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Another great stay at Roomzzz….

Stephen Scott stayed in our Manchester city centre hotel… glad they had a great time!
“Another great stay at Roomzzz”
5 of 5 stars 
Reviewed 18 March 2012
Last time we were here we had our four children with us and they loved it. This time we wanted a night away from the kids and wanted to sample some of Manchester’s night life.

We had a lovely welcome, and had another great stay. Thanks again Roomzzz.

 
Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
 

Manchester gets FIVE stars!

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We’ve had a number of FIVE star reviews of our Manchester city centre hotel recently… We love them all! SusanOuk was one of our faves…

“Perfect”
5 of 5 starsReviewed 29 January 2012
A must stay if you are visiting Manchester. I stayed in a superior double room (I think they call it a Grande studio) and loved it! You have a fully equipped kitchenette, a huge king sized bed, a mini seating area with a couch, a bathroom with a long deep bath (for all of you 6ft and over like we both are you can actually stretch out in it!!) and a shower with a huge shower head that gives the rain fall effect, ipod docking station, and free internet with the mac provided. We took our own food and drink but if you forget they have a mini pantry down stairs and breakfast is also included in the price (make sure you are down stairs before 10.30). Oh and the staff are lovely too. I guess the only bad thing is the parking (I paid £19.40) and I have just read a review that says the staff give you a discount but I didn’t know to ask for this :( . Apart from that fab, gorge hotel, the Ibis next door is £30 cheaper but no breakfast and no luxury, the choice is yours :)

The Roomzzz 12 Days of Christmas! Day 9…

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Nine ladies dancing
Eight maids a milking
Seven swans a swimming
Six geese a laying
Five gold rings
Four calling birds
Three French hens
Two turtle doves
AND a partridge in a pear tree!
It’s getting closer and we’re getting more excited… We’ll be announcing the winner of our Treasure Hunt on Friday…
Clue 9: If you want to make a booking at Roomzzz you can visit our website www.roomzzz.co.uk or you can call Central ———— on 0844 499 4888. The first letter of the missing word is the answer to our riddle today!
Follow the clues and you could win a fabulous weekend away in one of our Leeds Hotels or our apartments in Manchester!

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Ah haaaaa me hearties…. it’s time to set our clues once more… and this week our lucky treasure hunter will win a free night in Roomzzz Leeds City!
Monday’s Blog:-
What day in September did Pachhaja review Roomzzz Leeds?
+ plus
How many times has Elbowsoff stayed in Manchester Roomzzz?
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Which day in September did Elbowsoff stay?
+plus
Which floor in Manchester Roomzzz has velux windows?
Tuesday’s Blog
x times
How many days does Manchester Food and Drink Festival run for?
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How many Manchester Food and Drink Festivals have there been?
x times
The number of times the word Roomzzz appears in today’s blog?
/ divided by
The number of times the word Roomzzz appears in tomorrow’s blog?

Happy hunting facebook fans!

Post your answer on Leeds or Manchester Facebook Pages with the phrase “I am a Roomzzz treasure hunter and my answer is…..”



* Subject to availability, not in conjunction with any other offer, must be booked within 7 days of winning

Review day…

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“Another great stay”

4 of 5 stars Reviewed 21 August 2011 by Drewyorks who stayed at Leeds City:-

This is the forth time of staying at this hotel. Once again a good stay. Nice room, with good in room facilities.(Kitchen, small sofa, chair, table, desk, mac pc, tv, heated floor in the shower room etc

I do prefer having the option of a bath in my hotel room, which this hotel doesn’t have, but that’s a minor point. There’s no restaurant, but again, this isn’t important to me – and you can always eat in your room, as there’s a kitchen, and the hotel is near lots of places to eat.

The lady on reception remembered me from my last visit – and was very welcoming and friendly – great customer service. Check in was super fast and uncomplicated, as was check out – very organised, something which other hotels could learn from.

Great bonus when staying here is that you get REAL car park discount. Other hotels in Leeds offer car park discounts and in reality the discount is very small. Here, NCP charges £17.50 overnight, and you only pay £6.00 when using the voucher from the hotel.

The hotel locks it’s front door on a night (very sensible), and the usual reception staff are replaced by security staff. Sometimes people working in secruity roles don’t have a great reputation for customer service, however these guys were very friendly and polite – they are a credit to the hotel.

thanks for another good stay.

Room Tip: If you are a light sleeper, ask for a quiet room, as the hotel does front onto a busy road and a club/bar to the side.

Tell me about it…

We’ve had a couple of fab reviews on Trip Advisor this week so we thought we’d share them with you!

Smudger from Darlington stayed in Manchester


Fantastic!
5 of 5 starsReviewed 24 June 2011

We stayed here after being recommended by a pal at work, and we were not disappointed! Even before our arrival, the staff were double helpful, in giving additional directions to the car park as Coronation Street’ were filming outside and had restricted some access. When we got there, the whole place had a great feel and buzz about it – it was very stylish and comtemporary in its design, and was well located to explore the city without having to walk that far!

The room itself (we stayed in a Grande Studio) had everything that you could possibly need for a 2 week stay, let alone just the one night! It was tastfully decorated, with nice quality fixtures and fittings and had a real ‘plush’ feel to it. As we were on the 4th floor we had a great view over towards Chinatown, and I must admit we did enjoy a couple of glasses of wine sat watching the world go by below us. Although we didn’t use it, there was free use of the in room Apple Mac as well.

In the morning the included ‘breakfast to go’ was a nice touch, before we set off back home.

