A central Birmingham suite hotel with free WiFi and breakfast included plus a Fitness Centre and laundry room The apartment-style Staybridge Suites® Birmingham hotel sits in the heart of Birmingham within a short walk of Moor Street New Street and Snow Hill stations. A 10-minute train ride from Birmingham International Airport the hotel is just steps from Aston University the Birmingham Science Museum and Corporation Street. Guests can visit the Bullring Market and House of Fraser to stock up on daily comforts. There are restaurants and bars around New Street and many galleries and theatres nearby. Business guests are close to the International Convention Centre and the central business district with local headquarters of international companies like Barclays and HSBC. In addition to free WiFi visitors can take advantage of two car parks nearby. The fully equipped kitchen in your suite makes it easy to cook your own dinner with all the groceries you need at our 24-hour Pantry. With a laundry also on-site you'll want for nothing. Start your day with an inclusive breakfast buffet or a visit to the Fitness Centre. Unwind with drinks and snacks and meet other guests at social receptions three evenings a week. Relax in your spacious suite and catch up with family using the free WiFi.
Pros: Luxury and modern styling, lovely lobby, restaurant and classy bar, clean and felt quality, professional and smart staff
Cons: The drunk young italian thug at the bar....... The lack of free satellite tv channels...... Plus the parking that had to be in the NCP around the corner was closed at 11pm when I got back to the hotel!
Hyatt Regency Birmingham is a modern, four-star deluxe hotel located in the city centre. The 319 luxury rooms and suites with floor to ceiling windows give breathtaking views over the city. The Amala Spa and Club has a 16 metre indoor swimming pool, whirlpool, steam room, sauna and newly equipped gymnasium. The hotel is an ideal venue for events with a wide range of function rooms and is directly linked to the International Convention Centre and 5 minutes from the National Indoor Arena.
A welcoming Birmingham hotel with free Wi-Fi and breakfast included near the NEC and Birmingham Airport Holiday Inn Express® Birmingham NEC hotel is less than a mile from exhibitions and shows at the NEC and a 10-minute drive from Birmingham Airport. Birmingham International railway station is even closer - just six minutes by car. It's less than 10 minutes by car to live concerts and comedy performances at the Genting Arena. The M6 and M42 motorways are close by putting you within easy reach of central Birmingham. Just over a mile from the hotel Resorts World Birmingham is packed with restaurants shops a casino and a cinema. You can reach city centre attractions such as the Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery in less than half an hour by car or hit the adrenaline rides of Drayton Manor Theme Park within 20 minutes. Business guests can host an event for up to 70 people in the hotel's seven well-equipped meeting rooms. The hotel has free Wi-Fi ample parking for a low daily rate and is a handy 15-minute drive to meetings at Solihull Business Park. Kick-start your morning with the inclusive Express Start Breakfast buffet featuring tasty options such as bacon sausages scrambled eggs and baked beans as well as cereals pastries and more. At the end of the day tuck into a delicious curry or pizza and enjoy a post-dinner drink with friends or colleagues at the bar.
Cons: 11am check out time. Difference of opinion between day and night staff on check out times
Welcome to the Hampton by Hilton Birmingham Broad Street, perfectly located in the heart of the UK's second city centre. The hotel is only a short walk away from the major convention centres of the ICC (International Convention Centre) and the NIA (National Indoor Arena) and only 20 minutes drive to the NEC (National Exhibition Centre). With great connections to all the major motorways we are only a short drive away to link with the M6, M5 and M42 motorways giving you great links to both North & South. Situated in the bustling Broad Street all our team are waiting to welcome you and pride ourselves in our warm and friendly service. Our modern and contemporary hotel features great facilities suited to the busy corporate traveler, along with a fantastic location close to all the recreational activities to pleasure leisure guests. Spacious guestrooms offer modern amenities, great work space, premium mattress with plush, crisp white bedding, comfy pillows, lapdesk and complimentary wifi access. For your convenience, wired HSIA is available in the Work Zone in the public area. Our guests have full use of the well equipped Fitness Room or can choose to relax in our inviting Gathering Zone - which offers an assortment of light meals and tasty snacks 24 hours a day. Start your day off perfectly with our free On the House Hot Breakfast - enjoy a complimentary hot & hearty breakfast to set you on your way. Located in one of the busiest areas in the city and close to many corporate offices like Deutsche Bank, Kraft Foods, & BBC. We're also convenient to the many tourist attractions of Birmingham such as the Jewellery Quarter & Museum, Cadbury World, Millenium Point, Botanical Gardens, Thinktank Planetarium and Sealife Centre. Or why not take a barge along the many canals and sample real ale in one of the traditional pubs along the way. For all your foodies, the city has a fantastic choice of eateries to suit every palate - as home to the Balti triangle ( with over 50 restaurants to choose from - offering the best in curries), the Mailbox - the new lifestyle and restaurant location or Brindley Place - offering bistros galore. So whether visiting for business or leisure you'll be certain to find the Hampton warm & friendly hospitality will leave you wishing you could stay longer.
