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Romantic Escapes in Manchester

Whisk your other half away and give your love life a boost with our pick of Manchester's most romantic hotels.

From quirky boutique b&bs to luxury 5 star hotels, we've hand-picked a selection of the most romantic hotels in the city to ensure that you find the perfect place for a loved-up weekend away...

Velvet

Velvet

Location: Canal Street

About: Velvet is a sumptuous Hotel, Bar and Restaurant located in the heart of the city centre. Each of its stunning 19 bedrooms are decorated to the highest of standards, offering guests a retreat where they can enjoy a weekend of sheer indulgence. 

Romantic: For a romantic gesture to impress the one you love, take advantage of Velvet's £20.00 rose petal turndown service. 

Highlights: 

  • All rooms are equipped with  large digital TV and DVD players

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout

Address: 2 Canal Street, Manchester, M1 3HE

Telephone: 0161 236 9003

Sharrow Bay

Sharrow Bay

Location: Cumbria

About: Surrounded by snow-topped mountains and fells, right on the shores of Ullswater, Sharrow Bay is a romantic escape unlike any other. Relaxing pastel shades and pretty floral designs create a magical ‘home-away-from-home’ feeling. 

Highlights: 

  • Each bedroom features an en-suite bathroom

  • Individually decorated rooms

  • Most rooms have views of the lake and fells

  • Award-qinning lakeside restaurant

Address: Lake Ullswater, Cumbria, CA10 2LZ

Telephone: 01768 486301

Aparthotel

Aparthotel

Location: Central Manchester

About: Sneak off for a romantic break at the award winning Roomzzz Aparthotel. This Grade II listed building boasts high ceilings, long windows, soaring interior spaces, and kitchens perfect for whipping up a romantic meal. 

Romantic: Located just two minutes from Piccadilly gardens, you can enjoy romantic strolls around the flowerbeds, or head to Deansgate's many bars and restaurants. 

Highlights: 

  • Apple Macs with free Wi-Fi

  • Free Grab & Go continental style breakfast

Address: 36 Princess Street, Manchester M1 4JY

Telephone: 0161 236 2121

Great John Street

Great John Street

Location: Central Manchester

About: Great John Street is an eclectic townhouse hotel situated moments away from some of Manchester's most exclusive shopping areas, restaurants and theatres. The hotel boasts an array of unique, individually designed bedrooms and suites alongside stylish lounges and an Oyster Bar.

Romantic: With deep comfy sofas and striking overhead chandeliers setting the mood for romance, what could be more perfect than wining and dining your partner at the hotel's charming Oyster Bar?

Highlights: 

  • Roof Garden & Playground

  • One restaurant and two bars

  • Free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel

Address: Great John Street, Manchester, M3 4FD

Telephone: 0161 831 3211

The Lowry Hotel

The Lowry Hotel

Location: Salford

About: The Lowry Hotel is one of Manchester’s most fashionable places to stay. The hotel offers 165 bedrooms, six suites and the Charles Forte Presidential Suite. The hotel's contemporary yet luxurious surroundings aim to deliver excellence without compromise. 

Romantic: Stay at the beautiful Lowry Hotel for a romantic break. Located in the trendy Salford district, there's plenty to keep you entertained including shops, restaurants and the nearby Salford Quays. 

Highlights: 

  • High-speed Internet access

  • Walk-in wardrobes

  • Marble en suite bathrooms

Address: 50 Dearmans Place, Salford, M3 5LH

Telephone: 0161 827 4000

Didsbury House

Didsbury House

Location: Didsbury

About: This chic urban retreat is perfect for couples wishing to enjoy a relaxed stay in Manchester. Didsbury House features 27 bedrooms with residents bar and lounges all reflecting the hotels eclectic design. 

Romantic: With beautiful period features, outstanding cuisine and magnificent gardens - Didsbury House is surely every romantics dream.

Highlights: 

  • Free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel

  • Superb leisure facilities including GYM

Address: Didsbury Park, Didsbury Village, Manchester, M20 5LJ

Telephone: 0161 448 2200

Malmaison

Malmaison

Location: Piccadilly

About: A weekend of luxury, style and romance awaits couples at the opulent Malmaison Manchester. The hotel boasts an array of deluxe suites all of which provide fantastic views of the city skyline. Guests can treat themselves to a range of couple’s spa treatments before dining at the The Smoak Bar & Grill. 

Romantic: The petit spa at the Manchester Mal is the perfect place to retreat for a series of calming therapies and peaceful treatments with your partner. 

Highlights: 

  • En-suite bathrooms with baths and power showers

  • Digital TVs

  • 24 hour room service

  • Fast and free Wi-Fi

Address: 1-3 Piccadilly, Manchester, M1 3AQ

Telephone: 0161 641 1883

Macdonald Town House

Macdonald Town House

Location: Central Manchester

About: For a truly romantic city break, stay at one of the finest luxury hotels that Manchester has to offer.Set in a former cotton warehouse, the Macdonald House Hotel has been given a fantastic £3.5 million makeover and now boasts the perfect blend of style, space and comfort.

Romantic: What could be more romantic than an intimate evening for two? Your options include private dining in gorgeous rooms, luxury cocktail drinks in the 101 Bar or a meal courtesy of the 101 Brasserie.

Highlights: 

  • 10-minute walk from Manchester Piccadilly and Oxford Road

  • In the heart of Manchester city centre

  • Ideal for shopping in the Manchester city centre

  • Contemporary bedrooms and suites

Address: 101 Portland Street, Manchester, M1 6DF

Telephone: 0844 855 9136

Radisson Blu Edwardian

Radisson Blu Edwardian

Location: Central Manchester

About: Housed within Manchester’s famous Free Trade Hall, the Radisson Blu is one of the best 5 star hotels in Manchester. With over 260 luxury bedrooms, two restaurants and bars, and a spa this urban hideaway makes for the perfect romantic escape.

Romantic: For the ultimate romantic break, book one of the four luxurious Penthouse Suites. Situated on 14th floor each suite provides spectacular views of the city and the surrounding countryside.

Highlights: 

  • Al Fresco Suites available

  • Sienna Spa

  • Opus One Bar & Restaurant

  • Steak and Lobster

Address: Peter Street, Manchester, M2 5GP

Telephone: 0161 835 9929

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