Britannia Hotel Stockport
it all depends how you approach it
If you are paying about £100 for your room - well it probably is a terrible place. If you paid £30 a night, for two with breakfast, as I have just done, then let's judge it accordingly. This is about Travelodge price so compare it with a Travelodge.
A Travelodge has bigger rooms, a bigger bed and has probably been decorated more recently.
The Britannia probably has breakfast included, you have access to an evening meal, a bar, a lounge, a large car park and the retro appeal of staying somewhere that seems straight out of the 1980's.
Like I said - what do you want for £30 a night.
Unique Quality: The place is a complete maze - if you are not in a rush, have fun working out how to get to your poom.
The lift that looks as if it should be a service lift is in fact for guests. Living history!!
Directions: Not in the town centre
Somewhere to sleep
This was my first visit to Stockport. The hotel is built along a main busy road, it has a leisure complex with a gym which members can use all week during their stay for £5, the swimming pool is free and is 30 degree's. There's also a steam room which takes your breath away, but you get used to that. Also a spa bath which is stupidly hot and a sauna which would probably sweat your hair off. You can use the lockers in the changing rooms for 10p and you have a key on a elastic band.
The reception is part of the TV lounge, there is a large TV round the corner, but you have to ask the staff to change the channels. The bar opens at six and happy hour is between 6 and 7pm, most of the furniture is leather. The rooms are rather basic with a TV, dressing table, tea and coffee making facilities and wardrobe. The bathroom is OK, althrough the shower curtain gets stuck, there is no window in the bathroom so the steam can't escape unless you leave the door open. No bath mat so I used the only towel that was hanging up in there (thank god I bought my own) else the floor is like an ice rink.
The floor is very creaky so if you are sharing with someone else, forget about trying to be quiet. Also you can also hear the other guests in the other rooms, so earplugs are a must. The stairs are steep so children should be surpervised at all times.
The annoying thing about the rooms is the blasted fire alarm. In a dark room it will flash a red light every minute to show this is working. This is rather annoying when you are about to fall asleep and a red light flashes from the smoke alarm. I know this has to show this is working, but do they need to fix it over the bed?
Breakfast is from 7-9am. There is a choice of cereal's, cooked and fruit. Dinner is at 7pm with three courses: Soup, dinner and a dessert. There are ramps for disabled people and a Victorian type lift to the upper floors.
This is the sort of hotel for business people, not really family orientated like our guest house. Also you can hear planes passing over to Manchester airport, and people starting their car engines at all hours of the night in the car park.
Unique Quality: Has a pool at 30 degree's, a steam room, sauna and spa bath which is a bit too hot.
Directions: Just outside Stockport.
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Britannia Hotel Stockport
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- Stockport Britannia Hotel
Address: Dialstone Lane, Stockport, Cheshire, SK2 6AG, United Kingdom
Amenities at Britannia Hotel Stockport
- Swimming Pool
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Fitness Center
- Free Parking
- Business Services
- Pets Allowed
- Bar / Lounge
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