If you're concerned about your carbon footprint, then looking for a green hotel is probably top of your agenda when it comes to booking a break in Manchester. Eco-conscious travellers will find the city has plenty of green hotels to choose from, whether you prefer to stay in an independent or chain hotel in the city centre, or a hotel surrounded by rolling countryside.
Hotels for the Eco-Conscious Traveller in Manchester
If you're looking for an eco-friendly hotel, you'll find plenty to choose from both in the city centre and close to Manchester Airport. Chain hotels such as Best Western and Jury's Inn have a commitment to protecting the environment and reducing energy consumption - in fact Jury's Inn have reduced their water usage by 13% and their energy usage by 9% since 2009, investing £300,000 in sustainable technology over the last seven years. Many chain hotels have their own restaurant where you can enjoy a meal in relaxed surroundings, and Best Western hotels pride themselves on sourcing food locally and using organic produce wherever possible.
Go Green and Enjoy the Great Outdoors
You'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to outdoor activities in Manchester, and with many activities within easy walking distance of chain hotels, there's no need to take the car along. Go Ape! Is a popular choice for families, where you can enjoy zooming down zip wires and crossing rope bridges on an aerial assault course high above the forest floor. The UK's longest indoor ski slope is located in Manchester at Chill FactorE, where you can also enjoy snowboarding, indoor climbing and Airboarding (like bodyboarding, but on snow). You'll find parks and green spaces a-plenty in the city centre and surrounding area too, so if you book a room at a pet-friendly hotel, you'll be able to take the dog along to enjoy the sunshine.
Excellent Amenities for Couples and Families
'Green' hotels in Manchester may have a commitment to the environment, but that doesn't mean you won't enjoy all the amenities you're used to at any hotel. Free self-parking and free WiFi are on offer at most chain hotels, whist infant beds and cribs are generally available free of charge, on request.