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The Britannia Nottingham Hotel
Ranked #43 of 49 Hotels in Nottingham
Newcastle, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Your Stay Is What You Make It We Had A Great Stay!”
Reviewed August 14, 2013

My friend and I stayed at the Britannia at the end of July on a coach trip. I have to say I read the reviews after I booked the city break and was a bit like 'uohhh'. But the price we paid was amazing and the location of the hotel was great Tesco was round the corner and we were right next to the shops and bars. Yes the hotel looks dated but you’re not going to get a hotel with gardens etc... when you’re in the middle of a city and you’re not paying for the Hilton. You get what you pay for.

The room was large and yes the furniture was a bit dated but it served its purpose. It was clean, smelt fresh, the beds were comfy and the bathroom was clean. After all we only used our room to sleep in so it suited us fine as we were out shopping all day. We were on the 5th floor and had a view of the castle and other buildings in the city centre. The 99p bar was fab. The bar staff Dean and Bobby couldn't be more helpful and created entertained for everyone along with the quiz/bingo man.

We had 2 evening meals and 2 breakfast included in our package and there was always something for everyone. The breakfast sorted our hangover right out and the evening meal was at a reasonable time. Ian the chef was very friendly and produced a variety of excellent food and the rest of the staff couldn’t have been any more helpful.... Apart from management could arrange to have the second lift fixed, we could walk the stairs so we did (with cases etc...) but there were lots of people there who couldn’t and this was a big inconvenience to them as they were waiting along time (apparently it had been like that for weeks).

At the end of the day you get what you pay for and your stay is what you make it. We met some lovely people on our coach trip and we had a great stay. We would certainly do this again and I would recommend this hotel to anyone looking for somewhere cheap to stay that is very close to the shops and bars.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 14, 2013

Back again a year later and the same old story. Reception more interested in the computer than the customer, room OK but in need of a makeover, especially the bathroom where the tiles were hanging off, the restaurant was less sticky this time but still had a dingy feel about it and the tea in the urn was disgusting which is a shame as there was a terrific selection of speciality teas and I would happily have used a breakfast tea bag with hot water rather than the made up undrinkable concoction in the urn. However, all that said the location is excellent and that is what drags it up to three star for me (just). Don't forget to ask for a breakfast voucher and a car park voucher as they give discounts but you have to prise that out of the reception staff as they are not offered willingly.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 10, 2013

The hotel is pretty good for a budget one, but not perfect. The location is the number one attraction; it's really central. Buses are great but you can walk to anywhere in the city centre very soon. Cars are less well catered for: there's lots of mid-priced multi-storey parking, but nowhere to comfortably load and unload.

The rooms seem to vary in size (and smell of smoke) quite a lot. But they aren't bad, always feeling quite cosy. There are (empty) minibars in some. TVs are small. There are trouser presses and hair dryers and nice old-fashioned toiletries. Breakfast and late-night bar are old-fashioned but completely acceptable and something you just won't find at the local Travelodges.

Staff are not massively helpful if there's a problem with cleaning for example. And they have been known to overbook and "lose" bookings. (I've several friends who regularly use this hotel because of the location and keen pricing.) So I'd strongly recommend turning up in plenty of time to make alternative arrangements just in case.

Look out for special offers on their website from time to time, and book far in advance to get the best deals.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 5, 2013

Hotel enterance is a bit on a side street so make sure you check on Google Maps before where to go.

Room was very clean and bed was comfortable. Plenty of room to walk around and to store clothes, etc.

Only fault with room was the bath - the plug got stuck in it! Give me the fright of my life!

I would also watch out as a sign says you can't bring in outside food into your rooms - although I managed to sneek in a Chicken Korma from down the road (the disgusting korma is another story!).

I would fully recomend this hotel to anyone looking for a cheap stay in Nottingham.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Runcorn, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed August 5, 2013

the hotel overall needed a good clean, our room was dirty, no aircon.
Although the food and taff were very good the restaurant was very tired looking but cleaner than our room, it could do with a through clean and modernization programme introduced.
I would not recommend to anyone never mind a friend.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 5, 2013

We stayed here in July for our daughter's graduation. Booked this one as other hotels were full.
It was rather like stepping into the filming set for something like a seventies cop show.

Same as many other comments. Rooms were unbearably hot, aircon noisy and useless, our bath was still dirty from previous occupant and I had to remove a plug of their hair from the plughole. I removed the bedding upon leaving (trying to help the cleaning staff by leaving it at the end of the bed ready for laundering) only to find we'd been sleeping on a really horribly stained mattress. (I took photos as I was sure nobody would believe me how bad it was.)

The carpet near the bed was sticky underfoot and threadbare and either needed a deep clean or replacement. The towels and bedlinen were clean, but not much else was.
Toilet flushing sounded like a foghorn.

Noisy location near busy road and pub below window. Whole hotel needs refurbishing.
The restaurant was the only reasonable experience here.

I would never stay here again.

Room Tip: Find another hotel... Sorry, it was that bad. If you really have to book here, ask for a lower floor...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Derbyshire, UK
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

This has to be the worst hotel I have ever stayed in and I have to confess that I thought about drink driving to get home to a clean bed! The corridors stunk of cigarette smoke. Loud music being played within other rooms. Carpet stuck down with gaffer tape! Felt like student accommodation. Was horrendous. List of defects found in the room too long to list here. My advice would be avoid at all costs. This hotel is clearly for people who want just a bed for the night after a night getting wasted in notts. no frills is an understatement!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Britannia Nottingham Hotel
Address: 1 St. James's Street, Nottingham NG1 6BN, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Nottinghamshire > Nottingham
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #43 of 49 Hotels in Nottingham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Britannia Nottingham Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 166
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This purpose built hotel is situated near to Nottingham Castle, Trent Bridge Cricket Ground, Victoria Shopping Centre and the Nottingham City business district, making it an ideal location for both business and pleasure. Nottingham is also renowned for its vibrant and popular nightlife and this hotel is a short walk to all the popular bars and cafes. ... more   less 
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