Well, I booked through [--] who assured me (after the fact) that the 3*** rating awarded to this monstrosity is the 'official' status and NOT of their own making. Not according to the hotel however and at least the manager I spoke with at the Britannia gets 5***** for his honesty. Having spent two nights in a room that would not have seemed out of place in The Shining or Vacancy, i decided I could take no more. I spoke with the duty manager stating that I did not feel the standard of my room (the groaning springs in the bed were an especially nice touch) was befitting of a 3*** rated hotel. Without a flicker he stated 'We don't have any stars'. Eh?What?Where?How?Who?...I was confused, distinctly remembering the website. 'No' he reiterated 'the chain won't pay for a rating'. And probably would not get one even if i would, i mused. Anyway, it's cheap, it's slap bang in the centre of things in the city centre and so long as you don't mind a room that you can't wait to get out of, then go for the Britannia....just don't trust a star rating if you see one. Because like style, class and comfort, this hotel aint got any!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Britannia Hotel Birmingham is situated in the very heart of Birmingham city centre. The famous Bullring shopping mall is within walking distance and Primark and other high street stores are right next door to the hotel. The hotel's 214 en-suite bedrooms are tastefully furnished, all with tea and coffee making facilities, ideal for cost effective city centre accommodation. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Birmingham Britannia Hotel