Thursday, 30 August 2012

A Night In Manchester (A Boyfriends view)

I meant to schedule this to be posted ages ago and have only just noticed it hasn't, so here it is!

Firstly,  Im going to let you into a little secret...todays post will not be written by Paula, but by me, her Boyfriend. Ive been pestering her to write on her blog (which im extremely proud of!) since she started doing it, so she has finally succumbed and let me write a post (under the conditions she is allowed to spell check it first!). So here goes...

As you may already know from the York post, It was our 1 year anniversary last weekend, so we planned a few nights/days away to celebrate! We spent the Thursday in York and then I had booked for us to spend the night in the Malmaison hotel in Manchester. Paula attended a Xen-Tan event at the hotel and was describing to me how amazing the hotel was, so while she was on the train home I decided to book us in as a little treat! :)

We both really enjoy Manchester as a city, mainly due to the fact there is a Taco Bell to keep me happy and enough expensive shops and make-up for Paula! As its so expensive to park in the city centre, we decided to get the train in to save hassle of driving! I was really amazed by the hotel! Everything was thought of and every detail was top notch! I will show you a few little snaps we took of the room:

The room was a really modern and comfortable style and immaculately clean! I loved the black and white colour design of the room. 

A room with a view...
What we thought was some complimentary nibbles, I was just about to dive into these when Paula saw a price list...would have been a costly mistake!!
The bathroom was simply stunning! Im a bit of a secret bathroom lover, often judging a place by the quality of its bathroom, this place was just amazing.

Encouraged to take these toiletries home? I dont need asking twice!
This shower was unbelievable. It felt like I was in a rain forest!
Even the room key was well designed...

This has to be the best drink around! Love the little foil cover on the top, so you can guarantee that the top is nice and clean :)

Some views of Manchester

Sorry - Blurry train picture!

Paula with the other man of her life...Thumper
Hopefully I haven't bored you too much reading this and it has been a bit different for you! All in all, we had a lovely weekend in Manchester, with lots of nice surroundings and good food. The restaurant at the Malmaison was absolutely brilliant! As quite a "foody" person, I have had some nice meals in my life, but I can honestly say this was the best ive ever had!! We will have to get saving the pennies for another trip and so should you!

Back to me again, and finally I really enjoyed my stay at the Malmaison and already keep looking at deals for my next stay. If you went to the Xen Tan event then you'll already have seen how nice it is! Hope you enjoyed something different!

Thanks for reading!! :)

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  1. i was suposed to go to manchester this summer but i couldnt :( it looks amazing, your hotel looks gorgeous :) hope you've had a lovely time :) xo

    1. Thank you! I love Manchester, it's only 30 minutes away from me so is easy to get to. I'd definitely recommend the hotel! x

  2. aww your bf is soo incredibly thoughtful and sweet! i love lovely bathrooms too haha

    1. Haha not just us then. He is indeed, thank you and he loved your comment :) x

  3. How cute that your boyfriend did a guest post for you!
    I wonder if my boyfriend ever would!
    Looks like you had a lovely anniversary and getaway :)

    1. Aw you should ask him! (pester) and we did thank you :) x

  4. what a lovely post! I know where that hotel is, right near the station. It looks so nice from the outside and the pictures in the inside look amazing. Glad to hear you both had a great time xx

    1. Yes! That's the one. :) i'd recommend that hotel for a treat sometime :) x

  5. I wonder if I could get my bf to write on my blog. I'd have to pester him for ages. This was a lovely post to read, I always love looking at hotel rooms and dreaming about re-creating one at my house.

    1. Haha you should ask him a few times a day. Aw thanks Rebecca :) I do too, at least you have the sun to match though, I wish we did! x


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