Time Out says
Stylishly OTT boutique hotel in the heart of the Gay Village
Velvet hotel grew out of the already existing Velvet bar and restaurant, and is an established favourite in Manchester's Gay Village. Decor throughout is OTT, creating an opulent but fun vibe. Velvet is independent and has just 19 bedrooms, making this a great choice for anyone bored with big, bland chain hotels; it's also an easy walk from Manchester Piccadilly station.