Britannia Sachas Hotel
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I was pleased with the size of the room. I liked the carpeting. Price was cheap. No complaints.
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I was very worried when I read the reviews of the Sacha Hotel. I had already booked, and was close to cancelling, but I didn't. I was attending an event with my fiance at the MEN Arena and wanted somewhere to sleep (did not fancy the five hour drive home at 11.00 p.m.!)
Avoid at all costs
Absolutely the worst hotel that I have ever stayed in. Rooms smelled terrible,showers not working,bloodstains above one of the beds(which must be the smallest beds in the universe) .
A bar that is impossible to get a drink in as the bar staff did not know how to work behind a bar.
The only plus side I can say is that the staff at reception were courteous and helpful.
Trust me on this one ! Book this hotel at your peril.
I wish I had seen comments like this before I booked.
I stayed for one night in the Sachas Hotel on 28th September. It is slap bang in the centre of Manchester so was ideal for the train station/bus station/shops and the Gmex where I was attending a conference. Other than the area, the hotel itself is also pretty good; friendly staff and my room (City Single) was clean, comfortable and spacious. OK it was a bit odd having a beach mural instead of a window but all I wanted to do in the room was sleep and it meant it was nice and dark (and a Carribbean sunset was nicer than looking out at the rainy streets). The only down point of the hotel was that reception was always quite busy with only one member of staff manning the desk, which meant that making a simple enquiry took longer than needed (shows it's popularity though). For £5 I had a brilliant buffet breakfast too and they had somewhere for me to store my bag after I had checked out so I didn't have to lug it around the city all day. Recommended for buget City Centre accomodation.
Agree with all the bad points written about this hotel, and I am sorry to say I have no good things to say about it. It is absoloutely terrible! As a first-timer staying in the City of Manchester, the hotel gave me a bad impression of the state of local hoteliers, but having visited the City since, and stayed in decent hotels, I can now say that the Sachas Hotel is dire. Avoid at all costs, costs being the key word. For a little extra coin, u can upgrade ten-folds. Yuk!!
I checked in ...... and immediately checked out! I had originally booked 6 nights here at a great price. When I arrived, the key to my room didn't work, as the hotel was full I was told that for the first night, I would have to get Management to let me into my room each time. Room absolutely reeked of tobacco - it did have a window (there are 2 cheaper categories of room that don't.....), but it looked like a cheap grubby bedsit. There was a free standing fridge in the middle of the room - yes, standing free! The pale blue velour dressing table stool was full of cigarette burns, bedcover was stained and I didn't dare look at the sheets. There was NO WAY I was staying in this room. The hotel probably was full, from what I could see with backpackers and teenagers - but don't stay here if you anything at all about hotels.
Excellent deal for two nights stay. ...not difficult to see why. The Hotel needs a re-vamp......badly.
Don't take anyone there if you wish to impress.
Sachas, we love it
Sachas is a great place to stay when I come home to vist family & friends. Value for money, friendly staff, fantastic breakfast selection (best in the city). OK some rooms do not have windows but how long do you spend in a room other to sleep when you visit such a great city as my home town.
We never knew Manchester had a Beach!
We never knew Manchester had a beach! That was until we opened our curtains on arrival at Sachas hotel to discover that there wasn't window but in its place a tropical beach scene. The decor of the room wasn't much better- an array of clashing floral patterns and a dogs blanket in substitution for a quilt!
The location is perfect if you're a hooker. The reception was full of coming and going prostitutes from the area.
As this was a one night stay and it didn't cost us much anyway, my friends and I saw the funny side and had a great laugh at everything from the chandeliers, used to disguise how trampy sachas really was, to the graffiti on the walls. You have been warned!
I've stayed in a few hotels - this is the worst ever experienced
Stayed one night in this hotel - and that was long enough. The website pictures don't reflect the state the hotel's in. When I entered my room - it was dark, musty and stuffy - then I realised there WASN'T A WINDOW - but a tacky murial of 'the beach'. The 'air con' - CON being the word - sounded like an aircraft taking off when turned on. The double bed was 2 singles shoved together - and a tatty rug that's better suited to a picnic was the choice of linen. If you like dark coloured seventies floral patterns then you'll love the decor.For a bit more money, could and should have stayed in another hotel. The wall paper's falling off in the corridors and the hotel desperately needs a make over. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.
Me and my friends stayed here for 3 nights thur.-sun. for only £120 totally. Was a bit worn out hotel and needed some renovation. But for that price who can complain?!? Was clean anyway... so fair enough...
Would recommend this hotel if you get a cheap deal but is not worth a lot of money. Very good situated just round teh corner from Arndale shopping centre, Piccadilly gardens and Debenhams. And within walking distance to clubs and bars... Give it a go, you won“t be disappointed!