When myself and two colleagues arrived at the Ibis Holloway Circus on Monday 23rd June 2014 two off us started singing the theme tune to "Prisoner Cell Block H" as the electric gates opened up to the secure car park. I said it looks a bit like Butlin's .... two storey with veranda walkways.
When we checked in the handsome young man on the reception desk could not have been more helpful. He was astute, polite and friendly. Well done that man ... great first impressions count.
The rooms were in the first block on the upper floor overlooking the car park.
Opening the door to a small vestibule area and then to a well laid out sleeping area with a built in wardrobe, bedside cabinets, table area, 28" Philips LCD TV, Kettle / tea / coffee, a good bed with white linen bedding and a good mattress topper.
The bathroom was well laid out with a bath / over shower, sink and loo - al very clean .... the soap dispensers were full and of a good quality. White fluffy cotton towels.
The hotel is situated about a ten minute walk to the city centre which has the usual array off shops, restaurants and bars.
The O2 Academy is at the end off the street - so this would be a great location for gigging .. whether you are part of the tour or a fan.
For me the only thing that was annoying were the brightly lit walkways outside the bedroom window with fluorescent lighting .. it is a bit over the top as the light comes through the windows.
The room was quiet and comfortable.
Check out in the morning again was polite, courteous and welcoming ... well done to the young woman on reception.
Would I stay there again? Yes with no problem.
Would I recommend the hotel? Yes 100%
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The ibis Birmingham Centre Irving Street is in the city centre, 700 m from the train station. Easily accessible from the M6, M1 and M42 motorways, it is 10 min on foot from the international convention centre, the National Indoor Arena and the Symphony Hall.30 min by car from the National Exhibition Centre, it has 51 rooms and an intimate restaurant, a bar offering snacks 24 hours 7 days, a terrace and free parking. Wireless Internet access for business guests. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ibis Birmingham Holloway Circus Hotel Birmingham
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