The Hilton Metropole is conference central - it is a huge hotel and there are always large conferences going on here, which they handle brilliantly well by the way. The rooms are smart and well cared for although there is always a little noise from with the road, the airport or the air conditioning if you are unfortunate to have a room overlokking the internal roof space as I did on this last visit. Leisure facilities are good - the pool is much larger than many others. Service is very good, the staff on reception are efficient and friendly. There is a large lounge area, mainly used for business meetings during the day with a handy, but expensive Costa Coffee concession (£3.60 for a medium sized tea). Food otherwise is ok, but not spectacular. The size of the hotel and the regularity of the large conferences means that the restaurant is a mass catering kind of arrangement - lots of buffet food, all of decent quality, but this is certainly not a restaurant where you are going to share an intimate conversation. The sound of the underlying hubbub in the lounge and food areas is powerful. Room service breakfast is most disappointing every time I stay. I have had overcooked scrambled egg on two visit and a vast plate of runbbery mushrooms. I'm not sure if the restaurant breakfast is any better but given the tray charge, room service shouldn't sugger. I think they could do a bit better with breakfast. However, overall, this is the best hotel on the Birmingham airport and NEC site in my view. It's location is fantastic.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hilton Birmingham Metropole is a well-connected and easily accessible Hotel in walking distance to Birmingham International Station linking to Birmingham Airport. Regular complimentary shuttle ensures guests will only be minutes from the airport and railway station. Park & Fly options are available at the hotel. With a great location next to the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) and LG Arena, it is an ideal choice for attending events and fairs and from 2015 attending the Resorts World Complex with Casino, shopping outlets and Cinema. The hotel provides superior leisure facilities onsite with Ocean Rooms Spa, LivingWell Health club featuring Fitness Room, Indoor heated pool, Sauna and Steam room. Food and Beverage Outlets include two restaurants and a 24 hour Lounge Bar, with Room Service available all day long. Free Wifi is available in Public Areas. For those travelling as a family, enjoy dedicated family rooms accommodating 2 adults and 2 children as well as children-friendly amenities and services. Easily accessible by rail, road and air networks , the hotel is at the hub that connects Birmingham International Airport and the International Railway station with the M42, M6 and M40. Birmingham City Centre and Regional attractions such as Warwick Castle, Cadbury World and Stratford-upon-Avon are easily accessible. The hotel is also largest accommodation and convention centre outside London with 790 guest rooms and suites, 33 flexible function rooms for meeting and events from 2 to 2,000 people and an experience team. This is where it all happens. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel Birmingham
- Birmingham Hilton