Leven offers a base from which you can easily walk to all of Manchester's hot spots, and is nice enough you'll be delighted to return to it after a day and night exploring. Perfect for a couple or friends on a weekend getaway or a solo traveller wanting a solid launchpad from which to explore. The building itself is an early 20th-century red brick building sitting pretty on the corner of Chorlton and Canal Street in Manchester's colourful Village area. The walls give off an air of history reflecting this building's rich past from serving as a cotton warehouse, brewery, comedy club and now a handsome hotel. While there isn't a private car park, there are plenty of places to park nearby and you're a short walk from the station.
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A short walk away is Ancoats, a boho area bursting with craft cafés such as Pollen Bakery and Michelin-starred restaurant, Mana.
In the Village District, you're in a stylish and central location for exploring the city and its many eateries.
By car: around 2 hours from Birmingham, 2 hours 15 minutes from Nottingham and 4 hours from London. Paid parking available nearby.
By train: London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly takes just over 2 hours. The hotel is a 5-minute walk from the station. thetrainline.com
Style & Character
Solo travellers, couples or group of friends looking to take in the best of Manchester - which is moments away by foot from the hotel - will love it here. The red brick façade of the 20th-century building is the epitome of cool urban chic.
Service & Facilities
The reception area beckons you to stay awhile with a coffee or cocktail with welcoming staff and relaxed seating.
- Snack bar
- Free Wi-Fi
The Living Space is a home from home, with a slick kitchen, stylish living space, bedroom and bathroom - all gloriously flooded with natural light. We loved the freestanding bathtub in the bedroom; it's deep enough to have a long soak in style.
Life Size, Living Space, Living Large, Living the Dream
Facilities include: ensuite bathroom with toiletries, tea and coffee facilities, kitchenette, table and chairs, TV, free Wi-Fi
Food & Drink
The breakfast was fulsome with fresh pastries - the croissants were particularly nice and plump - cereals, alternative milks, breakfast bars and fruit. We loved the choice of cereal options, from retro coco pops to homemade healthy granola.
Lobby bar: serving coffees, cocktails and snacks. Open daily, 12pm-1:30am.
Rooms available from £99 per night
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