This is the second time in recent months that I've stayed a Novotel. Overall, I find their rooms to be functional and comfortable, though not necessarily attractive. That said, as someone who travels with a number of electronic devices, the high number of accessible power sockets was much appreciated.
There seem to a lot of rooms with connecting doors here. Although, in the first room I was allocated, the connecting door was in a small lobby before the main bedroom area, I could still clearly hear the loud music/TV sound from the adjoining room.
The strength of this Novotel is the can-do attitude of its staff. The hot water in my bathroom wasn't very warm - and not noticed by me until late in the evening. But rather than reciting all the excuses in the book - as I've experienced elsewhere - once the duty manager had tested the temperature for himself, he quickly arranged for me to move to a new room on the same floor. The water there was much hotter and acceptable, though I still suspect the hot water here is provided at less than what is considered the norm for a maximum temperature.
Breakfast as OK and your standard fare, though - as I also recalled from my stay at another Novotel, the quality of the sausages was poor. For the second time, I found bits of bone in the meat, which is never a pleasant experience. If all UK Novotels use the same supplier, then I suggest this is raised with them.
If you need to be in the Brindley Place area of the city, then this hotel is on the quieter edge of this. But if you need to be in the heart of the old city centre - as I did - this is probably just about as far as you would want to be away. It's about a 10/15 minute walk to the edge of the central area, then another 10 minutes to reach the shopping/entertainment district.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Novotel Birmingham Centre is an AA rated 4 star hotel right in the centre of Birmingham. We are the first choice for a business trip or a holiday. For meetings, conferences and banquets, Meeting at Novotel offers a professional service to ensure your event runs smoothly and successfully. A short walk for the international Convention Centre, National indoor Arena and Brindley Place. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Novotel Birmingham Centre Hotel Birmingham
- Accor Birmingham Centre
- Birmingham Novotel