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Great John Street Hotel
Ranked #2 of 118 Hotels in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence
Bangor, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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“Definitely going back”
Reviewed 7 March 2014

Really impressed with this quirky, centrally situated, hotel. All the staff were so incredibly friendly, knowledgeable and very helpful. Room was excellent. Didn't have an evening meal at the hotel only a drink before heading out for the night. Had continental breakfast which really was 'just right'. Not often I would think about going back to a hotel for the second time but I would certainly stay here again. Might be an idea to show all the rooms on the web site (apologies if you are now doing this)

Room Tip: They are all different rooms and when I looked the individual rooms were not shown on the web site.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2014

love this place individual stylish fantastic rooms quality bedding great roof terrace
staff fantastic
had one problem which was sorted by a complimentary stay at Eleven Didbury Park, where once again beautiful warm relaxing extremely comfortable beds spotless fabulous breakfast and lovely friendly staff
We would highly recommnend both these hotels pure class

Room Tip: All the rooms are different so its a treat each time you stay a grat hot tub on the roof also
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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373 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2014

My preference is to stay away from chain hotels and look for individual boutique hotels, and this is one of the best examples. It's small, individual, personal, has great service, and rooms are fantastic. In summer it's nice to have a drink on the roof terrace overlooking this part of the city. Have stayed a couple of times and loved it each time. All of the rooms are different, excellent size, and nicely furnished. This is an old Victorian school building converted to a hotel, and it works really well. It has character, and class. It's not cheap but you get what you pay for, so if you are looking for something different, this is worth a stay. Handy for Deansgate and Castlefield areas of the city

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled on business
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Stockport Cheshire
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Reviewed 28 February 2014

This place is just about one of the best in Manchester. We were there yesterday and although this time we didnt stay I would highly reccommend it as one of the best boutique style hotels in the country. Rooms are beautiful and staff very helpful and friendly. Yesterday my husband and i spent the most relaxing afternoon having the gentleman Jacks afternoon tea. This is a fabulous alternative to their lovely ladies afternoon tea and definately is one for those with a savoury tooth. You get an enourmous amount of food and beautifully presented. All in perfectly sized portions you get a beef burger and fries, fish and chips, chicken and leek pie and one of the best scotch eggs I have ever come across and a couple of prawn wantons as well. After you have completely enjoyed every mouthful you then get another platter with cheese, biscuits and chutney and a fabulous chocolate brownie with Baileys ice cream. Topped off with a wonderful cup of tea and we were in heaven. Many thanks to all the staff who made our time their so special but a special mention to Paulina for all her effort. If you are thinking of going dont think anymore just book it. You wont be dissapointed.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Northwich
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2014 via mobile

We went on a Sunday night with the Sunday school offer, 120 for night but you get £75 to spend on food and drink, so the more you spend (up to £75) the less the room is! mini grand room was perfect for Romantic trip, roll top bath on the mezzanine floor was gorgeous and it was really nice to have two separate floors. The decor was just my taste and I loved the pictures which all featured cats! GJS are great for little touches, as we were way for our bday we had been given a slate of rocky road in our room, and not just any old rocky road but the most amazing melt in the mouth rocky road I have ever tasted! Another added touch was the complimentary real milk supplied in the mini bar which is so much better than the horrid uht things you usually get. I didn't touch anything else in there mind you as the mini bar was expensive, but they always are. Didn't have evening meal in the hotel but did have breakfast, pricey but amazing! I was very full after and they have a cooked menu to choose from or you can have continental. Also had cocktails in the evening. The bar and the decor of the hotel is lovely and there are all different areas to sit in and relax. The cocktails were the traditional ones and a lot of them were a bit too strong, they do have very friendly staff and an extensive range of alcohol so if you get fed up of their cocktails and you ask them to make something else they will but they are not cocktails waiters. Another added thing to mention is the hot tub on the roof terrace open all hours and you are provided with towels and there are glasses and ice so you can have a sneaky drink in the tub, lovely!
I would definitely recommend this hotel and the location is perfect for tram, train, shops etc

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 February 2014

I booked Great John Street Hotel as a Valentine's day treat for the Fun Prevention Officer (wife) and she/we wasn't/weren't disappointed. The staff and service were superb and our room (upgraded to a suite) was big, beautifully done, freshly painted and spotlessly clean. The only thing that topped it was breakfast in bed - the best full english in Manchester by a mile and incredibly indulgent to have it lazing in a super king. High recommended.

Room Tip: Order breakfast in bed. Do it. Yes it's no cheap but you won't be disappointed.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 February 2014

Had afternoon tea at the hotel on Sunday afternoon and was directed to the top floor which was really good as the sun finally shone after weeks of rain! The afternoon tea itself was presented nicely with the finger cut sandwiches served on a wooden board and the cake selection on a three tier silver cake plate

Sandwiches were more bread than filling and there was no explanation of the flavours presented to us........I think ham and cheese, very much in the old 'British Rail' fashion, without any dressing, a cucumber, a smoked salmon and I think what may have been chicken in mayonnaise.

The cakes were delicious, but again without any explanation of the fillings. I have an issue with 'clotted cream' I remember it as being creamy and thick and unctuous with a crusty top, however here at the hotel it was more like butter!

Whilst we were asked on a number of occasions whether we needed anything else, there was clearly an absence of attentive staff.

All in all, I think what was an OK experience could have been fantastic with a little more attention to detail

PS - replace that old 'rubbermaid' trolley with something more fitting for use in front of house areas........even if you're just travelling through

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Property: Great John Street Hotel
Address: Great John Street, Manchester M3 4FD, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Greater Manchester > Manchester
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre 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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