We stayed for one night to go to the NEC as we thought it was handy, we pulled up in the car to find the carpark full, there were people sitting on the steps outside with no tops on drinking Lager, we managed to struggle past them up the stairs with our case to find a queue to check in. I booked a room with Breakfast, I was told by the receptionist that I had not paid for breakfast, I asked her to check again, she confirmed I had not paid for Breakfast, I thought that to be strange as I always book a breakfast when booking. Went to the bar and waited 15 minutes to be served, overpriced starbucks and a pint of crap beer, there seemed to be people there who had been dumped by the airline due to a delay. The room was fine, the bed was uncomfortable for us it was far too soft, apart from that it was fine. I left the hotel at 10.30 am without Breakfast and came home, I went onto my emails to find I HAD paid for Breakfast, I phoned the hotel to be greeted By "The Manager" Victoria who shouted down that I had used an illegal site to book the room, I told her to stop shouting at me and she replied that she was a naturally loud person lol it just gets better, I said to her "If it is an illegal site, how have you let me stay and why have you taken the money from an illegal site"??? The site is GETAROOM.com I have never had a problem with them before and we travel a few times a month, she then told me I had not paid for breakfast but she would refund me anyway, to be honest I am not that hard up for the price of 2 breakfasts so I told her to forget it as I had spent enough time being screeched at, BUT there might have been someone who was on a very tight budget, maybe they wouldn't afford the £14.99 for a breakfast which was the price written on the board outside the breakfast room, I remember that because we laughed at the idea of such a dump of a hotel charging that much, I am so glad I have booked a different hotel for out next stay before flying from Birmingham, I would never stay there again even for free....
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Holiday Inn Birmingham Airport Hotel is located just minutes from Jct 6 of the M42, & is only 1.5 mile from Birmingham International Airport & Birmingham International Train Station with easy access to the revitalized Birmingham city centre.The hotel enjoys close proximity (1.5 mile) to National Exhibition Centre (NEC).Holiday Inn Birmingham Airport is a contemporary upscale hotel which offers modern bedrooms with High Speed Internet Access,and Wifi in public areas and conference rooms. The hotel offers a wide range of conference and meeting facilities that can accommodate up to 170 people.With a wide range of food experiences, light modern dishes from The Flight Bar and a fine dining experience in The Grill Room Restaurant created by award winning Chef 'Marcus Renzi'. Alternativley treat yourself to our In Room Dining available 24 hrs a day.Holiday Inn Birmingham Airport offers Airport Parking both onsite and offsite at very competitive rates. Either flying for business or leisure, you can benefit from our Park and Go packages which include one night's accommodation and car parking for up to 15 days with airport transfers. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Birmingham Airport Hotel Birmingham
- Birmingham Holiday Inn