When we arrived it took 10 mins for someone to come to reception to speak to us, we decided to go to the loo whilst waiting, loos were dirty and there was no loo roll in any. Bad first impression from the start. It didn't get much better to be honest, we arrived after a long day of travelling to be told there would be no restaurant that evening, they could rustle us up a bar meal if we wanted, but there was a wedding taking place in the bar, not liking the idea of gate crashing and wanting a quiet evening meal we declined. Quite let down in the hotel for not warning us about the Wedding as we could have at least planned some where else to go.
Our room was quite a long walk from the main hotel area,. we had been allocated away from the wedding, which I thought was good. The corridors were all in desperate need of a good cobweb and a hoover though and they all smelt very damp. Our room was fairly clean, a bit of dust here and there and lamp shades were all a bit dirty and wonkey, but the bed was extremely comfy and bathroom was relatively modern in comparison to the 1970's bed room. Don't get me wrong, I like old, but when the carpet is stained all over and sun bleached and varnish no longer on furniture its not a good look. WiFi worked well as did the Tv which was a large wide screen. There was a very Strong air fresher somewhere in the room, having smelt the corridors it made me wonder what it was hiding.
Breakfast was served as a help yourself buffet, it was luke warm, nothing to shout about. Tea and coffee was already made up, you had to ask the waiting staff for a refill, I felt like a child at school 'please can I have some more tea'. The waiting staff looked tired and unenthusiastic, but were polite none the less.
The location of this hotel is great, not far at all from the town, we caught a bus from just outside, it took us not even 10 mins to get to The Bull Ring.
Overall I don't think we will be returning to this hotel unless it undergoes a bit of renovation, I like old fashioned, but to pay £85.00 fol old, dark, dirty and smell, I would rather go to a travel Lodge.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A warm welcome and traditional hospitality awaits guests at the Plough and Harrow Hotel Birmingham. Built in 1704, originally as a wayside inn, the hotel has over the centuries become steeped in history and is recalled by many as being one of the most popular places to stay in Birmingham during the last few decades. The red brick Victorian architecture of the original building together with the large garden, lawns and plentiful car parking serves to set the Plough & Harrow Hotel apart from other Birmingham hotels This 44 bedroom hotel brings a country house style to the city with an elegant lounge bar, a separate "pub" with over 25 gins & cocktails which also shows BT Sports, a restaurant & terrace overlooking the lawn. While staying at the hotel guests are within 1/2 mile of Broad Street, the NIA, ICC, Symphony Hall, the Botanical Gardens and Edgbaston Cricket Club as well as the shopping precinct & other attractions. ... more less
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