In Manchester's vibrant gay village, the New Union Hotel offers en-suite rooms above a lively bar and nightclub. You can enjoy drinks deals, cabaret, karaoke and disco nights. Manchester Arndale shopping centre is a 12-minute walk away. The New Union offers guests 24-hour access to the hotel. Rooms feature free WiFi, a flat-screen TV, tea/coffee making facilities. Hairdryers and irons are available on request. In a very lively, central district, New Union hotel is close to Manchester’s bars, shops and restaurants. Manchester Coach Station is a 4-minute walk away and Manchester Piccadilly Train Station is an 8-minute walk away. Oxford Road Train Station is just a 5-minute walk away.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.3 for a two-person trip.

New Union has been welcoming guests since 20 Aug 2010.

Property highlights

Situated in the real heart of Manchester, this property has an excellent location score of 9.3


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Room type
1 double bed
2 large double beds
1 single bed
1 large double bed
3 extra-large double beds
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Guest reviews


Value for money
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  • Billy
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    We were even greeted by two sweet little doggies which made us very happy as it was our first holiday away from our own dog. The downstairs bar is a great night out. We particularly enjoy the Sunday night drag show and Tuesday drag bingo, as well...
  • Matt
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    The manager there made me feel very at home, was very accessible and friendly. LGBTQ+. Has the loveliest little dog. I'll be staying again. My room was surprisingly quiet considering a bar with music below. Gave me a fan when it was hot too.
  • Richard
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Location and friendliness of the staff,oh and the price😀
  • Dayle
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Great location the side door to avoid the bar is good
  • Nina
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Location is fabulous for clubbing as is right at the heart of the Gay Village. Very clean room and ensuite shower which worked well. Tea and coffee. Easy to access 24 hours. Staff very friendly and welcoming. Had a nice feeling of history as the...
  • Alan
    I got what I paid for, there was nothing not to like.
  • Helen
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Good location, helpful friendly and polite staff and clean, plenty of room
  • Lucas
    The staff were lovely and there at all times. We travelled to Manchester mainly to watch Man United vs wolves which was an awesome experience! However the place itself was local and very accomodating. We found it easy to get ourselves around and...
  • Ian
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    The room was immaculate without no faults and it is short walking distance to bars, restaurants and shops. The staff are friendly as well.
  • Olivia
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Facilities were great, place was clean and had everything we needed.
Quality rating rated the quality of this property as 3 out of 5 based on factors such as facilities, size, location and services provided.

Property questions and answers
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  • Is there an side entrance for the guest staying up stairs If they are going out for the night?

    Yes there is a side entrance 24 hours
    Answered on 23 November 2019
  • is there WiFi and parking?

    WiFi is free. Being in city-centre Manchester, we do not have parking. There are plenty of car parks nearby.
    Answered on 22 May 2021
  • Is the bar open 24/7

    No, the pub is not 24/7. On weekdays we are open from 12 PM to 2 AM. Weekends are 11 AM to 6AM
    Answered on 13 January 2022
  • Please can à friend book à room for me with his debit card

    No sorry. We require guests to pay in person.
    Answered on 28 July 2021
  • Hello is there parking close by ,

    There is a good multi-storey just around the corner from the hotel, the NCP Car Park (M1 6NE) and a cheaper short-stay a few minutes walk down canal s..
    Answered on 22 July 2022
  • Hi how many guests should we share the ensuite bathroom?

    There are en-suite bathrooms in all of the rooms so they are for use only by yourself. and the people you have brought with you.
    Answered on 18 April 2023
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Hosted by Robert

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The New Union Hotel dates back to 1865. The stained glass windows depict countries in the Commonwealth giving the bar it's original name 'The Union'. The rooms are above the bar and nightclub - perfect for those who want to party!
I love the museums, shops and restaurants that are a short walk away and the Palace theatre is only round the corner.
Just on the edge of the gay village in Manchester city centre, the venue is 4 minutes walk to Manchester coach station, 6 minutes walk to Oxford Road railway station and 9 minutes walk to Piccadilly railway station.
Language spoken: English

Property surroundings *

Facilities of New Union
Great facilities! Review score, 8.1

Most popular facilities
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Bar
  • Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Live music/performance
  • Happy hour
    Additional charge
  • Walking tours
  • Stand-up comedy
  • Evening entertainment
  • Nightclub/DJ
  • Entertainment staff
  • Darts
  • Karaoke
  • Billiards
    Additional charge
  • Games room
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Wine/champagne
    Additional charge
  • Bar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Concierge service
  • Luggage storage
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Adult only
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Heating
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Languages spoken
  • English

House rules

New Union takes special requests - add in the next step!


From 14:00 to 20:00


From 08:30 to 11:00



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Refundable damage deposit

A damage deposit of GBP 20 is required on arrival. This will be collected as a cash payment. You should be reimbursed on check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full in cash, subject to an inspection of the property.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children are not allowed.

Cot and extra bed policies

Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


When booking more than 3 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Mastercard Visa Solo Cash is not accepted New Union accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Please note a number of the hotel rooms are above the bar so noise may be heard whilst the bar is open.

Please be advised that the hotel is above a nightclub so guests may experience noise

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.

Please inform New Union in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

This property may host on-site functions and some rooms may be affected by noise.

This property is located in a busy area and guests may experience noise.

A damage deposit of GBP 20 is required on arrival. This will be collected as a cash payment. You should be reimbursed on check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full in cash, subject to an inspection of the property.

FAQs about New Union

  • The prices at New Union may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • New Union is 650 yards from the centre of Manchester. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Check-in at New Union is from 14:00, and check-out is until 11:00.

  • New Union offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Billiards
    • Games room
    • Karaoke
    • Darts
    • Evening entertainment
    • Walking tours
    • Nightclub/DJ
    • Live music/performance
    • Entertainment staff
    • Stand-up comedy
    • Happy hour

  • Room options at New Union include:

    • Double
    • Quadruple
    • Triple
    • Suite