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Britannia Country House Spa Hotel South Manchester

3 stars
View map of Palatine Road, Didsbury, Manchester, M20 2WG

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.3
out of 5
9 reviews
Work digs

Stayed there 2 nights this week and for the 1st time in 4 weeks of being there my bed never got... See full review

  • The great 1
  • 17 Jul 2014
Wonderful value for money

This is a big, old, sprawling hotel with friendly service, a welcoming bar and nightmare parking... See full review

  • JRSOLO
  • 11 Jul 2014
The modern Britannia Country House Hotel Manchester stands in its own grounds right next door to a superb 18-hole golf club. It is located in Didsbury, close to the major universities, Manchester United Football Club and the Lancashire County Cricket Club grounds. Manchester is well known for its Town Hall, the Cathedral, Opera House and Royal Exchange Theatre. The Manchester Art Gallery and museums such as the Imperial War Museum are well worth visiting.
General

The Britannia Country House Hotel Manchester has excellent amenities including the Spindle Health Club with a well-equipped gym, spa, sauna and heated indoor pool. The hotel offers Stay and Fly packages with long-term parking and accommodates corporate events and weddings. Its superb location makes it ideal for business and leisure guests.



Location

The Britannia Hotel is surprisingly close to Manchester city centre, 15 minutes away, and just 3 miles from Manchester Airport. Nearby attractions include Jodrell Bank Observatory and Quarry Bank Mill and Styal Country Park.



  • 8 km to the Airport
  • 8 km to the Train Station (Manchester Piccadilly)
  • 8 km to the City Centre
Dining

Jenny's is a Brasserie-style restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with an a la carte menu and self-service carvery.
Rooms

The 255 rooms at the Britannia Hotel come as single, double or family rooms and all have en-suite bathrooms. The comfortable rooms have tea and coffee making facilities and a trouser press.

Britannia Country House Spa Hotel South Manchester Rooms

Single Room
With 1 single bed, the room features air conditioning, desk, hair dryer, television, shower and coffee/tea maker.
Double Room
With 1 double or 2 single beds, room features air conditioning, desk, hair dryer, television, shower and coffee/tea maker.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
  • Free parking
  • Indoor pool
General
Pet friendly
Activities
Indoor pool
Fitness centre or spa
Fitness Center
Spa
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business centre
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Transportation
Airport shuttle
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Accessible facilities
Service dogs allowed

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Hotel Map

53.4161 -2.2478
Area served
Manchester.
Nearby airports
Manchester International Airport
Area description
The hotel is in a prime location for easy access to all motorway networks.

Nearby points of interest

  • Didsbury: 0.7 km
  • Fallowfield: 2.7 km
  • Burnage: 3.5 km
  • Platt Fields Park: 3.9 km
  • Gallery of Costume: 4.5 km
  • Manchester Academy: 5 km
  • Whitworth Art Gallery: 5.1 km
  • Contact Theatre: 5.3 km
  • Manchester Museum: 5.7 km
  • United Museum: 5.9 km
  • Old Trafford: 6 km
  • Manchester Aquatics Centre: 6 km
  • Manchester Apollo: 6.2 km
  • Dancehouse Theatre: 6.3 km
  • Green Building: 6.4 km
  • Didsbury: 0.7 km
  • Fallowfield: 2.7 km
  • Burnage: 3.5 km
  • Platt Fields Park: 3.9 km
  • Gallery of Costume: 4.5 km
  • Manchester Academy: 5 km
  • Whitworth Art Gallery: 5.1 km
  • Contact Theatre: 5.3 km
  • Manchester Museum: 5.7 km
  • United Museum: 5.9 km
  • Old Trafford: 6 km
  • Manchester Aquatics Centre: 6 km
  • Manchester Apollo: 6.2 km
  • Dancehouse Theatre: 6.3 km
  • Green Building: 6.4 km
  • Cornerhouse: 6.5 km
  • Palace Theatre: 6.6 km
  • Bridgewater Hall: 6.6 km
  • Beetham Tower: 6.6 km
  • Mamucium: 6.7 km
  • Manchester International Convention Centre: 6.7 km
  • Sackville Street: 6.8 km
  • Museum of Science and Industry: 6.8 km
  • Alan Turing Memorial: 6.8 km
  • Imperial War Museum North: 6.9 km
  • Free Trade Hall: 6.9 km
  • Lowry Centre: 6.9 km
  • Canal Street: 6.9 km
  • Manchester Chinatown: 6.9 km
  • Granada Studios: 6.9 km
  • Manchester Art Gallery: 7 km
  • Gorton: 7 km
  • Opera House: 7 km
  • Town Hall: 7 km
  • Piccadilly Tower: 7 km
  • Albert Square: 7.1 km
  • Hale: 7.1 km
  • Piccadilly Gardens: 7.2 km
  • Manchester King Street: 7.2 km
  • Peoples History Museum: 7.3 km
  • St Anns Church: 7.3 km
  • Royal Exchange Theatre: 7.4 km
  • Arndale: 7.5 km
  • Manchester Wheel: 7.6 km
  • Craft Centre: 7.6 km

