Britannia Sachas Hotel3.0 out of 5.0
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I couldn't get into my normal hotel because of midweek football. I found this one instead and thought that for £140 for a room, it couldn't be that bad. How wrong could I have been. The room felt dirty. It was windowless. All the sealants in the bathroom had fallen away, leaving cracks full of dirt. The furniture was 1960s teak. There an uncomfortable chair and no proper desk (just a small table with a kettle), which I had to move to do any work. Wi-Fi was at a cost. All evening, I could hear through the walls what sounded like a poor karaoke singer doing Elvis impressions. Breakfast was an extra £7. Not expensive but pretty poor fare, tinned fruit, long-life croissants, sloppy eggs and yoghurt that tasted more like a white sauce.
This hotel cost £80 per person per night we were a group of ladies heading for a nice weekend in Manchester, i wont deny the location is good but that is all this place has to offer. I wouldn't except such a disgrace of a hotel for £20 per person per night. The staff were slow, rude and slow. Rooms should be ready by 1400 and were still not by 1545 apparently this was a computer error, however i fail to see how computers impact the cleaning being done and a deadline being hit, and i doubt cleaning was actually done. Check in took ages. Rooms were not correctly made up, the toilet didn't flush, the room was a general disgrace, the hairdryer melted, no covers on electrical boxes, holes in the bed linen, holes in the carpet, holes in the walls. The bathroom was horrid and the carpet disgusting, you certainly didn't want to walk barefoot in there. Music loudly pumping out until 658am and the walls were so paper thin we could not only hear our next door neighbours conversation as they chatted over the music but when finally the music stopped we could hear them snoring as if they were next to us. Breakfast was included, then it wasn't, then it was, we couldn't get a straight answer. Upon leaving i went over all of this with the duty manager, who at least granted a 10% discount, he apologised for most issues although i doubt very much anything will be done, its obviously been this way for a while, the music was apparently nothing to do with the hotel but a club beneath, still it would be nice to be warned this was a noisy room so we could decide if we wanted to stay. We left with a string of other guests also complaining behind us, some even had no water! I worked within hotel reception for many years and can honestly say i would be embarrassed to work at this hotel, i am embarrassed that i took my friends to such a flee pit, Britannia Hotels, you are a disgrace.
My housband and I stayed there for a week in late November. I reserved a room through the Internet as usually when we are going abroad. Internet connection and a save in the room is what we need and a refrigirator is appriciated. On the booking side was free wi-fi and save in the room. We paid with card ower 100.- G.B. Pounds for each night. After we arrived at the Hotel we realised that the free Wi-Fi was valid for twenty minutes a day only. If you need more time on the Net it cost you 7-Pounds a day. Such money greed was popular in Hotels 10 years ago but we did not realise that any Hotel still practice such greed. There was no save in the room as advertised on the side. We asked for another room with a save, at the reseption, but were told that no room had a save, but they could take care of our valuable things for an extra charge. We did not ask how much they charged for the save. If it is the same price as for the Net, the room is14- Pounds more expencive then advertised on the Web side. The hotel is not well kept. Dirty windows, carpets plus walls and ceiling falling apart in the bathroom and wooden frame around the door was rotten. I think this room we staied in was used as smoking room as well, even though we had recerved a Non Smoking. The reason is that the smoke detector at the ceiling was firmly wrapped in plastic and tape and therefor not smelling smoke andnot worth anything. The staff were helpful and the location of the hotel is good for shoppers.
We arrived for a one night stay late afternoon. The room we were given smelt awful, the carpet was old and torn, the sink had cracks that were sharp, the loft hatch hung down over the bath, a worktop fridge was placed on carpet with the door left open. Everything about this was horrible...worse than a cheap bedsit and for £110 SHOCKING VALUE. I have complained to the hotel who have agreed there are maintenance issues but were more interested in who I asked for a bath towel, as there was only one between two of us, which we never got, than offering any sort of compensation.
Booked on last minute had never visited this hotel before. On arrival we were greeted with a dirty entrance hall, lift that was on its last legs carpets had never seen a hoover never mind been replaced since the hotel was built. On walking into our room we noticed a large stain on the carpet probably about 5ft, the room stank of cigarette smoke (we were later told that it was a smoking room) didn’t even realise they existed in this country. The bath plug hole had hair in it and the windows didn’t open. This hotel is disgusting and I would stay there again if someone paid me
Really tired and poor quality furnishings. Everything felt cheap, old fashioned and bare. Paid £185 for the night. Not “expensive” but totally overpriced. I would have still been dissatisfied at half the price.