Pros: Excellently placed location value for money and felt very safe with the staff at the doors during the busy night life . Beds are very comfortable and so are the pillows !
Cons: The bathroom toilet was broken the bath tub plug was rusty and no water for my kettle or at all
Pros: Price , location , on site parking , large rooms , great staff ,
Cons: Paying £14.50 for one nites parking this really shud be free , breakfast too is extra , the door cards worked when they wanted to and we ad to change them 2 x ,
Pros: Good location
Cons: Noise pollution outside woke us up early hours.
Car park was not free
Pros: Nice sized room.
Cons: I didn't enjoy struggling to hear the TV over the noise of the lift. I didn't sleep much because the noise of the lift woke me up quite a lot of the time throughout the night. We were on the 6th floor and the noise from the street was still quite loud.
Cons: Intercom was not working. U have to go down anytime you need water
Pros: Great location, staff were great,
Cons: Noisy neighbours
High-rise Jurys Inn Birmingham is a 5-minute taxi ride from Birmingham New Street Train Station, and it's just a little farther to the iconic Bullring Shopping Centre. The International Convention Centre is a 2-minute walk from the hotel.
We're less than a mile from the city centre, but a million miles away from the usual. Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, welcome to the pentahotel Birmingham. Just the tonic for the weary traveller, or the visitor who's rearing to go. Just a short trip from the NEC, our hotel is perfectly positioned to jump-start your visit to England's Second City. In fact pentahotel is much like Birmingham itself: relaxed, confident in its unique personality and right in the middle of it all!
Pros: I have stayed here before some years ago. It looks like it has been refurbished. I was impressed by the politeness and friendliness of the staff, the feel of the room and the small touches such as the sleep spray and two free bottles of water
Cons: At the moment there is some construction work going on. This did not impact my sleep or enjoyment of the room but the view wasn't as great as it could have been.
Pros: The location was grand.. easy access to food and entertainment! The staff was very helpful and accommodating.
Pros: Rooms are nice and spacious.
Cons: Breakfast was sufficient nothing more.
Good location, staff very efficient and room was excellent
Pros: The room was very spacious
Cons: My husband suffered an injury due to a problem with lift
Pros: Supper was first class
Cons: Room , poor, obviously due to using this website. No safe, that I expect from a four start hotel.
The Crowne Plaza is one of my favourite hotel chains. We chose this one as we wanted to be close to the shops, bars and restaurants in Birmingham city centre. This hotel is particularly close to the mailbox which is a great place to shop and relax afterwards. If you get the opportunity, visit the nearby Marco Pierre White restaurant in the Cube where on the 25th floor you get a great view of Birmingham.
Pros: Great location near the Cube, canals and Broad Street
Cons: Couldn't get the free wi-fi in our 9 th floor room
Stylish hotel and restaurant in central Birmingham steps from New Street station and the ICC Crowne Plaza® Birmingham City Centre hotel boasts a prime location in central Birmingham just five minutes’ walk from New Street train station and the International Conference Centre (ICC). The hotel is a 25-minute train ride from Birmingham Airport (BHX) and 45 minutes by car from East Midlands Airport (EMA). Business guests appreciate the complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel as well as the handy business centre. Planning a meeting or wedding? Our dedicated conference floor has 11 naturally lit meeting rooms for up to 300 delegates. Our Crowne Plaza Meetings Director will set you up with catering and audiovisual equipment – and after work you can relax over cocktails in the sleek b1 Bar. Visiting Birmingham with your family? The city's art museums shops and cultural venues including the Birmingham Hippodrome are on the hotel's doorstep. You can stroll to the upscale Mailbox shopping centre IKON gallery and National Sea Life Centre. Kids under the age of 12 eat free from our Kids menu. Enjoy sophisticated cuisine and city views at b1 Restaurant with its seasonal à la carte menu and daily specials. Our well-equipped fitness centre helps you keep up with your exercise routine. Car parking options are available from reception.
