$56 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Dec 28, 2014 Check-out: Dec 29, 2014

Britannia Hotel Manchester City Centre

3 stars
Portland Street, Manchester, Manchester, M1 3LA
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
2.9
out of 5
102 reviews
Amazing hotel for the price

Brilliant location, comfy beds, room had everything you needed. See full review

  • Nickname1234
  • Feb 17, 2014
hotel stay

the room was very large and comfortable bathroom a good size i would stay there again See full review

  • stuatmacc
  • Jan 26, 2014
Central location makes grand hotel a standout in downtown Manchester
Centrally located, the Britannia Manchester hotel is an excellent choice for sightseeing and business travel in this vibrant city. Public transit and major motorways are equally accessible from here. The architecturally significant building features grand details like a balconied staircase as well as modern upgrades like Wi-Fi Internet access throughout the hotel. Jenny's Restaurant and Bar and the Overstuffed Pizzeria serve lunch and dinner daily. Two popular bars at the Britannia Manchester are both open until the early hours of the morning.
Highlights
  • Super saver rooms, without windows, are an affordable option
  • A quick, five-minute walk from Piccadilly Station
  • Near the G-Mex Exhibition Centre
Rooms
Britannia Manchester rooms are comfortable and nicely decorated with classic furniture and understated colors. Choose a saver room, without windows, for an economical stay. Complimentary coffee and tea facilities, daily newspaper and television are standard in all rooms, including the saver room. Upgrade to a superior room for a spa bath and an in-suite lounge area. Wi-Fi Internet access is available in all rooms.
Features
The impressive and historically significant S & J Watts building has been home to the Britannia Manchester hotel since 1982. Located in the heart of Manchester, guests can walk, catch a train at nearby Piccadilly train station, or hail a cab to many area attractions. Spend the day exploring the Lowry, or learn about the industrial past of Manchester at the Museum of Science and Industry. Sports are serious business in the area, so make time to see a cricket match or football game. Two restaurants at the Britannia Manchester offer hearty meals throughout the day. Jenny's serves a buffet breakfast, and lunch daily. The Overstuffed Pizzeria is open for lunch and dinner. The quiet Crompton's Bar and vibrant Waves Bar are both popular destinations with locals. Elegant meeting and conference spaces are available with high tech equipment and Wi-Fi Internet access.
Transportation
  • Piccadilly Station (0.3 mi/0.5 km)
  • Manchester Airport (8 mi/13 km)
Attractions
  • Chinese Arts Center (0.5 mi/1 km)
  • Royal Exchange Theatre (0.5 mi/1 km)
  • Museum of Science and Industry (1 mi/2 km)
  • Lowry (3 mi/5 km)
Business
  • Elegant meeting rooms and conference space available
  • Wi-Fi Internet access throughout the premises
Policies and fees
Pet policy as follows: Cats and dogs are allowed at a cost of 10GBP per pet, per night. Other pets are allowed upon request Please note: In line with other hotel chains as of the September 30, 2010, all credit/debit cards used to settle accounts at all hotels will have a 2GBP admin charge added.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

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Britannia Hotel Manchester City Centre Rooms

Economy Double Room
This tastefully decorated internal room is en-suite with one double bed and includes individual heat and air conditioning controls, TV, hairdryer, trouser press and tea and coffee making facilities. Please note that this is an internal room and has no window.
Standard Double Room
This tastefully decorated room is en-suite with one double bed and includes individual heat and air conditioning controls, TV, hairdryer, trouser press and tea and coffee making facilities.
Standard Twin Room
This tastefully decorated room is en-suite with two single beds and includes individual heat and air conditioning controls, TV, hairdryer, trouser press and tea and coffee making facilities.
Single Room
This tastefully decorated room is en-suite with one single bed and includes individual heat and air conditioning controls, TV, hairdryer, trouser press and tea and coffee making facilities.
Economy Twin Room
This tastefully decorated internal room is en-suite with two single beds and includes individual heat and air conditioning controls, TV, hairdryer, trouser press and tea and coffee making facilities. Please note that this is an internal room and has no window.
Superior Suite
This spacious Suite features a large seating area, with en-suite facilities and one double bed. Some Suites feature a four poster bed. The room has individual heat and air conditioning controls, TV, hairdryer, trouser press and tea and coffee making facilities.

