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Britannia Hotel - Manchester City Centre - Manchester

3 star Hotel Manchester

35 Portland Street - Manchester

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from £ 38 .91
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Hotel Britannia is one of Manchester's premier architectural buildings and is Grade II listed with outstanding details including a balconied stairway throughout the building.

The property is a famous landmark and meeting place throughout Manchester and was once the cotton industry's most famous warehouse. The building dates back to 1858 when it opened as the world's original Cash and Carry.

In a prime location, the hotel is close to Manchester's financial sector, shopping, theatres and the G-Mex Exhibition centre. The famous Chinatown and The Village, with their myriad of bars and restaurants are only a few minutes walk from the property.This property welcomes pets. 
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Guest Rating 7.0 Good
Based on 42 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

only thing was room to hot, need aircon

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Breakfast at Britannia Hotel - Manchester City Centre

A full breakfast is served between 6:30 AM and 9 AM for a fee.

Facilities at Britannia Hotel - Manchester

  • Lift/elevator
  • Room service - 24 hour
  • Pets accepted
  • Personal newspapers
  • Multilingual staff
  • Newspapers
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Internet/Email services
  • TV Lounge
  • Night club
  • Cafeteria

Know before you go

Check-in: after 2 PM.

Check-out: before 11 AM.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • No onsite parking is available.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: GBP 10.95 per person (approximately)
  • Pet fee: GBP 10.00 per pet, per stay (maximum GBP 25 per stay)
  • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 15.00 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Britannia Hotel - Manchester City Centre is also known as

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Britannia Hotel - Manchester
Britannia Manchester Hotel
Manchester Britannia Hotel

6.8

Clean

8.4

Location

6.2

Quiet

7.2

Spacious

7.0

Service

Britannia Hotel - Manchester reviews

9.6 Outstanding!
  • June 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Arab Emirates

The Britannia is located right in the heart of Manchester within walking distance to Chinatown, the Arndale Shopping Centre, the Palace Theatre and the Opera House. You can't ask for a better location. My room was at street level but I did not find it noisy at all. Breakfast was also good value. I will be staying at the Britannia the next time I am in Manchester.

6.9 Fair
  • September 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

Nice hotel, good price, excellent breakfast. Just let down by having a room with next door's air-conditioners rumbling away all night.

7.0 Good
  • August 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • GB

The hotel is fine and confortable, even if the furniture would need some refurbishment. The only real lack is the room service (the cleaniness in particular).

1.9
  • June 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • GB

Although Area situated was good for our needs Hotel was overpriced for an attic room that needs decorating and bringing into the 20th century at least. Thankfully we didn't have to spend much time in this depressing overpriced attic room.

7.9 Good
  • May 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Ireland

I have stayed at this hotel numerous times and would recommend it

2.0
  • March 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • GB

hotel needs a major re-burbishment rooms were very old fashioned and wallpaper stained and lifting carpets all stained only upside towels and linen were very clean..very noisey as old windows cannot keep sound out very expensive to stay in a low grade hotel..only recomend location

6.8 Fair
  • December 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Spain

We think they could invest some money in their biggest problem!!! The noise from the disco downstairs. We were on the first floor and our bodies resounded in our beds. We had the impression of being in the disco itself. On the other hand, the location of the hotel is excellent!!!! The train and coach stations are within 10 minutes and 2 minutes each.

1.9
  • November 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • GB

Staff in hotel very rude. Rooms very untidy and dirty. never again

8.7 Excellent
  • October 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • GB

Room was very clean and comfortable - also being on an upper floor, it was very quiet. Only downside was the check-in procedure, which was extremely slow - we were standing in a queue for several minutes waiting for service. Also, the whole place could do with a bit of a make-over - decor was a bit tatty and dated in places. Having said that, location is excellent and it was very good value for the price we paid.

6.0 Fair
  • October 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • GB

We paid £140 for a triple room and two of the beds were camp beds, one of which had a very thin and uncomfortable mattress on. Also the room was not prepared for three people (towels, cups etc) However we complained about these things and they were remedied. Staff were all friendly and accommodating. The room was very hot even with the window open and we could not switch off or turn down the heating. I think it was expensive for what it was. The breakfast, which cost an extra £7 each, was pretty average.

