Taking my best friend, and some others, on her hen do to Manchester we just needed a cheap hotel to stay at. I chose this hotel because of the price, its location and that we could pay on arrival so I didn't have to bother with asking for the cash beforehand. I was warned when I booked that the rooms were windowless and, as all we needed was somewhere to shower and sleep, this really didn't bother me, however, the lighting in the room was completely inadequate for the size of the room and lack of windows so it wasn't the easiest to do our hair and makeup.
The bathroom was in desperate need of doing up! There was only one small light over the mirror which did little to light up the room adequately, especially once the shower curtain was closed. The laminate board under the sink had come away, was leaning at a very odd angle and looked like it would come away any minute and there were big gaps between the boards on the walls and the ceiling. The whole bathroom looked like something put in during the 60s and never updated since. My usual complaint of the tiniest bath towels ever stands, I could barely wrap it around me and there was no bath mat to put on the floor for getting out of the shower. There was shampoo and lotion in the bathroom which you hardly see in hotels anymore, I'd suggest investing the money in updating the bathrooms than these little touches.
The room was far too hot and, as there were no windows, there was no way of making it any cooler. There was a thermostat on the wall but, whether it was working or not, it was completely broken apart which just looked messy.
The TV was ancient and on a little stand on the floor so it got in the way a bit and there weren't many accessible plugs for plugging in a hair dryer and straighteners.
The bed was comfortable, the room was clean and the staff pleasant.
The location of the hotel was perfect! Right in the centre of Manchester with loads of shops, restaurants, pubs and clubs right on the doorstep; I couldn't think of a better location.
I don't think I'd rush to stay at this hotel, it was fine for what we needed - somewhere to shower and sleep - but I'd have been very disappointed if I'd turned up at this hotel for a weekend away with my boyfriend.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In the heart of the bustling Manchester city centre stands the vibrant and elegant Britannia Sachas Hotel; its fabulous city centre location makes it a superb base whether you are on a business trip or just visiting for pleasure whilst exploring Manchester. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Britannia Sachas Manchester
- Hotel Britannia Sachas