is easy with a stay at Velvet Hotel, located merely 1.2 km from Science and Industry Museum.
Enjoy all that Velvet Hotel has to offer! Free internet access provided within the hotel keeps you connected throughout your stay. Always get the assistance you need with front desk services including express check-in or check-out, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes. Feel like doing nothing? Available services like room service and daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your time at the Velvet Hotel.
For health reasons, smoking is not permitted anywhere inside the hotel. For guests who would like to smoke, the designated smoking areas are available.


Dining and things to do

A number of great dining options at the hotel assures that you'll always have convenient and delicious choices. A great night out couldn't be easier! Enjoy a fun evening without traveling outside at the bar.


Around the property

An array of attractions are a must-see while visiting Manchester. Cheer on the local team at Etihad Stadium located 2.4 km away, or just buy some authentic gear and memorabilia to show your support. Be sure to stop by Manchester Town Hall located 600 m away, one of the most famous of all local landmarks.


Reasons to stay here

Compared to the city's accommodation options, this hotel scored higher than 99% of them for food and dining.
Guests who stayed here found it to be neat and tidy, scoring it above 96% of other accommodations in the city.
According to guests who stayed here, this hotel's room comfort is rated higher than 99% of other accommodations in Manchester.

Amenities and facilities
Excellent
Facilities

8

Most talked about facilities

Food & Dining

4 mentions

Breakfast

2 mentions

Housekeeping

2 mentions

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Norwegian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Romanian

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Nightclub

Cleanliness and safety

  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hotel room service app
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Individually-wrapped food options
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Bar
  • Restaurants
  • Room service

Services and conveniences

  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Food delivery
  • Heating in public area
  • Invoice provided
  • Ironing service
  • Luggage storage
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Family room

Access

  • Adult-only property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Check-in [24-hour]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety/security feature
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms

Getting around

  • Car park [nearby]
Food and dining
Breakfast options
  • Vegetarian
  • Full English/Irish
Restaurants on site

Marco Pierre White Mr White’s English Chophouse

  • Cuisine: French, British
  • Menu: Buffet
Location
2 Canal Street, Manchester City Center, Manchester, United Kingdom, M1 3HE
Excellent
Location

8.9

Airports

  • Manchester Airport (MAN)
    13.5 km
  • Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LPL)
    43.9 km

Public transportation

  • Piccadilly Railway Station
    320 m
  • Manchester Metrolink
    390 m

Hospital or clinic

  • The Docs
    220 m

Shopping

  • Manchester Arndale
    810 m

Convenience store

  • WHSmith
    280 m

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    150 m
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Manchester Art Gallery
    390 m
  • Palace Theatre
    500 m
  • Manchester Town Hall
    610 m
  • The John Rylands Library
    920 m
  • Manchester Cathedral
    990 m
  • National Football Museum
    990 m
  • Manchester Arena
    1.1 km
  • Science and Industry Museum
    1.3 km
  • The Manchester Museum
    1.3 km
  • Etihad Stadium
    2.4 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Bloom Street Car Park
    110 m
  • Major Street Car Park
    120 m
  • Chorlton Street
    130 m
  • Gay Village
    130 m
  • Alan Turing Memorial
    150 m
  • Sackville Gardens
    160 m
  • The Weston Conference Centre
    200 m
  • Sackville Street
    200 m
  • Bannatynes
    200 m
  • The Docs
    220 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Children 0-17 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 18 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • The property requires a refundable security deposit upon check-in.
  • Guests must provide a valid form of government regulated identification (eg. passport, ID card, driver’s license, etc.) upon check-in.
  • The property provides sparkling wine and the option for check-out until 01:00 PM for guests who book the King Room - Party Package Included room type.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from15:00
  • Check-in until00:00
  • Check-out from00:01
  • Check-out until11:00
  • Reception open until00:00

Getting around

  • Airport transfer fee30 GBP
  • Distance from city center0.01 Miles
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)20

Extras

  • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 GBP

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsno
  • Number of bars/lounges1
  • Number of floors6
  • Number of restaurants1
  • Number of rooms 19
  • Room voltage240
  • Year property opened2009
  • Most recent renovation2018

Reviews of Velvet Hotel from real guests

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8.5
/
10
Cleanliness8.8
Facilities8.0
Location8.9
Room comfort and quality9.0
Service8.7
Value for money8.1
High score for Manchester
Rating
9+ Exceptional (39)
8-9 Excellent (8)
7-8 Very Good (12)
6-7 Good (2)
<6 Below Expectation (9)
Time of the year
Mar - May (26)
Jun - Aug (20)
Sep - Nov (11)
Dec - Feb (13)
All guests (94)
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10.0
Exceptional
Rachel from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 1 night in March 2014

