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(3 star hotel)
including 8 days parking
5.2 miles
from the airport
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A budget hotel with bundles of character

No one enjoys having to budget, but if you’re looking to keep costs down with a cheap Manchester airport hotel, then head for the Britannia Ashley. Despite its cut-rate price tag, historical character is in abundance here, and what might be lost in appearance is by far made up for by the friendly, accommodating staff who are on-hand 24-hours a day. Set only five miles from Manchester airport in the middle of the bustling Cheshire village of Hale, this modest, 3-star hotel is full of local charm.

As a price guide, if you book the Britannia Ashley hotel for two months from now, a double room will cost just . Enter the dates you need on the left for a personalised quote.

Our customers rated Britannia Ashley on average 6/10 (121 reviews). Read Britannia Ashley reviews.

The small bar is light and airy with plenty of drinks, and a bar menu of simple hot and cold classics is available throughout the day. As the bar is open to locals and residents alike, it’s a sociable spot to enjoy before flying off on your holiday. The outdoor seating at the front of the hotel is reminiscent of European cafe culture, as couples chat under parasols and soak up the village hubbub.

There’s something unwholesome about using cliches, but, the old adage ‘don’t judge a book by its cover’ seems apt for the Britannia Ashley hotel. The 70s exterior hides behind it heavy, ornate wooden staircases and vast brass chandeliers, while the soft pink and cream pastoral wallpaper makes for a charming choice of decor. The small scale of this airport hotel makes it feel rather more like a visit to a countryside cottage than a run-of-the-mill airport hotel in the middle of town, and this is precisely where the charm lies. You can explore the local area, enjoy a classic British dinner in the restaurant, and get your head down in a cosy, comfortable room at night. There’ll even be an all-you-can-eat Full English breakfast buffet to set you up the following morning. What’s particularly impressive is that the free WiFi is available in the public areas.

Scrimp on the price tag without scrimping on the stay

The Britannia Ashley hotel is found in the busy village of Hale, where you’ll find a wealth of boutique stores, stylish restaurants and trendy bars. It’s an affluent area, home to footballers and soap-stars alike, so although you might not be splashing the cash, you could find yourself rubbing shoulders with the rich and the famous!

It’s an incredibly cheap hotel that’s comfortable and charming as well. A hotel of simple pleasures, in fact. Everything you need for a good night’s sleep is there, but if you want to supplement your stay, there’s heaps of activity on your doorstep! The small scale of the hotel means that you’ll enjoy a far more personal experience here, and the friendly staff will do their best to ensure you have a pleasant stay.

We recommend the Manchester Britannia Ashley for:

Going easy on the purse strings - The Britannia Ashley hotel Manchester is very reasonably priced, so you’ll be able to splash out that little bit more on your holiday.

Enjoying the locality - Whether you want to try out some of the local eateries, get your hair fixed in a salon, or enjoy a little retail therapy, you simply need walk around the corner. A trip to the local sporting grounds, like Old Trafford and Manchester City Football Club, are both less than half an hour’s drive away. Manchester city centre’s just seven miles off too. Even if you don't want to venture out, the locals will come to you and join you for a drink in the bar.

Children and pets welcome, the latter at an additional charge - Kids under 12 go free when sharing with adults and using existing bedding. Pets, on the other hand, will set you back a tenner each. It’s pretty rare that you’ll find a hotel that allows animals, but for the pet lover among you, the Britannia Ashley positively welcomes them, so you can keep your feathered and fluffy, or scaly and slithery friend(s) nearby.

Easy on the expenses: budget-conscious bedrooms are basic, but comfortable. And wifi's included in public areas.

Getting to the airport

The hotel is in the village of Hale, less than 4 miles from Manchester airport.

The hotel can book you a taxi to the airport, which will take 20 minutes and costs around £10 for a standard 4-seater car.

Check in from 2pm. Check out by 11am.


Overnight parking is available at a public car park next to the Britannia Ashley. The car park is free between the hours of 6pm and 8am, outside of those hours there is a number of charges dependent on hours. The car park is secured with CCTV.

This package doesn't include parking while you're away. If you're thinking of bringing your car you can search for an airport hotel with parking package instead.


Guests say rooms are basic, but adequate for the lower price for this hotel.

Rooms include:

  • Wifi
  • En suite bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • TV
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone


Wifi is free in public areas of the hotel, but is not guaranteed to be available in all bedrooms. We recommend using 4G on your phone.


The hotel doesn't have any accessible rooms, so we recommend taking a look at our more wheelchair-friendly hotels if you have mobility issues.

You can request a ground floor room when you book.


The Hale restaurant is only open for breakfast. The hotel do not offer lunch or dinner, so we recommend going to one of the many restaurants within walking distance from the hotel. They have a range of international restaurants to choose from, including ‘Carluccio's' and ‘Dee Thai'.


Java Lounge Café Bar serves a range of hot, cold and soft drinks. It has a basic menu of light snacks, sandwiches and afternoon tea.

The bar has a ‘happy hour' from 6pm - 11pm, where a pint of beer costs £2.

Open: 11am - 11pm daily.


Breakfast is a full English and continental buffet. If you prefer a breakfast to take away there is a Costa Coffee nearby.

Served: 7am - 9.30am weekdays, 8am - 10.30am weekends.

Things to do

The Intu Trafford Centre is a 20 minute drive from the hotel, where there are plenty of shops and restaurants to wander around. It is also 20 minutes away from Old Trafford football stadium.

Good to know

We recommend requesting a room at the back of the hotel, for a quieter night's sleep.

Britannia Ashley address

Ashley Walk,
Ashley Road,
WA15 9SF

Britannia Ashley Additional Information

Star rating
AddressAshley Walk,
Ashley Road,
WA15 9SF
Disabled facilitiesUnfortunately there are no disabled facilities at the Britannia Ashley hotel.
En-suite bathroom
Trouser press
Phone in room