Britannia Hotel Manchester

Manchester, United Kingdom

10.7 K reviews
Fair hotel for solo travelers. Close to Chinatown. Close to the city center and train stations.
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  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • 24h Service
  • TV
  • Fitness
  • Room
    • Double Bed
    • Central Heating
    • Radio
    • Bathroom
    • Heating (individually regulated)
    • Wheelchair access
    • Internet Access
    • Shower
    • Hairdryer
    • Direct dial telephone
    • Bathtub
    • Tea/coffee maker
    • Carpeting
  • Facility
    • Elevators
    • Laundry Service
    • Restaurant(s) with non-smoking area
    • Hotel Room Safe
    • 24-hour check-in
    • WLAN access
    • Bar(s)
    • Room Service
    • Restaurant(s) with high-chairs
    • Nightclub
    • Conference Room
    • Public Internet Access
  • Food
    • Evening Buffet
    • à la carte Dinner
    • à la carte Lunch
    • Breakfast Served
    • Breakfast Buffet
    • Half Board
    • Lunch Buffet
Portland Street Manchester M1 3LA
0 ft to downtown


This city hotel is centrally located close to an abundance of shops and within metres of links to the public transport network.


This hotel was built in 1858. The establishment comprises a total of 363 rooms. At the accommodation, travellers are welcomed at the reception area with 24-hour reception and a 24-hour check-in/check-out service. Most storeys are accessible by lift. Amenities include a safe and a currency exchange service. Wireless internet access is available to guests in the public areas. Among the culinary options available at the hotel are a restaurant, a dining area, a breakfast room and a bar. Those arriving in their own vehicles can leave them in the car park of the establishment. Additional services include room service and a laundry service.


Each of the rooms is appointed with central heating and a bathroom. The carpeted accommodation units feature a double bed. Guests will also find a tea/coffee station included as standard. A trouser press is also available for travellers' convenience. Little extras, including internet access, a telephone, a TV, a radio and WiFi, contribute to a great stay. Wheelchair-accessible rooms are also bookable. A shower and a bathtub can be found in the bathrooms. A hairdryer is also available. The accommodation offers non-smoking rooms.


A disco and a nightclub are among the available leisure options.


Catering options available at the hotel include bed and breakfast and half board. Guests can choose to book options such as breakfast, lunch or dinner.


All major credit cards, including American Express, VISA, Diners Club and MasterCard, are accepted for payment.


  • Location
    "Great location"

    Fantastic transport links. Excellent position of hotel. Location is fantastic.

    "Great location." "Central location with great sightseeing, dining out and shopping." "Close to public transport and the train." "Not great access by car, with poorly rated parking." "Parking should be cheaper."

  • Service
    "Fantastic service"

    Room staff excellent. Excellent staff. Breakfast waitresses unhelpful.

    "Service professional and friendly except at the restaurant." "Reception and bar service are as expected." "Housekeeping and management are lacking." "Booking process should be better organized." "Room service could have been improved." "Great concierge service." "Recreation staff is nice." "Hotel security is ok."

  • Breakfast
    "Breakfast can be improved"

    Scrambled eggs inedible. Poor buffet style breakfast. Poor cooked breakfast.

    "Some complaints about quality and price of breakfast."

  • Food
    "Food could be better"

    Burnt hash browns. Shabby food. Horrible Food.

    "Menu was great, however the overall dining experience is poor." "Guests disliked the pork dishes, desserts, and fruits." "Restaurant is poorly priced and cleaned." "Side dishes and vegetables are not well rated."

  • Cleanliness
    "Could use a good cleaning"

    Dingy hallway. Windows were filthy. Dirty room carpet.

    "Rooms, bathrooms and dining area all need more cleaning." "Hotel facilities could use a good clean."

  • Vibe
    "Vibe is not too good"

    Outdated carpets. Out of date lampshades. Terrible music.

    "Atmosphere not particularly friendly, giving poor vibes." "Hotel could use some updating." "Hotel is relatively stylish." "Pleasant entrance area." "Luxurious Hotel." "Suitable for solo travelers." "Good for traveling with friends."

  • WiFi
    "Complaints about WiFi"

    Wi-Fi did not work. Bad Wi-Fi connection. Internet access was poor.

    "Wifi quality could be improved." "Internet is affordable."

  • Comfort
    "More comfort would be nice"

    Horrible screeching noise. Worst nights sleep. Air conditioning broken.

    "Rooms with complaints about size, comfort, and A/C." "Rooms are small and noisy, with subpar beds."

  • Room
    "Room needs to be improved"

    Worst hotel room. Worst nights sleep. Windows were filthy.

    "Rooms are old, poorly cleaned, and small." "Guests complain about maintenance, beds, and TVs." "Small rooms and poorly cleaned bathrooms." "Poorly rated A/C, minibars, and furniture." "Shower can be a problem." "Average view."

  • Wellness Area
    "Wellness & sports facilities could be improved"

    No spa gym. No gym. Massage did not work.

    "Poorly reviewed fitness area."