Dining

Jenny's Bar
Situated in Jenny's Restaurant, you can relax in comfort after dining in the restaurant. Open daily from 5pm to 11.00pn.
The Residents Bar
The hotels main bar, offering a relaxed and formal atmosphere to enjoy a quiet drink with friends and family. Open Monday to Friday from 11.00 am to late and on Saturday and Sunday from 12noon to late.
Jenny's Traditional English Restaurant
The delicious Big Britannia Breakfast, with hot and cold buffet selection is served in Jenny's each day. With a variety of options, from the classic fried breakfast, to a choice of cereal or fruit. Whatever your preference there's not a better way to start your day. For Dinner, you can choose a selection from our hold and cold self service buffet, or sample the Chef's Specials of the Day. Opening Times: Full Breakfast served Monday to Friday from 6.00 am to 9.30 am. Continental breakfast is available from 6:00am to 9.30am. On Saturday and Sunday full breakfast is available from 6am to 10.00am. Dinner is available daily from 6pm to 9:30pm.
The Italian Overstuffed Pizzeria
Enjoy the jolly Italian atmosphere found within our Pizzeria. Offers a wide range of Pizza's, Steaks and Hot Sandwiches. Open 6 days a week from 5pm to 11pm. (MON-SAT)

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
14:00
Check-out:
11:00

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Britannia Country House Spa Hotel South Manchester

Overall score

3.3 / 5
5.01.0
9 out of 9
Amenities:
3.4
Cleanliness:
3.3
Hotel staff:
3.1
Comfort:
3.5
Location:
3.4
Value:
3.4

67% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Britannia Country House Spa Hotel South Manchester

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Adam
Business
N/A
18 Mar 2015

Cheap and affordable

The hotel was good for the price and we got exactly what we pay for, I shall first start with the cons. Firstly I had booked 2 rooms, 1 for my partner and I and another for my two friends, I specifically asked for 2 single beds in my friends' room however even after requesting it at the reception we both had double beds in our rooms. Secondly my shower door was not attached properly and upon trying to shut it the door collapsed on my almost causing injury which I made do with it being semi attached as I was all ready prepared for my shower. Now the pros were that it was cheap and buses were easy to get to Oxford Road and the city center, the hotel was quite pleasant and my partner and I slept comfortably with complementary drinks in our room.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
2
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Britannia Country House Spa Hotel South Manchester

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Syed H.
Business
N/A
9 Feb 2015

Very bad service

I just wanted to make a complaint about the service. I was at the reception and one of the staff humiliated me his name is Ahmed he said his name was David Cameron. I wanted to know if my reservations been paid and he started swearing and shouting at me, I made the management aware of this and had no refund. I checked out the same day awful.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Avoid Ahmed at all cost

Review of Britannia Country House Spa Hotel South Manchester

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
The great 1
Business
Grimsby
17 Jul 2014

Work digs

Stayed there 2 nights this week and for the 1st time in 4 weeks of being there my bed never got made but can't complain the hotel is spot on.!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Get a room at the front with internet no reception in the back rooms.!

Review of Britannia Country House Spa Hotel South Manchester

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JRSOLO
Business
Austin, Texas
11 Jul 2014

Wonderful value for money

This is a big, old, sprawling hotel with friendly service, a welcoming bar and nightmare parking (which resulted in me scraping the side of my rental car). But what made it special this time was being upgraded for free to room 485 which was a lovely large room under the eaves in the corner. Thanks so much.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Britannia Country House Spa Hotel South Manchester

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Leahlost
Business
Manchester
10 Feb 2014

Lovely setting and comfy stay

Lovely scenery and quite grand inside, the breakfast was lovely and good value for money, there were a few things that let my stay down which was that the jacuzzi in my bedroom did not work and the tv was temprimental. Overall great stay and I would definitely return

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

4 minutes away is a stunning gourmet vegetarian restaurant called greens it is not to be missed

Review of Britannia Country House Spa Hotel South Manchester

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
keithwafc7
Business
Wigan ENGLAND
18 Feb 2012

CHECK YOUR BANK DETAILS

Tv ,problems,toileteries?none. Phoned reception,did not answer,good job i did nt need a Docter etc. Went to reception to sort out room,staff surly,never sorted all weekend. SAT-night,Sun morn lift not working. On return Emailed hotel several times over this no reply of any sort. Main problem,checked my bank statement some weeks later,two payments for the hotel taken out. When i orig.booked in the hotel at reception,i was told RATES TO GO,WHICH ID BOOKED ON,HAD ONLY TAKEN A DEPOSIT,i queried this,but they insisted i pay rest up front,straight away which i did. After checking bank statement,some weeks later,i discovered id paid twice,minus deposit. I rung complained to hotel,they insisted i fax my bank statement,which i did from my bank,after i re rung up ,they acknowledged they d received it. Days went by,no refund,so i emailed them to recomplain about my whole experience with them,up to Thursday 16th nothing sorted or reply.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
2
Location:
2
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Britannia Country House Spa Hotel South Manchester

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Angela
Business
Not Provided
21 Feb 2011

Stayed at the Brittania Country

Stayed at the Brittania Country House for the first time, we drove from London for my dad's surprise 70th birthday. On arrival we were really impressed, the standards were excellant, staff very polite and helpful, rooms very nice good size and. We also made use of the spa facilities. Will definitely be going back.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Britannia Country House Spa Hotel South Manchester

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Mr
Business
Not Provided
16 Aug 2010

I stayed in room 460 I booked

I stayed in room 460 I booked a family room. The room inside was not big enough. Jacuzzi does not works. The most annoying thing was this horrible stair ramp inside the room which cuts the room into half and is so low that me and my partner got hit by it several times when trying to go near the table for dinning. Room is dull left side lamp was not working. The bed mattress is inclined downward on the right hand side my partner kept on slipping off it and where do I plug in my phone charger and laptop for work. NOT good experience.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Britannia Country House Spa Hotel South Manchester

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Derek
Business
Not Provided
9 Apr 2010

We received baked potato's that

We received baked potato's that had been kept warm for several days. The skin was old and wrinkled, the inside of the skin was was a black charred colour and it tasted foul. Even the waitress said she wouldn't eat it. When i made my complaint to the duty manager i noticed 2 girls making a complaint as well. There were no problems any where else, i will not be using that hotel again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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