The Cow Hollow Hotel, Manchester

57 Newton Street Northern Quarter, Manchester, M1 1ET, United Kingdom. (show on map)

Expert reviews

The Guardian review:

“Its own way this boutique hotel is doing something that feels fresh and honest, true to the Northern Quarter’s historic zest for originality. In the wider context of Manchester city centre, which lacks interesting, independent stays, it is a find.”

Telegraph review:

“This hip new addition to Manchester’s Northern Quarter knows how to treat its guests with hi-spec interiors and plenty of treats – including free prosecco and nibbles, Netflix in all rooms and milk and cookies before bed. Many original features have been retained from the former textile warehouse it occupies, too.”

Guest rating

This an aggregated customer review rating of The Cow Hollow Hotel, Manchester. We have taken customer review ratings from hotel booking sites, search engines, the official hotel website and other travel platforms. This is the average of all those ratings. We only list places that have a customer review rating of at least 4.0 out of 5.0

4.6 out of 5.0

Ranked 4th in Manchester


What guests liked

All you need to know

Nestled in Manchester’s Northern Quarter, The Cow Hollow Hotel is a charming and intimate boutique hotel with a fantastic location and excellent amenities. With only 16 guest rooms, you can guarantee that this cozy hotel offers strong attention to detail and excellent customer service.

Upon entry, guests will be greeted with exposed brick walls, indoor greenery, and an earthy color palette. Guest rooms offer more exposed brick, distressed furniture, smart TVs, king-size beds, 400 thread count sheets, and complimentary Netflix access, combine to create a rustic, yet elegant, atmosphere with plenty of amenities. The private bathroom attached to each room is equally luxurious, with a glass rainfall shower and REN toiletries.

While coffee and tea are offered in your room, a complimentary breakfast bag is provided during your stay, in which you can enjoy fruit, yogurt, juices, and granola. You can also grab a complimentary hot drink from the onsite Aviary Cafe, available for self-service all day, every day.

One of the best perks of the Cow Hollow Hotel is the unbeatable location. Only 0.6 miles from the Palace Theater, a 12-minute walk from the Manchester Arena, 0.2 miles from Piccadilly Gardens, and 1600 feet from the Piccadilly Train Station, the bustle of the city will be at your fingertips. The Mule Cafe is located close to the hotel, so daytime food is only a short walk away. In the evening, visit this trendy cafe for a glass of wine.


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Recent guest reviews


21 February 2024

We'll be back!

Absolutely lovely staff! The attention to details were a lovely touch and nothing was to much to ask for. Throughout the stay we got complementary drinks and nibbles and even breakfast to the room! The location is bang in the northern quarter so everything in regards to food and bars is a 3 mind walk max. Just an Amazing stay! We'll be spreading the word about this hotel for sure. :) This hotel is such a little hidden jem, and honestly I don't think we'll stay anywhere else if we're coming Manchester.


20 February 2024

Little gem

All the little extras; late checkout, free Prosecco, cookies and milk and breakfast in bed! Staff were all so lovely and the aesthetic of the hotel and room were beautiful

There was no wardrobe in our room!!


19 February 2024

Very good

Decor, the free stuff and staff approachability

Street and corridor noises


16 February 2024

Stayed in a lot of places in Manchester and this is my favourite. 2nd time staying and will be back again, love it!

Amazing little touches like the free breakfast in bed and unlimited tea and coffee! Barnaby was super helpful making us feel very welcome. Couldn’t get a better location either.

No complaints!


13 February 2024

Quirky, luxury and fun

Wonderful stay, breakfast in bed is a treat ! The hotel itself is so quirky its fabulous and the location is great


13 February 2024

Stylish and modern hotel. The staff can’t do enough for you

Stylish and modern hotel. The staff can’t do enough for you and there is great little personal touches they add to the stay. Will be stopping again when In Manchester.


12 February 2024

Extremely helpful staff, lovey decor, cosy and modern rooms.

Lovely friendly vibe from the moment you walked in. The team were happy to take our bags to our rooms when they were ready while we explored the city and gave great advice about what to see and where to eat/drink. They also provide so many free extras which is such a breath of fresh air in today’s economy.

