Eclectic hotel of the Victorian era

The Great John Street Hotel is located in Manchester, one of the biggest cities in the United Kingdom. The hotel is located in an historical building which used to belong to a Victorian school.

The hotel is located in the centre of the city, right next to several important streets full of shops, bars, restaurants and trendy cafés. Like most of the neighbouring buildings, the hotel is considered to be an historical building from the Victorian era.

The hotel has several types of rooms and suites. All rooms have an individual style, although all rooms are double rooms with a bathroom and views towards the busy city streets.

The hotel has thirty double rooms and large suites. There are five different types of rooms, all of them with a modern bathroom and bedrooms which incorporate the old school design into its contemporary chic décor. None of the rooms look like any other one at the hotel, since each space has a different theme, a different décor, different ornaments and a colour scheme which varies according to the type of room, as well as rooms decorated as though they were from a different era.

There are six Baby Grand rooms. These rooms are located on the two lowest floors of the hotel.  These rooms still have the original structure they had back in the day when they were classrooms, with wooden beams across the walls and ceiling. The rooms are more luxurious now, with floors covered in thick carpets and windows with colourful curtains, as well as large queensize double beds. Each room has a spacious bathroom with hardwood floors, as well as a separate shower and bathtub.

The eight Boudoir Grand rooms are spacious duplexes. On the ground floor guests will find the master bedroom, a large room with hardwood floors and thick, colourful carpets. On the top floor stands the bathroom, decorated with wooden floors, a separate shower cabin and a large bathtub for two people.

There are ten Classical Grand Junior Suites. The suites have a large master bedroom with an adjoining bathroom and a lounge, all of them decorated with colourful curtains. Four of the suites have bathrooms decorated in a classical Victorian style with roll top, claw foot bathtubs directly in the dormitories. The other six suites are duplex suites, with the master bedroom and bathroom on one floor and a spacious living room with a working area and a chimney on the other floor.

The four Eclectic Grand suites are duplexes and are considered the largest rooms at the hotel. The rooms look more like airy lofts, with huge windows that fill the room with plenty of natural light. The beds in these rooms are hand carved, and the floors are hardwood. On the top floor there is a bathroom with two cast iron bathtubs, two sinks and a large shower cabin that can be used as a steam room.

The two Opus Grand Suites are the most luxurious rooms at the hotel, with decorations such as crystal chandeliers, bright upholstery and big windows that fill the space with natural light and have views towards Coronation Street. On the ground floor there is a lounge area with two sofas, a table and a flat screen television. The bathroom has wooden floors, two separate sinks, a shower that can be used as a steam room and direct access to the master bedroom. On the top floor there is a guest bedroom with a kingsize bed, a flat screen television, a separate working area and an egg shaped bathtub.

Price varies according to the type of room and the season, and the minimum price is 109€ per night. Price includes a delicious English breakfast and extra services such as a bottle of fresh milk brought to  the room door every morning.

The Oyster Bar stands right next to the hotel, and is considered to be one of the most popular bars in the neighbouring area. There are many lounges on nearby streets. The hotel can organize celebrations and events in its several conference halls and its terrace.

Several conference halls can be rented out for business meetings or family events. The Roof Garden is a rooftop terrace with views towards Coronation Street and Castlefield. There is a Jacuzzi and a lounge with a private bar. The terrace holds a conference room with air conditioning and a porch area. This spacious terrace can be rented for product launching ceremonies or more formal events such as weddings.

The Headmaster’s Office is another conference room, with a capacity between 24 and 50 people and decorated in dark colours with solemn furniture. The Boys’ Classroom is a more informal room with a maximum capacity between 14 and 25 people. The Girls’ Classroom is decorated in light, pastel colours and has the same capacity as the latter.

The Roof Top Lounge is the most luxurious conference room. With luxurious classical decorations, the conference room can be used both for important business meetings and cocktail parties, as well as other celebrations. It has a maximum capacity for 40 people when arranged for a conference or a dinner, although a maximum of 140 people can fit in this room for a cocktail party.

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  • . Kitty Dragon | March 30, 2011 at 2:28 pm | Permalink

    was this around in the victorian era

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