Ramada Hotel & Resort Birmingham, Sutton Coldfield
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Ramada Jarvis should be ashamedfrom ks13
We'd asked for 2 double/non-smoking rooms, we got one room that somebody must have literally just walked out of after having a fag despite it saying non-smoking on the door. We changed rooms and got another twin, which had numerous problems with it.
Pen on walls and peeling wallpaper. Inside out pillowcases. Water pooling by side of the toilet. Dangerous electrics behind bedside cabinet that was not pushed back properly or fixed to the wall. Cupboard doors broken on wardrobe. Bath panel falling off...oh I can't be bothered to go on.
Our friends in the other room also got a twin which was slightly less shabby, but one foot on one of the beds was missing so it rocked all night as she tried to sleep.
You could be thinking why didn't we decide to change rooms but we were tired and just wanted to go out and get something to eat, fortunately not at the hotel!
The TGI Fridays in Sutton Coldfield and the Snowdome were the best thing about the trip, shall not ever stay at a Ramada again, and £80.00 per room!!
Awaiting response from Ramada at present.
1st room vibrated, 2nd was cold and smelled of poo, 3rd not much betterfrom ChemicallyEnhanced
Room 1 - actually vibrated, not such a bad thing you might think only I was on my own on business! There was also no chance of sleeping with the noise coming from the kitchens below (also the source of the vibrations it would seem!)
Room 2 - Several lift rides later I arrived at what I expected to be a much improved room, only to find it of far lesser quality the previous one - at least this one didn't vibrate. I noticed it was a bit cold in there, so turned on the radiator - it make a churning noise which seemed to be it's sole function as now heat came out of it (I did give it half an hour or so's chance!). The night porter came to fix it and deemed the radiator valve to be siezed (not that I thought venting it would make any difference). The room also had a very unpleasant smell, drain/toilet related I presumed - I had neither the inclination nor the nerve to investigate further.
Room 3 - Right above the previous room and with an equally poor radiator, but lacking the aroma of downstairs. I toyed up with leaving the hotel and would have if it weren't so late. I decided to wrap myself in as many blankets as possible and ride it out until morning.
I checked out in the morning vowing never to darken the doors of another Ramada hotel again - my advice get yourself into the Crown Plaza down the road!
Awful Rooms!from LMurphy2
fantastic all the wayfrom nickyfixit
Not as bad as other reviews...from D4T4
Room was small, clean, the bed comfortable, and bathroom was also basic but clean. As you would expect there was coffee facilities and complimentary toiletries. TV reception was a bit poor in our room. The rooms are difficult to locate and can be quite a walk from reception...
We did not use the pool or gym but it looked nice from the bar! Bar prices were quite expensive but not extortionate.
Reception staff were not rude but were less than friendly - they need to work on their customer service!!!
We had a function in the Penns Quay room which is in a lovely location except the bar attached to it was open to the public which the hotel refused to fully close during the party (even though the event organiser had assured it would be private for the event). Another demonstration of lack of customer service.
Overall... the £50 is a fair price for what we got. If you want designer, spacious, modern surroundings spend £100+
Very Very Poorfrom A TripAdvisor Member
The room was an absolute '70's throwback. A mishmash of styles, fixtures and fittings. Lightswitches had huge bulky conduit carrying cables to lights feet away across the room. It was a game of "guess which switch turns on which light". The windows were metal framed and single glazed. This became a real problem when I cottoned on that I was situated above the kitchen extractor fans (why oh why do some hotels put rooms above such intrusive devices?) Imagine trying to sleep above the noise of a rusty jet engine - that's what it was like.
Looking for clothes storage I opened a cupboard to find a large, cobwebbed and very hot water boiler. Niiiice touch!!
The morning brought further classic naff hotel horrors; the shower which releases one thin stream of lukewarm water. Come on Ramada - you must have been told how poor this is by other guests - DO something about it.
For the sum of £110 I felt ever so slightly ripped off. Do yourself a favour; there are a number of budget price hotels in the Sutton area; swallow your pride and get a good modern room (ok - maybe no bar) with decent interiors and a more contemporary look for half the price.
Hit and Missfrom AGHBrunei
On arrival I had been allocated a double room for smokers but the Receptionist offered to change this to a non-smoking twin so I accepted. The room itself was clean although the back of the wardrobe was buckled and the leg on the desk near to collapse. The Sealy bed was creaky and there was no lock on the window, although being 1 floor up this wasn't a concern.
The bathroom was rather dated but at least the dust on the Art-Deco lamp above the unlevel mirror and the cobwebs between the exposed pipework and ceiling didn't look out of place! The bath/shower, sink and toilet were spotless though.
The restraunt was large and comfortable and the food was of a reasonable standard, although I'd question their A La Carte menu which seemed more akin to any run of the mill Restaurant chain.
The Gym was also spotless, if a little narrow, and the pool a good size.
The staff all seemed friendly and professional.
Worst hotel in Birmingahmfrom Dansladen
Mixed feelingsfrom Northbrook
Picturesque location but sterile insidefrom A TripAdvisor Member
Top Local Tips for Sutton Coldfield
Buses Don't take a bus to Sutton town centre, a 5 min taxi ride is much better than going through every small estate on the way there if you take a bus, which takes 30 mins
Train Station If you do decide to go to this hotel, it is a lot easier to get a taxi from Birmingham New Street than from Sutton Coldfield station. There are not many trains going to Sutton Coldfield and when you get there, there are no taxis.
Good well priced pub and food Go to the Bishop Vasey on Boldmere Road at B73 5XA, a Wetherspoon's so good quality cheap drinks and food. A short taxi ride.
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- Address: Penns Lane - Sutton Coldfield - England - B76 1LH - United Kingdom
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