$109 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jul 20, 2014 Check-out: Jul 21, 2014

The Light ApartHotel Manchester

4 stars
20 Church Street, Manchester, M4 1PN
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.4
out of 5
9 reviews
Lovely Hotel/Apartment

The Aparthotel Light Boutique is a lovely place to stay. Perfect location to Market Street and... See full review

  • PConneen
  • Mar 5, 2013
Fantastic family night away

We booked our night away verylast minute saturday morning for that night, when we arrive we went to... See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Jul 25, 2012
The Light ApartHotel is the first true serviced apartment hotel in Manchester, occupying a prime city centre location on the fringe of the trendy Northern Quarter. Our guests enjoy the flexibility of serviced apartment living with hotel-style accommodation, appealing to both the business and leisure traveller, The Light ApartHotel consists of 60 fully equipped and beautifully furnished studios, one and two bedroom apartments and a range of penthouse suites. The Light ApartHotel is a true alternative to top-end hotels and gives flexibility for families whose kids aren't quite independent, but too old to share a room. Once you've tried it, we know you'll come back for more. Secure parking is available at The Light ApartHotel, due to limited spaces this is not guaranteed and is offered on a first come first served basis. Parking is charged at 17.50GBP per vehicle, per night. We advise all guests to register at reception to obtain a parking permit, prior to entering the car park. Please note: The car park is located underneath The Light ApartHotel; therefore a high restriction of 8 Foot(243cm) is in effect. Guests who will be arriving in a larger vehicle will not be able to park on-site or at private NCP locations throughout the city centre as similar height restrictions are in effect. The Light ApartHotel requires a preauthorisation of a debit/credit card upon check-in to cover any incidentals which you may incur during your stay. The amount authorised is 200.00 per apartment and 400.00 per penthouse suite. Upon your departure a member of the housekeeping and maintenance team will check your apartment; providing any/all incidentals have been settled for at check-out the authorisation will be released back to you. Although we instruct the card issuer to release the authorisation on your departure date; some card issuers can take up to 10 working days to release the authorisation. When entering the room if you notice anything wrong contact reception, if you don't you may be held accountable for it.

Hotel Map

53.483 -2.2378
Area served
Northern Quarter, Manchester City Centre.
Nearby airports
MAN Manchester International Airport 9 Miles away LPL Liverpool John Lennon Airport 30 miles away
Area description
20 Church Street Manchester M4 1PN The Light overlooks Piccadilly Gardens but is also on the edge of Manchesters bohemian Northern Quarter, where residents have fought to keep their neighbourhood free from identikit bars and businesses. Situated right opposite legendary fashion emporium Afflecks Palace, youll find an eclectic mix of retail outlets, from young, cutting-edge fashion designers and music stores to a second-hand emporium.

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The Light ApartHotel Manchester Rooms

Penthouse Suite
Our penthouse suites are located on the upper floors and have long balconies with large floor to ceiling windows offering excellent panoramic views of the Northern Quarter and beyond. These penthouse suites are ideal for groups wanting an open plan living area, ideal for pre drinks prior to a heading out and for larger families wanting more space. The penthouse master bedrooms both have en-suite shower and W/C along with a 2nd bathroom with bathtub/shower combination & complimentary toiletries. Both penthouses have large open plan living and kitchen areas with sofas, an ipod docking station, a 50 flat screen TV, and a six seat dining table. The kitchen has an island counter and all mod cons including a built in coffee grinder /maker, dishwasher, fridge freezer.
Duplex Two Bedroom Penthouse Suite
Our duplex penthouse suite has two double bedrooms located on the lower floor, both with a flat screen television and storage space. The main family bathroom has a WC and shower combination, while the master bedrooms have an open plan bathing area with a standalone bathtub that looks out across the city sky line. In addition there is a cloakroom with a WC upstairs.

The spacious open plan living and kitchen area on the 19th floor has two sofas, an iPod docking station, a 50 flat screen television and a six seat dining table. Both suites have large cooking areas with bar stools and modern appliances, including a built in coffee maker, dishwasher, fridge freezer, microwave, cooker, washing/ drying machine.

