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Basic but it will do
Britannia Hotels in general
Member Name: c4parkhill
Britannia Hotels in general
Advantages: Location, Price
Disadvantages: Old, Needs refurbished
This review relates to my stay at the Britannia hotel in Newcastle next to the airport. My husband and I were unfortunate to miss our flight and had to book a room in a hotel at the last minute. On a positive note the Britannia cost only £39 for the two of us staying on a room only basis. However, I wouldn't have paid much more than this. The Britannia's rate was less than half the price of neighbouring hotels and therefore if you are in a hurry, or need somewhere to sleep for one night then you can't go far wrong.
On check in, we had to wait quite a long time at the reception desk for the one receptionist to check in another customer. It was only 5pm so perhaps there could have been another employee to deal with our check in. The employee was someone who obviously doesn't really enjoy their job and found it difficult to offer a smile or words of welcome. We were asked if we wanted a smoking or non smoking room which we found rather surprising as it was our belief that all hotel rooms would now be non smoking. If it meant that the rooms had once been smoking, I would like to think that they have now been suitably cleaned that you could no longer smell any trace of smoke.
Entering our room we found a double bed, two bedside cabinets, an armchair and a small tv. The room was really clean and the bed was comfortable with clean, fresh bedding. The bathroom was also clean however the bath had parts that were discoloured due to age. In order to have a hot shower to my standards, and no that isn't boiling, I had to have the shower heat turned to full. There was a kettle in the room with various teas and coffee available as well as two biscuits.
Whilst this review appears to be highly negative I am aware that the price was so low, considering the location being so handy to the airport. Therefore, despite all the negative factors I probably would stay there again rather than pay more than double for a different hotel. At the end of the day I slept well in a comfortable bed and received a wake up call at 5.30am for my flight.
Summary: Location and Price mean I would stay here again despite all the negatives
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