I took my mum for her first visit to the Manchester Christmas Markets at the beginning of November – just in time for the very first weekend. For those in the same boat wondering where on earth to stay last minute, I give you: The Best Hotels For Manchester Christmas Markets …
Whilst we were in Manchester we had a bit of treat and stayed at the Park Inn by Radisson. When booking hotels for city breaks I usually opt for central, budget and family friendly. But this time it was just us two grown ups (and I use the term loosely).
From the best value, to the most central, to pure luxury… keep reading to see some of the best places to stay to visit one of our great Northern Cities.
You can read what I thought of our stay here. I think this hotel is best for mid-budget guest of all types looking for a hotel with friendly, helpful staff located near to the MEN. The Park Inn by Radisson on Cheatham Hill Road is just 5 minutes walk from the Corn Exchange section of the Manchester Christmas Markets and the Arndale.
We paid £189 B&B and enjoyed a £10 per person mini-spa whilst we were there too.
“Only 19 kilometres from the airport. Across the street from Manchester Arena and near Manchester Cathedral and the National Football Museum.252 rooms and suites with terrific city views and Free Wireless High-speed Internet. Delicious on-site dining at RBG Bar & Grill. Stylish terrace with Green Quarter overview. On-site PACE Health Club & Nu Spa with gym, pool, sauna, and steam room. 20% discount off published NCP rates at Manchester Arena for residents and meeting delegates.”
The Lowry Hotel Manchester
If you’re looking to stay a little outside of the city (bit still a stones throw away) then this could be what you’re looking for. My friend, Polkadot Pink, visited here a while ago and had some lovely things to say about it. You can read what she thought here.
A Superior Deluxe River View will set you back about £341 for Christmas Shopping Season. I think that’s great value for 5 star hotel.
“Located on the original site of the printing company where cult British cartoons, ‘The Dandy’ and ‘The Beano’, were created, Manchester’s luxury Lowry Hotel has never lost its sense of fun.
The hotel offers 165 bedrooms including six suites and the Charles Forte Presidential Suite. The hotel is contemporary whilst being luxurious and comfortable with the largest rooms in the city, The River Restaurant offers a modern British menu whilst the River Bar and Library offer a modern, light menu throughout the day. The QMS Skin Spa at The Lowry Hotel our contemporary urban spa is the first UK hotel spa to feature the award-winning QMS Medicosmetics Skincare and Spa Treatment Collection.
The Lowry Hotel was the first five star hotel in Manchester.”
Polkadot Pink also visited Manchester at the same as Mum and I did, in this swanky, sleek looking hotel. It comes recommended and for that standard from just £69 per night who could blame her?
“Your cheap Motel One Manchester-Piccadilly is located in the center of the city, only a stone’s throw away from the central Piccadilly Station and a 20 minutes-drive away from the airport. From your hotel you can comfortably reach the inner-city on foot, where you can visit tourist attractions and stroll along the famous shopping streets, such as Town Hall or the Market Street. Manchester is always worth a visit, whether you want to stop by the theatre, go shopping or explore the night-life.”
We’ve stayed here before and the family rooms are some of the biggest we’ve ever stayed in. Ideal for a family looking for somewhere on a budget, and reasonably quiet in a higher room for a central city hotel.
Rooms cost around £100 room only at this time of year. Price is per room so split a few ways can be super cheap!
“Conveniently located half a mile from Manchester Piccadilly railway station, our Manchester Piccadilly hotel offers a convenient base for a range of exciting leisure activities.
For an educational trip, the Museum of Science and Industry is nearby and the Manchester Aquatics Centre has plenty of family friendly leisure activities to offer. All rooms feature a comfy king size bed with four plump pillows and a cosy duvet.”
I’ve walked past this hotel what feels like a millions times – but I’ve never been in, let alone stayed here. This hotel is located in one of Manchester’s premier architectural buildings and is grade II listed with outstanding details, such as balconied stairway throughout the building.
I would love to stay here. This time of year a room could be yours for a night for about £135.
“All the rooms have en-suite bathrooms, tea and coffee making facilities and a TV. The slightly larger rooms have separate seating areas and a workspace. The Britannia Hotel Manchester is ideally located in the city centre, making it one of the most accessible hotels in Manchester for shopping and sight-seeing. The famous Chinatown and The Village, which possess a myriad of bars and restaurants, are only a few minutes’ walk away. Excellent transport links offer easy access to Manchester’s famous attractions, with Piccadilly Station just a 5 minute walk away, making this hotel the ideal base for your visit to Manchester.”
So there are my personal recommendations. No sponsors, no bribes – just honest opinion. If you do get chance, give the Manchester Christmas Markets a go this year – if the Christmas spirit doesn’t make you feel warm and fuzzy the mulled wine will .
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Love and Mulled Wine,
The Best Hotels For Manchester Christmas Markets