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Hotel ibis budget Birmingham Airport
Ranked #52 of 117 Hotels in Birmingham
Machynlleth, United Kingdom
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“Great Value, great location”
Reviewed 23 November 2011

We stayed here after a late arrival into the airport. The hotel is so close to the airport - within 10 mins of collecting our bags we were checked in and in the room, just a short walk across the car park from arrivals. When we left in the morning the monorail got us from the hotel to the platform at Birmingham International rail station within 10 minutes of checking out. This hotel and the airport is great for getting to by public transport - I suspect for most people its cheaper and easier to get the train here than drive. If you do drive though its probably worth calling the hotel for advice on parking deals.

The lady who checked us in and the guy on the desk in the morning were both very nice and friendly. Extra towels and pillows were collected on check in, which I normally do when staying at Etap, and the staff had no problem with this.

I cannot really criticise the room either, for what we paid its good value. We slept well, and were not disturbed by any airport noise, which is quite remarkable when you consider how close you are to the planes. We pulled the blind down in the evening and it would not open again in the morning but we were leaving anyway so no big problem.

If you are sharing the room (which will hold 3 people comfortably) please note there is limited privacy. With the shower in the room, for example as a teenage boy I would not have been comfortable sharing this room with my parents.

The breakfast £3.75 for all you can eat is good value, compared to food you will get in the airport or station. Continental with a British angle. In the evening, there is a fridge selling a few bits of food and drink, or the Ibis hotel next door does food and drink in the evening, or there is an M&S Food in the Airport Arrivals hall which is open late (post midnight).

Room Tip: Even numbered rooms face the airport. We were not disturbed in an even room though.
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Frederic_Dumont, General Manager at Hotel ibis budget Birmingham Airport, responded to this review, 5 December 2011
Many thanks for the review.
So glad you had an enjoyable time at the Hotel !
We very much appreciate the feedback and we hope to see you again soon.
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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 November 2011

Went to Rihanna concert at NEC and only paid £18 for the room as booked 6 months in advance. Its basic but clean and all you need at the airport location. NEC easily accessible via airport terminal and monorail. Great transport links via adjacent train station. Staff friendly and efficent.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Frederic_Dumont, General Manager at Hotel ibis budget Birmingham Airport, responded to this review, 5 December 2011
Glad you had a good time with us.
Hope to see you again soon.
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Frederic Dumont
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 November 2011

attending rihanna at nec, booked this hotel on booking.com, really really pleased with it.. small rooms but very cute space used very wisely, comfort, modern and clean....free shuttle monorail from airport to nec and train station staff lovely very friendly and helpful, only downside was the breakfast cheap but a bit boring help yourself to toast and cereal etc but would recommend and use again definately.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 November 2011

Paid £37 for the room to catch an early morning flight. Clean, warm if very basic room; but great location - 2 minute walk from terminal, 10 minutes from train statio, 20 minutes from Birmingham centre. For this price and location I couldn't complain for a short stay. Efficient staff and quiet location too. Only real downside was the breakfast which even at £3.75 was a bit of a rip off.

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Frederic_Dumont, General Manager at Hotel ibis budget Birmingham Airport, responded to this review, 5 December 2011
Thanks for your review.
I’m glad you had a good stay with us and I hope to see you on your next trip.
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Frederic Dumont
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Reviewed 18 November 2011

Major downside is washing area and bedroom are not separate. Booked for 3 adults/2 nights. Only supplied towels and mouth rinsing cups for two people. One plug socket per room. Upon arrival was not directed to restaurant facilities and was not given vouchers for nearby hotels facilities (saw others getting this talk and items when we were checking out). Very convenient location for NEC events. Minimal airport noise considering location. Good choice at breakfast buffet.

  • Stayed November 2011
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Frederic_Dumont, General Manager at Hotel ibis budget Birmingham Airport, responded to this review, 5 December 2011
Thank you very much for your review.
I’m delighted that you enjoyed your stay and we have noted all your comments.
As per Etap standard, we only provide 2 pillows, 2 towels and 2 glasses per room.
However, if you need extra linen or items during your stay, you are more than welcome to collect some from Reception at any time as we are open 24 hours.
I hope to see you again in the future.
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Frederic Dumont
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Reviewed 16 November 2011

The location of hotel is excellent :-)
Staff were excellent helpful & friendly :-)
Breakfast very convenient :-)
The room was very quiet & beds comfortable :-)
But probably time to re-decorate !
Overall brilliant value :-)
Will use the hotel on my next trip ;-)

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
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Frederic_Dumont, General Manager at Hotel ibis budget Birmingham Airport, responded to this review, 17 November 2011
Many thanks for posting your comments.
My team and I are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us.
We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
Kind regards,
Frederic Dumont
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Aberdeen
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Reviewed 16 November 2011

Stayed here a number of times due to fab location, comfy bed and great price when booked early enough. The worst thing about the simple overnight stay is the quality of the towels provided. Always clean, no question about that, but very poor quality - they are harsh, rough and tired. Thats the worst thing about the stay I can advise.

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Frederic_Dumont, General Manager at Hotel ibis budget Birmingham Airport, responded to this review, 17 November 2011
Thank you very much for your review.
I was pleased to read that you are staying with us regularly and enjoyed your stays.
We look forward to seeing you again in the near future.
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Property: Hotel ibis budget Birmingham Airport
Address: Ambassador Road | Birmingham International Airport, Solihull, Birmingham B26 3AW, England (Formerly Etap Hotel Birmingham Airport)
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Region: United Kingdom > England > West Midlands > Birmingham
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Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
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Ranked #52 of 117 Hotels in Birmingham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel ibis budget Birmingham Airport 2*
Number of rooms: 120
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ibis Budget Birmingham Airport (soon ibis budget) is a low-cost hotel located at Birmingham International Airport. Book this hotel for a short walk from the hotel to the Airport, or easy access to the NEC or LG Arena. The hotel has 120 modern guest rooms, each with en-suite shower, air cooling and flat screen TV. Our Fraiche food outlet serves a good value all you can eat breakfast buffet every morning, and snacks and drinks are available 24 hours a day. 100% non-smoking hotel. Free Wi-Fi throughout hotel in guest bedrooms & public areas. Discounted NCP car park available. ... more   less 
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