I booked this hotel before I had read the reviews and wondered if I should have cancelled but my experience wasn't too bad - though it started badly.
This is NOT an airport hotel and so should be renamed as it is misleading - it is quite some distance away from the airport.
My bad start occurred through waiting for the hotel's airport shuttle - I was using Manchester Airport for the first time and had an overnight stay between flights. As there was nothing on the hotel's website to indicate where I could pick up the shuttle, I rang and got directions - and waited where I had been told, in the rain, before taking a taxi. To their credit, the reception staff then did not charge me for cost of the return trip the following morning and apologised for the mix up. Mind you, the shuttle which was supposed to leave at 5.45am (told to be down 10 minutes prior which is really quite early in the morning) finally took off just after 6.00am - felt that was really sloppy service.
However, after that, things were OK - the room was reasonable size, everything was clean and fresh and my wake up call came through on time.
Would I stay there again - probably, though I would prefer not to have to fly through Manchester at all - found the airport really ghastly, just one notch above Heathrow. Why are British Airports just so bad?
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Perfect for leisure and business travellers alike, The Britannia Manchester Airport Hotel is a modern hotel situated only 3 miles from Manchester Airport with a shuttle bus in operation 24 hours a day. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Britannia Airport Hotel, South Manchester Hotel Manchester