The two bed duplex penthouses are suitable for up four people* and located on the 18th floor with a full length balcony, giving you the best views at The Light.

Penthouse with Private Roof Terrace and Hot-Tub
Our penthouse suite comprises of a master bedroom with en-suite shower and W/C along with a communal bathroom for the second bedroom and living space.

Both penthouse suites have a spacious open plan living and kitchen area with sofas, an iPod docking station, a 50 flat screen television and an six seat dining table. The kitchen has a central island cooking area with bar stools and modern appliances including a built in coffee maker, dishwasher, fridge freezer, microwave, cooker, washing/ drying machine.

You also have the luxury of your own outdoor roof terrace and a six seat hot tub with stunning views of the city from the 15th floor.

Please note: 24 hours notice is require for use of the hot tub, all rates exclude the cost of the hot tub which is charged at 150.00. Please contact The Light once you have made your booking if you would like use of the hot tub.
Studio
Each studio apartment comprises an integrated bedroom and living space similar to a traditional hotel room, but with the luxury of your own modern kitchen and appliances.

They include a double bed, kitchenette, fridge, table with two chairs, an en suite shower room and W/C.

Our studio apartments are the perfect size for couples and individuals, offering a tranquil, cosy space to unwind.

Please Note: All studio apartments are accessed via stairs, there is no lift.
One & Two Bed Executive Apartmen
Each apartment comprises of one or two double bedrooms, with storage space, a designer kitchen and integrated open plan living area. The bathroom includes a bath tub/shower combination with complimentary toiletries. The bed and living spaces have their own flat screen televisions. Our executive apartments are an upgrade of our deluxe apartments, featuring a larger floor plan, an en-suite from the master bedroom and upgraded toiletries for extra comfort. You can also enjoy the full length balcony with impressive views of the city centre. Enjoy the luxury surroundings and make yourself at home. Our executive apartments are the perfect base for friends having a night on the town, or for those who simply want to explore everything Manchester has to offer.
Two Bed Executive Family Apartment
Each family apartment comprises one master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, a single sofa bed and large integrated kitchen and living area. The second bedroom has a double bed, spacious bathroom with bath tub and shower combination and complimentary toiletries. Both bedrooms include wardrobe space and flat screen televisions.

Our family apartments are an upgrade of our deluxe apartments, featuring a larger floor plan, an ensuite from the master bedroom and upgraded toiletries for you and the family. They are suitable for up to 5 occupants and benefit from a full length balcony with impressive views of the city centre.

Family apartments are the perfect alternative to a standard hotel, we offer more space, more private time and the facilities to feel like youre in a home from home. Stock up the fridge for the kids and relax with a well-deserved bubble bath.
One & Two Bed Dexlue Apartmen
Each apartment comprises of one or two double bedrooms, with storage space, an integrated open plan living area and fully equipped kitchen. The bathroom includes a bath tub/shower combination with complimentary toiletries. The bed and living spaces have their own flat screen televisions. Our two bed deluxe apartment is the perfect place to escape to after a busy day, it has everything you need to feel at home. Relax, unwind and enjoy the views of Manchester.

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Activities
Fitness center or spa
Dining
Restaurant
Services
Business center
Conference facilities
Internet
Free internet
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Service dogs allowed
Public areas wheelchair accessible for disabled
Ramp access to buildings