Absolutely disgraceful. Was terrible afternoon as had been in minor car crash and spent 7 hours in A+E. We had booked executive double room for myself and 33week pregnant wife. As others have reported they had over booked and could only offer a twin room! However was 11pm and travelled from West Yorkshire to see family but had gone wrong she to A+E so we took room. They offered free breakfast as apologies as could not offer room discount..... Got to room, dumped belonging and went for food as hadn't eaten since lunch time. Came back to room and realised there was previous guests litter left around the room. Train ticket from liverpool, flights from italy, bottle water and travel chargers etc. Hotel staff could only apologise and 'look in to this' If they cannot tidy a room properly guesses are they can't make breakfast so turned down the free breakfast offer. Absolutely worse place ever stayed for £192 this place is disgraceful! Never use brittania ever! Pictures are items found around the room and full bin. I wouldn't mind if we had come back from holiday but no to miss out on a family.meal and spend all night in A&E this was perfect finish!
We came to the Sachas based on the price and location. We intended to look around the markets and later go to a gig at the Ritz. Having looked at trip advisor before hand, I was a little apprehensive. So much so I bought antibacterial wipes along with us so that I could give the place a wipe should it need it. First impressions, the foyer looked like it once would have been sparkly and grand, but now looking a bit tired. New tub chairs and Chrismas deco shows effort and instilled a bit of hope. The corridors to the rooms did smell of stale cigarette smoke which was unpleasant, however the further we moved along to our room (4th floor, room 426)I could smell fresh paint. On entering our room the fresh smell of paint was there, as well as new curtains and carpet. We had booked a double room, but ended up with a twin. We didn't have the time to go and change this. Bit we were pleasantly surprised. The furniture would have once been very plush, but it's now looked a bit knocked. The dressing table chair leg was a bit ropey as I found out when it went from underneath me mid mascara swipe. Bathroom was clean (again would need a bit of titervation) but completely serviceable for a night. We used the subsidised carpark (citipark 30 tariff Street). Would have been £13 for overnight, but the hotel knock £3 off. It's a small walk to the hotel, so make sure everything you need is in one bag (pref a suitcase on wheels) as lumbering across the streets with your holdall, bag of booze and your dress on a hanger may be a bit too much to stomach. Took us about 7mins having a steady work. You could race it in 5 mins and amble it in 10. Your right on the high-street as well which is brill if you're going shopping! The breakfast was lovely too. Buffet style in 'Jennys' restaurant. Pick from continental or full English. If you after somewhere clean to rest your head this is the place. Don't expect to come and be wowed, but you'll definitely be pleasantly surprised. Oh, I should add that in our room there was some noise from late night revellers, delivery vehicles. I slept through it, but my husband was disturbed by it. Just check when you get into you room that the double glazed window is shut, and your triple glazed window is also shut- I forgot to do this as the room was so hot...in hindsight, it may have helped poor hubby to catch some zzzz. :)
I was bit apprehensive going to this hotel as had read some reviews+ as was taking my friend to Manchester as birthday present wanted it to be good. Was pleasantly surprised, although some carpets were a bit worn throughout + could do with a lick of fresh paint here+ there we enjoyed our stay I had emailed+ explained was a special occasion and although the view wasn't great our room was fine, comfortable beds was very clean, we had a problem with shower but maintenance guy was up within 5 mins he was very pleasant+ fixed it quickly. The highlight of our stay was the barman in downstairs bar Ronan he was filling in that day normally works at Britannia Portland Street he is truly an assest to the Britannia group so pleasant professional+ was really the only member of staff who seemed interested in talking with us they should really hold onto him a wee star. We would go back and stay here.
Booked here for a night out in Manchester. We knew the room had no window but it is unusual to wake up in complete darkness. The room was clean but the bedding was tired and so was the decor. It was reasonably priced and would stay here again
- Steps from Affleck's Palace and Arndale Centre
- Free WiFi in public areas
- Onsite dining
- Indoor pool
Located in Market Street, Britannia Sachas Hotel is next to popular attractions like Affleck's Palace and Arndale Centre. This 223-room, 3-star hotel has 2 restaurants along with conveniences like an indoor pool and a fitness center. It's in central Manchester and also a short walk from Manchester Art Gallery and Urbis.
Enjoy dining at one of 2 onsite restaurants including Jennys, which specializes in British cuisine. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. Start your day off with full breakfast, available for a fee.
Britannia Sachas Hotel's 223 rooms provide coffee makers and phones. TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with WiFi. Hair dryers are also standard.
At Britannia Sachas Hotel, guests enjoy an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a sauna. The front desk is staffed 24 hours a day to help with dry cleaning/laundry and concierge services. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas, conference space, and free newspapers.
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15% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 2261 reviews