dealchecker's guide to Manchester

  • Visit Manchester in summer for warm weather, although there's plenty to do year-round
  • The centre has luxury and budget hotels but head to the outskirts for cheap hotels in Manchester

Manchester's excellent museums and art galleries make it a prime city break destination. The city's rich heritage dates back to Roman times when it was known as Mancunium. But it’s not all ancient history – modern Manchester is famous for its lively nightlife. During the day, marvel at Manchester’s imposing Victorian architecture such as the magnificent neo-Gothic Town Hall overlooking Albert Square and the splendidly Baroque Lancaster House. In the evenings, visit the city's Northern Quarter, a bustling neighbourhood offering a buzzing selection of bars, restaurants and live music venues.

 

Where to Stay in Manchester

If you’re after luxury, Manchester's centre offers a choice of top-end hotels. These include the likes of the Townhouse Hotel Manchester set in a carefully preserved Victorian building or The Lowry Hotel housed in a contemporary building with an elegantly sweeping glass facade by the banks of the Rover Irwell.

If you're looking for a wallet-pleasing budget option, there are some cheaper hotels in the centre, but you'll find a greater number of options located out towards the suburbs. Plus, the city has a good network of buses, and taxis are relatively inexpensive, especially those booked via your smartphone.

For even cheaper accommodation in Manchester, it's worth considering some of the rental apartments around the city. You could also consider visiting Oldham, just eight miles northeast of Manchester and on the doorstep of scenic Yorkshire countryside. Another option is the dynamic city of Liverpool, just a 33-minute train ride away.

 

How to get a Great Deal on Manchester Hotels

Whatever your price range, it's always worth comparing prices on dealchecker to ensure you're getting the best deal possible for Manchester hotels. You'll find the city's hotels compare favourably on price with other UK cities.

The best time to get keen Manchester hotel deals is outside the summer months when the school holidays are on, always remembering that the Christmas holiday period can also see hotel rates rising. Spring and autumn are great times to visit the city, and there should be plenty of hotel bargains.

Manchester is a city with tons of art and culture and that's reflected in a range of festivals such as the Irish festival, the Jazz Festival and the biennial Manchester International Festival. If you’re looking for the keenest hotel deals, try to travel outside the major event dates.

 

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