7.8 Good
  • August 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

At our arrival, quite late at night, we were told that our reservation was for 2 single rooms and not for 1 twin room as our voucher showed, a problem which they soon solved by giving us a corporate room instead of the economy room we had booked - as a result, for the same price we got a much larger and comfortable room. Breakfast was not included in the price but you could book it the night before for 7 GBP, and it was excellent. The position was good, as Piccadilly station was only 10 mins. walk away. It is definitely the ideal accomodation if you're planning a trip to the north of England.

7.6 Good
  • December 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • GB

Staff were efficent but not very welcoming on arrival. Room appeared fine at first, basic but clean with a good shower. Unfortunately the sky light in the room starting leaking during the night. The constant dripping kept me awake.

1.5
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • GB

Hi Hotel room was dirty, the air conditioning was not working so this caused the room to be very hot and unbearable. Causing clostrophobia, also having no windows. The shower area was filthy. We have stayed with Brittania hotels before and never experienced this situation. We will not be going back their. For the price we paid, it was a nightmare. Our break was ruined. I will be passing this on to my friends who regularly visit Manchester every year. Do not stay their. Marion Randell

7.2 Good
  • February 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

the hotel is very beautifull and the staff very kind and professional but the problem regards the quitness of the rooms: the hotel is situated up to a club and the music is so loud that you have no possibility to sleep; when another room shuts the door is like they are throwing a bomb in yours and if like happend to us you have noisy people in the room next is like they are making party in your room

8.1 Very Good
  • December 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Ireland

Nice reception staff, nice room even thought a little bit of street noise because of a night club entrance down the building but not a big deal. The room was clean, comfortable and with free wifi. I will definitely come back to this hotel for my next stay in manchester (if there is a good deal!!)

5.7 Ordinary
  • November 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

Location of hotel is very central, and service and clealiness generally good. My stay would have merited a higher overall rating but for the lack of sound-proofing in the room I stayed in, no 46. The club beneath kept up its very loud music making sleep impossible until after 1.30 am, when the music ended.

7.0 Good
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

We paid a very good price £48 for a Saturday night, the hotel is very central which makes going to the city or football easy, even if returning late. The TV reception was DREADFUL which put a damper on the stay. Very nice hotel for the price and would go again.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Sweden

(+) Central location, beautiful historical building, great interiors, clean spacious room and bathroom. Good value for money! (-) Not very welcoming stuff (seemed like they are too busy to give you enough attention) NB. Breakfast for extra price (however there are tea/coffee facilities in the room and even) some cookies)

8.7 Excellent
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Kingdom

The breakfast was beautiful and a good selection.

8.0 Very Good
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • United Kingdom

hotel perfect for what we wanted although no sky tv in the bar,wots all that about!

6.4 Fair
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Kingdom

We arrived at around 20.00 to be told that our room wasn't ready as there was a problem with the bathroom. We had to wait in the bar area until it was sorted which was around 21.00 until we could check in & go to our room. This meant that we were late out & missed some of the event we were staying for. The staff were good but they didn't even offer to pay for a drink for us while we waited. The room was big enough for all three of us & was good quality. The best bit about this hotel is the location as you can get to the bars, clubs, shopping areas & all around central Manchester by foot. It was a great base for staying in this city. I think that all types of people would enjoy staying here as it is in a great situation. It is a shame that our stay started so badly.

7.4 Good
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Norway

We were a group of 7 football supporters that traveled to Manchester. We got a god welcoming besides some issues in regards of room keys not working and smell of paint due to the ongoing upgrade of the hotel. But overall we were pleased with the "Victorian" atmosphere and the location of the hotel. Bulls eye here. And the service was above normal compared to my earlier stays in UK. Recommended for any football fans traveling to Manchester.

