Where to stay in Manchester
It is the news that everyone dreads – a bomb had ripped apart the very heart of Manchester in 1996, destroying nearly two acres of office blocks and retail space. Fortunately no one was killed but it was a devastating time for all. Yet Manchester fought back with vengeance.
Soon after the attack, a task force was assembled to deal with the wreckage. New modern buildings rose up out of the ashes and six years later, in 2002, Manchester hosted the Commonwealth Games, a success story beyond imaginings. For the hotels Manchester had this was a great boost to the city.
Some of the best hotels Manchester has
The array of hotels Manchester has is testament to the dogged spirit of the locals to try and attract as much clientele as possible to the hotels Manchester offers. This is true in all parts of the city from five star hotels Manchester possesses to the cheaper options.
For business hotels Manchester is top notch because it is such a giant of industry. However many of the hotels Manchester has are keen to attract all types of customer so there is always some designer part thrown in to please those who are on holiday.
Remember that finding a room in a hotel Manchester has during the football season when Manchester United or Manchester City are playing at home will be virtually impossible unless you book months in advance. The football season is between August and May.
Places to visit in Manchester
Regarding centrally located hotels Manchester has a lot. This is incredibly convenient if you do not have a car and so you can walk to most sights and museums. The central hotels Manchester has offer a great base for exploring the city.
If you want great views, visit the Godlee Observatory at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST). Built in 1902, this fully functioning observatory has the original telescope where you can observe space on a clear night, or look down on the city from the balcony.
For more spectacular scenery, get the lift to the top of Beetham Tower, Manchester’s tallest building. In the bar area, you can peer through a porthole set into the floor and gaze down at the street below. It is probably best to do that before you get a round in!
If you are into old books and manuscripts, then the John Rylands Library is the place for you, named after the city’s first cotton millionaire. Here you can marvel at an extract of Homer’s Odyssey copied out by an ancient Greek schoolboy and spot manuscripts dating back to 3,000 BC. The whole place feels like you should be speaking in whispers, such is the reverential atmosphere.
Whichever is your chosen hotel Manchester will not disappoint with its vitality and get-up-and-go. You will also not be disappointed if you book your flights through BudgetAir. For budget hotels Manchester has a wide variety and BudgetAir has budget deals that are kind to your pocket as well.