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Didsbury House Hotel, Manchester
A boutique hotel in a trendy south Manchester suburb, Didsbury House is a place to relax. Interiors in the Victorian villa have been thoughtfully put together by the owner and combine original features - such as stained glass and elaborate cornicing - with bold wallpaper and handpicked pieces of art. Couples come to celebrate here, enjoying cosy drinks in the lounge or on the walled terrace, and lazing in the hotel's signature roll-top baths, which are in all but entry-level rooms. Those visiting the city for business will also appreciate a luxurious contrast to bland chains. Spa and beauty treatments can be arranged in the hotel's treatment room but there are no other leisure facilities.
You can get to the city centre easily - but can also escape it on a pleasant stroll in the nearby Fletcher Moss Park.
Didsbury House is in a leafy suburb in the south of Manchester, with plenty of its own shops and pubs, around 15-minutes' drive from the city centre.
By car: the hotel is 4 hours 15 mins from London, 1 hour 30 mins from Birmingham and 2 hours 40 mins from Newcastle. There is free parking at the hotel.
By train: London Euston to Stockport takes just under 2 hours. The hotel is a 10-minute taxi ride from the station. thetrainline.com
Style & Character
Both couples and solo travellers looking for a relaxing, stylish place to lay their head will appreciate the attention to detail here. Every area of the hotel has been decorated with panache, from the panelled breakfast room to nooks and crannies in public areas.
Service & Facilities
The small team clearly enjoy where they work and told us all about their favourite rooms in the hotel.
- Beauty treatments
- Free Wi-Fi
- Free parking
The Opus Suite used to be the servants' quarters but is now a spacious suite with two cast-iron baths side-by-side and a separate lounge. Touches such as bright velvet chairs, books and ornaments on shelves, and quirky cushions make the bedrooms feel like cosy rooms in a stylish friend's house.
Snug, Cosy, Comfy Rooms; Luxe Junior Suites, Boudoir Suite, Opus Loft Suite
Facilities include: ensuite with bath and shower, Temple SPA toiletries, TV with Sky, minibar, tea and coffee facilities, fresh milk, desk, free Wi-Fi
Food & Drink
There are good restaurants a walk away, but the comforting menu is a great option if you'd like to stay in and unwind. An apricot tagine is a surprisingly good veggie option with smoky, crunchy tofu and decorated with pretty edible flowers.
Bar Lounge: cocktails, wines, light bites, salads, modern British dishes. Open every day. Mains from £11.50.
Breakfast Room: light continental options, traditional full English & Irish cooked to order breakfasts, residents only. Open 7-10.30am weekdays and 8-11am weekends.