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Kimpton Clocktower Hotel

Oxford Street, Manchester M60 7HA England
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  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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#28 of 130 hotels in Manchester
Travellers' Choice
Kimpton Clocktower Hotel is a fabulous Grade II listed building initially built for The Refuge Assurance Company in 1895. Many of the 270 loft style bedrooms and suites have original features and all rooms have modern touches such as smart TVs and free internet access. The Refuge Dining Room and Public Bar is curated by DJs turned restaurateurs Luke Cowdrey and Justin Crawford of the award winning Volta restaurant in West Didsbury. Featuring small plates and large sharing dishes the food is influenced by the global travels of Luke and Justin. The hotel includes 17 meeting and event spaces including the largest hotel ballroom in the northwest of England.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
24-hour security
Baggage storage
24-hour check-in
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business centre
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Room service
Seating area
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
City view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Historic Hotel
City View
Languages Spoken


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Greg147 wrote a review Today
2 contributions
We will definitely return to Borrowdale Hotel. Beautiful hotel and restaurant, food was delicious and the location is great. Our room was clean and spacious with a nice view. On top of this, staff were great and very keen to make our stay a memorable experience. A big thank you to Rosa who is very kind and accomodating.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Hope wrote a review Today
Nottingham, United Kingdom29 contributions22 helpful votes
Kimpton clocktower was absolutely wonderful. Enjoyed our stay from start to finish. BEAUTIFUL room (and we only had the most basic), very clean, smelt lovely everywhere, really polite staff, gorgeous breakfast. Couldn’t recommend anymore!!
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Vicky H wrote a review Yesterday
6 contributions3 helpful votes
What a fabulous hotel, with fascinating architecture love the decor. Great cocktails, loved The Refuge Bar, we had delicious snacks. Really helpful, friendly staff. Spotless rooms with every convenience. Great comfy beds. heavy drapes for a great nights sleep.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Savvytraveler1234 wrote a review Jun. 12
Liverpool, United Kingdom1 contribution
Normally I do not write reviews but because I am so happy with the stay I have just had at the Kimpton Clocktower Hotel I feel it was necessary to write a review. I stayed here for one night with my boyfriend and we could not have been more impressed with the hotel as well as the staff. The hotel itself is beautiful, grand and has a very luxurious feel about it, I love how the hotel has preserved a lot of its original architecture and the theme throughout seems to be 1920s art deco glamour. The staff at the hotel are also very friendly and welcoming and could not be more acommodating, we can't wait to book another stay here. We also had breakfast which came to £37 for the two of us which I think is reasonable given the breakfast is a buffet with both sweet and savoury options and the food was amazing. Overall I would recommend this hotel to anybody who is looking to stay in Manchester, my only regret is that I didn't book to stay for longer.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Nigel Q wrote a review Jun. 6
London, United Kingdom27 contributions21 helpful votes
The interior and rooms were exceptional. Amazing cocktails and breakfast is something not to miss. All complemented by wonderful staff from the moment we entered the door. A special mention to door staff Rob & Antonio who couldn't be more helpful.
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Date of stay: June 2021
Room Tip: The breakfast!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kimpton Clocktower Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Kimpton Clocktower Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Grey Horse Inn (0.4 km), The Bridgewater Hall (0.4 km), and Manchester Central Library (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Kimpton Clocktower Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Kimpton Clocktower Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Kimpton Clocktower Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Kimpton Clocktower Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include One Plus Restaurant, Etci Mehmet Steakhouse, and Teppanyaki Chinatown.
Is Kimpton Clocktower Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Manchester.
Are any cleaning services offered at Kimpton Clocktower Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Kimpton Clocktower Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Kimpton Clocktower Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Clayton Hall Living History Museum (4.1 km), Ordsall Hall (2.5 km), and Victoria Baths (2.2 km).
Does Kimpton Clocktower Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.
Is Kimpton Clocktower Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.