Absolutely brilliant”

The staff, the rooms and the atmosphere

We decided at the last minute to come to Manchester and got a good deal with the velvet hotel. We were delighted with the whole package. The hotel was beautiful, the staff were great and just the whole stay was brilliant. We will definitely be coming back if we can get another good deal like this one. Thank you ever so much

Reviewed April 02, 2014

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9.2
Exceptional
Noel from Ireland
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in April 2016

Loads of character and very charming place to stay”

If I was to be critical I would have to say if staying at the weekend there can be a lot of noise from the street and nearby bars until 4 or 5am. Maybe request a room to the back or on the highest floor. Having said all that if I'm going back to Manchester we will stay here again. Staff and rooms themselves were flawless.

Reviewed April 19, 2016

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10.0
Exceptional
Alan from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in November 2014

Best yet”

Style,service. And cuisine

It is in Manchester gay village but don't let that bother you its a great place to stay .rooms are fantastic along with great food both breakfast and a la carte restaurant .staff are friendly ...this place rates as one of the best I have ever stayed in !

Reviewed November 21, 2014

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7.0
Very good
ALICIA from Singapore
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in April 2013

Flamboyant Art Deco Style Room”

Spacious rooms, centrally located, near to X50 Bust stop which takes you to Old Trafford & Trafford Centre.

It was definitely an interesting hotel. First and foremost, it's the location. It's located right in the middle of Manchester's gay village. But if you're ok with this, then you're in for a treat. Its location is very central and extremely accessible. The X50 bus is 5 minutes walk away and that bus took us to Old Trafford (Manchester United Stadium) and also Trafford Centre (huge shopping mall). And across a couple of streets from the hotel, it's Chinatown. And if you like hotels with unique decor, then you'll probably like the flamboyant and sexy art deco allure. The room we stayed in was predominantly black and crimson. You may want to note that the lighting is very dim in the room (but the toilet is bright). The service at the restaurant was good. We had our breakfast and dinner there at the Velvet restaurant. Food was decent.

Reviewed April 27, 2013

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10.0
Exceptional
Jill from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in June 2017

Exceptional”

We had a wonderful 2 night stay at Velvet Hotel. Spotlessly clean, friendly helpful staff, good food, and an amazing room.

Reviewed June 08, 2017

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8.7
Excellent
Anthony from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 1 night in July 2015

Brief stop”

Location, style, comfort

The location is excellent, the hotel itself has lots of charm and style. The bed was comfortable, room fairly spacious & clean, and the welcome tray of hot drinks and biscuits was welcome indeed. I always prefer to stay at small boutique hotels rather than large generic ones (if I can) and would definitely return here, however I feel it was let down by a few minor things. The shower in the morning was cold (I assume because other guests had used all the hot water), the TV didn't appear to pick up any channels (not that I could get working anyway) and he "in house movies" supplied are actually DVDs behind the counter that can be borrowed, however when we went to get one there was nobody at reception. The chap on reception whilst efficient wasn't particularly friendly. It should also be noted that not all the king rooms have a bath so I think the way it's worded on the room listing is a bit misleading. Don't get me wrong though, this is a lovely hotel that has far more style than most.

Reviewed July 04, 2015

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10.0
Exceptional
Michelle from United States
Couple
Stayed 1 night in August 2016

Beautiful ”

A wonderful hotel in a great location. Lots of night life and just a very short walk from shopping, site seeing and great restaurants. The hotel is very conveniently located for Piccadilly train station. I can't say enough good things about this hotel. From the cleanliness and overall eye appeal of the individually decorated rooms to the friendliness of the staff, I would highly recommend this hotel. Of course the hotel is LGBT friendly but that doesn't mean it's LGBT exclusive.

Reviewed August 24, 2016

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9.6
Exceptional
Philippa from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 1 night in September 2017

Highly recommended!!”

The staff were exceptional! Nothing was too much trouble and they were extremely informative about facilities not only in the hotel, but also loads of tips and ideas for our stay in Manchester.The rooms had everything in you could possibly need. Our room was looking a bit tired and could do with a lick of paint soon but it was very clean and the bed very comfy with nice quality sheets and towels.

Reviewed September 07, 2017

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9.2
Exceptional
Jennifer from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 1 night in December 2018

Won't use Agoda again”

The hotel was lovely but I saw multiple sites with lower prices after I booked and therefore won't be using Agoda again.

Reviewed December 13, 2018

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5.3
kerry from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in April 2014

Not as luxurious as promised”

Friendly staff, little touches, within walking distance from train station.