Nearby points of interest

  • Craft Centre: 0.1 mi
  • Chinese Arts Centre: 0.1 mi
  • Arndale: 0.1 mi
  • Piccadilly Gardens: 0.2 mi
  • Band on the Wall: 0.2 mi
  • Printworks: 0.2 mi
  • Manchester Wheel: 0.2 mi
  • Exchange Square: 0.2 mi
  • Urbis: 0.2 mi
  • Triangle: 0.3 mi
  • Royal Exchange Theatre: 0.3 mi
  • Manchester King Street: 0.3 mi
  • Manchester Cathedral: 0.3 mi
  • Manchester Art Gallery: 0.3 mi
  • Manchester Chinatown: 0.3 mi
  • Craft Centre: 0.1 mi
  • Chinese Arts Centre: 0.1 mi
  • Arndale: 0.1 mi
  • Piccadilly Gardens: 0.2 mi
  • Band on the Wall: 0.2 mi
  • Printworks: 0.2 mi
  • Manchester Wheel: 0.2 mi
  • Exchange Square: 0.2 mi
  • Urbis: 0.2 mi
  • Triangle: 0.3 mi
  • Royal Exchange Theatre: 0.3 mi
  • Manchester King Street: 0.3 mi
  • Manchester Cathedral: 0.3 mi
  • Manchester Art Gallery: 0.3 mi
  • Manchester Chinatown: 0.3 mi
  • St Anns Church: 0.3 mi
  • Canal Street: 0.4 mi
  • Town Hall: 0.4 mi
  • Manchester Arena: 0.4 mi
  • Albert Square: 0.4 mi
  • Piccadilly Tower: 0.4 mi
  • M.E.N. Arena: 0.4 mi
  • Alan Turing Memorial: 0.4 mi
  • Sackville Street: 0.4 mi
  • Free Trade Hall: 0.5 mi
  • Palace Theatre: 0.6 mi
  • Cornerhouse: 0.6 mi
  • Manchester International Convention Centre: 0.6 mi
  • Opera House: 0.6 mi
  • Bridgewater Hall: 0.6 mi
  • Peoples History Museum: 0.6 mi
  • Green Building: 0.7 mi
  • Dancehouse Theatre: 0.7 mi
  • Mamucium: 0.7 mi
  • Beetham Tower: 0.7 mi
  • Granada Studios: 0.8 mi
  • Museum of Science and Industry: 0.8 mi
  • Jewish Museum: 0.9 mi
  • Manchester Aquatics Centre: 0.9 mi
  • Manchester Apollo: 1.1 mi
  • Manchester Museum: 1.2 mi
  • Museum of Transport: 1.4 mi
  • Contact Theatre: 1.4 mi
  • National Squash Centre: 1.4 mi
  • City of Manchester Stadium: 1.5 mi

Dining

63 Degrees Restaurant
The name 63 Degrees comes from the perfect temperature at which to cook chicken, duck and other meats says Alex Moreau. After years of experimentation my father discovered this culinary truth and it is now wholly encompassed in our menu and especially in our main signature dish; the Suprme de Volaille. The Moreau family has been involved in catering for generations and has learned to deliver simple yet innovative dishes with a classic French style. This traditional French family feeling extends to the restaurant itself where even the decor generates a cosy atmosphere of warmth and welcome. The restaurant is owned and operated by the Moreau family and is located in the same building as the hotel, and can be found next to the main entrance of the hotel. As a guest at the Light, you will be entitled to 10% off your total bill at 63 Degrees, simply show your apartment key card on arrival.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (9)

Ratings and reviews for The Light ApartHotel Manchester

Overall score

3.4 / 5
5.01.0
9 out of 9
Amenities:
3.1
Room cleanliness:
3.9
Hotel staff:
3.6
Room comfort:
3.8
Location:
4.3
Value:
3.6

78% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of The Light ApartHotel Manchester

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
PConneen
Ireland
Mar 5, 2013

Lovely Hotel/Apartment

The Aparthotel Light Boutique is a lovely place to stay. Perfect location to Market Street and Arndale shopping center. The room was comfortable and clean. I would suggest asking for more towels as there are just the basics there. The staff was friendy and nice, however, there was one staff member that really went above and beyond - offering to print up my boarding card, and suggestions for restaurants. I'm just kicking myself that I didn't get her name, but she made a lasting impression that made her stand out from the rest of the staff there.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Arndale shopping center is right across the street, as well as Market street shopping. Plus if you want to use the kitchette in the room, Tesco is right next door!

