Well what an interesting weekend!!!! I thought I would take my partner to Birmingham, so booked NEC tickets and Prime Lodge!!! To start off with it was a nightmare to find, driving down the hill around the corner, I said "there it is". The front was disgusting, graffiti on the side, I thought oh no please dont tell me this is it. There was a sign saying "secured 24hr car park around the rear". On entering the carpark, there was a sign saying "cars parked at owners risk"!! with rubbish stacked up in the middle, definitely not secure!. My partner just described this as a recycling centre!!! As well as this, there were graffiti everywhere, it was disgusting. The windows out the back all had bars across them, was this to stop the theifs getting in or the guests getting out??
We sat in the car contemplating what do to. Our words to each other were "we are not staying here, to wake up in the morning with no car!!"
How do you find your way in? Well the entrance (at the back) was a fire door (no handle), with Reception over the top and a buzzer. On ringing the buzzer, a lady came to the door and invited me in. On entering the reception it was absolutely disgusting, dark, dingy, smelly and the white door behind the counter was foul. Thinking on my feet, I told the lady we could not stay, as we had been called back home. We did get charged £27, but rather pay that then spend a night in a grotty room, coming out in the morning with no car!
Seriously a homeless shelter is more appealing. This establishment should be CLOSED DOWN IMMEDIATELY by the Local Authorities. NEVER TO OPEN AGAIN. We as English people have set better standards than this.
Unfortunately I had to give this place a rating, but it was 10 times worse than Terrible. Looking at the reviews of here today 30+ terrible, surely the City Council should be loooking at this. I am going to complain to them aswell.
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