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Win a weekend away @Roomzzz!

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We have loved creating the treasure hunts for you over the last few weeks… we’ve been impressed by the enthusiasm with which you’ve approached the task and so we want to reward you further!
The next treasure hunt will now take place over the whole month of November – we’ll release a clue each week – the answer to be found in our blog and then on the last Friday of the month – 25th November – we will announce the winner!
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!
So treasure hunters – look out for your first clue this Friday!

FREE things to do in Manchester…

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Earlier in the year we published a blog about the great FREE things you can do in Manchester…. as we’re nearing half term we thought you might appreciate this list again!
  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  2. 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. 
     
  3. 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.
  1. 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

The Roomzzz Blue X Sale!

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Have you heard about our autumn one day 50% blue cross sale…? Join the Royalty Club by the 1st November and you will have exclusive access to this amazing offer!
From 8am – 8pm on the 9th November 2011 you can book any apartment, any location on any date* until the end of March 2012 with an amazing 50% discount!
And that’s not all… once you’re a member of the Royalty Club you can enjoy a minimum of a 10% discount! It’s even free to join… what’s not to love?

*subject to availability

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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?
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How many times has Elbowsoff stayed in Manchester Roomzzz?
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Which day in September did Elbowsoff stay?
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Which floor in Manchester Roomzzz has velux windows?
Tuesday’s Blog
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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?
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The number of times the word Roomzzz appears in today’s blog?
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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

Excited about autumn?

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We’ve had a great summer and we hope you have too…. but it’s onwards and upwards now and as we approach September we are getting excited about autumn… means it’s closer to Christmas…!

So we thought we’d just give you a reminder about our Royalty Club, don’t forget you can claim a discount when you join our Royalty Club.… it’s free to sign up and you have an instant 10% discount off our best price with a Silver card… get to 25 stays and you will be upgraded to a Gold Card and get 15% off your bill each time you stay… build up to 75 nights and we will give you a Platinum card and a massive 20% discount at Roomzzz – remember that all these membership discounts will be given on the best rate available so it really is a genuine offer!

Just visit the Royalty Club page on our website and fill out the simple form and you’re in, we’ll confirm your registration and your card will be on its way… So how do you book using the Royalty Card? Simply book online or give us a call on 0844 499 4888, have your card to hand and quote the number and that’s it – the offer will be taken from your bill!

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.

It’s Wednesday and the start of Friday Favourites!

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Morning!

Time for us to start the countdown to Friday Favourites again… tell us what you like about Roomzzz and you can win a FREE night on us! This week the night will be in Manchester again… if you’ve never stayed there before you really should enter, it’s a real treat!

48 individual apartments fully fitted for the practicalities of daily life, finished with a subtle suggestion of the Orient inspired by the bustle of nearby Chinatown. As you’d expect from a luxury hotel, there’s every concession to contemporary style and comfort.

Manchester Central convention complex for conference and exhibitions and the Northern Quarter – the home of fashion outlets, art galleries and quirky boutique shops are all within walking distance, and the Trafford Centre is less than 6 miles away, its ideal for those wanting to experience the true spirit of this vivacious city. We’re easily reached from Manchester Piccadilly railway station, and with Piccadilly Gardens just a few blocks away, and the Manchester Evening News (MEN) Arena is less than a mile away, you’re never far from the heartbeat of this vibrant 21st Century metropolis.

Award wining Grade II listed building boasts high ceilings, long windows, soaring interior spaces, and kitchens equipped with Smeg appliances. This is the height of luxury, by design.

Key features are:-

- Free wi-fi broadband internet

- Free local and national calls

- Free Grab & Go breakfast

- Pantry at Reception

- 24-hour concierge

- Housekeeping

- Fully fitted kitchen

- Discounted parking at adjacent car park

So what are you waiting for? Log into our Facebook pages in either Leeds or Manchester - tell us what you like about Roomzzz and you could be staying here on us!

T & Cs:- subject to availability, not in conjunction with any other offer, must be booked within 7 days.

Manchester Pride!


Not long now until the start of Manchester Pride…. from the 19th – 29th August the city will see a fabulous ‘celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender life!’

This year the event is celebrating its 21st birthday and will be doing so in style! There’s everything from sport to arts, film to heritage, entertainment and partying with a bigger events programme than ever before and, of course, the Big Weekend over the August Bank Holiday.

19th – 25th is the fringe festival – celebrating LGBT life through art, sports, culture and much more.

27th August sees the big parade take to the streets of Manchester with over 100 floats travelling through the city.

26th – 29th is THE BIG WEEKEND – bank holiday and the perfect party – 71 hours and the hilight of the festival!

If you’re heading to Manchester for the celebrations then why not stay with us here at Roomzzz…? We’re right on the edge of the village, close to the party… you won’t miss a thing! And with our luxurious apartments being fully kitted out as a home from home… you can chill out into the bargain!

August in Manchester… bicycles and picnics!


Remember that if you’ve joined our Royalty Club you can claim a double discount at our fabulous Roomzzz locations until the end of August!

So why not bring the family? Here’s what’s on in Manchester to tempt you…

6th August – Retro Bicycle Picnic – leaving from MOSI

7th August – Sky Ride – thousands take to the streets of Manchester on their bikes to celebrate two wheels. There are no cars in the city that day and the route is completely flexible and suitable for all!

5th – 7th August – The Manchester Picnic – Piccadilly is transformed into foodie heaven, with fantastic food stalls from all over the region. Culminating on the 7th August with the Teddy Bears Picnic – prizes for bears and the best dressed Teddy wins a family camping kit!

There’s lots of family fun going on in the city this summer and with Roomzzz Manchester being slap bang in the middle what a better place to stay? Our accommodation is perfect for family stays – you can all stay in one apartment and you can even prepare your own meals using our fully equipped kitchens!

Ffffffffffriday…. Ffffffffffavourites!

This afternoon we announce the winner of our Friday Favourites competition… but there’s still time to get involved and win a two night stay with us in a Roomzzz location of your choice!

What’s not to like?

All we ask is that you invite your friends to like our Roomzzz pages in Leeds and/or Manchester on Facebook… the person who generates the most likes then creams the prize…. simple!

PS Don’t forget you can still claim a discount at all Roomzzz locations when you join our Royalty Cluband during July and August you will get a minimum of 20% off your bill!