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Great John Street Hotel
Ranked #2 of 116 Hotels in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence
SOUTH YORKSHIRE
1 review
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“SIMPLY WORLD CLASS”
Reviewed October 19, 2009

Superb stay at a Hotel that does not feel like a Hotel at all but totally like a home from home. Untouchable quality of service and accomodation, Fantastic atmosphere, we did not want to leave.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
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  • Sleep Quality
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Reviewed October 18, 2009

My husband treated me to a wonderful weekend stay at the Great John Street Hotel in late September for my birthday. What a fabulous hotel, beautiful rooms (ours was a classical grande - room 23), a duplex room with a downstairs bedroom and upstairs living area, en-suite wet room and large bath sat in the corner of the living area in front of a splendid fire place. What a treat; I was able to sit in the bath and watch Strictly Come Dancing with a glass of pink champagne!!

The staff are magnificent, so friendly and polite and the breakfast is divine.

We normally stay at the Marriott Victoria and Albert about half a mile from this hotel but the Great John Street is a class apart and we will definitely be staying again. There is a great view of the Coronation Street set from the roof top bar area and the bars and restaurants of the city centre are a gentle 15 minute stroll away.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 16, 2009

this was our fifth stay at john street we have been staying since it opened,and as always everything was perfect.its unique and individual,nothing is too much trouble for the staff.wouldnt hesitate to reccommend it to anybody.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Leyland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed October 9, 2009

All was well when we checked in for our 1 night stay. we made use of the £25 valet service so that we didn't need to bother about the lack parking within the hotel. The time came to check out and we made arrangements for the valet to return our 6 month old £45k car which he did but as he pulled up to the curb he managed to scrape all the front left hand side wheel along the very high curb causing a lot of damage. To cut a long story very short, I made the management aware of this a to check the CCTV to show what had happened. His response was to basically tell me that myself and my wife where liars and that the CCVT footage only shows my wife and I bending down looking at the wheel, it didnt highlight the impact!!!! Not only this but the Valet and the lady on reception told porkie pies stating that nothing had gone on.
I have stayed in there other hotels in the past but I wont be doing so the the future!

The General Manager 'Richard Burns' has made this chain of hotels unreturable and for a person whom is the face of the group to call its guests (who payed over £400 for 1 nights stay) liars is, well shall we say 'not the best PR in the world'

If you are the owners of the chain and have read this review, sack Mr Burns as he is bring your hotels down to the level of his person skills!

STAY AWAY AT ALL COSTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 2, 2009

We attended a corporate dinner in Manchester and were here only for one night. We didn't get a chance just to hang out at the hotel; unfortunate, as it's an interesting space.

Our Classical Grand room was spacious, with a cast iron bathtub downstairs rather than in the mezzanine with the rest of the bathroom. Overall, I liked the layout, except when I had to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night. The bathroom light shines down onto the bed area, which means you end up disturbing your partner.

Despite all the space, you're still subject to noise from adjoining rooms. We could clearly hear the woman next door sneezing. I had to stop myself from saying "Gezundheit!"

Had a look at the rooftop terrace. There is indeed a hot tub; and not three feet away, a large CCTV camera aimed directly at it. Very Big Brother.

The hotel isn't smack in the middle of the action, but it's not a long walk. Late at night, though, you'll probably have to spring for a taxi.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 8, 2009

We live outside Manchester but decided to stay over in town to celebrate my birthday. We chose Gt John St as we believed it to be a stylish quality hotel.
Just before checking in we needed change for parking and were just waved in the general direction of the bar.Not a great start but it didn't seem a big deal at the time.
The hotel is nicely decorated inside and our room was pleasant enough but not very big and quite dark. This would not have been a problem if we had not had to pay an extortionate amount of money for an average room.
After enjoying the Xmas markets (note it is a bit of a trek into town), we came back and wanted a drink in the bar before going out. This was not possible as the bar was closed for a private function (not mentioned before to us). We were directed to a 'sitting room' on the roof and as there was no seating we left without getting that drink. When we returned the private party was in full swing to the sounds of 'Agadoo' ! Our room was a little noisy but it didn't go on too late. However we did have to use one of our pillows to block the light out from the 2" gap under the door.
We found out later that a friend of ours had tried to arrange a bottle of Champagne for me on arrival and was told that it was not possible. Another example of the lacklustre service we experienced. (He happily arranged it at the restaurant where we were dining!) Even if it was not possible they would have known we were celebrating my birthday and no mention was made of this.
Breakfast next morning was very average, again not cheap for nothing special and they had a strange aversion to leaving ketchup on the table with the guest, perhaps they thought we might steal the very 1970s stainless steel revolving sauce holder!
All in all over hyped, over priced and lacking in service. We would not stay again.

  • Stayed December 2008, traveled as a couple
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Cheshire
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Reviewed August 24, 2009

We stayed at the GJS hotel for our wedding anniversary. It was made even more special by the personal touches in our room - a personalised welcome card, champagne, chocolate dipped strawberries ... The staff were very attentive and the service was excellent. Its something we will repeat again and again!

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Property: Great John Street Hotel
Address: Great John Street, Manchester M3 4FD, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Greater Manchester > Manchester
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Manchester
#2 Luxury Hotel in Manchester
#3 Family Hotel in Manchester
#3 Business Hotel in Manchester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Great John Street Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 30
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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