My Best Manchester Hotels – Review: December 2019
The 2019 Christmas Festive season is now in full flow, so why not treat yourself, head to Manchester for a well deserved break and enjoy an exciting range of Christmassy activities and entertainment options.
To enjoy Manchester to the maximum and in comfort, book into one of Manchester’s marvellous hotels.
Here are my best Manchester hotels in no particular order…
DoubleTree by Hilton® Hotel Manchester Piccadilly
The DoubleTree by Hilton® Hotel Manchester Piccadilly, is just a few minute’s walk from Manchester Piccadilly train station, so ideal to go from train to room in record time.
An exciting, electric and eclectic part of the city where you can even watch Manchester’s iconic yellow trams pass by.
Rooms provide a cosy base and hotel facilities include a gym, business facilities and the onsite Store Street Craft Bar and Store Street Exchange restaurant, whose tag line is ‘Exchange the ordinary for something Extraordinary’ and they are not wrong.
INNSiDE by Melia Manchester
Just a short walk away from Deansgate and Manchester Central, INNSIDE by Melia, is located in the vibrant and fabulous First Street development in the heart of Manchester city centre.
Ice Village Manchester Ice Tiki Bar and Ice Cavern Review: November 2019
The Ice Village Manchester has an exciting new adult addition to this year’s program including the tropical Ice Tiki Bar with ice themed sculptures.
Ice Tiki Bar
Don one of the thermal capes and enjoy the many photo opportunities. Warm and welcoming the Tiki team are on hand to make sure your Tiki experience is on point.
Super staff member Sarah was more than happy to take a snap or two for guests which was nice to see.
The experience includes one themed cocktail in a cool ice glass. They also offer a mocktail choice too appropriately called the Manc-ini which was delicious.
Feel the South Pacific vibes and chill out…literally in this cool ice themed paradise.
The Relax and Rejuvenate Spa Day Package at the Midland Hotel Manchester – Review: October 2019
Indulge in a lovely luxurious Spa package at the iconic Midland Hotel in Manchester city centre. Recently winning Best Luxury Urban Escape for Northern Europe at the prestigious 2019 World Luxury Spa Awards.
The Relax and Rejuvenate Spa Day Package includes a 55 minute Relax and Rejuvenate Treatment and half day use of their award-winning spa facilities (9am – 1pm or 2pm – 6pm).
Also included, subject to availability, was an excellent ESPA gift and a super yummy two course lunch in Mr Coopers.
Make some much needed and well deserved you time, escape the hustle and bustle, kick back and relax, as you let the Spa at the Midland team help you melt into a relaxed bubble.
The prestigious Spa at the Midland has a full thermal suite including pool, Jacuzzi and water jet fountain.
East Lancashire Railway Mid-week Luncheon – Review: September 2019
The Bolton street station stop at Bury’s East Lancashire Railway has a rich historic industrial past, with story’s telling of the drastic decline of the traditional railways, and the heart-warming heroic struggles, both past and present, to keep a dying part of Britain’s railway heritage alive for future generations.
The atmosphere on the platform is electrifying, as the steam engine pumps and churns, excitement and anticipation build, as you prepare to be taken on an amazing journey back to the Golden Age of Steam.
Step on the platform and enter a bygone era of transportation and travel, board the vintage train and embark on a special and sophisticated kind of travel experience.
The vintage carriages are perfectly presented, immaculate and are a real breath-taking beauty.
The ibis Manchester Centre 96 Portland Street Hotel Review: August 2019
Rock up to Marvellous Manchester, for a chic city break with friends, family or a loved one, and stay in the ibis Manchester Centre 96 Portland Street Hotel. Located near Manchester Piccadilly train station, the Arndale shopping centre you are right in the heart of all the exciting city action.
Recently refurbished, the hotel’s lovely lobby provides a contemporary space to kick back and chill or a relaxed place to get out the laptop and work your way to the top. Love the Manchester Bee wallpaper too.
The moment you arrive, the whole vibe is friendly, fab and warm, even as you wait for the lift you get a big beautiful textual hug, “From the heart is personal, a genuine one-off”.
Stay connected in your Sweetroom with free high-speed wifi, large 22-inch flat screen TV and unique USB charging hub.
The all new Double Sweetroom, provides a modern modular accommodation, with private bathroom including shower and mirrored sink area.
The main bedroom with splashes of colour vibes, blackout curtain, featured a super snug and cosy SweetBed, a desk area with complimentary tea and coffee making facilities. The hotel kept us sweet with a fab welcome platter, packed with sweet treats such a lovely touch.
Malmaison Manchester Hotel Review: July 2019
Located just minutes away from Piccadilly train station, in a bustling and vibrant hub, this boutique Manchester city centre hotel is a must stay while in the city.
Transformed from an elegant 19th century warehouse, the Malmaison hotel is chic, contemporary and characterful.
On arrival, through the revolving doorway you re met with this super cool and quirky bit of tech, an amazing digital display with moving goldfish!
Executive rooms are super stylish, with muted colours and Manchester themed artwork to provide an ideal space for a business trip or city leisure break away.
Sapporo Teppanyaki Manchester Restaurant Review: May 2019
With over 15 years’ experience serving Japanese cuisine in the UK, Sapporo Teppanyaki Manchester which opened in 2005 and is situated just around the corner from the Museum of Science and Industry is a city centre hot spot that is worth a visit.
Along with the warm welcome and service from both Callum and Saeed, the Japanese themed surroundings set the tone and ambience for a fab evening of entertainment and dining.
Pre-nibbles included the yummy lotus root crisps with wasabi mayonnaise, all washed down with a mocktail and Sapporo beer.
As our Master chef prepared, we enjoyed starters of chicken gyoza and vegetable spring roll, vegetable tempura and vegetable hoso.