I found this Hotel & it seemed perfectly placed for my partner to do some shopping in the Bullring, etc. While I attended a meeting on Saturday about 2 miles away.
Bad choice I have to say, although ideal for the shopping aspect I expected luxury or very close to it for the £290 I spent for 2 nights, (Friday & Saturday) then there was an additional £20 per night for parking which is quite obviously a RIP OFF as your car is taken to the local Snow Hill Station around the corner by whoever happens to be on reception at the time & the person that took mine stalled it twice before going anywhere, my heart was in my mouth! Snow Hill station car park is probably something like £5 for all day under normal circumstances!
Back to the Hotel, the room was big, but the floor creaked & cracked & squeaked! the bathroom was spacious with a nice bath & large powerful shower area but was poorly lit making it difficult to see to shave, etc.
The room was also dimly lit too, so there was no advantage to trying to see to shave in there either.
Due to the location of our room, first floor & to the side & where I can only presume the kitchens were underneath it was extemely noisy through most of Friday night & into the early hours of Saturday morning with some kind of fan or air conditioning unit working loudly somewhere, then to really add insult to injury the bottle collection/binmen came at 06:30 on both Saturday & Sunday morning!
Me & my partner are not real drinkers (Thankfully, due to the price at this place!!) however we did decide to try a nightcap after our Saturday night stroll out, after we had chosen to eat somewhere else. So upon entering the rather dingy bar or 'bubbles' lounge or whatever they called it we were absoutely astounded at the prices! i.e. 2 single vodkas & a bottle of diet coke between us came to the sum of £11.10, I do believe, (although as I say we are not Pub regulars) my nearest Pub charge something like £4.40 with coke from a soda stream type device behind the Bar.
Anyway, all in all to sum up although the staff were pleasant enough this place was definately not my cup of tea & my pertner did point out we would have been better off in a Travel Lodge as there was nothing in this hotel that a Travel Lodge couldn't supply & at a fraction of the cost!
Shall not return I'm afraid.
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