My hotel in Manchester proved to be one of the strangest hotel stays I have ever had. I was in Manchester for the Travel Bloggers Unite Conference and after a late flight was anxious to settle in at the Britannia Sachas Hotel located near Picadilly Gardens. I arrived just after midnight and went to open the lobby doors to the Britannia Sachas Hotel in Manchester, to find they were locked. A doorman came and opened the door a crack “Yes?” he inquired. I explained that I was a guest of the hotel and wanted to check in. He reluctantly opened the door for me and while doing so said “OK, but I’m watching you.” How odd I thought as I made my way to the front desk, but he was true to his word and did watch me to ensure that I was in fact checking in.
It took nearly half an hour to check in since the hotel could not find my reservation, despite the fact that I had brought a copy of it with me and no apology was given for the long check in. At least I had entertainment though, as another guest tried to sneak in his scantily clad “lady friend” who the hotel refused to let in since they had a no visitor rule after 11:00pm. I must give the other guest credit for providing entertainment though at such a late hour when I was tired and had to bite my lip from laughing when his meek defense came out “But she will only be a visitor for an hour or so.” I don’t know what the end result was for him and his “lady friend” since as soon as my reservation was figured out, I was off to my hotel room.
Can you see what's missing from my hotel room?
Upon opening the door to my hotel room, it looked like a normal hotel room – bed, small desk with a kettle, t.v, decent sized bathroom and most importantly, it was clean. Despite looking like a normal hotel room, something felt rather strange about it. It took me almost a minute to figure out what was missing. Can you tell by the photo above? Scroll down for the answer.
A window! My hotel room was missing a window, which made the room feel very claustrophobic. Although I found my stay at the Britannia Sachas Hotel in Manchester rather amusing, I won’t be staying there again.
What’s the strangest hotel experience you have had?
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Note: I paid for my hotel stay in full, no compensation was given and not surprisingly this is not a sponsored post.