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Britannia Hotel Manchester Airport

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I wasn't expecting much from this hotel, just an inexpensive bed before an early flight, but the hotel was clean, had a decent bar/restaurant, friendly staff and quiet, well equipped rooms. The airport shuttle in the morning was on time and convenient.

The staff was less than enthusiastic, Room was tidy but could have used a deep cleaning. There was hair in the shower.

Room was average, but for one night it was fine. The service was very good, we were tired and they brought our food to the room. The food was very good too. overall, perfect for one night

The hotel was decent overall. My two main issues with it was the lack of house cleaning. We asked the front desk to freshen up the room but they never came. The other issue was ho far it is from downtown Manchester. Its accessible I guess. If you take the number 41 bus it will take you to picadilly. But do not try to walk there by yourself. It is freaking far. It took 25 to 30 min on the bus. The other thing that i just cannot stand about some hotels, No wifi in the room. They have it in the lobby which is sufficient but god, why? Nice place to stay if you are on a budget, just make sure to calculate the 3- 5.40 pounds you will be spending everyday to be getting to the center and back to the hotel.

The hotel was OK, it advertised free shuttle but it was not free for Orbitz clikents, I guess because we get a cheaper price, the wake up call happened one hour before than requested??? it is an OK hotel for the price and well located to get to the airport.

What a nightmare! First off, they ADMIT at the Front Desk that they don't answer the shuttle phone at the airport (I didn't even know if they were still in business!) Second, they have NO marked pick-up spot for the shuttle. Thirdly, the shuttle is SUPPOSED to run every 15 minutes -- it took TWO HOURS to show up. Fourth -- the place is extremely beat up: The "business center" computer is "out of order" as are the two pool tables (torn up felt). Only one elevator (out of 3) is working and THAT doesn't have matched buttons to push for a given floor (NO joke! - push Ground Floor for Third Floor). Fifth -- heat doesn't work in the rooms. Sixth -- "Continental" breakfast is almost non-existent - plan on paying for the full breakfast instead.

Have stayed here 5 times as a "night before flight hotel." This was the worst stay. Staff non-existant when I arrived and not too friendly when they finally showed up. Room was not very clean and TV didn't work. Construction going on and there was an awful chemical smell in the halls and elevators. Will stay again because its convenient, but hope they finish up cleaning up soon!

The carpet was old, torn and patched up with masking tape, which had partly curled up, exposing its sticky surface. Room had low heat, but the staff promply provided portable heater. The room was slightly smelly with suggestion of use of deodorant spray to mask the smell.

Needed a one night stay over at the airport, so it served its purpose at a good price, but not somewhere I would stay longer than late night to early morning. Tiny room, stank of cleaning fluids and chemicals. Don't know about service or staff, only saw the receptionist.

Pretty good hotel for what we paid, the only big downside was the mattress it was very old

Palatine Road Northenden Manchester England

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • 24-hour front desk

Located in Northenden within a 15-minute walk of Wythenshawe Hall, Britannia Hotel Manchester Airport is within a few miles (5 km) of Didsbury Park. This 212-room, 3-star hotel has conveniences like a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and free self parking. It's near the airport and also within a 15-minute drive of Old Trafford and Imperial War Museum North.


Dining

This hotel is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service. Full breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 10:30 AM.


Rooms

Britannia Hotel Manchester Airport's 212 rooms provide coffee makers, free newspapers, and safes. Guests can enjoy WiFi and TVs. Hair dryers and phones are also standard.


Property features

Guests of Britannia Hotel Manchester Airport enjoy free WiFi in public areas, conference space, and wedding services. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle at scheduled times for GBP 6 per person roundtrip. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with dry cleaning or laundry, and answer any questions about the accommodations.

Room options

Standard Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Superior Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Standard Twin Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Britannia Hotel Manchester Airport

Everyone (1) Business (1) Couples (2) Family (1) Other (5) Friends (1)
4

airport hotel

Everyone

By , from Natal on Nov 12, 2016

5

excellent airport hotel

Singles

I wasn't expecting much from this hotel, just an inexpensive bed before an early flight, but the hotel was clean, had a decent bar/restaurant, friendly staff and quiet, well equipped rooms. The airport shuttle in the morning was on time and convenient.

By on Jul 14, 2014

3

far to midland

BusinessTravelers

The staff was less than enthusiastic, Room was tidy but could have used a deep cleaning. There was hair in the shower.

By on Aug 16, 2013

4

good for airport stay

Families

Room was average, but for one night it was fine. The service was very good, we were tired and they brought our food to the room. The food was very good too. overall, perfect for one night

By on Jan 9, 2013

3

close to the airport, but not to manchester.

Couples

The hotel was decent overall. My two main issues with it was the lack of house cleaning. We asked the front desk to freshen up the room but they never came. The other issue was ho far it is from downtown Manchester. Its accessible I guess. If you take the number 41 bus it will take you to picadilly. But do not try to walk there by yourself. It is freaking far. It took 25 to 30 min on the bus. The other thing that i just cannot stand about some hotels, No wifi in the room. They have it in the lobby which is sufficient but god, why? Nice place to stay if you are on a budget, just make sure to calculate the 3- 5.40 pounds you will be spending everyday to be getting to the center and back to the hotel.

By on Dec 26, 2011

3

practical location to the airport

Singles

The hotel was OK, it advertised free shuttle but it was not free for Orbitz clikents, I guess because we get a cheaper price, the wake up call happened one hour before than requested??? it is an OK hotel for the price and well located to get to the airport.

By on Sep 24, 2010

1

they shouldn't be in business!

Singles

What a nightmare! First off, they ADMIT at the Front Desk that they don't answer the shuttle phone at the airport (I didn't even know if they were still in business!) Second, they have NO marked pick-up spot for the shuttle. Thirdly, the shuttle is SUPPOSED to run every 15 minutes -- it took TWO HOURS to show up. Fourth -- the place is extremely beat up: The "business center" computer is "out of order" as are the two pool tables (torn up felt). Only one elevator (out of 3) is working and THAT doesn't have matched buttons to push for a given floor (NO joke! - push Ground Floor for Third Floor). Fifth -- heat doesn't work in the rooms. Sixth -- "Continental" breakfast is almost non-existent - plan on paying for the full breakfast instead.

By on Mar 31, 2010

3

good for a night

Singles

Have stayed here 5 times as a "night before flight hotel." This was the worst stay. Staff non-existant when I arrived and not too friendly when they finally showed up. Room was not very clean and TV didn't work. Construction going on and there was an awful chemical smell in the halls and elevators. Will stay again because its convenient, but hope they finish up cleaning up soon!

By on Nov 21, 2009

3

"so, so for one night"

GetawayWithFriends

The carpet was old, torn and patched up with masking tape, which had partly curled up, exposing its sticky surface. Room had low heat, but the staff promply provided portable heater. The room was slightly smelly with suggestion of use of deodorant spray to mask the smell.

By on Nov 6, 2009

2

lat minute overnight

Singles

Needed a one night stay over at the airport, so it served its purpose at a good price, but not somewhere I would stay longer than late night to early morning. Tiny room, stank of cleaning fluids and chemicals. Don't know about service or staff, only saw the receptionist.

By on Oct 6, 2009