Britannia Country House

Palatine Road, Didsbury, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M20 8UF, United Kingdom
#41 of 197 hotels in Manchester
Very Good (3.5 out of 5.0) 3 reviews
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A little peace

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on August 16, 2007

A friend and I had a one night stay here as a friend's wedding reception was in the hotel and we didn't fancy the prospect of a taxi home in the wee small hours.

We shared a twin room; rooms are adequate and have good facilities including tea/coffee making facilities, usual toiletries provisions and TV.

The hotel itself has a unique layout and must be a joining up of a couple of previous buildings which can make getting to breakfast a bit of a trek.

The hotel also has a nightclub on the premises but it is not attached to the accommodation block so noise does not seem to be a problem.

The hotel itself is located with easy access to Manchester Airport and the city centre and has good public transport links to both.

Unique Quality: With its location in proximity to the Airport, the owner of this hotel has taken up a unique business opportunity and lets car parking space out to people wishing to leave their cars there whilst on holiday and provides a coach to the Airport. Whilst this may seem like a good idea, I would personally advise against this option. On the night of the wedding reception, 2 cars were broken into in the car park and the weekly record number of break-ins is 52!!! There was no evidence of security patrols in the car park areas (which are spread around quite a bit in a countryside park-like area) and the car parks themselves are set back from the main road and surrounded by trees.

The hotel has gym and spa facilities.

Directions: If coming from city centre, head straight out via Oxford Road and keep going straight (take left fork at Withington Village). The car parks are about 300m after the hotel on the right side of the road.

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Airport Hotel With Parking

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on May 29, 2006

This is another off aiirport hotel that I have used for staying overnight and then leaving the car when I have been flying from Manchester airport. Again, here you tend to leave your car and it won't have been moved elsewhere when you return from your trip. Transfers to the airport are by minibus. It is 4 miles from the airport and 6 miles from the city centre. The rooms are quite small and when I used this hotel we had to negotiate around our suitcases when we were in the room. The rooms seemed a bit on the cold and dark side (though I suppose it was the beginning of October when we stayed there).

If you have a wheelchair with you, make sure you ask for a ground floor room. In one of the lifts, I had to get my mum out of the chair and fold it up. At least she can do that, others are less fortunate.

Unique Quality: The hotel has its own leisure club and nightclub. It is set in some reasonably large grounds and so you can always walk off your evening meal by having a walk around them.

In the rooms there are tea and coffee making facilities and for me that ever important hairdryer

Directions: Just past junction 3 of M56 follow signs for A5103 Manchester, leave at Northenden/ Sale exit. Turn right and follow the road for about a mile (past the Britannia Airport Hotel). The hotel is on the left.

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Well you can always get a...

by written on August 25, 2002

Well you can always get a fine cuppa at my house...

but, in terms of hotels, depends what you like, I would say that the Midland is the best,

it is quite expensive but the rooms are quite nice, the Piccadilly I dont rate,

The Palace is quite grand, but I find it a bit old fashioned, huge room with restaurante, piano playing etc, very high ceilings, vacuous nice , but not my thing.

If you want to venture South of Manchester the Britannia House hotel is ok,

near the quite cosmopolitan Didsbury (loads of Bars, little eateries), they have a gym etc, the rooms are basic, but its less expensive than town and there is good parking and you are away from the chaos in town.

There are also lots of bed and breakfast on Wilmslow road, running from Rusholme up to Didsbury, Cheap and cheerful.

Directions: Although beautiful in its own way, You might not want to stay here....

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Address: Palatine Road, Didsbury, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M20 8UF, United Kingdom

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Amenities at Britannia Country House

  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center
  • Free Parking
  • Business Services
  • Pets Allowed
  • Shuttle Service
  • Bar / Lounge

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