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Top Hotels in Manchester

Updated on January 21, 2016

Manchester has truly taken on the role of a global city with its colleges, sports facilities and overall infrastructure. From tourists to people from the nearby regions, everyone wants to visit Manchester once in a while and enjoy their time. The following are the top hotels in Manchester if you’d like to stay around and make sure your time is well-spent and enjoyable!

Radisson Blu Edwardian, Peter Street

The hotel is located in the historic & former Free Trade Hall, and recently celebrated its tenth anniversary. After 10 years in existence, it has some grand plans to expand. Interestingly, it is presently Manchester’s only 5-star hotel. The interiors of the hotel are different in the sense that they have dark themes as opposed to the typically bright & caramel tone.

The hotel offers the Sienna Spa which was recently overhauled and is situated in the basement of the hotel. Additionally, the hotel offers a large pool and a flurry of treatment rooms to unwind and relax.

The Palace Hotel, Oxford Street

Based on a structure that was previously known as the Refuge Assurance Building, the Palace Hotel is an architectural wonder set in a brilliant Victorian terracotta building on Oxford Street.

The management has already invested over £7 million into upgrading the interiors, and with a vision for even more enhancements to come. One of the standout features of this hotel is that the bedrooms are some of the largest in Manchester. They exude luxury with grand ornate windows & original tile details. Even the visitors have something good to say about the vintage Victorian corridors and stairways.

Hilton, Deansgate

If you love heights, you’ll love the Hilton which has its rooms extending all the way to the top floors of the Beetham Tower on Deansgate, which is the 11th largest building in the UK. It’s a popular local venue for hosting charity and personal family events, and located only 1 mile from the Manchester Piccadilly Railway Station and 23 minutes from Manchester Airport. One of the most popular features here is the “LivingWell™ Health Club, swimming pool, whirlpool, sauna, steam room, and Claretys Spa.” The conference room of the hotel can easily accommodate in access of 500 guests.

MacDonald Manchester Hotel

One of the key benefits of MacDonald Hotel is that it offers breathtaking views of the city from its hotel rooms, primarily because of the floor to ceiling glass. It is hailed as one of the largest hotels in the city with over 200 rooms, and is set within the striking curved former BT building at the gateway into the city center.

The hotel won the 2013 award for the “best sleep in the city" by the Manchester Evening News, and offers 338 bedrooms with modern conferencing facilities.

Great John Street Hotel

This hotel is unique in the sense that it has limited capacity but still boasts VIPs as its guests. The mantra of exclusive applies convincingly to this place, as many celebrated and important personalities make sure to book the entire 30 designer rooms to maintain their privacy. It is situated in a former Victorian schoolhouse. It is literally a stone’s throw away from Manchester’s most prominent shopping district, along with a host of other important amenities nearby.

Abode Hotel, Piccadilly

Yet another hotel in Manchester that is set within a fabulous Edwardian building. It was converted from a garments warehouse and retains some of those vintage features such as pure wooden staircase with delicate paneling, beautiful tiles and the quintessential English windows.

Well, there you have it. Some of Manchester’s finest venues for relaxing and unwinding, some with historic pasts and some with modern amenities to the fullest.

The Midland Hotel, Peter Street

Interesting enough, this is the same place where Charles Stewart Rolls and Fred Royce met to discuss and lay the foundations for the Rolls Royce luxury car company in 1904. In addition, a lot of Kings and other royalty have made the Midland their home away from home. Thus, the historic center of hospitality has been serving guests for over a century now. At present, it still presents an excellent opportunity to relax and enjoy in Manchester, along with a modern conference facility to host any event grandly.


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    • Larry Rankin profile image

      Larry Rankin 2 years ago from Oklahoma

      Some truly elegant places to stay.