We know that going back to work can feel like a slog after the Christmas holidays. If you are already reminiscing over good times spent on your sofa with wine and mince pies, fear not, because – believe it or not – January doesn’t need to be all doom and gloom.

It might only be the third of the month, but we’ve already been busy looking for a way to combat the January blues.

After all, one of the best ways to get back into the swing of things is to plan little treats to look forward to – and a city break offers just that.

Sound good? Then treat yourself to a short stay at one of Manchester’s most luxurious boutique hotels – Great John Street, a converted old Victorian schoolhouse in Castlefield.

They’ll make sure you’ve got plenty of energy to get the most out of your January sale shopping with a stunning central location and plenty of pampering included in their New Year deal.

The luxury hotel’s January blues-busting offer combines a night’s stay in one of their comfy duplex rooms, a full cooked breakfast the following morning and a sumptuous afternoon tea, all for the price of £175 – a saving of over £75 on the standard rate.

Check in for a night of revitalisation, starting with a long luxurious bath followed by cocktails on the south-facing rooftop playground terrace – which takes its name from its former use as the boys playground.

Here you can enjoy wonderful views that extend over the city from underneath the heated veranda, before venturing out to explore the surrounding Castlefield area – home to a wealth of brilliant bars, restaurants and theatres.

You can take your afternoon tea – which includes plenty of sweet and savoury treats and as much tea or coffee as you like – either on arrival or on the day of departure. Opt to sit on the rooftop under the heated veranda, or tuck away in your room with a good movie – the choice is yours.

So kick back, relax, and enjoy a spot of pampering. After all, you deserve it – and January is what you make it.

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