I have stayed here on a couple of occasions, most recently NYEve 2008. The hotel was formerly a hospital and the building has retained its character following renovation. Both times I have stayed in a King Deluxe room overlooking the front of the hotel (I have benefited from an on-line offer which is good value for money). This room had massive proportions, all modern amenities you would expect, ie mini-bar, safe etc and a huge bathroom with both a walk-in shower and a roll-top bath. Check-in/out was a smooth and swift process and the hotel staff generally were pleasant and helpful.
The only slight negative I experienced was breakfast service which was very slow in taking our order (although the food arrived swiftly once it was taken) and we had to ask several times for the basics, ie coffee, toast, butter. This was not the case, however, on my previous stay at the hotel so perhaps it was just a blip.
I have dined in the restaurant on a couple of occasions and enjoyed both the food and the service (particularly the wine recommendations/tastings!) If staying elsewhere in Birmingham the hotel bars (there are 2; 1 below ground, the other on the ground floor) are still worth a visit. They stock a wide range of wine and cocktails and have nice comfy sofas for after shopping or on an evening out.
As to location, the hotel is close to the shops (a few minutes to the newish Bullring/Selfridges development) and approx 15 min walk to the Broad Street area (renowned for its many bars and restaurants) but there are a number of decent places in the surrounding streets (try Opus restaurant www.opusrestaurant.co.uk )
Definitely worth a visit.
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