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Velvet Hotel

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Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed | Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, pillow-top beds, minibar
Lunch, dinner, brunch served; British cuisine, al fresco dining

Overview of Velvet Hotel

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Velvet Hotel

4.0 star property
4-star hotel with restaurant, near University of Manchester
9.0 out of 10 Superb
9.0/10 Superb

684 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Air conditioning
  • Bar
  • 24/7 front desk
  • Non-smoking
2 Canal Street, Manchester, England, M1 3HE
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Room service
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Front desk safe
  • Luggage storage
For families
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Espresso maker
  • Laundry service
  • Lift

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Manchester City Centre
  • Canal Street - 1 min walk
  • AO Arena - 20 min walk
  • Etihad Stadium - 34 min walk
  • Piccadilly Gardens - 1 min drive
  • Manchester Palace Theatre - 1 min drive
  • University of Manchester - 2 min drive
  • O2 Apollo Manchester - 2 min drive
  • Manchester Opera House - 3 min drive
  • National Football Museum - 3 min drive
  • Museum of Science and Industry - 4 min drive

Getting around

  • Manchester Airport (MAN) - 24 min drive
  • Liverpool (LPL-John Lennon) - 57 min drive
  • Manchester Piccadilly Station - 4 min walk
  • Manchester (QQM-Piccadilly Train Station) - 5 min walk
  • Manchester Manchester Oxford Road Station - 8 min walk
  • Picadilly Gardens Station - 4 min walk
  • Mosley Street Station - 6 min walk
  • Market Street Station - 8 min walk


  • Store Street Craft Bar - 2 min walk
  • Via Fossa - 1 min walk
  • Churchills - 1 min walk
  • The Rem Bar - 2 min walk
  • The Village Chippy - 2 min walk

About this property

Velvet Hotel

Velvet Hotel puts you a short five-minute drive from Etihad Stadium and AO Arena. Guests looking for a bite to eat can visit Village Brasserie, which serves British cuisine and is open for lunch and dinner. This upmarket hotel is also within a short drive of Old Trafford and Salford Quays. The comfortable beds and helpful staff get great marks from fellow travellers. The property is only a short walk to public transportation: Picadilly Gardens Station is 4 minutes and Mosley Street Station is 6 minutes.


English, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for dinner and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 19 rooms
  • Arranged over 6 floors


  • Check-in time from 3 PM until midnight
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
  • All guests must show a valid ID.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Children (18 years old and younger) are not allowed
  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Off-site parking within 656 ft (GBP 25.00 per day)

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • To-go breakfast (surcharge) each morning 6:30 AM–10:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (limited hours)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Romance packages


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 2008
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk


  • Wheelchair-accessible
  • Lift
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 50-inch Smart TV
  • Digital TV channels

Home comfort

  • Climate-controlled air conditioning and heating
  • Minibar
  • Espresso maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Dressing gowns
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillow-top mattress

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Village Brasserie – This brasserie specialises in British cuisine and serves brunch, lunch and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting).

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit: GBP 50.00 per accommodation, per stay

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: GBP 1.20 per accommodation, per night

Optional extras

  • To-go breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately GBP 9 per person
  • Late checkout can be arranged for an extra charge of GBP 20 (subject to availability)

Renovations and closures

The following facilities are closed for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day:
  • Bar/lounge
  • Dining venue
  • Front desk


  • Parking is available nearby and costs GBP 25.00 per day (656 ft away)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually wrapped food options are available for dinner and through room service.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business or profession.
Construction is underway at a neighbouring building and there may be noise disturbance from the construction work.
Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ+ friendly).
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.
This property accepts major credit cards, debit cards and cash.
This hotel will place a credit card or debit card authorization for the room rate and security deposit at check-in. Cash payments/deposits are accepted with valid photo ID.

Also known as

Hotel Velvet
Velvet Hotel
Velvet Hotel Manchester
Velvet Manchester
Velvet Hotel Hotel
Velvet Hotel Manchester
Velvet Hotel Hotel Manchester

Frequently asked questions

Does Velvet Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Velvet Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Velvet Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Velvet Hotel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Velvet Hotel?
You can check in from 3 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of GBP 20 (subject to availability). Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
Is there an on-site casino at Velvet Hotel?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Manchester235 Casino (15-min walk) is nearby.
What is there to do at Velvet Hotel and nearby?
Recommended spots to visit include University of Manchester (11-min walk) and Royal Exchange Theatre (13-min walk), along with Manchester Arndale (13-min walk) and Manchester Opera House (0.9 mi).
Are there restaurants at or near Velvet Hotel?
Yes, Village Brasserie offers al fresco dining and British cuisine.
What's the area around Velvet Hotel like?
Velvet Hotel is in Manchester City Centre, a short 4-minute walk from Picadilly Gardens Station and 20 minutes' walk from AO Arena. Travellers give top marks for the hotel's prime location.







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10/10 Exceptional

Ray of sunshine hotel
My 2nd visit to this amazing hotel, as usual the staff were all fantastic, the bed and the sofa were so comfy, great location and plenty of bars and restaurants around thank you
Julia, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Had a fantastic stay, staff were so welcoming and friendly, location is perfect, room and facilities were excellent- will definitely be returning!
Lynette, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful stay
The team here were just amazing. After a not so good start to our stay, the team really came through to make the rest of our stay perfect. Room was beautiful, good amenities and everything we could have asked for. Thank you team velvet!
Bea, 2-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Anne, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Cleaning needs improvement
The room wasn't particularly clean unfortunately. Service was good but not up to the cleanliness standard I would expect from a lower star hotel.
1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Nice hotel but noisy
Lovely hotel, clean. Reception staff were lovely. Bar staff were great. The room was really nice. Bathroom a bit dated and no toiletries apart from the big bottles of hand wash, shower gel and shampoo that were attached to the wall. No conditioner for my hair or shower cap etc. I'm sure that they would have provided these items if I had asked but luckily I had them with me in my travel bag so didn't need to. No milk provided for coffee in the morning but we were bought some when we called reception. We knew from the reviews that the room could be noisy but we were not expecting it to be so loud - so much outside noise! Not much can be done as the windows are already secondary glazed. But the noise from the cleaning staff in the mornings was not good. We were woken both mornings before 7am by the cleaners chatting and clattering around in the corridors. We did mention this upon checkout and we were given our drinks from the mini bar (2 x cokes) for free.
Fay, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Debra, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Agnieszka, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Agnieszka, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Lovely hotel- but quite noisy at nights!
Really lovely hotel- very stylish and modern. The bathroom in particular felt really luxurious. I would say though that the hotel is pretty noisy at night - I could hear music until the early hours- even though my hotel was at the back. They also don’t really offer much in the way of breakfast- just pastries (which they can bring up to your room)- so possibly not the best choice for a business hotel
Kathryn, 1-night business trip
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