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Britannia Country House Hotel & Spa
Ranked #90 of 118 Hotels in Manchester
uk
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Avoid at all costs”
Reviewed October 1, 2008

Stayed at this hotel for one night and could not wait to leave.
Rooms were horrible and unbelievably dirty with hairs in the bed , stains on bedclothes and flies and insects all over the bathroom.
Service in the restaurant was ill mannered with very rude waiters and the food was extremely poor.
Don't make the same mistake we did , book somewhere else!

  • Liked — nothing
  • Disliked — dirty rooms
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank claudio10
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manchester
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 14, 2008

we booked our wedding at the brittania didsbury, could not fault anything. the staff were excellent and the food was beautiful. made us feel so welcome and couldnt do enough for us. would highly reccommend this hotel to anyone. the guest of the wedding party could not find fault.

  • Liked — food
  • Disliked — nothing bad to say
  • Stayed August 2008
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1 Thank 2veryhapycustomers
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
83 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed September 11, 2008

I was dreading my over night stay at this hotel after reading the reviews on Trip Advisor, but it honestly wasn't that bad!

I was staying with a hen party and everything about the hotel was fine, don't get me wrong nothing was great, but fine.

I felt that over the entire hotel needed a good clean but this was my only fault.

In fact this hotel was extremely busy whilst I stayed here, with 3 weddings at the hotel!!! And not a single free seat in the bar area! You only get what you pay for and for a cheap one nights stay it was fine.

  • Stayed September 2008
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1 Thank parkyy2k2016
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Nottingham
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed August 26, 2008

Booked one nights stay and car parking for two weeks through Holiday Extras. Hotel looked good from the outside but very busy when we arrived so had to park for away from entrance. As we got near the hotel, noticed a lot of teenagers running arond drunk. Place was like a youth centre inside. Loads of drunk kids chasing around the corridors, glasses and litter everywhere (including a pair of girls pants). Now for the room; It was disgusting. I am no snob and have slept in some average hotels but this place took the gold medal for grime. Our bed had been moved to accomodate the bunk bed for my daughter which exposed years of dust and filth. Place hasnt seen a hoover or polish for months. Fortunatley we were on an early flight so didnt sample breakfast. Car was still there when we returned which was a miracle by the sounds of it. Never again......

  • Liked — Leaving
  • Disliked — Arriving
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with family
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6 Thank wozzermatter
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Devon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed July 17, 2008

The room I was allocated was tiny and was in the process of being refurbished and badly in need of it! The bedding was totally inadequate and I spent the whole night very cold. a single thin blanket and old thin bedspread. The single bed was much more reminiscent of a pebble beach than anything conducive to sleeping so I hardly slept all night. Every time I did doze off I would wake up a little while later cold and feeling bruised by the springs in the mattress. It took three days for the bruised feeling to go.

However, the worst aspect of the room was the lack of cleanliness. The bathroom in particular was very dirty. He toilet pan was spotted with stale urine, the bath had spots of mould growing on it, there was dust, hair, bits of broken glass, cellophane, foil etc., around the edges and on the skirting board. The top of the toilet cistern and the top of the toilet roll holder were also very dirty. There was no soap, only a small shower gel. Also, no bath mat so i had to use my hand towle to stand on. There was no way I was going to stand on the floor with bare feet! I felt dirtier after the shower than I had felt before. The whole room smelled very bad. Yuk!

  • Liked — Getting out of the place without an infectious disease (I hope!)
  • Disliked — The bed and the dirt everywhere, also the smell
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled on business
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6 Thank JodieDevon
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cumbria
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed July 7, 2008

my self and three friends booked into this hotel for one nite plus parking . we parked on the wed at 20.30 on 25.6.08 . we had a wlk up to the nearesr village and on passing the car on the way out we noticed 8 that had been broken into. not giving us much confidence but at that time not a lot we could do about it. we also ordered a early morning call and booked the bus to the airport on the 7 am bus that turned up and chaos happened the list that the driver had did not tally with the people that were there we had booked for 2 rooms four people and were told that only one person was booked on the bus. then a mini bus turned up taking people to the airport we had to get that. upon returning 4 days later i we noticed that the passenger side window had been broken and the locked had been broken the window had been taped up. we then went to the hotel to find out more the duty manager didnt know anything about it was very unhelpfull when asked when it happended she didnt know and was not concerned at all we asked for thr cctv but was told she could not get into it. she did phone the police and we wer given breakfast while we waited for autoglass to arrive so we could carry on with our 3 hour drive home. do not stay at this hotel very poor

  • Liked — nothing
  • Disliked — poor parking poor staff
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled with friends
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5 Thank shauncumbria
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wandering welshman
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed June 22, 2008

Booked this hotel for 7 nights parking and an overnight stay prior to a weeks holiday , what a mistake. The hotel is filthy and in need of a total refit , rooms are shabby at best, un hoovered and dusty, obviously not cleaned , this hotel is nothing more than a car park for people flying from Manchester.

  • Liked — nothing
  • Disliked — hygene
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled as a couple
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6 Thank gaz9032
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Property: Britannia Country House Hotel & Spa
Address: Palatine Road | Didsbury, Manchester M20 2WG, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Greater Manchester > Manchester
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Spa Hotel in Manchester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Britannia Country House Hotel & Spa 3*
Number of rooms: 255
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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