When is a hotel not a hotel?
When it is an aparthotel.
We were invited to review the Hyatt House Hotel in Manchester, which shares the same building as the Hyatt Regency Hotel, but occupies the upper floors of the building, 13-18 giving you spectacular views over the city of Manchester.
Situated in Oxford Road, in the heart of Manchester’s Knowledge Quarter, the hotel is nestled in between The University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University Campuses, with great transport links into the city centre.
The hotel does not have its own car park, however there is a secure carpark right behind the hotel which costs around £15 for 24 hours.
Travelling with 3 children, we often find traditional hotel rooms impractical, but Hyatt House offers stylish home from home apartment style rooms, complete with a lounge area, with sofa bed, a fully fitted kitchen with all the mod cons, separate bedroom and a large bathroom.
We were given interconnecting rooms, which really worked for us as a family, as our teenager Isaac, could watch TV in the lounge area, whilst his younger siblings settled down for the night and we could relax in our own space too.
Each room came with a fully equipped kitchen, we meant we could self-cater and save money on eating out, if we wanted to.
The rooms came with complimentary tea, coffee and fruit, a coffee pod machine, dishwasher, microwave and even cleaning materials, so you could use the dishwasher or wash up there and then. There is no laundry facilities in the room, however, there is a laundry room with washing machines and tumble dryers that you are free to use.
The kids room had three single beds and a bathroom with a bath and shower, whereas our interconnecting room had a queen size bed and a walk-in shower.
Food at Hyatt
We chose to have breakfast in the restaurant and because of COVID restrictions, there is no hot food buffet, but you can order cooked breakfast from the menu. There was also cereal, danish pastries, yoghurt, toast and fruit on offer.
There was so much delicious food on offer that choosing was tricky, although the kids all went for pancakes two days in a row.
For our evening meal, we ate in The Laureate Restaurant, which serves delicious sourdough, brick-oven baked pizzas.
If you are dining with kids, I would definitely consider one pizza between two as they are huge!!
We would definitely stay in the Hyatt House Hotel again, as the rooms really worked for us and gave the kids the space that they needed, plus the views are incredible, especially at night.
We spent 48 hours in Manchester, which wasn’t enough time to do all we wanted, but we gave it a good try!
Disclaimer: We were invited to stay at the Hyatt House Hotel for the purpose of a review. All thoughts and opinions are our own