Which? names Britannia ‘worst UK hotel chain’

Which? names Britannia ‘worst UK hotel chain’

Q Hotels comes out on top

Q Hotels comes out on top

Britannia runs the Adelphi in Liverpool
Britannia runs the Adelphi in Liverpool

Britannia Hotels has been named as the worst hotel chain in the UK by Which? based on cleanliness and customer service.

The consumer organisation’s rating of 36 chains, based on 8, 267 stays, saw Britannia receive one star for cleanliness, room fixtures and value for money. Its customer service rating was at 36%, with Which? readers saying rooms where ‘shabby’ and ‘run down’.

Travelodge was also at the bottom of the table, with a customer service rating of 50% and a low rating for its breakfasts, despite recently upgrading its rooms with a new look.

Feeling happier about the results will be Q Hotels, which was named top of class with a rating of 78%. Radisson Blu Edwardian was in second position (77%), followed by Premier Inn (76%) and Sofitel (74%).

The results show a mixture of budget, midscale and luxury hotels across the entire table.

“Our survey has revealed a king-sized bed gap between the best and worst hotel chains in the UK and shows you don’t have to spend a fortune to get a decent overnight stay,” said Which? editor Richard Headland.

‘Best UK hotel chains’ as named by Which?

  1. Q Hotels
  2. Radisson Blu Edwardian
  3. Premier Inn
  4. Sofitel
  5. DoubleTree by Hilton
  6. Park Plaza
  7. Ibis budget
  8. Warner Leisure HOtles
  9. Crowne Plaza
  10. Marriott Renaissance
  11. Radisson Blu
  12. Best Western
  13. Malmaison
  14. Hilton Hotels
  15. Marriott

and at the bottom…

32. De Vere Village

33. Principal Hayley Hotels

34. Ramada

35. Travelodge

36. Britannia Hotels

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