I booked 2 nights at the velvet, after reading the reviews about this being a bespoke boutique hotel, parts were lovely, others not so. firstly the staff where very helpful, but the overall finish to the room was very disappointing. such things like the loo roll holder hanging off the wall and the bathroom taps being away from the bath. The messy finish to the paintworks, the ridiculously squeaky bed you just had to turn your head and it woke you up. The other major factor was the exterior noise, it was so bad that for the second night we had to buy ear plugs. why for such a pricey hotel have they not put sound proof windows in? The nice things were the bed turning down service, replenishing the milk, however replacing the fruit was a joke, it just meant they had replaced a slice of lemon and a slice of lime. Although we did have a nice time I would not recommend this hotel and for my birthday would choose from a chain because at least then the standard would be higher.

Reviewed April 23, 2014

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10.0
Exceptional
Richard from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 1 night in February 2017

Fantastic ”

Absolutely fantastic hotel! Room was gorgeous. 1st class service. We dined in the restaurant too, food was delicious.

Reviewed February 19, 2017

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9.7
Exceptional
Kayley from United Kingdom
Group
Stayed 2 nights in December 2015

Weekend away”

Service, comfort, breakfast

Absolutely loved it. Once we found the carpark that is. Much easier to travel there by train. Hotel was lovely and the staff were really helpful. The bottle of fizz on arrival was appreciated too!!

Reviewed December 07, 2015

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5.2
Anahita from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in July 2016

Disappointing ”

I was really looking forward to our stay at Velvet after reading some of the reviews. However, I was unfortunately left disappointed. Despite being warned about noise from the club, it was actually the paper thin walls between the rooms which were the most disturbing. We could here literally everything and did not make for a particularly pleasant stay. Nor did the leftover rose petals from a previous guest left on the floor. The breakfast was OK although the croissants were like cardboard. The high cost of the room is not justified and I will not be making a return visit.

Reviewed August 02, 2016

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9.2
Exceptional
Karen from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in July 2017

Great stay”

Had a great stay, loved the room and the special touches including thevrubber duck in the bathroom. Had everythingI needed including the ice, lemon, biscuits delivered to my room on arrival should I need a gin and tonic lol. Bed was comfy and big. Would recommend for a night of luxury and a well earned treat, so what you waiting for get it booked for a time to be remembered xxx

Reviewed July 24, 2017

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7.7
Very good
karyn from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in November 2015

A bit shabby for the price”

Comfy bed, location, breakfast

I don't think I would stay here again. It was ok but for the price I expect a lot more. The room was ok - one of the pictures on the wall had part of the frame broken and missing. No free water. Location great. Staff very friendly but really not worth the price.

Reviewed November 27, 2015

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9.3
Exceptional
Michelle from United Kingdom
Group
Stayed 1 night in May 2013

Great boutique hotel, friendly staff, warm welcome”

staff, rooms, bar

Very comfortable, had everything we needed, would highly recommend this hotel to friends. The staff make this place.

Reviewed May 08, 2013

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6.3
Good
Niall from Ireland
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in March 2016

Very disappointing,steer clear of here”

The staff were nice, the bedroom were nice but thats it.

We booked in for two nights last weekend, we stayed in room 14 which was nice but it's right next to reception. Bit strange to see rooms next to reception in a so called 4 star hotel, you could hear every time somebody came back, or came to reception. We arrived late Friday night and checked in, we hardly got any sleep as there was this pounding noise from the music from the bar next door that was going till 7am Fri night. We thought maybe we will have a few drinks sat night and hopefully wouldn't hear a thing, how wrong were we. It was even worse the sat night and we got back to the hotel at 2am, we didn't sleep a wink, the music was still going at 9am in the morning. Don't stay in room 14 if u like to sleep, pretty much wrecked our whole weekend, we were so tired. I would not recommend anybody to stay here unless it's just a place to keep your bags and party and not sleep at all. The place is too expensive for that though, you might as well just book in a hostel.

Reviewed March 17, 2016

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8.0
Excellent
linda from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in December 2016

Unique ”

This hotel is in an excellent location for visiting the Christmas markets, the decor is very different and unique, the staff are very polite, nothing is too much trouble. Excellent food, breakfast was cooked to order so very fresh. It,s situated near some very noisy bars which can go on until 4am of even longer.

Reviewed December 19, 2016

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10.0
Exceptional
margaret from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in July 2015

Review”

The Room the area and the food

Lovely , the room was just as pictured , quite individual and stylish with a lovely comfortable bed and bedding. the area is great very near to the station with lovely breakfast served by very friendly and attentive staff. thanks

Reviewed July 16, 2015

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8.7
Excellent
Chris from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 1 night in December 2013

Excellent”

Room. Friendly staff. Lovely hotel

Great hotel, room really comfy, DVD player, had a really excellent time there

Reviewed December 12, 2013

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