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Britannia Manchester - City Centre
35 Portland Street Manchester M1 3LA United Kingdom
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Description Britannia Manchester - City Centre
The Britannia Hotel is located in the very center of Manchester, just minutes from the main shopping, business and entertainment districts. It occupies a Grade II listed building which features details such as the balconieed stairway that runs throughout the entire edifice. Piccadilly station is just 5 minutes from the hotel and Manchester Airport is around 8 miles away.
This three-star property offers a total of 363 guestrooms, available as single, twin or double. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms, direct-dial telephones, television, hairdryers, trouser presses and coffeemakers, while larger and better equipped rooms are offered at a higher price. A complimentary newspaper is delivered every morning, while non smoking rooms can be requested.
There is a restaurant on the ground floor which serves a selection of hot and cold dishes throughout the day. The bar offers snacks and drinks, but also hosts musicians and DJ's in the evening. Meeting space and audiovisual equipment can be rented, and valet parking is available at a surcharge. Pets are welcome.
- Britannia Manchester - City Centre
- 35 Portland Street
- M1 3LAManchester
- United Kingdom
- Telephone: +44(871)2220017
- Official Homepage
- American Express
- Diner's Club
- Business People
- Large Groups
Room features Britannia Manchester - City Centre
- Bathroom with bathtub
- Bathroom with shower
- Central heating
- Pants press
Hotel features Britannia Manchester - City Centre
- Disco/ Nightclub
- Entrance hall/ lobby
- Parking lot
- Pets allowed
- Hotel bar
- Conference rooms
- Non-smoking rooms
- Wheelchair accessible
- WiFi in Lobby
- Fitness/ Aerobics
- Golf Course
- Running/ Rollerblading track
- Horse riding
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Monday to Friday - from 12 midday until 2pm and from 6pm until 9pm
Saturday - 12 miiday until 9pm
Sunday - 12 midday until 4pm
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