Ratings based on 2,136 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.1 out of 5
83% of guests recommend
3.4 Room cleanliness
3.4 Service & staff
2.9 Room comfort
2.9 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
2 out of 5
by A verified travellerfrom sheffield


Posted 25-Apr-2015
Pros: Nothing
Cons: Al lay everything
I didn't get a wink of sleep because the walls were so thin and the people next door were having a party until about 2:30am. I phoned the manager for help but he did nothing.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom Chesterfield UK

Pleasantly surprised

Posted 23-Apr-2015
Pros: Facilities and room
Cons: More choice at breakfast
A comfortable room, quiet and clean. Although 'i got a good deal with what was supposed to be a room with no window - it turned out that I did have a window and a fantastic view over Manchester. An impressive reception area and central stairway.
3 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Close to the centre

Posted 23-Apr-2015
Hotel close to the centre. The hotel is quite dated, but clean and moderately comfortable
2 out of 5
by A verified travellerfrom Yorkshire

Centrally located budget hotel with a premium rate

Posted 20-Apr-2015
Pros: Staff friendly and helpful
Cons: Hot water, working lighting
I paid £47 for a single room. The rate displayed at reception was £139 but I hope nobody actually pays this. I had rejected another hotel in my search as there was no window in the room, but this may as well not have had one since it was above head height and afforded a view of the sky and the top of the skyscraper next door. There was no hot water for a morning shower. The main room light was not working. The location is good for central Manchester attractions, with everything in the city centre within walking distance. It was OK for one night, for what I paid but if you are thinking of paying the upper end of the price range you may as well take your money elsewhere. This is a budget hotel.
2 out of 5
by A verified travellerfrom London

Extremely Tired Grandeur

Posted 19-Apr-2015
Pros: errrr. Hmmm. Not sure. What might have been?
Cons: Management, Decor, Rooms, Beds, Facilities.
Location: A good central location.
I spent one night at this hotel, and sadly, vowed not to return. The Brittiania has the potential to be quite splendid - a grand entrance and lobby, beautiful landings, and chandeliers. Sadly however, the hotel has been allowed to decay. The rooms are very tired. I had booked an executive room, and am only grateful I did so because I suspect that a standard room would have been even worse. The decor was dated, my mattress was worn out and very uncomfortable, and my television brought back memories of my childhood. In the seventies. And it did not work!!! Reception were very unhelpful. The staff we not attentive, chatting and laughing amongst themselves, whilst keeping a queue of tired and irate gusts waiting- The manager was too busy to speak to me, and I was told that he would call me in my room, but he did not. All in all, a poor experience, not to be repeated. Avoid!!!!
3 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom Cardiff

Overnight stay for work

Posted 16-Apr-2015
Pros: Location handy, lots of character, high ceilings, chandeliers, grand staircase...very cheap compared to a lot of other Manchester central hotels
Cons: As with most big old hotels like this, decor was tired, chipped door frames, tiles, ageing carpets etc. Corridors a bit dingy.
Location: Very central, handy for station, shops, nightlife etc
Very friendly and efficient check in staff, and staff at breakfast also friendly. Had booked a city room (without windows) but was upgraded to a better room with a window on check in. Very reasonable rates for the location, and breakfast good value if booked on arrival as is cheaper. Room was a good size. Good having a teapot. Bed was comfy enough. Bit of noise from outside even on 4th floor but then it is the city centre.
1 out of 5
by A verified travellerfrom TENERIFE


Posted 14-Apr-2015
3 out of 5
by A verified travellerfrom Exeter

Good for people on a budget

Posted 13-Apr-2015
The location is perfect close to everything. However, The room was okay, the carpet was worn out you could see that the threads are gone already in front of the bathroom and the bed. There is a fan in the rooms on the top floorthat you cannot turn off so there is a continuous drift that makes the room quite cold in the winter. The quality of the beds is also not very good. In general suitable for people on a budget or a shortstay would definitely look for something better next time :-)
3 out of 5
by A verified travellerfrom Schleswig-Holstein

Altes Grandhotel

Posted 12-Apr-2015
Pros: Zentrale Lage in Nähe von Manchester Piccadilly Station
Für eine Nacht war es ok. Bin abends angekommen und nächsten morgen weitergereist. Für mehrere Tage und möglicherweise auch längere Aufenthalte im Hotelzimmer wäre es für mich nicht geeignet.
3 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom London

Good location

Posted 11-Apr-2015
Pros: Location
Cons: Furnishings and WiFi
Location: Everything is nearby
Disappointing furnishings with very old carpets. WiFi is never available even though always advertised. It is however clean and very well located within walking distance of train station, shops, museums and restaurants.