Lonely Planet review
Set in one of Manchester's most trendy neighbourhoods packed with upmarket delis, wholefood shops, coffee houses and restaurants, the Abbey Lodge offers a quiet retreat with spacious, homely rooms and excellent service.
Unlike its boho location, Abbey Lodge hasn't moved with the local trend towards cool chrome, minimalism and MDF. It's a more old-fashioned kind of place, oozing an air of tranquility and set in a beautiful Edwardian house surrounded by a well-tended garden overflowing with flowers. Inside it's a tribute to understated elegance with standard lamps, antique sideboards, potted plants and tasteful prints adorning the rooms. The whole house is non-smoking and upstairs the spacious bedrooms are all tastefully decorated in pale colours, subtle floral patterns and country-style furniture. Each one has a TV, hospitality tray and a decent sized, and immaculately-kept bathroom. And if you're not a fan of the traditional fry up first thing in the morning you'll be delighted with the continental breakfast served in your room.