Great city centre hotel for shopping and bars – 3 star – Manchester

Experience a great city centre hotel for shopping and bars! Whether travelling for business or leisure, this central hotel ticks all the boxes and more, with a fully equipped business centre and first class leisure facilities! Expect a well-presented property serviced by an attentive concierge and reception team as well as a stylish brasserie restaurant onsite for your convenience. Guest rooms are all en-suite, and furnished with flat screen television, high speed internet and coffee and tea making facilities. When you’ve finished sightseeing or working, be sure to indulge in some R&R in the indoor pool and spa complete with a sauna and gym. A deal not to be missed!

Manchester is a haven for shopaholics, with everything from vintage markets to high-end designers. For high street bargains, head to the Arndale Centre, but for luxury buys King Street and Cross Street are the places to go. Selfridges department store stocks all the must have designers, alongside a fantastic food and drink hall where you can stock up on fine wines or other gourmet goodies. Harvey Nichols is equally as impressive, with the added bonus of the second floor restaurant overlooking this exciting metropolis. Why not treat a loved one to afternoon tea, or a bottle of wine for two from the award winning wine menu?

Manchester is full of architectural gems and historic places of interest, but perhaps it’s most renowned is the John Rylands Library. Built in the late Victorian era in a neo-gothic design, this historic landmark houses an impressive collection of antiquarian books, including a 1476 edition of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales and the oldest piece of the New Testament. Guided tours are of course recommended to make the most out of your visit, but with hands on activities along the way to help explain some of the most prized artefacts, it can be nice to simply wander round at your leisure. Before your visit, be sure to check the current art and history exhibitions that take place within the premises.

If you’re visiting for a special occasion, or looking to treat a loved one, be sure to check out the current performances at The Royal Exchange. This grade II listed building showcases 350 performances a year, with an audience capacity of 700 and attracts some of the best actors in the business including Julie Walters, Ben Kingsley and Helen Mirren. Afterwards, enjoy mouthwatering cuisine at Opus One, with a relaxed formal ambiance and beautiful décor.

Enjoy your stay in charming Manchester!