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Britannia Hotel - Manchester City Centre

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

If you don't mind old time charm in the center of Manchester. This place is for you! Had a great stay and it's steps away from everything!

Not a 4 Star Standard. The room was cold. Service and the staff was good. Food was good too. Overall it was max 3 Star.

Loved the location but after that it wasn't the best... granted it was a Saturday night so it was loud (outside) - numerous police calls, megaphone calls, and loud music... it could have been less noisy if room had AC. It didn't, so windows were open and we heard every noise. To top it off, Sunday morning there wasn't any water - anywhere. No shower, no brushing teeth, no flushing toilet...

the hotel is in a great location, near the free shuttles that take you to all the attractions. the main criticism is the "free wi-fi" which only lasts 40 minutes.

love it, good location, close to train station and walking distance to many thing, my 2nd time staying, still, i will come back and stay here again!

Very convenient location. But other than that, the hotel needs improvements. WiFi is horrible unless you use it in the lobby area so don't be fooled by free WiFi advertisement. It looks like maintenance job was going on and paint smell was everywhere making me sick during my stay. Rooms will vary. I switched from a nasty room because of water leak but the newly renovated room was different and lot better.

A very old structure that has comfortable rooms, breakfast is seven pounds extra, free wifi in rooms works well. Would return

First of all, our room had no Air conditioning - it was so hot! On top of that there were water stains on the ceiling, sheets that didn't cover the mattress, dirty carpets, and a stained shower. Stay away.

This beautiful old building definitely has presence from its commanding location in central Manchester. It is clearly focused on the 'value' part of the market which is a bit of a shame because of the history and beauty of the building. Then again, it is offering a product that seems to be in fairly high demand.

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

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.

Didn't spend much time at the hotel as we were out and about, but it was a good place to lay your head. The two bars were reasonable enough. They were nice about storing luggage.

This hotel is amazing, I loved it, you will find anything you need around the area and even inside the hotel, it is perfectly located.

The room was clean but small like most London Hotels. The room had no windows but only a skylight vent that opened at the pull of a string. this saved us to some degree because even with the radiator turned off the room became so hot during the night we needed to open it. the bed was worn and saggy in the middle. TV only had like 4 stations. Location was good for sightseeing. Probably would not stay here again.

Room had no window only a skylight, was very hot and miserable, especially on 5th floor. Also heard music through walls of some dance club. Could also hear next door turning off/on light switches sounded like they were coming through the door. Found a whole fingernail on the bathroom floor corner. Fixtures were rusted. Not a great hotel experience at all.

The room was awful small smelly and dirty. The staff were rude. The bed was a nightmare. We went to Manchester for our daughters graduation and staying at this hotel really ruined the whole experience! It's more 2 star and that's me being kind! Don't even dream of booking this hotel!!!!!!!

The location in downtown Manchester was perfect. However the description on the registration does not explain that the standard room at the lowest price has a single size bed and is on the sixth floor where as the elevator stops on the fifth! I would recommend if you stay here pay the extra and verify the room location and amentities. The main restaurant "Jenny's" offers average food and poor service but great pubs and cafes are nearby. Due to the great location I would stay there again but in a better room.

was a lovely trip in a nice hotel and a very good soccer match

over all the hotel was nice and clean.my room was cleaned on time,everyday.and was cleaned well.the check in was slow,because everyone checks in at the same time 2p.m.while checking in make sure you swipe a credit or debit card so you can use the telephone.if you dont you'll have to wait in the big line"again".the bar was good."no baseball caps allowed",in manchester at night you have to wear generic pants,shirt and shoes.no logos on the shirts.you must take these steps in order to get into 90% of the clubs and bars at night.the britannia was overall a good place to stay.i stayed in a suite at a decent price.

