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Britannia Country House Hotel & Spa

3-star3 stars
Palatine Road, Didsbury, Manchester, England, M20 2WG, United Kingdom

3-star hotel in Didsbury with indoor pool and bar/lounge
  • Free WiFi in the lobby and free parking
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Location
Great location
WiFi
Regular internet service
Cleanliness
Could use a good cleaning
Service
Service is adequate

Britannia Country House Hotel & Spa

from £36
  • Standard Double Room
  • Standard Single Room
  • Standard Double Room
  • Executive Double Room
  • Standard Family Room Sleeps 4
  • Standard Twin Room
  • Standard Twin Room

What’s around Britannia Country House Hotel & Spa

Landmarks

  • In Didsbury
  • Wilmslow Road (20-minute walk)
  • Didsbury Park (26-minute walk)
  • Platt Fields Park - 3 mi / 4.8 km
  • Whitworth Art Gallery - 3.7 mi / 5.9 km
  • University of Manchester - 4 mi / 6.5 km
  • Deansgate Locks - 4.8 mi / 7.7 km
  • Manchester Museum - 4.8 mi / 7.8 km

Getting around

  • Manchester (MAN) 7-min drive
  • Liverpool (LPL-John Lennon) 38-min drive
  • Manchester East Didsbury Station 5-min drive
  • Manchester Burnage Station 5-min drive
  • Manchester Gatley Station 6-min drive
  • West Didsbury Tram Stop 17-min walk
  • Burton Road Tram Stop 23-min walk
  • Didsbury Village Tram Stop 25-min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 255 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2 PM-2 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-out
24-hour airport shuttle service is available at scheduled times. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets allowed (dogs and cats only) *

  • 1 per room

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • WiFi in rooms *

Transport

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *

Parking

  • Free self parking

Offsite

  • Area shuttle *

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Full breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Indoor pool
  • Health club
  • Spa services on site
  • Steam room
  • Golfing on site
  • Sauna
Working away
  • Conference space
Services
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Hair salon
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
Facilities
  • Lift
  • Garden
Accessibility
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • TV
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • WiFi (surcharge)
More
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features

Dining

Jennys Restaurant – This restaurant serves breakfast and dinner.

The Overstuffed Pizzeria – This restaurant only serves dinner.

Britannia Country House Hotel & Spa’s small print

Also known as

  • Britannia Country House Hotel Manchester
  • Britannia Country House Hotel & Spa Hotel Manchester
  • Britannia Country House Hotel & Spa Hotel Manchester
  • Britannia Country House Hotel
  • Britannia Country House Manchester
  • Britannia Country House
  • Britannia Country Hotel
  • Britannia Country Manchester
  • Britannia & Spa Manchester
  • Britannia Country House Hotel & Spa Hotel
  • Britannia Country House Hotel & Spa Manchester

Policies

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the fitness facility.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Optional extras

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of GBP 10

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of GBP 10

Facility access costs GBP 4 per person, per day. Facilities include fitness facilities, a sauna, a spa and a swimming pool.

Breakfast costs between GBP 10.00 and GBP 15.00 for adults, and GBP 5.00 and GBP 10.00 for children (approximately)

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 10 per pet, per stay (maximum GBP 25 per stay)

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of GBP 6.00 per person (roundtrip)

Airport shuttle service for children costs GBP 3.50 (roundtrip)

WiFi is available in guestrooms for GBP 7.00 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)

Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Most helpful reviewsReviews are sorted based on what customers found most helpful and our recommendations

