City centre apartments with a great location! – 3 star – Manchester

Staying in an apartment will give you and your family more flexibility during your stay, and save you money on eating out. The building is serviced by a 24 hour reception and night porter and laundry and concierge services are also available. The apartments themselves are furnished to a high standard, with a fully equipped kitchen, living area and bathroom. Mod-cons include a CD player, dishwasher, cable television and free internet access. Located in a central location and with easy access to Piccadilly train station, these city centre apartments with a great location tick all the boxes!

Manchester Art Gallery makes a great budget day out, with free entry and impressive collections of pre-Raphaelite paintings, craft and design and decorative arts and costumes to name just a few. Highlights of the gallery include Hylas and the Nymphs by Waterhouse, The Chariot Race by Wagner and the iconic The Dream of Reason Produces Monsters by Goya. If you’re visiting on a Thursday, why not go the gallery’s Thursday lates, where you can enjoy a glass of wine and browse the collections with like-minded adults. There are usually live performances and talks from artists so be sure to call ahead to find out more.

If you’re travelling with children, why not treat the family to a movie night at the IMAX- the ultimate cinema experience! Whether your watching a 3D or 2D film, the high resolution images and digital surround sound combined with floor to ceiling screens will ensure all blockbusters are given justice as you’re transported into the narrative. For dinner, head to Hard Rock café, the largest venue of the chain in the UK. Decorated with music memorabilia including pieces from Oasis, Elvis Presley and The Beatles, adults and kids alike will love the generous portion sizes and famous burgers. There’s even a concert stage for special events and the Rock Lounge and cocktail bar which is available for hire.

Feeling active? Head to Chill Factore where you can enjoy the winter sports of snowboarding, skiing and snow tubing all year round. Whether you’re keen to try something new, put some practice in before hitting the real thing in the mountains or fancy a thrill seeking and exciting day out, this family friendly centre will not disappoint. Including the UK’s longest indoor snow slope, there are an array of lessons and activities available for all ages and abilities!

Enjoy your stay in this diverse and exciting city!