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Laundry service
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Internet
Free internet
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Service dogs allowed

Nearby points of interest

  • Piccadilly Gardens: 0.1 mi
  • Canal Street: 0.2 mi
  • Piccadilly Tower: 0.2 mi
  • Manchester Chinatown: 0.2 mi
  • Alan Turing Memorial: 0.3 mi
  • Craft Centre: 0.3 mi
  • Sackville Street: 0.3 mi
  • Manchester Art Gallery: 0.3 mi
  • Arndale: 0.3 mi
  • Chinese Arts Centre: 0.3 mi
  • Band on the Wall: 0.3 mi
  • Town Hall: 0.4 mi
  • Manchester King Street: 0.4 mi
  • Albert Square: 0.4 mi
  • Royal Exchange Theatre: 0.4 mi
  • Piccadilly Gardens: 0.1 mi
  • Canal Street: 0.2 mi
  • Piccadilly Tower: 0.2 mi
  • Manchester Chinatown: 0.2 mi
  • Alan Turing Memorial: 0.3 mi
  • Craft Centre: 0.3 mi
  • Sackville Street: 0.3 mi
  • Manchester Art Gallery: 0.3 mi
  • Arndale: 0.3 mi
  • Chinese Arts Centre: 0.3 mi
  • Band on the Wall: 0.3 mi
  • Town Hall: 0.4 mi
  • Manchester King Street: 0.4 mi
  • Albert Square: 0.4 mi
  • Royal Exchange Theatre: 0.4 mi
  • Manchester Wheel: 0.4 mi
  • Printworks: 0.4 mi
  • Exchange Square: 0.4 mi
  • Palace Theatre: 0.4 mi
  • St Anns Church: 0.4 mi
  • Urbis: 0.4 mi
  • Triangle: 0.4 mi
  • Cornerhouse: 0.5 mi
  • Manchester Cathedral: 0.5 mi
  • Free Trade Hall: 0.5 mi
  • Dancehouse Theatre: 0.6 mi
  • Bridgewater Hall: 0.6 mi
  • Green Building: 0.6 mi
  • Manchester International Convention Centre: 0.6 mi
  • Manchester Arena: 0.6 mi
  • M.E.N. Arena: 0.6 mi
  • Opera House: 0.7 mi
  • Beetham Tower: 0.7 mi
  • Mamucium: 0.7 mi
  • Peoples History Museum: 0.7 mi
  • Manchester Aquatics Centre: 0.8 mi
  • Granada Studios: 0.9 mi
  • Museum of Science and Industry: 0.9 mi
  • Manchester Apollo: 0.9 mi
  • Manchester Museum: 1 mi
  • Jewish Museum: 1.1 mi
  • Contact Theatre: 1.2 mi
  • National Squash Centre: 1.4 mi
  • Manchester Academy: 1.4 mi
  • Whitworth Art Gallery: 1.4 mi

Dining

Bars
With a choice of bars, enjoy the quiet atmosphere of Cromptons Bar for our residents or the popular and vibrant Bar Rogue, open until late for residents and non-residents alike.
Jenny's Traditional English Restaurant
With its excellent, value for money, 3-course Carvery Lunch and Dinner
The Overstuffed Pizzeria
Offering a varied selection of Italian Dishes and lighter meals in bright and airy surroundings
Spice Restaurant - Authentic Indian Cuisine
Spice brings delicious and authentic Indian cuisine to the Britannia Hotel Manchester. Choose from an amazing selection of dishes made with the finest ingredients, all at fantastic value.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (102)

