Crowne Plaza Birmingham Nec Hotel
Reviews - Crowne Plaza Birmingham Nec Hotel
- Age Group: 41 - 50
- From: United Kingdom
- Traveller type: Business Traveller
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Ultra Convenient, Great Rooms, Terrific Stafffrom welshglobetrotters
Great stayfrom hughley
Clean, quiet and comfortablefrom topfca
I can only provide a limited review as I did not use any of the hotel's facilities but having read some of the reviews on this website, I was prepared for the worst.
What a pleasant surprise it was to find a clean and bright reception, courteous efficient staff and a room with more than adequate facilities all of which were sparkling clean.
I spent a very comfortable night and despite the hotel being very busy, there were no sounds from the corridor or adjoining rooms. The minibar and room service were both expensive but no more so than similar hotels in England/Wales.
Just two minor gripes: the reception took over 50 rings to answer when I phoned to order a morning paper (at 11pm) and the information manual says you can check out from the television in the room but you can't.
All in all, an enjoyable experience and I would be very happy to return on either business or leisure.
Take a picnic and a bottle of wine for your room!from loadsakids
We found the rooms lovely, and the whole place modern and well appointed, clean and very impressive. We asked for breakfast in the room price, and were very impressed with it (my husband said best hotel breakfast he'd ever had!)
The hotel falls down badly on food and of course drinks prices, with no where else to go, you either go hungry, pay extortionate rates, or my advice, which is what we are going to do next time, is take something you can eat in your room and have a glass of wine, I'd suggest discretion, they can't search your bags for a sandwich, but I doubt they'd be a lover of my plan!!
The restaurant was just SOO pretentious, french head waiter extravagently showing a menu befitting any road side cafe at 100 x the price! The restaurant does not accomodate all, so if you chose to, book in when you check in. We had the most dreadful tapas in the bar, absolute fortune for 4 plates of tiny offerings, that we waited NINETY minutes to get.
We are going back soon, and although we are attending a concert on the evening of a 1 night stay anyway, we intend to eat a decent lunch, get there and not rely on them to feed us until breakfast!
Not cheap, but well appointed, and just don't get caught out with the food and drink!
good park and stayfrom crispin-thunderaxe
The room was good, and quiet. Room for 4: sofa bed and queen. Sofa bed too small for 2 so 2 children and 1 adult shared the queen. Apart from the size of the sofa bed I could not fault this hotel as a place to stay and leave your car before a flight.
very let downfrom summer_is_here
rooms are quite nice but other than that awful.
restaurant cannot handle the occupancy.
so they put on a small bbq.
they charged me £80 for 4 breakfast when it was cold
and i waited 1hr 20mins for my main dinner, and when it arrived it was under cooked.
Check in was met with a sullen member of staff who clearly was not trained to a good enough standard. She did not read the pre booked details and had no idea how to treat a Priority Club member.
The bedroom had dead flies - I have seen previous comments about this problem. We also had food crumbs on the easy chair from the previous guest.
Breakfast - usually my favourite part of stays at InterConti was unusually worring with three staff just lounging around instead of being at their various work stations. What was really worrying was what my partner found in her english breakfast - black, hairy and with two possible legs but too "cooked" to identify but there was a possibility it could have once been a living thing so we both left our meals and departed.
All in all a bad experience, the location is great and is the usual Crowne Plaza contemporary style which I like a lot, but clearly the hotel lacks management control big time, its the only Crowne Plaza I have ever complained about. Find and alternative there are plenty around.
The lack of a swimming pool is also a concern when paying these prices but on a more positive note breakfast was very good although the dinner menus looked pricey...
There are alot of hotels near to the NEC and unless you have money to burn I would not recommend paying over the top prices just to be in walking distance of the NEC!
The only thing going for this hotel is it's location for the NEC - and don't they make you pay for it. Like so many big chains they do the "touches" like bathrobes and laptop connection but ignore the basic concept of a hotel room - cleanliness. Wouldn't go back if it was free - would rather drive home.
above average hotel butfrom mathern
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Other names for Crowne Plaza Birmingham Nec Hotel
- crowne plaza birmingham
- birmingham crowne plaza
- Address: Pendigo Way - Birmingham - England - B40 1PS - United Kingdom
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