Manchester’s King Street Townhouse Hotel: Central, Affordable, Instagram-Worthy
I had you at Instagram-worthy, huh? Three weeks ago I was lucky enough to spend some time in Manchester, England in partnership with Virgin Atlantic, Visit Britain, and Marketing Manchester. While working out my itinerary with them, they asked me if there was anywhere in particular that I wanted to stay so I headed to visitmanchester.com to do some research. I quickly stumbled upon a photo of the infinity pool at King Street Townhouse and knew I had met my match given the views that it provided.
King Street Townhouse, which is actually not on King Street (I know, right?!), is located in an old renaissance building dating back to 1872. Here’s why it’s the perfect place to stay while visiting Manchester.
Note: my trip to Manchester was sponsored by Virgin Atlantic, Visit Britain, and Marketing Manchester but all opinions shared here are my own.
One factor that I always take into consideration when looking for accommodations is the location. In doing my research, I found that Manchester in general is a very walkable city, making it hard to go too wrong in the location department. King Street Townhouse is located in "the upper King Street conservation are of Manchester city center”, which you can translate to “right in the center of the city” if you are unfamiliar with Manchester. Long story short - the location is ideal!
King Street Townhouse has 40 rooms and suites, ranging from 215 square feet in their “snug” rooms up to 480 square feet in their 5th floor suites. Each room offers a flat-screen TV, minibar, and rainfall shower, with additional amenities increasing with each room type. I stayed in one of their “comfy” rooms, which also included a huge, luxurious free-standing bath! It was beautifully decorated with colorful pillows and silver accents and each night I’d come home to peaceful music playing from a vintage looking clock radio.
KING STREET TAVERN
The Tavern is the restaurant inside the hotel and is open basically all day, from breakfast until “late”. They offer breakfast, bottomless brunch, all day dining, and afternoon tea in the lounge. Breakfast was included with my stay so two of my three mornings I enjoyed crushed avocado and chili toast and after my first Tavern visit I found myself looking forward to the next one.
More info on their dining options here.
INFINITY SPA POOL
On the 7th floor of King Street Townhouse is an infinity spa pool overlooking the Manchester Town Hall which offers unparalleled views and just screams Instagram-worthy! It’s worth noting that the pool is not a swimming pool, but a spa pool, meaning it is very small and not to be used for exercise. In addition to the pool there is an indoor relaxation room, also with a view of Manchester Town Hall, and a steam room. All of these amenities are only available to hotel guests and accessible via room keycard.
OTHER AMENITIES AND OFFERINGS
SPA: On the 3rd floor of the hotel there are spa treatment rooms, offering a variety of services from from blowouts and makeup application to facials and massages.
GYM: On the 2nd floor of the hotel there is a small gym available to guests.
SOUTH TERRACE: Below the pool on the 6th floor is a terrace offering similar views of Manchester Town Hall. I was told that most nights this space is booked for private hire but sometimes you may get lucky and land there on a night they open it up to hotel guests (I did!).
PRIVATE EVENTS, MEETINGS, AND WEDDINGS: there are a handful of different rooms and event spaces throughout the hotel which are available for private booking.
If you are planning a trip to Manchester, I would highly recommend staying at King Street Townhouse. It is perfectly located, has beautiful rooms, and offers the best Town Hall views in all of Manchester! To book your stay or for more information, visit their site here.
Thanks to Virgin Atlantic, Visit Britain, and Marketing Manchester for sponsoring my trip to Manchester! All opinions are my own.