On arrival, at the entrance of the car park we were told that there are no more spaces. We entered anyway, as this was the main reason we booked there, to park close to the NEC. We did manage to find a space, and it was indeed only a 6-7 min walk from the NEC.
The other reason was the pool; we wanted to have a relaxing swim. The pool was OK, it helped that it was late Saturday evening and there were very few people using it.
The (twin) room of decent size, with a rather uninspiring view of the car park. Shower facilities were OK. However, there was a sensor of some sort in the room which was clicking constantly, so I had to use earplugs in order to sleep!
We had dinner at the buffet, and although the food was good, there is little to be said about the service. We had almost finished the first course when our wine finally arrived. Breakfast was more organised all together, good variety and quality, too.
We used points to complement payment, so overall this was good value for us, and we had a pleasant stay. I would easily stay again, but if I had to pay full price, I would also try the Crown Plaza which is around the corner.
- 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