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One hotel chain has four entries in the top ten


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A hotel chain has the dubious honour of having four entries in a new list of Britain’s top ten dirtiest hotels, including the grimiest of them all.

The Britannia Hotel in Stockport, Greater Manchester, was rated the dirtiest hotel in the UK in the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice hotel awards announced today.

One guest wrote in December that his room in the Stockport establishment was ‘absolutely disgusting, damp and smelly with paper hanging off the walls (and) plaster falling away’.

Another guest said of the hotel: ‘For the love of God, stay away.’

Dirtiest hotels

The Britannia chain’s other establishments in the top 10 dirtiest hotel table were the Britannia Country House Hotel in Didsbury, Manchester, which was in eighth place; the Britannia Hotel, Birmingham, which was ninth; and the Britannia Airport Hotel at Northenden, Manchester, which was tenth.

Of the 345 hotels worldwide honoured in the awards, 20 were British, with nine of them appearing in the list for the 100 best luxury hotels in the world.

The top-placed British establishment in this category was the 50-room, four-star seaside Atlantic hotel in St Brelade, Jersey, which was described by TripAdvisor travellers as ‘truly splendid, a little gem, fabulous, sublime perfection and the best small hotel in Europe’.

The Parkes Hotel in London, which ranked 11th in the best luxury category, was also selected a world best city hotel. The 33-bedroom luxury townhouse hotel was described by TripAdvisor member from Tennessee as ‘the standard by which I measure other hotels.

‘Within a few short hours, we felt at home and even though we truly enjoy London, we actually looked forward to returning to our suite each night.’

Inns and B&Bs

Scottish establishments dominated the best inns and B&Bs Europe category with the Trafford Bank, Inverness and three Edinburgh businesses – Elmview, Geraldsplace and Blacket Garden Flat – all featuring in the top 10.

Other British top 10 successes in categories covering Europe included The Best Western Big Blue Hotel, Blackpool which was best for families Europe; Hotel 41, London, which was best for romance; Milestone Hotel, London, which was best for service; and Chestnuts House, Bath, and the Bay Tree House, London – both for best inns and B&Bs.

The Clevedon Hotel, Torquay, received a double top ten for European best bargain and European best hidden gem.

These were the top ten dirtiest hotels in the UK according to TripAdvisor:

1. Britannia Hotel, Stockport, Greater Manchester

2. Nanford Guest House, Oxford

3. Master Brewer Hotel, Hillingdon, west London

4. Europa Gatwick, Crawley, West Sussex

5. Hyde Park West, Pembridge Square, London

6. Park Hotel, Belgrave Road, London

7. Corbigoe Hotel, Belgrave Road, London

8. Britannia Country House Hotel, Didsbury, Manchester

9. Britannia Hotel, Birmingham

10.Britannia Airport Hotel, Northenden, Manchester

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