Ratings and reviews for Britannia Hotel Manchester City Centre

Overall score

2.9 / 5
5.01.0
102 out of 102
Amenities:
2.9
Room cleanliness:
3.2
Hotel staff:
3.1
Room comfort:
2.7
Location:
4.4
Value:
3.1

58% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
OldBoy
Business
Southampton
May 4, 2013

Good Value but Variable Quality

Great location, helpful staff, excellent breakfast but very variable rooms. I've had good and bad experiences. I paid a cheap price so I didn't expect much, its good value but I wouldn't risk it for more than a few nights or pay full price. The hotel is in need of a good makeover, one lift seems permanently out of action. On my last visit I had a poorly lit internal room with a ventilation fan blowing cold air all night and a kettle with a broken lid. I'd recommend with caution.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
ginal
Business
ireland
May 1, 2013

hotel staff

there was a very rude blond haired girl at the desk when we went to check in.but the male staff very good to us ,there was no heating in any part of the hotel and when we asked they sent a small oil heater to our room they said that the heating is turned off in may,we stayed there in april ,so were was the heating?and the food in jennys pizza was rotten and cold cause there was no heating in there as this is in the hotel .

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Britannia Hotel Manchester City Centre

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
smith024
Business
Coventry, UK
Apr 30, 2013

Ideal Manchester spot

Great experience, although the rooms are dated and could do with modernisation they have everything you need and are clean. Hotel staff helpful and friendly. The hotel is in a great location and staff were able to point us in the right direction for cheapest car parking- £8.50 for 24hours if stopping at the hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Britannia Hotel Manchester City Centre

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Vin 1
Business
Blackpool, England
Apr 30, 2013

Vin1

Stayed one night in a budget room but it was good.Did not eat there, so cannot comment. Really handy location in the heart of the city. Clean room and comfortable and staff at reception good at check-in. Hotel lobby and stairway to all floors just had historic charm and character, as did the feel of the place, which we liked. Would return again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Britannia Hotel Manchester City Centre

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JenBo
Business
Leeds
Apr 29, 2013

Cheaper than Travel Lodge etc.

Very nice hotel for a quick stay in Manchester - we only stayed one night, just needed a bed, and it was the cheapest available. The hotel was quiet and furnished well. The room was very clean and the bed comfortable. I have no complaints!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Britannia Hotel Manchester City Centre

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Aging Student
Business
Lancs
Apr 24, 2013

OK at discount price

Ideally located for city centre. Room had no window, furniture and décor very shabby. OK if just need somewhere to sleep and are not too fussy. Glad I only paid about a third of full rate. Would not have been at all happy if I had paid full price.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Britannia Hotel Manchester City Centre

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
kuraikyo
Business
Norway
Apr 11, 2013

Great location but bad beds

Had a great time in Manchester at this hotel for 4 nights. It's pretty cheap, great location, but the beds were hard! I had some problem sleeping. Rooms should be more noise isolated. We could almost hear people talk next to our room.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Britannia Hotel Manchester City Centre

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
OliverFromBerlin
Business
Berlin
Mar 29, 2013

Looks good- is bad

The hotel looks beautiful and gives you an idea of past splendor. Unfortunately this first impression is by no means matched by the experience of the stay. Some examples: -Room without window; you get a window through an additional fare, which by the way was not airtight- freezing cold! -In six days maid did barely clean, left us without toylet paper and did not take the trash out. -Extremely loud! Bot from the street and from the inside through loud guests and paper thin doors and walls. Highlights were fighting couples, firealarm, and students on excursion running back and forth until 3 at night. I could go on, but do not want to waste any more time on this negative experience. Fortunately it is over.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Britannia Hotel Manchester City Centre

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
kevkev
Business
HK
Feb 27, 2013

nice location but hotel is old

very city center, but hotel is old, lift is slow...bath water not so warm enough in cold weather...

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Britannia Hotel Manchester City Centre

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Dancing Queen
Business
Manchester
Feb 5, 2013

Birthday Sleepover

A perfect hotel situated close to the Northern Quarter where I had spent my birthday dancing the night away.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Copacabana's

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