I stayed at the Hilton Metropole in 2014 with three other friends for a convention. We stayed in a family room, which had one double bed and a sofa bed. The name 'Hilton' has quite a reputation, so we expected a little more out of the room as far as the size of the room went, but it was clean and everything looked neat and as we would really only be sleeping there and maybe skipping upstairs a few times a day, this was no problem. Although the hotel was kind enough of let 4 adults stay in the family room, it is clear that the sofa bed was intended for children. The mattress is very thin and even I woke up in the middle of the night because the springs were hurting my side (and I only weight 53kg). The regular bed was heaven! We switched beds the last night and I slept like a baby. The bathroom, again, wasn't very big, but big enough and I liked the shower. When we realised there were only three towels, cups etc., we asked reception and they immediately sorted that out for us and made sure all four of us had towels and such. Breakfast was good, too, plenty of choice: cereals, buns, fruit, yoghurt, muesli, you name it. They have a swimming pool and I believe other facilities, but we didn't have time to use them so can't comment on that. The bar is great, it has some delicious snacks which - for a hotel - aren't expensive. Free WiFi, too (in/around the lounge)!
The NEC is within walking distance, but you can also use the free shuttle service they provide. You can grab something to eat/drink at the airport or NEC, if you don't want to spend the money at the Hilton.
All in all, I was very satisfied with our stay, especially since it gave us the freedom to attend the convention without having to worry about things we would need, as we could just run upstairs if we needed anything. The service was great and the staff were very friendly. Definitely going back next year, though I'll probably go for the double room so I can sleep in the comfy bed every night ;)
- 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