This was my first visit to Manchester and I must say that the location and convenience was excellent. Less than 10 minute walk to the Piccadilly train station. Also less than 10 minutes from the giant shopping area. Dozens of interesting restaurants all around. I have a few noteworthy complaints/things to be aware of. (1) If you get a room on the 6th floor, you will be hauling your luggage up a flight of narrow steps because the elevator stops on the 5th. (2) if you are there over the weekend, anticipate a hotel full of young people who will act like...young people. (3) cant speak for all beds but my mattress was pretty worn out. I could feel the springs digging into my back all night. The rooms were small but adequate. Only 4 channels on the TV. Very nice bars in and adjacent to hotel.

35 Portland Street Manchester England

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Manchester Art Gallery and Affleck's Palace
  • Onsite dining
  • Nightclub
  • WiFi in rooms and public areas (fees apply)

Located in Market Street, Britannia Hotel - Manchester City Centre is within a 10-minute walk of popular sights such as Manchester Art Gallery and Affleck's Palace. This 363 -room, 3-star hotel has conveniences like 2 restaurants, 2 bars/lounges, and a nightclub. Centrally located in Manchester, the hotel is also a short walk from Arndale Centre and Manchester Palace Theatre.


Dining

This hotel is home to 2 onsite restaurants, perfect for a quick bite to eat. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. Start each morning with full breakfast, available for a fee from 6:30 AM to 9 AM.


Rooms

All 363 individually decorated rooms feature coffee makers, free newspapers, and safes. Guests can expect WiFi and TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Phones and desks are other standard amenities.


Property features

Britannia Hotel - Manchester City Centre features a nightclub, WiFi in public areas, and coffee in a common area. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include express check-out, free newspapers, and a porter/bellhop.

Room options

Executive Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Superior Suite

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Standard Double Room Without Window

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Executive Twin Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Britannia Hotel - Manchester City Centre

Everyone (4) Business (3) Couples (6) Other (10) Friends (1)
4

great location and very charming

Everyone

If you don't mind old time charm in the center of Manchester. This place is for you! Had a great stay and it's steps away from everything!

By on Feb 23, 2017

3
Everyone

Not a 4 Star Standard. The room was cold. Service and the staff was good. Food was good too. Overall it was max 3 Star.

By on Jan 27, 2017

3

exciting to say the least

Everyone

Loved the location but after that it wasn't the best... granted it was a Saturday night so it was loud (outside) - numerous police calls, megaphone calls, and loud music... it could have been less noisy if room had AC. It didn't, so windows were open and we heard every noise. To top it off, Sunday morning there wasn't any water - anywhere. No shower, no brushing teeth, no flushing toilet...

By on Aug 9, 2016

4

great location, only 40 min of "free wifi"

Everyone

the hotel is in a great location, near the free shuttles that take you to all the attractions. the main criticism is the "free wi-fi" which only lasts 40 minutes.

By on Jun 26, 2016

4

2nd time staying still love it

Singles

love it, good location, close to train station and walking distance to many thing, my 2nd time staying, still, i will come back and stay here again!

By on Apr 3, 2016

2

good location but that is it...

BusinessTravelers

Very convenient location. But other than that, the hotel needs improvements. WiFi is horrible unless you use it in the lobby area so don't be fooled by free WiFi advertisement. It looks like maintenance job was going on and paint smell was everywhere making me sick during my stay. Rooms will vary. I switched from a nasty room because of water leak but the newly renovated room was different and lot better.

By on Jun 13, 2015

3

excellent hotel downtown

Singles

A very old structure that has comfortable rooms, breakfast is seven pounds extra, free wifi in rooms works well. Would return

By on Sep 12, 2014

1

disgusting and no ac in rooms

Couples

First of all, our room had no Air conditioning - it was so hot! On top of that there were water stains on the ceiling, sheets that didn't cover the mattress, dirty carpets, and a stained shower. Stay away.

By on Jun 25, 2014

3

inexpensive hotel in great central location

BusinessTravelers

This beautiful old building definitely has presence from its commanding location in central Manchester. It is clearly focused on the 'value' part of the market which is a bit of a shame because of the history and beauty of the building. Then again, it is offering a product that seems to be in fairly high demand.

By on Apr 5, 2014

3

nice location but hotel is old

LGBT

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

By on Feb 27, 2013