Jurys Inn Birmingham Hotel
Reviews - Jurys Inn Birmingham Hotel
- Age Group: 18 - 25
- From: United Kingdom
- Traveller type: Family Traveller
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Jurys Inn An excellent Conference Hotelfrom Grj
The room we had was on the 12th floor and from colleagues the higher rooms away from the busy clubs and traffic were an improvement, ask not to have a room that overlooks the main road Broad Street.
Our main gripe was the bar where anything out of very basic was not coped with, especially liquers and was expensive and lacked any real good seating.
Nevertheless we would use again and at a conference rate it was good value, the car parking is expensive but this is often the case in a big city location and is way under London prices.
t write this hotel off immediately - read this first!from A TripAdvisor Member
However, it would appear that the reviews are not totally accurate in this instance - or at least what they report I did not experience.
Firstly, noise! I sleep very lightly and need it virtually silent in order to sleep. The reviews said that we were in the heart of club land (Broad Street)so naturally I was worried. On checking in I asked the very helpful receptionist for a room that was as high and far towards the back of the hotel as possible as I wanted a quiet room where I could get some sleep. She obliged with a room on the 15th floor at the far end of the corridor. As a result, I slept the best I have done for ages in a hotel for 4 consecutive nights, including 2 where the clubs were in full swing until the early hours! They have so many rooms that a request like mine shouldn't be a problem - but you've got to ask! Others in similar delegations to ours had to move rooms for noise reasons so I can see that there is the potential for some club noise! To be honest, with the location of the hotel they need to invest in double glazing.
Secondly, the food. We ate dinner the first night which was really good - a buffet arrangement which could lead to some over indulgence! The breakfasts were fine - a large choice of cooked or continental and while the cooked was not the tastiest in the world, it was as good as you'd get in a Little Chef etc. And, again, you could have loads! Yes, things did run out but a quick word with the supervising staff and they replenished them with no problem and with courtesy!
Thirdly, the room itself. This was of a high standard and much better than a Travelodge or Premier Travel Inn. It was large with 2 double beds (proper sized!), a TV and a desk. The bathroom was large, clean and had a powerful shower. To be honest, I'm surprised that the hotel is only a 3 star! I've stayed in far worse 4 star hotels than this. Yes, it's functional but what else do you expect from a business-type hotel adjacent to a conference centre? The room was cleaned and tidied well each day, and the maids seemed to be willing to fit in with your plans i.e. they didn't come bursting in when you were there as I have experienced in other european countries. The room seemed fairly soundproof although there were conference delegates on both sides of us and, being fairly sensible and intelligent, they clearly understood about keeping the noise down in hotel rooms - a concept that is seemingly lost on many people these days!!!!
Overall, don't be afraid of the Jurys Inn, but do be clear in what you want and expect of them! Some of our group had billing problems - but when they were clear about what they wanted this was immediately sorted out. Another couple with kids had asked for an interconnecting room which they did not get straight away. Again, they explained what they wanted and received it straight away! And the staff are all polite and helpful - this goes a long way in my book!
Okay, but some problemsfrom Mark1978
The car parking is in a dirty multi storey and 2 nights cost us £18 in car parking charges!
The hotel itself is nice but whenever we wanted to talk to reception we found it beseiged by seemingly hundreds of people, I think there was some sort of work function on.
The room was okay, with a double bed and a sofa, table and chairs as well as the usual desk area. The bed was a little smaller than you would expect in most hotels and had cupboards built around the head of it meaning there was no beside table aside from a shelf which you had to pull out, which then became quite a hazard for getting up at night, I had a bruise for a couple of weeks to prove the point!
For some reason they still use sheets instead of duvets? Why?! Duvets are far more comfortable and it led to quite an uncomfortable two nights sleep. The first night was the worst as the temperature controls for the room were impossibly complicated, despite reading the instructions were were unable to raise the temperature of the room to anything above freezing! Thankfully we seemed to have pressed the right buton by the second night.
The shower was quite good, except that the shower screen was useless meaning flooding the floor was compulsory.
However these are minor gripes, on the whole it was a good stay and the room was quite large. The hotel is in an excellent position in the middle of Broad St.
I probably would stay here again but might investigate alternatives first.
Disapointed-poor value for moneyfrom A TripAdvisor Member
I cant believe they can get away with charging what they do, especialy for breakfast, it was disgusting. And then to have to pay to park in a crappy, poorly lit car park is a real insult. Even worse though, and to rub salt into a raw wound, after paying £25 to park we found the barrier up and no-one taking the tickets!!!! AGGGHHHHHHH.
This is a bad hotel.
Central location, great stafffrom laney365
Only had breakfast at the hotel but Michelle in the restaurant could not be more helpful including a big smile every day!
Good base for exploring the big city if you just need a clean bed and bathroom at a reasonable price.
Not pleasant !!!from spoyzone
Avoid like the plaguefrom A TripAdvisor Member
I would rather stay in a travel lodge than this hotel
Nice hotel, poor breakfastfrom Davewilko
The hotel is on a main pubs and clubs street in Birmingham and the area is as safe as in any major city. Even though the hotel seemed full of stag and hen nights, we didn't hear anything (but we did go to bed late!)
Terrible rooms - Great buffetfrom A TripAdvisor Member
It had a great evening buffet though!
Avoid it if possible.
jurys innfrom A TripAdvisor Member
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- Address: 245 Broad Street - Birmingham - England - B1 2HQ - United Kingdom
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