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Great John Street Hotel

  • Housed in a Victorian building that was once a school -- many original features remain
  • Located in central Manchester, minutes from major attractions such as the Opera House 
  • Eclectic design mixes original Victorian features with modern, hip furnishings
  • The rooftop terrace has a hot tub & stunning city views
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Great John Street
Manchester, M3 4FD
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It was once a Victorian schoolhouse, but since its reincarnation as a hip boutique hotel, the Great John Street Hotel is all about pleasure rather than education.

It’s in central Manchester, within walking distance of many attractions: The River Irwell, the Museum of Science and Industry, and the Opera House Manchester are all less than 5 minutes away. To understand the city’s long history with the beautiful game, visit the National Football Museum, 20 minutes’ walk away, then head to The Printworks next door, a historical building housing restaurants, bars and a cinema.

There’s no restaurant, but there are plenty of options nearby to explore. Breakfast is served in The Kitchen & Mezzanine, which features vintage photos of former school pupils. The Oyster Bar is the place to sink into sumptuous sofas and enjoy a traditional afternoon tea or glass of wine, while the cosy Library features patio doors leading to a private terrace. But the crème de la crème is the Rooftop Garden Playground and Lounge -- a chic lounge that leads onto a terrace with stunning city views, a hot tub and sun loungers.

Seriously stylish rooms are individually designed, with many retaining original features such as exposed steel beams and wooden floors. Some of the rooms are spread over two floors, all have flat-screen TVs, roll top baths, walk in rain showers and free WiFi -- some have crystal chandeliers. The largest and most luxurious, the Opus Grand rooms, measure up to a whopping 625 sq feet. 


  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Roof terrace


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Mini bar
  • DVD / CD player & library
  • iPod/iPhone docking station


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Hair-dryer


  • Valet service (fees apply)
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


  • Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details

  • Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 3pm Check-out time is 11am

    You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.

    Know Before You Go

    • Children 12 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.


    The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

    • Fee for continental breakfast: GBP 14.95 per person (approximately)
    • Self parking fee: GBP 25 per day
    • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 25 per night

    The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Getting there

Manchester Airport is 20 minutes’ drive from the hotel, or you can take the train to Manchester Oxford Road, then the Metroshuttle no 2 to Lower Byrom Street, a minute’s walk away. The closest train station is Deansgate, 0.5 miles from the hotel. If you’re driving, there’s an underground car park available to guests at a cost of £25 per night. Limited on-street parking is available nearby for £2.70 per hour.


  • Great John Street
  • Manchester, M3 4FD
  • United Kingdom

Customer Service

Prefer to book over the phone?

Tel: +44 (0) 20 3564 9000

M-F, 8am-9pm

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You will pay the hotel in the hotel's local currency. The rate displayed (in GBP) is an estimate based on today's currency exchange rate.

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