Good 6.0 From 664 reviews

Fair 4.0
A pretty disappointing stay. Firstly I will say that the rooms are clean, basic but have everything you need and the beds were comfy. The staff also were very helpful with a couple of queries we had. But the hotel itself is very tired and dated. It looks modern on the outside but the inside is quite stately home-ish. It is vast with a pizza place, a restaurant and a couple of bars open. The whole feel of the place is quite odd, it could be superb but it hasn't had work done on it for many years I would say, with a hotel so large I can't imagine where you would begin! It's all perfectly serviceable but not really very nice. We ate at the pizza place which is also very dated, fast service and good portion sizes but limited evening meal menu when you discount sandwiches and jacket potatoes! It had free wifi, you just had to log on every half an hour which wasn't a problem. We asked to stay an hour later on the Sunday so we could take the kids for a swim but they charged us £10 for this. My career background is hotels and I know on a Sunday night it is highly unlikely they would need our room that night so it was a bit of a rip off. Also they charged us £12 to use the swimming pool and £2 per towel, when you are a resident you would expect it to be complimentary even if it is owned by another company. To summarise it served a purpose but we wouldn't recommend it or stay again.
gbFamily trip
Good 6.0
'Sleepin is cheatin'
Stayed recently on a Saturday night, first impressions were good. We checked in at a busy reception wasn't advised on the breakfast room and times.. but we asked about this later before leaving for the day.The room we had was a 'cheap' room small, no view out the window.But appeared to be fairly comfortable.After a long day/evening spent in Manchester we got back around 11pm, the hotel was busy and buzzing from a wedding/party. Unfortunately the party was spilling out the function room into the hotel corridors we walked passed the guests sniffing outside Jenny's restaurant and their young kids were running riot up & down the corridor with banging footsteps slamming doors & footballs we hoped our room would be sound proofed.Our room was next door to the disability lift which only amplified there shouts & screams.At 2.30 am I called reception to ask for help regarding the noise my partner had already spoken to the kids to keep the noise down. The noise continued with short periods of quiet in between it wasn't until the adults returned to their rooms at 4.30am & wished each other goodnight in the corridor that the noise ceased. I understand other guests have ruined my stayed here but the hotel could have done more knowing their hosting parties and have guests who are not party goers. It was obvious staff did not walk the floor of the hotel to help prevent noise & did not continue to visit our corridor after I made a call to reception. At 18weeks pregnant I needed my sleep :(
Rachel, gbOther trip
Fair 4.0
Car dormitory lacking in H&S & not fit for purpose
Annoyingly late arrival for a meeting having spent 30 mins circling the admittedly extensive car park, but which was severely lacking in space for hotel residents; vehicles were overflowing from all car parks and parked on every bit of the grounds, especially on the already narrow hotel access roads. I later discovered the majority of the vehicles mostly belonged to holidaymakers who had left their cars while out of the country. Other than for half a dozen very tired-looking and unappetising sandwiches, there was no food available in the coffee bar - the only source of food in the hotel during the day. This itself was not conducive to meeting with a colleague as it holds the swimming pool and facilities; the accoustics here are certainly not conducive to having discussions, business or otherwise, with no room on the small low tables for both cups and ipads/tablets/laptops. In the absence of a business centre/quiet area for business customers/residents, the bar was open for tea/coffee etc and seemed a better proposition, although it only had one table with a diameter greater than those of the coffee bar and seemed a reasonable alternative. However, the creche/nursery disgorged itself and a gaggle of mothers with their prams descended on the bar with their undoubtedly beautiful but very unhappy babies - the noise was horrendous and rendered normal discussion impossible.
gbOther trip
Poor 2.0
Paper thin walls, hard bed, mold in bathroom
At first glance the room seemed okay, ample space and a tasteful decor. We were in room 258, this was quickly lost when we soon found out there is hardly any sound proofing. The person in the next room must have had OCD as they left and returned to there room every 20 minutes for at least 2 hours, normally you would not know this, but each time their door slammed shut the sound rattled through to our side. I don't know where the bathroom was next door but you could hear the bathroom noises as clear as if you was in the same room. A totally disgusting sound to have to endure. The other side of us was on the worlds longest phone calls. I could hear what he was saying, but I could also hear the sound of the person on the phone replying to them. I assume it was on loud speaker, but for heavens sake it was the next room, how thin are the walls? To cap it off, when these noises ended the snoring started. I would not wish that room on anyone and i will NEVER stay in that hotel again if you paid me. Even the shower had mold, have you heard of bleach or products to clean this? AVOID AVOID AVOID!!! When leaving they don't even bother asking you if you enjoyed your stay, I assume its because they know you won't have!! Wi-fi has to be paid for after 20 minutes!
Romano, gbOther trip
Poor 2.0
Terrible place
Awful place. As contractors we only expect basic amenities but this place is lacking. Upon check in i found half eaten biscuits and large empty bottles of volvic under my bed. Hairs in my bath, no signal at all, 20 mins of wifi free then its £7 per day. We had 2 rooms booked, both had to change them midweek due to stuff not working. One bath wouldnt drain as it was blocked and reception said persevere the first day, 2nd day they let us move. Other room had faults in bathroom again, this time with the fan making a screeching so loud the rooms next door would complain. Got new rooms which is a pain but fair enough. Then upon check out were told we owed £10 for changing rooms. Laughed this off as told its a mistake. Got home and they have charged card without any permission or warning. Very sneaky. Also car park is horrid and over full with holiday makers cars Buffet dinner which says £13 in reception then £15 when you actually pay is horrendous. Old, plain absolute vile. Working in area for months, and its cheapest place around. But even we have standsrds, vile place.
gb4 night business trip

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