I chose this hotel based on its proximity to the Bull Ring shopping centre and to Birmingham New Street station - in both regards this is a really great hotel. Literally minutes from both in what was a quiet street the hotel provided a perfect base camp for a shopping trip.
First impressions of the hotel weren't great if I am honest. I had booked the room through the hotels own site, but when I tried to check in they tried to make me pay for two double rooms rather than the one I had booked - luckily I had brought my booking confirmation with me so the receptionist did back down (though it was reluctantly done). The same lacklustre impression met me when we entered our room - to put it simply it was very dated. The ceiling reminded me of one from my school and looked rather dingy and the walls could also have done with a lick of fresh paint whilst the bathroom, though very generously sized, was also in need of modernisation.
Once you get passed the décor this was a pleasant place to stay. The bed was really comfortable (though only two pillows - I have kind of grown accustomed to double beds in hotels having four pillows), whilst the shower was surprisingly excellent considering how old it looks. When booking I had requested a quiet room and I don't know if that was adhered to or if we just got lucky but this was an exceptionally quiet room. The only noise (apart from other guests) came from the lift and from the next rooms extraction fan in the bathroom.
Now I have mentioned the lift I would warn you that this is an old lift. As in you have to close the inner door to use it old. I am sure it is perfectly sound but it does seem a tad rickety if you use it!
If you are going to Birmingham and are looking for somewhere really close to the station and the shopping centre this definitely fits the bill and I would stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Traditional Comfort Inn Birmingham City Centre is situated in prime position adjacent to Birmingham's New Street Train Station, With regular connections to the NEC and Birmingham's International Airport, the ICC, NIA and Symphony Hall are all within walking distance, you truly are in the heart of the City! The Famous Bullring centre is a 2 minutes walk away with all its major stores, with a wealth of restaurants, bars, theatres and attractions to suit every taste on our doorstep. The Comfort Inn makes for the perfect place to stay for both the business and leisure traveller. 40 well appointed en-suite bedrooms which are brightly decorated and comfortable, each with television, telephone, Wifi, trouser press and tea/coffee making facilities. The Station Bar is relaxed with large screen TV (Sky Sports) , light bars snacks & drink promotions not to be missed! The traditional Breakfast room offers both continental and Full English Breakfast which is freshly cooked to order.. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Comfort Inn Birmingham Hotel Birmingham
- Birmingham Comfort Inn