Britannia Hotel Stockport3.0 out of 5.0
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Hotel in desperate need of renovation
this was a great hotel ! old world charm meets modern traveling needs
I was a little worried in staying here after reading some bad reviews. When I arrived, everyone was helpful and the lobby and bar area were clean. I did get a little confused in fiding my room with different elevators and stairs to take. The room was very basic but had everything you could need. The bed was a bit hard and more like a cot, but did the trick. TV remote didnt work, but no big deal I was just there to sleep.
I will try and give both the good and bad. I arrived and the gentleman at the counter was busy watching videos on a lap top that I presume a guest was sharing with him. Finally decided to help. Checked me in but offered no info on wifi or any other services and not even a wake up call. Came back down stairs and same guy was on a personal call in the office behind the counter and I had to stand and stare at him for almost ten minutes. I got the wifi info (which their wifi has a very weak signal) and I asked for my wake up call at 6 and about the free shuttle service to the airport. I was informed they had not shuttle but he could get a taxi in the morning and bill the hotel for it. Fair enough. Btw, I cam back down to to do this because no one answered at the front desk. So I went and ate in the restaurant in the hotel. Prices were not bad compared to my previous hotel but they had one person seating people, taking orders, getting drinks etc. For being understaffed in my opinion he did alright. Call me crazy but I ordered the lasagna. It came burnt around the edges but the coffee was the best I had since being in the UK. And though I do not know if the food was the cause, I was throwing up in the morning. Sorry if that is too graphic. The room: Small, even for the UK. The bed was a roller bed and tiny but I fit so no worries. My water glass was still dirty from I guess the last guess. Fixtures, flooring and so forth are indeed old but for the price, what do you expect. Down side though is the thin walls. I could hear every foot step from half way down the hall, every car passing on the street and even the elevator as it went up and down. This was my main complaint really. I got maybe one hour sleep but to be fair, I do not sleep well anyway. Finally got to sleep and wake up call came at 5AM. And hour before my requested time. So I thought I should check on my taxi to be sure considering. Spoke to a different gentleman and he was very helpful and nice. He said the previous employee put it in the old computer which never changed with the time change. He showed me the hand written log and the employee from last night also wrote it down wrong for the following day and so he wasn't sure which one to go by. So I am lucky I got any wake up call at all it seems. Minus the indifference and sheer laziness of the first counter clerk, most of the staff was professional and friendly. Though I did not use it, the work out center is also a facility you can subscribe to if you are local so it looked quite nice from what I saw. If you only need it for a night or maybe two and want to save a little money, then this may be the place for you. But I would not go here if you are seeking comfort or efficiency. You get what you pay for.
We were looking for a basic place to sleep while we made day trips in the North of England, and this fit our needs quite well. The room was small but clean, with modern fixtures in the small en suite bathroom. Large on-site parking lot for the rental car. The walk to the train station takes about 30 min (cabs to the station are $10-11), but Stockport is on the main line and trains into Manchester are every 10-15 min during the day, and inexpensive(~$4-5 round trip). Road access to the M60 is 5-10 min, and to the airport about 25 min. It's a fairly large hotel (# of rooms), and quite busy with tour bus traffic, probably attesting to the value. The breakfast buffet is quite good, but pricey (~$15) if not included in the room rate package for food available for ~$5 at breakfast shops in town.
we think the resteraunt could of benfited from a wider choise of veg, chips and peas tend to pall after a few days, the staff could not of been more helpful and we would use the hotel again
apart from not being able to have a bath for a week, or the fact that the remote controll for the tv was not supplied, even after the fourth time of asking, the staff where very polite and helpfull.
- Free WiFi in public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
- Indoor pool
Located in Offerton Park, Britannia Hotel Stockport is 7 mi (11.2 km) from Whitworth Art Gallery and 7.1 mi (11.4 km) from Manchester Museum. This 187-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like an indoor pool, free self parking, and a fitness center. It's near the airport and also within a 30-minute drive of Old Trafford and Imperial War Museum North.
This hotel is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served each morning for a fee.
The 187 rooms have electric kettles. For entertainment, guests can expect to find TVs. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries.
At Britannia Hotel Stockport, guests enjoy an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a sauna. You can put free parking to good use if you drive. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with luggage storage, and answer any questions about the accommodations. This hotel also has free WiFi in public areas.