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“Comfortable, ideal for Broad Street”

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Hilton Garden Inn Birmingham Brindleyplace
Ranked #26 of 118 Hotels in Birmingham
Tamworth, United Kingdom
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“Comfortable, ideal for Broad Street”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2010

I often stop at this hotel, but haven't actually put review in until now. I usually only put reviews in for hotels which fail to meet good standards, and so by the fact that I've never complained about this one, it means it's fine, and so I thoguht that on balance i should put some good reviews in for hotels who have done well.

The rooms are comfortable, standard size, modern clean bathrooms (though a little on the small side) but only have a shower, no bath. Nice "White" range of toiletries too.

The rooms are clean, modern, and have an TV with built in DVD player. We sometimes take our own films to watch or you can borrow some complementary films from reception too. Just a word of caution though, they are "Mac's" and so for people who like me aren't familiar with them, I'd suggest you get someone to show you the controls. The first time we stayed there we didn't know how to eject the DVD as there were no buttons on it or the remote, the 2nd time we couldn't find the power switch and thought it was broken. And the 3rd time there was a glitch and it has to be restarted, but these are just minor things mainly brough about because I'm not a Mac user.

I like a few of the little touches like the fact that you get wine glasses and tumblers in the room as opposed to many that just give you you tumblers in the bathroom! The other thing I've noticed here time & time again is that you DON'T get disturbed by guests in other rooms, they seem to be well sound proofed.

All in all I like this hotel, and will be stopping there again at the end of this month.

The only down side to this hotel is that it can sometimes be very pricey, and sometimes they offer good rates. When it's pricey i stop elsewhere, when it's a reasonable rate I choose to stay here. It may be a supply & demand thing, I don't know, but sometimes saturday nights here are cheap and sometimes very expensive.

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2010

Just ok - much like a premier inn but with an Apple tv. Tiny rooms with even tinier bathrooms! A plus is the location which means all the attractions are within walking distance. Parking is £12 for 24 hours which is fairly typical of inner city hotels. The service at this hotel is fairly awful though - evening meal was a shambles with a lot of young in-experienced waiting staff - breakfast was even worse - you are crammed in to tables so tightly that you can't really get up to the buffet, you get no tea unless you ask about 5 times and the food is average at best.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled with friends
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2010

Good location in city centre of Birmingham.

Rooms of the consistent City Inn brand quality (exactly what you want!), reception staff helpful & efficient, room service excellent.

As with other City Inns you can expect a very clean, well designed room, with an iMAC (means you can browse the internet as well as watch TV / watch DVDs / play CDs / listen to radio), a hairdryer, iron & ironing board, adjustable aircon, a minibar/fridge, a table/chair as well as a desk to work at. Bed 2 single mattresses attached together but comfortable &"feels clean" with decent white cotton bedlinen. Bathroom spotless with a great power shower.

Have used room service in this and other City Inns and the quality of service as well as quality of food was excellent and well presented.

Didn't dine in restuarant here but menu seemed the same as other City Inns (good range of dishes).

A good hotel - only "gripe" was the high price (as was found all over Birmingham that week since there were lots of conferences on in the City and price seemed inflated compared to other City Inns) - £150 for B & B.

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled on business
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2010

Rooms sizeable, small bathroom.

A/C could not be adjusted properly so melted overnight.

Tends to fill up with club goers at weekends, so was a little noisy at one point - however, hotel acted promptly and sorted it with the guests in question.

Would definately stay again - great location and good value for money.

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled as a couple
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Dale City, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2010

This hotel was exceptional, very nice, staff was great, no complaints

Stayed February 2007, travelled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2010

I selected the City Inn based on the previous trip adviser reviews and was impressed that the hotel lived up to expectations. This was the first time I had stayed at a City inn and would certainly recommend.

Great location just off Broad Street so handy for the many restaurants and attractions near by. But also set back in a quiet square, so no noise to contend with.

Staff were pleasant, efficient and helpful. Rooms were comfortable, modern and it was great to have access to DVD library, in room computer facilities. Nice selection of food at breakfast.

Fitness room is very small, although the equipment is modern and well maintained.

Limited parking at the hotel however there is a public carpark within 1 minutes walk and the hotel offers discounted tickets (approx £11 for a day).

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled as a couple
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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2010

This is a modern hotel, clean and fresh. It's also near to lots of eating places so you're spoilt for choice there.
The room is an average size with ensuite bathroom, although I think they all come with showers rather than baths (I love baths, so this was a downside!).
The biggest benefit of the room was that it comes with an iMac, so you get unlimited internet access as well as TV.
The only drawback really was breakfast. Although they do lay on a buffet spread, it's all quite cheap and cheerful. You don't get individual cafetieres of coffee, the bread is dire and there wasn't much in the way of cereals to choose from. I ended up walking to the nearby branch of Eat where you can get fresh coffee, porridge and decent pastries.

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled on business
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Property: Hilton Garden Inn Birmingham Brindleyplace
Address: 1 Brunswick Square, Birmingham B1 2HW, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > West Midlands > Birmingham > Ladywood
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#12 Luxury Hotel in Birmingham
#14 Family Hotel in Birmingham
#14 Business Hotel in Birmingham
#26 Romantic Hotel in Birmingham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Hilton Garden Inn Birmingham Brindleyplace 4*
Number of rooms: 238
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A Stylish hotel in Birmingham City Centre Hilton Garden Inn Birmingham Brindleyplace is ideally located in the Brindleyplace Development, home of great leisure, dining and entertainment venues. This Birmingham hotel is one of the closest hotels to the Barclaycard Arena and is only five minutes' walk from the International Convention Centre and the Symphony Hall. Settle in to an inviting guest room with a range of amenities for work and relaxation. Watch the 42-inch HDTV and keep in touch with complimentary WiFi. Prepare for a busy day with a delicious breakfast - choose from our extensive buffet and cooked-to-order eggs to accompany our homemade American waffles. Perfect for a relaxing meal, City Café also serves internationally inspired cuisine for lunch and dinner. Unwind after a busy day over cocktails at Brindley Lounge or pick up snacks, drinks, and travel essentials at the Pavilion Pantry. It's easy to maintain your exercise regimen with our complimentary fitness centre. Host a meeting or social event for up to 120 guests in our flexible meeting space. Our dedicated team will help plan your event and arrange tempting onsite catering. ... more   less 
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