There is a great alternative - the Copthorne Hotel in Birmingham City Centre.
Pros: Very little.
Cons: Walk to the hotel from the train station was ridiculous with luggage. No shuttle service from airport or train station. Hotel offered no free internet service, noisy room due to heater vent kept us awake. Staff not very accommodating.
A stylish hotel near the NEC and Birmingham Airport with a conference centre dining facilities and free Wi-Fi. Crowne Plaza® Birmingham NEC hotel is five minutes' drive from Birmingham Airport and Birmingham International station. Birmingham city centre is 15 minutes away by car or train. The nearby M42 motorway provides easy access to the M40 the M6 and the M1. Park Stay & Go packages mean you can catch your flight without a worry. You can host a meeting for up to 300 people in our 10 naturally lit meeting rooms with a Crowne Plaza Meetings Director to take care of all the arrangements. If you're attending an exhibition at the NEC you can walk there in around five minutes. The 11-screen cinema and casino at Resorts World Birmingham are two minutes' walk away as is Genting Arena. You can drive to Shakespeare's birthplace Stratford-upon-Avon or to the Cadbury World chocolate factory in half an hour. You can enjoy everything from a buffet breakfast to a succulent steak in our Eleven Bar and Grill which overlooks the lake. Grab a Starbucks coffee in the airy Lobbyist Lounge Bar. After meetings work out in our fitness centre or sit back in the sauna. Room service is available around the clock and kids stay and eat free.
Pros: The friendly staff and the room that I was provided.
No matter your reason for travelling to the Birmingham Marriott Hotel, we offer everything you'll require for a rejuvenating visit. We feature a picture-perfect location in the heart of Birmingham city centre, allowing for easy access to a host of renowned landmarks, such as Broad Street, Cadbury World, the Barclaycard Arena and the ICC. All of our spacious, impeccably appointed hotel rooms boast a plush pillowtop mattress, a flat-screen TV, high-speed Wi-Fi, in-room dining and more, while our assortment of on-site amenities will be sure to impress. Enjoy a well-equipped renovated fitness centre, indoor pool, a tranquil spa and expertly crafted American style cuisine at our signature West 12 Bar and Grille. Our hotel can provide a sensational backdrop for your next meeting or social event, with six adaptable venues, first-class planning and catering services and exceptional placement in Birmingham city centre. For a four-star experience you won't soon forget, plan your stay at the Birmingham Marriott Hotel.
Cons: Breakfast and food in general were tired and poor quality
Pros: Hotel was lovely, great staff, lovely rooms, clean.
Cons: Great location few minutes walk from train.
Hotel was lovely clean,
A modern Birmingham hotel near the Jewellery Quarter offering a mini-gym free WiFi and an included buffet breakfast A 15-minute stroll from the Jewellery Quarter the Holiday Inn® Express Birmingham Snow Hill hotel is eight minutes' walk from the Colmore business district. The hotel is a seven-minute walk from Birmingham Snow Hill train station and 15 minutes from Birmingham New Street station. The M6 motorway is 5 minutes' drive away and guests receive 50% discount in the adjacent NCP car park. A 15-minute walk takes you to both the high street shops of the Bullring retail complex and the upscale stores of the Mailbox shopping centre. The hotel is handy for catching Barclaycard Arena concerts and sports events visiting the National Sea Life Centre or seeing exhibitions at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery. For a night out head to the bars in vibrant Broad Street. Business guests are a short walk from the International Convention Centre. At the hotel you can host meetings for up to 54 people in the three flexible air-conditioned conference rooms. AV equipment is available and there's free WiFi throughout. Set yourself up for the day with the inclusive Express Start Breakfast featuring sausages scrambled eggs and baked beans plus continental items. Work out in the mini-gym before enjoying drinks and snacks in the bar.
Pros: Spacious room for organizing repacking to travel.
Sufficient places to sit at dinner for a single person.
Excellent personnel response in replacing burnt out light bulb.
Location wrt airport and railroad.
Value based on my particular reservation was good. I was paying out of personal pocket. But I would return for the same price.
No bright LEDs to disturb my sleep
Cons: Nothing bad
No sign if water in fridge is free (many hotels charge for this)
I would like decaf earl grey for room to help sleep
Burger at dinner. Glad that this was well-done. But the bun was very dry. Needed a nice sauce to make it all more moist and flavorful.
Restaurant did not seem to know if a British beer: ale was available. Yes I liked the ale provided but the server did not know about it. It would be good if there are real British ales on tap instead of the usual corporate beers.
