Britannia Hotel Coventry
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... left to fill in the afternoon. Turns out we were right about the appeal, but we did some shopping and were back bi about 4pm.
At shortly after 5:00 we headed to the pub for dinner, which serves an awesome grilled haddock
with chips and mushy peas. Now at 7pm, we are in our room having coffee/tea and winding down.
Off to York tomorrow !
After a delicious breakfast at the Austin Guest House in Warwick, the family headed north into Wales and I headed south into the Cotswolds. First stop, as always, was Burford. This is an ancient medieval town that is pretty much preserved as it was for the last few hundred years. I am particularly sad as the Staffordshire Pottery shop that graced the High Street on a couple of my visits has sadly closed and been replaced with a gallery that it way outside my ...
... place for cats or noise.
Tesco did not have a café, so we found a place on the High Street serving the full English. It was very well prepared. We noticed that they do a Sunday carvery so we may be back after church on Sunday. We stocked up with a few things at Tesco, but were disappointed that they do not sell any of the Weston’s range of ciders.
Back to the boat, and we set off just behind another boat, heading back towards the Fingerpost ...
... for the Merlin tour and the dungeon tour. We had some time so we wandered down to the mill and down to the trebuchet that was waiting to b e shot during the day. A wander through the castle (photography IS allowed) for about a half an hour found us ready to join the group at the Merlin Tour. It was OK, only going for about 15 minutes but had a dragon that spoke to people from behind a mirror.
Our next trek was to ...
... br> The new cathedral is actually at right angles to the old, so they refer to “ecclesiastic east” which means the apse end and is actually north. The porch of the new cathedral comes out and shelters part of the old cathedral in a comforting way, almost as if it had an arm around its ruined shoulder. You walk in and it initially feels like a warehouse – or it did to me. I was quite disappointed. It is large, relatively light, and plain grey ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Britannia Hotel Coventry
Britannia hotel, tired hotel, helpful staff
Tired hotel, tatty stained carpets, worn furniture, old cracked bathroom sink, no hot water @ 7 am wait till 8. Iron in a board-room on second floor.
Very helpful staff, food good, room large enough cleanish and did not smell of smoke, easy to find with parking nearby(£2 overnight).
Only place I could get short notice. Next time I'll try and book earlier. There must be other hotels at a resonable price.
Get that front door fixed or at least unlock the other one.
Won't stay there again!
The rooms weren't as bad as I expected, it did need a good clean and was very tired and dated. Bed was OK, carpet was dire, toilet made a noise like it was going to blow up. Room was noisy (from outside) as it is near the bus station.
I stayed in 411 (next to fire escape) and was plagued with idiots running along corridor, knocking on door and disappearing down fire exit. To be fair when I complained to the duty manager (after 4 knock & runs) he did do a sweep of hotel and it did not happen again.
On the positive side, staff were very helpful, food was good and plenty of it, it only cost £72.50 for D,B&B and parking was cheap (50p).
That aside would not stay again!
It really is as bad as they say....
Yes, sorry Brittania, but it really is a terrible place. Some rooms even have a jacussi bath fitted - why?!!! Some paint and new carpets would be of more use.
You kind of know that it's not going to be good when the office block style glass front door scrapes the floor as you open it...
I'm not joking, but I felt like I needed a surgical mask for my own protection.
Yes, the Village Coventry is a much better bet.
Poor hotel but good staff
The hotel is certainly not as nice as I expected it to be and the pictures on the internet are very misleading.
However the staff were very plesant to us, especially a waitress called Tina who we found to be very friendly and helpful.
stayed here for 2 nights in fourth floor rooms. Kettle in room had dirty brown water in it and green mould and smelt foul, for which the duty manager apologised for and gave us free bottle of wine for. towells in room had dirty stains on them for which the duty manager gave us another bottle of free wine for.
I have stayed at Britannia hotel on many occasions and always had great service, the staff could not have been any nicer. Although the receptionists are a bit facially challenged, what they lack in looks they make up for it in effort. I highly recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Coventry.
Very friendly and helpful staff, nice Hotel.
This Hotel has extremely efficient, pleasant and friendly staff. I recently stayed at this Hotel for the weekend and I was pleasantly surprised by how friendly and helpful the staff where. The Hotel itself is very clean and adequate, the rooms are spacious and I was very comfortable here. I would not hesitate in recommending this Hotel, I am returning next year and will be looking forward to the same excellent service that I received last time.
I wish I had looked at this site prior to staying at the Britannia Hotel Coventry.
This is honestly the worst hotel I have ever stayed in. It is not the fault of the chain that is is truely the most depressing 1960's concrete tower block from the outside and I was sure it would improve inside. No way!!!