This is a huge conference and meeting hotel in a lovely setting. Don’t be fooled it is a way out of Birmingham and actually nearer to Solihull. Although it is busy, because of the rural setting it actually feels quite tranquil; the views from most of the windows are of parkland and a lake that was actually being fished on Sunday morning.
I arrived at Birmingham airport and got a cab to the hotel, only a few minutes away, schoolboy error as I didn’t know there was a free courtesy bus, (note to self take more notice of the posts on TA). I checked in at the Exec lounge on the 5th floor, very quick and efficient, and was given a lovely exec room, clean & bright with plenty of space. It also had a window that opened wide enough to get some air in so I didn’t need to use the air con. The bathroom was clean and spacious with a separate shower beautiful big towels and all the toiletries that you would expect from a Hilton. I actually forgot my toothbrush, when I requested one a dental kit was brought straight up to me. I slept very well with none of the disturbance one would expect from a very big busy hotel.
I had a couple of drinks in the bar, usual Hilton prices, although I didn’t eat the bar food looked very good. The service in the bar was friendly and discreet.
Before breakfast which I took in the Exec lounge I had a swim. The pool is huge and very well maintained. Although there were children’s swimming lessons happening there was still a part of the pool sectioned off for lane swimming. The breakfast in the lounge was very good with the usual array of fruit, yoghurts cold meat etc, there was also hot eggs, bacon, sausages and mushrooms.
One small niggle I had to keep going up and down to reception as my door key never worked, I advised the receptionist that there must be a problem with it, she apologised and said it would be looked into. There was also some drinks charged to my bill before I had even checked in, that was rectified immediately.
I was in the area to visit family so I didn’t spend too much time in the hotel but the time I did spend was very enjoyable
- 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