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Started by Leftie on Oct 28, 2019 9:42:02 AM
Britannia Hotels

Thesa are part of National Holidays as I understand it (so a coach driver told me). He warned me which ones to go on and which ones to avoid. He's not meant to be telling passengers this type of stuff. But some of the drivers are friendly and some aren't. They are a bit hit and miss.

Try the mystery holidays for about £39 if you just fancy a laugh. I've had dearer taxis.

widenation - 28 Oct 2019 10:01:40 (#1 of 52)

Didn't know Wetherspoons had branched out to hotels.

Leftie - 28 Oct 2019 10:02:03 (#2 of 52)

They've only got a few.

SinnerBoy - 30 Oct 2019 00:22:12 (#3 of 52)

The one in Bucksburn was shite. I spent about two years there, when working on projects, in the Aberdeen office. Terrible food in the bar, but the breakfasts were good.

I was there for more than two months, during the 2003 heatwave. 35° and the still insisted on keeping the curtains open, despite daily requests, post it notes on the curtains, to the cleaners and finally, safety pins keeping them closed, with a note.

They refused to move me to a different room.

machiavelli - 30 Oct 2019 06:49:01 (#4 of 52)

I was in a central Birmingham one a few years ago. Far outshone by Travelodge.

thePiMan - 30 Oct 2019 07:12:50 (#5 of 52)

They've let The Adelphi in Liverpool fall into disgraceful condition.

angelico - 30 Oct 2019 08:28:56 (#6 of 52)

outshone by Travelodge

not words you see every day

machiavelli - 30 Oct 2019 08:30:33 (#7 of 52)

Travelodge aren't bad, but my needs are few

Crayola - 30 Oct 2019 08:33:16 (#8 of 52)

I’ve stayed in the Adelphi for work. Once. It is indeed a shit hole

Leftie - 30 Oct 2019 09:24:34 (#9 of 52)

Last one I was in, was in London. I had the audacity to go and sit in the Flask at Highgate. The hotel itself was in Hampstead and the main doors were that filthy, you couldn't see through.

TheVoiceOfReason - 30 Oct 2019 22:09:00 (#10 of 52)

That’s Hampstead for you.

levelgaze - 30 Oct 2019 22:37:02 (#11 of 52)

The updated Travelodges are absolutely fine. I like their efficient anonymity.

HouseOfLametta - 30 Oct 2019 22:40:24 (#12 of 52)

I stayed in the Adelphi once.

At breakfast one of the sausages had a big piece of blue plastic stuck to it. The old bag serving tried to give it to me.

"Not that one, please!" I said.

"What's wrong wi it!" She spat.

solomongursky - 30 Oct 2019 22:43:31 (#13 of 52)

Out staff party was in the Docklands Britannia but it was a free bar so I don't remember anything.

Leftie - 31 Oct 2019 10:02:19 (#14 of 52)

Some of them are ok. When I went to one in Manchester, the whole holiday was £99 for about 4 days. But there were customers (if that's the right word), coming in off the street paying £85 a night for the same hotel.

cozzer - 31 Oct 2019 10:56:44 (#15 of 52)

That's just standard hotel economics, isn't it.

carterbrandon - 02 Nov 2019 15:07:48 (#16 of 52)

When I was a kid, the Adelphi was the poshest of all

thePiMan - 02 Nov 2019 15:36:13 (#17 of 52)

it's a fucking hellhole now

thePiMan - 02 Nov 2019 15:36:27 (#18 of 52)

shame as it's an impressive looking building

pranzingfrogg - 02 Nov 2019 15:44:20 (#19 of 52)

I remember the Britannia in Manchester had a bit of a rep for allowing (or at least not preventing) ladies of the night to ply their trade in the bars and lobby.

indlovubill - 02 Nov 2019 15:53:40 (#20 of 52)

The one in Bucksburn was shite.

That's where our engineers stay, we had two staying there this week. They actually like it and were offered the option of the Palm Court but chose the Britannia instead. The Palm Court is lovely, I stayed there on Sunday night.

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