This Christmas, Kirkstall Abbey and Abbey House Museum are hosting craft making sessions, Santa’s grotto, tree dressing days and outdoor carol concerts this year, so wrap up warm and go and enjoy the fun!
Because this is a longer hunt – the winner will receive a BIGGER prize in the form of a whole weekend’s stay in one of our fabulous Roomzzz locations!
This week we want to know: How many years has the Christmas Market been in Manchester?
Don’t forget the winner will be announced on the 25th November! Good luck Treasure Hunters…
John Rylands Library – A gothic sandstone building on Deansgate recently juxtaposed with a clever modern visitor centre. This fabulous legacy of Cottonopolis was commissioned by Cuban-born Enriqueta Rylands in memory of her philanthropist textile manufacturer husband. There’s more about Manchester’s first multi-millionaire and some fascinating changing exhibitions in the cathedral-like public reading rooms.
Royal Northern College of Music – The only UK conservatoire to be a centre for excellence in teaching and learning, but you can still hear the talented students play for free! Orchestral performances take place in the late-60s concert hall, while the RNCM’s best-kept secret is their Wednesday-lunchtime recitals by soloists and smaller ensembles in the calming and charming setting of St Ann’s Church.
Heaton Park – Manchester’s biggest green space, with lovely views both back over town and out to the Pennines. There’s plenty to do whatever your age: a well-equipped children’s playground; rowing boats, woodland walks and cycle paths; even a grand 18th-century mansion and farm. It’s also home to beekeepers, astronomers, trolley-bus enthusiasts and the Commonwealth Bowling Club.
City Airport – Formerly known as Barton Aerodrome, this was the UK’s first purpose-built municipal airport and it’s still in action today. Sit in the beer garden and watch small planes bump excitedly along the grassy runway as they take off and land, and climb up the Art Deco control tower that dates from 1933.
Whitworth Art Gallery – There’s always something worth seeing at this gallery, part of Manchester University; not least the soon-to-be developed building and its parkside location. Recent highlights have been the Subversive Spaces surrealism show, the American Scene prints exhibition and Walls Are Talking, and the varied event programme includes related talks held in the “secret” lecture theatre.*List courtesy of Visit Manchester
*subject to availability
Couldn’t find too much to fault if you want a central location, good value for money and helpful staff. Free grab and go breakfast too which was good. Would definitely stay in this or another Roomzzz again.
Recommended by a friend this was a good call and a nice change from our normal hotel. Parking is very easy with the clean (not like an NCP) and well lit Q Piazza at the back. Ask for a parking voucher at the hotel, it reduced my ticket to £12.50 (3pm-8am).
We had Room 503, a suite – not in the traditional sense, but a large room anyway. Well furnished, very clean and with great facilities. The bathroom is also large, with a big rainshower.
Being an old building it is quite stuffy, and the aircon was needed. Our room was attic style and had large skylights with electric blinds. There were smaller skylights below which did open, but had no window stays to keep them open, a shame as we like fresh air in the room.
We didn’t use it, but there was a good selection of food and drink in The Pantry area at reception.
The Grab and Go breakfast was just right with juice, coffee/tea, pastries and fruit. The staff were friendly and helpful, thank you.
Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
“Excellent option in Central Manchester”
This is good value apartment style accommodation with a continental breakfast thrown in. Good basic kitchen facility, huge bed, widecreen TV which is also a computer with internet access – we stayed one night but i think it would be a great option for business travellers who don’t want to eat out every night or drink alone in a bar. Very stylish, lovely reception staff, very quiet, would use again.
Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
Reviewed 7 October 2011 by AndyH from Bournemouth
Stayed here for two nights in early October 2011. Excellent location in city centre with a short walk to the nearest tram station. Hotel is opposite chinatown which is good for a visit or a meal. Nice greeting at reception, very friendly and helpful as first visit to Manchester. Rooms are superb with kitchenette, plenty of space, large bathroom / shower area which was excellent. As it’s in the city centre it can be noisy at night depending on what part of the hotel you’re in but you have to expect this due to the location. No on street parking but large car park right next to hotel although could be viewed as expensive but is discounted for hotel residents.
Couldn’t find too much to fault if you want a central location, good value for money and helpful staff. Free grab and go breakfast too which was good. Would definitely stay in this in another Roomzzz again.
Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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