Loft-style boutique bolthole with a rooftop hot tub
More Manhattan-esque than Manchester, Great John Street Hotel fizzes with glam urban cool. This one-time Victorian school house has been transformed into a groovy townhouse bursting with personality and vintage chic.
Playtime in a converted schoolhouse – detention was never such fun. • The rooftop hot tub. • Champagne cocktails and oysters. • Retro bare brick chic.
Hit the spot
Uptown Manchester – minutes from Deansgate and all the action.
The Oyster Bar is perfect for drinks or afternoon tea. There's also a rooftop lounge and Playground, kitted out with loungers, informal seating and an outdoor hot tub.
Good to know
There’s no restaurant, but the kitchen serves light bites till late.
ClosedOpen all year
ParkingValet parking (chargeable) is available.
AirportManchester – 10 miles
TrainManchester Piccadilly station – 1.5 miles
ChildrenWelcome. Extra beds available on request.
LocationGreat John Street, Manchester, Cheshire, M3 4FD, United Kingdom
30 rooms and suites
Each room has its own personality. Stylish split level suites have a sitting area, rolltop bath, walk-in monsoon shower and CD/DVD player. All come with designer fittings and furnishings, and sleek bathrooms stocked with Temple SPA toiletries. Higher category rooms have rolltop tubs for two in the bedroom, while the top suites boast side-by-side baths or egg-shaped soaking tubs for two.
Opt for an Eclectic Grand suite, complete with extravagant mock-Baroque bed, sumptuous fabrics and side-by-side cast iron rolltop soaking tubs in the stunning upper level bathroom. Or book one of the two huge, galleried Opus Grand suites, complete with huge duck-egg shaped bathtub for two and walk-in rain shower/steam room.
Eat & Drink
The Kitchen in the Old sSchool House serves traditional Irish breakfast and light bites throughout the day, while for evening meals there are scores of great restaurants nearby. Start the night with a cocktail on the roof garden or some nibbles at the Oyster Bar.
Served until 10:30 or midday at weekends.
Available 24 hours.
See & Do
Have a peek at Granada TV’s Coronation Street film set from the rooftop. You’re right in the heart of Manchester’s shopping district here so take a trip to the big stores and the city markets to flex some plastic.
If culture is more you thing then the Lowry Centre, Manchester Opera House and Manchester Art Gallery are all nearby, while fans of the beautiful game can see top-name soccer stars in action at Old Trafford close by. Manchester’s Royal Exchange theatre is also nearby for some great stage productions.
While there’s no in-house spa, you won’t want to miss a dip in the rooftop hot tub.