2.0
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Norway

Whwn I arrived I had to wait for a long time to check in. Then my keycard didn´t function, and I had to go all the way back to get this sorted out. When I at last got in to my room it was the hottest (wasn´t possible to turn the heat off), smallest and the most noisy( a large fan of some sort was partly built in the room with a terrible noise) room I ever have experienced. I complained the next day and was offered a better room which I accepted. I booked this room two months in advance and think that the hotel should have offered me a better room, I presume they put me in this terrible room because I was a woman travelling alone and had booked a single room.

4.7 Ordinary
  • June 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Ireland

This hotel has a lot of character, but unfortunately the service doesn't match it. Broken lifts, failure to clean rooms, problems with check in all contributed to a poor experience. Pity, excellent look and good location, but good service is essential.

4.7 Ordinary
  • April 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Turkey

very poor management and inadequate staff.. old and dirty rooms.

6.9 Fair
  • February 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

As you walk in past the reception area it looks like a really plush hotel. However, the rooms did not live up to that standard. For example the wall paper was peeling of the walls in my room. I also tried to phone reception on 3 occassions and no one picked up the phone.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • April 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Kingdom

7.2 Good
  • December 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Norway

8.2 Very Good
  • July 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Australia

8.9 Excellent
  • April 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Switzerland

9.7 Outstanding!
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Switzerland

10 Outstanding!
  • December 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

8.8 Excellent
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Ireland

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3.8
  • September 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Spain

9.1 Wonderful!
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • Spain

6.1 Fair
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Chile

8.9 Excellent
  • July 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

8.6 Excellent
  • January 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

8.9 Excellent
  • January 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

10 Outstanding!
  • May 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Germany

7.0 Good
  • January 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

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Room Details

Book your business-friendly accommodation at Britannia Hotel - Manchester City Centre, offering 363 guest rooms with climate control. Guests can unwind at the end of a long day and enjoy televisions with satellite channels. Corporate travelers will benefit from free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks, complimentary newspapers and phones during their Canal Street visit.

Guest rooms are individually decorated, making each stay a unique experience. Private bathrooms are outfitted with hair dryers and complimentary toiletries. Rooms also include coffee/tea makers and safes.

Irons/ironing boards can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Telephone
  • Extra beds
  • Coffee and tea maker
  • Ironing facilities on request
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • Desk
  • Satellite TV
  • TV
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Britannia Hotel - Manchester City Centre

By car From the South: Exit M6 at junction 19 (Knutsford). At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit A556 (Manchester). Go past Mere Platt Farm. Turn right at first roundabout (M56). Follow signs for Manchester. Go under Hulme Archway to roundabout. Take second left into Medlock Street. Turn right at second traffic lights at G-Mex. Go through traffic lights at McDonalds, into Portland Street. The Hotel is on the right, just after Yates Wine Lodge. From the East: Exit M62 at junction 18 and turn left for Manchester. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit for M60. Follow the M60 for 1 mile until it ends. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit A570 Manchester. After 2 miles, turn left at the Halfway House Pub. After 2 miles, bear left, follow Piccadilly. From the West: Exit M62 at junction 12. Follow M602. Get in A57 lane for Manchester. Follow until Harry Ramsden's is on the right. At traffic lights, turn left into Water Street. Turn right into Quay Street. Carry over tramlines and pass the Odeon Cinema on the left. Turn left at the next traffic lights on to Portland Street. The hotel is on the right, just after Yates. By public transport Buses and trams connect the hotel with the rest of central Manchester in 15 minutes. Piccadilly Gardens, across the street, is the closest bus and tram station to the hotel. Also, Piccadilly mainline train station is 500 metres from the hotel. Manchester has a good taxi service and they can be ordered at the reception.

Distances from Britannia Hotel - Manchester

Imperial Chinese Archway - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Portico Library and Gallery - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Piccadilly Gardens - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Manchester Art Gallery - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Affleck's Palace - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Manchester City Hall - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
St. Peter's Square - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Arndale Centre - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Greater Manchester Police Museum - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Manchester Palace Theatre - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Albert Square - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Manchester Central Library - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Manchester Conference Centre - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
The Green Room - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Chinese Arts Centre - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
The preferred airport for Britannia Hotel - Manchester City Centre is Manchester (MAN) - 13.1 km / 8.1 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.