My partner and I felt that the hotel did not live up to expectations. I am no hotel snob, and get annoyed when people moan about budget hotels, as you get what you pay for- a bed for the night and a hot shower in the morning- but this is described as stylish and modern, with lots of extras so we were expecting a lot. In fact what we got was compariable to Travelodge. Had we known that it would have been of a similar standard, we would've stayed at a Travelodge and bought breakfast from a cafe, or taken cereal with us, which is what we would usually do. However, as we thought we would be staying somewhere "nice", we decided to treat ourselves. There were a good selection of pastries, toast, cereal, fruit etc which was very nice, but it was the only real difference between that and TL in our eyes so for us it was not worth paying the additional. The WiFi was free and we did use it, but more because it was there- we both have data included on our phone packages. Also at least Travelodge's beds are comfortable- ours was rock hard. I didn't feel the rooms were particularly stylish, the bathroom especially looked dated. Also, I feel the "All-Inclusive" promise is misleading as parking is charged at £12.00 a night. Fortunately I found a deal to get this free, had it not been, the cost of the room for the night would've come to £71.00. Overall, the room wasn't bad, apart from the bed but definately felt that the room was mis-sold, and made out to be far better than it really was.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A modern 3 star Hotel in a prime city centre location. The Ibis Styles Birmingham Centre (formerly Holiday Inn Express Birmingham City Centre)is 5 minute walk from Birmingham New Street Train Station and eight miles from Birmingham International Airport.The Hotel features 120 newly refurbished bedrooms with amenities including en suite facilities, air conditioning, satellite flat screen TV, free Wi Fi throughout all bedrooms and refreshment making facilities as standard. Easily accessible by major UK motorways (M6, M5, M40 and M42). The ideal place to meet and a great base for exploring the many attractions the Heart of England has to offer. Visit nearby attractions including Cadbury World, Sealife Centre and the historic Stratford upon Avon. The hotel is also excellently positioned within walking distance of the highly acclaimed Bullring Shopping Centre. The established in house restaurant offers a variety of traditional cuisine and after a busy day the relaxing environment of the lounge bar complements the experience of the Ibis Styles Birmingham Centre. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Express Birmingham City Centre Hotel Birmingham