My husband and I stayed for one night as a treat when we visited Manchester for a concert.
Hotel Location: As usual, its subjective. If you’re coming to just use the hotel facilities (which would be more than great for an overnight escape) then it’s perfect. If however you intend to be back and forth from the city for shopping, lunches etc, then it’s not the best. A good 15 min walk to and from (and a 20 min walk to the station). Obvs there is always taxis etc . . but . . that could be a costly affair depending on how many trips you make.
That said, there are few, if any, hotels of the same spec in the area, so I think it’s worth the walk personally.
Rooms / Facilities etc: Wow – what a room! Absolutely wonderfully! From the small touches of classic FM playing when we arrived, to the sumptuous furnishings, mezzanine bath, huge comfy bed, really fantastic.
We have to say, we stay in a lot of hotels, but this hotel had the most wonderful and romantic ambience of anywhere we have stayed. Really fantastic.
The only disappointment for us was the roof top Jacuzzi was closed. This is obviously one of the main differentiators for the hotel, so for it to be closed with no explanation is really disappointing,
Food & Drinks: We didn’t eat, but the drinks were pricey (but no more than you should expect in a city centre). Again, the lounges all had a wonderful ambience.
Staff: Faultless. No more to say!
We will be back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Only a stone's throw from Manchester's most exclusive shopping areas, restaurants and theatres, this original Victorian school house has been transformed into a chic townhouse hotel with unique, individually designed bedrooms and suites alongside stylish lounges and Oyster Bar.The Old School House also boasts stunning entertainment rooms and features Manchester only Eclectic Roof Terrace available for exclusive use for your own tailor made event.Being madly eclectic, all of our rooms have a personality of their own, giving the guest a unique experience every visit. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Great John Street Manchester
- Hotel Great John Street