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Manchester is a culture-rich, cosmopolitan city with a with a rich industrial heritage. A popular business hub, it’s also great for a weekend city break, perhaps some shopping or a longer period exploring the surrounding area, which includes the Chester Plain and the Pennines.

For a more cost effective, or dare I say, cheap luxury stay in Manchester, we recommend renting a short-stay apartment rather than staying in a hotel. Pick the best luxury apartment and you will get almost all of the amenities of a hotel; reception desk, valet, swimming pool and so forth, but with much more space. You will also have the luxury of a kitchen so you can cook your own food if you wish, and the bottom line, you will pay less than staying in a similarly equipped hotel.

CitySuites Luxury Serviced Apartments Manchester

These apartments are amazing, just look at the pool (see photos above). Set in the very heart of Manchester, nestled between the spires of the city’s cathedral, the shopping boutiques and the major business centres. You are just a five-minute walk from Manchester Victoria train station and the airport is only a 20-minute drive away.

The place feels like a five-star hotel but as the rooms have kitchens they are classed as apartments. The apartments have a contemporary and sophisticated. All apartments enjoy 100MB of unlimited Wi-Fi, a Nespresso machine, 50″ SMART TV with Sky+ HD with full Entertainment and Sports package, king-size beds and luxury amenities from The White Company.

The excellent facilities include a 24-hour manned reception, a state-of-the-art gym, a stunning 18-metre swimming pool with a spa pool alongside so you can relax post-swim, laundry and dry cleaning facilities, and secure parking with valet parking also provided. Book a stay directly at CitySuites.

The Place Aparthotel Luxury Serviced Apartments in Manchester

The Place Aparthotel is an apartment hotel which offers all the amenities you would expect from a hotel yet but offered in spacious serviced apartments. This apartment hotel comes in at a four star ranking rather than five star. nevertheless, this 19th-century former warehouse lends itself as a modern and vibrant hotel, just a few minutes’ walk from Piccadilly Station.

Complete with views over Manchester’s skyline from your own private balcony, these spacious two storey apartments include a kitchen with breakfast bar and a living/dining room with floor-to-ceiling windows.

Airbnb

Admittedly Airbnb can be a little hit and miss and we would advise always reading the apartment reviews very carefully before booking. But you can pick up a short-stay apartment bargain in any city including Manchester. Simply select the location and the apartment size you want and Airbnb will find you something original and most probably quite cheap.

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