Five of the best hotel rooms in Manchester

Balcony King Room, Velvet

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Located on Canal Street, Velvet is a former textile mill reborn as a decadent boutique hotel. There are 19 extrovert rooms and suites here; the most balanced of which are the mid-tier Balcony King rooms. These spaces are for the maximalists out there who like their furnishings oversized, their bed piled high with pillows and their wallpaper a bit wayward. Little luxuries like soft bathrobes and Ren toiletries add to the spirit of pampered playfulness. Velvet, 2 Canal St, Manchester M1 3HE

Superior Deluxe River View Room, The Lowry

Unless you’re in the market for the Presidential Suite, which comes complete with grand piano, the Superior Deluxe River View rooms are the finest slice of this established luxury hotel. Designed by Olga Polizzi, the interiors are all about restraint and easily-palatable style. Walk-in wardrobes, goose-down duvets and marble en-suites come as standard, but the very best thing is the view of the Trinity Bridge through the floor-to-ceiling glass. The Lowry, 50 Dearmans Pl, Salford, Manchester M3 5LH

Roof Terrace Eclectic Room, Eleven Didsbury Park