Not much! The corridors are a bit tight but thats definitely not a reason not to stay here!


11 February 2024

Comfortable, quiet, attention to detail

Great attention to details. Location excellent and staff fab. Especially liked the little extra, glass of Prosecco and milk and cookies on the house .


11 February 2024

Really enjoyed the stay

the boutique feel of the hotel. The added extras that we didn’t know about ! complimentary hot drinks , breakfast etc


10 February 2024

Really good hotel and would definitely stay again

Warm, comforting, welcoming and all round unbelievable

Nothing it was perfect


9 February 2024

Perfect place for an overnight stay in the city

Very friendly and helpful staff, and the coffee and breakfast was very welcome. Having milk and cookies is a lovely idea!


8 February 2024

Lovely bit of quirky ‘luxury’ hidden gem


Very very small shower/toilet


7 February 2024


It was quirky and in a great location.

What’s not to like?!


6 February 2024


This hotel was really quirky.. The staff are extremely helpful and friendly. They went beyond their duty to ensure our time here was excellent.. Will most definitely stay here again and recommend it to anyone travelling to Manchester..

Nothing! Everything was brilliant


6 February 2024


The breakfast was lovely. Liked how you got to pick a time and what hot drink you wanted.

The size of the bathroom could of been bigger. I paid for a deluxe king room, was slightly disappointed.


4 February 2024

Modern, yet keeping it vintage. Would definitely recommend to friends/family.

It was almost like a hidden gem! It is very well built and the rooms are small but cosy. The staff are very friendly too. We loved the amount of complimentary service you can receive on your stay.


30 January 2024

Cute stay happy days

Cute little hide away in Manchester. Super cool, Staff super nice & helpful



29 January 2024

Very good

Beautiful hotel. The rooms are gorgeous. Staff are extremely friendly and welcoming. Great location in the Northern Quarter. Rooms are extremely comfortable and really quiet.

Room needed more power points or at least some usb sockets. WiFi was a bit sketchy.


28 January 2024

A lovely experience in Manchester

The friendliness and welcoming nature of the staff The little extras they provide (like breakfast to take away and cookies and milk at night)


20 January 2024

A fab place to stay in the Northern Quarter

Quirky & individual hotel in a excellent location, lovely welcoming & friendly staff.

Bathroom in room 7 was rather small.


16 January 2024

Brilliant find, great stay, thanks for turning the AirBnB disaster to a great memory!

We have booked this hotel last minute as our AirBnB cancelled. It was a great find, we were very rushed as we were running late to a concert and the lady who checked us in was brilliant and also accommodated us in rooms close together which was really important for the kids. Really nice decor at the hotel, quirky, all the staff were helpful and pleasant, lots of free things like prosecco and nibbles late afternoon, cookies and milk at night. Rooms were small but well formed and thought through. Really enjoyed the stay.

Nothing all lovely and thoughtful.


11 January 2024


Comfortable quaint accommodations. Staff were very helpful and provided excellent service. The location was great. Walking distance to many great restaurants.


9 January 2024

Best in town for sure

Staff were great! Well decorated and comfortable!


7 January 2024

I mentioned the noise from the bar coolers apart from that it would have been 10 for everything .

Fantastic stay let down by the cooler noise from the bar

Just the bar cooler was vibrating through to the room.


5 January 2024

Lovely hotel, great location.

Great location. Friendly staff. Lovely atmosphere.

Room was very small but it was £99 so a total bargain for the quality and location. So for us size not an issue.

Hotel facilities


  • - Room service
  • - 24-hour front desk
  • - Express check-in/check-out
  • - Fax/photocopying
  • - Concierge service
  • - Shared lounge/TV area
  • - Daily housekeeping

Food & Drink

  • - Bar
  • - Breakfast in the room
  • - Wine/champagne (additional charge)
  • - Fruits
  • - Coffee house on site


  • - Non-smoking rooms
  • - Safety deposit box
  • - Heating
  • - Non-smoking throughout


  • - Outdoor furniture


  • - 24-hour security
  • - Key access
  • - Smoke alarms
  • - CCTV in common areas
  • - CCTV outside property
  • - Fire extinguishers
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