Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre Hotel
Reviews - Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre Hotel
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Bad choicefrom A TripAdvisor Member
The room is too small and furniture is old,in toilet the cold & hot water are coming in indivivdual ducts which is unconvenient incase need to use both,the heating system is noisy and in-efficient.
what annoyed me mostly the funny tray charge os 2pound even for delivering a bottle of water(3.65pound) and the Internet was not working during my five days stay and their excuse that they are waiting for the engineer to fix the network (they are bringing an expert from outside the country or what?)
Keep Clear Of This Bad Hotelfrom tom
Dated in appearance...but nice food!from chris036
I have stayed here twice; first time I had a refurbished room facing the Mailbox looking North, whilst the second time I had a tired, cold, dark and dusty room facing the main road (and noisy nightclubs nearby).
The best feature is the carvery restaurant where you are spoilt for choice, this is a real treat with selections aplenty, well presented and tasty too. Aside from this the hotel has no Holiday Inn fizz or sparkle and it lets down the central location somewhat.
t stay here again!from Spacevamp
The mini bar had been removed, leaving us with a cupboard full of loose cables and clumps of dirt and dust. The 1970s-style brown interior was less than appealing, the table was wonky, the chairs had seen better days and the bathroom had peeling paint.
We popped downstairs for a drink, one of which was non-alcoholic, and it came to £7.35... so we went to the pub over the road! Also, there's a contemporary Chinese restaurant on the small one-way system opposite the Holiday Inn... go there - it's the best Chinese meal we've ever had!!! Wish I could remember the name of it (it's the one next to the lovely-looking Indian restaurant).
Checkout on the Sunday morning was a busy affair with a queue of customers waiting in the foyer and I don't think the staff smiled at all in the 35 minutes it took us to check out.
The icing on the cake was having to pay £12.90 to get out of the car park which the girl on check-in said we should use. She didn't mention the charge, though when I checked the confirmation, it did say there was a £12 charge, though wasn't overly obvious.
If this had been the first Holiday Inn I'd ever stayed in, I'd probably never stay in one again. However, I know there are much better ones out there.
Hidden costs as you like...from A TripAdvisor Member
Ex coucil flat blockfrom Freebysuperstar
Food was good though and helpful staff.From the outside you'd swear it was an ex council block of flats.
Plus, the website is incorrect, the hotel doesn't have parking, there's an NCP 100 yds away that charges £12 a day.
Overall, needs an upgrade urgently.
Shabby and Soullessfrom dicanio10
Check in was the first problem, they tried to fob me off with a single room when my firm had booked a double. Eventually, I wrestled a double at the same price but found the room was just big enough for a double bed which was low down and soft.
The decor was a bit shabby and needs an update which would make the place more welcoming.
The food was OK, standard hotel cooked breakfast but the bar meals didn't seem to go down too well and I noticed one couple complaining to the staff in the bar one night about their food.
On the plus side, the bar staff were friendly and efficient.
There are many better hotels than this, try Copthorne or Jury's in Broad Street. Better neighbourhood as well.
Tired......Very tiredfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Took a long time to check in and breakfast was mediocre. Evening meals normal over priced hotel fare.
There are plenty of hotels in Brum and would suggest looking elsewhere before booking here.
stayed for work, will try not to next time...from dofter
1. On a *very* busy ring road with lots of big trucks rumbling by late into the night
2. Very shabby windows that do not stop much noise and rattle in the wind
3. *Very* uncomfortable bed (saggy and springs dig into your back) along with out of date furniture
4. Difficult to control the heat. I was roasting despite turning off the heat.
5. Front desk staff couldn't find me a taxi to arrive on time (30 minutes late or more)
6. There is no onsite gym.
On the upside, the breakfast buffet was good, the room was clean, the bathroom and shower were modern, and the hotel is in a good location for shops, restaurants and train station.
So unless you are pretty desperate, I wouldn't recommend it.
Top Local Tips for Birmingham
Car parking For car parking use the Albany NCP car park bhind the hotl. If you get a room at the back of the hotel, and park your car on the very top (roof) of the NCP then you can keep an eye on your car.
Only consider staying here if all the other hotels are full.... You really are wasting your time and money if you get a room at the front of the hotel. Demand one at the back or refuse to stay and find a decent hotel instead. Birmingham is Birmingham. It was built after a torrid love affair with concrete. It now boasts a shopping centre made out of hubcaps. Take a look!
Nice bars by the canal Head over to the ICC and enjoy the great bars next to the canal.
Other names for Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre Hotel
- holiday inn birmingham
- birmingham holiday inn
- Address: Smallbrook - Birmingham - England - B5 4EW - United Kingdom
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