Review of The Light ApartHotel Manchester

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
SirLancelot
London
Feb 21, 2013

An Awful awful,Wolf in shabby clothing

Okay, No Wi-Fi Damaged television. No Hair-dryer. People shouting outside our door at 4am. Seemed more like a hostel atmosphere. Blood on the walls on one floor. Instead of re-painting they patch the place up with paint and filler, looks awful on closer inspection. Not very clean. Gets by on having a smooth façade but offers very little once your eyes adjust to the reality of the place. Good location, but there are 20 hotels nearby. Overall 0/5

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
1
Location:
2
Value:
1
Review of The Light ApartHotel Manchester

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Disappointed in Midlands
Midlands
Jan 4, 2013

Not worth the money

So I have stayed in a few places however this has proven to be the worst so far and yet the most expensive so far. We get to an apartment with no balcony as promised, none of the basic amenities as suggested online. We ha no hair dryer and it took 1.5 hours to get one. We had no cooking utensils. TVs were poorly hung up with no manoeuvrability. Signal kept cutting out. Bath tub was tiny. Since we went for New Years, you expect some noise however we had more than noise ... There were gangs of men outside our apartment shouting at the top of their voices whilst banging on our front door. Upon calling reception, they advised it was the police ... As if I don't know the difference between the police and hooligans. Needless to say nothing was done, we simply had to wait for them to leave. The one good thing is location, with a tesco right next door and arndale down the road. However, parking was a rip off at £15 per night!!!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
1
Review of The Light ApartHotel Manchester

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Trawden,Lancashire
Jul 25, 2012

Fantastic family night away

We booked our night away verylast minute saturday morning for that night, when we arrive we went to reception and was greeted very warmly by the staff and they couldn't do enough for us during our stay we stayed in a family apartment on the 13 floor it was well layed out very clean an the veiw was fantastic i would recommend the the Light to every one.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Money-saving tip: In Hotel

Book the underground parking at the hotel at £15 For 24hr because the ncp car park nextdoor is more expensive

Review of The Light ApartHotel Manchester

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Sazzle
UK
Apr 1, 2012

Friendly, chic and great location

I have stayed in this hotel alone and with a friend. The rooms are well equipped with stylish furniture and great little touches like tea, coffee etc. It is 5 minutes walk from the station and right in the thick of all the main shops and the Arndale centre. It also has a Tesco next door so is ideal. The staff are all really friendly and helpful. They have helped me out with booking of taxis and even on where certain shops are. I will definitely stay here in the future.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Arndale centre with all main shops are five minutes away, along with Selfridges and other designer shops.

Review of The Light ApartHotel Manchester

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Sarhad
Manchester
Jul 12, 2011

Fantastic pad and great base in the city

This was a great place to stay in Manchester City Centre, couldn't be more convenient for shopping, bars and nightlife! We were upgraded to one of the penthouses on the 19th floor- the view was amazing and it also meant that city centre noise wasn't a problem. There were 3 double bedrooms, one with a fantastic en-suite, and the apartment had balconies outside all the rooms- these weren't big enough to sit on, but great for just standing out and looking at the view. Highly recommended!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Black Dog Ballroom is a nightclub in the basement of the next block- within stumbling distance and open until 5am!

Review of The Light ApartHotel Manchester

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
northampton
Jun 17, 2011

good value

good location friendly staff room not fully stocked for two people i.e cutlery - would benefit from an oven not just a microwave

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of The Light ApartHotel Manchester

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
ShoppingMadLisa
Herefordshire
Oct 26, 2010

Excellent location for shopping

We enjoyed our stay in Manchester. We did lots of shopping & the hotel was ideal as it was so close that we were able to pop back to drop bags off & have a cuppa before heading back out! We were disappointed to find no restaurant or bar. Luckily it wasn't far to find restaurants etc. Tesco Express is next door, handy for self catering. Amazing view of the city from the apartment, looked out at it for ages.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of The Light ApartHotel Manchester

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
preston traveller
preston
Oct 6, 2010

Not what I expected

When we arrived at the hotel we were unaware that we had to leave a £200 deposit until the manager inspected our rooms after check out, although when we did get to the room it was very nice, it was smaller than what we expected, upon checking out and waiting for the room to be inspected the girl on the check out desk could not get hold of the manager and we had to wait til she could get hold of him to have our room inspected before we could get our deposit back and leave, the girl on reception didn't see this as a problem and we were disappointed with our attitude towards us.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
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