Is it possible to get United miles for staying at Novotel? This Would influence my decisions.
Pros: staff was very helpful and friendly
Pros: Convenient to Birmingham Airport! Great for early morning flight. They even gave us our b'fast in a bag the night before since our plane left before the breakfast opened.
We have traveled a bit, but never in a place where we needed to insert our card into a slot to turn on the lights. Guess that is well known, however was not by us. Helpful housekeeper showed us.
Very convenient to have USB charger for electronics.
Check in and unwind just steps from the terminals at the 4-star Novotel Birmingham Airport hotel. Your airy sound-proofed room gives you space to stretch out and work or relax. Start your day at the hot breakfast buffet, served early so you won't fly hungry. The stylish 24-hour bar is perfect for a pre-flight snack or for well-earned relaxation at Novotel.
From a colourful, intricate mural of the Bullring at the front desk to bespoke industrial-themed décor across all bedroom floors, ibis Styles Birmingham Centre acts as your very own city tour guide. And with free Wi-Fi throughout, round-the-clock refreshments, a welcoming bar, hearty breakfast spreads and relaxed noon check-outs, our guests are guaranteed a restful stay from start to finish.
Pros: Lovely decorated and excellent location next to the team. Staff helpful and the free breakfast was very tasty.
Enjoy a great base in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter when you stay at Hampton by Hilton Birmingham City North. Close to the M5 and M6 and just moments from St. Paul's Tram Station, this modern hotel offers easy access to a wealth of Birmingham attractions, including the International Convention Centre and the National Indoor Arena. The kids will love spending the day riding roller coasters and visiting the zoo at Drayton Manor Park. Nearby Cadbury World is a must for chocolate fans and thriving Broad Street is just a 10 minute walk from the hotel, offering a huge variety of entertainment and nightlife options.
Return to your cozy guest room and sleep well on the comfy bed, surf the web with free WiFi or watch movies on the HDTV. Work in comfort at this Birmingham hotel with our 24-hour Work Zone and flexible board room. You can even work in the privacy of your guest room with the handy lap desk.
Work out in the free fitness room before enjoying Hampton's free hot breakfast at the Hampton by Hilton Birmingham City North. Our tempting buffet selection is filled with your favorite hot and cold breakfast items.
Pros: What wasn't there to like! We could not fault it. It's unusual to have a perfect stay with no negatives.
Cons: No parking on site. It was difficult to find.
Pros: The staff were friendly and informative, great location for shopping and restaurants.
Room was clean and comfortable.
Cons: Requested some hot water for a cup of tea at breakfast and had to ask again as it was forgotten.
Pros: Richard who greated us and checked us out was outstanding.
Cons: slight damp issue in top corner of bedroom.(not bothered for one night)Bathroom need modernising.
When you stay at Macdonald Burlington Hotel, you'll be in a fantastic location, just a 5-minute walk from ODEON and Birmingham Cathedral. For a bite to eat, guests can check out Scottish Steak House, which serves local cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Rooms at this upscale hotel offer 24-hour room service, LCD TVs, and free WiFi.
A modern Birmingham hotel with a conference centre free WiFi and parking a health club and a pool The Holiday Inn® Birmingham M6 Jct.7 hotel is only seven miles from Birmingham city centre. There are direct trains from Birmingham New Street station 20 minutes' drive away to Leeds Manchester and London. It's less than a mile from the M6 motorway with easy access to the Midlands and the South West via the M5 and M42. Birmingham Airport is 20 minutes away by car. You can drive to a big-name gig at the Barclaycard Arena in 15 minutes. Go underwater without getting wet at The National SEA LIFE Centre 18 minutes' drive from the hotel. Indulge your sweet tooth at the Cadbury World chocolate factory 11 miles away. Host a conference or a wedding for up to 160 guests in the hotel's 18 air-conditioned naturally lit meeting rooms. Catering free WiFi and a dedicated host help to ensure that it all goes smoothly and free parking means that everyone should be on time. Tuck in to a buffet breakfast or international dishes for dinner at Traders Restaurant. Work out or swim some laps at the on-site Spirit Health Club or wind down in the steam room. Enjoy a pint with friends in The Hub the hotel's stylish lounge bar or in the garden if the weather is good. Kids stay and eat free.
Pros: they addressed my problem immediately and fixed it appropriately.
Cons: That they assumed that I would be happy with an unacceptable room (a room that opened up onto an adjacent hotel's very bright, very light sign.)I also didn't like the location.
