The Most Luxurious Hotels in Manchester, UK

The Edwardian Hotel is one of the most luxurious hotels in Manchester
The Edwardian Hotel is one of the most luxurious hotels in Manchester | © Ian Nellist / Alamy Stock Photo
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23 October 2020

There are plenty of places to stay in Manchester, including reasonably priced hotels. For those looking for something a little more luxurious, whether for a special occasion or simply to treat yourself, Culture Trip has rounded up five of the most exclusive hotels in the city.

Hotel Gotham

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Based around the Roaring Twenties, Hotel Gotham oozes sophistication from the minute you’re greeted by the well-dressed bellboy. The interior pays homage to the art deco era, with decadent surroundings in the rooms, foyer, restaurant and bar. Expect black leather headboards, roll-top baths, Egyptian cotton bed linen and a fully stocked mini-bar that includes a “hangover kit” and an “intimacy kit”. Both themed around money and decadence, Honey Restaurant and Club Brass are two of the most exclusive venues in the city; the latter is only open to members and guests at the hotel.
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Hilton Manchester Deansgate

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One of the most striking structures in the heart of Manchester, Beetham Tower plays host to the city’s Hilton hotel. The floor-to-ceiling windows offer unparalleled views of the city, and the suites become larger the higher up the tower they are, with the Presidential Suite offering vistas of the surrounding hills on clear days. You can take advantage of the luxurious bar, Cloud 23, on the 23rd floor, offering a selection of inventive cocktails to be sipped while watching the sunset. If you want to relax while enjoying the cityscapes, the hotel also has an indoor heated pool, a sauna and a steam room.
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  • The Lowry Hotel

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    Offering some of the largest hotel rooms in the city, the Lowry Hotel is one of the most exclusive accommodation options in Manchester, frequently playing host to visiting celebrities. Alongside its comfortable, spacious and luxurious rooms and suites, it’s well known for its River Restaurant and Lowry Spa, making this the perfect luxury retreat. The spa uses Elemis and Aromatherapy Associates skincare brands, among others, and features six treatment rooms, a relaxation room and a sauna.
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    The Edwardian Manchester

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    Within easy walking distance of the city centre, close to the Bridgewater Hall, the Edwardian is one of the city’s most luxurious hotels. Choose to stay in one of its many suites to experience the ultimate luxury. The Alfresco Suites feature sliding doors opening onto semi-private patios, while the Penthouse Suites on the top floors offer breathtaking views of the hills in the distance. Alongside Peter Street Kitchen (a restaurant serving Japanese and Mexican small plates) and the Library curated by Assouline (a social space with a Parisian-inspired menu), the hotel also has an exclusive spa, offering a variety of relaxing treatments, a Nordic sauna and an indoor pool.
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    King Street Townhouse

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    A self-proclaimed “baby grand hotel”, King Street Townhouse is one of the most exciting hotels in the city. Housed within an Italian renaissance-style building, the boutique hotel effortlessly fuses its historical elements with everything that you would expect from contemporary accommodation. The 40 rooms and suites boast relaxing decor, impressive views and all the modern conveniences, including monsoon rain showers and free-standing bathtubs. You can take advantage of an impressive array of facilities, including the seventh-floor infinity pool, King Street Tavern, Afternoon Tea Lounge and the heated terrace offering views of the Town Hall.
    These recommendations were updated on October 23, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.