by Mark Rebindaine  |  Published January 31, 2018

Serviced apartments are ideal for people looking for short or long-term stays. Equipped with a living room and a kitchen, they are spacious enough to allow guests to cook, eat and entertain without forsaking the principal benefits of a concierge service.

Manchester, home of United, home to City, the birthplace of Oasis, the Smiths and the Stone Roses – whatever your taste, Manchester has plenty on offer. Once known as the industrial heartbeat of the north, these days Manchester is better known for its museums and galleries and buzzy bars and restaurants in areas like the Northern Quarter and on the pedestrianised Canal Street, also home to the local gay scene. A rented apartment in these areas or anywhere in Central Manchester allows a speedy access to almost everything on offer in this surprisingly cultural and upbeat city.

Having compared all the main booking websites for short-let apartments, these are our top choices.


Book at Booking.com

When it comes to quantity and variety of properties, booking.com outperforms every other website in Manchester. From studios at £70 a night to spacious, luxurious flats over-looking Old Trafford, this site has it all. After clicking on Apartments, look for the word ‘Aparthotel’ next to the estab-lishment’s name. The cheapest rates are non-refundable so you need to be 100% sure of your trip. Alternatively, pay about 10% more for the privilege of a full refund. Guests can only comment on their stay once they’ve a reserved so in theory, feedback is authentic and in keeping with an honest approach, prices include taxes. Despite our admiration for booking.com, we recommend compar-ing prices.
Being a website specialised in travel packages, expedia.com, can save you more than other web-sites that are exclusively dedicated to accommodation. They claim that savings average over US$200 per couple. What is certain is that Expedia’s customer service functions 24/7, assisting with enquiries and eventual bookings. Expedia had 7 apart-hotels on their books in Manchester with prices starting at about £60 per night.

City Base Apartments

Book at Citybaseapartments.com

Compared to leading sites like booking.com and hotels.com, Citybase Apartments is in a different category, but it’s the only website fully dedicated to serviced apartments. Providing properties for short and long-stay accommodation, they have 12 serviced apartments with rates kicking off at around £100 a night in Central Manchester, – we recommend you look no further than the highly rated CitySuites Manchester. Users comments are universally complimentary about the customer service and the value of money found on the site.