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Britannia Hotel - Manchester City Centre

3.0 out of 5.0

Britannia Hotel - Manchester City Centre

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Unclean has bad smell there is spot everywhere in the carpet

We booked this place because the price was reasonable and it was near Manchester Picadilly station where we were coming in and out of. Our room smelled bad and generally the place was run down. There was pretty much zero noise insulation, so street noise was loud and anyone coming down the hall and talking sounded like they were standing right in our room. I don't recommend it.

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

35 Portland Street Manchester England

Hotel highlights

  • Steps from The Gay Village and Canal Street
  • Onsite dining
  • Nightclub
  • WiFi in rooms and public areas (fees apply)

Located in Manchester City Centre, Britannia Hotel - Manchester City Centre is next to popular attractions like The Gay Village and Canal Street. This 363-room, 3-star hotel has conveniences like 2 restaurants, 2 bars/lounges, and a nightclub.


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. For your convenience, a full breakfast is served for a fee on weekdays from 7 AM to 9:30 AM and on weekends from 8 AM to 10:30 AM.


Rooms

A TV comes with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with WiFi. The bathroom offers hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include a coffee maker, free newspapers, and a safe.


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 wedding services.

Room options

Family Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Standard Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Executive Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Executive Twin Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Britannia Hotel - Manchester City Centre

Everyone (6) Business (3) Couples (6) Other (10) Friends (1)
2
Everyone

Unclean has bad smell there is spot everywhere in the carpet

By on Oct 19, 2018

3

close to manchester piccadill station, but...

Everyone

We booked this place because the price was reasonable and it was near Manchester Picadilly station where we were coming in and out of. Our room smelled bad and generally the place was run down. There was pretty much zero noise insulation, so street noise was loud and anyone coming down the hall and talking sounded like they were standing right in our room. I don't recommend it.

By , from Bend, OR on Jan 3, 2018

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

Britannia Hotel - Manchester City Centre

35 Portland Street, Manchester, England M1 3LA