We were advised by the travel Agent that this was a highly recommended hotel and booked in. After reading some of the comments on Trip advisor afterwards I thought we had made the wrong decision but as it was only for one night we thought that no matter what we could manage. My main concern was what state the car would be in when we returned as reading many of the reviews, returning to damaged cars seemed to be an issue.
However, when we arrived at 8pm we were very pleasantly surpirsed. We had no problem parking and the car park was well lit. We had a look around the car park to see if any cars were damaged as claimed in many reviews but everything appeared to be OK.
The reception staff were friendly and the only problem we had was getting a seat on the 7am shuttle bus as it was full so we needed to book on for the 6am - which meant an hour less in bed but as we were going on holiday we didn't mind - we could sleep on the plane.
We had booked 2 rooms which were both very large and had jacuzzi baths. The beds and towels were clean. We did decide to eat in the hotel rather than go into town because of the time. We had a choice of a carvery - which we didn't have as it looked as though it had dried out - but was probably OK when it had been first put out, or the room service menu - which we chose. It was OK for the money but I have had better food.
Coming back we had a timetable for the bus but as we arrived at the train station at 10.00am and the next bus wasn't due until 10.55am we decided to get a taxi - which cost £12 but was much less hassle than standing around in the cold. (There are no buses between 9:20am and 10:55am - so there were a lot of people waiting)
When we returned to the Hotel the car was still where we left it and there was no damage.
I am not sure if we were lucky with this hotel or not but I would probably stay there again if need be.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Britannia Country House Hotel & Spa has a wide range of facilities including two restaurants, free parking for up to 600 spaces, free WI-Fi and also has a gym and spa. All rooms have tea and coffee making facilities, in addition to a TV, telephone, suit press and a hairdryer. All bathrooms include both a shower and bath. It is perfectly located for any visit to Manchester, being within a 10 minute drive of Manchester Airport, as well as only 20 minutes' drive away from Manchester City Centre, Manchester United Football Club and the second largest shopping centre in the UK - the Trafford Centre. Getting to the hotel couldn't be much easier, as it is only a 2 minute drive to the M60 motorway. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Britannia Country Manchester
- Britannia Country Hotel