If you’re looking for something a little more lavish on your next city break, whether for a special occasion or simply to treat yourself, we’ve rounded up a handful of the most luxury hotels in Manchester – bookable on Culture Trip.
At this restored textile mill-turned-luxury hotel in Manchester, expect more than just chic rooms with cool exposed brick, gold and bronze furnishings and Jacob Jenson technology. Downstairs, pick a sofa in the quirky, palm-tree strewn cocktail lounge to enjoy sophisticated drinks and complimentary treats from the “Prosecco and Antipasti” tray doing the rounds. The Northern Quarter is on your doorstep – let staff direct you to the trendiest, tastiest nearby restaurants to soak up those cocktails in style.
Top hotels in Manchester don’t get much more luxurious than the former Stock Exchange. Soak up Edwardian Baroque architectural features by dining at the domed-ceiling restaurant, serving British classics by Michelin-starred chef, Tom Kerridge – or booking a stay in the former boardroom complete with marble pillars and stained glass windows. Every room is classically decorated – choose the exclusive top-floor residency to spend special hours on your roof terrace with Manchester skyline views.
Revel in the industrial heritage of Manchester at the eclectic Kimpton Clocktower Hotel. As soon as you pass under its namesake fin-de-siècle clocktower and into the glass-roofed lobby, you’ll notice impressive touches such as original Victorian tiling, layered textures and a flower-decked bronze horse. Rooms are plush with a touch of urbanity – sit in a grey Chesterfield armchair under a wrought iron light fitting. Hungry? Check out the on-site restaurant, the Refuge’s “Tenner Well Spent” menu and grab yourself a roast and a Mancunian barm from just – you guessed it – £10 ($13.55).
This is an updated version of an article originally by Emma Lavelle.
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