Good size rooms, excellent lobby area, in a great locatioin.
Pros: Great location and great Price.
A classic Holiday Inn - functional, comfortable and clean.
Pros: Room was very functional as well as the bathroom. Well kept up and clean. Very reasonable price paid online compared to price listed in the hotel.
Cons: Very noisy in the hallway, lots of late night revellers on a Saturday night in Birmingham. Noise level from the street was also high.
A modern Birmingham hotel offering a restaurant and free Wi-Fi near to Birmingham New Street station and a short walk to the International Convention Centre. Well placed near the bars and restaurants of the Gay Village area the Holiday Inn® Birmingham City Centre hotel is steps away from the Hippodrome and New Alexandra theatres and Birmingham’s China Town. The hotel is a two-minute walk from Birmingham New Street train station and the M6 motorway is 10 minutes’ drive away. The Mailbox shopping centre with its upscale designer stores is five minutes’ walk away as is the vast Bullring retail complex with high street shops. Grand Central shopping centre just a two-minute walk away offers a variety of shops and eateries. Catch a live show at the O2 Academy or enjoy exhibitions at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery. For a night out head to the bars in The Arcadian Centre John Bright Street or Broad Street. In the hotel you can host meetings and events for up to 1000 people in 26 flexible rooms. There's free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. In the bright restaurant you can enjoy a buffet breakfast or tuck into a wide variety of dishes on offer for dinner. If you prefer take it easy over a glass of wine and a pizza in the light-filled bar. Or why not relax in your room and enjoy a meal from the 24-hour room service menu?
Pros: Overall great value for money, great size room, very spacious, extremely comfortable bed, good facilities in the rooms and a fantastic breakfast.
We considered our room was very quiet for a very busy city centre location (right in the hub of the night life) and we found the staff very polite & friendly.
For our annual Christmas stop-over in Birmingham this could possibly be our new favourite!
Cons: The only minor improvement in the room would be to have the toilet incorporated into the bathroom instead of being in a separate smaller room.
Treat yourself to 4-star comfort at family-friendly Novotel Birmingham Centre hotel, in a central location amid the bars of Broad Street. Whether holidaying or keeping up with business, you'll have all the space you need in your bright, contemporary room with free WiFi. Breakfast from our lavish hot buffet will get your day off to a sunny start at Novotel.
Ibis Birmingham Bordesley will start it's full refurbishment on the 18th of July 2016. It is within five minutes' walk of Birmingham Football Club and a short distance from Bullring Shopping Centre and New Street Station. Take a short bus ride with busses 17,58,59,60 to reach the Birmingham Library, Symphony Hall and Sea Life Centre. Bus 900 is a convenient public transport to access the Birmingham International Airport, Genting Arena or the National Exhibition Centre for your conference or social event.
Pros: We had to pay for parking when the was not even located in an area where parking is an issue such as the coty centre. The room were very cold. I had 2 extra radiator as the heating was blowing cold air. And there were people with pets there such as dogs. When we asked the hotel they said those rooms did not get special cleaning. Considering how dirty pets are I think such room need special sort of cleaning. We were stayong rhere with children as young under 1 .
Pros: A few booking in issues, which the Manager sorted out, and a gesture free drink.
Ordered a simple bar snack one eveing which took a while to arrive, however the head waiter coped well with the situation.
It is chargeable parking at the hotel.
The NEC shuttle bus works well.
Smart Birmingham Airport hotel with free WiFi relaxing leisure facilities and easy transport links Holiday Inn® Birmingham Airport hotel is just two miles from Birmingham Airport (BHX). With the hotel's Park Stay & Go package guests can catch flights refreshed leaving their car in the on-site parking lot until they return. Guests can use the hotel's free shuttle to Birmingham International train station which has a free monorail connection to the airport. Birmingham city centre is half an hour's drive away. The hotel is handy for the NEC Genting Arena the Vox Conference Centre and has its own Aspire conference centre with 14 meeting rooms and free parking for delegates. The Lancaster suite has a private entrance and bar and can be configured into three sections for up to 600 guests. Nearby Resorts World Birmingham is home to a casino shops restaurants and an IMAX cinema. You can get a sugar hit at Cadbury World 10 miles from the hotel. It's a 25-minute drive to Drayton Manor Theme Park's amusement rides including a kids' area with a Thomas the Tank Engine theme. The gym steam room and pool help you relax after a busy day. Enjoy seafood and homemade pizza at chef Marco Pierre White's stylish eatery Marco's New York Italian Restaurant. Or grab a snack and cocktail in the airy Lounge Bar. Kids stay and eat free (excluding Marco's Restaurant).
