Set back from the road on a quiet street, yet just a short walk away from the centre of the buzzy suburb of Didsbury, Eleven Didsbury Park enjoys the best of both worlds. There are plenty of tempting dining and drinking options just a stroll away, and frequent buses as well as trains make getting to the centre of Manchester a doddle.
As with its sister hotel, [node:122500], all of the rooms are individually done out so if you want something specific, ask. None of the rooms scrimp on style but the Classics are quite small and do not have freestanding roll-top baths (all rooms above a Classic do). The age of the building makes each room unique in its shape and original features such as stripped floors have been kept. However, the decor is modern – think purple and gold flock statement wallpaper, bold cushions and quirky artworks.
Both suites have terraces overlooking the garden and the Roof Terrace Junior Suite offers a novel bathing option – a cast iron bath on the terrace with a curtain to protect your modesty. This is a nice touch but I am not sure how practical al fresco bathing is in Manchester - unless it was high summer, I think I would opt for the equally tempting roll-top bath in the bedroom.
The public areas are as quirky and stylish as the bedrooms and the cream lounge at the front of the building is a pleasant place to sit and relax with a drink and a magazine. I love the reception area in this hotel with vibrant blue walls and a speakeasy-like dresser that is a bookshelf by day and, with the slide of a few doors, the honesty bar by night.
Eating and drinking
Breakfast is served in a bright room overlooking the garden and is not usually included in the room rate- it costs £12.50 for a Continental Breakfast and £14.50 for a Full Breakfast. Unless you plan to laze around the hotel all day, I would amble to the centre of Didsbury and enjoy a breakfast at half the price.
There are no leisure facilities in the hotel but guests can use the small gym and spa just down the road at sister hotel, Didsbury House.
Young, friendly and eager to help.
Who stays there
Business people enjoying a break from chain hotels during the week and couples on romantic weekend getaways.
If your dates are flexible, there are often great late availability offers so use our booking widget to find a deal. Parking is free in spaces to the side of the hotel but WiFi costs £10 a day.
- High-Speed Internet
- Room Service
- Special occasions
Pros & Cons
- Stylish decor and attention to detail
- Lovely garden
- Quiet location
- Free parking
- Some rooms are quite small
- Pricey extras