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Britannia Manchester Hotel
Ranked #95 of 121 Hotels in Manchester
Reviewed 26 January 2014 via mobile

Just returned today from one nights stay here, stopped on 5th floor, with a sort of window, its a good job my husbands 6ft 4" to open, or wouldn't of had any fresh air. Toilet didn't flush, shower wasn't a shower just a trickle in mid air if you like and the breakfast has to the worst breakfast buffet we have ever been presented with. No tea coffee left at 9.30 when serves till 10.30, and the small selection of food, i wouldn't of given an animal it was that poor. Fire alarm was triggered at 3am meaning guests exiting their rooms only not find a member of staff on a few occasions within the space of half hour to find out if we had to evacuate or stay put! Clearly false alarm. Wouldn't stop here again, but if people wished to stop close by to the centre, and pay extra for a window room.....excluding breakfast then its the place for a cheap night to put your head down.

Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 January 2014

I live in the area dan always when we have friends over they stay at this lovely hotel.
it is great value for money and the staff are all very friendly.
yes, it might need a bit of a refurb, but who has money for that in this time and crisis!
i thin they do great hang in there for a couple more year and then splash out on some new decor! nothing that needs doing right away! :)

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 January 2014

Pokey little room that smelt funny, 'double bed' barely big enough for one person. Can hear every word of all the rooms around us. The banging from above you thought the roof was going to cave in. Our window was broken and wouldn't shut. The noise from clubs below went on til 3am then there was the screeching and shouting of people at chucking out time. And then the fire alarm went off FOUR TIMES!! You could smell smoking but clearly the staff could not put their finger on this. Crappy hotel and not even worth the £50 last minute deal we paid.

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Reviewed 25 January 2014

Stayed here for three nights with work. And really not the best hotel. It's clean and comfortable, but that's about it. Basically it's a party hotel, lots of drunks, lots of shouting. It's tatty, tired and cheap. The walls are scuffed, the carpet is thread bear, the door to the bathroom was broken, there's mold in the bathroom and on the single glazed windows, the list goes on...
Also there's a night club in the basement, I was on the 5th floor and would still here it, along with all the road noise.
If you want cheap in a good location this hotel is OK, but if you want quality don't bother!

Room Tip: Just go as high as you can, at the back. It's the only way you'll get a nights sleep at the...
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 20 January 2014

A one night stay in between Christmas and New Year with friends - secured on a wowcher deal but after reading the many poor reviews expected the worst! On arrival we were given a 4 poster room on the 3rd floor and have to say it was better than we dared hope for. Make no mistake that with investment this could be a nice hotel however the investment is definitely missing! Don't build your holes up and it might be OK but don't expect a good breakfast as the best bit is the undercooked toast!

Room Tip: Quiet rooms are available but don't expect too much!
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank PhilLDarwen
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Reviewed 20 January 2014

Don't understand some of the bad reviews on here at all. Me and my boyfriend came here for our anniversary and I absolutely adored the interior of the hotel.
We were seen to quickly and the room was basic and dated but it was clean and had a homely feel to it with an en suite.
The bar area downstairs was really nice and not too expensive and I enjoyed the breakfast in the morning.
My only complaint is that the music from the clubs very close to the hotel was very loud and on until the early hours of the morning.
Other than that, I loved my stay here.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Leanne S
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Reviewed 20 January 2014

Good city centre hotel within easy reach of Manchester Piccadilly station and all metro links. Very helpful staff and a comfortable room.

A bit noisy due to Club in basement (we were on 5th floor!!) and an outbreak of hen nights!!!...however stay in a city centre venue on a Saturday night and this has to be expected.

Overall good hotel and would use again.

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Additional Information about Britannia Manchester Hotel

Address: Portland Street, Manchester M1 3LA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Greater Manchester > Manchester
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #95 of 121 Hotels in Manchester
Price Range: £38 - £145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Britannia Manchester Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 363
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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