When booking a night in the Britannia Hotel I had high hopes of a special type of service and, particularly, quality of room.
We found the room to be very, very poor indeed. There was very little space within the room and it appeared 'tired'. The television was ancient with very limited channels on offer and the walls were very dirty with even one wall sporting a rather large amount of phlegm (yes, phlegm!)
I spoke to reception who didn't seem overly shocked or concerned about what I'd found and informed me, in an almost blasé fashion, that they would ensure it would be cleaned up.
They did do what they said they would but my overriding memory will be that a hotel with such a grand exterior and expensive reservation fees had failed miserably by their nonchalant manner when I'd mentioned what I'd discovered in our room.
Also, the hotel has a cheap deal with a local car park...except that its about 5-10 minutes walk away which isn't ideal when you're carrying luggage. We ended up paying £18 for overnight parking at the nearby NCP so it may be a good idea to consider public transport if you stay here and you don't fancy the walk.
On the plus side, the location is good as it is quite central and access to bars, restaurants, shops, etc is easy.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Britannia Hotel Manchester offers great value accommodation in a fantastic Manchester city centre location. The hotel is located in one of Manchester's premier architectural buildings and is grade II listed with outstanding details, such as balconied stairway throughout the building. This Manchester Hotel has two lively bars, where you can dance the night away or have a quiet drink. Jenny's restaurant serves a varied selection of Britain's favourite dishes, whilst the Overstuffed Pizzeria offers freshly cooked pizzas and pastas. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Britannia Hotel Manchester
- Manchester Britannia Hotel