Great hotel with views of the waters edge! – 4 star – Manchester

Located in Salford Quays, this great hotel with views of the waters edge is perfect for those looking for a tranquil retreat close by to the buzz of central Manchester. Although the nightlife and attractions of Manchester are within easy reach, there is a great bar and elegant restaurant onsite for your convenience. Staff are warm and attentive, and are more than happy to help with currency exchange, laundry services and express check-out. Families and groups will find the connecting rooms a helpful addition, and mod-cons such as cable television, games console and free internet access are sure to be a hit with children and adults alike.

Salford Watersports Centre is just on your doorstep, and makes for a unique day out- whether you’re visiting with children or a loved one. It might sound strange but scuba diving and snorkeling are popular in these clear waters, with plenty of plants and fish to look at. For thrill seekers, the Wake Park here offers both beginner and advanced lessons in wakeboarding, run by the expert staff who will ensure the experience is fun and exciting whatever your level. For those who’d prefer to stay on dry land, the centre has an 8 metre indoor climbing wall as well as running trips to outdoor locations throughout the year.

Kids will love Chester Zoo- the UK’s number one zoo! Explore 110 acres of enclosures and gardens, home to over 400 different species, including Sumatran Tigers, Spectacled Bears and Komodo Dragons. There are regular talks throughout the week to teach you about your favourite animals so be sure to check the schedule before hand so you can time your visit! There’s also a mini golf course and playing area for children, or why not get into the animal spirit and have your face painted in the studio next to the lions!

The Royal Exchange Theatre is a uniquely designed venue situated inside the antique Victorian Cotton Exchange Buildings in the city centre. This destination theatre has a busy programme of events throughout the year with critically acclaimed plays and performances as well as a brasserie, coffee bar and Craft Shop and Gallery. Eating out doesn’t have to cost the earth in Manchester, with many of its best restaurants benefitting from small price tags. This and That is an unassuming Indian restaurant, serving up delicious curries for less than a fiver. For food on the go, Pancho’s Burritos just by the Arndale Centre serves up authentic Mexican bites, whilst Katsouris is a mouthwatering Greek deli.