AVOID if you don't want to be ripped off for parking - unbelievable. It's at the NEC, you can hardly walk or take a cab from a far away destination.
DON'T hold your event here - lots of very fed up guests from the ceremony because of the crazy parking fee.
I only came here for an evening award ceremony and was told that the car park barriers would be up as I left. I am a female, travelling alone and do not live nearby so had driven a long way. When I came to leave after a few hours, security refused to raise the barrier and wanted me to go back and pay and that it was £10 (minimum!!!). I called the reception from the car, same argument and told me to 'find the person who advised me' - this in a hotel packed with people arriving for Crufts and for an awards ceremony..!!! I was told to go back to reception (evening do, remember, posh dress, high heels) where of course, no parking. Eventually made it to the desk where the concierge was very polite and asked me to go to reception, where finally the receptionist was very helpful indeed. The whole palaver added another hour onto my time there and all I wanted to do was cry and leave as it was very late by the time I was let out.
How can the hotel justify charging guests this rate, for an evening event? Don't hold your event here!!!!
- 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