Manchester has always been one of my favourite UK cities for shopping. I love the Arndale centre ( the Selfridges and Harvey Nichols are insane), and the Trafford Centre is pretty good too. So when an email popped in last week from The Cow Hollow hotel asking if I would like a night to stay I jumped at the chance, so on Easter Monday, we went on our little road trip to Manchester.
We arrived and got a little bit spendy in the shops before checking in around 3 pm. The hotel is in the Northern Quarter, and about a five-minute walk from the city centre so an excellent location for the shops and restaurants. There is also a 24-hour car park right next door which costs just £10 which is a bargain for a city centre. On arrival we were greeted by the owner which was a nice touch and he took us up and showed us our room. The hotel design is very industrial and modern, but with cosy touches around and lots of window boxes with plants, it certainly wouldn’t be out of place in New York.
The bedroom was cosy but quite small is my only downside, but I guess this is due to it being a city centre. However, you do get a bathroom which is through some new shutters which are massive and has everything you could need including a curling wand and lots of REN Skincare.
The little touches are what makes this hotel so special and unique :
- Netflix on the tv
- Milk & cookies at 10 pm
- Free Processco and nibbles
- Free breakfast
- You can WhatsApp down to reception to ask for anything pretty much
- Complimentary tea and coffee ( however I so wish this was in the room instead of having to ask)
Because the hotel operates on a less is more basic, they do a straightforward breakfast which is delivered to your room whenever you like, pastries, granola, fruit juice and a hot drink, it was nice to enjoy before we set off back home.
I liked this hotel for the location to the city centre; I think it’s only £99 most nights, so it’s pretty reasonable. I do think the rooms could be a bit bigger and tea and coffee in the place would be lovely, however, if you are thinking of visiting Manchester, I would consider checking this hotel out.