This hotel can be proud of its excellent rooms although the one we stayed in faced a VERY noisy building site which spoiled the stay for us I am sure most rooms have a pleasant outlook.
The spoiler was the disgusting food in the bar. We ordered a burger & fries for £14.95 - no really it WAS £14.95 and it was no joke. The burger bap was burned, the burger cooked to death and the fries shrivelled and vile. The 'piece de resistance' was the Chicken Stroganoff - dry chicken chunks in a grey sauce with (wait for it .........) sliced gherkins in it! Just hilarious until you have to stump up £12.95 for it!
Drinks were also very, very expensive and this really spoiled our stay. It's not as if you can stroll to another eatery nearby so that's where they trap you with their awful food.
My advice would be eat before you arrive and a word of caution about breakfast too........ A 40 minute queue which us laughable!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of England the Crowne Plaza Birmingham NEC offers a unique contemporary style and simple elegance on the doorstep of the NEC and within close proximity of Birmingham International Airport. Crowne Plaza Birmingham NEC offers a luxurious accommodation featuring air-conditioning, high speed Internet access (subject to an additional charge) and TV with movies on demand. A fashionable bar and Pendigo's Restaurant is also available for all residents and non-residents. With 11 custom-designed meeting and banqueting suites, Crowne Plaza Birmingham NEC has the flexibility to host events of many shapes and sizes. Set in landscaped grounds overlooking Pendigo Lake, Crowne Plaza Birmingham NEC is only 5 minutes walk from the National Exhibition Centre and NEC Arena, 5 minutes drive from Birmingham International Airport and International Train Station, 10 miles from Birmingham City Centre and within easy reach of major UK motorways (M5, M6, M40 and M42).WI-FI Internet Access is available in all meeting rooms, bar and the restaurant. We also have very reasonable Park and Fly packages packages available. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Crowne Plaza Birmingham
- Birmingham Crowne Plaza