Last Saturday my friend and I headed off to Manchester for a child free weekend. The journey went smoothly and we arrived at the hotel at 10am. The Renaissance Manchester is in a brilliant location. We didn't realise but we'd booked into a luxury double Queen suite so were given the royal treatment with a member of staff bringing our luggage in and another parking the car! The receptionist asked if our children had any special dietary requests for breakfast. We explained we did not have the children but it turned out we had a room for 2 adults and 2 children, more room for us! The suite had 2 massive beds, a sitting area and a huge TV with Playstation. The bathroom was equipped with an amazing power shower and shockingly the room and breakfast was only £115.00, excellent value.
We spent the day browsing the shops with a wine stop at cafe rouge. After wandering around Harvey Nicks we decided to try the brasserie for lunch. The service was amazing, our bags were taken to a cloakroom and our food shopping was placed in a cold store. The price was very reasonable and the food was excellent quality.
I was very spoilt after lunch with a surprise belated birthday present from the best friend, a pair of UGGs!
After chilling and pampering we set off to watch Boyzone at the MEN Arena. The concert was a roller coaster of emotions as it was dedicated to the late Stephen Gately. One of the best concerts I have been to and they really interacted with the audience.
To finish off the evening we went to the Hardrock cafe and got a table without having to queue!! A long day over we went back to the hotel.
I must say, waking up to room service and a full English being wheeled in was a lovely change from kids piling on your bed in the morning.
I love my kids to bits but a weekend of pampering and being spoilt was amazing, roll on the next trip!