I stayed at this hotel for 2 weeks on business during June 2014. The rooms are very spacious with en-suite and are cleaned daily to a good standard. The staff make the effort to be friendly at all times. I ate from the bar menu one night choosing the Mediterranean platter, it was very tasty and my only slight gripe would be that it was on the menu for 2 people at £18, I asked to have a half portion for one person but this was refused. I still ordered and really enjoyed it but did have to waste quite a lot of it :-( even though the hotel is located on a busy road the rooms are very quiet and have brilliant black out curtains which were a real bonus for me. The rooms have hairdryer, iron etc so everything you need and wifi has great coverage if you borrow a wifi adaptor which easily plugs in.
During my stay I was awoken at 5.24am by the fire alarm - the loudest alarm I have ever heard in my life so it certainly served its purpose!! I dressed and exited quickly down the fire escape staircase as did around 50 other guests. Now came the bad part in my opinion - no staff arrived to speak to guests, act as fire marshals or give any information whatsoever for 15mins, at which time one solitary gentleman walked around very quietly with a piece of paper asking for people's room numbers. We were outside for just under 40 mins and at no point whatsoever did staff give us any information or reassurance. I may have been a little more sensitive to the process as I was taking part in a health and safety/ fire course during my stay but really feel there could have been improvements to the process. A few pointers to add - the fire door on level 1 next to room 104 is damaged and needs replacing, the service ducts are surrounded by water fire extinguishers - useless for an electric fire without causingfurther serious problems. Please change the battery in the front reception clock it was showing the wrong time for the whole 3 weeks of the period I stayed!! Little basics that would get you a much higher rating! Overall thank you very much for your hospitality a good hotel.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Plough And Harrow Birmingham
- Hotel Plough And Harrow