Britannia Hotel - Manchester City Centre
Lonely Planet review
Stuck in a glorious time warp, the Britannia has decor so over the top it really has to be seen to be believed. A relic from times gone by, this place oozes old-world character and style, and although popular with the blue-rinse brigade it's also slap bang in the centre of town.
Dark, dramatic and dripping with gold, the incredible royal-blue foyer has gold-encrusted wallpaper, massive golden chandeliers and elaborate gilded columns flanking a monumental central staircase. The lounge, the landings and the corridors get equal treatment with imposing gold-leaf wallpapers, hefty swag curtains and heavy, traditional furniture. The rooms are more restrained in style, but still full-on chintz, with potent floral wallpapers, matching floral bedspreads and curtains, tasselled hanging lampshades and big, frumpy armchairs. Some of the cheapest interior rooms have no window so check when booking if you'd like something other than lurid artificial light. The whole hotel really is an experience in itself, but if you need some relief from the oppressive interior design, the best the city has to offer in terms of shopping, entertainment and culture is right on the doorstep.
Our independent authors have visited Britannia Hotel - Manchester City Centre and selected this as one of our recommended hotels in Manchester.
Services & facilities
- Pets allowed
- Pet policy - dogs and cats only
- Multilingual staff
- 24-hour front desk
- Room service (24 hours)
- Express check-out
- Parking nearby
- Concierge desk
- Coffee shop or café
- Safe-deposit box at front desk
- American express
- Television in lobby
- Free Wi-Fi
Description provided by property
Property Location With a stay at Britannia Hotel - Manchester City Centre, you'll be centrally located in Manchester, steps from Imperial Chinese Archway and minutes from Portico Library and Gallery. This hotel is within close proximity of Piccadilly Gardens and Manchester Art Gallery.
Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 363 individually decorated guestrooms. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include direct-dial phones, as well as safes and desks.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as a nightclub, or other amenities including complimentary wireless Internet access and a concierge desk. Additional amenities include wedding services and a television in the lobby.
Dining Enjoy a meal at a restaurant or in a coffee shop/café. Or stay in and take advantage of the hotel's 24-hour room service. At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business, Other Amenities Featured amenities include business services, express check-out, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Event facilities at this hotel consist of a ballroom, banquet facilities, and exhibit space. Parking (subject to charges) is conveniently located nearby.
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