Velvet

Velvet

****

Velvet hotel is a decadently camp boudoir-styled boutique hotel with a central setting on Manchester’s Canal Street. This old textile mill has a whole series of indulgent interiors – each room is individually designed with epic beds (including sleigh ones fit for Santa), graphic wallhangings (bordering on S&M, but settling for gently erotic) and statement chandeliers. They’ve taken a liking to exposed brickwork and wooden ceilings, and, in some rooms, huge square baths.

Highlights:

  • Decadently designed interiors with a different theme in each room

  • Central Manchester setting, right on the canal

  • Staff so friendly you’ll feel like family

Smith extra

Two glasses of sparkling wine on arrival

In the know

Also need to know:

Spa treatments are available either in rooms or in the local spa, 10 minutes down the road.

Mr and Mrs Smith reviews

Manchester as a destination for a cheeky weekend away isn’t the obvious choice. Arriving in the lobby of Velvet hotel, and suddenly it feels it should be. Or else we’ve taken a wrong turn and ended up in an upmarket bordello. Purple padded check-in desk, velvet-covered walls either side, crimson-striped carpet, low purpley ceiling – it all whispers seductively ‘Shall we go upstairs?’

I’d called ahead for clarification on its location on ‘buzzing Canal Street’. I was told it gets hectic at weekends and unless we’re going to party until the bitter end, we’d be better with a room at the top or

Accommodation details

Address:

2 Canal Street, Manchester, Lancs M1 3HE, United Kingdom
Manchester
United Kingdom

Location:

0.2 mi / 0.3 km from city centre

General facilities

  • Valet parking
  • Spa
  • Internet services
  • Room service
  • Onsite laundry
  • Restaurant

Dining information

Restaurant:

The Velvet restaurant existed when the hotel was just an apple in the old textile mill’s eye. It spills out onto a canal-facing terrace, which gets lively in the summer. Inside, you have to step over a glass fish tank at the top of the stairs to enter. It’s open for modern Mediterranean food right up until 10pm. You can expect dishes such as spicy prawn risotto, seabass and Asian greens with chilli and soy sauce, and crispy pork belly with black pudding mash.

Top table:

The street-side tables by the canal for a steady stream of people to watch.

Last orders:

10pm for food, 12.30am for drinks (2am on Fridays and Saturdays).

Room service:

Pick from the full menu until 10pm, then an abridged version is available through the night.

Hotel bar:

The opulent bar has exposed brickwork, plum-coloured walls, gilded mirrors and a hint of bordello in its decor. It’s liveliest on Friday and Saturday nights. There are two house cocktails – the Velvetini (vodka, dry Martini, crème de cacao and chocolate sauce) and Velvet Sensation (Baileys, Amaretto, Tia Maria, vodka, milk and cream).

Plan your holiday

To search for prices and availability simply click the button below.

Pick a departure date

Simply select the number of nights and choose a departure date that suits you.

The total price is displayed below.

Please note

For prices beyond this date, follow the link below.

Return

Key:

 
Selected date
 
Selected departure date unavailable
 
Lowest available price for the month
N/A
Departure date unavailable

Prices shown are based on {0} departures. If you would like to fly from another departure point then please click here

Total price per adult

--- Flights & hotel

-

Based on 2 adults, night(s).

room. .

Departing from {0}

Can't find what you're looking for? Change:

  • Departure airport
  • Destination
  • Number of nights
  • Passenger numbers
  • Travel dates

Why BA Holidays?

Plan and book your holiday with British Airways, online or by phone. Enjoy all these great benefits:

  • Combine and save - book your flight + hotel or flight + car hire together for the best deals
  • Choose from over 8,000 hotels
  • 24-hour support helpline
  • Earn bonus Avios
  • Online deposits

Plan your stay

To search for prices and availability simply click the button below.

Pick a check in date

Simply select the number of nights and choose a check in date that suits you.

The total price is displayed below.

Please note

For prices beyond this date, follow the link below.

Return

Key:

 
Selected date
 
Selected date unavailable
 
Lowest available price for the month
N/A
Hotel unavailable

Total price per room

--- Hotel only

-

Based on 2 adults, night(s).

Can't find what you're looking for? Change:

  • Number of nights
  • Passenger numbers
  • Travel dates
  • Destination

Why BA hotels?

Book your hotel with British Airways and enjoy all these great benefits:

  • Over 8,000 hotels to choose from
  • Hotels in every destination that BA fly to
  • Hotels handpicked by our team of experts
  • Accommodation that meets stringent health and safety criteria
  • Access to a 24-hour support helpline, based in the UK