$56 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Dec 7, 2014 Check-out: Dec 8, 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

4
5.01.0
Bobbie
Business
Northwich, Cheshire
Jan 17, 2013

Great central position.

I love this hotel because it's full of character. The Brittania has been very grand in it's day and still has some original features, which include a huge, sweeping staircase that goes up from the ground floor, right to the top of the hotel. Considering that it is central to everything that Manchester has to offer, this hotel is very reasonably priced.

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

Business

Nightlife tip: In Hotel

There is a bar/club/restaurant attached to the hotel. The bar/club is open until after 2pm during the weekend. If you prefer to venture further, there are plenty of bars and restaurants on the same road as the hotel.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
gera
Business
kerry
Dec 30, 2012

xmas at brittannia

at check in not informed of meal times or arrangements hotel taken over by large group of elderly people 7 bus loads could not get anything to eat on xmas eve night was told later in night that i should have pre booked when checking in only food available was in indian restaurant at hotel which i dont eat when across road eventually and got a takeaway xmas day lunch very average if i knew it would have been full of bus tours would have booked somewhere else had breakfast 3 mornings which was good value for £7 have stayed here on a number of times before great location would stay again but not at xmas

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
shelly jones
Business
Bury, Lancs
Dec 25, 2012

christmas party stay over

we arrived 20 mins before check in time, we had no hold ups and gave us the key to our room, which was very clean, the only grumble was that only one lamp was working in the room which made it a bit gloomy, apart from that the beds were very comfortable and we had a pleasant stay

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

Business

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Review of Britannia Hotel Manchester City Centre

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
alex111
Business
Ukraine
Dec 14, 2012

Not bad

This hotel has a beautifull interrier but rooms are not comfort. It is not bad hotel but for one night. I was travelling through the UK and I was walking in Manchester till late evening. And I didn't spend a lot of time at this hotel. Location is very good.

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

Business

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Review of Britannia Hotel Manchester City Centre

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
bernikins
Business
lancs
Nov 29, 2012

Brit

One lamp in room not working. Remote not working. Room cold - there was no heating till 6pm. Not be usung this hotel again.

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

Business

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Review of Britannia Hotel Manchester City Centre

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Shakinj
Business
Liverpool
Nov 24, 2012

Birthday Awayday

Staff at reception were friendly and helpful. Everywhere was clean although a bit tired. The room was quite small considering we upgraded to a superior double, an ordinary double must be like a shoe box. The bar staff were happy, cheerful and pleasant. A good nights sleep and all in all a comfortable stay.

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

Business

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Review of Britannia Hotel Manchester City Centre

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
liverpool lass
Business
liverpool
Oct 20, 2012

awful

Was told upgraded to a deluxe room for £10 extra this was an utter joke there was nothing deluxe about any aspect of this hotel. The room was tiny and beyond shabby with broken plug sockets and furniture. The windows were about 8 ft in the air so you couldnt reach to open them made worse by the whole hotel smelling like macaroni cheese!! The service was questionable and we were made to feel like intruders rather than paying guests.

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

Business

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Review of Britannia Hotel Manchester City Centre

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Yorkie Bar Kid
Business
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Oct 5, 2012

Pre Flight Stay

A comfortable hotel which was conveniently located near to Picadilly Railway Station for easy transit to the airport.

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

Business

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Conveniently located for Picadilly Railway Station and opposite the Tourist Information centre.

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Review of Britannia Hotel Manchester City Centre

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
RRBB
Business
Manchester
Oct 1, 2012

Britannia Hotel Manchester

A great entrance, then a disappointment on entering the grotty bedroom and bathroom. Didn't help that there was a noisy air conditioning unit running right outside the window. This place could do with a bit of TLC! I think you could stay somewhere nicer for the price- handy location though.

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

Business

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Review of Britannia Hotel Manchester City Centre

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Casketman
Business
Dublin Ireland
Sep 26, 2012

Your Disco Needs You!

Great hotel and friendly staff. nice area and very safe

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

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Great staff and great comfort

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