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Dakota has been named one of the best hotels in the UK

It's the only hotel in the North West to make the list

Georgina Pellant Georgina Pellant - 17th May 2021

The best hotels in the UK have been revealed – and one is in Manchester.

It’s official, Manchester is now home to one of the UK’s top 25 hotels. Luxury home-from-home Dakota Manchester has been named as one of the Top 25 Hotels in the UK & Channel Islands at the Travellers Choice Best of The Best Awards.

Perfectly situated on Piccadilly Basin between Ancoats and the Northern Quarter, we like to think it looks a bit like the MIB headquarters in all its imposing, burnished glory.

With a purpose-built cigar terrace and champagne room, it’s certainly unlike anywhere else you can stay in the city. Dakota even has its own dedicated humidor from which to select the perfect Cuban to compliment your brandy.

It’s perhaps unsurprising, then, that the hotel has ranked among the top one percent on TripAdvisor after being voted one of the highest-rated stays around the world by its guests. 


Making us even prouder, it is also the only hotel in the North West to make Trip Advisor’s top 25 list – recognised alongside 24 other hotels, such as 5* luxury London boutique The Hari and Claridge’s in Mayfair.

As well as its snazzy cigar garden and champagne room, Dakota Manchester also boasts a destination cocktail and wine bar, a vibrant brasserie serving rich, seasonal dishes, and its latest addition, The Dakota Terrace, which offers light bites, sharing plates and brunch in style. 

The Grand Deluxe Suite at Dakota Hotel

Matt Townley, General Manager at Dakota Manchester said: “To say we are proud is an understatement. “Dakota has established itself over the past two years as one of Manchester’s leading hotels. We opened the hotel early in 2019 with the intent to deliver the finest hospitality in the city.  Our team have delivered this with style and should be extremely proud of themselves.

“Manchester is a vibrant city with an endless offering of great bars, restaurants and hotels, so to be ranked as Trip Advisor’s top 25 in the UK and included in the top 1% worldwide, is an achievement which we are all extremely proud of.”

Townley added: “We are excited to be reopening our doors once again to welcome leisure guests back to this fantastic city and to Dakota Manchester.


“The return of Dakota Grill is one we’ve all been looking forward to. We cannot wait to welcome guests both new and old and provide the 5-star service we are recognised for.”

Feature image – Dakota Hotel.