Great John Street Hotel

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Why We Love It

  • 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

Map & Directions

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.

Rooms & Rates

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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
  • Laundry / dry cleaning

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • 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.


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Cancellation: 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

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
  • Valet parking fee: GBP 30 per night
  • 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.

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Customer Service available 24 hours

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

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