Pros: Excellent value modern rooms professional staff
Pros: Excellent value for money with free parking. Very clean rooms and friendly staff. Excellent location in middle of Birmingham.
Cons: Rooms a little bit on the small side. The double bed was also a little bit on the small side for 2 people. We have become accustomed to a king size.
Pros: Excellent value for money. Nice well designed room, if a bit small. A nice pub there and a great night's sleep.
Conveniently near the airport, Conference Aston Hotel is in the heart of Birmingham, within walking distance of Aston University, Birmingham Science Park Aston, and Millennium Point. Also nearby are Bullring Shopping Centre and St Philip's Cathedral.
Conference Aston Hotel offers complimentary wireless Internet access in public areas. Business amenities at this 4-star property include a 24-hour business center, a meeting/conference room, and a technology helpdesk. This business-friendly hotel offers a bar/lounge. The staff can provide wedding services and event catering. Additional amenities include room service (during limited hours), dry cleaning/laundry services, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Guest parking is available on a limited first-come, first-served basis (surcharge). Nearby parking is also available for a surcharge. This is a smoke-free property.
Rooms have courtyard views. The 162 guestrooms at Conference Aston Hotel include coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access is provided. All accommodations provide desks, safes, and direct-dial phones. Bathrooms offer shower/tub combinations and complimentary toiletries. In addition, amenities available on request include irons/ironing boards and wake-up calls. Housekeeping is offered daily.
Pros: I was passed out drunk in my room after a somewhat heated exchange wit my partner.
She for reasons only known to whatever deity you pretend to pray to elected to come over. This was an excellent choice assisted by the staff of the Radisson blu hotel.
Cons: I have to use a key card to access my floor, its a layer of security that is utterly redundant.
Pros: Location was great. Staff in general were well mannered. Up to 18 floors. Has a gym, but didn't get to see it. Well sized rooms also. Shoe machines on the floors along with ice.
I have to say I love the Raddison blu brand but this will now be the 1st of two lower than average reviews I'll be writing.
First of all I felt lucky and a little excited to get a good deal of £88 per night (with breakfast) as apposed to the £150-£170 most sites were advertising (including Raddison blu on their club Carlson membership site).
It started with the arrival with my colleague, a small lobby for the size of the hotel. No one there at first but they came out seconds later so it wasn't too much of a problem. We explained to the front desk that I had booked the rooms for two of us, but rather than looking it was assumed it would be under separate names. Could have been my fault so I'll let that go.
We then both checked in, only to find that both rooms were under my name. This was done quite fast, which was good and we were sent on our way with a brief explanation about the breakfast in the morning. Missed the offers that were on hand and not valid at check-in so no upsell. Had they asked we would have taken one of the offers.
I did show my club Carlson card and asked if there was anyway of upgrading as to which she said "I'm afraid not as the hotel is fully booked". Which was understandable (remember this part!).
I was getting myself together at the reception desk, at which she thanked me. She then thanked me again and gave me a look to say do that somewhere else! I looked around and saw a queue behind me, which I was surprised as there was no one there when we arrived. I apologised when I left the desk but left with a slightly sour taste in my mouth.
I then went to my room which smelt of cigarettes. I wasn't sure whether someone was taking a chance on smoking in their room or it was a stench in the actual room. The carpet had stains that seemed well embedded (my colleagues room looked as though blood had been engraved into the carpet with stains too!), the tv had very poor reception (so that was the Brits out of the window). Bathroom was a good size and clean, so was the room in general. But lacked any homely or business feel.
Pros: The night porter, maintenance and Breakfast staff were polite and friendly and the breakfast was good.
Cons: Reception on arrival were very miserable, mini bar was warm, room card kept cancelling. The hotel was fully booked with Christmas parties so some very loud brash people.
Pros: The bed was very comfortable and I enjoyed the view from the 9th floor.
Cons: The cleaning staff did not knock before coming into the room. The room was poorly decorated.
A first class, full service hotel, the Radisson Blu brings true European flair to the heart of Birmingham as the city s dramatic renaissance continues. Offering Chic, Fresh and Fashion room concepts and a unique 100 per cent satisfaction guarantee, the Radisson Blu is a deluxe hotel housed in Birmingham s breathtaking new landmark. Hotel offers wifi to all residents and conference delegates guests.