The luxury hotel scene in Manchester is steadily growing in stature and the hotels in the city often rank alongside some of the best in the country. With the combination of ambitious hotel owners and the city’s vast amount of impressive industrial style buildings, the mixture of classy and cosy boutiques with atmospheric modern skyscraper hotels makes this city really impressive. With award winning cocktail bars and some of the best Manchester restaurants, there isn’t much that the hotels of Manchester don’t offer. So, here are 5 of the best hotels that the city has to offer.
The King Street Townhouse is an upmarket hotel and has 40 select guest rooms, including 5 premier suites. Set in the former building for Manchester Salford Trustees Bank, this nineteenth-century building has helped this hotel become one of the most delightful in the city. Guests here can enjoy a central location, luxury decor, reservations at the atmosphere packed King Street Tavern restaurant whilst not forgetting the spa area which includes an infinity pool overlooking the city.
Overlooking Old Trafford, the legendary Manchester United football stadium, the Hotel Football comes from ex Manchester United players Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs so it isn’t short of celebrity attention. With its ultra modern edge, clean lines and strong colour tones, the hotel bedrooms all come with in-room Sky Sport and BT Sports Channels and mini-fridges stocked with Manchester themed treats.
The Midland is the jewel amongst Manchester hotels. Opened in 1903, the building and its rooms underwent a huge revamp a few years ago, resulting in a spectacular hotel with plenty of charm. From its atmospheric public spaces to luxurious private spas, there is nothing that this hotel is lacking in. There are two reputable restaurants on site, which offer some of the finest menus in Manchester. Guests here should take time to admire all the smaller, quirkier details that The Midland has to offer, such as the classic car carvings in the entrance which commemorate the place where Mr Rolls met Mr Royce.
If you’re looking for some alternative Manchester glamour, then Hotel Gotham is the ideal location. Set in an area full of beautiful old buildings, Hotel Gotham stands (literally) above the others. Set in an old bank building, there are 60 luxurious rooms on offer, complete with faux-fur throws, brass fittings and jewel-encrusted furnishings. The fantastic restaurants and roof terrace bar make for a night not to forget.
Set in the trendy Northern Quarter, this pub/restaurant boasts a luxurious boutique style hotel above. Whilst the rooms aren’t huge, they’re extremely well decorated and furnished and come with free wifi. The breakfast is sure to set you up for the day and is served until noon, so you can enjoy a well-deserved lie in. Its central location means that you’re within reaching distance of the train stations, music venues and shopping streets.