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Britannia Manchester Hotel
Ranked #93 of 120 Hotels in Manchester
Reviewed 14 August 2014

My boyfriend and I chose this hotel based on it's location, and in that respect it was just perfect for us. The hotel is very impressive with it's chandelier and beautiful open ornate staircase.

Just 3 down points, the lifts were very slow. The bath towels were more like hand towels, too small.

Also, we had a guide dog with us, (this was noted on our booking so should not have come as a surprise to anyone) as my partner is partially sighted, the girl on check in wanted to charge us a £50 deposit and a £10 fee for the dog!

I REFUSED, told her this was illegal, and discriminatory against disabled. She disappeared through the back, to consult with a manager, came back, said absolutely nothing more about it, no apology, no "yes madam, you are correct", and handed us our room key.

2 days later, on day of departure we received a call very early in the morning to tell us that we had not yet paid and could we do so before we left! Totally unnecessary, as we would of course have paid on check out, and it was not our fault that payment was not taken on check in, due to her confusion.

However, the hotel was satisfactory in every other way. Would I stay again? yes, definitely.

The weekend we stayed was when the hotel was hosting the SPARKLE Transgender weekend, which made for interesting people watching.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 August 2014

We have just spent 2 nights with majestic coaches from teignmouth in devon at the Britannia hotel Manchester
Firstly I want to stress that there are over 500 rooms at this hotel and yes some rooms don't have windows
However our stay was excellent very friendly staff to welcome you on arrival
Very nice bars to drink the evenings away again lovely staff
Then not forgetting the restaurant the welcome was fabulous, The food very tasty a special mention in the restaurant must go to Greg who's smile and friendly welcome lights up the dinning room whatever the weather.
Don't be put off by the bad reviews like we we're go and judge for yourself
We will definitely be booking to go back thank you to all at Britannia you rule xx

Room Tip: Mention when booking that you don't want a room without a window xx
  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Gary J
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Reviewed 13 August 2014

Despite some poor reviews we booked this hotel for an overnight stay and we're delighted that we had.It was ideal for our needs being well placed for seeing the museums and visiting the city.Our room was comfy and clean giving us a great nights sleep.Very friendly staff.Beautiful central staircase.

Stayed: August 2014, travelled with friends
Thank jscoates
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Reviewed 13 August 2014

dated old fixtures,furniture and decoration. Small noisy claustrophbic rooms. Bizzarre chintzy old fashioned pictures and ornaments. Superficially clean but stained and old carpets. Terrible place.i had to be moved 3 times due to noise and i couldnt wait to leave the next day.

Room Tip: dont stay here but if you do ask for a lower floor.
  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 12 August 2014 via mobile

I have stayed one night there without booking, and it cost to me 75 euros for a single bedroom and without windows. It was very hot the air conditioning was not working well neither. Location is great though as well as the service. If you find your self there ask a room with windows

Stayed: August 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 11 August 2014

BAD- load bellowing music till 4am, drunken idiots in the bars, windows filthy, ridiculously hot and no air con, hole in bathroom door.
OK- fairly clean
GOOD- nice hallway, but that's not much use really

Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
1  Thank Charlotte B
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Reviewed 11 August 2014

Booked here because it looked amazing on the photos - never judge a hotel by the photos!
Got an offer on an EXECUTIVE double for mine and my partners anniversary... GREAT! Day before he proposed to me so it was our anniversary and engagement night away! FAB!

Got there - checked in - room was shabby. Not even worth £30. Ceiling had lots of disgusting watermarks all over it. Carpet was coming away by the bathroom. ONE medium sized towel and two hand towels between the two of us. A large damp patch and damaged carpet by the window. The windows were so badly covered with bird poo that we could barely see out of them. The wallpaper was torn and scuffed across most of the room... The list goes on!

When he complained the next morning the manager offered 10% back to us. Not good enough. Would have got a cleaner room in Ibis Budget!

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Britannia Manchester Hotel

Address: 35 Portland Street, Manchester M1 3LA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Greater Manchester > Manchester
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #93 of 120 Hotels in Manchester
Price Range: £43 - £179 (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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