Monday, 9 July 2018

The Cow Hollow Hotel, Manchester

There are few things I enjoy more than a good hotel, and discovering new places to stay is one of my favourite pastimes.
My Mum and I were in Manchester a couple of weeks ago for a girly night away, and while there we stayed at the newly-opened Cow Hollow Hotel; and boy is this place the dream!
This boutique hotel is nestled in the Northern Quarter, only a stones throw from Piccadilly Station and is a converted warehouse; which is evident from the high ceilings and exposed redbrick walls. 
It's a really unusual hotel in that the concept is simplicity; the rooms (there are only 16 so it feels quite cosy) are highly equipped with pretty much everything you can think of including Netflix, hairdryer and straighteners (so handy as you don't have to bring your own) and even earplugs by the bed to drown out the traffic noise outside. 
The attention to detail is fantastic with visually stunning decor and an eclectic, hip vibe. The owners are well travelled and have taken inspiration from a variety of different cultures which has resulted in a mishmash of styles that blend together really well; from the Moroccan-style lanterns to the French-Chateau flowers and up-cycled furniture and fashionable copper drinks menus.
The bar was well stocked with a huge array of cocktails, wines, craft beers and spirits and friendly, knowledgeable staff available to answer any questions or WhatsApp (yep thats right, you don't even need to get out of bed in this place to phone Reception!) 
The bedrooms are small but as everything you could need is provided there really isn't much need for them to be any bigger. The comfortable bed, modern rainfall shower, high-end REN toiletries and continental breakfast (in bed) consisting of granola, yoghurt, fresh fruit, coffee and juice are all simple but highly effective touches that made the stay feel even more relaxed and easy.
To top it all, the hotel offers free prosecco and nibbles in the evening to encourage the guests to mingle. They also leave milk and cookies in reception for guests to help themselves to before bed (we missed out on this as we were out for the evening though)
The hotel has recently been voted #1 in a survey of new places to stay in Manchester and it's a hidden gem that definitely won't stay hidden for long!

Have you stayed in the Cow Hollow?

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