Immediately after booking I was regretting it. I mean, at £24 for a single room with bathroom you fear the worst. However overall I was pleasantly surprised. Check-in was not particularly friendly (it was probably night staff but that's no excuse) and with two huge signs, one saying there was a £2 credit card supplement and the other with a vaguely Stalinist edict that you can't bring in any food or drink. I thought that sort of stuff went out with Blackpool landladies. Presumably you can't bring in cannabis either, but that obviously didn't stop someone whose room I passed. However otherwise I have few complaints. The morning staff were much better.
In many hotels the pleasantly quiet single room without a view would have contained a double bed. It was big enough, and the bathroom was nicely fitted and clean with a large bath which was very welcome after a hot day. Sheets were clean, and I prefer a light carpet which shows a few inevitable small stains to a dark one which could conceal who knows what.
I carry my own WiFi so can't comment on that, but I have to say the ancient TV with only 5 working channels was something of a throwback. Even tiny guest houses have cheap flat screen TV's or at least a Freeview box these days. Fortunately I was too tired to care.
I didn't eat there. Breakfast costs only £5 if you book the night before, but there is a Wetherspoons across the road where a full English will set you back only £3.50 including decent coffee if you don't mind the rather sad sight of ageing men drinking pints of beer at 7am.
I suppose the hotel is looking a bit faded, but not excessively so, and it has quite an impressive exterior. I work for myself and don't have the luxury of charging other people expenses, so If I need to stay somewhere near Birmingham again, I will check if there is a reasonably priced room available here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Britannia Wolverhampton Hotel is a stylish Victorian building situated in the city centre. It is conveniently based just five minutes walk from St Georges Metro Station and is perfect for those visiting Wolverhampton University or the Mander Shopping centre. For fans of the theatre, the hotel is next to the Wolverhampton's Grand Theatre. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Wolverhampton Britannia Hotel
- Britannia Hotel Wolverhampton England