My only ever so slight grumble was that the air conditioning was a bit ‘rattly’ during the night – but I am being really picky there!

All in all a great place to stay if you are visiting Manchester, and we will certainly be back in the near future!

TOP TIP – Join the Roomzzz royalty club first, and get at least 10% of your stay!!!!!

Good…. it’s Friday!

We’re here again and yesterday we announced this week’s winner of the Friday Favourites competition! Vicki Famelton wrote on our Facebook Page:
“We have stayed at the Leeds City West quite a few times now and we love it! My partner and i met at university in Leeds in 2003 so we love coming back to relive our time in the city and Roomzzz helps us do that.

We always recommend it to friends looking for somewhere reasonably priced and snazzy to stay! Looking forward to coming back soon! :-)

Great feedback for us and a fantastic recommendation for you! We love hearing about the reasons why you stay with us, it’s amazing how many different stories we hear… and we always look forward to listening to them!

To be entered into the Friday Favourites Competition you don’t have to leave feedback – simply ‘like’ our pages for Leeds and Manchester and you’ll be entered into the draw – BUT should you feel you’d like to share your favourite things about Roomzzz with us, then of course we don’t mind!

Following the fabulous weather from last weekend, I’ve woken up to grey skies, April is living up to its reputation! Don’t forget that here at Roomzzz we have our own April Showers promotion which is running throughout the month and is guaranteed to bring you sunshine -with rooms from £39 how could you be glum?

Top Tips for April Fools…


If you’ve been tuning into our Facebook pages for Leeds and Manchester Roomzzz this week you will have noticed that we’re running a competition for you to win a night on us in Leeds City West this Friday the 1st April…. and what do you have to do to win this? Well simply share on Facebook your favourite April Fools prank… that’s it… all we ask… so to give you inspiration we have been trawling the internet:-

  • Find a box about the size of a cake. Then cover it with frosting, making it look like a cake. Then put it out in the office kitchen, or wherever people leave free food. Sit back as one of your co-workers tries to cut a slice.

  • This is the most classic and simple prank ever. Balance a small disposable cup of water on the top of a partially open door. Then wait for the splash!
  • Switch the “Pull” and “Push” signs on a set of doors. Watch as people get confused trying to open the doors.

  • Stick a post-it note under your friend’s mouse so that the paper leaf covers the mouse ball – the mouse will no longer work! Align so that the sticky part of the note doesn’t touch the ball. Costs next to nothing to do, and doesn’t cause any damage.

  • Glue eggs to the carton and beg for eggs in the morning. When the victim gets them the eggs break!

  • When your victim’s asleep sneak into their room and draw eyebrows and a moustache on their face, make sure to be their when they look in the mirror.

  • Use a pin to make a few small holes in a plastic disposable cup. Offer a drink to the victim and watch while the liquid dribbles out onto their shirt.
  • Wait until your victim is in the kitchen. Come in and start filling a bucket with water (tell them you’re washing the car or something). Only instead of actually filling the bucket, just pretend. Lift the bucket with both hands, acting like it’s heavy and filled with water. Take a couple of steps in the victim’s direction and suddenly “trip” and aim the bucket right toward them. They’ll duck thinking they’re getting splashed!

Remember these are merely suggestions (not instructions) – we simply want to get your creative juices flowing for our competition. Whatever you do on Friday this year to get a giggle out of your nearest and dearest make sure you share your past or favourites with us on Facebook and win a night’s stay in Leeds!

The view from Manchester in 2011

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January is here, and with it a wealth of opportunities. Our marriage of serviced apartment and luxury hotel offers one of the finest hotels in Manchester, the perfect destination for a short break. And there are a multitude of new reasons to visit on the horizon.

2011 is set to be a year of upheaval, as change begins to take place once again. Back in 1997 major public realm redevelopments began following the devastating IRA bomb, and since then areas like Exchange Square and Piccadilly Gardens have been introduced and improved upon respectively. Now a further batch of major facelifts is about to begin.

Over the next couple of months Manchester City Council will finally unveil the winner of its international competition to re-design St Peter’s Square. The works will run alongside those currently taking place in the Town Hall and Central Library. Once complete the area will be amongst the most illustrious in the city centre, in keeping with the swathes of history the site is steeped in.

As their old stage has closed, the Library Theatre Company (LTC) will now be taking up residence in Salford’s award winning Lowry Arts Centre- a short tram ride from town and well worth the visit. Meanwhile, close to Oxford Road, First Street will see a huge project get underway as a stunning theatre, performance space and cinema complex looks to offer the Cornerhouse Gallery and LTC new homes from 2014.

At the other end of town the skyline is coming back to life with cranes too. Just ask those arriving by train, who may have already seen signs that the Co-Operative’s new landmark, 16-storey HQ is gradually beginning to take shape. Nearby Victoria Station will finally get the investment it needs, returning this wonderfully British transport hub to its former glory with the aid of some £750 million. And the long awaited Metrolink tramway extensions will also begin to open this year, meaning adventurous visitors can access lively suburbs like Chorlton-cum-Hardy with greater ease.

As you can see it’s going to be quite a year, as Manchester’s energetic pace refuses to slow. Everything points to an ongoing belief in using the city for business and leisure. So why not find out why. Roomzzz Aparthotel is on the doorstep of countless theatres, conference centres and more, providing an ideal home from home to use as a base while you’re in town. And because we’re not passing the VAT increase on to you, it’s hard to find an excuse not to get yourself here.


(C) Image Stanley Walker